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Although the phrase “Reiki psychic attunement” is sometimes used to describe the process by which one comes to be “attuned” to Reiki energy, the energy is not a psychic force. It is not the power of the mind that we use when we practice Reiki healing.

Using the term “Reiki psychic attunement” seems, in my opinion at least, to imply that Reiki is similar to telepathy, ESP or “mind reading”. Although some people may have psychic abilities and the belief in psychic abilities is fairly common, there is no real place for these abilities in modern medicine. On the other hand, doctors, nurses and other health care practitioners have come to accept the effectiveness of Reiki therapy and other forms of healing touch.

The word psychic refers to powers of the human mind. Reiki is a word used to describe the energy or life force that surrounds and infuses all living things. That life force energy has different names in different countries and cultures. It traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes the commonly accepted practice of acupuncture, the energy is called chi.

A good definition for Reiki practice is similar to the rough translation of the word Ayurveda; knowledge of life. Those of us who practice Reiki are not psychics. We have simply expanded our knowledge of life and the way the human body works.

Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Reiki therapy are all classified, in the United States, as forms of complementary and alternative medicine. Reiki is considered “energy medicine”, akin to magnet therapy and biofeedback.

So, even though some people may refer to it as a Reiki Psychic Attunement, Reiki does not really belong in the category of “psychic phenomena”. Being psychic implies that one has some extraordinary power to sense things that others cannot.

Most people who use Reiki energy do not claim to have any paranormal or extrasensory powers. They have simply learned the proper placement and positioning of the hands to “feel” and “use” the power of Reiki energy and pass the energy along to others. Anyone can learn to use Reiki. No special abilities are required.

The technique that some healers use to “sense” pain or illness may appear to be psychic in nature, but when one becomes “attuned” (which simply means the natural tendency to be aligned with the universal life force) the warmth of the energy can be “felt” with the hands.

We become accustomed to the way the energy should feel as it flows through various points of the body (referred to as chakras). When there is an illness, something is “out of alignment”, so to speak, and we can feel the change in the energy flow. There is nothing psychic about it.

Note; there are some people who say that Reiki attunements have improved or increased their psychic abilities, but not everyone has this experience.

Whether you want to call it a Reiki psychic attunement or just a Reiki attunement, at least you are interested in learning a healing art that can literally change your life for the better.

Patsy Hamilton was a health care professional for over twenty years before becoming a health writer. Currently she is writing a series of articles about Reiki energy, which she has used to improve her own health and the health of her family members. To learn more about Reiki, please visit Understanding Reiki.com.

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