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What is Reiki 3?

By Page Coleman
Updated May 17, 2024
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In most Reiki traditions, Reiki 3 is the level at which the student learns Master techniques. These techniques may be for achieving master practitioner or master teacher status. In certain traditions, additional Reiki symbols and attunements are given to the student during Reiki 3 training.

Many traditions offer three levels of Reiki training. In level 1, students learn how sense universal energy and to focus universal energy to heal themselves. The ability to channel energy to apply to circumstances, animals, and people is covered in level 2 training.

A student who has achieved Reiki 3 should have sufficient skills to conduct healing sessions with multiple recipients. Receiving the master level attunement of Reiki 3 allows the practitioner to attune others, so the student can now serve as a master teacher. Not all practitioners wish to teach, and many are fulfilled by healing others. Consequently, the training for Reiki 3 is often divided into two sub-categories, one that focuses on training for practitioners, and one that focuses on training for teachers.

Reiki is a spiritual energy healing modality believed to be rediscovered by Dr. Usai in Japan during the 1800s. The practice is based on the concept that universal energy, which is found everywhere, can be detected and worked with to promote healing. The use of secret symbols given to students by their master teacher is an important feature in some traditional Reiki practices. As the practice of Reiki has evolved numerous variations, or reiki traditions, have emerged.

Those who are interested in learning to become a Reiki 3 practitioner may find courses at a local college, learn from a teaching master, or may also choose online training. There are number of types of Reiki to choose from, reflecting the multitude of traditions. Students may wish to research which tradition best suits their needs and goals.

As a part of a Reiki session, the practitioner will usually discuss a client’s reasons for seeking treatment, and will review the Reiki process so the client knows what to expect. The client may be asked to lie on her back or front. With client permission, very light and respectful touch may be used in Reiki procedures. Through the use of light, energetic touch as well as the tradition’s symbols, the practitioner will work with universal energy to encourage physical, spiritual, or mental healing. Most people find receiving Reiki healing sessions to be very relaxing.

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