Reiki Levels Explained: Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master

Certification in Reiki in a process that goes through three main levels. At each level, Reiki students learn about different aspects of Reiki and go through an attunement process from a Certified Reiki Master teacher.  

I wanted to break down each Reiki level to help you understand the basics -- and outline how you can become a Certified Reiki practitioner or Reiki Master. Let's walk through Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master. 

Reiki I 

Reiki I is the introduction to Reiki and its magic. At this level, you'll learn about the history, origins, and basics of Reiki. The main focus of Reiki I is to learn how to utilize Reiki energy for yourself.

Students also go through an attunement process from the Reiki Master. The attunement helps you open up your body and mind to allow Reiki energy to flow through you. It removes blockages and shifts your energy to be more open to receive the flow of Reiki energy by focusing on opening up the crown chakra. 

Reiki II 

In the second level of Reiki -- Reiki II -- the focus is on using Reiki energy to help others. There's another attunement in this level performed by a Reiki Master. This second level attunement helps Reiki students to open up the flow of Reiki energy to flow and helps others. The level two attunement puts a focus on opening up the heart chakra. 

In Level II, Reiki students learn about Reiki symbols that help magnify and direct Reiki energy to maximize its benefits. From the symbols you're learn how to protect yourself from negative energy, balance energy, and send Reiki long distance. 

After Reiki I and Reiki II level certifications are completed, you are able to start offering Reiki sessions as a service. 

Reiki Master

 The Reiki Master level is to strive for if you would like to teach others about Reiki. There's a master level attunement and a focus on teaching the uses of Reiki to others. 

Reaching the Master level is also viewed as a deep dedication to the craft of Reiki.