Attunements are the very core of the Usui method of natural healing that makes this system unique from other systems of healing. Universal life force energy flows through every living thing. However, through a series of initiations, a Reiki Master will transmit this energy in an amplified state to the student, thus opening a channel within them through which the energy can flow in its purest form.
The attunements are very precise and can only be transmitted by a Reiki Master, who has been trained to carry them out. The levels or degrees have been designed around the attunements and an individual’s ability to take on the energy amplification received in the initiation.