Is it hard to learn Reiki?

Q: Is it hard to learn Reiki?

A: Anyone can learn Reiki.  (My children, ages 4, 7, 9 and 11 all are attuned to Reiki and use it on themselves and each other daily.) Although anyone can receive Reiki, a person who wishes to give himself or others Reiki need first be attuned by a Reiki Master. An attunement is a simple shift in one’s energy to open the ability to bring in the energy for him or herself. A person attuned to Reiki is able to call the energy to flow through him or her to another person or an intention (i.e. clearing the energy of a room, healing a trauma from the past, sending positive energy to manifest a goal, speeding healing, emotional balance, shedding negative energy, etc.) Attunements can be given in person, or via distance, with equal effectiveness. Most important is to find a good teacher who will guide you in feeling and working with the energy.

Comments: You don’t need any special ability to learn Reiki, and in fact, you could attune yourself to Reiki, although it would be more difficult than learning and being attuned from one who is at the Master level of Reiki. Think of your intuition like a giant radio. Reiki is one station, one frequency. You can meditate, and try to find that specific channel – that “Reiki station” yourself, although with all of the noise and other channels out there, you may miss it, or at least it would take a lot of effort and time. An attunement from a Reiki Master will tune your intuition to the right channel for you, helping you easily and immediately bring in the specific frequency of Reiki energy by intention.

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About Reiki Awakening

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development ( Alice is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice maintains a local Reiki practice as an Associate at Insight Learning and Wellness Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, she has authored eBooks in Distance Healing and Energetic Protection, as well as specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice spent a year volunteering at The Cleveland Clinic offering Reiki to patients and staff, and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network ( She will teach Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY (August 2013), and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category Reiki by Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki. As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners. Receive Reiki, order pendulums, energy charged stones, and more by visiting Alice at
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