People say I have a “healing touch.” Am I naturally attuned to Reiki?

Q: People say I have a “healing touch.” Am I naturally attuned to Reiki?

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A: Many people have natural healing abilities. It’s something we are all capable of to some degree. Also some of us are naturally more intuitive than others, and the rest of us can learn to strengthen our intuitive abilities through practice.

Reiki is a specific method of energy healing. It has a certain frequency. While Life Force Energy, the energy that animates us all, is a wide-band kind of energy with many ways to access it, Reiki is one of many techniques for tuning in. Think of Life Force Energy as being all of the radio stations that are out there. If you are attuned to Reiki, you can tune in to the Reiki channel and play it clearly whenever you want to.

Your radio may naturally play a similar station to the Reiki channel. That’s okay, it’s great, in fact! But it’s not Reiki, so you can’t say you’re attuned to Reiki. Being attuned to Reiki requires an energy transfer from one at the Master level of Reiki, which connects you permanently to the source of Reiki energy.

So why would you want to be attuned to Reiki if you have natural healing ability? There are a couple of reasons to consider becoming attuned and trained in Reiki if you are a “natural healer.”

1. Being attuned and trained in Reiki will give you some structure – a deliberate, intentional way to “turn on” the energy and direct it. Your natural healing ability may turn on and off for you without your conscious direction, or you may not be able to access it whenever you want to. Learning Reiki can help you find the “on” switch that works every time. It gives you techniques for directing it that will be consistent for you.

2. You may find that learning Reiki helps strengthen your natural abilities further. Adding channels to your radio gives you versatility and also more tools for your toolbox. Maybe someone’s energy resonates better with the Reiki frequency than what you have been using. Or maybe in combination, Reiki and your natural skills can do even more good for yourself or others.

3. Learning Reiki gives you a way to strengthen your intuition. Through regular practice, you become more intuitive in many ways. This can be useful for you to discover the potential of your healing abilities, and your path in life. Being intuitive helps you make decisions, sense the needs of others, and become aware of the ways in which you are guided towards your best life.

So being a natural healer is wonderful. Being attuned to Reiki requires an attunement from a Reiki Master.

With that said, I do believe it is possible to “self-attune” to Reiki. However, it’s as hard as trying to find a radio station when you don’t know where on the dial it is, or what it’s supposed to sound like. Instead of going through that kind of effort, getting attuned is like being tuned to that station directly from one who knows where it is and can help you find it whenever you want immediately. It’s much faster and easier!

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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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