FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A REIKI ATTUNEMENT?
A Reiki attunement is an initiation ritual for students of the system of Reiki. The ritual's action is two-fold 1. a sense of re-connection to one's true self and 2. a clearing of meridians allowing the student to conduct more energy through the body. It gives people tools to re-connect to their original nature and heal themselves.
The ability to administer Reiki is transferred to the student by a Reiki master (teacher) during the attunement process. During the attunement, the student's chakras and energy pathways are adjusted by the REI or God-Consciousness and links the student to the Reiki source. The Reiki master is simply a channel for the attunement energy flowing from a Higher Power, adjusting itself to be exactly right for each student. Students report different experiences - mystical experiences involving personal messages, visions, opening of third eye, etc. Some report simply a feeling of peace.
There are 3 levels of attunement:
REIKI I attunement benefits the physical body in opening it up to channel Reiki energy. The student is then able to treat themselves and others in close proximity.
REIKI II attunement benefits the subtle (or energy) bodies. This attunement increases the student's energy vibration. The student is then able to send Reiki to another at a distance with the same effectiveness as if they were in one another's presence.
REIKI Master/Teacher - attunement is given to students who have completed Reiki I and II and want to teach and attune others into Reiki.
HEALING VS CURING
Healing is not the same as curing. Western medicine is focused on curing (medication, surgery, etc); energy medicine focuses on healing - coming into balance within ourselves, the world around us and the Divine. Healing embraces the whole (body and soul). "It is an active process that includes investigating one's attitudes, memories and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevent emotional and spiritual recovery" (Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Anatomy of the Spirit). Healing begins with the repair of emotional injuries, bringing about a state of well being, creating peace and wholeness. Healing may or may not eliminate disease.
SACRED CEREMONY; DESPACHO AND FIRE
WHAT IS A DESPACHO?
Creating a Despacho is the primary healing practice of Andean medicine men and women. It is the practice of making offerings to the mountain spirits (Apus), Mother Earth (Pachamama), and other spirits of nature in reciprocity, reverence and thanksgiving. It is an act of love and reminder of the connections we share with all beings, elements, spirits and sacred places. At the deepest level it is an opportunity to enter into the essential unity of all things, the living energy of the universe.
K'intu: The most important act of making a despacho is breath; active prayer engaging the sacred; our open dialogue with Spirit/The Divine. Prayer is our vision and elicits memory. We imprint a k'intu with our breath and prayer. A k'intu is formed with 3 leaves held by the stem and slightly fanned.
A despacho contains symbols for the elements, weather, clouds, mountains, rainbows, the winds, heaven, our relations and ancestors; is imbued with intent for connection and affects the totality of the energy in the universe.
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Fire is a ceremony of transformation and prayer.
We bring a medicine gift to the fire (anything burnable, organic) Our medicine bundle represents what we need/ want to heal. Envision the healed state – what does that look like/mean to you? Is it emotional, a goal, is about right relationship, health, a way of being? Dream your well being/healed state and release all that does not support this.
Fire goes to a primal place, the flame is today as it was at the beginning of time; it is the spark of Spirit that resides in us and in all of life, it is living, breathing Spirit.
At fire we cleanse our medicine bodies and connect with Spirit so we can live in right relationship with all of creation
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A HEALING SESSION?
Shamanic sessions last 1.5 to 2 hours; Reiki sessions are an hour. Work is guided by Spirit. All work is private and highly confidential. Each session begins with a short discussion to gain understanding what issues are calling you to healing and what you hope to achieve. We will determine which services can help you in your healing journey. An explanation of the session will be given, you will then be invited to lie down on my massage table or wherever you will be most comfortable. After the session we will discuss homework and self care and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding your session.
Sacred Space will be opened prior to your arrival in most cases. As I invite the 4 directions, Mother Earth and Heaven, I pray for guidance from Spirit, my guides and ancestors so healing is appropriate and most helpful to you at this time in your life.
I DON'T LIVE IN YOUR AREA, CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT FROM A DISTANCE?
Absolutely. We work on an energetic level so physical presence is not a requirement. Sessions are conducted by phone. Be in a place that is quiet without distraction and where you can lie down and relax. There is little to no difference in the way a remote or long distance session is carried out.
I do not claim to diagnose or provide medical treatment of any kind.
Continue to work with your regular physician on any health conditions you have.
Roxanne R Perillo