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General Course Questions

I finished the course but my progress is indicating I have missed lectures.
I am finished the course, where is my certificate?
 I would like to join the Facebook group for the Reiki Level I, II and Master course.
The guidelines for the group are located in our Reiki Level I, II and Master course in Lecture 10 in Udemy. The link to join the group is in the resources section of that lecture. Please make sure your Udemy and Facebook names are the same (first and last). If they are not, can you please email me at info@onlinereikicourse.com with your Udemy name and your Facebook name as well as the email you use for Facebook? Thanks so much!
 Is there a deadline for me to complete this course?
Can I access the lectures once I am finished the course?

Yes, you have lifetime access to the lectures once you have finished the course including updates and new information.

Can you really learn Reiki online?

Regarding those who question the validity of learning Reiki online – just as there were individuals who questioned the validity of Reiki as a healing modality, any time we are exposed to something new that threatens our paradigm and way of seeing/doing things fear arises. Online learning is turning the traditional educational model upside down. I love teaching Reiki in this way because I can take time with the students, the interactions are always one on one and through this medium students who may not have had access to in person courses can now learn this wonderful gift. I taught Reiki in person for years and the feedback I receive from students in our online course is profound. There are over 6,000 student reviews you can explore. I love that students come back to visit the material and keep in touch and that our community grows stronger each day. Energy is not limited by time or space and so it makes sense that teaching about energy is also not limited by time or space. Just as we teach in Level II about distance sessions being very effective, distance attunements are also effective. I have had so many students take in person courses and then sign up online as a review and they have commented on how meaningful the online course and the attunements were for them. You will notice that most of the people who are strongly opposed to this method of learning are in-person Reiki Masters who may have fear around this new model interfering with their own courses and course fees.

I already took Levels I and II with another Master, can I skip to the Master level?

Because the course is a certification for all three levels I do ask that students work through the course from start to finish. I have had many students take the course with a Reiki background and have received feedback that the review was meaningful. I hope you also find some new information and meaning in the journey.

I cannot download the pdf files

Here is an article that may help: Udemy support pdf

How can I view the course lectures offline?

You can download the lectures using the app for offline viewing. Here is an article with tips that will hopefully help.

Can I use the course manuals in my own courses?

The manuals located in the student area at onlinereikicourse.com can be used in your practice and courses. The license for their use is also located in the student area :).

The manual I provide in the Udemy course is not licensed for reuse so you will want to keep that one for your own personal practice. If you would like to use the manual I provide, you are welcome to purchase hard copies for your students (click here). Some practitioners prefer this so they do not have to print and bind their own manuals.

Reiki Questions

How does a Traditional Reiki practitioner address specific imbalances?
What should I be thinking of during my Reiki self-treatments?
Does this course cover the material that is taught in a face to face Traditional Usui course?
How do you respond to those who believe Reiki is not in accordance with their religous beliefs?

Those who associate Reiki with lower frequency beliefs that generate fear are not familiar with Reiki at all. In response to those individuals I would say that Reiki is within us at all. It is the wise, innate energy that tells a stem cell to become heart tissue or a neuron in a developing baby. It is the love that is passed from Mother to child when she kisses his "boo boo". It is the energy that transcends time and space when one prays for the well-being of another. This energy is not emotional in nature and one does not have to hold specific beliefs to work with it. This energy is available to all of us to use for the highest good of all concerned.

If Reiki goes where it is needed, why are there hand positions?

If a practitioner is choosing to limit their hand positions, there may be some resistance on a conscious level which could impact the flow of energy. This is not always the case the but what is important is that the practitioner is open to performing all hand positions as needed.I have found that clients do like the physical sensations they experience and having all of the hand positions makes them feel as though all parts of the body were addressed so they are also in place to ease the recipient's mind even though energetically the body is diverting the energy as it needs to.

When performing sessions I sometimes feel the symptoms the recipient is experiencing or I feel drained. What can I do to prevent this?

You may inadvertently be using your own personal energy in your sessions. Especially when working with those we care about it can be difficult to be an observer because we are very attached to the outcome.I would enter your mental Reiki room (Lecture 41) before sessions and invite your partner in as well. You will also set the intention that only Reiki energy is used in the session and that the energy flows one way. In through your crown, out through your hands and drawn in by the recipient.

Attunement Questions

I would like to schedule my attunement ceremony, how do I do that?
How do I prepare for my attunements?
Can I continue to take my medication as I prepare for my attunement ceremony?
 I didn't feel anything during my attunement ceremony, did it work?
How do I prepare for my attunement ceremony?

The key as you prepare for your attunement ceremony is that you open yourself up to receiving Reiki energy and allow your bodymind to make changes for your highest good. Being mindful of the food and drink you consume is helpful as well as refraining from any recreational drugs that you may be using to cope with your existing situation. When the bodymind no longer has access to the things it uses to cope with reality, the imbalanced beliefs/memories and energy that are causing the suffering become more prominent and can then be focused on by the bodymind during the attunement ceremony. During the ceremony itself, you can just find a place to relax sitting or lying down and set the intention that you are open to receiving Reiki energy for your highest good so that you can move forward as a confident Reiki Practitioner and Master. Some students choose to have music on, some choose to be outside. Create a space you are comfortable in.

I got interrupted in the middle of my attunements, did they work?

I find that the attunement ceremony unfolds exactly as it was meant to. Many students report that they had uninvited guests in the way of family members and animals coming in to visit during the ceremony. In these instances, they are a perfect part of the ceremony. They may have been subconsciously drawn to the energy and received benefits from it. Your conscious mind may have also needed to be distracted, allowing your energetic body to be free to do the work. Keep up your self-treatments and trust Reiki.

Should I combine my attunements?

I would follow your intuition regarding what feels best. Most students prefer to combine the attunements because it allows them to continue to work through the course. Personally I have found that students are coming into the course with a higher frequency and are ready for the combined attunements. The second and Master level attunements tend to activate with your use of the symbols so the shifts occur over time. If you would prefer to separate the attunements, please let me know in the notes when you schedule your ceremony using the online scheduler.

What exactly is the attunement process?

During the attunement ceremony, the student sets the intention that they will release energy within that is not resonant with their natural energetic frequency and draws in Reiki energy to help their bodymind see what energy is dissonant. Intention is the mechanism that triggers the cells of the bodymind to begin shifting. This occurs with many of our bodily functions. For example, if we think about going for a run, our body begins preparing with that thought alone. The same goes for thoughts about eating a heavy meal. So with the high frequency of Reiki energy, the body is more aware of the aspects within that have not been in harmony with the rest of the body due to stored programs on a cellular level. With the body aware of these imbalances, it can begin to release the information within the cells that are impacting their healthy way of being. With enough releases, change can occur on physical, mental/emotional, energetic levels. The lectures in the Master level section go over the steps of the attunement ceremony in detail so you may want to explore them so you can see exactly what the ceremony entails.

I have some fear around receiving my attunements.

What I would do is continue working through the course and start your meditation and self-treatments. Although you have not been attuned, you can connect with Reiki energy and begin releasing the emotions, memories and energy that is not serving your highest self. I think as you move through the course you will gain a stronger connection to the energy of not only Reiki but myself so that you can feel confident with regard to who you are working with. Also, with a deepening of your understanding of Reiki you will see that the work you are doing is clearing yourself rather than taking things on. As you release what is not resonant with your natural energetic signature, your frequency will strengthen and you will be less attractive to lower frequencies than you were before you began Reiki. Unfortunately, the internet is filled with misinformed individuals with a fear-based perspective. Our minds are so powerful that we create according to our beliefs and if we enter any endeavor with that mind-set, we create more things to be fearful of. My goal in this course is to help you to step into your own power which is pure, clean, light and love. You may find going through the attunement section in the Master level helpful so you can see exactly what occurs. Rest assured that at the start of every ceremony I set the intention that your body is in control and that the shifts it chooses to make are for your highest good. Schedule your ceremony when the fear has released and you feel ready.

I am already attuned, should I receive additional attunements?

Attunements are with you for a lifetime so the “re-attunements” are more of a way of satisfying the egoic mind that the connection is really there. For lack of a better example, imagine Reiki is a tool like exercise equipment at a gym. The attunements provide you with lifetime access to the gym. Some people don’t go to the gym and then when they try to exercise they feel out of shape. They assume that they no longer have the gym pass and need another when in fact it was always there. The re-attunements are like a tour of the facility to remind them of what they have access to. I hope that makes sense. I do honor a person’s wishes if they do want another attunement ceremony so if you feel called to, you can schedule one using the link in Lecture 16. If this is your first time taking a course with me, I do ask that you receive the attunements so I can confirm your attunements in place and maintain the integrity of the certification. Some students comment that the additional attunements feel like a strong Reiki session.

 I fell asleep during my attunement ceremony, did it work?

Sometimes sleep is the best way for the conscious mind to let go so the energetic body can do the work. Our conscious mind likes to filter, judge and attach which can slow things down so I think sleeping is a wonderful way to process. If our body knows that if we are awake during the ceremony we will be thinking, analyzing and dissecting the experience, it may choose to have our conscious mind go for a walk so that the work can be done by your energetic body in peace without distraction. Know that your experience is what needed to occur in order for the shifts to begin. Continuing with your self-treatments will help further the releases and you will be able to experience working with Reiki energy which is so miraculous.

What is the purpose behind combining the attunements?

It is always up to the student. If you would prefer to receive the attunements separately, I am happy to honor that request. Most students do ask for all attunements so they can move forward in the course material. The second and Master level attunements help the student align with the symbols and the shifts usually occur as the student familiarizes themselves with the symbols, not solely during the attunement ceremony. Just as with Reiki sessions, during your attunements your body is choosing the amount of energy to draw in and what shifts it is ready to make. Nothing is being done to your bodymind, rather your bodymind is using Reiki as a light to see what aspects within are not serving your highest good. Your body then begins the work of shifting what it is ready to release. This is one reason why your self-treatments are so important after the attunements. Personally I find students are coming into the course ready to release and heal and return to their natural high frequency state. This is much more pronounced than even 5 years ago. The idea behind waiting was a combination of the traditional approach of making sure a student truly wanted to embrace Reiki as well as helping them have a smooth and subtle transition as they begin working with Reiki. On one hand I have seen dramatic shifts in an individual occur on all levels in an instant while at other times it has taken years and occurred gradually. Our minds are so powerful that if a Master tells a student, “you cannot handle more than one level of attunements at a time”, most students will create that reality. Fortunately, we are moving into a new understanding where our previous limiting beliefs are being seen for what they are.

In Reiki Level I, II and Master, am I attuned to the non-traditional symbols as well?

The symbols are included in the manuals so they are a part of the consciousness of the course and can be used. I do not specifically include them in the ceremony but because you are introduced to the traditional symbols, you can use the non-traditional symbols if they resonate with you. The example I could give would be if the traditional symbols were websites, the non-traditional symbols are like pages within those websites. Once you have access to the main site, you can navigate within it to the various aspects of the site. The non-traditional symbols were symbols that appeared to a master at a point in their study which they were not attuned to. They then included them in their teachings and modified their instruction.

Is it possible the attunement may have started taking effect prior to the time we had scheduled?

Yes – practitioners will often joke that the session or attunement begins as soon as it is scheduled by the recipient :). By scheduling your ceremony you are setting the intention that you are open to receiving Reiki energy and because you are already connected with the universal life force, you can begin working with it.

I completed the Reiki Level I, II and Master course and am starting the Crystal and Animal Reiki courses. I was wondering if I should be getting attunements for the Animal and Crystal Reiki courses as well?

The Animal Reiki course includes the Level I and II attunements. Because you already received those in your Level I, II and Master course with me, you do not have to receive them again unless you feel called to. That being said, they are included in the course and I am happy to provide them. Students comment that the additional attunements feel like an amped up Reiki session. The Crystal Reiki course has completely new and different attunements so you will want to schedule those in order to receive your certification.

When am I supposed to receive my attunements?

You can schedule your ceremony as soon as you feel ready and have a basic understanding of Reiki.In Reiki Level I, II and Master, lectures 14-16 have the guidelines for scheduling your ceremony and Lecture 16 has the link to choose the best time and date for you (in the resources section).

When should I schedule my ceremony? Should I continue through the course while I wait for my attunements?

You can schedule your ceremony as soon as you feel ready and have a basic understanding of Reiki. It is nice to have your attunements as you begin learning about how to perform Reiki on yourself and others as well as before you begin exploring the symbols.If there is a wait for your ceremony you can either take time to prepare and resume your coursework until after the ceremony or continue one. The choice is yours.You need to do what feels right for you.

Since my attunement ceremony I have had feelings of anger and fear arise. What is going on?

As our higher self uses Reiki energy to balance stored memories, beliefs, emotions – our conscious mind can resist and this resistance can come in the form of fear and doubt.The rage sounds like it may also be tied to old storage that you are working through. When the rage or fear appears, try to become present and let go of the stories your mind is telling you and just observe what the emotion feels like in your body.That awareness will help your body unravel the storage so the wisdom can be taken from it while releasing the energy and emotions.As you observe, breathe. Things should shift.

I had visions during and after my ceremony. What do they mean?

Because the information you perceive is filtered through your own beliefs and memories, you are the best person to discern the meaning of the impressions you receive. I find my mental Reiki room (Lecture 41) very helpful in gaining clarity – I hope it helps you as well. If you found the visions or images were what you label as dark or negative, there are a couple of things that could be happening here.

  1. Some old beliefs, emotions and energy are coming up to be healed. Reiki can be like a light that shines on the aspects of ourselves that we have pushed down or hidden. These things can come up so we can take the wisdom from them and release the negative emotions.
  2. The ego may be stepping in as a way of resisting change. Our ego fears that we will rely less on it and can stir emotions as a way of getting us to back away from shifts that although may help us, can reduce the importance of the ego.

In any case, remember that there is nothing you need to do. The messages are coming up as a result of your bodymind balancing. Release them and trust your body and Reiki to work for your highest good. Click here to read an article you may find relevant.


You may find this article helpful as well: http://onlinereikicourse.com/dark-side-reiki/

I already received my Level I (and/or II) attunements. Do I need to receive them again?

Because the course does certify you for all three levels I do like to confirm all attunements are in place. Rest assured that you cannot be over-attuned.

How do I know my attunement worked?

Your physical perception is limited and your ability to see/feel/hear the energy is processed through your filters so everyone experiences Reiki differently. I would complete a client intake form (Reiki Level I, II Master Lecture 49 resource) and then perform your daily self-treatments. In a few weeks revisit your form and see what has shifted for you 

Certification Questions

I am finished the course, where is my certificate?
I finished the course but my progress is indicating I have missed lectures.
I am a member of the NCBTMB. How do I receive CE's from these courses?

The following courses are certified by the NCBTMB. Reiki Level I, II & Master Crystal Reiki Master Animal Reiki Practitioner Reiki Business courseOnce you have completed the course, please email info@onlinereikicourse.com to receive your certificate that you can submit to the NCBTMB for Continuing Education hours.

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