This past Saturday, I (with help and support from Glasreo) led my first reiki class! It was a mixed class, I’s and II’s, with a few other Reiki Masters sitting in and helping explain concepts through their own experiences. Everyone there was a friend of mine – most were also students of my own teacher, but for various reasons no longer wished to attend her classes. It was good to have a group of friends, because I felt more secure in my ability to teach a class, knowing that I had a safety net!
I started off at the very, very beginning for the Reiki I student (there was just one!) with “What is reiki?”, and gradually moved forward into the history of reiki, reiki concepts, and reiki techniques. I gave everyone an outline so they could follow along, and the Reiki I student also has William Lee Rand’s manual for further study.
Then I did the attunements! The Reiki I student’s attunement is the first full reiki attunement I’ve ever done. I’ve done healing attunements, and I’ve attuned objects, but that student is my first full attunement – and it went very well. I’ve been in contact with the student for the past few days, and it sounds like the detox process hit but isn’t too bad – and I’m sure the student will manage it pretty well, with lots of fluids and rest and self-care.
I also did the Reiki II attunements at that time, on the other two students, and it was interesting for me to see how different their pre-existing connections to the reiki energies made the attunement process! It seemed to go well, however, and I’ve been in contact with both students. They got sent home with homework to try distance reiki on someone they knew, and I haven’t heard back yet, but I can’t imagine they’ll have any problems.
After the attunements we started in on the Reiki II class session, starting with the symbols, and then discussing more advanced reiki techniques. Afterwards, one of the other reiki masters set up a traveling table (since Glasreo and I have not yet purchased one), and we did a few short reiki sessions on willing participants, before finishing up and having dinner.
It was a very long, productive day, but I am very glad it happened, and I’m looking forward to teaching more reiki again soon!