Reiki is an energy healing modality that can be applied to the self and applied to others. In order to be able to administer reiki one must receive a series of attunements by a reiki master. Without receiving the attunements reiki is not accessible. Attunements must also be received from a master in person over a certain period of time because each attunement has to integrate with the body before moving onto the next. Reiki healing is learned in three separate levels, physical, emotional/mental and soul/spiritual. The first step on the road to becoming a reiki master is Level 1 where the student learns the first symbol, how it is used and other important information, receives the first attunement, begins self-healing practice and begins to relieve discord on the physical level. The Level 1 attunement usually takes between 30 and 60 days to fully absorb into the body’s energy system before the student is ready to receive the Level 2 emotional/mental/distance healing attunement. At Level 2 the student will learn the meanings of the Level 2 symbols and be able to send reiki healing over distances to those in need. This is a cathartic level whereby emotional and mental discord is felt and released. The student will learn to transmute emotions and gain greater mental awareness and stability. The student should remain at Level 2 for as long as necessary until all mental and emotional discord has been released so that as a healer these types of discord do not weaken the reiki given to others. Level 3 is the Master/Teacher level where the student will learn the master symbol of soul alignment and its meanings. Once the attunement for this level has been received the student is considered a master and will be given the ability to teach and also administer attunements. As a reiki master, one can use the healing ability as they choose but always for good purposes as reiki is synonomous with Universal Love. Reiki healing power will cease to work and be deactivated if attempted to be used for poor intentions. Reiki is our gift to the planet and the human race and as it spreads the people and planet will heal.