A Knife Blade with a Smile
The word Karuna simply means compassion and mercy.
As you become attuned to this beloved and powerful energy, you will notice in subtle and magnificent ways how your own heart is slowly and deliberately being cracked wide open. Your relationship to the Divine is expanded exponentially and the Truth seems to become so crystal clear that to live by any other code seems impossible.
Reiki in its tender way will always guide your spiritual life path, one step at a time. Karuna Reiki seems to amplify this process. As you chose to use Reiki as a stepping stone and guide in your own awakening, know there is another step. And at this precious moment in time, that next step is Karuna.
As a student of Reiki, it seems vital to continue to practice and also to keep learning and exploring this mysterious world of energy. The beauty of both the Usui tradition and Karuna Reiki, is that once you have received the Attunement, the energy is awakened within you. Whether you are conscious of this or not, you will be forever transformed from the inside out. The spirit of energy has its own innate intelligence and wisdom. As you say yes to the invitation, this gift will always be present, always available. The undercurrent of your being is forever aligned with this beloved and benevolent connection to Spirit.
You may wonder what the difference is between Karuna Reiki and the traditional Usui system that you are already Attuned to. And why committing to this higher level would be of benefit to you. I hope the following may shed a little light for you:
The energy of the Karuna system seems more definite and focused than that of the Usui system. In my personal experience it greatly furthers both personal and spiritual growth and can result in profound healings due to the intensity of the energy. Many of these transformations seem to happen on the unconscious level and result in your humanity simply feeling calmer, more centered and less reactionary, while richly aligning you with a heightened source of infinite power.
Karuna Reiki is only offered to Usui Reiki Masters or those who have taken the Usui Advanced level. It resonates at a much higher and more powerful level of healing energy. It has been described as a Knife Blade with a smile. But for me personally, it felt like coming home. I have always loved the Usui Reiki, yet the Karuna has a specific feel and energy that seems to cut through the sludge and distortions like a hot knife through butter. It feels rather like magic.
In my experience, the moment we say yes to an Attunement, the energy awakens and the transformation begins. Even if this is weeks before. The actual physical Attunement always feels more like a formality to me. It gives our humanity an experience and the mind a framework to work from.
So dear one, it is an honor and a privilege to Attune you. This gift will give you a whole new level of symbols, energy, chanting and tools to play with. Thus allowing you to be of even more service to yourself and to this beloved earth we call home.
Allow yourself to receive wholeheartedly this resonance of unconditional love and compassionate action. Allow it to guide you and comfort you and inspire you. As you pour the healing first into your own being, let the energy reach all the nooks and crannies of your lineage, story and wounds. Know your own light and love will be reignited and amplified. Your beauty and essence will shine forth with such magnificence, that you will no longer be able to shy away from your life, your purpose and your love for it all.
“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when touched with compassion.” ~Buddha