Distant Attunements

What Are Attunements?

What Are Attunements?

Attunements are fundamental to many different energy healing and spiritual practices. Attunements are not new and have been around in various forms for thousands of years. However, they have become more widely known with the development of Reiki over the past hundred years or so.

Understanding what attunements are is essential to have clear expectations and getting the most out of them. With a proper understanding, you may be able to significantly advance your energy healing and spiritual development.

What Are Attunements?

An attunement is an energetic tool that aims to assist you in connecting with specific energies so you can easily access them.

The attunement process aims to allow you to remember and access, in the future, a range of energies. It does this by temporarily increasing these desired energy ranges within you.

You are an energy being, who is one with the universe, so these desired energies are already part of you. This is why it can be said that attunements help you remember the energies rather than technically connecting you with them.

The attunement process helps you remember these energies and more easily activate them in the future as you have been reminded of their frequencies.

Many energy healing practitioners speak about bringing in energies or transferring energies from one person to another. This is the typical language used to explain a perception or way of energies working or acting.

However, as we are all one energetically, nothing is necessarily moving or being transferred as such. It is the language used to explain who remembers the energy and sets the energy ranges to be remembered.

How Do Attunements Work?

An attunement works on the understanding that everything is energy, including yourself. Certain types of energies are more beneficial for certain things, such as energy ranges that are best for abundance, clearing chakras, spiritual development, etc.

You already have these energies within you (everything is energy, and you are energetically one with all). However, you may not be fully aware or skilled enough to access these specific energy ranges to produce a particular result. This is where attunements come in.

A good example of this may be to think of attunement as a radio receiver. Say you want to access a specific radio station but do not know the frequency the radio station transmits.

The attunement would be the preset button for the radio station. When you activate the attunement, the radio station's preset channel is selected and tuned into, which saves you a lot of time searching for it.

In energy healing, you would use the same example to search for a specific energy range to suit your goal. For example, say you wanted energies to clear your chakras; an attunement may help you connect with energies well-suited for chakra clearing.

You don't necessarily need an attunement; however, it can be very beneficial in saving you a lot of time and accelerating your learning potential. This is why attunements can be seen as energetic tools.

Attunements And Energy Healing

Attunements form an integral part of many different types of energy healing practices. They assist you in remembering and accessing different types of energies. This may significantly accelerate your spiritual development and reduce your time trying to access these energies yourself.

However, attunements are tools and should not be solely relied upon in any spiritual work. This is because the person who creates the attunement typically only accesses a range of energies they can. It may not be all the energies available for that specific need, so always use an attunement as a starting point.

Attunements For Beginners

I have put together a collection of blog posts that will give you an excellent understanding of attunements and how they fit in with energy healing practices. New to attunements provides a great starting point.

If you are ready to try an attunement, I recommend any attunements in the new to energy healing category. In particular, you may want to consider Blissful Light Reiki, which is an excellent introduction to energy healing.


Attunements are energetic tools that may enhance and accelerate your energy healing practices and spiritual development. They are easy to work with and provide quick access to energies for specific focuses.

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