Reiki (Ray-Kee) means Universal Life Energy and is the endless source of healing power. Reiki is a Japanese method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by someone who has been passed this ability during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the studen to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy".
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
The healing art of Reiki works by channeling positive energy into your body, by Reiki masters and practitioners usual placing their hands on the areas of the body that need a boost. This powerful flow of positive energy lessens the impact of stress and replaces negative energy with the positive.
Reiki has 3 levels: 1, 2 & 3. Reiki level 2 is a more advanced level, where one learns amongst other things, to harness more Reiki energy and distance healing.
Essentially a Reiki Level 2 Attunement is a process that adapts one to a higher frequency of Reiki energy, enabling someone to channel Reiki energy and use the Reiki 2 symbols and mantras.
During level 2 Attunement, students receive the "Reiki Symbols". The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be.