At one time becoming a First Degree Reiki practitioner required years of study. Becoming a Second Degree practitioner took even more years. The training for Reiki master was limited to only a handful of people who may have studied and worked a lifetime (or lifetimes) before reaching this level.
Reiki 1 training increases the flow of energy into an individual. Your ability to flow healing energy will increase up to 20% with each attunement to Reiki.
Down through history the normal flow of energy was closed down. Historically and genetically speaking, people who appeared to have special abilities during the ages of persecution were harmed in some way. Remember reading about the burning of witches? This knowledge that flowing a large current of Source Energy would be dangerous to your health because of the punishments received in ancient times may have caused the subconscious mind to close you down in this life. The tendency to protect you may also have been carried over from a past life experience or from your genetic line into your present life. There may be other reasons to explain why you may not be flowing the necessary energy to heal others. For example, your family does not approve or understand.
Your physical body is hard-wired to flow Source Energy just like a computer’s hard drive is wired to run Windows and other software programs. The Reiki attunements open your natural flow of energy again—most of you need to release those energy blockages. When you come into your bodies, you inherit a batch of genetic fears and feelings brought down from many generations. Plus, you bring along your own set of emotional handicaps from other lives.