The third degree initiation increases the student’s capacity to channel the Universal Energy. The student is also given the Usui Master Symbol, which allows him to work on a spiritual level and helps him to contact his own inner truth. This level is called Inner Master because it involves recognising that each person is the master of his own destiny, responsible for his own life. This knowledge can often help the student to find his true path in life and may require him to make changes in his life.
Usui Tibetan Master Level
In this level the central energy channel is once again further opened, and the student is given the four additional Tibetan Master Symbols. The student learns the techniques that permit him to perform Reiki initiations.
The Reiki Master takes on the responsibility of teaching Reiki to others. He has the ability to initiate others so that they can use the Reiki energy in their own journey of self-discovery and healing.
In many courses, the Third Degree and Reiki Master are the same designation. However some teachers separate Level 3 from Reiki Master, in order to emphasize the difference between receiving the Master attunement, from being trained in attuning new students or practitioners.
The Reiki Master Level is traditionally considered the teacher’s level — a practitioner who has received the energy and knowledge to attune new Reiki practitioners. Many receive the Master attunement, along with the corresponding symbol, yet don’t feel comfortable or practiced in properly attuning others — hence the distinction between Third Degree and Reiki Master.
Becoming a Reiki Master also represents a deep commitment to the Reiki practice, and some feel that significant time should pass between achieving the Second Degree status and Master Level. Because the Master Level is taught in a wide range of methods, you should meditate on which path feels right for you and spend time and consideration in selecting a Master.
The Reiki Levels provide a general organization of the progression of Reiki mastership. Because Reiki courses are taught and organized in a wide variety of methods, it’s important to research and find both the format and