What a Reiki Master does at the time of initiation is to awaken and unclog these channels and sometimes open the connection to be more aligned with the Divine Universal Wave. The person being attuned not only receives an increase of vital energy CHI for their own healing, but also connects with the source of all the Chi of the universe (God, Higher Self, Intent, Source) representing the Original Creation or Life Energy. Once the door is open properly, the student opens up an entire new world, quite different from the usual parameters of the normal tri-dimensional reality.
To be a clear channel of the Universal Energy is to become a conduit of Divine Grace. Reiki is energy of Love channeled through our Heart Chakra. The initiate becomes a true energy channel and can apply it where ever and whenever they decide. However, we need to be alert not to allow this sublime knowledge to stimulate our negative ego, disrupting our natural evolutionary process.
Reiki is a healing system by lying of the hands; it is a healing method of incomparable simplicity and effectiveness. Reiki means universal life force energy, and is "the secret method to attract blessings and change your mind and body for the better, the spiritual medicine of many diseases." (Mikau Usui)
In Reiki, the person who is attuned by a Reiki healer has the energy channels in the body opened and freed of blockage by the Reiki attunement. Now, they not only receive an increase of vital Chi (or Ki) energy for their own healing, but also connects to the Source of all the Ki of the universe (God, Higher Self, Intent, Source) representing the Original Creation or Life Energy.
Upon receiving the first initiation into Reiki 1, the beginner becomes a channel for the universal healing energy. The Reiki attunement is a process that offers liberation to the person in question; as well as an intimate understanding of the tools and techniques one needs to contact directly with the universal Chi and thus increase life energy, triggering processes of Self-healing and expanding consciousness, and releasing blockages and obstacles in their life.