Great answers MiKu and Rav. Very helpful.
Now it is time for full disclosure. I have had Reiki done to me a few times, so I know what it feels like. When I am doing it to myself it feels hotter than when another person is doing it to me. So I am sure Reiki is working in me. BUT, I read a book on Reiki and I watched 2 different online Reiki courses. Then I got a long distance attunement. Some people think that long distance attunements don’t work, so I thought I better disclose that to you.
As I said, I have had Reiki done to me by people who do it for a living. My long distance attunement was much stronger than what I felt when the Reiki practicioner was working on me, but I don’t know if I am as well attuned as if I would be if the attunement had been done in person.
I assume this would play into my lack of ability to charge an object or not.
I assume I already had some energy centers open before I got the Reiki attunement because I do the Cabbalist Cross, the LRP, the Middle Pillar and a shower of light pretty much every day and have been doing that for around 2 months.
Also, I have changed the way I do the LRP, now I invoke the ArchAngels/Elements, and ask them to work with me while I do my Reiki. I am in the 21 days of self healing Reiki, so another things is that I am very new, I will likely get stronger as I detox.
One thing I have noticed since the attunement, I seem to be able to see the etheric body better. Etheric may not be the correct term, it is a little distortion/energy that surronds the body very closely. OR maybe I am just doing some wishful thinking. I used to only be able to see that sometimes but now I can see it whenever I want and the distortion is much bigger, like a little less than a 1/4 inch thick. If that doesn’t sound right to you than that likely means I am wishful thinking. (although I do tend to be more skeptical of magick/energy, than I am optimistic, so wishful is probably not the best term to use, but I think it describes where I am at on this thing)