Reiki Training Courses at Tranquil Spirit, Moulton, Northwich, Cheshire, near Chester and Manchester
Preparing for Your Reiki Attunement
For many of you your Reiki attunement will be a special experience, which will be remembered for
the rest of your life. You will be empowered to channel the unlimited source of Reiki energy both for
healing self and for others. During the attunement and for a time afterwards some metaphysical
changes in the chakras and aura will be facilitated by the energy and you may experience these
changes in a number of different ways. You may notice some physical changes to your body or you
may encounter the changes as a form of emotional release. Either way these changes will be positive
in that they are a natural part of the clearing process.
There have been certain guidelines set down in the past to assist in the preparation of a Reiki
attunement. However I, and a growing number of other Teachers believe that the attunement will work
whether or not the guidelines are followed. Nevertheless I've found that some students enjoy
preparing themselves for their Reiki attunement and there are undoubtedly some common sense practices,
which may be helpful in assisting you to obtain maximum benefit from your attunement experience.
I therefore offer the following preparation guidelines and allow you to make your own decision.
Sometimes it's useful to give yourself a break from eating meat and fish for at least a day prior
to the attunement. These foods can contain drugs in the form of penicillin, female hormones and toxins
in the form of pesticides and heavy metals. These can make your system sluggish and throw it out of
You might also like to consider eating only raw vegetables and salad foods with fruit juice and
herbal tea on the day before your attunement.
It's useful, for perhaps seven days prior, and on the day of your attunement to minimise your use
of tea, coffee, and caffeine drinks and foods. Caffeine drinks create imbalances in the nervous and
endocrine systems. I have a selection of herb teas for lunchtime, as well as the more traditional
drinks (don't forget it's your choice).
If you tend to overuse alcohol, it might be useful to moderate your intake for around three days
prior to your attunement. (We are simply talking about moderation here not abstinence. However I
cannot attune anyone whom I believe is actually intoxicated on the day.)
It might be helpful to your body to minimise your intake of sweets and sugar at least seven days
prior to your attunement and avoid chocolate if possible (careful here because you can suffer
withdrawal symptoms if taken too far, too quickly).
If you smoke try and cut back and smoke as little as possible on the day of your attunement. (the
same note of caution, above, applies)
Build up your own power by meditating. Or simply sit in silent contemplation for half an hour each
day for at least seven days prior to your attunement (I do feel that this one is important and even
10 minutes each day is better than nothing at all).
Do not watch violent or upsetting TV programmes for a few days prior to your attunement.
You may find it helpful to go for quiet walks, spend some time with nature, and take moderate
exercise for 14 days prior to your attunement.
Try to become more aware of yourself, your surroundings, and how you relate to them (the above
should help you to do this).
Note any emotions (anger, fear, jealousy, hate, worry etc.) that always seem to arise in certain
situations and mention these to me on arrival.
Please don't forget your slippers or socks on the day.
And lastly, remember, you are here to enjoy your day, so: