Preparing for the Attunement
Avoid consuming alcohol or any other mind altering substance for at least 48 hours before the attunement. These substances slow the flow of Reiki throughout the body.
Avoid eating meat, fish, and processed foods for at least 24 hours before the attunement. If possible have a day of fresh fruit and vegetables. The digestion of food takes more energy than any other bodily function. Proteins and highly processed foods take more time to digest and will consume vital energy from your body.
If possible meditate each day for a week before receiving your attunement. This will help to focus your thoughts, expectations and mind on becoming a Reiki channel for healing.
What Happens During The Attunement?
During the attunement, the Reiki Master uses the ancient symbols rediscovered by Dr. Usui to strengthen the connection of the student to the universal life force. The process generally takes 20-30 minutes and can be just as effective doing it from a distance as in person.
As the recipient, you just need to find a quiet space where you can relax. You may find playing some music or meditating during the process to be helpful. Your attunement will be performed from a distance. This means that you do not need to go anywhere or use technology (phone, internet etc.) to receive the attunement.
In person attunements are done in silence as well. The distance attunement operates from the same principles as a distance Reiki session. Again, distance attunements are just as effective as in person attunements.
During the time of your attunement, you may find you experience sensations or see images. You may find that you fall asleep. Or like me, you may not feel any bells or whistles at all. There is no correct experience and in each case, the attunement is complete and successful.