The Effectiveness of Distant Reiki
is a form of energetic hands-on healing that originated in Japan. Most
people know and understand Reiki as an “in-person” form of treatment,
treating everything from stress to helping to speed healing after
surgery. It is increasingly being utilized in hospitals throughout the
world and Reiki volunteer programs are becoming recognized as viable
accompaniment programs with traditional western therapies. But what
many people don’t realize or have much faith in is the ability of Reiki
practitioners to send Reiki energy to anyone, anywhere in the world and
get great results doing so.
is considered a spiritual form of energy, but physical, tangible energy
nonetheless. In our scientific society we are just now beginning to
understand Reiki as a more detectable form of life force based energy,
and not so much as some sort of intangible, etheric or “magical”
energy. Before radio or television, to talk about such things and
possibilities would have been considered impossible, fanciful, or even
considered witches magic. But as the understanding of radio and
television waves became understood, it soon lost all of those qualities
and became firmly rooted into scientific fact. I believe that this also
will begin to happen with Reiki energy. As we develop machines
sensitive enough or in tune to measure and quantify it, it will lose a
lot of its mystery and become firmly rooted in western and eastern
radio and television waves can be sent over distances, so can Reiki.
There is a bit of a difference with the Reiki energy, as it is more
spiritually guided, and the senders and receivers are often human. But
Reiki can also be used within the traditional animal-vegetable-mineral
kingdoms as well as used in the spiritual realms to help lower
vibrational energies achieve higher vibrational status. But for the
sake of this article, I am going to concentrate on the sending and
receiving from humans to humans.
of the evidence that exists for distance Reiki is anecdotal, but does
have merit. I have been doing distance Reiki since 1998 and have done
over 1000 distance sessions, many professionally. Often times I don’t
know anything about the person I am working with other than their name
and their location on the planet. I try to keep it that way so that I
am working with a clean slate, and no preconceived notions. Mutual
times are arranged usually via e-mail or phone. At that time the
receiver of the Reiki energies will find a comfortable place to relax,
put on some soothing music, and perhaps have subdued lighting and
candles. I have found this to be the most receptive state where much
can be accomplished. Then a half hour or hour is spent sending the
recipient Reiki energies, just as if I was there with them. The session
is done just as an in-person session would be completed, starting at
the top of the head and working down to the feet on both sides of the
body. Sometimes a surrogate may be used such as a human shaped doll.
Envisioning the person shrunk down to smaller than normal size but in
front of me is also effective. Either way can work but it is
recommended for anyone starting out to use a surrogate. Any stuffed
animal that has 2 arms and legs, torso and head will work fine.
responses received after finishing the session and the subsequent
writings or discussion with the client over the phone are varied and
often times extremely positive. There have been many occasions when the
recipient felt as if I was right next to them doing the session in
person. They could feel my hands on their body, extremely warm and
healing. This happens when a good connection is established with
someone, and I am clearly able to discern the areas of the body that
need balancing and healing. Others feel sensations such as warmth or
coolness, see colors, feel light or heavy, or simply fall asleep.
Sometimes after only one session the recipient feels much better and
after several days of the body continuing to heal itself, the chief
complaint is gone, and balance has been restored, alleviating the
condition. Often times, though, several sessions may be needed to allow
the body continued exposure to the energies to affect complete healing.
the many sessions that have been done, I have received feedback about
complete healing of chronic back pain, old traumas, speed of healing
after surgeries, deep, undisturbed sleep, relief from chronic pain,
relief from side effects of chemotherapy treatments, and many other
maladies. I believe that there is nothing that Reiki can’t help. As it
is spiritually guided life force energy, it is boundless energy, able
to help mankind with any physical, emotional, or spiritual illness.
Reiki allows the practitioner to be the conduit of the energy to send
it to the recipient, so that the awesome healing potential of the human
body can be realized. When energy blockages are removed, and powerful
Reiki energies are applied, the body can heal itself of anything. This
is one reason why it works so well as an accompaniment to western
medical therapies. Integration of both methods creates a very powerful
Reiki can be utilized by anyone that has received their Reiki 1
attunement. Some people believe that it is only possible after a Reiki
2 attunement, but I have found with many of the students I have taught,
that they are very willing and able to send Reiki via distance at any
point in their development. As with any other skill, the more it is
utilized, the better the practitioner will become. Skills such as
medical intuitiveness will come quickly to most that practice on a
regular basis, especially with people whose conditions are unknown to
them. The key is to relax, let the energy flow, and trust what you are
feeling and seeing. After a number of sessions are completed, the
practitioner will begin to feel different areas of dis-ease within the
recipient’s body, and will begin to recognize the areas that need work
the most. For some, this intuitiveness will be developed to fully scan
and instantly know the areas that need the most attention just as the
practitioner/recipient connection has been made.
and distance are no longer a factor to help others with their healing.
With distance Reiki, wonderful results can be attained. It can be done
anywhere, and at any time. Mutual times do not need to be set up, but
it is important to get permission from the person either verbally, or
through their higher spiritual self before sending the Reiki energies.
Practice is the key. The more it is practiced, the better the
practitioner will become as their talents develop. Intuitive listening
and trusting is a key part of the distance session. Also, as with in
person sessions, distance sessions can deplete your energies. Replacing
those energies is also important for longevity and health of the
practitioner. Meditation and exercise can help replace those energies
so that more distance work can be accomplished with maximum efficiency.
If you are a Reiki practitioner, trust your abilities as you trust in
the source of those energies. The creator has given mankind this gift
for unlimited healing, no matter what the physical distance between the
practitioner and the recipient.