What Is Distant Reiki?
The International Center For Reiki Training (ICRT) defines Reiki as: “ a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. “
Life force energy is the billions of tiny particles that move faster than any speed we can record and which holds all things together. It knows no bounds of time or space. Therefore it can be directed through time and space, much like electricity.
Distant Reiki works the same as an in-person Reiki session except that the person receiving Reiki is not in the same room. Remember that Reiki is precisely directed energy. Think of it as the practitioner dropping a stone in the middle of the lake. The ripples are healing energy and they meet you at the shore. In Distant Reiki, it is the practitioner’s focus and intent to send the energy to the client, and that person’s willingness to receive it, that makes it work.
How does Distant Reiki benefit the client?
- Promotes deep relaxation
- Promotes pain relief
- Helps relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Helps relieve symptoms of chronic health problems
- Aids in recovery from surgery
- Aids in recovery from grief and loss
- Stimulates the immune system to detoxify the body
- Encourages restful sleep
How Does A Distant Session Work?
The practitioner and client agree upon a time for the session and discuss any goals the client may have for the session. The practitioner might ask for a picture of the client, although this is not necessary. At the appointed time, the client should be sitting or lying down in a quiet comfortable place, so as not to be disturbed for the length of the session.
The practitioner prepares for the session in the same manner as for an in-person treatment. This involves clearing the healing space of any unwanted energy. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including the use of sage, crystals, Reiki symbols, prayer, and meditation, and of course, Intent. The practitioner might choose crystals especially for areas where the client needs healing, or choose an oracle card for guidance during healing. Soft soothing music, singing bowls, and aromatherapy are frequently used, just as they would during an in-person session. The practitioner sets the intent of deep healing and blessing for the client, and expresses gratitude for the gift of Reiki.
At the appointed time, the practitioner uses the picture of the client (if using), or sometimes a surrogate, such as a teddy bear or a doll. Some practitioners simply visualize the client in their mind’s eye, and focus on the client’s name and location. The Reiki energy is directed to similar positions on the body that are treated during an in-person session. Our clients have had experiences ranging from deep relaxation to the unblocking of sinuses, relief of migraine and arthritis pain, lessening of incision swelling and pain, and the release of negative energy and anxiety through tears . The effects of distant Reiki are just as profound as those experienced in an in-person session.
What Happens After The Session?
When the session is complete, take a few moments before getting up and moving about. Open your eyes and become readjusted to your surroundings. You may want to sip some water, herbal tea, or eat some chocolate. Listen to your body and rest and move accordingly.
At UniverSoul Heart, we follow up with either an audio or written report of the session, which is emailed to the client within 48 hours after the session. The practitioner decides which of these is more appropriate for your needs. These include information and impressions of the practitioner’s experience during the session.
If needed, questions are also addressed by telephone or email.
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