Some of you may know that I took reiki levels one and two last year. I have been practising it, both on clients and myself, but I haven’t really been publicising it that much because it is just so hard to explain. Like all the things I do, including writing, reiki (and yoga and essential oils) is experiential.
What is reiki? Well, according to Medical News Today:
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and is said to involve the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
I would say that the “practitioner’s palm to their patient” part isn’t necessary because reiki can be channelled by the patient him- or herself, as we have done, using the methods of qigong, another form of energy healing. Medical News Today continues:
Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
What is distance reiki?
Distance reiki is what I use nowadays mainly, especially because of the Malaysian Movement Order Control (MCO), now in its conditional phase. Sharna Langlais on MindBodyGreen explains:
Distance Reiki works according to an ancient principle called the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all made of energy and part of a larger whole. Invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link up to the energy field of the recipient.
In this sense, and many other spiritual practices (including yoga and more esoteric forms of organised religions), we can connect to each other because we already are connected to each other. Distance reiki may work better with direct permission on the recipients, usually explicit by the fact that someone asks to have reiki channeled to them.
Does it work?
As with all complementary forms of healing (actually even conventional forms of healing), there are no guarantees. Reiki works on energy, so sometimes the energy may seek to heal an underlying cause rather than the symptoms themselves, or sometimes the other way around.
However, it does help overall. Often, I have had yoga clients with symptoms of stress or tension, sometimes symptoms of pain and soreness, and if we even do a fifteen minute session, there is immediate improvement. Some feel relaxed, more clarity, less anxiety, symptoms of pain, headache, migraines etc released.
As for me, I can state a recent example of bad food poisoning, when I experienced nausea, cold sweat, churning of the stomach muscles, and within five minutes of reiki, the symptoms were gone.
What happens during a distance reiki session?
My advice is to relax somewhere quiet: maybe make that a sacred space. Diffuse essential oils or light incense or scented candles if that helps. Then have me on the phone, or on video if you prefer, and we’ll go through the session one by one.
You may actually fall asleep, which is fine. I usually use stones and a pendulum to seek blockages first, then go through the reiki session. As with fitness or yoga or any other session, you may experience improvement after the third session.
If you’d like to learn more about how I may be able to help you with distance reiki, comment below or contact me directly! I’m looking forward to hearing from you!