I’ve had quite a journey with distance healing since I completed reiki 2 last year. I didn’t understand how it could work, surely the sensations I and the people I carried out reiki on could only be felt when you were at least in the same room.
My searching of reiki practioner websites revealed that most of them offered distance healing and it seemed that the recipients could feel the healing energy, according to the testimonials. I have come to believe in the theory of there being no time and space and completely understand how distance healing can work but I wanted proof!
I asked a couple of friends to give me feedback in return for distance reiki healing. The result – they felt nothing.
I tried with my daughter. First, in the same room but without me being near her, just me imaging giving her a reiki treatment. She could feel it and loved it. But, being very cynical, I wondered how much she was influencing what she felt as she adores reiki treatments. We tried with her in her bedroom and me in another room, she could feel it. She now seems to prefer distance healing to “normal” reiki. Esme is 13 and experiences many strange, random pains and emotions. Often, as she is going to bed, she asks for me to send her reiki as she falls asleep.
My son, after thoroughly enjoying his first reiki experience, decided he didn’t like it and refused any offers of reiki. Occasionally I would start to send him reiki from another room and he would shout “Mum, stop doing that.” Strangely, I didn’t take this as “proof” that distance reiki works! It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago when his breathing became very painful (he ended up in hospital) and he asked me to sit at the end of his bed and send reiki to him, that I realised.
I have a couple of friends who have given permission for me to carry out distance reiki on them whenever I want. I have often done so, to practice tuning into both reiki energy and my friends’ energies, as I’m intrigued at the what I can feel.
I have also joined in with group distance healing, where a group of people agree a time to send reiki to a list of people. I had no idea what to expect the first time but it was amazing. I could feel the presence of the other reiki practioners, as if we were sitting in the same room, around a large table, holding hands. The energy was incredibly strong, much more so than when I’m on my own. Even more amazingly, it seemed as if all the people on the list were in the middle of the circle we had formed, which is where they received the healing. I don’t know what the recipients felt or how they were affected but each time has been a wonderful experience for me.
This past week I’ve had a couple of great distance reiki experiences. I agreed with a friend, who has had hands on (or off!) reiki from me and experienced more sensations and visions during the treatment than any other person I have practiced on, to do a distance reiki treatment on him. Usually I just let the energy flow but this time I decided to take more notice. I later told him all the things I had felt, mostly to do with the base and throat chakras. He was amazed, saying that everything I said made a lot of sense to him and that he had had a sore throat for a couple of days.
The same friend then told me about a room in Birmingham he has been working in every couple of weeks. He felt something wasn’t quite right but he couldn’t work out what. As I had cleared his office for him about 2 years ago (before I had even contemplated reiki) he asked if there was anything I could do remotely. I had no idea if I could, but I thought I’d give it a go. I easily tuned into the energy of the room, it was very thick and swirly, it definitely needed clearing. I only managed to clear a small area, it really did need physically clearing. I told him how to do this, which he did. Not only could he feel a difference but the people he works with there could feel a difference when they entered the room.
I think I now have all the “proof” I need but I’m definitely going to carry on learning and experimenting, I’m enjoying it!