page is one of a series where I give my ideas on aspects of Reiki and/or
energy work. The pages are intended to give some "food for thought"
and some are only my viewpoint. While a number of facts are included,
you should decide for yourself how much (if any) of the content feels right
Having taught many people who have learned Reiki or learned healing from other sources, I realize that many either have a misunderstanding as to how distant healing may be accomplished, or they simply are unaware of some very simple methods. While it is not my place to say that their techniques are right or wrong, I can offer this perspective from my own experiences and those of my friends and students.
Distant Reiki does not require Reiki 2 training.
(connecting you to your complete past, present and future self) that students of Mikao Usui adopted for photographic healing served simply as a focus for this type of work. In the old Reiki society (URR Gakkai) they may have taught that you needed a picture of someone to do absent healings. But I have learned that while the picture may serve as a good focus, it isn't really required to have the energy received by the healing subject. This is easily verified using novice healers or Level One Reiki practitioners sending Reiki to an energy-sensitive person (e.g. a clairvoyant). The energy sensitive healing subject will confirm that the energy is indeed being received, with or without the photograph or any other such means of focus.
Intention seems to be the key.
In a hands-on healing or Reiki session,
the practitioner does not have to focus continually on the person receiving
the healing in order for the energy to flow. Like many, I have found
this to be the case for distant healing as well. For example, in our
Reiki ex-changes we may carry on a conversation while working on a new
person on the table, perhaps sharing ideas and experiences. But the subject
never stops feeling the heat and vibration from our hands (they
often fall asleep even with our chatter). Other people I have promised
to send Reiki to, but then forgot (the distractions of my
3 kids!), have contacted me to thank me for the wonderful healing
session they received. Again, intention seems
to really work wonders.
I also get people to send the energy ahead to meetings or gatherings they will attend. This increases the harmony that those attending it experience. Asking Reiki or other guides to pitch in is always a useful technique. And of course, most practitioners know they can send healing to a past situation. This is a useful technique in the Distant Heal-ing Network where we sometimes get requests after an event has occurred (like an operation).
Since Reiki works well on it's own, going where it needs to go, I believe one also does-n't need to work at directing it anywhere. The Higher Self of the individual will decide what is appropriate for the individual to receive and where. I feel you only need to "intend" to heal the person. I am reminded of a situation where I had sent a Reiki attunement to a needy, clairvoyant lady who wanted to work on her son. She wrote back saying how frustrated she was as every time she tried to "place" the energy on her son in the spot she felt needed Reiki, it simply moved on to another location. I had to explain to her how the energy flows of its own accord.
However, in a "live" Reiki session, I find that the healing subject usually prefers having the healer work around the body as this can feel very comforting.
One other point of concern, students often ask me if they need approval to send dis-tant Reiki to someone. They often see this kind of restriction in Reiki books. And yet these same Reiki authors will proceed to send Reiki to the victims of large disasters or wars around the planet, without of course, getting each individual's permission first.
Since I believe we are all connected at the Higher Self level, I feel that any energy sent can only be received if that higher part of us feels it is the right time for this anyway (there may be lessons to learn first). And I believe we usually get the urge to send Reiki at the prompting of the person's Higher Self.
I hope the above comments are useful in helping you create your own version of distant healing.
If you have comments or suggestions, CONTACT ME. I will try to answer them all.