Sometimes it’s a good idea to send distance Reiki to help others, rather than give in-person Reiki. The following situation is just one example of this.
Distance Reiki from Any Place
I was in an apothecary when I noticed an older woman talking to an employee. Immediately I saw the energy around the woman’s right leg was not flowing from her thigh to the calf. The energy flow cut off at the top of her knee. It was as if her lower leg didn’t exist energetically. I thought it amazing how she could even be up and around with her energy like that. My heart went out to her, knowing something wasn’t right.
I made a mental note to offer distance Reiki when I got home. Then I took my newly purchased item and headed for the door.
Suddenly, I heard a crashing sound behind me. I turned to find that same woman on the ground. She’d fallen and all of the vitamins on the shelves near her had tumbled to the floor. She tried to get up but her right leg wouldn’t work. A customer rushed to help her and she was soon back on her feet.
Then I turned to go once more when I heard another crashing sound. She had fallen again. More vitamin bottles spilled down in a cascade at her feet. People huddled around her. Clearly, her right knee kept giving out, though she repeatedly tried to stand. I heard her say, “I’m all right. I’m all right,” though she couldn’t stand. The crowd pressed in around her.
Since there were already way too many “helpers” around her, I made the decision to leave. Once back in my car, I pulled out of my parking spot and quickly found a parking spot in a quiet area near a tree. I was a bit shaken by what I’d just seen; and I wanted to help this woman. I decided this might be a good time for some distance Reiki.
I went through the required permissions and preparation process and began to hold the distance Reiki space for her highest good, if she was open to receiving it. Afterwards, I waited a few moments. Nobody came out of the store.
Although a part of me wanted to go back in and see how she was doing, I trusted the Reiki would go to where it needed to go for the highest good, if it was the right thing for her. Then, I drove away, thankful for the opportunity to be in “the Reiki moment”.
When to Send Distance Reiki
Distance Reiki is like a bridge connecting the Practitioner to the recipient, no matter how far apart they are from each other.
Distance Reiki can be sent to the recipient as far away as another country. The energy will travel and Higher Power will know where the practitioner is intending for the Reiki to go.
A practitioner always needs to get permission first, either directly from the recipient or from the recipient’s higher self. Practitioners sometimes send Reiki to themselves and just invite the recipient to come and partake of the Reiki if she wants to, for her well-being.
Distance Reiki Can Be Sent To:
- Friends or family in hospitals or ICU if the practitioner can’t be there in-person
- Pets who are in a kennel or vet overnight
- A friend in another state or country
- A neighbor in their own house, down the street
Those who have received distance Reiki can sometimes feel the energy and the comfort of the Reiki being sent to them. Sometimes there is a sense of simple peace. Still, sometimes, they find things start to go more smoothly in the days following a distance Reiki session.
Distance Reiki for Pets
Many practitioners, including myself, give distance Reiki to pets. I’ve found that the distance sessions are just as effective, if not more so, than in-person sessions. Animals are receptive, in general, to the Reiki and they don’t need to receive it in-person, or hands-on, in order for it to work.
Some pets may want a mix of hands-on and hands-off or distance Reiki. It is up to each unique animal.
Distance Reiki for Deceased Loved Ones
Practitioners can send Reiki to loved ones who have already transitioned to increase their bond and to send “good will”.
This also works for animals who have made their transition because, usually, animals are already so receptive and sensitive to energy in general.
Distance Reiki for Future Events
Reiki can be sent to any planned future event or appointment to help it go well. Practitioners send Reiki before events such as:
- Business meetings
- Speaking engagements
- Doctor’s appointments
- College mid-terms or finals
- Business trips
Distance Reiki can also go to events in the past to help people heal how they feel about a certain event. It might be a traumatic event or an event that left them feeling uncomfortable.
Distance Reiki to Higher Power
Once practitioners have gone through the training and they’ve learned how to give distance Reiki, although there are steps to the process, often they find that distance Reiki can be a very creative process with different ways of giving it.
Some practitioners also send Reiki to Higher Power or the angels and guides they work with, just as a way of saying “Thank you for being there!” So, distance Reiki can act as an “unconditional love note” to the Universe!
Many distance Reiki blessings to you!
Yvonne P. Gleason, RMT
Reiki Sanctuary of Northern Virginia