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Distance Reiki

How does Distance Reiki work?

I do a fair amount of my Reiki practice via distance, which frequently prompts the question: "Does distance Reiki really work?"…Yes!

Distance Reiki works according to the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger whole. As such, invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link an object to the energy field of the recipient. I typically use the recipient's photo.   

We can send Reiki energy to anyone simply by directing our thoughts and energy. Setting up a mutual time is also helpful, so the recipient is open to receiving the energy. However, distance Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere and at any time, though permission should, in some way, be invoked or received.

I've also had conversations with other skeptics of energy healing about the power of prayer. Prayer works in large part because we believe we can send others our love, blessings and intentions, connecting through the power of whomever our God happens to be. I believe that Reiki works on similar principles, and that using that universal life force energy (the source of Reiki energy) is also the same as "God energy."

Another way to understand how Distance Reiki works is to think of a cell phone.  It is not necessary to be in physical proximity to a caller to talk on a cell phone, as cell phones use electromagnetic radio waves to connect with other cell phones.   Similarly, Reiki recipients do not need to be un physical proximity to Reiki practitioners to receive Reiki, just as practitioners don’t need to be near recipients to send it.  Reiki connects us because we’re all one. 

We all have access to this life force energy, otherwise known as our Chi as it flows through each and every living being. Distance Reiki provides just one of many ways to link to and channel this energy for the healing benefit of others.