In 2020, many of us have been separated to those we love by city, state or even country. We have found ways to feel connected to each other despite the distance and Reiki has been a major key. This month, we dive deep into Distance Reiki and how, despite physical separation, we can still support the health and well-being of one another. 

Using our distant healing (or absentee healing), Distance Reiki allows practitioners to send healing energy across time and space. Giving us the ability to heal from afar, Distance Reiki embraces the fact that we are all connected, despite any physical distance that is between us.

Distant Reiki can address any issues, just like our in-person practice.

From overcoming negative experiences, our mindset, trouble with sleeping or physical ailments, Distance Reiki allows anyone across the world to benefit from our healing abilities.

While a Distant Reiki session may be practiced in different ways according to the Reiki form and lineage, the intention and outcome are immensely powerful for the recipient.

During a Distance Reiki session, we recommend the receiver should dedicate time prior to their session just for them. And to Createa nurturing, comfortable and serene environment for their session. This may include switching off their devices, finding a comfortable place to lay and ready to accept their Distance Reiki session. With these pre-session rituals, it helps for preparing their body for the healing energy.

Like their pre-session rituals, it is best if the session can take place in an undisturbed environment. The experiences felt during Distance Reiki vary person to person and from treatment to treatment. Whilst some may feel waves of energy through warmth and tingling sensations, some may experience a sense of deep relaxation, peace, and clarity.

When sending Distance Reiki, we must remind ourselves that we are working for the higher good of the individual and to make positive choices through embracing the energy we send their way.

So, does Distance Reiki mean that we can send Reiki to anyone we like? Well, yes, we can, but it is important to seek permission by the recipient. When performing Distance Reiki to someone in a coma or experiencing illness, we are often guided by our intuition to decipher if our Reiki is welcomed, and permission can be asked as part of the process.

When deciding to learn Distance Reiki, it is important to choose a training facilitator that you feel a connection with. Do your research until you find a Master that feels right for you. Taught by celebrated Reiki Masters that lineages can be traced back to Dr Usui. First and Second level Reiki training is provided by Reiki Australia Masters throughout the year. Reiki Australia has a directory of Members for you to explore. First level of education allows you to facilitate Reiki on family, friends, animals, and yourself with further training available to enhance your journey into Second Degree and Further and into a Reiki practitioner.

Visit the Reiki Australia website to learn more about our community of practitioners, our available training options and how to begin your journey to spiritual growth and enlightenment.