Here in the West we think of Reiki as a healing therapy, but its roots are in personal and spiritual development. The Reiki practitioner works with the universal energy flow and, through the power of intention, channels the energy to themselves or to others.
So can anyone learn Reiki? Yes, anyone can be attuned to the Reiki energy, although there is not much to learn in the traditional sense of the word. A Reiki master will tune you into energy and symbols. There are many Reiki schools and they all have slightly different practices and routines, but they are all effective in some way. However, there are normally three levels: one, two and three or Master level. At level one, the practitioner is connected to the Reiki energy and two of the symbols are presented to him. At this level, practitioners will work on themselves and develop their bond with the Reiki energy. They can also work hands-on with other people.
It is at Level 2 that the Distance Healing symbol is introduced. The Distant Healing symbol allows a connection to be established, in time and space, with someone or something. Many people find it incredible to think that someone could ‘send’ Reiki to someone else in another room, or even in a different country. Some people think it is impossible, and yet the truth is that it works and can be just as effective as practical treatments, which is good news for those who, for whatever reason, cannot receive treatment in person.
Reiki is an intelligent energy that always works for the highest good. When the Reiki practitioner sets the intention, through the use of the Distant Healing symbol, for the Reiki energy to flow, then they will. For example, energy can be directed toward an individual about to undergo surgical treatment. The Reiki practitioner can set the intention for the surgery to be successful and for a quick, painless recovery.
But it can also be sent to the future or to the past towards a particular situation. This is extremely useful in many situations: when I need to attend a difficult meeting, I usually set the Reiki energy the night before, so that it floods the room with positivity when I walk in. But it can also be sent back in time, which can be a powerful way to help heal a previous trauma.
Can I scientifically prove that Reiki distance healing works? No. Can I point to examples where I have sent and received Reiki energy at a distance and time? Yes. Quantum physics is beginning to show that we are all connected in space and time and perhaps one day we can better understand this connection. In the meantime, I am still using Reiki Distant Healing and am amazed at the results.
Many situations are improved with the energy of Reiki, which always works for the highest good and promotes harmony and clarity. It is effective anywhere, even at home and at work, and it can even help repair damaged relationships. Having said that, Reiki is an intelligent energy and will always offer the highest good, so sometimes the results may not be what you expected. However, they will always be the best for all parties.
So does Distant Healing work? Yes, it is a very effective alternative to practical treatments.