Does Distance Reiki Really Work?

In my years of practicing Reiki I have had the opportunity to conduct Reiki sessions without the client actually being physically present. This is commonly known as Distance Reiki and any Okuden Reiki (Level 2) practitioner can send the wonderful healing properties of Reiki by directing it to anyone or anything, anyway in the world at any time. This inevitably brings up the question, “Does distance Reiki really work?” And since the answer is yes, maybe I should let you know how it works.

Okuden Reiki practitioners learn how to send healing Reiki energy across time and space. This same method can also be used in-person to help clear blockages from the past, or across large parts of the body. Similarly, it can be used to cleanse neighborhoods or geographic places. When practicing Reiki on someone who is not physically present, this method is used to connect to his or her energy.

By using this method, an Okuden Reiki practitioner 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.

Distance Reiki works according to what is known as 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’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when I first performed distance Reiki healing. Yet as I practiced throughout my training, it started to become easier each time I set up the energetic link to the person I was healing. During sessions, the clients I work with will relay the very same Reiki benefits back to me after a session. They report feelings of relaxation, happiness, empowerment, ease and relief from pain. My distance Reiki clients will also have the same amount of breakthroughs as those whom I work with in person. And sometimes, their energetic experiences feel even more powerful to them, because they were not physically present with me.

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 God. Reiki works on similar principles by using our intentions and that using that universal life force energy (the source of Reiki energy) to connect with those who are not physically present.

We all have access to this life force energy, otherwise known as our Qi or Ki, 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.