Reiki is the energy that weaves through all of creation. The energy that holds the different atoms of our bodies together as well as the energy that holds the planets in their proper places. Reiki is love. Love that is shared between all life. Then add to that the focus that the Reiki practitioner has learned in channeling part of that energy to the places or situations where it is needed, and you have a Reiki session.
There are basically three levels of Reiki energy. The first is the physical. This is where the energy has an influence on the body, or water, or an animal, any elemental being. The second is the emotional body or spirit. This is where the emotions are brought into balance either for one person or for a family or a world, slowly as the energy permits. Finally, there is the spiritual energy where empowerment can be stimulated, virtues nurtured, or resilience cultivated. Again, in a person or a group. Animals and plants respond well to this energy as well.
The practitioner goes through 3 levels of training which includes what is called "attunements" for all 3 levels. The third attunement allows distance Reiki to flow because energy does not depend upon closeness or proximity. Here is an article from a respected Reiki organization called Reiki Rays.
"“The telephone, cable TV and internet all use energy frequencies we can’t see in order to function. The electricity in our homes does the same, as does a radio. All of these have to be tuned to the particular frequency they operate at in order to work. They all have ways to adjust the flow of energy built in so that we can turn them on, off or use them in a different way. And all of them were thought too unbelievable to be true when people first heard of them.
Distant Reiki works the same way. It is energy that must be “tuned” to the person it is being sent to. Once it is “tuned in” it will flow through the energy currents that exist naturally, just the same way that a phone signal or wifi signal does. Distance is no object for it, just as it is no object for the internet or phone communications. The energy that surrounds us carries all of these energies to the intended receiver. With Reiki, the practitioner is the conduit of the energy.
It can be a difficult concept to understand that our thoughts, intentions, and emotions are energy. Yet most people can feel that their emotions create an energy sensation in the body. They may also understand that the nerve endings and spinal cord help to carry these energies throughout the body. If you go one step further, you can see the relationship between our thoughts and our emotions. It’s not much of a leap from there to see that our thoughts and emotions have an effect on our perceptions and the people around us. These things truly change our environment! It is all energy.” (from “Explaining Distance Reiki published on 11/13/13, www.reikirays.com)
So, what can Reiki from a distance do for you? It can balance your energy, create space for healing, assist you with spiritual journeys and challenges. It can help a dying plant, change the flavor of water, assist a pet in healing, and, oh, so much more. If you have any questions about these or other ideas, please don't hesitate to contact me.