What is Distance Reiki?


Distance reiki is learned when a Reiki practitioner takes the level two class. I always smile when I think about distance reiki. Since distance reiki can be sent to any time, any place, any situation, any person, any event, and anything else you can think of – our imagination is the only limit!

Everyone can experience giving and receiving reiki in different ways. To first understand reiki, but specifically distance reiki, we need to briefly talk about the energy field of the body. Kathie Lipinski RN, a holistic nurse in private practice on Long Island, NY, explains the general idea of the energy field best by saying,

“One of the basic teachings of healing with Reiki is that we are more than our physical bodies. We also have an energy body made up of our aura (energy fields), the chakras (energy centers), and the meridians (energy pathways.) Like our physical body that takes in food to nourish it and give it energy, our energy body does the same. The energy fields take energy in, the chakras break it down, and the meridians distribute it throughout the body.

Our body is comprised of energy vibrating at different speeds. Our physical body, our thoughts, emotions, and our spiritual center, all vibrate at a particular frequency or speed. These varying vibrations or pulsations create a field around them which are often referred to as our aura or energy field. The aura is an information center and a highly perceptual system that transmits and receives messages from the external and internal environment” (reiki.org).
We can talk about chakras and meridians in depth at another time, but that quote concisely lays out the general premise of the human energy field. To talk about energy anatomy in depth, has taken some authors multiple books! I know, because I have read many of them! Anyway, after learning level 2 of reiki, the practitioner has acquired the ability to channel reiki, as known as “universal life force energy”, through time and space. One of the three reiki symbols the practitioner learns at level two is for distance reiki. Since we are all one in spiritual truth, the reiki practitioner is tapping into the connection that is already there to channel healing energy!

Some may ask “How will I feel? How will I know I am receiving reiki?”

Some of my clients have experienced:

  • Feelings of relaxation and well being
  • Seeing colors
  • Feelings of intense warmth in area being treated
  • Vibration
  • An extra set, or sets, of hands (spiritual teamwork with angels)
  • Visions
  • Temporarily feelings of lightness or heaviness due to energetic releasing

One client also ended up connecting with deceased loved ones! That has only happened once so far, but our intention for the session was for the client to have the highest healing possible and I believe a visit from her departed loved one helped. I can’t guarantee that will happen for anyone though, but it was fun to hear about. I could sense that something was different during that session so it was great to have that experience unprompted confirmation by the client. I always enjoy hearing feedback after a session. Some people only feel sensations of relaxation and some may even feel disappointment if they don’t have any extra sensations such as visions or seeing colors. I would just like to point out that these feelings are acceptable, but I would not recommend placing any pressure on yourself about whether you have anything above and beyond relaxation. Sometimes, focusing too hard on what you want to receive, blocks you from being in a receptive mode. It is best to relax and know that each reiki session will be a unique experience for where you are on your spiritual journey at that time.

When setting up distance healing sessions, I ask the client for a specific time that they would be willing to receiving if possible for their schedule. Some people have no preference and/or do not believe they have the time to set aside to meditate or rest while I channel to them. There is no right or wrong way. The clients that set aside the time to do meditate while I channel can and have experienced sensation for where I am treating them. Clients that receive throughout their day have reported experiencing a sense of well-being or feeling less stressed/more calm at work while the reiki was being sent. Both in person and distance clients experience personal growth and a better ability to manifest their dreams into reality.

Have you experienced reiki? What kinds of sensations have you experienced? Do you have any questions I can answer? Are you ready to book a reiki session? Please share your stories or contact me with your questions via the contact button or via social media. I look forward to hearing from you!

Eva Borho, M.A., L.M.T., Owner-Operator of Ascension Holistic Healing


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