How does distance Reiki healing work?

Unraveling energies, gold pen on paper, 4.25″ x 5.5″ by Melanie Salazar

Reiki is the Japanese word for “universal life force energy” which means the energy that’s in every living or inanimate thing, and also refers to the healing modality of working with this energy. In my distance Reiki sessions, my clients aren’t actually present when I work with them, so I tune into each of their chakras (energy centers) using intuition and intention while I meditate. A distance Reiki session is like a healing meditation that focuses specifically on my clients’ areas of concern, whether physical tension, pain, or emotional / mental stress.

In the art piece above, I drew a circle to represent a chakra as well as the perfect way that Reiki always works for the highest good of all. In the center of the circle, you may see a ball of yarn or a tunnel, which symbolizes how the tension and stress in our bodies accumulates in layers. The process of “unraveling” and unwinding these layers in Reiki sessions helps your nervous system relax, rebalance, and become more grounded. Healing on the physical, emotional, and mental levels happens more quickly when our bodies are relaxed and minds are calm, so while Reiki doesn’t “cure” any ailment or illness, it does help to facilitate the healing that you’re ready to receive.

Looking at the inside of the circle as a tunnel, our chakras contain stored emotions and feelings from our experiences that may be reasons why our bodies hold onto tension and stress, and Reiki energy travels into each chakra to clear the source of what’s causing our bodies’ imbalances. The wavy lines and dots on the outside the circle represent energy that gets released in Reiki session. In physics and Reiki, energy isn’t created or destroyed, it just changes form, and since a circle has no beginning or end, the circle also represents this ongoing cycle of energy release and replenishment that happens in Reiki sessions.

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