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Clearing Chakras via Distance Reiki

Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master

Recently I received a very interesting email from an International Reiki Practitioner. She was curious about the possibility of clearing the chakras of a person via distance Reiki. Was this possible? Can it be done? The short answer is YES. Most definitely it can be done. You must be attuned to the third traditional symbol: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen also known as the Distance Healing symbol (I teach this in my level 2 classes).

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

Keep in mind before you start with any Reiki, that it’s essential that you have the person’s permission to send Reiki, or if this is not possible, than ask permission from Source. You will get a distinct feeling of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Trust your intuition.

“Every answer you ever need lies within your own silence..”
― Ian Tucker, Your Simple Path – Find Happiness in every step.

I personally like to use the “substitute” method of distance Reiki. I use a teddy bear to represent the person or animal, I am doing the Reiki for. I open my session with my invocation/prayer, just as I do with my one-on-one session. For a distance session I will draw and invoke the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen 3 times. Then I go into my treatment exactly the same way I would if I was doing the treatment in person.

Teddy as my substitute

Teddy as my substitute

So for me, that means sweeping over the body 3 times initially (mind, body, soul) and ‘feeling’ through the auric layers if there is anything amiss or if I can pick up what may be going on in the client’s body. Remember the teddy bear ‘becomes’ the person and so energy and information will be emitted to me. Then I go through and ‘clear’ the auric field using the different Reiki symbols (both traditional and non-traditional.) If doing Crystal Reiki, I use my crystal pendulum otherwise I use my hands. Sometimes I will use sound vibration as well as light.

Once I’ve done the sweeps and aura clearing, then I go into clearing the chakras. For the purposes of this article I will demonstrate using my pendulum and chakra stones. I tend to start at the Crown chakra and work my way down to the Base/Root Chakra. In reality it doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you are comfortable.

I hold the pendulum over the Chakra and ask a number of questions: “Does this Chakra need clearing?” or “Is this chakra over active?” The pendulum will rotate either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Keep in mind, I have asked the pendulum before commencing the treatment, what is a yes and what is a no. Every time you use your pendulum you should ask it, what is yes? What is no? It will possibly change. So if you assume clockwise is always a ‘yes’ then you might run into strife. I strongly suggest that you ask the pendulum what direction is yes and what is no, at every new session. Always clear your pendulum after use as well. Always thank the pendulum as well.

So holding the pendulum over the Chakra, I ask for assistance. If the pendulum indicates the Chakra is blocked or over active, I hold it there with the intent of the pendulum healing the blockage or over stimulation. Whilst the pendulum is still swinging, I will use my free hand to inject the corresponding colour into the chakra and use the Reiki symbols, to help clear and soothe the issue. I imagine pushing the colour and symbols in, whilst pulling out any issues. Once the pendulum stops, I thank it, seal the chakra closed with the Christos symbol, and move to the next chakra. If you are not familiar with the Christos symbol you can seal the chakra with any of the symbols you’ve been attuned to and are comfortable with.

Pendulum over chakra

Pendulum over chakra

If not using a pendulum to clear the chakras simply use your hands. Hold you dominant hand in a gun like posture, and rotate. Use your intuition and guidance on this. If the chakra ‘feels’ clear then it is. Notice the thoughts that come into your mind – if you feel peaceful and calm then it’s likely the Chakra is clear. If you suspect it’s blocked (negative feelings and emotions), then it probably is. Keep rotating your hand in a circular motion until you feel more peaceful and calm, indicating the chakra has balanced. Trust your intuition and I can’t emphasise this enough. After you’ve cleared the Chakra, seal it with the Christos symbol (or a symbol of your choice) and continue onto the next one.

Christos Symbol, meaning protection

Christos Symbol, meaning protection

Once I’ve been through and cleared all seven of the major chakras, I tend to do another 3 sweeps of the body, and then I go into my hand positions. Just as I would, if the person was here, physically here in my Reiki Room.

I end my session with “thanks” to Spirit/Universe/Angels and Reiki Guides. I write my report and email it to the client.

Overall though, I most definitely feel that distance Reiki can be used to clear chakras. I hope you’ve found this article helpful.

With love, light and harmony.
Tammy Hatherill

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Tammy Hatherill is the owner/operator of Tammy’s Tarot and Healing. She is a well known Tarot and and Reiki Master/Teacher, and shared her love of tarot for over 12 months with a regular radio segment on 104.1 Territory FM. Tammy is the author of two books: Trapped Behind Bars and The Diary of a Fallen Angel, and is a journalist for numerous organisation: Reiki Rays, Tiny Buddha, Personal Growth and Hypnotherapy Journal Australia. You can find her website at www.tammystarotandhealing.com
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{ 37 comments… add one }
  • sibel July 14, 2014, 1:02 pm

    thank you so much.ı ask to my self to day. how can ı do cyristal healing. this is the answer

  • Tammy Hatherill July 14, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Hi Sibel, I’m glad you enjoyed this article. Yes, I can highly recommend using crystals in your Reiki healing. Crystals are beautiful when used in conjunction with Reiki. Love, light and harmony. Tammy x

  • Susmita July 14, 2014, 5:15 pm

    I loved this article. I have a special dowser which I use for Angel Therapy 🙂 , but the combination of Angel therapy and Reiki feels best 🙂


  • Carol July 15, 2014, 1:30 am

    Wonderful article

    • Tammy Hatherill July 15, 2014, 3:21 am

      Hi Susmita and Carol, thanks for your feedback. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed reading the article. Hugs to both of you. Tammy xxx

  • Sam September 4, 2014, 3:08 am

    I am in love with this teddy! looks cool and scary at the same time lol!
    200/100 for cuteness 🙂

    • Tammy Hatherill September 4, 2014, 6:36 am

      Hi Sam, thanks for the compliment about ‘big ted’. I’ve had him for over 35 years. He was bigger than me when I got him!!! I was a little girl. He’s a darling and receives a lot of Reiki as I use him for all my training as well. Love, light and harmony. Tammy x

  • Sam September 4, 2014, 3:09 am

    amazing article but am in love with this teddy! looks cool and scary at the same time lol!
    200/100 for cuteness of this ted 🙂

  • Dawn October 3, 2014, 9:10 pm

    Thanks for this article. Timely as always.

    I just did Reiki 2 so I’m just getting comfortable with the symbols etc.

    I have a question:- Should one charge for distance healing, ask for a donation or send/give it for free?

    What are your thoughts?

    • Tammy Hatherill - Reiki Master October 4, 2014, 2:26 am

      Hi Dawn, how awesome you are on your reiki journey!! I hope you are enjoying it! With practice you’ll become proficient and comfortable with the symbols and I always say, TRUST your intuition and instincts when using them. As for payment, yes, I firmly believe that if you are practicing professionally then an exchange of energy should take place. So you send reiki and the recipient pays you money, or gives you something in return. However when you are just starting out, and are practising on people and honing your skills, then use your ‘gut’ to determine if you should charge. Maybe a person allowing you to send them reiki is a gift in itself whilst you build on your confidence? With anyone you don’t know, I feel it’s important some exchange takes place. Be mindful about family and friends who want freebies all the time, and learn how to draw your boundaries so you are not taken advantage of. I hope this helps. Big warm hugs. Tammy xxx

  • janet November 1, 2014, 1:24 pm

    thank you very good information!

    • Tammy Hatherill - Reiki Master November 1, 2014, 11:35 pm

      Hi Janet, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the article and found the content and information ‘useful’. Big hugs. Love, light and harmony. Tammy xx

  • Fran January 19, 2015, 3:47 pm

    Hi Janet, I am Reiki II certified and I just went to a Chakra balancing class using a pendulum and essential oils which was fascinating. Do you know if you can use oils doing a Chakra distance healing? How do you incorporate distance reiki and chakra balancing or just pick one? If you are using an object as the person, do you need to clear that field if you will be using that object for different people for a clearing.?
    Thank you

  • Vasant March 25, 2015, 4:16 pm

    I find the article very good as useful for distance reiki treatment.

  • Dr Madhumita Parida April 3, 2015, 8:30 am

    Thank you Tammy. I am a Reiki master, 3rd degree. Practicing from 2004. I always give distant healing to clear chakras and auras. But you need to protect yourself first. I have gone through lots accidents and physical pain after healing so learned to protect myself. Thank you Reiki rays for the informations and articles.

    • Tammy Hatherill - Reiki Master April 3, 2015, 8:44 am

      Hi Dr Madhumita Parida, yes I am aware of protection and always do so. I’m glad you do now and I’m sorry you didn’t do this from the beginning. It sounds as though none of your Reiki Masters taught you this, for you to go through accidents and physical pain. Again I’m glad you know protect. Love, light and harmony. Tammy

  • Dr Madhumita Parida April 3, 2015, 11:57 am

    Love and light dear Tammy. yes you are true. None of my Reiki masters taught me about protection. I have learned it by following several books articles and now of course from Reiki rays.

    • Rajib Pattnaik February 16, 2020, 9:11 pm

      Thanks Madhu for contributing. Hope all is well on your side.

  • Shyam Krishnan April 16, 2015, 2:55 pm

    Hey awesome articles…Thank you all for imparting wisdom 🙂

    Btw I just read above in a comment above that you have to protect yourself. How do you do it? I am a second level channel.

    Thank you so much 🙂

  • Dr Ghanshyam R Patel May 10, 2015, 6:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing a lovely article

  • Jacqueline devlin October 14, 2015, 9:24 pm

    Hi Tammy love all the articles on here and learn a new one every other week I was doing a chakra clearing other night for a client but didn’t use my pendulum who’s called Jacob btw lol I will try this one though sounds awesome thank you for all your articles love and light to you ???????????????????????????? xxx

    • Tammy Hatherill - Reiki Master October 15, 2015, 1:46 am

      Jaqueline, I love, love, love how you’ve named your pendulum. I’ve never thought of doing that. So just as you learn everyday, so do I, just like reading your comment and seeing that you’ve named your pendulum Jacob. I love it!! I’m glad you like the article and trust you’ll find clearing the chakras great with using Jacob. With love, light and harmony. Tammy xxx

  • Patricia September 18, 2016, 10:37 am

    Hi Tammy
    Thank you for sharing this article. I am currently offering Reiki from a level 2 stance and looking forward to developing further. I love the way you have used a teddy bear to help facilitate distance healing. This is something I use in distance healing as I it is a way to help visualize, focus and hold the intended person in mind. I also enjoyed reading about the chakra clearing and what to ask when using crystals. I’m looking forward to reading the e-book.
    Love and light


    • Tammy Hatherill Reiki Master/Teacher September 19, 2016, 5:27 pm

      Hi Patricia, I’m glad the article resonated with you. I agree, using the teddy bear for distance healing is wonderful and it’s my preferred method without a doubt. Love, light and harmony, Tammy x

  • Carol November 23, 2016, 3:18 pm

    Wonderful article. Clear step by step instructions. Thank you

    • Tammy Hatherill November 24, 2016, 5:39 am

      Hi Carol, I’m so glad you enjoyed the article and found the instructions clear. Thanks for taking the time to write. Love, light and harmony. Tammy xx

      • jaya March 15, 2017, 5:04 am

        grt article tammy. I have a question when sending reiki to chakras on the person himself, do we also need to send reiki using hand positions or chakras is enough. thanks

        • Tammy Hatherill March 15, 2017, 9:13 am

          Hi Jaya, thanks for your question and taking the time to ask after reading the article. Just like any reiki treatment, it’s totally up to you what you do (and its the same in a distance reiki.) Each person will require different things and so you as the practitioner need to determine what that person requires. I can’t tell you and no-one else can tell you. Your intuition and instincts will give you all the answers you need. I trust this helps to answer your question. With love, light and harmony. Tammy xx

  • Tanya March 16, 2017, 6:04 am

    Hello I know this may be an older article but I would like to know your way of cleaning the bears energy in between clients and disconnecting the clients energy to the bear? Also side note i love your reiki cards. I have started sleeping with them under my pillow and can feel the energy strong after settling for a few minutes.

    • Tammy Hatherill March 16, 2017, 8:30 am

      Hi Tanya, so glad you are enjoying the Reiki Chakra Cards. I use the Raku symbol to disconnect after most sessions, be it via distance or in person. It looks like lightening to cut through the chords of energy and separate the energies and then has a ground affect. I do draw this symbol above the bear in the air. I trust this helps.

  • R. K. Sinha December 16, 2017, 12:59 am

    Many thanks for sharing lovely article.

    • Tammy Hatherill December 16, 2017, 2:57 am

      Thank you R. K. Sinha, I”m so glad you enjoyed the article. I appreciate you taking the time to write your comment.

  • Kajal April 15, 2018, 6:19 pm

    Thank you for information

  • Ranie Bhalla April 8, 2019, 2:30 am

    Hi …
    I am a Reiki Master with 4 levels …
    I loved your article which is very informative.
    Plz.keep sending more..
    Ranie Bhalla.

  • ishamreiki June 10, 2019, 9:06 am

    Excellent & thanks for your much needed guidance .

  • Muktesh Dholakia June 25, 2019, 5:23 am

    I do cleans and give distance reiki believing my body to be of my patients, is it ok? Or I should have an object only before me?

  • Muktesh Dholakia June 25, 2019, 5:25 am

    I enjoyed the article. Very informative, simple language and with logical flow.

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