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Let’s Take the “WooWoo” Factor Out of Distance Healing

Article by Patti Deschaine

Distance healing? Really? What kind of nonsense is this? Send Reiki over time and space? Preposterous! Our earth bound psyches call out for a logical, concrete explanation.

And yet…the simple fact is, you can absolutely send Reiki over time and space. It’s being done all over the world, right now, even as you read these words.

Pure, universal healing sent with love and light from one location to another, some with specific targets, some sent free form to the earth, sea, skies. Healing the land, animals, people and situations across town or across the world.

If you have trouble with the concept, think of radio waves, you can’t see them, but still they manage to broadcast the latest pop song to your radio. You can’t see your neighbor’s wifi but if you knew the secret code, you could use it to surf the web.
Sending Reiki long distance is very much the same as doing a healing session in your living room. It starts with you, grounded, relaxed, and using breath and intent to connect to universal energy. Use your symbols, Cho Ku Rei, the power symbol, Sei He Ki for emotional healing and, of course, Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, the distance symbol. Call in your spirit guides for assistance to bring about the highest good. Focus and feel the energy move within you and out through your hands.

Here are some techniques to make distance healing a reality in your realm.

The teddy bear – Hold a teddy bear on your lap and place your hands on it as if you were doing a healing for someone physically present. Move your hand different areas to simulate working on different parts of the body.

The pillow – Same premise as the teddy bear. Heal different “parts” of the pillow (front, back, etc) as if it were your client.

The raincloud – focus on an image of a big silver raincloud, send Reiki to it until it is full then “place” the cloud strategically where it will “rain” Reiki healing down to your target. The cloud can be programmed to rain Reiki at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and so on, Just picture a clock superimposed on your raincloud and “see” the hands of the clock spin. This way, you can provide round the clock Reiki for situations that require extensive healing, without your having to sit and deliver it for many hours. I used this method to treat my sick dog when I had to be away all day at work, but you could use it to send Reiki to a hospitalized friend or neighbor.

How you choose to practice distance healing is entirely up to you. You may find some of the above suggestions work well for you or you may choose not to use them. While it is helpful to have a name and a photo to focus your healing intent on, I often practice distance healing with simply an intent and an image in my mind of the person, animal or place I want to reach with Reiki.

Distance healing can be very specific, such as sending Reiki to Aunt Jilly’s ailing liver, or as general as surrounding Aunt Jilly with a beautiful golden light of healing and protection. Use your intuition and go with what you are drawn to.

Complete your healing session with a verbal disconnect and a positive affirmation for your healing session. “I disconnect with Aunt Jilly. You are blessed and divine, healthy and strong, safe and protected.”

Sending Reiki over time is enormously helpful when it comes to healing past trauma or allaying fear of future events. Simply focus your intent on the past event, maybe to a person specifically, perhaps even to yourself as a child. Send love and light to that child to heal immature emotions and allow forgiveness in.

Sending Reiki to a future event will allow you to approach it with a sense of peace instead of nervousness. Use the distance symbol to send Reiki to dental or surgical appointments, the doctors, nurses and technicians involved, your niece’s wedding, your son’s graduation. It is not to control or change future events, but to allow the event to unfold naturally with an outcome that is for the highest good.

I also send Reiki to people I see every day. I send Reiki to airplanes I see landing and to car accidents and ambulances. I send Reiki to homeless dogs and cats I see on social media.

Distance healing is not all that mysterious when you get into the habit of practicing it. Give it a try. Send healing to the ocean to protect the creatures who call it home, or to the sky to help clean the air of pollutants. Send healing to a natural disaster to help those affected to recover. Better yet, send daily healing to the world and all living things to create balance and calm and there will be fewer natural and man-made disasters. You can make a difference. And don’t forget to send some of that healing energy to yourself!

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Patti Deschaine

Patti Deschaine

Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at http://majaenergyworksandreikihealing.com and https://www.facebook.com/MajaEnergyWorks.


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  • kumar August 17, 2014, 1:26 pm

    Very nice mam

  • Valerie August 28, 2014, 5:57 pm

    I like the cloud idea with the clock. I have a friend in a different time zone who is undergoing radiation so this is brilliant! Thank you!

  • Linda August 28, 2014, 6:44 pm

    Great tips! Got a lot out of it.

  • Koko San August 29, 2014, 1:34 am

    Great article! I encourage all Reiki Teachers to practice distant healing with their students and not just talk about it. I practice the Teddy Bear distant healing with all of my level 2 and advanced students, we exchange the treatment one person on a treatment bed in a separate room and the other one giving through the proxy (doll etc.). I would say about 90% of all students can feel the treatment while receiving, because of that they will feel confident to use the treatment in the future.

  • Dennis August 29, 2014, 9:30 am

    I have sent Reiki many times without success, so why isn’t it working?
    Have a blessed day!

  • Catherine September 1, 2014, 10:25 am

    I always send Reiki to people I see, ambulances, animals and anything I see on internet etc. I always felt a bit daft and thought I was some how crazy to do it on one level and knowing that Reiki would go to them on another level if they were open..So glad to hear its is okay to do. I also love the cloud and will incorporate that into my distance healings Thank you x

  • Lis September 10, 2014, 3:04 pm

    I love this article. Thanks so much! X

  • Baraka October 10, 2014, 3:14 am

    I use distance healing far more than direct healing, because I live in a rural area that’s not very accepting of such “woo-woo” stuff. I have sent Reiki to a friend recovering from surgery by filling her favorite water pot (we were dancers together for many years and did a pot balancing dance often) so that she could gulp down healing whenever the pain was severe, or when she just wanted to heal faster. Her PT (physical therapist) says he’s never seen anyone heal so quickly or regain such good range of motion after knee replacement, even from people much younger!

    I’ve also sent it to my past self to heal emotional wounds with great success. When I drive along the ocean shore, I send Reiki to the ocean to heal it. There are so many ways of sending Reiki, and it always goes where it is most needed.

  • Jilly October 14, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Love this article Patti, thank you <3

  • Joanne J. October 14, 2014, 8:48 pm

    Well written and informative. Thank you. ❤

  • Helen June 19, 2015, 8:49 am

    lovley article, I like the part about comparing it to unseen radio waves – I’ve never quite known how to explain it.

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