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Ask Reiki Rays Podcast #1: Should I Feel a Tingling, or Heat, or Cold, when Channeling Reiki Healing Energy?

Ask Reiki Rays Podcast #1: Should I feel a tingling, or heat, or cold, when channeling Reiki healing energy?

Ask your own question here, and find the transcript for this podcast below.

Question by Bev Greenwood:


I’ve been attuned to my Level 2 Reiki and at the time of my second attunement, my Reiki Master at one point said that she could feel when the Reiki started to flow. She felt a tingling in the palms of her hands.

I’ve never got this feeling and I’m not sure if I should, or how do I know that I’ve got Reiki coming through. I’d be interested to hear what you say. Thank you.

Answer by Kathi Rancourt:

Greetings and Namaste, Bev.

You asked if you’re not sure if you should feel tingling, like your Reiki Master said she feels. I also heard you wondering how you can be sure that Reiki is coming through.

All of us as practitioners have varying experiences when using healing Reiki energy. While I may see images in my mind, you might not. While you might feel heat, or cold, or tingling, another practitioner may not have any sensation at all. Some of us see colors, or even feel or sense colors rather than feeling tingling that your Reiki Master describes. In short, we all feel, see, hear, or sense something different when channeling Reiki energy to our clients. Some of us might simply go on faith, that since we’ve been attuned by our Reiki Master, the Reiki is activated and is working through us.

After being attuned, the best thing one can do for himself or herself is to practice, practice, practice. Use Reiki healing energy on everyone and everything: plants, cars, animals, situations, etc. I like to use the Cho Ku Rei symbol on food or drink that I’m going to ingest as well.

There aren’t any hard or fast rules when using Reiki, and as I said, we all have varying experiences and sensations when using it. There are no should or should not’s. I like to say don’t “should” all over yourself. Just allow yourself to be, whilst using the healing energy, and be assured that the healing energy is flowing through you and the Universe is supporting you in every session and every time that you call upon the Reiki Grandmasters, Reiki Angels, and Reiki Spirits.

Remember that it’s your intention that matters, and not your experience or the sensations. Simply believe without expectations.

I hope I answered your question Bev. Sending you divine Reiki blessings!

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • edgar April 20, 2015, 9:32 pm

    Grwat question and answer! I hope to hear more and longer pidcasts in the future! Consider me aFAN! ReikiRays rocks!

    • Myrna April 20, 2015, 11:39 pm

      Like the pod cast, great idea

    • Reiki Nurse July 30, 2018, 11:57 pm

      Dear Edgar:

      Thank you for your kind words, dear. I love Reiki Rays, too 🙂

      Peace, Love & Light to you

      Kathi (Reiki Nurse)

  • nrsn May 7, 2015, 2:01 pm


    • Reiki Nurse July 30, 2018, 11:55 pm

      Dear nrsn:

      No one knows the day or hour that a Soul completes its cycle on this plane of existence except perhaps the Creator. Therefore, no one can answer that question.

      Peace, Love & Light to you ~

      Kathi (Reiki Nurse)

  • Evelyn Chuter May 7, 2015, 2:46 pm

    That’s the same question I were going to ask. Ya know, about what should we feel during attunement. I’l be honest with you and I hope I’m wrong. I received my Reiki attunements and lessons from a place that works by donations. I don’t know what’s wrong, maybe it just me, but I don’t feel anything anything. And when I try to help my family members and who give me permission to work on them. I don’t seem do very good. It there a reason that Reiki will work better for some people than others. Isn’t it suppose to work on everyone? I keep hearing that it’s suppose to work everyone

    • Reiki Nurse July 30, 2018, 11:50 pm

      Dear Evelyn:

      Everyone has a different experience when working with energy ~ their own, others & Universal flow. Many healers are drawn to a modality long before he or she is actually in alignment to channel the powerful energy. Start by working on yourself every night as you lie in bed. Sometimes this helps to ‘activate’ the energy.

      Here’s a suggestion: Bring your entire Being into the practice: Try praying to your Higher Power, your Source, whether you call It ‘God’ ‘Goddess’ ‘Allah’ ‘Jesus’ etc. Ask for guidance & assistance in using powerful Reiki & also invite your team of Angels or Guides.. Say a prayer privately before your client arrives, something like this: “Dear God: Please help me use Reiki Energy only for Good, Healing & Light. Help me & guide me as I work with this client”

      Then open yourself: your Heart, your Soul to your Higher Power’s Energy & imagine yourself connecting with the Pure Energy of Reiki. If you wish to imagine it being a color or a swirl of colors, feel free. There are no hard, fast ‘rules’ or rigidity with the flow of energy.

      Imagine it flowing into you via your Crown Chakra or your Heart or your eyes, even. Just imagine it working its way into and around you, aligning your Chakras from Crown to Base. Feel the warm, Reiki Energy flowing through your entire Being, through each Chakra ~ you can even notice the colors as the Reiki Energy passes through each Chakra. Make this your meditation each night as you lay falling asleep. Try to not to put any limitations on yourself or your practice. Allow yourself to simply BE. Allow the Reiki to simply flow. And if you fall asleep during your practice, be all right with that. It is what is it.

      Try that and see if Reiki begins to flow more freely for you! Good Work & Reiki Blessings!

      Kathi (Reiki Nurse)

  • Rita May 19, 2015, 6:25 pm

    Hi dear I am a Reiki master and I would like to know how to open the 3rd eye .any just suggestion .i tried to many different meditaion and I am still trying . Thank you love and light rita ❤️

    • Maulik Gandhi June 6, 2015, 12:04 pm

      Hi Rita,
      I’m also searching for the same. I’m also doing meditation with OM. but it requires to do everyday on regular base. Other then this I’m also finding a different way to activate my 3rd eye or AJNA CHAKRA.

      God Bless You

      Thank you

    • Reiki Nurse July 31, 2018, 12:19 am

      Greetings, dear Rita:

      LOL! If I knew the answer to your question, I wouldn’t need to be typing a response to you. I’d just beam it over!

      Seriously, when meditating on a regular basis, I’ve actually felt my 3rd Eye softening. I’ve even had moments of seeing a brilliant light with sparks of tiny lights bursting around it as my 3rd Eye relaxed and began to soften and, I assume, open. It was as though I was viewing the bright lights through a slit or a blind. I’ve not achieved fully opening my 3rd Eye yet. I’ve been a slow learner in the meditation department, but it has started to get easier for me to focus for longer times over the last year.

      In my experience, it takes more focused & intense meditation sessions to achieve some of the extraordinary benefits of meditation. Some people spend an hour or more in meditation daily, some spend more, some less. Up until about a year ago, I still had days when I didn’t meditate until it was time for sleep. On those days, it seemed my days were more stressful and less centered.

      Rita, I can’t tell you specifically how to open your 3rd Eye, but I believe the more we practice, the better we get. Lately, I’ve been attempting to use some of the new symbols I’ve learned recently ~ to help with grounding my space before meditation.

      Some people’s Spiritual Awakening is like a bolt of lightening striking ~ it happens instantaneously & all at once. Other’s experience a slow, steady road to awakening ~ either way, each of us will eventually achieve an experience.

      Peace, Love & Blessings ~

      Kathi (Reiki Nurse)

  • TJ Chandler November 24, 2018, 10:51 am

    I am doing a reiki course on udemy .com. I have looked all over and can’t find a way to contact my instructor. I’m at a point where my studies are asking me to pick which method i am going to use from the ones we learned about before…..NO WE DIDNT. I looked from the beginning to end and even used the search engine for “Method”. nope.
    Is there somewhere i can learn these methods and pick which one works best for me??

  • Reiki Nurse December 19, 2018, 1:01 pm

    Greetings, TJ!

    I’m so sorry I have no answer for you. You would have to contact some at Udemy to get your questions answered regarding any course they provide.

    I’m in the process of developing online courses at Teachable.com for all levels of Usui Reiki as well as for Holy Fire Reiki. I will also be available to my students on an on-going basis via my website email.

    Peace, Love & Bright Reiki Blessings!

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