Distance Reiki healing is a hassle-free, self-care practice that can engage our Relaxation Response, interrupt destructive behaviours and patterns, promote greater self awareness and wrap our traumatised parts in unconditional love.
What is Distance Reiki
Distance Reiki (Ray-kee) is the practice of sharing Reiki energy while the Reiki Practitioner is in one place, and you are in another.
Reiki is spiritual energy - the life-force energy that is the essence of everyone and everything. This limitless, powerful, unconditional love at the core of everything is what unifies and connects us all, meaning we can share Reiki energy from anywhere.
I believe it's this compassionate and non-judgemental energy that Reiki Practitioners offer through Reiki and Distance Reiki sessions, that continues to make Reiki a timeless and popular healing modality all around the world.
Reiki comes from our heart, not our hands.
- Frans Stiene
Distance Reiki healing supports our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in the same ways that in-person Reiki sessions provide, but with the added benefit of convenience.
When you book Distance Reiki Healing sessions with me, you can expect to receive the same level of care and compassion that you’d get if you were here with me in person.
During Distance Reiki sessions, I send Reiki energy from my healing room as you relax in the comfort of your own home or chosen space. Oftentimes being in your own familiar space promotes even more relaxation and therefore greater possibilities for healing.
The Healing Potential of Distance Reiki
Distance Reiki is hassle-free self-care
Just the mention of self-care can feel infuriating when it feels like "yet another thing on my to-do list". Self-care is supposed to feel reinvigorating, not create more stress for us, but the reality is that it often just feels like "another thing I gotta do on top of everything else I gotta do".
This is where the convenience of Distance Reiki is really helpful.
Distance Reiki sessions eliminate the need to travel to and from a healing room, so you save precious time while enhancing your energy. This gives you the freedom to instead dedicate your time and energy to what matters most to you.
Because you don't need any special tools or complicated processes to receive Distance Reiki, sessions are easily taken at any time that suits you. You don't need to lay down, you could simply sit somewhere peaceful - perhaps a park bench, or take a stroll along the beach. You could even enjoy your Distance Reiki sessions from a quiet meeting room over your lunch break at the office. The point is it's flexible and can work into your life however you'd like it to.
How could Distance Reiki fit into your life so that self-care works for you?
Reiki supports a return to our centre and a sense of calm strength
I know as a mother, I feel concern for the health and wellbeing of my family and pets. I also know that I need to take care of myself so that I can be of most help to the people around me.
For me this means being calm and centred, maintaining a positive mindset in difficult times, practicing meditation daily, and seeking healing when my self-care routine needs extra support.
If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.
- Deepak Chopra
When I delay taking care of myself because "I'm too busy" or I think "I can handle it", I find that I inevitably collapse under the pressure. I become snappy and short-tempered with those I love, behave in ways I later regret, and feel so emotionally wiped that I withdraw from social activity. You've probably felt this way at times too right?
I feel disappointed in myself in these moments because I know I'm not being my best self and I'm hurting the people I care about.
If you can relate, then you may find that regularly receiving the unconditionally loving energy of Distance Reiki feels like a much needed hug from a friend. It helps us return to our centre and embody a sense of calm, so we aren't unintentionally hurting those we love.
Distance Reiki supports our natural ability to self-repair
As I explained more fully in this article, ongoing physical and emotional stress is hugely detrimental to our health and wellbeing.
When our Stress Response is activated, even at low levels but chronically, it weakens our immune system making us more susceptible to illness. It also disables our body’s natural ability to self-repair so recovery from illness is slow.
During these times of Covid-19 where illness, self-isolation or travel restrictions may prevent you from leaving your home, Distance Reiki is an excellent option to consider.
Distance Reiki supports our body to disengage the Stress Response and instead activate our Relaxation Response so that our immune system and self-healing mechanisms can operate at an optimal level.
Distance Reiki helps us to stop engaging in destructive behaviour
The Stress Response shuts down the part of our brain required for rational thinking and creative problem solving, so when under pressure we end up resorting to reactive behaviours like shouting, withdrawing, procrastinating or controlling. We typically couple this with unhealthy, short-term stress relief found in food, alcohol, binge-watching Netflix etc.
We don't feel good about ourselves when we behave in destructive ways because we intuitively know we aren't expressing our true self. Instead our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are coming from a place of unconscious habit, unhealed trauma and social conditioning.
But during Reiki sessions (including Distance Reiki), we can engage our body's natural Relaxation Response to interrupt these patterns, gain greater self awareness and wrap our traumatised parts in unconditional love.
This is how Reiki can help us to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, improve our quality of sleep and increase our feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
Are you aware of the parts of yourself that are crying out to be heard? What are your destructive patterns you'd like to break? Will you allow Reiki to support you with this?
Distance Reiki opens us to pure potential where anything is possible
When we are faced with uncertainty or challenges that are physically or emotionally difficult, Distance Reiki can also support us on a level that goes beyond the physical realm.
Reiki is spiritual energy so it offers spiritual support. By its very nature this makes many of Reiki's effects difficult to explain, mysterious and hard to quantify.
Reiki encompasses the realm of pure potential - anything is possible!
Reiki energy can be described as limitless, expansive and non-judgemental while being powerfully loving, gentle and supportive. Often it's the "limitless possibility" aspect that produces outcomes that are unexpected or unexplainable.
While Distance Reiki sessions are just a short moment in time, the effects of allowing this energy into our life can be likened to a beautiful seed that is planted inside of us. The effects ripple within and around us and it's not uncommon to hear that even many years later, surprising moments of serendipity continue to bless the lives that Reiki has touched.
I continue to be surprised at the blessings Reiki unearths in my life, I'm curious to see what it could do for you.
If you'd like to deepen your understanding of the incredible physiological benefits that feelings of wellbeing have on your body's cells, you can read this article.
If you'd like to learn more about Reiki Healing you can read about the use of Reiki for Healing here.
If you have children who are feeling anxious, you may like to watch this short video series I created for parents. It demonstrates simple exercises that teach kids how we can use our breath, our body and our thoughts to change how we feel.
While the exercises in these videos are designed for kids, they are equally beneficial for adults too. After all, our nervous system is in constant communication with the nervous systems of the people around us. If we can quickly return to calm ourselves, it's much easier to support our children to do the same.
And in summary, receiving Distance Reiki is just as transformative as receiving it in person. If you're curious to experience how Distance Reiki can support you, I'd love to be of service.
With love and gratitude,