My tips for making the most of your distant Reiki healing
It’s hard for our practical brains to process, but we don’t need to be physically in the same place at the same time for a Reiki healing, as Reiki is a universal energy that surrounds us all. I discuss that more here if you want to understand the difference between distant sessions and in person.
At the start of your session, I will set the intention that the Reiki energy is received at the best time for you. There’s no need for you to actually do anything, once you have booked your session and given me permission to work with your energy in this way.
I find from personal experience that it’s extra beneficial and enjoyable to try some of the following ideas to really soak up those healing waves. Here’s what I suggest, see what appeals to you.
Treat this time like a meditation, or your yoga practice, or take a long, deep, bubbly bath. Create a peaceful environment, whether that is going outside at work and finding a park bench in the sun, or sitting under a tree for 10-20 minutes.
If you’re at home, sit in your favourite meditation space, a beautiful spot in your backyard, or lie on your bed if you feel like a rest. Make the space comfortable with cushions and a blanket if needed, use your crystals, essential oils, or incense to create atmosphere.
Devote this short time just to you.
Sit, or lie comfortably, and make sure you won’t be too cold. Close your eyes and take several deep, slow breaths to relax. Tell your chatty mind that it is not needed right now. No-one needs you right now, you have no-where else to be, just here.
Bring your focus to the sounds around you, if thoughts or questions or ideas come into your mind, just let them be there, and then go. Don’t latch on and go down that path. If you feel your attention wander, just return to following your breath in and out.
State your intention to receive the healing energy being sent your way.
That is all you need to do. Forget concepts of time according to the clock, your timezone in the world, and your current physical location. Just trust that whatever you need, is coming to you right now, at the perfect time for you. This may seem a bit hard to believe, but suspend your doubts and skepticism for this time.
Go back to your breath, a simple way to stay focused on the moment is to slowly count your breaths, 1 on the in breath, 2 on the out breath. Start again. And again. And so on. Keep it really simple.
Just relax in this space for as long as you feel comfortable, it may be 5 minutes, it may be half an hour. You may fall asleep, nothing wrong with that – unless you’re in the bath, that’s probably not a great idea. When you feel ready, again, take 3 really deep, really slow, really big breaths to tell your body it’s time to change gears.
Don’t jump up and rush back into your day! Try to imagine a protective buffer around you, keeping you feeling relaxed.
Take a moment to write down any thoughts that popped up during your time, often the most golden ideas come to you in these quiet moments.
Go about your day, and take note of anything that comes up; you might think of a particular situation or person, something that’s been bothering you that you are ready to address, or you might have some ideas and inspiration drop in.