Reiki : How Distant Healing Works

Energy is omnipresent. The Universe is energy, what we know as God is energy, and we ourselves are nothing but energy bodies. It might take us many lifetimes to evolve spiritually and live in the experience of it, however for every energy healer and Reiki practitioner, this truth forms the core of his / her belief and practice.

And for the nonbelievers, the simple explanation is that if the electro magnetic waves (radio waves, telephone and wireless, microwaves, X-Rays, etc) can transmit through space, then why can’t an energy (that heals) travel thousands of kilometres, sometimes across the world, to reach its destination. Just because you don’t see, does not mean it doesn’t exist. The human eye, after all, is extremely limited in its range and can see only 1% of the visible light spectrum.

For traditional Usui Reiki practitioners, anyone who had completed the Level II, can do Distant Reiki. One just needs the name and address, to direct Reiki’s sacred healing energy to the recipient.

The healing works at a subtle level. While often the effect can be felt within three consecutive Distant Reiki sessions, sometimes it is only after a few weeks of the sessions getting over that one gets a feedback from a satisfied client, a relative or a friend. It is important to know that Reiki is not a substitute for medicine, but is complementary, and helps in the healing process by making a person feel more positive mentally and relaxed.

I have been a Reiki practitioner for almost 15 years, and in all these years I have found Reiki to be extremely effective in healing trauma and other mental issues like depression and sleep disorders.

Every Reiki session is a sacred ritual. A client may be hundreds of kilometers away, but you are connected with him/her through the Universal Energy. Before starting the session, according to an individual’s belief one requests the Gods and Goddess, Jesus, Mother Mary, the Archangels, the guardian angels of both the practitioner and the client and other spiritual beings, to be present, and help in the healing process.

Most energy healers like me are often “shown” the etheric body of the client and are able to perceive the energy blocks in the body. Sometimes what one sees can be something unexpected. For instance, while giving Distant Reiki to a 23-year-old young man who was suffering from constant nightmares and consequently couldn’t sleep for days, I was “shown” that he was strapped like a mummy from head to toe with energy cords, tightly binding him. It took two consecutive days of Reiki with some Angel Therapy, and his nightmares just vanished, helping him to get sound sleep.

From sending Reiki to situations like a natural calamity in some corner of the world, to sending healing for peace in a strife-ridden region, there is no limit to Distant Reiki.

One important aspect that I keep reminding myself is that a Reiki practitioner is just a tool, a medium for the sacred energy to transmit to the recipient. It is therefore important to not take pride in the doership – for it is only God who heals, in His own time, and His way.

(Sudipta Dev Chakraborti is a Mumbai, India based writer, Reiki Master Teacher, Akashic Records Reader. Contact:

19 Comments on “Reiki : How Distant Healing Works

  1. I have done Reiki level 2 about 3 years back and have been practicing distance healing since. Reiki has transformed my life in so many different ways. Thanks for sharing your insights in this article.

  2. I’ve heard about this but I haven’t tried it yet. I might at some point. It sounds helpful!

  3. I have an acquaintance who has a Reiki master but I never understood what it was really interesting and fascinating.

  4. I have heard of Reiki before but I didn’t really research to find out what it was. Thank you for this explanation, it makes sense.

  5. Reiki has always been extremely interesting to me. Thanks so much for explaining this in such an informative way.

  6. Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a
    system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are
    transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient. The
    purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages,
    accelerate natural healing, balance subtle bodies energies and support other medical modalities including
    traditional therapies. I really liked your article in here.

  7. Thank you for reminding me about reiki. I used to practice reiki but I have stopped doing it for many years. I have completed level 1 so I cant do distance healing yet. I might start practising again.

  8. I am loving this and would love to learn and give this a try myself. I am going to look into this more as it sounds like the perfect fit for me and appreciate your sharing.

  9. I am loving this post and want to give this a try for myself. I had heard of this in the past but appreciate this enlightening post as it sounds perfect for me about now 🙂

  10. this blog post is indeed very deep and meaningful..i haven’t ever heard of Reiki is completely new but it sounds very helpful and inspiring..Will surely try it out…

  11. I like how you explained the concept. I would radiate distant healing to people I know with this post.

  12. Interesting and cool to know this. Thank you for sharing. Will look more into this.

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