Distant Reiki, or Remote Reiki, refers to the practice of sharing the healing energy of Reiki across time and space and, just as with an in-person Reiki session, supports healing on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The basic premise is that everything is connected; that there is no separation; that our energy field not only extends beyond our physical body but in fact extends indefinitely, which means that we are constantly interacting, on some level, with the entire world.
Have you ever known something was going to happen before it did? Had a prescient dream? Thought of someone and then they called you two minutes later? Experienced that sense of déjà vu when meeting someone for the “first” time?
These are all examples that support the conceptual underpinnings of remote energy work, which Albert Einstein summarized so succinctly when he said, “Space and time are not conditions in which we live; they are merely modes in which we think.”
I first learned the technique of distant Reiki in 2012 in a Reiki Level 2 class. I was a bit skeptical, at first about whether there was any truth to this far out idea, and then, once I began to wrap my mind around it, I wondered if I would actually be able to do it. And now, eight years later, even after being on both ends of sessions from Chicago to Indiana, from the Dominican Republic to Chicago, from adult me to teenage me, and even after teaching this technique over the past four years, I still sometimes find it hard to believe.
This is because we live in a world that teaches us, from the moment we are born, that logic trumps inner knowing, that the Newtonian physics of separation overrules the connection demonstrated by quantum physics, that the world is a scary place in which we are all alone.
Just as in-person Reiki sessions at first require a stepping outside of the box, distant Reiki invites you to experience a paradigm shift that reveals – through direct experience – what so many great spiritual leaders have taught for centuries: that separation is an illusion.