Written by: Nikki Scheidecker, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher
At a time where social distancing is creating an empty table in my practice, I wanted to share with you some information about distance Reiki. Many of you know a large portion of my practice involves hands on Intuitive Therapies, you have likely received Reiki while you've been on my table. Distance Reiki is a way for you to experience energywork from the comfort of your ow
Reiki is a form of energy work that helps to balance chakras, and the energy field. Distance Reiki is added to a Reiki practitioners toolbox in the second degree attunements. When the distance symbol is invoked by a Reiki practitioner, the healing energy is able to travel across space and time. The connection that occurs works according to the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all energy, matter and part of a larger whole.
When I first began studying and practicing Reiki, I was extremely skeptical. Many of my concerns had to do with old patterns that I had not taken the time to explore. The story of how Reiki began is fascinating. Dr. Mikao Usui was on a quest to discover how Jesus was able to heal people with just a touch, the power of prayer. Prayer works large in part because we believe we can send others our love, blessings and intentions, connecting through the power of whomever our God happens to be. I believe Reiki works on similar principles, and that Reiki energy does not come from the symbol, but from the Universal Life Force Energy from our Creator.
In the first years of my practice after becoming attuned to the symbols of Reiki, I experienced many exciting energetic sessions with my clients. I could feel it, and better yet, my clients could. During sessions, people would ask why my hands were so hot, or they'd mention how when I worked on one part of their body, they could feel me working on another part - at the other end of the table.
A distance session works very much like in person sessions. The only difference is you, the client are in your own comfortable space. I set aside a convenient time for my client, to connect on the phone. We chat for a short while, to see how they are doing, what is going on, we talk about what to expect, how to be during the session, and answer any questions. The client then gets into a comfortable position where they can sit or lay for the session time, and we begin the session.
Upon finishing the session, I will have the client give me a call so we can discuss their experience. Distance Reiki clients often report feelings of relaxation, happiness, empowerment, ease and relief from pain. Sometimes, their energetic experiences feel even more powerful, because they were not physically present with me. Being able to be in their own space with no distractions, can sometimes evoke a deeper, peaceful feeling.
We all have access to this life force energy, as it flows through every living being. Distance Reiki is one of many ways to connect and channel this energy for the healing benefit of others. I've been called to share distance Reiki with you especially during this time of social distancing. When you are ready to experience your session, please let me know!
Nikki Scheidecker LMT, RMT