Attunements online? Well vox me.
Voxer, Slack, Loom, House Party, Teams and Zoom … do any of these sound familiar? As I become more and more educated in the ways of the digital world, it has become obvious to me and our colleagues across the globe that distance healing is no longer a barrier to connection nor, it would seem, the transference of Reiki energy. Yes, COVID-19 has been awful, but it has also gifted us with incredible new ways of doing. For Reiki, a healing modality based on Universal Life Force energy, these new ways of doing, especially online, have been an absolute blessing not only in spreading the Reiki love from practitioner to client, but in allowing more people than ever to begin their own experience with this amazing healing modality.
Remember, we are all energy. Reiki is the channelling of that energy to balance or clear blocked energy within our bodies. What we have learned both anecdotally and through study, is that space or distance does not affect the transference of this energy (we only need to look at how the last US election affected some of us here in Australia with feelings of anxiety at similar levels to those actually living in America!) What does this mean for Reiki?
Distance healing has been around for a long time. I’ve given incredibly powerful distant healings: one client located three suburbs away even heard my dogs bark during a distant treatment! For the Universal School of Reiki this is HUGE, as it signifies that distant attunements to Reiki energy are also effective. In fact, we have already proven this through a number of online Level 1, 2 and 3 attunements.
COVID-19 has delivered the amazing gift of online connection, one I am incredibly excited to implement through my online Reiki courses. For our practitioners, it means being able to spread that distance healing Reiki energy to family, friends and clients in the next room, suburb or across the globe. Reiki does no harm: it’s all energy, and it’s all love- even online!
If you would like more information on clinical studies regarding Reiki, here are two which are quite fascinating:
Energy Medicine: Current Status and Future Perspectives
Looks at the links between science and ‘energy medicine’ ie Reiki!
“Quantum physics teaches us there is no difference between energy and matter. All systems in the human being, from the atomic to the molecular level, are constantly in motion-creating resonance. This resonance is important to understanding how subtle energy directs and maintains health and wellness in the human being. Energy medicine (EM) … is the use of known subtle energy fields to therapeutically assess and treat energetic imbalances, bringing the body’s systems back to homeostasis (balance).”
Ross, Christina L. “Energy Medicine: Current Status and Future Perspectives.” Global advances in health and medicine vol. 8 2164956119831221. 27 Feb. 2019, doi:10.1177/2164956119831221
Distant Healing Intention Therapies: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence
Another good synopsis on the patchy evidence regarding distant healing. The biggest problem? It’s hard to difficult to set up experiments and trials which categorically test distant healing. What we do have says it works!
Radin, Dean et al. “Distant Healing Intention Therapies: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence.” Global advances in health and medicine vol. 4, Suppl (2015): 67-71. doi:10.7453/gahmj.2015.012.suppl