Talking to a very good student last week helped me realise that a reminder is needed of the three pillars of Reiki treatment practice for Reiki students –

  1. Self treatment to be done regularly, everyday if possible;
  2. Giving Reiki treatments to other people, as and when possible.
  3. Receiving Reiki treatments from other people, as and when needed.

All three are needed to receive the full complement of Reiki healing. Reiki is an Eastern tradition where it is practised and received regularly to maintain wellbeing. It is best not to wait till one is unwell because a lot more healing is needed to restore wellbeing than to maintain it. Learning Reiki does not mean that we do not need to receive Reiki treatments from other people.

Normally a Reiki student can join the monthly Reiki Share to be able to give and receive hands-on Reiki treatment with other people. A Reiki student can also swap treatments with another Reiki student. Or the most luxurious option to receive a Reiki treatment is to pay for a treatment and allow yourself to simply receive.

At this time of social distancing, while hands-on treatments are not an option, I have been offering online Reiki Shares for Reiki students, every week since end of March, where we practice self treatment with the community. It feels as if we receive the benefits of self treatment, giving Reiki treatments and receiving Reiki treatments, all the three pillars of Reiki treatment practice in that mystical, sacred space.

Even at this time, it is possible to receive Reiki treatments remotely. I continue to offer distant Reiki treatments. Using second degree Reiki practice, I help the recipient connect with Reiki, Universal Life Force Energy to enable them to receive the healing that is needed at all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Second degree practice is the advanced level of Reiki practice that has been helping Reiki practitioners connect with people and situations they cannot place their hands on, for many many years. Just as a Reiki practitioner uses their hands to give a treatment in-person, second degree Reiki practice can be used to give a Reiki treatment remotely, when it is not possible to be with the recipient in-person and place hands on their body. I learnt second degree Reiki in 2001. My motivation at the time was to send Reiki to my family in India, while living in the UK.

I dedicate 30 minutes for being in silence and stillness when doing the distant Reiki treatment. I offer a phone call before the distant treatment to understand your need; and after the treatment to answer any questions or to offer support, if needed.

Just as we don’t judge ourselves for self treating everyday, or for needing it, we do not need to judge ourselves for feeling the need for a Reiki treatment from another person. We do not need to deny ourselves either.

Anybody can receive Reiki healing, in-person or remotely, who would like to. You do not have to be a Reiki student to receive distant Reiki treatment.

Please contact me if you would like to receive a distant Reiki treatment.