How does universal healing energy work? (Remote Reiki)

The concept of universal healing energy, as applied in remote Reiki or distance healing, is based on the idea that energy can transcend time and space. In traditional Reiki, practitioners believe that they can tap into a universal life force energy (sometimes called “ki” or “chi”) and direct it to promote healing and balance in the recipient. Remote Reiki extends this idea to healing sessions conducted at a distance, without physical contact between the practitioner and the recipient.

Here’s a general explanation of how remote Reiki is thought to work:

  1. Energy Connection: Reiki practitioners believe that there is a universal energy that connects all living things. Through attunements or initiations, practitioners claim to be able to connect with this energy.
  2. Intention and Visualization: Distance healing relies heavily on the intention of the practitioner. Practitioners often use visualization techniques to create a mental connection with the recipient, imagining them receiving the healing energy.
  3. Sending Energy Across Distance: The practitioner uses specific symbols, mantras, or techniques to channel the universal energy. They visualize the energy moving across space and time to reach the recipient.
  4. Chakra or Energy Centers: Just as in in-person Reiki, practitioners may focus on the recipient’s chakras or energy centers during a distance healing session. They believe that balancing and harmonizing these energy centers can promote overall well-being.
  5. Recipient’s Receptivity: The effectiveness of remote Reiki is often believed to depend on the recipient’s openness to receiving the energy. Some practitioners suggest that recipients can enhance the experience by being in a relaxed state, open to the healing energy.

It’s important to note that while many people report positive experiences with remote Reiki, the scientific evidence supporting its efficacy is limited. The concept of energy healing is rooted in holistic and alternative approaches to wellness, and it may not align with conventional scientific explanations. As with any complementary or alternative therapy, individuals should approach it with an open mind and, if necessary, consult with healthcare professionals for advice on managing health concerns.