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Reiki Sessions While Honoring Social Distancing

posted Mar 18, 2020, 6:26 PM by Susan Bernhardt   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 6:35 PM ]
Reiki can be done remotely. It is hard to explain what Reiki is and how it works, even when the provider and recipient are physically in the same place. An April 2020 Atlantic article captured this with the headline, "Reiki Can't Possibly Work. So Why Does It?" There are explanations that involve the fact that our bodies have electro-magnetic fields. Reiki may well work with that, but I believe there is more to it than that. One aspect is, as the article notes, "Healing is something that happens within the body, enabled rather than imposed by medicine." Another is that Reiki works with spirit. Again, as the Atlantic author puts it, "I believe, I suppose, in the spirit; and if I believe that people have a spirit as well as a body, then I might be willing to believe that feeling better or being well isn’t only a matter of adjusting the body." Spirit is not limited by time or place. Reiki thus can work at a distance. My husband, Jon Bernhardt, and I have taught many Reiki classes. The 2nd level classes include doing distance Reiki. In each class, we have had a volunteer receiver at another location. Often the students and the recipient do not know each other. We touch base by phone, hang up, and then have the class give distance Reiki. We call the recipient afterward. Every time, without exception, the recipients have noticed an effect, and both the providers and recipients often have had specific identical observations. 

I offer distance Reiki sessions. We would begin by connecting over the phone or video chat. You can be anywhere that comfortable for you. We can either stay on the line or be offline for the Reiki. Afterwards, we would again connect to talk about the experience.