Distant Reiki in a Pandemic Age

Distant Reiki in a Pandemic Age

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, many clients and students at the time, presented with high levels of stress, uncertainty and anxiety about the pandemic. Many were experiencing Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. Stress depletes your body of many vital vitamins and minerals like B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. These nutrients are released from the body to fight inflammation and neutralize free radicals, which are created in response to stress, poor diet, and pathogens. Without these valuable vitamins, your immune system becomes weak and you are unable to fight off viruses and other pathogens. As Reiki practitioners, we regularly witness how Reiki healing allows the recipient to slip into a state of deep relaxation, supporting mind, body, and spirit.

Usui Reiki healing

It quickly became apparent that our usual monthly in-person Reiki Share for spiritual healers needed to open up for everyone across the globe. With a lockdown imminent, the free online Global Reiki Share was born. An international community of Reiki healers volunteering to support anyone across the world.

Over the previous months, I had the honour of interviewing a number of Reiki Masters and health experts for the Reiki Rays 2020 Healing Summit. Listening to many incredible speakers, one of the key themes that fascinated me was the use of Reiki as a complementary therapy in more than 800 hospitals and clinics in the USA, UK, and Mexico.

RKMRI Medical Reiki Practitioner treating in the operating theatre
Source: RKMRI www.medicalreikiworks.org

One of the Speakers at the Reiki Rays Healing Summit shared how a top oncologist in New York welcomes specifically trained ‘Medical Reiki Practitioners’ by RKMR, into the theatre room during surgery – at the patients’ request – on a regular basis. The surgical team witnessed patients who had received Reiki during their treatments, tended to be more receptive to traditional medical treatments, needed fewer opioids, had a smoother recovery, and a greater sense of wellbeing. Clinical trials are underway for the use of Reiki as a complementary treatment in treating breast cancer.

Following the inspiration of our Founder, Mikao Usui Sensei, who provided Reiki for the community in 1923 at the great Kanto Earthquake, and the Reiki precept of compassion, our Global Reiki Share has organically shaped into the following format:

  • We unite via Zoom video and Zoom dial-in.
  • We spend the first 30 minutes aligning with the Reiki precepts and the wisdom they share for this current environment. This is followed by a self-healing practice to soothe and nourish our own energy.
  • The second part of the share is distant global healing.

The Reiki Precepts

Just for today do not worry

Releasing worry to a sense of calm supports the immune system. Understanding what is within our control and how we may assist ourselves and others bring us back to the present moment.

Just for today do not anger

Look behind the secondary emotion of anger and identify the core emotion: fear, grief, loss?

Just for today, I do my work honestly

As Reiki channels we can practice the principles and distant Reiki. We must ensure we maintain a balance in our own energy while we make Reiki available to others.

Just for today, I count my blessings

Be grateful for the access we have to the healing Reiki energy, our health, and being connected with other Reiki healers and communities, to provide support and healing who wishes to receive.

Just for today, I respect all living things

We walk this path together and this is a great reminder to respect ourselves and our own energy, practicing self-healing as well as supporting others according to their free will.

It’s helpful to have a beautiful visual of the Earth presenting the world in its highest light, vibrant healthy and happy.  We use the screen share facility on Zoom.

Suggested Group Healing process

Commencing in Gassho, give thanks to Reiki and ask it be given for the highest good of all who wish to receive (that way you are not imposing on free will). Allow the higher intelligence of Reiki to shine throughout the room you are in. Feel the whole room radiate with Reiki light, clearing it of negativity. Watch Reiki extend into the neighbouring rooms, the whole street, the whole suburb. Expand your intention to open the doors of Reiki to the whole country, beyond oceans, across the continent. Extend to neighbouring continents, uniting the world. Visualise every living being receiving the joy of Reiki. Extend Reiki to the Earth, the sun, the moon, the sky.

Extended that Reiki to each other in the group and receive with gratitude. Complete the healing in Gassho, giving thanks to Reiki, Mikao Usui and all Reiki Masters before us.

I highly recommend joining a Reiki share or creating your own. As we unite in community, we lift our vibration exponentially for the Planet and each other. The Global Reiki Share was intended as a one-off event. It was so well received the group has chosen to gather regularly. Global Reiki Share is held every Sunday fortnight, 10am – 11am. We’d love to share with you!

Sign up for the free Reiki Global Share here.

Angel Light, Samantha

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher

Published by Australian Reiki Connection

Samantha Avery

Reiki Practitioner and Teacher



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