Distance Healing Explained

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In order to continue to support all of you in our community with your health, wellbeing and spiritual growth, Gaia’s Light made the decision to remain open and available to all. Whether you are living alone, in self quarantine or just trying to get through this crazy time, it’s good to know you can stay connected with someone on the other side of the screen, with a few taps on the keyboard and the click of a mouse.

This new way of working and relating to each other may push people our of their comfort zones as they look for ways to stay ‘connected’. People who have never really considered or realised just how connected we truly are – beyond the physicality of our human body. Moving communications and connections to an online platform may take some getting used to, but as you are about to find out, we are connected way beyond the limitations of the Internet.

Many healings and readings can be conducted online. Gaia’s Light and any practitioner out there (where they are able) will be happy to have Zoom/Skype/FaceTime sessions with you, but did you know energy work is still effective via distance? If you have never experienced distance (or absent) healing yourself, you may be wondering ‘but does it actually work? And if it does work – how? Why? What happens in a distance healing session?

I totally get it. How is it even possible? I’ve been there myself.

I’ll be honest, it’s actually quite tricky to adequately explain distance healing in one article because it really depends where you are at (as the reader of this article) and it’s such a huge topic. It really is like a trip down the rabbit hole (or a trip through dimensions to be more accurate).

In addition to this, I have realised through my own development that I was only shown information once I had integrated the wisdoms and healings of ‘where I was at’. For instance, ‘Reiki meets you where you’re at’. By this I mean if you are looking for a therapy that ‘relaxes’ your mind and body then Reiki will certainly work on that level. You will leave a session feeling mellow and chances are you’ll have a wonderful sleep that night and wake feeling positive and refreshed.

Similarly, if you are looking for spiritual immersion and a daily practice, working in the realms beyond time and space, to understand the deeper meanings of life, then Reiki will provide this too.

The spectrum of knowledge and healing in between is vast and your learning will be in increments. Once you grasp one concept until the point it is second nature, another step will be revealed to you – another nugget of information – and you’ll think ‘how did I not know this or discover this before?’ It’s all about integration. The information makes itself known to you when you are ready to receive it. It’s a continuous state of learning, integration and evolving. With this in mind, my explanation of distance healing is deeper that it would have been 10 years ago, but perhaps in another few years I will have learned even more that would illuminate things further for you. 

So here’s where I’m at with it.

Energy Healing

On the most basic level, it’s useful to understand ‘energy healing’ before you progress to understanding how energy healing works when the sender and receiver are not even in the same room.

Let’s start with a little science since Energy healing is based on scientific principles. 

  • Matter is made up of molecules
  • Molecules are made up of atom.
  • Atoms are made up of sub atomic particles, electrons, protons, and neutrons 
  • All of the above is matter
  • Below this level traditional scientific experiments are theoretical. In science terms the true nature of the Universe is ‘unknowable’ and any research results are ‘implied’ rather than ‘seen/proven’.  If you like Rabbit holes/Dimensional talk this is a mind-blowing one to go down. It’s fascinating. 

However, as we are beginning to see in different modalities, the science is beginning to look at areas that gurus and spiritual masters, healers have known for thousands of years …

  • Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature.
  • Einstein is reported to have said, ‘everything is made up of energy – and energy can’t be destroyed’.  Energy and matter are interchangeable and (matter can be converted to energy  -remember the equation E=Mc2 from school? ) 
If you are not familiar with Quantum Physics, it’s the branch of physics concerned with Quantum Theory. Quantum physics allows for particles to be in two states at the same time. As you can imagine this is another rabbit hole conversation, so please do dig a little deeper if you feel compelled to do so. 

OK so that’s where traditional science meets quantum physics – now for the practical illustration.

Try rubbing your hands together vigorously and then experiment with bringing them together and drawing them apart – you can feel the magnetic pull, right? You can feel the energy, but you can’t see it with your eyes. That gives you an indication how healers feel the energy when they attune to it. Some can ‘see’ that energy as a colour or ‘feel’ the vibration around them and around your body.

OK – so now you understand we are a mass of energy frequencies, vibrating at many levels, and whatever we resonate with, or are in-tune with, that is what we will experience in our life – that’s what we are ‘matched with’. If we as practitioners are ‘attuned’ to Reiki through our training and ceremonies it make sense that this is our reality.

When our energy centres (chakras – those spinning discs/ vortex of energy in our body) are out of balance or slowed down, the life force is stagnated or does not flow in that area. Over time illness and dis-ease can occur. So when we use energy for healing, we are effectively ‘harnessing’ or utilising the freely available energy all around us (or the energy we are attuned to) to activate the body’s subtle energy systems. By breaking through these energetic blocks (with energy), your body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.

Reiki and the Distance Healing Symbol

So now let’s look at Reiki with this concept in mind since Reiki is probably the most mainstream these days and easier to relate to.

Reiki healing is a form of complementary therapy commonly sent/received through absent (distance) healing. Reiki is an energy healing that focuses on the energy fields around and in the body.

The Reiki distance symbol (which I’ll just refer to as HSZSN since these ancient Sanskrit symbols are sacred and traditionally were never written down) has a general meaning of: “No past, no present, no future” or “The Buddha in me contacts the Buddha in you”. This Distance/Absent symbol is used to send energies over a distance.

When I was going through Reiki II, I always visualised these symbols to be keys unlocking a portal to a dimension through which the healing energy flowed back through me to the other person, animal or planet.

From a traditional perspective, the Japanese art of Reiki ‘Absent’ healing focuses on offering Reiki from a state of Oneness, or a connectedness to everything. When you feel ‘connected’ by source (imagine it as a ball of light above your head if it helps you visualise the concept) – we are all connected via that ball of light – that oneness whether we are aware of it or not. We can effectively meet each other or feel/sense each other in that space when we lift our awareness outside of our physical body. There actually is no such thing as time or ‘distance’ when it comes to Energy healing. That is a 3D* concept and I’ll get into Dimensions in another post.

Perhaps nowadays, the easiest way to explain distance healing from a state of Oneness is like a Zoom or Skype video call. You have to dial in – (your sacred symbols) and then you see/hear/sense everything about the other person even though you are not in the same room.

The word ‘distance’ actually implies separation (which is the complete opposite of being in a state of Oneness) so when we refer to this form of healing in Reiki, we actually call it ‘Absent’ or ‘Absentee’ healing.

The symbol used in Absent healing ‘attunes’ us to the vibration of working in that space (in that big ball of white light of Oneness). It unlocks the door and as practitioners we are aligned to that vibration – and so it flows through us.

Another way to think of the ‘absent’ healing Reiki symbol aside from a key to a portal, is as a bridge across time and space. It can be used to send Reiki to the past, the present, or the future. This Reiki healing symbol can be used to send Reiki anywhere in the world!!

Distance healing in the Akashic Records

Healings and Readings in the Akashic Records takes the premise I have introduced through Reiki above – and then takes the whole awareness of vibration, portals and energy to another level. I will save the full explanation of what happens in the Akashic Records for another post because I don’t want to introduce too many concepts to absorb – but basically we used to believe the Akashic Records existed on the Fifth Dimension (5D). Nowadays many, myself included, believe the Records (and us as the beings of light we are) exist on many dimensions (we are multi-dimensional beings) – not just 11 or 12 but MANY more. There is still SOURCE of course – the Oneness we are all part of. If you can take the concept, I provided you with in terms of the sacred symbol and Absent Healing for Reiki and expand upon that (or the Zoom/Skype meeting point) you will get a feel for how inter-dimensional Readings and Healings are possible. As I say, I don’t want to fry your brain if this is still a new concept, but you can see what I meant when I said it was a huge topic.

What happens in a Distance/Absent healing session?

I have provided a link to Absent Healing (Reiki) on my website as this explains the process if it’s something, you’d like to try for yourself. I have reduced the prices of all distance/absent healings/readings until such times as we are all back to normal.

In a nutshell, you would arrange an appointment time with your practitioner as normal.

In advance of the appointment, you would either email  a photo of yourself to the practitioner, along with your name, age, location and any intention you have of what you want the session to support (e.g. a physical or health issue, goal, or challenge). Alternatively, a quick Skype or Zoom session would suffice. It’s not absolutely necessary for Reiki to ‘work’ but I know I personally like to make a connection and have that level of ‘accountability’ too (but that’s more for you, for the client’s sake).

At the allotted time you would find somewhere comfortable, so you are in a ‘receptive’ state of mind. You can meditate and set your room up in a way that induces a state of relaxation (music, incense, candles or crystals) if you wish. The Practitioner will go through their own process as if you were actually there in person

Clients often report physical sensations during the session, just as they might during an in-person session – warmth, tingling, or a sense of relaxation or peacefulness, for example. You might also notice the mind calming down or the alleviation of physical symptoms. It varies from person to person.

An Akashic Healing is conducted slightly differently as you are taken deeper into meditation, but the practicalities are the same. These would be explained to you prior to your appointment so you have nothing to worry about.

There are many reasons people have distant/absent healing. It’s ideal for those in remote communities, or for those too sick to travel to a practitioner and at times like these where we are called on to reduce our physical human contact. That should not mean that you can’t enjoy your healing and a feeling of connectedness as before – so why not use this opportunity (and the sale price) to try something different.

I would conclude by saying, as you progress along your path, you come to realise it is ‘ego’ (the 3D brain) that wants to ‘understand’ everything. As I explain in my article about Dimensions, we have a 3D brain trying to convert information from a 5D timeline – your brain does the best it can with the tools it has (think of an old computer with out of date software) – but it needs an upgrade to understand and interpret what’s going on beyond its current ‘reality’.

It is human nature to analyse and to question – it’s what keeps our physical bodies safe. I do also believe we can’t just abdicate responsibility for ourselves, our health and wellbeing. It is good to explore and to understand if that’s what gives you the safety net you need to proceed. We’ve all been there.

I have read so many articles looking for an explanation as to how Distance Healing works – believe me – and all I could find was “it just works – we don’t know how”. So I hope my words help some way to soothe your brain/your ‘ego’ that part of you that just needs to understand.

Your Spirit, however,  already knows the answers.

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