Energy Healing

Reiki In Hospice

Judi Chamberlin blogs about her Life As A Hospice Patient. Judi has COPD ("chronic obstructive pulmonary disease") and you can read her medical story yourself, but at this point her lungs work so poorly that in home hospice care makes the most sense. This way she has a team of people working with her. As part of her care Judi started receiving Reiki a few weeks ago. Her first reiki treatment.

Her name is Angela and she told me that the treatment was designed to mobilize energy, and that she would say very little but that I could talk if I wanted to. She sat next to the bed and very gently put her hands on my knees, and then, after awhile, on different points on my legs, and at times not quite touching me. Like acupuncture, it had a very calming effect...Once she left I felt calm and relaxed, and also had a lot more strength.

Please share your own experiences with Reiki. What was your first Reiki session like?

Distance Reiki - Invisible Person Method

The invisible person method is my preferred method for distance reiki and for distance attunements, just so you know :-). I find it the easiest and most gratifying to work with. Call in the energy, draw or intend the distance symbol and whatever other symbols you are using,and intend to channel reiki to (name) in (location) for (ailment or greatest good or both).

Visualize the shape of a person’s body in front of you. The shape can be upright or laying down, whichever is easier. Intend that the body shape you are visualizing represent that person’s comparable parts. Scan the body shape, intending to scan the person. You may intend to scan each part in turn; for example, intend “scanning head” as you scan the visualized head area, etc. Notice that your intentions are the most important thing!

You may choose to rotate the image as you do the scan and treatment, to reach each part easier, or for your own comfort during the treatment. Moving the invisible body is easy! I often start with the person’s shape upright and scan down the person’s energy with one hand over the front and one over the back, moving downward. Then I intend the body shape to move to a seated position or to a horizontal position across my lap.

Treat the visual image with a hands-on treatment, intending the energy to reach the intended recipient. Afterward, close the treatment with your chosen closing method.

I would take notes on what you notice in your scan and then confirm with the person. I did this with my mentor Alice Langholt at Reiki Awakeningand noticed a lot of heat in her chest, back, and head. It turned out she was getting over the flu!

Distance Reiki for Stroke Victim

I recently received some interesting feedback from my Reiki II student Ron regarding his sending Reiki using the Invisible Person method.

On 6/1/09 I was requested to send Reiki to a brain stroke victim who was also being sent a different form of healing just before me. The patient lives in Washington state. He is doing wonderfully, better than expected. The family is very happy! I am waiting for more feedback as I told the requester the time I had sent Reiki. I was attempting to separate the healing sent before the Reiki to determine what effect the Reiki may have had afterwards. Maybe they joined forces?

Now Reiki will always join forces with whatever other positive healing is happening, which is why it is so effective as a Complementary Therapy. But a few days later he received this.

Some specific feedback on the stroke patient after the Reiki:

"...George seemed to have less energy today, but the Dr... reported that his CT scan showed increased improvement from the last one."

Interesting stuff, isn't it? Is it the Reiki, the other treatments? To tell you the truth, as long as he is getting better I don't see that the question has meaning.

Reiki-What Every Clinician Needs to Know

Cover of "Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide"Cover of Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide

When I was in New York I had a fabulous lunch with Pamela Miles, a brilliant, beautiful, and witty Reiki Master teacher, practitioner, and author.

Last year Pamela gave some presentations along with Dr. James Dillard to Intergrative health care professionals, and the audio is now available for free at I highly recommend listening!

How Reiki in a Pub Led to the Tour de France

Three years ago competitive cyclist Hayden Roulston was diagnosed with a rare and incurable heart disease known to cause sudden death in athletes. He was only 25, and had just completed a few successful cycling seasons competing for professional teams Cofidis and Lance Armstrong's Discovery Team when he was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) and told to stop competing.

Lately he won a Silver Medal on the last Olympics and is ready for the Tour de France. Even better, his doctor has cleared Roulston's health. His heart is completely fine 3 years later.

What caused this miracle? Reiki.

One evening he was having a few beers at a pub with his mates and happened to meet Reiki healer Julie Reid, who have him a quick 5 minute treatment right there in the pub, which failed to produce any obvious results until his next bike session.

"I had finished with cycling, all my dreams were gone. I had nothing to lose," he said.

"Next day I went training and felt something different....

"I had another treatment, but what is amazing is that Julie was still learning about reiki herself and the energy she has which is super powerful.

"I was totally sold after that - it blew me away to see her response: her hands were shaking and she was sweating from taking the bad energy out of my body."

Regular reiki sessions saw Roulston improve to the extent he returned to competition, and left him standing on the podium in Beijing after winning silver in the individual pursuit and bronze in the team pursuit.

Story from AFP via Google