Is Reiki "Universal Life Force" or not? The face to face vs online debate


Wading into the online/face to face Reiki teaching debate...


This debate is raging more than ever now that we are faced with Covid-19 and many Reiki teachers find themselves in a quandary - to go virtual or not?

Those teachers who do not believe distance attunements work, there is not much to convince them otherwise - they do work, and the debate is ridiculous. Just ask a student who has received one if their Reiki works, and if they are satisfied with the results - it’s a simple fact that online students feel the distance attunements, get the same results as face to face students, and enjoy their Reiki journey equally. If you want to disrespect them by telling them they are imagining things, you may want to consider this more deeply.

Related to this is the debate that online students cannot be 'prepared' in the same way for the attunement - you cannot see what the student is doing, how they are sitting. Yes, this is true, if it matters to you. What is your own philosophy around Reiki attunements? Is it critical how the student is sitting? Does the attunement not work if they are fidgeting? If their backs are not straight does the Reiki not filter through properly? If you, as the giver of the attunement feel it is primarily a physical process then obviously you have an issue.

But for many teachers this is simply not a concern. My philosophy is that when I attune others I am merging with universal life force, and I am inviting the other to merge too - they merge