8 Ways to Send Distant Reiki

8 Ways to Send Distant Reiki

This post has been in the works for…too long. A question from the Facebook group fueled the desire to actually finish and get it out here. Most of these are non-traditional ways of sending distant Reiki. We’ll start out with the usual suspects though.

The Usual Suspects

We know that we can use surrogates when the person we’re sending Reiki to isn’t with us physically. The teddy bear, crystals, pictures…that stuff.


This one is my favorite. I love the way crystals feel in my hands and I feel that it helps boost the energy.

How I do it: Get comfortable and play some soothing music. When ready I grab my energetically cleared crystal. Draw the symbols and connect with Reiki and the person I’m sending to. Send Reiki for the time allotted. Thank Reiki, thank the crystal. Cut all cords that might have formed (I use a visualization most of the time). Go about my day.

Alternate method: You can also create a healing crystal grid and send distance Reiki that way as well. It’s also a continuous stream of Reiki & crystal healing for who ever is in the grid.

Another method: Reiki crystal. Put on top of written intention/affirmation/person’s name (or picture) for continuous distant Reiki.

Teddy Bear

 Well any type of stuffed animal, or doll.

How I do it: With the teddy bear surrogate  I start off the same way as when I use crystals, but I add in hand positions too. I like the soft squishiness of a stuffed toy, but I still prefer the crystal.


You can use pictures of people to help really connect to their energy. Use pictures from certain time periods to heal the past. Heal your past with pictures. Lots of different ways.

How I do it: I use pictures when I want to send distance Reiki to my own past. It’s easier to tap into a time frame when you have a picture from around that time. I allow myself to remember the emotions and what was going on, then I start sending Reiki. When I feel myself let go I know that healing has started.

The Fun Flavors

The fun flavors add a bit of flair to our distance Reiki. I think they are more fun and help us concentrate a little more.


I love this method. You can use a taper candle, pillar, votive, tealight, pretty much any kind you want. You can correspond colors to what you’re wanting to heal (like the chakras). You can use a white candle. It’s up to you. This is useful if you want to send Reiki, but you don’t have time to actively send. You can also use this for yourself.

How to: Choose your candle. You can etch the symbols into the candle if you wish. Reiki the candle with the person/people in mind that you wish to send to, connect to their energies. This does not have to be very long, perhaps 5-10 minutes. When you are ready, light the candle with the intention of sending Reiki for the duration of the candle burning. When you’re ready to end the Reiki: you can let the candle burn down on it’s own or  blow/snuff out the candle. Be sure to thank the flame and Reiki.


This one is a little different than the rest. This can be used with any type of seed that you desire, as long as you plan to plant them!

How to: Reiki your seeds of choice. Hold your intention in your mind as you Reiki the seeds. Either plant the seeds yourself or send them to someone that needs healing. When you plant the seeds, set the intention that Reiki flows as the seeds grow & prosper. You decide if the Reiki flows for the earth, a specific person, an event, etc. As long as the seeds grow Reiki flows! Remember to Reiki the plant periodically as well. When it’s time for the plant to die, thank it for it’s assistance.


Okay, not everyone likes creating art, but this can be super fun!

How to: As you create art let Reiki flow and be your muse. Intend that as you create art that it is infused with Reiki. Intend that anyone that looks at what you created gets a dose of Reiki. You can insert symbols underneath the intended design, where they are hidden but still send out Reiki. There is tons of fun stuff you can play around with.


Music sooths the soul, so it’s no surprise we can use it to send Reiki.

How to: If you create music whether live or recorded, intend that all listeners get Reiki as they hear the music.

Alternate method: If you do not create music, don’t fear! You can still use music to send out Reiki. If you have a physical cd, record, mp3 player, etc. you can hold it in your hands and give the intention that anytime this “insert physical object” is used or listened to that the person gets Reiki for the duration of listening.

If it’s a digital product, simply intend that the listener gets Reiki whenever they listen to the product. You can hold your hands to the screen or draw symbols on it if you want.


This is another way for self healing of the past.

How to: Run Reiki, do your symbols if you want, however you get started. Connect with the part of your past that you are healing.  Journal about the time and your emotions. What it is that you can’t “get over”. Whatever you need to release write it down. Then write about the positive. Finally draw the symbols on the pages and declare that you are healing and accepting what has come to pass.

Final thoughts

You can do distance healing by any means you can think of. It’s always about the intention. If you decide you’re sending distance Reiki, you are. Be clear in your intentions, be heartfelt, and you’re good to go! What do you think? What’s your favorite way of doing distant Reiki?



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