In the Usui system of Reiki there is a principle that Reiki goes where it is needed. In practice this can look like a Reiki session where the practitioner has her hands on the shoulders of the recipient for the whole session. However, the recipient entered the session with a sore knee and a headache. After the session, the recipient reports that the knee feels much better and her headache has decreased. This occurs without the practitioner ever placing her hands directly on the knees or the head. This is the wisdom and power of universal life force energy. It goes where it is needed.
There are many stories that illustrate this principle. For instance, my teacher, Libby Barnett, tells the story of one of her clients who came to her with an injured ankle that was healing very slowly. The day after the Reiki session, Libby followed up and her client said that the ankle was about the same, but the evening after the Reiki session she had written the outline of a children’s book that had been in her mind for years.
Another client I have worked with had only stress-reduction on her mind. However, after her Reiki session, a cyst in her wrist became enlarged. She observed this for several days and on the fifth day it seemed to go away. When she followed up with her physician, who had been monitoring her condition, he confirmed that the cyst was gone. She was relieved and grateful and saw how Reiki went where it was needed.
As a Reiki practitioner this principle can sometimes guide us in hand placement. For instance, rather than placing the hands over the recipients ankles, the practitioner may be guided by Reiki and intuition to place the hands on the lower leg.
I welcome your thoughts in the comments section and wonder how you have experienced Reiki’s power to go to where it is needed.
Wishing you light and peace.