Kathryn Thomas

Holistic Life Guide


Can you feel the energy?

What is reiki?

Reiki is energy and it is all around us. Translated from Japanese, reiki means universal life force – it’s what enlivens all of our actions and thoughts and feelings. It is possible to harness this energy and use it to heal ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Reiki can be performed in person or over a long distance. The healing energy of reiki can traverse time and space. It can be used to change the energy around past events that may still hold a non-beneficial charge for you. Or, you can send it out ahead of you to a specific time and place to provide support for you.

How I use reiki

I try to use reiki on myself every day as part of my morning ritual. I use it on my little dog when he is anxious. I send it out to friends and family when requested over thousands of miles.

A reiki session is performed fully clothed, usually while you are lying down. I will then lay my hands on various positions around the body. A full session can take up to 60 minutes, though shorter sessions are very beneficial as well.

If a session is being performed over a long distance, the process is the same except that I will use a small model to represent your body.

It’s very important to note that you are drawing the energy to you. It is not my energy and I am not healing you – you are healing yourself and I only act as a conduit for the energy.