Ask RMT – The energy is following but I don’t feel anything in my palms

It’s exhilarating to feel subtle energy! But why some of us experience it differently than others, even through a unique language of sensations and impressions?!

That’s because we are each so individual. “We are complex beings with unique sensing apparatuses (our bodies), unique interpretive systems (our nervous systems), unique filters (our past experiences), unique environmental contexts (our cultures, communities, teachers, etc.), and unique clients.”

Today’s RMT article sheds some light over the situation in which you know Reiki works its magic but you seldom feel it through your healing hands. Has this happened to you too?

Question from Maura Reed:

“I have been practicing self-Reiki almost everyday for 8 months now and also practice on friends and family from time to time. When practicing on others, sometimes I feel a subtle vibration in my hands, but it is very rare. Or I will feel very warm energy waves through my entire body… especially when my hands are on the heart. I do receive positive feedback – but I question if it’s placebo or coincidence because I don’t feel anything in my palms.

Are there those of you who seldom feel sensations in your palms, but know without a doubt that the energy is following? If so, why do you think this happens?”

Answer from Elaine Grundy,

Thanks for your questions, Maura! It is a common one so don’t worry, I have even done a video on it –; it is something I get asked a bit.

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Firstly remember that Reiki is universal life force so it doesn’t actually have a sensation. The sensations reported by others are what is happening in their body in response to Reiki. And this obviously varies greatly from person to person. For myself, I notice some weeks of very intense vibrations or heat, and other weeks with only mild sensations – it fluctuates depending on what is happening in my life, in my health, and in my levels of stress. In the video below I talk about how to increase your sensitivity in your own body so you can become more aware of how you are reacting to Reiki. As far as others are concerned – they are telling you how they are responding to Reiki. Just because you are not feeling anything does not mean they are not feeling anything – their reaction to Reiki and their sensitivity to it will be different to yours. All I can say is that with continued practice you will feel more – it’s a process of re-discovery; rediscovering your body, its sensations, and becoming more sensitive and aware of yourself – an unfolding process!

Enjoy and keep Reikiing!

Answer from Pauline Raphaela,

As a practitioner, you may feel energy in various ways. Not feeling it your palms doesn’t matter at all. Feeling waves of energy or heat is validation healing is occurring. You are a vessel for energy to flow through, and energy will flow through you in many…

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