So tonight when I sent distance Reiki to my friend who is having some deep and troubling anxiety, I did as my Reiki teacher suggested, and incorporated a new instance of the distance symbol and a specific request that the energy go to heal the past life trauma of the person involving (the thing she is anxious about).**
I felt a lot of energy during the whole session, and especially when I made this request, I felt my hands get very hot and tingle, and they stayed that way for about 15 minutes. Also, I started to sense a lot of emotional energy, which was a little scary in a way, but I tried to direct comforting feelings back, and that seemed to help somehow. This exercise increased my desire to stay open-minded and let the Reiki experience take me where it will.
**In the interest of being fair and ethical to those to whom I send Reiki, I am going to be deliberately vague in places in this blog where I describe specific sessions. That way, no embarrassment or discomfort will be caused by my posting, and I can still talk about my experiences. Thanks for readers' understanding.