My friend is more intuitive than I at this point, and since she is already sensitive to visual energy, Chios fits her well. For me, it's a slow growth process. I still feel the energy with my hands, which are very sensitive. But I've found that I can still channel color and light by intending that color to come through the energy I'm sending. My friend's feedback indicates that she received the energy in the colors I intended as I sent them. Pretty cool.
Last night I tried a couple of new things. First, I did not use the Reiki distance symbol that I have used to intitiate all of my distance sendings before. I just mentally expressed the intent to send the Chios to her, called in the energy and started. It worked. I did not doubt that it would work, but it's the first time I've ever done a distance sending, whether Reiki or Chios, without first drawing the Reiki distance symbol.
The other thing I tried is at the end of the sending, I did a violet flame visualization, imagining a violet flame moving from crown to root, sending pure energy through her aura, and cleaning out any leftover impurities or blockages. My friend sent feedback before I had completed typing mine to her, and she said she felt a "cool breeze" wash over her aura and sensed that I was finishing.
So this experience really brought home to me the strength of intent in energy healing. Through intention, I sent the energy to the person I intended, and to each body part that I sent it, in the color that was most beneficial, and the violet flame clearing technique also worked as a result of my intent.
Just think what else intent can do.