Q: Do your hands always get hot when giving Reiki?
A: Some Reiki practitioners’ hands get hot during a Reiki treatment. Others don’t. And sometimes one’s hands may heat up, while other times the same person’s hands might not. Hot hands are not an indication that your Reiki is stronger than my Reiki, or that Reiki is working better for one person, or on one particular day, than another. They are simply one of many indications that the energy is flowing.
Reiki practitioners sense the flow of energy in a variety of ways, called Clairs. The sensations can be visual, auditory, sentient, cognitive, or a combination of any of these. So hot hands are not the end-all-be-all of a Reiki treatment.
Personally, I have given Reiki treatments when my hands are ice cold, and so I didn’t touch the recipient. I just hovered my hands over her body while the energy was flowing. The person receiving the Reiki commented on how warm the energy felt, and she was surprised when I lightly touched her hands to show her how cold my hands were that day. Your recipient’s perceived temperature of your hands can be quite different from your actual skin temperature.
There have been other days when the skin surface of my hands seemed so hot that I thought I had to plunge them into ice water to cool them afterward.
The most important thing during a Reiki treatment is that your recipient feels better. You may also help your recipient learn to feel the energy, so you can get feedback during the healing session. Thirdly, you will start to sense all the ways the energy is communicating to you once you take note of the various sensations in your hands, and then place your attention on other means the energy uses to communicate with you. (See the link to a post about that by clicking here). The temperature of your hands is only one of many, many ways you can learn to feel and interpret energetic information.
Experience and tuned in observation will help you develop your clairs.
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