Clearing Chakras via Distance Reiki

Article by Tammy Hatherill, Reiki Master, Reiki rays

Recently I received a very interesting email from an International Reiki Practitioner. She was curious about the possibility of clearing the chakras of a person via distance Reiki. Was this possible? Can it be done? The short answer is YES. Most definitely it can be done. You must be attuned to the third traditional symbol: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen also known as the Distance Healing symbol (I teach this in my level 2 classes).

Keep in mind before you start with any Reiki, that it’s essential that you have the person’s permission to send Reiki, or if this is not possible, than ask permission from Source. You will get a distinct feeling of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Trust your intuition.


I personally like to use the “substitute” method of distance Reiki. I use a teddy bear to represent the person or animal, I am doing the Reiki for. I open my session with my invocation/prayer, just as I do with my one-on-one session. For a distance session I will draw and invoke the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen 3 times. Then I go into my treatment exactly the same way I would if I was doing the treatment in person.

Teddy as my substitute
Teddy as my substitute

So for me, that means sweeping over the body 3 times initially (mind, body, soul) and ‘feeling’ through the auric layers if there is anything amiss or if I can pick up what may be going on in the client’s body. Remember the teddy bear ‘becomes’ the person and so energy and information will be emitted to me. Then I go through and ‘clear’ the auric field using the different Reiki symbols (both traditional and non-traditional.) If doing Crystal Reiki, I use my crystal pendulum otherwise I use my hands. Sometimes I will use sound vibration as well as light.

Once I’ve done the sweeps and aura clearing, then I go into clearing the chakras. For the purposes of this article I will demonstrate using my pendulum and chakra stones. I tend to start at the Crown chakra and work my way down to the Base/Root Chakra. In reality it doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you are comfortable.

I hold the pendulum over the Chakra and ask a number of questions: “Does this Chakra need clearing?” or “Is this chakra over active?” The pendulum will rotate either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Keep in mind, I have asked the pendulum before commencing the treatment, what is a yes and what is a no. Every time you use your pendulum you should ask it, what is yes? What is no? It will possibly change. So if you assume clockwise is always a ‘yes’ then you might run into strife. I strongly suggest that you ask the pendulum what direction is yes and what is no, at every new session. Always clear your pendulum after use as well. Always thank the pendulum as well.

So holding the pendulum over the Chakra, I ask for assistance. If the pendulum indicates the Chakra is blocked or over active, I hold it there with the intent of the pendulum healing the blockage or over stimulation. Whilst the pendulum is still swinging, I will use my free hand to inject the corresponding colour into the chakra and use the Reiki symbols, to help clear and soothe the issue. I imagine pushing the colour and symbols in, whilst pulling out any issues. Once the pendulum stops, I thank it, seal the chakra closed with the Christos symbol, and move to the next chakra. If you are not familiar with the Christos symbol you can seal the chakra with any of the symbols you’ve been attuned to and are comfortable with.

Pendulum over chakra
Pendulum over chakra

If not using a pendulum to clear the chakras simply use your hands. Hold you dominant hand in a gun like posture, and rotate. Use your intuition and guidance on this. If the chakra ‘feels’ clear then it is. Notice the thoughts that come into your mind – if you feel peaceful and calm then it’s likely the Chakra is clear. If you suspect it’s blocked (negative feelings and emotions), then it probably is. Keep rotating your hand in a circular motion until you feel more peaceful and calm, indicating the chakra has balanced. Trust your intuition and I can’t emphasise this enough. After you’ve cleared the Chakra, seal it with the Christos symbol (or a symbol of your choice) and continue onto the next one.

Once I’ve been through and cleared all seven of the major chakras, I tend to do another 3 sweeps of the body, and then I go into my hand positions. Just as I would, if the person was here, physically here in my Reiki Room.

I end my session with “thanks” to Spirit/Universe/Angels and Reiki Guides. I write my report and email it to the client.

Overall though, I most definitely feel that distance Reiki can be used to clear chakras. I hope you’ve found this article helpful.

With love, light and harmony.
Tammy Hatherill

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Tammy Hatherill

Tammy Hatherill is the owner/operator of Tammy’s Tarot and Healing. She is a well known Tarot and and Reiki Master/Teacher, and shared her love of tarot for over 12 months with a regular radio segment on 104.1 Territory FM. Tammy is the author of two books: Trapped Behind Bars and The Diary of a Fallen Angel, and is a journalist for numerous organisation: Reiki Rays, Tiny Buddha, Personal Growth and Hypnotherapy Journal Australia. You can find her website
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