I had a request a few winters ago from a friend who lives out of state. Her dad was just home from the hospital after having surgery and the family was worried about him. She asked me if I would send some Reiki to him long distance. The request came in at the end of the day and I told her I would send healing to him first thing in the morning.
At that time, I was taking the commuter boat into Boston to go to work each day. I had always preferred riding topside, even in the winter as it was, and is, a wonder full way to start the day. This particular day was a bit chilly, but I still proceeded upstairs and sat on the bench directly underneath the electric warmer they had installed in the ceiling overhead. I closed my eyes and relaxed and meditated for a while as I sent long distance Reiki healing to my friend's dad. Later on that day, I heard from her and she said that her dad had a strange experience around 7am that morning. She said he was lying in bed when all of a sudden he started to sweat. She said he wasn't hot, the room wasn't hot and he felt fine otherwise. Yet he was literally, dripping with sweat. After a few minutes, it passed and he was curious if that was the healing coming to him. This dumbfounded me for awhile, as I've never heard that happening to anyone before although knowing that Reiki only works for ones highest good, I thought maybe he needed to purge some toxins from his body thereby initiating a 'healing sweat'. Then it hit me!
I started to laugh and called her back saying I think I knew why he had broken out in a sweat - because I was sitting directly underneath an electric warmer, the boat toaster as we called it, and as I directed the healing energies in her dad's direction, the added heat in my energy field must've traveled with it! When I finished the session it was time to get off the boat, so when I got up to move, he stopped sweating!
Reiki is not only about lying on a massage table in person and receiving the wonder full healing benefits - it can also be sent long distance and any Second Degree Practitioner can learn to do this. You can never predict or know just how these healing energies will unveil themselves to you. But one thing is certain, they are the divine energies of the universe and only work for the best possible results for all of us. When you believe and trust, anything is possible~! I believe my friend's dad experience his reiki session just as he needed it to be.