Receiving Reiki is a different experience for everybody. But it’s not uncommon for Reiki practitioners and their patients to feel various sensations during a treatment. If you’ve attended a session and want to find out why you’re feeling cold, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re feeling cold after a Reiki session, it’s totally normal. In fact, it’s a good sign that it is working just as it needs to. You can wear a blanket or practice self-healing to ease out the coldness, but the cold sensations should go away on their own as energy blocks are cleared in your body.
Read on to learn all about feeling cold after or during Reiki sessions and what to do about it. We’ll also discuss a few other common sensations so that you know what to expect from Reiki.
Reiki knows what’s best for you, and you shouldn’t expect your sessions to feel a certain way. Some may be very relaxing and peaceful, while others may be full of weird sensations and discomfort. It’s all part of the process, and you ought to accept it.
Cold sensations are not limited to Reiki; you may feel cold during or after other spiritual or energetic practices as well. It can be confusing to feel cold in your hands or your entire body suddenly, but it’s part of the process, as I’ve said. It is completely normal to experience cold or other sensations during or after Reiki treatment.
Whether you’re sending or receiving Reiki, sensations like warmth or cold are signs that the healing energy is working as it needs to. They indicate the Reiki flowing through different parts of your body. So when you feel cold during a session, you need not worry about it; instead, you should welcome it as it’s a sign of progress and healing.
People also believe that feeling a cold sensation over a particular area means there is a byosen (energetic blockage), particularly a level four byosen. In simpler terms, it is a sign that the practitioner should focus on that area and provide healing until the sensation dies out.
Temperature-related sensations are not limited to Reiki treatment. Hot and cold sensations are common during or after Reiki attunement as well.
As a practitioner, your hand temperature may change as you’re sending energy. Sometimes, the practitioner’s and receiver’s perceptions will be the opposite.
For example, you may feel that your hands are freezing while giving Reiki, while the patient may feel a burning sensation from your touch. Or it can be that you experience hot hands, but the receiver feels cold.
As we’ve discussed, there are no rules about how a Reiki session should feel. Cold is just one of the various sensations Reiki practitioners and receivers may experience.
We cannot predict what a person might feel during their treatment. You may have an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, or you may feel nothing at all. Let’s discuss some common experiences people go through when receiving Reiki.
- Apart from the cold, you may feel a light breeze or heat after your Reiki session.
- You may also experience increased urination and bowel movements.
- Many people report experiencing more than one pair of hands touching their bodies.
- Reiki can cause you to become more emotional as it brings out the repressed emotions from your past.
- You may feel tired or full of energy, i.e., your energy levels may fluctuate a lot.
- Feeling angrier, sadder, or more anxious after Reiki is also not unheard of.
Strange sensations are not limited to Reiki treatment; you may experience them while sending Reiki or during the attunement process as well. You may develop hot hands after level 1 Reiki attunement. Having hot hands is a sign that you’ve now become a genuine practitioner.
However, not having hot hands does not mean Reiki has not worked for you.
This is because everybody’s attunement experience is unique, and the effectiveness of Reiki cannot be boiled down to particular sensations.
Lastly, it is possible that you may feel nothing at all. If that happens, don’t worry; it’s okay not to have any mystical experiences. It doesn’t mean Reiki will not work for you.
The first thing you should do about these experiences is to change your attitude toward them. We generally assume that if we are experiencing lots of sensations, visualizations, or emotions, it means Reiki is working. But that is simply not true.
Yes, it’s nice to have exciting experiences—it helps you trust the process. However, someone who felt various sensations has not received more Reiki than someone who experienced little or no sensations.
If you’ve attended a Reiki session, whether in-person or distant, rest assured that the universal energy is doing its job. What you experience is mostly irrelevant because Reiki works all the same.
If you feel cold during treatment, let your healer know, and they’ll cover you with a blanket. The same applies if you experience a cold after receiving Reiki.
Just try to keep yourself warm. It will soon go away on its own. As we’ve discussed, different sensations are signs of energy blockages are cleared. Once the negative energies inside your body have been replaced by positivity, the sensations will subside.
Also, remember that Reiki is entirely safe and does not cause any harm. So you have no reason to be scared when you encounter something strange after a Reiki treatment.
The bottom line is: If you experience something while or after receiving Reiki, great. Don’t be scared or confused; instead, welcome it. On the other hand, if you feel nothing, don’t be discouraged; experiences are not that important.
We’ve talked about different experiences you may go through when receiving Reiki. Most of them are pleasant, so you’ll naturally feel better after your treatment. However, there’s one crucial phenomenon you need to be aware of to avoid anxiety and confusion.
A healing reaction or healing crisis is when you feel worse after your treatment. It happens because the body is in the process of treating and rebalancing itself by eliminating toxins. For example, you may notice that your depression symptoms have gotten worse since you’ve received Reiki.
Most of us base our physical and mental health on how good we feel. So when a healing crisis occurs, we naturally feel that Reiki is doing more harm than good. However, it is just not true, as we’ve already established that Reiki is completely harmless.
The healing crisis is a crucial part of natural, profound healing. Even though it may look like things are going in the wrong direction, it’s good that the body is working to heal itself. A healing crisis may occur for two to three days, but it can last longer, sometimes even for weeks. As alarming as it may feel, you should simply let this phase pass.
Reiki experience is different for everyone, but many of us feel one of several sensations documented by the first few masters. Feeling cold during or after Reiki is not unusual; it is actually a welcome sign indicating that Reiki is flowing where it needs to flow and working as expected.
You should not be alarmed by feeling cold, hot, or tingling sensations. You may even experience pain, headaches, discomfort, or worsening of symptoms as part of a healing crisis.
The universal life force energy knows what’s best for you. All experiences during or after Reiki treatment are part of the process and should be accepted with detachment.