by Philip Chan, M.D.
During my second degree Reiki training, my first Reiki master explained that Reiki could be sent back in time. I was naturally skeptical.
I tested the concept for the first time with a friend in a two-story apartment. We synchronized watches, and I told her I would send Reiki to her from another room for 10 minutes, beginning sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. When she felt the Reiki, she would look at her watch and note the time.
At 8:30 she lay down comfortably on a sofa and I was sitting quietly in a chair at the other end of the same room. At 8:45 I walked upstairs. At 9:00 I began to send distant Reiki back in time with the intention of my friend's receiving it at 8:40. After ten minutes, I discontinued sending distant Reiki, walked downstairs, and inquired what she had experienced.
She reported that after first feeling some faint sensations, she had been confident that she was receiving the Reiki at 8:42, the time which she noted from her watch and which she had recorded on a piece of paper. An intriguing detail was that I had been downstairs until 8:45.
The second experiment was conducted with a patient who experienced distant and beaming Reiki as a profound and pleasant heaviness in her head and chest. She agreed to participate in an informal test and I instructed her that I would send distant Reiki for her to receive at either 9:00, 10:00, or 11:00 a.m. the next morning. She was to lie quietly in her hospital bed at all three times, paying attention to body sensations.
Two days later, she reported that she had forgotten to lie in her bed at 09:00 on the appointed morning. As planned, she was lying quietly beginning shortly before 10:00, felt the unmistakable heaviness in her head and chest associated with her receiving Reiki, and fell into a deep sleep until 11:40 a.m. I had sent Reiki backward in time with the intention of its arriving at 10:00 a.m., but I had not started until 12:30 p.m. (two and a half hours later).
These observations give credence to theories that time as we think we know it is an illusion and that Reiki transcends the boundaries of time.