Scanning and Beaming are two techniques that were developed at the Center in 1990. They are based on dynamics exhibited by Reiki that were not being fully utilized at the time. They extend the effectiveness of a Reiki treatment, increasing awareness of where to treat and focus healing in the aura where the cause of illness if found.

The attunement process not only opens the palm chakras so that Reiki can flow, it also heightens their sensitivity to psychic energy. By using the chakras in the palms of your hands, it is possible to sense where a client needs Reiki. We call the process of finding and healing these areas of need "scanning".

To scan your client, first say a prayer asking to be guided to the places where the person needs Reiki. Then place your left (non-dominant) hand about twelve inches away from the top of the person's head. Place your consciousness in the palm of your hand and notice how it feels. Then move your hand closer, about three to four inches from the top of the head, and begin moving your hand above the person's face and down toward the feet, continuing to remain about three to four inches away from the body. Move your hand very slowly and be aware of any changes in energy that register on the palm of your hand.

When you feel any change at all, then you will know that this is a place where the person needs Reiki. You may feel coolness, warmth, tingling, pressure, little electric shocks, pulsations, distortions, irregularity or a pulling sensation. The change may be very slight and you may think it is in your imagination. However, trust your experience.

When you first begin to practice scanning, your sensitivity may not be very developed, so you need to pay very close attention. As you practice, your ability to scan the body will improve. After a while, you may even find that you can scan with your eyes and sense where the problems are, or you could begin to actually see the negative energy around the distressed areas.

As soon as you find a change in the energy field, move your hand up and down until you find the height at which you feel the most distress. This could be as high as several feet above the body, or you may feel drawn to actually touch the body with your hands. Often the best height is found to be about four inches or so from the body.

When you find the right height, bring both hands together at this spot and channel Reiki. Reiki will heal the aura and chakra(s) and flow into the physical body to work on the organs and tissues and heal them also.

Continue channeling Reiki at the detected spot until you feel the flow of Reiki subsiding or until you feel the area is healed. Then re-scan the area to confirm that it is healed - if not, you can continue to do Reiki there until it feels complete. Afterwards, scan until you find another area in need of healing and do Reiki there. Continue until you have scanned and healed the whole energy field.

Scanning and healing the energy field is very healthy because the cause of most illnesses and other problems is in the aura. By treating the aura, you will be working on the cause and thereby healing problems before they can manifest in the physical body. Even after a problem has developed in the body, a client will respond better to Reiki if the aura is treated first. By healing the aura first, you help the person's energy field to accept Reiki more completely. The energy will then flow more easily during the regular Reiki treatment. Therefore, if you are going to do both a scanning and a regular treatment, do the scanning first.

As you interact with the client's energy field, the two of you will become intimately connected. You may become aware of the cause of any distortion and the personal problems connected to it. You may also be given insight into how the problems were created and what the client can do to facilitate the healing. Share this information only if you are guided to do so, and then only with loving kindness and without judgment. This is sacred work. Always treat the client and the process with great respect.