This article explains about the differences between the Reiki and Reconnective energies. It covers an explanation of both energies, why they are different and how they are best applied in daily practice.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is Japanese for Universal Life Force. Reiki exists in and around us. A Reiki healer is able to tap into this limitless energy for the purposes of bringing others back into wholeness and balance.

Reiki Healing Sessions can:

Reduce stress and cause deep relaxation Increase sense of wellbeing Reduce illness Reduce depression and anxiety Increase awareness, creativity Reduce pain Negative patterns may disappear Balance your body’s energies Help with the transition at the end of life, more comfortable, less anxious Can be sent to a situation

How Reiki Heals

 We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body and it also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.  Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break up and fall away. Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Reiki cleanses the body of built up toxins, relieves pain, soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself at the same time promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. Once a person has been opened up to become a “channel” for Reiki, concentrated universal life force energy will flow through their hands of its own accord and they will retain this ability for the rest of their life. Reiki in no way conflicts with medical procedures and in fact supports and enhances all medical treatments. Reiki can be incorporated effectively into the healing arts practiced by health professionals from traditional and alternative medicine.

What is Reconnective energy?

Reconnective Healing connects us to the fullness of the Universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our being and who we are, not just through a new set of healing frequencies but possibly through an entirely new bandwidth.  The existence of these frequencies has clearly demonstrated itself in practice as well as in science laboratories.

Reconnective Healing is often a life-changing experience, allowing for the healing of the body, mind, and spirit. These concretely felt energies are initiated by a Reconnective Healing Practitioner at the start of your session, and continue working with you long after your visit has ended. Through your participation in these sessions, you will be forever changed, operating at, and attuned to, a higher frequency than ever before.

Reconnective Healing can benefit everyone, whether facilitated in person one-on-one or via a distant healing. It can provide wonderful benefits for the dying and is commonly used with animals.

What It Means to be Healed

Healing is a return to balance. It is sometimes equated with a medical cure, but the concept of healing is actually broader than that. “Healing, which may or may not encompass physical cure, is the process of positive, empowering, and progressive reconciliation and transformation in a person’s relationship to his reality, condition, history, and circumstance, inclusive of any diseases. Healing refers to positive change in the impact of disease on a person’s life, feelings, consciousness, decisions, and actions. In healing, a person’s experience of disease, and the effects of disease on the body and mind, change for the better, whether or not physical cure is affected.” (Dr. Beverly Potter and Dan Joy).

Healing can manifest in many different forms, and not just the physical. You might become more peaceful within yourself; you might begin to relate differently to family members or friends, experiencing more love, forgiveness and acceptance; you might find that the disease that has challenged you transforms into restored balance or harmony in your life; your pain may ease and you might feel more joy; or you may simply transition, knowing that God is with you and that your loved ones will be OK.

Every health challenge is a combination of the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. We simply classify it according to its predominate characteristic.

But Reconnective Healing doesn’t specifically “treat” anything and a Reconnective Healer does not diagnose. We are a simply the conduit. If in its presence you allow yourself to come back into balance, as many people do, then you do. You just do. At the end of his book Dr. Pearl says, “Some things are difficult to explain; miracles speak for themselves.”

That being said, those of you with a more scientific bent are encouraged to learn more about quantum physics and healing.

Which Energy is Best?

Both energies originate from the same Universal Source. Both are Universal Life Force. But they are different because they exist as different bandwidths. Reiki is a gentle flowing energy which slowly heals the aura. It typically flows from crown to feet or from feet to crown.  Reiki is best used for relaxation, release of stress, reducing pain, and enveloping the client with Life Force. Reiki is also wonderful for sending to situations to positively change them for the better.

Reconnective energy comes at you from all directions and you can feel your muscles being moved. Reconnective energy is more intense and actively does work. Reconnective energy is more like a strong laser beam while Reiki is more like a wide ray of energy. Reconnective energy deals more with going after the cause of the symptom and directly affecting change on the cause so the result is healing. Reconnective energy is more for healing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual problems in the aura whereas Reiki is more of a mist of Life Force enveloping the client and better for healing situations and for gentle relaxation.

Typically I choose the energy to work with depending on the needs of the client. If a client has problems with relationships or money I would use Reiki. If I client just wants some pain relief I would use Reiki. If I client wants the back problem to go away, I would use Reconnective energy. If the client wants the migraines to go away, Reconnective energy is quicker acting, although Reiki could work for some pain relief.

Every healing is situation dependent. Trust your inner instincts and have complete faith in the energies. As the client has faith in their own healing, the results are quite often miraculous.

This article taught you about the differences between the Reiki and Reconnective energies. You learned about both energies, why they are different and how they are best applied in daily practice.

Chris Comish is a Reiki Healer, Reconnective Healer and Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life Energy. He offers distant healing and various Reiki attunements. Visit his website at for more information.