IONS Study Finds Clairvoyants ‘See’ Reiki Healing in Action

Clairvoyant sees Reiki healer

A groundbreaking new study shows that people with clairvoyant abilities can see energy healing take place. The implications for both the understanding of these extra-sensory abilities and the healing field- are profound.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences, or IONS, has just released the results of an important study that shows that energy healing works and that clairvoyants can pick up information about the healing by using their extended perception.

Dr. Helanè Wahbeh is the head of research at IONS and the study lead. 

“Clairvoyance essentially is the experience of being able to see things around people — see within their body and around their body — and gain information in a way that is beyond our normal sight,” Wahbeh said.

“Sometimes this shows up as colors, sometimes people can see illness in other’s bodies; what might be called ‘medical intuition.’ Anyone can learn how to be a clairvoyant seer, in fact, there are people who teach medical intuitive classes. I’ve talked to many teachers who say ‘[A]s long as the person believes that they can, they can actually learn how to do this.’ That doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be excellent at it, but that the baseline level skill is learnable by anyone who is willing to try and believes that they can.” 

Researchers sought to examine these abilities within the context of a study of Reiki, a popular Japanese energy healing modality. In the study, 40 participants with varying health issues were given half-hour Reiki sessions, which were then shown to improve their wellbeing. While the sessions were taking place, a group of six experienced clairvoyant seers observed.

“We wanted to answer a number of research questions through this study. The first one was ‘do the different perceivers perceive in the same way, what is the corroboration in what they receive during the session?’ We looked at four different types of data for this question and what we found overall was that the perceivers did corroborate the information that they were receiving and that this was beyond what we would expect by chance,” Wahbeh said.

“The second question was about the degree of corroboration with the different people in the study, for example, did the Reiki masters answers match up with the perceivers? Did it match up with the participant on the various forms that we had them fill out? These were forms about the participants’ physical symptoms and also the way that energy was moving in the space. We found that, yes, they did,” Wahbeh said.

Another really important question the study sought to answer had to do with the degree of accuracy with which seers were able to pick up on the participants’ health state before the session.

“For this one, the participants checked what type of symptoms they were having, and then the perceivers also filled out the same form seeing if they could see what was going on with the participant, and this had a high corroboration,” Wahbeh said.

Just what are the implications of these remarkable findings?

“Extended perception is a human capacity that we are just barely scratching the surface on, in terms of its abilities to support us in health and other many practical applications,” Wahbeh said. “The idea that we could use medical intuitives in our healthcare system to support diagnostics and healing is world-shattering and would completely revamp our healthcare system. I’m very excited to be able to validate this skill and see how we could apply it practically in our world,” Wahbeh said.

10 Benefits to Learning Reiki: A Life-Changing Healing Practice

Reiki defintion illustration

The Reiki system of healing uses universal life force energy as a healing modality. By transferring and manipulating the flow of one’s inherent energy to the body of another, this energy can be used to heal, either directly, or by putting the subject receiving the work into a state of deep relaxation and safety, that their body is able to heal itself. The healing touch of a high Reiki level practitioner is said to exude warmth, comfort, and even a tingling sensation within the body.

What is Reiki?

Reiki originated in Japan, although one of the two branches is called Western Reiki and is commonly practiced in the US. Reiki is a Japanese word translating to “miraculous sign,” or “mysterious atmosphere” coming from the root words “rei” meaning soul and “ki” meaning vital energy.

The biggest difference between Western Reiki and Japanese or Eastern Reiki is that the latter is more of a committed spiritual practice. Japanese Reiki also involves the use of meditations and an intensive study of the universal life force energy used for healing. Meditating on, and understanding the energy in and of itself is a major facet of the Eastern practice. 

Both forms include the same basic features:

  • Energy healing – no harm can be done with the universal life energy employed through Reiki.
  • Intelligent energy – the energy is intuitive and knows where to go and what to do to help you. In fact, Japanese Reiki offers hand gestures and placements as a framework but encourages practitioners to move away from them eventually to allow for more intuitive movements based on how the energy wants to flow.
  • Energy medicine – no other tools are needed besides the Reiki practitioner, who channels healing energy through their hands.
  • Distant healing – practitioners place their hands softly on their body or just above their own body. They then visualize symbols, as well as the person they want to send healing energy to.

Reiki is also easy to learn, teachable in three reiki classes, and the knowledge of how to channel Reiki lasts a lifetime.

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