Sound Reiki: Could Bowie be the Youngest Practitioner?

A Young Reiki Practitioner
Bowie shares Reiki at Library Play Day

With grandma Donna Bachmann and mom Shannon O’Keefe both Reiki Masters, Bowie received Reiki frequently while he was still in the womb. Since birth he has received Reiki as he is cuddled and cared for. However, at 20 months old, he had never witnessed an actual Reiki session using hand positions. Yet, when his mom took him to the library for play day, he picked up a doll and, using a standard Reiki hand position, lovingly gave it Reiki for several minutes. His mom couldn’t quite believe it and was grateful she had her camera ready to capture the very sweet moment.

Bowie is the youngest practitioner I know of. Please share your experiences of Reiki with children below. And check out the previous post, “Reiki, a Practice for the Whole Family.

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Marianne is a Seattle-Area Reiki teacher and practitioner. She is the author of Reiki, A Guide for the Practice of Levels I and II and a former editor, contributor, and columnist for Reiki News Magazine (2004-2010). See her current class schedule.

4 thoughts on “Sound Reiki: Could Bowie be the Youngest Practitioner?”

  1. I can identify with your post so much. My three kiddos have watched me meditate and practice for 2yrs now. I can often catch them using the power symbol on each other at night when preparing for bedtime. So it’s become a part of our family “norm” organically, which is the part I love.

  2. Bowie is precious! What a great picture! Children pick up on so many things that we do not realize. When my kids were younger they LOVED getting Reiki. They could not express the specifics of how they felt, but they always enjoyed and requested it!

    1. I remember Morgan, around age five and recently attuned, helping me give her grandmother Reiki. She was enthralled with the warmth in her hands and began giving herself Reiki afterwards. Jacob’s delightful reaction to the Rainbow Light Visualization is recounted in my book (page 74, if you want to revisit), and it has been repeated in numerous Reiki classes.

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