Originally Posted by MHz045
You need a picture? That could be a problem for me.
Distance healing is much easier with a photo.
One section of reiki teaches using a box and placing photos of the individual in the box and performing the energy work on the box using symbols. The alternative for me to perform this would be your full name birth date and location (where you will be during session)
In this instance one can place more than one photo in the box and cover every one very easily.
Also what the OP was saying about advice being pivotal opposed to relying on energy aspect. .
The original story was that once gifted the knowledge of reiki he started healing and people kept coming back because their daily life and actions kept recreating the issues. That was when teaching reiki became more important than performing it on others. But even better than healing is preventing and that is much easier done with self exploration of where the issues are coming from.