No, I don't see auras, talk much about chakras or consider myself to be particularly "New Age." But I do believe in the power of Reiki...because I see it works. Gentle and non-invasive, Reiki is a hands-on healing practice that can address issues in the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual realms. I mostly work with Hospice patients but recently I've been giving Reiki to my step-father, Peter.
Perhaps it's a just a placebo, making me feel better to be able to do something. But I don't think so. Albert Einstein theorized that space and time are intertwined. Physicist David Bohm discovered Non-Locality which means that everything is joined or connected together. Matter and energy are two poles of the same unity. Known by some as quantum physics theory, I understand it as our fundamental interconnection.
When Peter's five-hour operation went "perfectly" according to the surgeon today, it's just one more confirmation that the one does affect the all, and that energy is a tremendously powerful force for manifesting reality. And it seems to me that Reiki is a perfect example of this principle in action. Peter, by the way, is doing great!
See more on quantum physics and interconnectedness here.