“Energy is the currency of the universe. When you pay attention to something, you buy that experience.”  – Emily Maroutian

Energy is everywhere! Do you ever walk into a room and get a feeling that you can’t quite put your finger on? It’s something you can’t see, smell, taste, touch or hear, but there is something there. 

Everything is made of energy at varying degrees of vibration. Some subtle, some obvious. We are made up of life force energy. Some common terms from different cultures include: Chi/Qi, Ki, Mana, Prana, Ruach and Wakan. Mikao Usui developed Reiki in the early 1900s. Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy,” the energy found in all things. When connected with Reiki an individual has the possibility of healing, awakening and enlivening through the practice. Reiki supports the whole person in whatever journey they are on in their life. Although Reiki is not meant to replace or substitute medical or mental health treatment by a physician or therapist, it is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement traditional health treatments. 

So, What is Reiki? 

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

We spend so much time on our minds and bodies with therapy, education, exercise and nutrition and we forget about our energy. Keeping balance between our minds, bodies and energy is important and as people are becoming more aware, the benefits are becoming more prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Connecting and aligning with energy brings our wellbeing full circle. 

Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or emotional pain. Over time, these energy blocks can cause illness or disease. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing and self-improvement that anyone can use. It can work in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and healing and ultimately clear energy blocks and disease.

How Does Reiki Work?

The goal is to activate a healing process which means the person’s vibration heats up or slows down based on the required energy shift. This shift takes the body from fight or flight to rest and restore, so natural healing abilities are put back in place. Reiki is a high vibrational energy force that is transmitted through a practitioner or Reiki Master, who is trained and attuned to the energy. The energy moves from the universe, through the Reiki Master, into the recipient so their body is best prepared for natural healing. A Reiki Master acts as a conduit between the recipient and the source of universal life force energy by way of the Reiki Master’s hands. We all have an energy body made up of aura (energy fields), the chakras (energy centers) and the meridians (energy pathways). The energy fields take energy in, the chakras break it down, and the meridians distribute it throughout the body. Meditation occurs to reach the aura, balancing of the chakras takes place during the meditation and the healing is distributed through the energy pathways. 

When engaged in Reiki, time and space do not exist and energy healing is possible from a distance. It is completely possible to experience the benefits of Reiki without being in the same physical space. Some believe the effects are even more so when the distractions of being in the same space do not exist. Although we live and breathe in a linear timeline, energy transcends time and space. A few additional examples of this concept include faith, fear and love. All three cannot be seen, but they are felt without being in the same space. 

Reiki is a spiritual healing that is not based on belief or suggestion, but rather a subtle and effective form of energy work using the energy that flows through all living things. Everyone has the ability to connect with their own energy and use it to strengthen them when it is strong and free flowing, allowing for a positive state of health in mind, body and spirit. 

As the Founder + CEO of her own coaching and consulting firm, Alecia Wellen, offers professional coaching, consulting and Reiki to national and international leaders and high achievers looking to leverage their inflection points to reach a higher potential, whether it be in their personal or professional lives. She is seasoned in helping entrepreneurs, executives and small businesses explore where they are now, how they want to accelerate and where they want to go next. Reiki is better experienced than explained. To learn more about your energy and how you can be in better balance email or visit