Two Practices, One Energy: Feng Shui & Reiki
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Guest blogger: Maris Metz
For centuries, cultures all over the world have developed practices to cultivate a deeper understanding of energy and our connection to this life force. How can we work with energy (qi) to maximize both our environment and our bodies? By integrating complementary energy practices, we can take a holistic approach to improving our lives and boosting our potential.
We need to reconnect with our deeper energies
As our lives get busier and more complicated, we can drift away from this connection with energy, qi and life force. The beauty of energy is that we have the ability to tap into it to restore our well-being and prosperity. By using energy practices to observe and assess states of energy, we can begin to make connections to the quality of our lives and how we function. Two of these energy practices, reiki and feng shui, can be used seamlessly together to help us connect, channel, and discover qi (life force/energy).
Two practices, one energy
The same energy that flows in our environment and in nature helps to sustain and nurture us physically and mentally. There are no distinctions or boundaries in the energy we work with when practicing reiki or feng shui, simply a difference in methods and techniques.
It is about the yin and yang
Reiki and feng shui, on a macro level, can represent yin and yang: the inner and outer environments of our existence working together to create balance in our lives. The arts of reiki and feng shui give us the teachings and tools needed to help us make sense of a universe in constant flux.
Three reasons why feng shui and reiki work so well together:
A holistic approach to energy
Reiki primarily focuses on developing and enhancing our inner energy using methods such as precepts, meditations and hands-on healing techniques. Like reiki, feng shui works with both the inner and outer, but also uses the environment to assess and analyze the way energy flows through the home, workplace, and surrounding areas.
Two practices that complement each other
In order to yield positive results with feng shui, one should be grounded, balanced and in touch with their inner energy. The opposite of this is true as well; in order to effectively practice reiki, one should be in harmony with their surroundings and environment. Both practices give and take equally, exchanging an optimal flow of energy when practiced correctly and consistently.
Both practices are about removing energy blocks
Energetic blockages can result from negative thought patterns, stress, injury, illness, toxins, pollution, clutter and even improper furniture placement in our homes and workplaces. In both practices, we work to remove blockages to create space for new energy and healing. Our bodies and homes are vessels that contain vital energy. Reiki and feng shui keep everything flowing smoothly.
The benefits of integrating both practices
As a reiki practitioner and student of feng shui, I use both practices in conjunction to maximize the benefits my clients receive during hands-on healing sessions. My reiki studio is designed with feng shui principles in mind, including furniture placement, color, and elemental choices (plus regular space clearings using sage or Palo Santo). I feel it is important to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that is conducive to doing deep energetic work.
My Reiki Studio
Energy practices invite us to slow down, connect, and use our intuition to work with what is innately us and ours. Whether we use reiki, feng shui or other energy practices, it is important that we connect and live in harmony with our inner and outer worlds. As the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla once said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Understanding that we are the universe and the universe is us is a good start.
Maris Metz is a master certified Reiki practitioner and a master certified wellness coach, who is currently studying the art of Feng Shui. As a former nursing student, she discovered a great need for more emphasis on preventative care and treating not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Maris works with a variety of clientele, mingling both Eastern and Western views and practices to give her clients a truly unique experience and a holistic approach to health and wellness.