Reiki Overview

This page offers an introduction to the heart of Reiki through the exploration of eight essential constructs.


Reiki Fundamentals

Reiki is a form of mindfulness-based energy work focused on enhancing life experience in all areas. It reduces stress, increases relaxation, fuels creativity and fosters healing. I liken Reiki to a form of energetic mindfulness meditation or prayer with the Reiki practitioner serving as a consecrated channel for the flow of spiritually guided Universal Source energy to support insight, healing and empowerment.


Reiki reduces stress, increases creativity and fosters healing for everyone


Master Teacher Accreditation

A professional Reiki master teacher is one who has substantial experience and has received training and attunements through another professional Reiki master teacher. I am a professional member of both the Reiki Membership Association of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) and the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP). My Reiki master teacher credentials were acquired through Karuna Reiki® master teachers David Teich, Jenni Prince and Deanna Kayyali and ICRT licensed Reiki master teacher Lynn Boggess of the Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® Ryoho Lineages.


Lineages of Reiki Master Teacher Deborah Jane Wells 

The Role of Energy

People who practice any form of prayer or meditation attest to the subtle energy they feel flowing through them. Ancient wisdom traditions speak of this Life Force (often called Chi, Qi or Ki) as that which originates in the Infinite Source of All—flowing through and energizing every aspect of existence. Many scientists recognize this energetic force as both tangible and powerful. When people demonstrate skepticism about the importance of free-flowing energy to optimal health, I remind them that when our hearts stop, medical professionals use massive jolts of electricity to restart them. Energy is a life-sustaining and health-restoring essential.


Chakra Locations


The Stress Response

Our bodies comprise physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic elements. A system of 12 energy meridians functions as an energy super transit system connecting every cell, tissue, organ and function. Seven chakras, or energy substations, empower our thoughts, feelings and actions by regulating optimal flow of Life Force energy through our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. When internal and external stressors, such as chronic stress and environmental toxins, generate energy anomalies in the 12 meridians, the chakras are thrown out of balance thereby compromising body and brain functioning.


Chakra Summary


How Reiki Works

Reiki helps your body “remember” and return to its balanced state. By identifying and removing stress- and toxin-induced energy blocks, Reiki treatment helps you realign your energy and restore your sense of wellbeing. Reiki practitioners do not "heal" others. They help others heal themselves by establishing an energetic environment in which understanding, balance and harmony can be restored. The Reiki practitioner supports re-balancing the chakras, allowing the body to return itself to a state of equilibrium and optimal experience.


Reiki Meditation Training


The Magic of Reiki

While I hold great respect and gratitude for the Reiki tradition and symbols, for me, the "magic" doesn't reside in either. The ability to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing lies dormant in each one of us from birth, waiting for the moment when we are ready to “remember,” reclaim our power and step into our greatness.

Invoking the Reiki symbols reminds us to employ the full range of abilities that always dwells within each of us. Every time we do so, we return home to our innermost truth of wholeness characterized by

Love     Respect     Curiosity     Compassion     Gratitude

Faith     Hope     Prosperity     Peace     Joy

When we are free of all fear and aligned with love as our Source, our very presence raises the constructive energy of every being and situation we encounter.


Reiki's Universal Spiritual Themes


Walking the Reiki Path

Though as a master teacher, I offer Reiki meditation programs, treatment sessions and classes that train and attune others in the practice of Reiki, my primary focus is “walking the Reiki path.” That journey is eclectic, intuitive and trans-denominational. As such, my responsibility is to keep myself free of fear as a clear channel for Divine love and light. In that sacred space, I always, and in all ways, facilitate the revelation and advancement of the highest good for all, in all, through all.


Walking the Reiki Path


Reiki and Religion

While the focus of Reiki is spiritual, it is not a religion. The practice of Reiki is in harmony with any religious tradition or spiritual practice that recognizes a Universal Source or Higher Power (by whatever name) and promotes unconditional love, respect and compassion. Indeed, many religions around the world embrace some form of Reiki as a respected component of their healing practice.


Reiki Promotes Oneness




August 6, 2019 Update from Deborah

After 44 years of providing individual and organizational empowerment coaching- and consulting-related services, I have retired from professional practice. I no longer accept new individual or organizational clients. Nor do I offer Reiki or EFT/tapping training or treatment sessions.

Here are my recommendations for identifying other qualified providers through the esteemed professional associations of which I remain a member:

  • To identify credentialed professional coaches, CLICK HERE to browse the online directory hosted by the International Coach Federation.
  • To find EFT/tapping practitioners, CLICK HERE to browse the directory hosted by The Tapping Solution.
  • For Reiki training and treatment, CLICK HERE to browse the directory hosted by the Reiki Membership Association of the International Center for Reiki Training.

I keep my website active to continue offering tons of timeless tools and resources to help individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love.



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everything else finally falls into place,
with beauty, power, and grace.
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and embrace the truth of love,
you will know in each moment
who you are and Whose you are.
That, my dear friends,
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It is everything.
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