What is Reiki?

Reiki  ( Rei: universal Ki: life energy ) 

is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is done by "laying on hands" and using the life force energy to clear out any blockages you may be experiencing mentally, physically or emotionally.

If your life energy is low, it can cause stress or sickness; when it's high we are happier and healthier. The flow of "ki" animates your physical organs, tissues, and nourishes the cells in our body.

By receiving Reiki we can help heal negative thoughts and feelings which block our "ki" from freely flowing. Reiki raises the vibratory level in and around the physical body. When our energy pathways are healed and clear it allows our body and tissues to complete their healing processes.

Reiki can do no harm. It always knows what the person needs and will adjust itself to create an effect that is appropriate.



Reiki ultimately is unconditional love, it can only help. It may be hard to imagine energy being channeled from one person to another but it's what really connects us. 

Reiki will make you feel at ease, help calm your mind and give your body time to realign. We spend some much time using technology and filling every second with something to do that our bodies never get a moment to recharge.

We function best when our body is well rested, allowing us to think clearer and make better decisions. Reiki can do just that. Along with it's healing properties, it can aid through treatment for physical + mental ailments. 

It's not so much that you need to believe it will work but more so being open to receive the energy. Your body knows exactly what to do with it.



Luz Duque, is an Energy Healer, Interfaith Minister, Crystal Therapist, Reiki Teacher, Medicine Woman, Moon Dancer, Ceremonial Singer and Artisan. I have known her pretty much my entire life and the universe made her my spiritual guide and teacher. Her love for humanity, Mother Earth and unity amongst all living beings is what drives her every step in life. I do hope you all get to meet her one day.




Our bodies have 7 main chakras. These chakras are centers in our body in which energy flows through. When any of these chakras are "blocked" it can cause tension, stress, or even illness.

                   Here is a the breakdown of the 7 chakras                               

                            (starting from bottom up)                                                      

ROOT CHAKRA:                                                                                

This chakra is the energy that connects us to our the Earth. It is our foundation and grounding. 

It is located in the base of your tailbone.


This chakra is the energy is the ability to connect and accept others and new experiences. It also connected to our well- being, to pleasure, and sexuality.

It is located in your lower abdomen.


This chakra is the energy that gives us confidence and control of our lives. It encompasses self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.

It is located in your upper abdomen.


This chakra is the energy that gives us the ability to love. It opens your heart to love yourself and others, while bringing inner peace and joy.

It is located in the center of your chest, right above your heart


This chakra is the energy in communication. It is connected with self expression and truth.

It is located in your throat.


This chakra is the energy in seeing the big picture and ability to focus. It is what helps us to make decisions and is linked to our intuition, imagination, and wisdom.

It is located in between your eyebrows, slightly to the left.


This chakra is the highest energy. It is our full connection to the spiritual world. It is where pure bliss exists.

It is located on the very top of your head.



Energy can get locked inside your home just like it can in your body. The best time to cleanse your home is after cleaning things out, an argument, a breakup, illness or death, or simply when you want fresh energy for a new project.

Here are some tips on clearing the air.


1. Set an intention of the energy you wish to have in your space. Close your eyes and envision it.

2. Burn dried sage or copal to eliminate the negative energy. 

3. You can burn a candle and also set your intention out loud of the energy you wish to have.

4. Sea Salt - is said to be the smallest crystal and absorb toxic energy. Sprinkle it in corners of your home and entrance.

5. Cinnamon broom, "sweep out" the negative energy starting from the back of your house. Cinnamon has protective attributes.

6. Crystals, dark colored crystals like obsidian and onyx are protective stones. Place them by your bedside or work area.