Reiki Energy and Shadow Ridge Jewellery


After four years of study I was certified as a Reiki Master by my teacher Anne Macleod, founder of the Reiki Center of Kingston and a Reiki Master and Shamanic Healer, as well as a  certified addictions counsellor.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the ancient, gentle but powerful vibrational energy technique of hands-on-healing. It is a safe, non-invasive form of healing that can increase energy, reduce pain, produce deep relaxation and a general feeling of well-being. This energy helps our own healing systems to work to their full potential.

Reiki is a holistic therapy that harmonises body, mind and spirit. It complements other healing methods and spiritual practices, but Reiki itself is not tied into any religion, cult or belief system. It works independently of whatever one’s belief system is. There is nothing one must believe in order to learn, to use or to receive Reiki. One only needs to have the desire to heal or be healed.

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. Rei  means ‘universal’ in the sense of spiritual or universal consciousness and describes the energy that is all around us. Ki is the same word as Chi or Qi, the Chinese word (or Prana in Sanskrit and Mana in Hawaiian), meaning the life force energy found in all living things. Reiki provides that connection between our own life force and that of the universal energy and it is that universal energy that flows through us that promotes healing.

How Does Reiki Work?

Healing is usually thought of as ridding the body of symptoms and therefore the illness. However, healing can be required for the mind, the emotions, the body, and the spiritual levels. Lack of harmony on any level or discord between levels will cause imbalance, and eventually physical symptoms and illness.  Therefor a person’s healing needs to be viewed on all these levels, emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally and not the various levels in isolation.  If only the physical symptom is removed, the cause or imbalance still remains and will flare up again possibly moving the symptom to another location, or refusing to respond to treatment.

Ki, our life force energy,  flows all through us, around all our organs and through special pathways and centres of energy called the chakras and meridians. It also surrounds us in an energy field called the aura. The life force activates or feeds our cells and organs. However if it isn’t free flowing, or if there isn’t much of it, the organs and cells do not function well and we can feel ill or depressed. Reiki allows the universal energy to flow to where our life force energy field is weak, congested and/or negative and charges that area with positive energy, healing the energy pathways and letting the Ki flow properly again..

Reiki, goes to where it is needed the most, (not necessarily where we think it should go). This may be spiritual, mental physical or emotional. Therefore some conditions may be healed very quickly but others may take several treatments. It depends on how deep-seated or long term the condition is.

Reiki and Shadow Ridge Jewelry

In addition to treating people, Reiki can also be applied to food, gifts, gemstones, actually anything at all because everything is composed of energy. (All matter is composed of molecules and atoms vibrating at different resonances and speed depending for example whether it is a rock, a plant or a person (according to Quantum Physics).  Therefore using Reiki is a way to enhance the goodness of the food, the love or meaning behind the gift, as well as the power of the healing properties of gemstones! (It is believed by many that stones and crystals vibrate in such a way as to interact with people and impart various types of healing energies (depending on the type of stone.)

As a Reiki Master/Practitioner, I cleanse and charge every piece of jewellery I make with Reiki energy as it is created. The special combination of gemstone healing properties, and  Reiki complement each other. I feel that this balance of energies in each jewellery piece will benefit the wearer in mind, body, and spirit.
Enjoy your jewellery as much as I have enjoyed creating it!


***Please note that Reike and crystals and stones complement other forms of healing and in no way replace a medical practitioner’s care. If you are ill, please seek medical advice.