Expert Advice on Using Feng Shui and Reiki for Healing

Cara Gallagher

This feng shui Reiki healing interview features feng shui consultant and Reiki master, Cara Gallagher.

Feng Shui Reiki Healing Interview with Cara Gallagher

Cara Gallagher is a certified feng shui consultant, completing her studies at the Graced Space School of Feng Shui. She is also a Master in the ancient healing practice of Usui Reiki. Cara has been utilizing her knowledge of feng shui and Usui Reiki to help her clients bring peaceful, balanced, positive energy into their home and work environments for over six years. Discover how Cara brings these two ancient practices together to help bring harmony into people's environments.

About Usui Reki

LTK: You are a Certified Usui Reiki master. Can you explain the broad spectrum of Usui Reiki to our readers?

CG: Usui Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that uses lying on of hands. It is a subtle but powerful energy. During a Reiki treatment, the client remains fully clothed and the practitioner places his or her hands on or near the body. The sensation felt by the client is usually a deep feeling of warmth and comfort. A Reiki treatment promotes the improvement of body, mind and spirit. It is an ancient modality that helps bring about balance and natural healing.

Combining Feng Shui and Reiki

LTK: How do Reiki and feng shui principles relate or positively intertwine with one another?CG: Reiki and feng shui are both powerful healing modalities. I like to think of Reiki as healing our bodies and feng shui healing our environment. Both feng shui and Reiki can improve our well-being, raise our energy level and bring balance in our lives.

LTK: How do you incorporate the ages old techniques of Usui Reiki and feng shui to improve the energies of ones environment?

CG: Traditionally, A Reiki practitioner gives Reiki treatment to a client. The Reiki practitioner is actually a conduit for the energy and is not doing the healing, but is a vessel of the Universal Life Force Energy. My ability to apply Reiki to the environment is simple. I can open up myself and let the Reiki energy flow from me, to the space in which I am working. Instead of using Reiki in a more traditional way of laying my hands upon someone, I send Reiki energy into the environment.

Feng Shui Reiki Healing Consultation


Before I even arrive at the desired location, I send Reiki energy to the client, his or her structure and the surroundings. This practice makes for an easy application of the feng shui principles. I continue to run Reiki to the space and allow the healing energies to take hold. Often, when I am conducting a feng shui consultation, the client may be nervous. By sending Reiki energy, it keeps the consultation relaxed. It can become unsettling at times when I go into someone's personal space and give the person suggestions on how to improve his/her environment. My clients seem to be more open and receptive to the feng shui solutions when the Reiki energy is flowing. By using simple feng shui techniques, such as removing clutter, rearranging furniture and balancing the natural elements, I can improve the energy of any environment.

Feng Shui Reiki Healing Cures

LTK: Are there specific cures combining Reiki and feng shui for one's environment in which our readers can perform themselves for some of our more popular topics on LoveToKnow Feng Shui, such as:

  • Love and relationships
  • Career
  • Wealth
  • Family relationships

CG: It may be hard for readers to combine Reiki and feng shui to improve their surroundings. Anyone can utilize the principles of feng shui to enhance the environment, but it becomes difficult for a layperson to use Reiki to heal spaces.

People have the ability to heal and put positive energy into environments. What sets Reiki apart is the concept that one has to be in tune with the Reiki energy in order for Reiki healing to take place. This attunement comes from a Reiki Master and amplifies our own energy to a higher level. So we may all have the ability to heal ourselves with energy, but only people who have been attuned to Reiki have an increased level of healing.

By simply asking for universal energy to heal a particular space or our own body, we can utilize the ancient form of Reiki healing. Now if we look at just using feng shui to enhance specific areas of our life, anyone can utilize the suggestions and improve his/her life's aspirations.

Love and Relationships

For example, with our love and relationships, if we want to improve these areas of life, we may want to incorporate romantic colors such as pink or purple in our bedroom. Our bedroom is a perfect place to set that romantic tone by pairing items up and displaying objects that represent love, to ignite the flames of passion. We might want to use candles, crystals and fresh flowers to enhance our relationships in our personal spaces.


When we look at our careers the color that represents our life's purpose is black, so to improve our career, we might want to use a black briefcase, portfolio or even a black pen can start the success rolling.

The element we associate with our career is water. So anything associated with the ocean can be used to enhance our career. For example, we can incorporate a picture of a waterfall, shells, fish or any object found in the waters of the world, which can improve our own success.


rice bowl

Everyone desires to make more money or you might just want to hold onto the wealth you have acquired. So to increase your wealth or to keep the money you already have, you might want to incorporate objects of wealth into your life. I like to fill a rice bowl with coins. A rice bowl is a sacred object in feng shui because it represents abundance. When we pair up a rice bowl with lots of coins and especially gold coins we can increase our wealth and abundance.

Family Relationships

Lastly, you might want to improve family relationships. Healthy family relationships make our lives more calm and balanced. The element associated with our family and heritage is wood. I like to make sure I have plants and trees in my environment, to enhance and maintain those relationships. You can take it one step further and honor your heritage and your ancestors by displaying photographs of your family or artwork from your culture. Maybe you would want to display heirlooms that relatives have passed down within your family. By honoring your heritage, you are ensuring healthy relationships for the future.

Visit Cara Gallagher's Environmental Healing website for more information about feng shui Reiki healing. While you are there, check out some great information regarding her practice and find contact information to set up a consultation.

LoveToKnow Feng Shui would like to thank Cara Gallagher for taking the time to participate in this feng shui Reiki healing interview.

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Expert Advice on Using Feng Shui and Reiki for Healing