Upcoming Events~Awaken Fair

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Awaken Fair Website

Hello friends,

Sometimes I wonder if I’m making the right decisions. Even down to the smallest things, like where I should spend my time this afternoon, or who to be around so that my vibration can be lifted.

Well, worrying about the decisions doesn’t help. If I make a mistake, it’s a lesson learned and I keep moving. I am really excited that I made the intuitive decision to start working with a holistic and intuitive business coach; Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition! We had our first meeting on Thursday and that’s when I decided it was really time to make a change. I thought “I could wait and save up more money before I start the program, or I could start now and increase my income along the way”. I really feel that this work will help and empower me in the long run and in a sustainable way. The program is 3 months long. Right now I have 1 dedicated client and a few other clients here and there. I am writing this down so that I can come back and check up on it in 3 months and see where I stand! I can envision myself having the perfect amount of loving and generous clients, that are healed by my energy. And I will make a joyful and plentiful living doing what I love.

I plan to teach my first Reiki Level 1 class in Philadelphia by that time as well. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and interested in learning Reiki with me, send me a message! Also, I am excited that I will be taking part in the Awaken Fair once again on July 31st in NYC. I will be doing reiki and sound healing. You can find the details on the Awaken Fair here. They even put a link to my website! I will admit that last time, I did the fair in January, I only had one client! But I met so many amazing people, and I have much more confidence and experience under my belt this time around, so I’m looking forward to filling my day with clients, potential collaborators and new friends!

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I will also be at the Clark Park Summer Solstice Music & Arts Festival  on June 25th, sharing a space with my new friend Elena and her beautiful macrame crystal wraps. View her Etsy page here! I will be doing reiki and sound healing sessions as well as meeting members of my new local community that day. See you soon!

 

 

Love & Light

Victoria

Tip-Toe of Faith

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When I was at the MUM Expo on Sunday, I spoke to an elderly man with grey hair at one of the many booths providing Past Life Readings. He was there supporting his wife who was doing the readings. I told him about my interest in past life regression, and I asked, “Is there any healing involved or is it just information?” He replied that it was just information, but it could be very useful and helpful to me. A few minutes into our conversation, I noticed that he only had one hand- his other arm stopped around his elbow. I did the socially polite thing and tried not to stare. But during his schpiel, he brought up the subject of his limb. He said, “I was born like this. When I was younger I used to get angry and think ‘Why me?’ But with the help of past life readings, it is more clear that this happened for a reason, for me to learn.” Seemingly unrelated, he asked, “Have you ever seen Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade?” No, I had not seen it. But he told me about the story with the invisible bridge. He articulated the story, with a slight narrative arc, explaining that Indiana Jones had seen a clue that he would have to take a leap of faith at some point. Then Indiana Jones got to the edge of the clif and had discovered the invisible bridge. He then gathered dirt and sticks to cover that bridge so that he could see where he was stepping, in order to get where he was going.

I suppose that the man was implying I should take a leap of faith and choose to get a past life reading from this lady. I’m sure she was great, but my feeling or intuition was not telling me to choose her as my treat for the day. I wanted to be free and wander, and get to the next free lecture which was about transmutation. In the end though, I still got to hear this gem of a story from the older man. And of course being obsessed with the metaphysical, I automatically loved the way it could be thought of as a metaphor for life.

Today I heard the news that I was not accepted for the job position I interviewed for yesterday. Of course I felt a hit of despair and helplessness and confusion. I was all set and being-redirected-not-rejectedeager that I would leave my part time job and get a new one in the holistic field (which I still may, but I’m not feeling as rushed). Once I heard the news, I thought to myself; “this just means that it wasn’t meant to be, and better opportunities are awaiting to be co-created by me and the Universe.”

But I have been thinking about the notion of taking footsteps of faith. In the back of my mind, keeping that tip-toe of faith going steadily. Sneaking past those self-doubts and fears. On the continuous path of growth and expansion. I don’t have to drop everything and immediately quit my job and expect the invisible bridge to be that wide. I can take it slow and discover the bridge at my own pace. As I mentioned yesterday, the Flexible Akashic by Mary Faith has really given me a new boost of inspiration and unblocked any blockages that were in my energy body. I could definitely feel the difference in my throat chakra, and I am using my voice as an instrument for healing. I also went to Kundalini yoga at the Healing Arts Collective last night with Marilyn. I knew I wanted to keep that energy from Sunday flowing, to keep that high vibration. I could feel my hands tingling. At one point, I almost felt like I was having an orgasm! I think it may have been kundalini rising. I was also able to view visualizations at my third eye. I really feel like these things give me a natural high, and they are very healthy as well! One interesting thing that Marilyn mentioned was that we hold generational memories in our spine. So that’s why we do so much spinal flexing and stretching in kundalini! We ended the class with the meditation Ang Sang Wahe Guru. I always love singing in class. This time, I wanted to practice freeing my complete voice and singing from the heart, so I mentally brought myself back to the way I felt the day before, driving home from the MUM Expo. I pretended I was in that car alone, not giving a poop what anyone else thought in the other cars driving by or in the class surrounding me. Anyway, I say thank you to the experience of being declined for the position, because it sparked me to really envision and start planning what I do want. Thank you! <3

“The one that opened the door…”

I love my life. I love my voice. I love the trees. I love my body. My body is the gateway to my soul. Yes, I am a spiritual being having a human experience, but my body is sacred.

I went to the MUM (Metaphysical Universal Ministries) Expo yesterday in Allentown, PA.

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I had a wonderful time floating from place to space and back to Earth. It is funny how much I used to think that the world outside of me was separate from myself, and also therefore could control or limit me from anything being possible.

Themes of the Day:

  1. “Your imagination is reality in Heaven”- David Young
  2. “By taking care of yourself, you can take care of everything else in the cosmos.”-Rachel Ginther
  3. “Whereby You, in remembering the Love, Create a thread of vibration, Which is the DNA, and shifts the physical bodies into the newer possibilities.”-Mary Faith Rhoads

 

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Many people, including Chas of Third Eye Hypnosis, commented on my Sa Ra Key necklace, which can be found here. I felt so lucky to be surrounded by people who understand me, and better yet praise and empower me. The more and more I surround myself with people that are interested in raising their vibration, the more I can grow and expand my vibration as well! Chas and I traded brief energy work on each other, I showed him my Otto tuning fork with the Amethyst foot, and tuning forks and he gave me some Reconnective Healing. I had been curious about Reconnective Healing and I finally got to feel it! I told him that initially, the cost of their programs pushed me away, but he told me that I could still buy the book and feel the energy on my own. I loved the way that he shared energy and information with me so freely. I eventually told him, “Maybe we were supposed to have met.” He said, “That’s the way it goes, right?”.

Jumping to the present moment (the day after the Expo), I am sitting in my office at the call center. It is important to have patience and remember that things may take longer in the physical realm than in the spiritual realm. But opening my crown chakra and third eye and having an Akashic record healing allows me to feel and “see” that life is beautiful and sacred, and that there are good and magical things coming to me on my path. It also allows me to create this life for myself. As I went outside to purchase a falafel sandwich from the Gyro cart, I looked in to the man’s eyes and thought about his soul. I smiled but didn’t say too much. I am very grateful that he was able to make that sandwich for me for only $4! I sat and watched the people walking down the street, and noticed the expressions on their faces. Most of them were serious, listening to headphones or talking. I thought about the resistance and fear that I face from family and friends about this new life path I am on. But I can have compassion because there was a time when I was afraid or skeptical about reiki. Once I felt it, I knew it was powerful for me, but it works with subtle energy or chi that is omnipresent, and can feel good as long as you allow it to flow. I thought back to the time when I gave the reiki session to the man with “No Goals” that “didn’t feel anything”. An idea popped into my head to use simple hypnosis techniques to guide people into a reiki session. I’m sure many people do this already! But I would love to find my own way to do this.

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During David Young’s sound session, he guided us into a visualization by starting with visualizing familiar objects like cards. He said, “Visualize the King of Spades, now the Queen of Hearts, now the Jack of Diamonds, now the King of Clubs…” And he explained that “the imagination is reality in Heaven” or basically the gateway to the Divine. He explained that when we are born, we are still very connected to Source and Heaven. That’s why many children have “imaginary friends”. But eventually the parents and teachers say do not talk about that, or to be quiet and pay attention in school! Imagine if it was normal and not frowned upon to day dream in school, and kids had the freedom to create and bring dreams to reality. Of course it is still an important skill to be able to pay attention when necessary, but if only we could allow more time for the imagination to flourish. During my sound journey yesterday, I was able to have visualizations, as well as
thoughts from my regular mind. I reminisced on the dym101times when my friends and I would give puppet shows in my back yard. I remember practicing for the shows, creating the characters and story lines in my head. And I even remembered having imaginary friends. I started crying at the realization that I they may have been real beings from a different dimension. And that I can learn to connect with guides in my life today. I also noticed a theme in my own healing process. I know that tears are healing, but sometimes I hold back my tears in fear that it is negative or sad, or that I look too vulnerable or it will bring other people down. So this time I simply put my scarf over my head to allow for some extra privacy. Anyway, I highly recommend David Young’s music, and the way he guided us into the journey was very humble and genuine. You can find David Young’s relaxing music here!

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At the end of the day, after attending the lecture with Rachel Ginther of Garden of One, I realized that it would be a good thing to spend money on myself. As a healer, I needed to fill up my cup so that I can serve others. She spoke about a brilliant Fire Ritual for Transgenerational Healing as well as another one for Transmutation and Co-Creation. I haven’t done them yet, but I do plan to. Here is a simple one:

Make one handwritten copy of the bolded Invocation below. Write what you want to release. Complete the ritual with the rest of the bolded text. Sign and date your paper. Read Aloud and Burn!

In the Name of I Am that I Am, I release this to the Universe to be transmuted by the Violet Flame and it is no longer mine.

{Write what you want to release}

Let this be Transmuted Now! Almighty I Am! Almighty I Am! Almighty I Am! 

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Copyright 1995-2016 Rachel Ginther/Garden of One 

While there may be certain contracts or life paths that we are on, or have chosen before entering this world, there is always the power of choice. The power to transform and expand. I find Akashic healers to be of great help with this. I saw a booth with a didgeridoo on the table, and the sign read;

Remembering that we each are SPIRIT Manifest as Physical, Remembering that we each have agreed to participate here in UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, Remembering the ONENESS that we each are. 

I saw that one of the didgeridoo’s was priced at only $35, and I came closer and asked how

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much it would be for a healing session. She said that it was pay what you wish. I exclaimed “Are you serious?!” Once I decided it was time to treat myself, the Universe was there to support me. I asked how the session would go and laid on my back, covering my eyes once again with my favorite scarf. I did not have as many visualizations as I did during the David Young journey. My mind was still in regular mode. But I could definitely feel the energy shifts happening in my body. She described that she would be shaking up the rug of my life, breaking threads that may have once been useful but were no longer needed and making way for newer and more important threads to go stronger. After the session, I played the didge and she was so happy to see someone play it! She said I was the first person all weekend that was able to play it! She also encourage me to try the beautiful glass didgeridoo with painted designs. I was hesitant to try it because I could only imagine what the price would be, but she handed it to me. I played and I felt that I was translating the vibrations of my soul freely. I want to feel like this all of the time! Of course as Dante at the Sacred Cacao Ceremony mentioned, there may be highs and lows, but if you think back to your highs 5 years ago, they are probably equivalent to your modern lows. This is all a part of the process of expansion.

Love & Light,

Victoria

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

IMG_4154On Sunday, I was blessed enough to be able to attend a Sacred Cacao Ceremony at the Healing Arts Collective. Another healer, Bette Hanson, recently told me that I should meet Dante, who would be leading the ceremony. He doesn’t have a website, but I suppose I will link to his Facebook here. He is an amazing soul and shaman and healer. He is a traveler, and he recently returned from South America where he spent time and learned from various shamans. I did not know what to expect from the cacao ceremony but I was very happy and my heart was wide open by the end of the experience. There are many health benefits of Cacao, but it is also a great “heart opener”.

“Ceremonial-grade cacao produces its effects not so much from caffeine as from theobromine, one of its main active compounds. It stimulates the heart. More blood flows to the brain. Blood vessels dilate and skin becomes more oxygenated.”-Elephant Journal

We started the ceremony by going around the circle and sharing our introductions, thoughts & feelings from the heart. I remember thinking, how do I know that I am speaking from the heart? Well at least having that intention is a great thing and can lead to more heart centered speech. We went on to do various meditations and journeys. One included a lot of toning, which I was very excited about. We practiced toning the Uh Oo Oh Ah Aye Eee through the chakras. At that point I really felt that I was singing from the heart, not singing from my mind or judging the sound of my voice. I could really feel the vibrations of my own voice resonating throughout my body!

There were a few key ideas that Dante mentioned throughout the experience. He mentioned that true healing is instantaneous and can happen with the shifting of beliefs. He even mentioned about “that pain in your shoulder”, which spoke right to me and I could feel the pain go away in that moment. (Sometimes it appears when I am more stressed, and sometimes it goes away. He also said that all other forms of healing modalities are secondary; true healing happens instantaneously. When we went around to share, I explained that at first, I felt upset by this notion and the idea that reiki is secondary. But I also mentioned that it could still be a very helpful tool on that path to enlightenment. And he agreed that yes, by all means it is still a great healing tool and can help a lot of people! But you can’t force someone to change their beliefs or let go of any pain they are holding during a reiki session. You can hold the space for them to have the healing occur within themselves, and a reiki session is a great place to do that!

 

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That night, I went to Coda where I would be working in the coat check for an electronic music night put on by Aspire Higher. I knew it would be a chill night, and I secretly plotted to bring out the tuning forks and do some reiki for donations. I didn’t ask ahead of time, I just started doing it and it worked out! I was lovingly explaining reiki and sound healing to the many people that came up to the booth. This is an example of not placing blame on outer circumstances and using what I have in order to further my dreams. Just today, I had a request for a private session from someone I met that night!

I also attended a Yoga and Sound Journey at Sera Phi in West Philadelphia about two weeks ago. It is a spiritual utopia in West Philadelphia with a 3,000 Watt Vibroacoustic wood floor. It is an amazing space and I will be hanging out and even hosting some events there this summer! Sera Phi

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Sound healing at Sera Phi

Recommended Resources:

Everything is Here to Help You – YouTube video by Matt Kahn, TrueDivineNature.com

Bentinho Massaro

 

Loving Life~Heart Centered

I wanted to follow up my last post to explain that, I really love my grandma but sometimes I can get frustrated with our conversations. I also realized that once I changed my inside feelings, I was able to have a more easily flowing conversation with her. Just a few days ago she asked, “So at the Ticket job, are there opportunities for you to move up?” I simply replied “yes”. After deep thoughts about my own life and path, knowing that I have no interest in progressing to a new position at my current job, I was able to reply with a simple answer. Later toward the end of our conversation, I mentioned to her about the awesome opportunity that I had last week, to speak in front of more than 60 people for my Uncle’s real estate company’s Wellness & Fun Day.

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I spoke about reiki and sound healing. Many of the people had probably never heard of reiki before. I was a bit nervous as it was my first time speaking about this topic in front of a large audience, but I did it! I remember looking at the woman in the front with the blonde curly hair. She didn’t look too amused… but I kept speaking. It turned out that she was one of the people that chose to come to me for a reiki & sound session after the lunch! She is a fan of BodyTalk and she really enjoyed the session with me. Maybe if I was a little bit less nervous and smiled even more, the people would have felt the same way. I wanted to find a good balance between pasting on a fake smile and looking natural. This is something that I will improve as I speak about reiki and healing more & more!

Towards the end of the conversation with my grandma, I brought up the success that I had at the Wellness Day and the fact that I got paid! (More than I would at my other job). This lead her to say “Oh, well we have people speaking here about different topics and they get paid as well!” She said that she would mention it to the organizers at her living residence. Just being in the space of love and infinite possibility lead to a potential new opportunity!

 

Voicemails from Letty

I love my grandma dearly, but there are times when I feel that she is unsettling or disapproving of me, or trying to change me. She left a voicemail that said “Victoria, I just wanted to let you know that there is a job fair at Temple University today. You could go and look for a job where you can make more money.”

This really had me upset, as it was a sign that she was unaware or unsupportive of my efforts to be a full time spiritual entrepreneur, sound healer and reiki practitioner. She was nudging me to get another job. I was hoping to be productive and accomplish things while sitting on the computer at my call center job, but listening to that voicemail pulled me away from the Vortex, and being in a state of self-appreciation. I also realized that the only reason that whatever she was saying had made me upset, was because there was something that resonated with what was already there inside of me. It is true that I feel like I could be more productive and make more money, or the same amount of money in a shorter time than what I do at my current job. And that is something that I am asking the Universe for. But I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately as I do not feel the desire to move up at my current job, I’m just keeping it to have steady income while I work on reiki. So now I’m using that upset-ness or feeling of wanting to improve and focusing it into my business.

I also realized that the only reason that whatever she was saying had made me upset, was because there was something that resonated with what was already there inside of me. It is true that I feel like I could be more productive and make more money, or the same amount of money in a shorter time than what I do at my current job. (Which I already do when I give reiki sessions!) And that is something that I am asking the Universe for more of. But I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately as I do not feel the desire to move up at my current job, I’m just keeping it to have steady income while I work on reiki. So now I’m using that upset-ness or feeling of wanting to improve and focusing it into my business. And asking for one new paying client this week. I’m very grateful for my one steady client, that may even turn into a reiki student one day soon!

As I sat reading The Vortex by Esther and Jerry Hicks this morning, I realized that I need to get back to a state of self appreciation and into my Vortex.

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“If you are angry- you are not a Vibrational Match- and you are not in the Vortex.”

“If you are feeling appreciation- you are a Vibrational Match- and you are in the Vortex.”

Once I read that line, I started to cultivate and feel appreciation for my grandma and all she has done for me and given me. She gave me piano lessons as a small child which guided my strong love and appreciation for music today. She took me to Friendly’s for lunch and ice cream sundaes (healthy right?). And she will always love me, no matter what uncensored thoughts come out of her mouth. Then I read on;

“There is no more important object of attention to which you must flow your appreciation than that of self.”

Yesterday when I walked out of the office on to Philadelphia’s beautiful Broad Street, buzzing with excitement, I encountered a friend that I had recently re-met at Sera Phi in West Philly. He was sitting on the corner playing his electric bass with a hat open to receive money. We talked for a bit and I asked him a few questions about his lifestyle, because he looked so free and happy. I asked “Do you have to pay rent?” He said yes I will be gathering the money to do that soon. But he said he knows that is what he is supposed to be doing. Playing music all day every day. He said “Once I committed to doing this, things just fell into place”. And that really resonated with me, as I know that what needs to happen is for me to make a stronger commitment to my business. He described his past experience with driving 2 hours every day to work in Delaware selling BMWs. He admitted that he loved being able to test drive the cars and appreciated the beautiful craft of nice cars. But he still held that he wasn’t a big fan of money- which seems to be a common idea or belief in circles of people that I surround myself with (artists, musicians, healers).

Another quote from the Vortex:

“Many people want to experience more personal wealth at the same time that they are criticizing those who are already experiencing personal wealth”

-“I would like to be rich/ Rich people are depriving poor people of resources”

I also read a portion where Jerry, one of the authors, described his relationship with luxurious cars. “Once I left my criticism of luxury car owners behind, I drove the most expensive car that was made.” And that got me thinking about my own desires when it comes to cars. I often tell myself, I don’t need or desire luxury items. But then I thought, if I were to have a nice car, I would LOVE to have a Tesla! It would be great to be a part of the revolution or evolution of the wide spreading of clean energy.

THEN, I recalled an instance a few weeks back, where I was quietly sitting at my desk at the call center, listening to the vice president of the company talk about securing her very own Tesla car. I remember thinking, oh that’s cool that she’s progressive and getting a Tesla— but at the same time feeling very jealous and anger towards the fact that I was sitting there making $10 an hour and she was some how related to the cause of that.

Reading on, “The negative emotion that you feel when you believe that others are depriving you of something is not about what they have and therefore what you do not have. Your negative emotion, in every case, is about what you are, in the moment of your negative emotion, depriving yourself of receiving.”

I realized that, the Vice President had nothing to do with me applying for and accepting that job. She also is not the only voice that determines how much money we make there. And she certainly is not keeping me there. So I want to continue to learn and practice Self Appreciation and coming into alignment with Source so that I can be abundant in my own special way. I can receive all of MY desires.

To further this goal and journey, I signed up for a workshop with Multidimensional Healer, Bette Hanson on June 5th in Malvern, PA! Check out her website here: Bette Hanson

 

 

 

 

Role Models

Continuing with my tradition of posting about people I look up to in the New Age movement; I wanted to make a post dedicated to Sound Healing professionals that I am interested in studying with (or have studied with already!).

Dr. John Beaulieu

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Jonathan Goldman

Temple of Sacred Sound

Natalie Bliss, Stress Management Consulting and ReikiSound

I took the ReikiSound class with Natalie this past winter, and it really opened me up to the endless possibilities of using sound for healing. I learned all that I imagined and more. I was already familiar with “how to play singing bowls” and I’ve been a musician all of my life. But this class is not about getting the notes or harmonies right or wrong. Really there is no wrong way to do it, as long as the intention for the greatest healing good is there.