10 Activities to Enhance Spiritual Growth in 2017

  1. Learn Reiki (Holy Fire)
  2. Float Tanks
  3. Ayahuasca Ceremony
  4. Ajna Light Meditation
  5. Juice Fast
  6. Create or purchase Orgonite
  7. Consume Ormus
  8. Travel to Oregon Eclipse
  9. Attend a White Tantric Yoga meditation
  10. Practice Breathwork

 

If you are looking to step up your spiritual game or enhance your energetic vibration in 2017, well you’ve come to the right place! As a Reiki Master Teacher, I’m always looking for ways to cleanse and clear my energy, as well as grow and change spiritually.

1. Learn Reiki (Holy Fire)

Reiki is an excellent way to gain a greater understanding of your own personal “energy”, aura or electromagnetic field and how you interact with the world. For me, it has been an empowering journey. I’m continuing my training by taking a Holy Fire II Reiki ART/Master Class this February!

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2. Float

Like anything, you receive what you are open to receiving. Floating can be a transcendent experience if you are in the right state of mind and are open to letting go. My favorite place to float in Philly is Halcyon Floats. I’ve also been thinking about what it would be like to receive energy work from a distance, while floating. If anyone would like to try it out, let me know! Or if you happen to read this and then go book a float, say you heard it here first and mention my name 😉

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3. Ayahuasca Ceremony

global_432623975My first time drinking Ayahuasca was a life changing experience. It’s hard to truly put the experience into words, but what I can say is that I believe that it has powerful healing potential. Similar to what I mentioned in the post above, “you get what you give.” Your Ayahuasca experience may depend on the amount of work you put in to prepare before the ceremony, as well as integrate afterwards. It was challenging, difficult, scary, beautiful, life-affirming, death-affirming, humbling and enlightening. This really deserves a whole separate post which I will begin writing soon.

4. Ajna Light

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This highly effective tool uses very powerful photonic light stimulation to induce the same rhythmic brainwaves states seen in advanced meditation practitioners.

I tried the Ajna Light when I was at Symbiosis Gathering 2015. During this experience I had very vivid and powerful visions… but my friend using the same machine said she didn’t see anything. This spurred me to want to use my reiki skills to guide people into deeper states with the assistance of this machine. In 2017, I would love to find another Ajna Light and receive a session, and eventually save up to purchase my own light.

5. Juice Cleanse

I have only begun to realize the benefits juice fasting within the past year. The basic idea is that by consuming a diet of healthy liquids, you give your stomach a break from breaking down fibers. With less time spent breaking down fibers, it has more time to cleanse and detoxify. There are many versions of fasting- including consuming only water, air, or liquids. My first juice cleanse was inspired by Alan Pratt and The Monthly 3-Day Cleanse Community on facebook. 14238137_10153691800407676_5156318860688420847_n

“You can do a juice fast, a smoothie diet, go raw/vegan for 3 days, abstain from coffee/dairy/wheat/meat/sugar/etc for 3 days – whatever game works for you!”- AlanPratt.net

I was already on a plant-based diet, and the fact that he made it so open-ended encouraged me to participate. I’m pretty sure I ended up eating maybe a banana and a vegetable in addition to my juice. But that is a huge start to becoming more conscious of what I put into my temple! Starting next Monday, I will be participating in a 7 Day Fruit Fast Challenge, consuming only raw fruit.

6. Create or Purchase Orgone

11150966_660163070756631_6688263177363512902_nI remember the first time I encountered Orgone at the Mind Body Spirit Expo in 2015, from the vendors Orgone Paradise. I held my hand over the objects and could feel the difference in frequency. I bought that first piece and have been in love ever since! I even made a few of my own pieces of orgone last summer, but I wasn’t careful and got some resin in my eye. I was eager to try again so I made a pyramid 2 weeks ago.

 

 

7. Ormus

“Ormus, often referred to as ORME (Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Element or M-state element), is made from water and other substances and is also known as monoatomic gold.”- Be Well Buzz “What is Ormus?”

Basically it’s a magical elixir to help you become a health superstar and alchemist. Ormus is still a bit mysterious to me, but it was one of those things that my intuition or my gut feeling drew me towards.

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Creator of Kejiwa Ormus – KejiwaStore.com

8. Travel to Oregon Eclipse

Kevin KoChen, one of the founders of Symbiosis Gathering and Oregon Eclipse believes that Music Festivals Can Help Bridge the Donald Trump Era’s Divides. But Oregon Eclipse isn’t your standard music festival. This special gathering is centered around the fact that there will be a total solar eclipse visible from Oregon in August. The event is also a collaboration between many festival organizers and producers from around the world! One of the prominent genres at the festival; Psychedelic Trance, is one of my favorite types of music to listen to these days.

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9. White Tantric Yoga

A one day meditation workshop, including plenty of eye-gazing. One of my other goals is to study and explore Tantra in general. I have had one significant tantric love making experience in the past. And a few others as well. But this workshop is not about sex.

Using the diagonal energy, the Mahan Tantric Yogi Bhajan, connects his subtle body to the subtle bodies of the participants through the course facilitator. This works the same way as a worldwide telephone system that relies on satellites and electromagnetic energy in order to connect two parties. – WhiteTantricYoga.com

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10. Practice Breathwork

Breathwork is conscious control of the breath in order to influence mental, emotional and physical states. You may be familiar with Ujjayi or Kapalabhati, Breath of Fire from yoga class- these were my first introductions to breathwork. But what I am talking about here is more of a practice in itself, that can also be done under the guidance of a facilitator.

I previously wrote about my first Breathwork experience with Michelle of Pushing Beauty. I had an emotional, transformative experience which you can read about in this previous post.  But I’m also curious to experience different types of Breathwork, including the well known Holotropic Breathworktaught by Stanislav Grof. He will be teaching a Holotropic Breathworkworkshop at the upcoming Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland this April- which I am super excited about!

“The process itself uses very simple means: it combines accelerated breathing with evocative music in a special set and setting.” Holotropic.com

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How to Determine Your Core Values

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So, over the past four weeks, I have been lucky enough to work with Estelle of Florescit Reiki & Life Coaching. She has boosted me from a place of stagnant frustration and thinking small, to a place of taking action steps and feeling momentum in my life and career. I’ve been encouraged to look at different areas of my life, and how satisfied I am with each area in the Wheel of Life. These areas include, Relationships, Family, Career, Money, and more. I told Estelle that I felt like I needed a boost in my career, because I wasn’t where I knew I could be as a recent graduate of Drexel University.

Why take the time to think about your core values, and what is important to you? With this foundation of self knowledge and understanding, you can look back on your core values while making any sort of decision in life. You may be thinking, where do I even start?

So after about 3 weeks of working with Estelle, I saw an ad on facebook for a webinar on how to land the perfect job and the Limitless Career Lab. I attended the webinar and asked my angel cards as well as followed my intuition to determine whether to sign up for the complete course with Ashley Stahl. I took the leap and felt that no matter where it took me, I would be making huge strides of progress, based on the positive energy that Ashley was putting out to us as well has her expertise on the subject.  I received an email from Ashley called How to Find More Energy in Your Life, and of course was fascinated since it had the word energy in the title. The article resonated heavily with some of the things I had already been going over with Estelle. In the article there is a handy PDF guide from Ashley International on Identifying Your Core Values. I’ve attached the link to the complete article for you here:


Here’s How to Find More Energy in Your Life

After the initial brainstorm session with my coach Estelle, and then a weeks of narrowing down my selections, I met with Estelle again to narrow down my selections even more. The process was thorough because Estelle asked me what the words really meant to me in my life. My homework was to write my 5 core values on index cards. I didn’t want to leave anything out, so luckily I was able to write brief descriptions on the back of the cards to give some extra detail.

  1. Self-Expression
  2. Spirituality
  3. Progressiveness/Growth
  4. Community
  5. Wellness
  6. Self-Love

Initially, my 5 values were Self-expression, Spirituality, Progressiveness/Growth, Wellness, and Self-Love. After a few days going over these cards, and after reading Ashley’s guide to Identifying Core Values, I decided that Community has always been an important aspect in my life. I grew up in a neighborhood where we shared brunches on Saturdays and Sundays with neighbors, and we were able to ask for a helping hand if need be. What this means to me in my life now is that I realize we are all in this together, aka I couldn’t survive on my own, and life is way more fun with friends! I came back the next week to ask Estelle if I could keep a 6th core value and she said of course! That’s the beauty of working with Estelle, as she really holds the space for you to have the freedom to express however you dream and envision your life to be and  then guide it into a concise, real world focus. If you feel lost and confused, know you are not showing up to your full potential, or are just looking for some friendly guidance, I highly recommend Estelle!

 

Love & Light

-Victoria

 

What are the Akashic Records? & My Defining Moment

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Lady Nada

I was selling singing bowls at The Mind Body Spirit Expo in April 2015, when I experienced my first metaphysical healing. I paid $40 for 1 minute, but it was well worth it. I thought about receiving the healing on my first day there, Saturday, but the healer, Art Gutkin, said, you have to be open to it, if you are skeptical it won’t work. As someone who had never experienced any kind of energy healing before, I was a bit skeptical or even scared. But I told him about the pain I had been experiencing in my back, and right shoulder, and he placed his hand on that spot. I could feel the energy streaming through my body, mind and consciousness. I let out some tears. And I could feel a sense of newness in my life.

Later in that same day, the lady I was working for received an energy healing from Mark Ingenito. After they were finished, he gave me a piece of black tourmaline, and said that I could hold it in my hand and say “Archangel Michael, please protect me from any and all negative energy”.  That was the first time I had heard of Archangel Michael in the modern sense. He also said to me, “You know you have good energy, you should learn reiki!” And that’s where it all started.

I am still eager to learn more about the Akashic Records, but I haven’t found a teacher in the Philadelphia area.

“The Akashic records are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane.”- Wikipedia

I’m also excited to announce that I will be taking the Usui/ Holy Fire II ART/ Reiki Master Teacher Certification at The Prana House in West Chester, PA on February 17th, 18th and 19th. The teacher of the course reached out to me through my website to let me know about the course, and I expressed my interest. Once I started reading more on the Reiki.Org website, I felt the Holy Fire energy coming to me as I was reading. Of course this was just the beginning, but it was a sure sign that I should sign up for the class!

“It is also apparent that the Holy Fire, once ignited in the student, continues to grow in strength and vibration, cleansing more deeply and healing and empowering in ever more powerful ways.”- William Lee Rand

Christie Marie Sheldon & Lady Nada

Christie Marie Sheldon is an amazing intuitive healer that helps people to clear the 24 major abundance blocks! You can find her recordings on YouTube as well as Mindvalley and UnlimitedAbundance.com.

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The first time I listened to her recording through Mindvalley a few weeks ago, it really changed the way that I thought about money. I’ve heard the phrase “Money is energy”, but knowing that intellectually doesn’t mean that my subconscious Abundance blocks will be automatically removed; (that’s where energy work comes in). I’m always aiming to change for the better, in the flow of my life. I love that she always starts us out by connecting to the light, 10 feet above our energy fields. During the recordings, she laughs often and it makes me feel at ease.

I also love her phrase; “What would it take for me to … (fill in the blank)”. 

“What would it take for me to get paid for being myself?”

“What would it take for me to get a job that I love, and go to work feeling energized and passionate?”

“What would it take for me to meet my soulmate?”

“What would it take for me to live 100% pain free?”

These are just a few examples I dreamed up after being inspired by Christie’s brilliance. As you may know from my previous article on Babaji, I love connecting with the Ascended Masters. I know that Christie is a glowing ball of light, and she is a very gifted healer. I had heard of an Ascended Master called Lady Nada a few months ago. Recently after my friend Chas of Third Eye Hypnosis suggested I watch to this YouTube video of Christie speaking live, I started to notice the resemblance between Christie and Lady Nada.

Now when I say this, I don’t mean that Christie is the only manifestation of Lady Nada, or that she’s not her unique self. I just wondered if there could be a connection between the two beings, since they are both powerful symbols of abundance! If you have any theories or ideas about this, please let me know in the comments!

 

Do you see the resemblance? Either way, they are both cool beings to listen to and learn from! Christie sees money as a cool tool that she can use to spread joy and cheer. And she said that a job is a thing that you choose to do, you put your life force into it and it gives back to you.

I have also recently noticed that the stars above the Eagle’s head on the 1 dollar bill resembles the Flower of Life. What do you think?

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That being said, it’s not the piece of paper that needs to be worshipped, but it’s all of the people, experiences and Earthly material pleasures that money can lead to. What would it take for me to live the life of my dreams?

 

Love & Light,

Victoria

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I missed my flight in Oakland…

Tuesday, September 6th~

I missed my flight at the Oakland airport, but luckily I was able to get a ticket for the next day for free. And maybe was Divinely timed & everything is perfect anyway.

I was stopped by some Christians that were preaching on the street. They asked if I needed any prayers. At first I said “No, I’m fine”.I had been listening to them preach from accross the street while waiting at the bus stop. And I was resisting hearing the unavoidable speeches and wishing I could get away so they wouldn’t try to recruit me or something. Then I realized my bus was on the other side of the street… The same side that they were on. I crossed the street and stopped at a to-go restaurant window and bought a coffee and a banana.

After I made my purchase, of course, one girl and one guy from the Christian crew approached me and asked if they could pray with me. I thought to myself, ‘well this is something I do anyway, so why not try it?’ They asked if they could place their hands on me and I said yes. The girl started praying to “the Lord God.” And yes I do believe in God. I also heard them talking about Jesus earlier in their preaching. and I believe in Jesus as an Ascended Master too. After missing the flight earlier that day, I felt a bit out of sorts. So I admitted I could use some divine assistance.

During the prayer, she said things like “Dear God, show this girl how beautiful she is. Clear away any past hurt. Help her live her life purpose.” I could really feel the energy, and my right hand shaking. Nothing she was saying seemed to go against anything I already believe in, or would truly ask for myself. Afterwards I mentioned that I practice reiki, and explained that it is a light touch hands on healing method. The girl had not heard of it, but the boy had! They asked for my phone number but luckily I could escape gracefully by saying that I live in Philadelphia.

 

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Doug’s #1 BBQ

With the help of Google Maps, I was able to find a picture of the exact location where this occurred.

The moral of the story is that, even though I no longer feel like Christianity is a religion for me (or any one religion), I realize that that doesn’t mean it should be for no one! As my family still identifies as Christian, I had been feeling confused about where I fit in the picture. At times I even felt guilty for being so directly connected to Spirit. But this instance in Oakland proved that there are some Christians that may be very connected to Spirit as well.

Once I arrived back home to Philadelphia, I attended the I Can Do It Conference put on by Hay House Publishers. I had planned on attending the Teal Swan talk on Sunday, but as I walked past the room for Kyle Gray, I felt very good, high vibrational energy. I felt something pulling me towards that room! (Not out of my control of course). But it was one of those moments where I know I was meant to go with the flow, and change what I had planned in my mind. He spoke of how he used to be a Sunday school teacher. Now he is a Psychic and Medium and Angel Communicator. He also explained that the Angels are the direct messengers of God, and they are available for everyone to communicate with. No matter your race, age, religion, sexuality or lifestyle. He also explained that angels are pure energy. The images we see of angels are human depictions that have been translated into our third dimension. That’s why one image of Archangel Michael may have blonde hair and another may have brown. This also gave me some clarity, as to my own connection with the angels, as it seems so far that I don’t SEE them, but I FEEL their energy. This may change in the future!

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Kyle Gray’s Website

Real Life Magic

Monday, September 5th, 2:48AM

“Everything is perfect” is the quote of Burning Man for me this year. I just had an amazing session with White Love. The craziest thing happened…

The story begins with my most recent float tank session at Halcyon Floats a week before I left for Burning Man. During my float, I saw a vision of a face that looked like a great spirit with piercing eyes. I realized that the vision looked similar to images and depictions I have seen of the Ascended Masters. After my float, I decided to do a Google image search for Ascended Masters to see if any of the faces looked familiar. Scrolling through, I looked at the images and also “felt the vibe” as I looked at each image.

This was the image

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Mahavatar Babaji

that seemed the most reminiscent of the vision I saw in the float tank. After further research, I discovered that his name was Babaji.

On the last night of Burning Man, after the temple burn, I asked one of my camp mates, White Love, if I could receive one of his healing sessions. As it was the last night of Burning Man, I was feeling a bit lonely. It is funny because leading up to Burning Man, I was all about this “Self-Marriage” that I was planning to have at Burning Man. But it turned out that once I got there, I didn’t really feel guided to do it as a serious ceremony. (Maybe next year).

Regardless, I still explored the concept of what Self Love means to me, and what the energy of Love really feels like. At Burning Man I felt like I was really able to be myself and connect with humans on a deeper level, without the societal norms and mental programs that hold us back in the regular world. And because of that experience, I did transform into a more whole version of myself. I know the concept that “I am already perfect, complete and whole”. But it’s not really what we are taught to believe. I desire to live in community with others, and in a space of interconnectedness and interdependence, and to let go of co-dependence. It was also a great place to practice and experiment with my own personal desires and boundaries.

I rode on the back of White Love’s bicycle on the way back home from the Temple Burn. We made a brief stop at a saloon, and there was an air of peace, compassion and even connected solitude throughout the playa. The saloon had an amazing fire ceiling, which you can see in this video I recorded:

After the #TempleBurn at a local bar in #BRC 🔥 Light Lady and White Love "Love love love love"✨💖✨

A video posted by Victoria Powell (@lightlady333) on Sep 7, 2016 at 7:12pm PDT

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Inside of the van was a large gong and a few other small instruments at the foot of the bed. The session consisted of me lying down on the bed in a resting position with my eyes closed while I listened to a Quantum Light Breath recording by Richard Bock. White Love was just going to be there to guide the session with sound and he also said a few phrases and encouraged me to join in, like saying “Yessss” with a drawn out sssss. And lots of breathing in and out. I laughed and I cried and saw many different visions. I saw a native american man and woman. I saw different colors and shapes, and I also felt the presence of Babaji. I could hear specific phrases and statements from the recording that helped me to release certain blockages or “thought forms” that may have been holding me back, in relation to certain chakras. Specifically my solar plexus, heart and throat. (Well really all of the chakras). But as I felt I was mentally preparing to enter back into the real world, this session helped me to reconfigure and recalibrate my energetic body. I laughed and I cried multiple times during the session. When I “came back” from the session and opened my eyes, I saw White Love, but I thought he was Babaji. I knew he was White Love but at the same time he was Babaji. He was sitting with wide eyes and a straight spine, resembling some of the image depictions I had seen of Babaji online.

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Babaji in space 😉

I didn’t say anything, as I wasn’t sure if White Love had ever even heard of Babaji. As I awoke, I started to recap my session and give thanks for the amazing healing that i felt. I feel that White Love, was merely a guide, and he guided me in the self healing process (while listening to the recording). Yet I couldn’t have done it without him. After about 10 minutes of discussion, I looked to my right and saw a photo of Babaji. It is very hard to put into words, the mystery and synchronicity that I felt. I was actually a bit frightened, just because I had never experienced anything as extreme as that before (in regards to connections with other dimensions and ascended masters). It was very real.

When I told White Love, “when I awoke, I actually thought you were Babaji”, he replied “I am”. I smiled and felt very glad. I interpreted this statement to mean that he was Babaji, but he was also White Love. Maybe he was even channeling Babaji. Who knows. But all I know is that I am very grateful for this unique experience. When we started talking about Babaji, White Love said, did you know that they say that Babaji has the perfect balance of masculine and feminine aspects in his face. I had not known that, and thought it was an interesting fact. It also related to my interest in uniting and balancing the divine feminine and masculine aspects within myself.

I have told this story to so many people, but it took me a while to finally finish this blog post. I feel very grateful for my life, and the experiences I had at Burning Man.

Sending you positive, loving energy, right through this screen!

Love,

Victoria

 

 

 

 

Does stress = Full time job?

3 Steps to Be Ambitious and Still Have Inner Peace

It’s so funny because last night I was just thinking about how to continue supporting myself while following my dreams. I could exist and ‘get by’ on a tiny budget, maybe working gigs here and there. I resisted the notion of getting a full time job because that would be time spent working to build someone else’s dream. I also wondered, how in the midst of all of this, to be true to my spiritual path, lead a stress free life, and be a beacon of light for myself as well as my clients. But I’m now realizing that stress does not necessarily equate to a full time job…

Especially if I can work for a company that is aligned with my life purpose, and I can stop struggling to be someone I am not! Aka. hiding the fact that my main passion is to run my own business in the future, or having to censor myself in fear of being a New Age woo woo weirdo. Therefore, I am applying to work for Marie Forleo! And if that doesn’t work out #HugTheMoment! Move with the flow of what is the next best step to take or option available. Of course I know how to “censor myself” when speaking to a customer, but being able to be myself completely in daily life is the idea.

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Shoot for the Stars and if you fall you’ll land on a cloud!

Sa Ra Key: My experience

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Wearing the Sa Ra Key

When I wear my Sa Ra Key, I feel more protected from EMFs and also just negative energy in general. When I worked at a call center, I had to be around a lot of computers and on days when I didn’t wear my key, I could feel the EMFs drowning me.

For me it is a talisman, I feel more synchronistic and in sync with the Universe. It also heightens my awareness and energy levels.

 
I also wear it whenever I am doing reiki or energy work. It helps me to create a positive bubble of energy so that I don’t pick up anything unwanted from clients. I also like the fact that the Sa Ra Key is connected to people who wear one all around the world. 
Find out more about Sa Ra Key by clicking this link!

Struggle

“When a butterfly is ready to emerge from its chrysalis, it chews a tiny hole in one end and forces its stunning new form through the small orifice.

Within this “struggle” of emergence, liquids from deep inside the butterfly’s body are passed into the capillaries of its wings, then harden, to ensure the strength and capability required for a butterfly to survive and fly.

When denied of this “struggle”, the butterfly dies.

When you are struggling, rest easy in the understanding that you are a warrioress, dedicated to the ripened rewards of a proper initiation.” -excerpt from Miss Ascentia 2010

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Before I even left for Burning Man I was already preparing for the “decompression” that I had previously heard about. I planned to stay an extra night in San Francisco before flying home. I stayed one night at the Green Tortoise hostel where I was welcomed by a fellow burner. “Welcome back to the world we don’t want to live in,” she said. I nodded with a begrudging smile to show my empathy, but deep down, I felt excited to be back in the real world. Of course, I had a life transforming experience and I knew I would be counting down the days until my next opportunity to gather in community. But I was also excited to “make my life more like Burning Man”~ inspired by the article “5 Ways to Make Your Life More Like Burning Man“. I must have loved my trip so much that I missed my flight home from the Oakland airport. Luckily the Spirit Airlines agent booked me a free flight for the next day, but I still had to find a place to stay that evening. Looking in my bank account, I felt a bit hopeless, but I also felt very abundant at the same time. Being on the playa, I truly felt the expression “The playa provides”. Being in a healing camp and gifting out 4 hours of healing sessions every day was very fulfilling. Since Black Rock City is a city, I treated my position sort of like a job, (but way more fun!) because there was much more freedom than what is expected in the “default” world. There are still rules in Black Rock City and in my camp, as well as guidelines for healing~ like don’t be naked but you can be topless. And the amount of healing that I was there to support was a great practice for me, and showed me what my real life could look like. Not having to worry too much about time or money made everything flow. I gave out my energy in sessions, and then was ready to receive whatever the playa had to offer. It was nice to not have to worry about money in BRC, but it also transformed my relationship with money in the real world, (which I am always working on improving). I used to feel hesitant or nervous about charging money for my healing sessions. But now I realize that money is just energy. And doing my life’s work will create more abundance in the long run.

“In the darkness we are illuminated, only in the darkness can we see the stars, but sometimes the light can blind you, so don’t always ignore what doesn’t make you feel good”- Ralph Smart, Infinite Waters

Reiki and Sound in Philadelphia

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I am so excited to announce that I have a new space to call my own for a full day every week! Of course, it is my amazing teacher and friend Danielle Stimpson of Learn Reiki Philadelphia‘s space- but it’s “mine” for the day! Meaning I don’t have to worry that there won’t be space available if a client wishes to book. So friends, family, musicians, and anyone that wants some peace, relaxation and clarity- come on up to the studio!