How to make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

People often ask me, how do you make sure you’re not taking on other people’s energy during a Reiki session?

My standard reply used to be, “It just doesn’t happen, that’s not the nature of Reiki”. In my experience, I usually feel great and energized during and after a Reiki session. One of the intention statements that I learned during my Reiki training at Learn Reiki Philadelphia, is “Please keep our personal energies separate”. I usually state this to myself while calling in the Reiki energy during a private session.

This usually worked well, along with the divine, infinite intelligence of Reiki that automatically knows where it needs to flow. And honestly, I would tell them, it seemed that I had more trouble making sure I wasn’t taking on other people’s energy in my daily life rather than in Reiki sessions. This may be because during the Reiki session the pure intention and consciousness are there, while in regular life, I could have been unconsciously trying to heal others, or just picking up on other people’s stuff. One statement that really helped me with preventing that was “I set the condition that only that which is my vibration or higher may enter my field”. -Cynthia Lamb VibrantFreedom.com

After using that statement, along with periodically wiping off my own energy field and connecting to love energy, my energy had improved greatly. Still, as a Reiki Master, I am always on the path of growth and transformation. I’m always open to learning more and improving my own energy vibration. So last week, I was at one of my favorite spiritual vortexes in PA, The Being One Center for the Night of Energy Healing. I was talking to one of the practitioners there and I asked him, so do you have any techniques for making sure you don’t take on other people’s energy? He said, “Think of fertilizer… What’s it made of?”

“Shit, or poop” I replied.

We already know how much plants and trees love and thrive on fertilizer. Well, he went on to explain that the Earth, also thrives when we release our “negative energy” so to speak, down into her. I had heard of this before, but I always felt a bit guilty, as if I shouldn’t be sending this negative energy or shit, down into Mother Earth. This analogy of “negative energy” being like fertilizer for the Earth, really struck a chord with me and opened me up to a new way of looking at things. I could feel the resonance in my body as he spoke on the subject, telling me that it resonated as true for me at that moment. I have definitely had the experience of hugging or holding a tree and then feeling much more grounded and connected.

So the next time you start to feel any type of energy that’s not yours, one thing you can do is to imagine this energy going directly down into the Earth. There it will no longer be yours to carry. And, try embracing this new perspective, that the Earth actually benefits, when you let go and release this energy down to her!

trees-stairs-freeimageIt’s a plus if you can actually get out into nature and feel the magic. If not, and you’re stuck inside, the visualization still works!

I hope this provides an enlightening perspective and can offer you some insight!

Have you ever taken on someone else’s energy? Have you found an effective way to release it that wasn’t mentioned here? Did you enjoy this post? Please let me know in the comments!

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This is an image of a goddess with arms and wings in lotus position, surrounded by spiritual flames, and clouds, with the moon behind her head sort of like a halo.

Burn away your troubles…

This weekend, I am burning old karmic tendencies, or samskaras. I have always held true that the more we work on ourselves, the more we can be of service to people and the planet. On Thursday, I was spontaneously invited to a special fire ceremony and to do some land/ space clearing. It was emotionally & spiritually intense but felt well worth it as I transformed old pain and suffering (kind of like the picture above).

It truly felt like we were in the 5th dimension, as I was with a new spirit friend I had met earlier that day. His spirit came to me in a dream 4 nights before we met in the Local Yoga Cafe. It was a true mystical synchronicity… but I will write more about that later. Our motto for the day was It’s ok to have fun & get things done! Bringing the aspect of play is a great way to heal our inner children. Anyway, I will be continuing this fire today and releasing and transmuting more.

Have you ever seen the movie Waking Life? It is one of my favorite movies. I used to be afraid when I saw the part where the guy pours gasoline on himself and lights himself on fire.

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Now I’m a little less afraid, and I’ve realized that it’s something that monks have actually done in the past. Maybe the monks have done it with a bit more spiritual reverence and intention than the guy in Waking Life though. While I would never do this to my physical body, I did envision it for myself in meditation this morning. I actually visualized the metaphysical flames covering my body. Since I am a Holy Fire Reiki Master, this actually feels really good energetically! It is gentle and it does not hurt (lol). Sometimes the flames are red and sometimes I focus on calling in the Violet flame or a Purple flame. You can try this too!

And of course, if you would like to learn how to channel pure Reiki energy, I’m teaching and facilitating a class coming up on June 9th and 10th at Learn Reiki Philadelphia in Old City. The abundance exchange is $250 and there’s currently a sale for 10% off! I’m so excited to facilitate this amazing healing energy and hold space for transformation within you! If this feels tingly and exciting to you, feel free to send me a message, or sign up here! (Scroll to bottom)

I’m also available for private sessions, where we could work on these techniques 1 on 1. Allow Spirit to flow through me, and guide you on a healing journey. Make your dreams a reality, and live the life you choose to create through Love.

Many Blessings and Infinite Love,

Victoria

Elaborate Akash

Elaborate

“It is a complete truth that you are absolute perfection in the eyes of the Divine and are loved unconditionally.”- Divine message from Susan Suehr.

Allow me to elaborate;

develop or present (a theory) in detail.
Right now, I am sitting on Drexel’s campus, just observing and reflecting. And feeling grateful for how much I’ve learned, grown and changed since graduating almost three years ago. One of the ways I’ve changed is by learning and growing into this deep truth which Susan shared! If more people knew they were loved unconditionally, imagine what the world would be like!   Sitting here, reflecting back on being the starry eyed college me, I remember comparing myself to others, wanting to fit in, and holding back my true self in fear of what others may think. I have no regrets, and I’m very grateful for where I am today! I’ve grown so much, and the process of blossoming continues!
Especially with the help of the Akashic Records, I am learning more and more to trust…
Trust in my guides, my inner guidance, and my Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones. I am learning to trust in Divine Order, and allow myself to be guided. Is there a Divine Plan? Did my soul create my life’s path before I was born? I choose to believe in Free Will, and what I’ve learned from studying the Akashic Records supports this belief as well. But… that doesn’t mean that my soul used its own “Free Will” to make some choices about my life path before I was born! This idea intrigues me. Dolores Cannon says that  when we are “up there”, in between lives, our souls work with our Masters Teachers and Loved Ones to make choices about how we are going to come back in the next life. Of course karma, choices, or other events from past lives may affect present life circumstances as well.
Sooo… Does this mean our lives are just elaborate stories, pre-written by our soul’s before birth?
 
e·lab·o·rate
adjective
əˈlab(ə)rət/
  1. involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning.

Well, the great news is that- I believe- each person has the full potential to create the life of their dreams, no matter their circumstances! An idea I learned from Christie Marie Sheldon is, everyone can achieve their dreams… the soul would not have created those dreams for you if you weren’t meant to live them! In other words, if the soul can dream it, it is possible. In each moment, we have the potential to make a new choice, which could lead our lives into a completely different direction. There are infinite possibilities. But I sort of feel, that there is a path (for each of us) that will bring us higher alignment with our soul’s purpose, if we follow the breadcrumbs of excitement and bliss in each moment. Meaning we could choose to deny our soul’s calling to be a public speaker, and hide away as a hermit, all the while knowing we are denying something. This would be free will at play. (That’s not to say someone’s soul purpose could never be a hermit existence filled with peace and solitude).

But what about… before the beginning of the beginning, before our soul was born? Maybe that’s a whole ‘nother story^

Does destiny exist? Does fate exist? Can destiny and free will co-exist? (Comment below with thoughts!)

Welcome to the ever wandering mind of Victoria. Now you have a taste of what it’s like to be in my brain 24-7. I do believe in the Big Bang, as I mentioned in my last post. Other than that, I am still on a journey of learning, philosophizing and theorizing, and I can’t say I know for sure. But deep down my Infinite Self knows the Truth. And the main Truth which is most important to integrate right now is that we are All Love! Everything is Love and Love is All That Is. There is no such thing as punishment from God. Because there is a piece of God, Divine Spark in each of us.

Grounding back into the present moment… It is vital that we practice self-love (from the heart) and practice compassion (as the new compass) on the path to self-realization and remembering.

P.S. I’m sorry for the pronoun shifts half way through! I hope I didn’t confuse I/you/me/we too much! We are All One anyway right? lol

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What’s so mystical about the Statue of Liberty? How Reiki leads to greater visionary abilities.

I was participating as a vendor of Reiki and Sound healing at the recent Spiritual Awakening Expo in Bordentown, NJ.

I was running a bit late and felt a bit flustered as I was checking in and setting up for the day. But also filled with excitement about what the day would bring, and what types of spiritual people I would meet.

So, recently during my sessions, I am beginning to see images more and more. Some people may call this Clairvoyance.

At the expo, I am about to give a Reiki session to a woman that seems to be around my age. She is beautiful and has brown hair cut to around her neck. She has never had reiki before, but she has been told that it’s something she needs to learn.

So during the session, I will usually close my eyes. And sometimes I will focus my attention on my third eye region. This brings me into a meditative state and allows me to use my intuition to sense what is going on within the client, whether it be mind, body, spirit or a combination (since everything is connected anyway!).

 

So, I will be honest, I am a work in progress, (aren’t we all?), and in my current state, there are still times where I will have the fear of saying something totally out of the ballpark. For example, “I’m seeing an orange cat, do you have any cats?”, and the client replies, “No… I’m not sure”. I also sometimes have the fear or worry, with some pieces of information, that it’s just something I made up in my imagination, (image-machine) or mind. So being able to more clearly determine which messages or pieces of information are coming from my intuition (a true Divine message), or are something from my own consciousness, is something I would like to work on.

But honestly, it’s all ok! Usually, when I say something that I saw, for example, “I was seeing giraffes”. The client may just say ok, hm… It could symbolize something or it could just be something that doesn’t mean much to them.

On the other hand, there are times, where the image or vision is so strong, that I know it is not coming from me. With the client on Saturday at the Expo, I placed my hands on to the top of her head, allowing the gentle Reiki energy to flow through. And a few minutes into the session, I began seeing the image of the Statue of Liberty in my mind’s eye. I thought wow, where did that come from? It’s not like I had been thinking of the Statue of Liberty or visited it recently. This is one of those moments where I had the initial fear, “Should I say something? What if it means nothing and disrupts the flow of the session?”. But as I mentioned, the image was so strong that I just took a shot and told her what I saw at that moment. She laughed… paused…

And replied, “A mystic recently told me that I need to visit the Statue of Liberty.”

AHH!

An amazing message from Spirit, being delivered through the Quantum Field through me. So, I just verified what the other mystic said. But it felt pretty cool! I went on to continue the session, bringing and allowing her to bring more Light into her body and energy field through Reiki. After the session, I asked her how she felt, and she replied that she felt very good and relaxed. She went on to say that the mystic told her that the Statue of Liberty was made of a certain metal that would be beneficial to be around. Interesting! If anyone reading this knows any other mystical secrets about the Statue of Liberty, comment below!

I am so grateful for these mystical experiences. I want to continue growing so that I can become even stronger in my visionary abilities. And to be an open channel for the highest healing energy, surrendering and trusting so that this can flow through me.

What are three ways we can strengthen the third eye?

1. Nourish the pineal gland

Sugar, Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco (S.C.A.T.): A diet free of these will not only flush the system, but it will also bring about your inner energy or “Chi” and allow you to have a more balanced mind/body. The longer you avoid these the better, but it must be for at least two months to help the pineal gland. –The Art of Unity.com

Again, I will admit, I’m not perfect and so I still have sugar and caffeine (occasionally) in my diet. But this is a reminder for me to start now! By eliminating as much sugar and caffeine as possible. I say this because I know I do feel better when I live this lifestyle. I love cacao as a morning drink, which is a great alternative to coffee. Also, I love fruit! So I don’t think that healthy amounts of fruit are bad for the pineal gland. I think he is referring to cane sugar. As for alcohol, I have found in my current lifestyle, it is best for me to avoid. And as for Tobacco, I do believe it can be used as a sacred tool/ ritual, such as rapé, which in my experience actually made me feel more clear. But I’m not sure I would want to do it every day. This is just my preference, but see what works for you!

2. Meditate

Meditation is the world’s most potent and effective third eye opening, awakening, and decalcification tool. –EOCInstitute.org

In the quote above, I’m not sure how meditation directly decalcifies the pineal gland, but I know that it does assist with “third eye opening” and awakening. There is so much research coming out these days on how meditation affects the brain. All of the effects are positive! One of the recent facts that I learned while listening to the Meditation Masterclass from Mindvalley with Vishen Lakhiani and Emily Fletcher was that meditation strengthens the corpus callosum (a broad band of nerve fibers joining the two hemispheres of the brain), therefore strengthening and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain.

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Corpus Callosum is strengthened by meditation

 

3. Learn Reiki! and Practice

New Reiki & Sound Photos

Thanks, Alejandra of Copper Fox Photography for these beautiful photos! I had an amazing time shooting with her around my hometown “Everybody’s Home Town” of Media, PA. It was a bit chilly on this April day, but it felt good to brave the cold in order to accomplish what we set out to, a successful photo shoot!

A Happy Customer & Upcoming Reiki Events

Video Transcript:

Victoria: How did you feel after the session?

Client: It was good, I got to… I came here and I addressed something that I’ve been dealing with pretty deeply on a personal level and I didn’t expect it to pop right up in my head but I laid down and I followed your instructions, the reiki and I fully let myself go… to be open to the experience and I feel really good. I feel like I got a message today and I feel calm.

A happy customer! She describes her experience after a Reiki session with me at the Transcendental Yoga Time event at Colorspace Labs in Philly! She was able to receive a message from her intuition and release a block, with the help of me and Holy Fire Reiki 🔥🙌🔥 In this powerful season of Spring, reiki can ease our transition from caterpillar to🐛 cocoon to butterfly! 🦋 And from bud 🌱to bloom 🌷& from wherever we are now to whatever we desire to achieve, create or let go of.  It was a powerful session! I am so grateful when I am able to help people and see transformation occur in this way!

If you feel ready for change, you can schedule a session with me now, or come to one of my upcoming events or classes.

Raise Your Vibration With Reiki and Sound: April 22nd at HeartSpace at Seven Stones in Media, PA

Usui / Holy Fire Reiki classes taking place in May/ June at Sunset Moon Wellness Center in Bryn Mawr to be announced soon!

Here are some amazing photos from my time at the Psychic & Healing Expo in Cherry Hill, NJ on March 25th!

 

 

 

Grandma Loves Reiki!

This morning I gave my Grandma a Reiki session. It was beautiful!

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Did you know that your grandmother carried part of you inside her womb? 
But how? 
Well, a female fetus is born with all the eggs she will ever have in her lifetime. So when your Grandmother was carrying your Mother in her womb, you were a tiny egg in your Mother’s ovaries. The three of you have been connected for a very long time. Women are amazing!- Photo from Australian Breastfeeding Project

I saw this image on Facebook a few days ago, and it really inspired me to connect and send love and healing energy to my Grandma. I didn’t really realize or think about the fact that I (my body at least) was an egg inside of my Mother’s ovaries when she was in my Grandmother’s womb! My grandma is going through a difficult time, which affects my Mom, which then affects me. I would love to go into detail, but I still have a fear “what if someone from my family reads it”, or “what if it’s offensive to write details about my family”. Well, I suppose I will write what I feel most comfortable with from a place of honesty, truth, integrity, and love. Basically, she was in the hospital and is now in the assisted living home. I am wondering if she is nearing death since she is 90 years old. She may live 10 more years, I do not know as of right now, but I wish death (soul leaving the body) was something we could talk about in a more open light. Regardless, I want to help her and support her as much as I possibly can.

Today I feel that the session I gave her was really special. Recently I’ve been using a lot of guided visualization to assist in my sessions. I always ask people to imagine connecting to the light 300 feet above their head. This time, I asked her to imagine my Grandpa (her husband), and imagine him in a state of health and happiness. I asked her to envision him and to say Thank you, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love you, and to see him saying it back to her. This is along the lines of Ho’oponopono, the Hawaiian prayer for forgiveness. Here is a great YouTube video if you would like to try it for yourself! 7 Minute Ho’oponopono. Anyway, I could tell that my grandma felt relief when this process occurred between her and my Grandpa in Spirit. Next, I used this technique with my Grandma, which I’ve been using a lot recently with Reiki clients. This technique feels like Psychoalchemy to me.

The steps are:

  • Think of an issue you would like to have healed.
  • If this issue could be located somewhere in or around your body, where would it be located?
  • Imagine if the issue could have a shape or image depicting it, what would it look like?
  • Then, ask the shape if it has any messages for you?
  • Finally, send lots of love and healing energy to the shape and allow it to be let go of.

This is a great process to use to facilitate Mind-Body healing, and you can use it too! Experiment with a friend, or try it solo. I’ve been using it a lot because it worked for me.

I used it with my Grandma and felt it was a great success. I love Reiki because it is a form of Alternative healing that can complement all other medicines. The other thing I love about it is that I often feel good while giving it. Thank you, Reiki for being such an amazing joy in my life!

Imaginary Friends & Spirit Guides

 

Hello Mystical Creatures,

My heart sings out to you, and I acknowledge you for making the journey to live here on planet Earth.

Life is magical.

My intention for writing these words is for you to feel a sense of deep relaxation, connection, and love.

As I type this, I am connecting to my spirit guides, and the Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones of the Akashic Records.

I ask you now to envision if you had an imaginary friend, what would they look like?

Even if you don’t see anything right now, you can still feel the presence of the light beings, guardian angels and loved ones surrounding you. I have been inspired by the notion of imaginary friends that we had when we were young, and the connection to spirit guides that we see as adults, and seeing how they are interconnected. If you have any insight or ideas about this, I would love to see your comment below!

When we are young, we know that we are all God’s children and we are connected to Source. If you feel triggered or put off by the word God, I understand. But maybe you still feel that there is something greater than yourself, like a web of energy that connects everything in existence, in the entire Universe together.

If you want to know for yourself, that you are an infinite being, it is very possible. The flexible Akasha is your playground, and there are infinite paths for you to arrive at that realization.

Of course, places like Burning Man and transformational festivals are nests for learning and connecting to the infinite. But the key is to take what we’ve learned and find ways to create sacred space in everyday life.

How can we do this?

Of course, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Ayahuasca ceremonies, playing in nature and finding like minded friends are all great ideas. As they say, your vibe attracts your tribe. Opening your Akashic Records or giving yourself Reiki while floating in a float tank is also a great way to connect with your own Divinity, Higher Self and soul’s purpose on Earth. Halcyon Floats is one of my favorite places to go when I want to feel a sense of Heaven on Earth. If you live in Philadelphia, or truly anywhere, and want to create safe spaces for healing, understanding, conscious community, transformation, I am whispering to you!

Through practice and patience, you can become a Reiki Master and what that means is that you master your own energy. The third level of Reiki (Reiki Master) is also called Shinpiden or “mystery teaching” which has been said to explore the mystery of God’s love.

If you are an empath, introvert, or highly sensitive person, I can relate to you! As a sensitive person, I feel that Reiki is and has been a great path and tool for navigating the waters of life. So if you feel excited, or inspired there are a few steps you can take. You can get personal guidance and healing with me 1 on 1 in a private session at Learn Reiki Philadelphia or the Healing Arts Collective. Or you can begin your Reiki journey by deciding to take a Holy Fire Reiki class with me (message me for more details). Or you can come out to the next Reiki Share at Healing Arts Collective on July 25th, to meet me and get a taste of what Reiki is like. So, with that being said, I thank you for taking the time to read this message and I am sending you love and healing energy right now!

 

Sincerely,

Victoria

xoxo

 

Unlimited Abundance Success Story

So I have been tuning into the Unlimited Abundance program with Christie Marie Sheldon.

There are 24 common abundance blocks that Christie helps people to release or “delete, uncreate, and ‘destory’ across all time, space dimension and reality.” She has inspired me immensely from the first time I heard her voice. So I decided to purchase the Unlimited Abundance program and listening and re-listening to all of the recordings of the live group sessions. I can’t say I’ve hit my ultimate goal of where I want to be financially yet, but this program has definitely helped me to shift my mindset, which is setting the foundation for my future abundance. And I have already begun to see some of the fruits…

So the story goes:

I am working at Coda for a private Superbowl Party.

I remember having the thought, or visualization of someone handing me a 100 dollar bill as a tip- at one of my jobs. Maybe even this event specifically.

A man coming to get his jacket comes up and asks me “do you have change for a $100?”

I counted what I had in the tip jar and it was $55. He gave me the $100 and said keep the rest! So it wasn’t a $100 tip technically, but the thought/vision still came true in a way. So, $45 is a great tip for one coat! Then after that, I started racking in the $5s. Which was better than the usual $1 tips I get.


To give you a taste of what I have been learning, some of the key points that Christie explains are:

Money is a neutral tool that can be used in different ways, and for different things in life. It is not good or bad, but it depends on what you do with it!

Having a plan is a good idea– to get you moving in the right direction– but not to be stuck or dead-set on the outcome. I recently bought The Inner Guide Planner for 2017 and it’s been helping me to gain clarity!

One of the modules “Clearing Indecision” also helped me greatly. It seems that for most of my life- Parents, Pre-School, Elementary school, High School Teachers, College Professors, bosses- have been authorities that I would look up to, try to please, and follow the rules and get good grades. But in reality, there is no right or wrong, and I am continuously learning to follow my intuition and inner guide.

Another thing she said was “There are wealthy and poor people in every profession- there are wealthy plumbers and poor plumbers, there are wealthy musicians and poor musicians.” One thing that many people ingrained into me was that “you can’t make money as a musician” which is just a negative detrimental belief. It is one thing to want fame at the level of Lady Gaga, but it is another thing to have a healthy, abundant life, affording food and a nice place to live and be a performing artist or musician.

I would often question whether I was making the right decisions. Feeling stuck. She also says that Source or God loves you unconditionally. There are no mistakes!

Another topic that I have been exploring in my life lately is that of “Satan” or “The Devil”. In New Age, spiritual, energy worker lingo, many people talk about “entities”. So I wondered if these were somehow connected to the “Devil” I had heard about growing up. When I was younger, I hated haunted houses and hayrides, and I wouldn’t go near the Halloween mask aisle in stores. This may be because I was taught as a Christian to be afraid of the Devil and a place called “Hell”. I was attracted to the book Positive Magic by Marion Weinstein because I wanted to move forward in my exploration of fearlessness in this life, as well as in other dimensions. I’ve always had a feeling that everything is ultimately good and pure at the Source. And since I’ve begun this healing journey, I understand that Love is truly greater than fear. But this book helped give me some intellectual stimulation to support these newfound beliefs.

 

“Satan is a Western Piscean Age phenomenon. In earlier pagan times including Greek, Roman and Egyptian, the gods were neither all good nor all bad. They were glorified human and/or animalistic personalities with special powers and recognizable failings. Osiris, the main pagan god of the underworld, was both admirable and vulnerable, the underworld over which he presided was not a bad, judgemental place, in fact, before the Piscean Age there was no “hell” and no “purgatory”.

And since there was no one good external God, there was no one bad external Anti-God.

Really examining all of these old, maybe unconscious beliefs and thought-forms which formed in my childhood is a beneficial thing! So back to the topic of entities and spirit attachments. I do believe that these things exist, although I’m still learning exactly what they really are and how to better work to clear them. Sometimes I feel that they can even just be lower emotions and thought forms that need to be released. Or maybe more that I have yet to learn. Here is one useful article from Reiki.org:  Understanding and Releasing Spirit Attachments

Alexis Petrin has also been a part of this recent burst of inspiration in the direction of living my dreams and abundance in the present moment.

All Those “Shoulds”.
All of those “shoulds” 
   vanished
when I finally heard
    the sound
 of my own 
VOICE

-Alexis Petrin,  TheMessyMasterpiece.com

When I arrived at the Supernova Soiree; Sacred Voice Activation edition, there was a piece of paper that said “I WANT-” at the top. She told us to write down whatever we wanted, no matter if we thought it sounded impossible or if we had no idea how it could possibly come true. She explained that the only thing stopping these things from popping into your reality is that you haven’t yet claimed them yet. Once you claim it, it’s yours.

The first thing on my list was “To move to California.” This is something that I’ve wanted to do for years! Back in middle school, obsessed with skaters and people in bands, knowing that California was ‘the place to be’, shopping at Hollister, watching the Hills and Laguna Beach, I dreamed of living in sunny California where you could ski and go to the beach in the same month.

Now, I want to go there for many new and different reasons overall, but the long-held desire is still there. The hub of “transformational” & conscious music festivals like Lucidity, Symbiosis, Oregon Eclipse, Burning Man. My dream school for my Master’s Degree- California Institute of Integral Studies. The MAPS headquarters. Esalen. Joshua Tree and Mount Shasta. Many eco-villages. I am not even dead set on living in the state of California, but I know I feel called to move out west one day, to be in closer proximity to these things that spark my “breadcrumb trail of excitement” as Bentinho Massaro would say.

 

I came across this video Abundance & Relationship to Money: From Hippie to Happy – Bentinho Massaro which features the magical Dante. (Who, by the way, is hosting an upcoming Cacao Spirit Channeling Immersion in Philadelphia) And I can really relate to some of the things he went through with money. I especially loved the explanation of “hippies” being on the high horse because they are better than the rest of society, but down in the dirt because they are above money and other regular necessities. I really feel that I want to make a difference in the world, and sometimes that I am ‘different’ from most people, and feel like an outsider at times. I know that I truly want to live an abundant life of eating fruit and healthy raw vegan food every day, but sometimes I have these beliefs that creep in saying that I will be taking food away from others if I get to have all of the fruit I want-Since I don’t even live in an area where fruit is grown. I sometimes feel like, why do I deserve abundance when people are starving? Can anyone relate to this? Or have any advice to convince me that there is true abundance available to all people on Earth? (If so, Comment below!)

But I also feel the great beauty of all of life. And I know that the more I can tap into the frequency of abundance myself, the more joy, love, and abundance I can spread to others I meet along my journey.

Thank you and I hope to see you soon!

Love & Light,

Victoria

 

 

You Can Create Your Own Symbols!

For the longest time, many clients would ask me for feedback after the session. I would often say something very vague like “I felt a lot of energy in your chest”. Or even just “I’m not sure”. But recently I have been trusting my intuition and inner voice a lot more, as well as becoming more confident in the ability of reiki to channel and flow through me during a session. I have also been holding and working with my aqua aura crystal to aid in communication.

 

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Aqua Aura 

 

I would often hear more experienced healers talk about receiving messages or symbols. A teacher that I highly respect and admire is Danielle Stimpson of Learn Reiki Philadelphia. I most recently took her class Shamanic Reiki, where we learned some ways of using gentle, non-invasive Shamanic techniques that she received from her Guides, as well as created on her own based on her many years of training and experience. One of the other topics we touched on in the class was Symbols. We learned a few new symbols to practice on ourselves and others. For example, one of the symbols we talked about was from Seichim, and another was from the Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak. I know that the Reiki symbols are sacred and powerful, and I treat them with respect. And I knew that there were many other powerful magical symbols out there as well. One of the things that Danielle said that really made me feel empowered was “You can create your own symbols”. For a while, I didn’t really feel like any symbol of importance was there for me to draw. But still having this knowledge and empowerment in the back of my mind was beneficial.

So, during my most recent session for a female CEO, I was tuning into any thoughts or images that popped into my mind’s eye in the process. When I got to her left hip, I saw a clear symbol that I had never seen before.

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Feminine Empowerment

This is, pretty much, what the symbol looked like. When I brought this up at the end of the session, it turned out to relevant to what the client was going through in her life. I described the symbol and she said “Hm, kind of like ovaries?” and I said “yes!” I said that it seemed to represent feminine/ female power. Working in a male-dominated field, she said she could use a dose of this in her life, as I’m sure many women could, in the few months since the recent election. This symbol appearing to me served as a gateway to having a meaningful healing conversation with my client after the session. I later realized that this also happened on International Women’s Day, which made the symbol feel very serendipitous and synchronistic. I can’t guarantee that new symbols will pop up every time I give a reiki session, but this turned out to be pretty magnificent, and I would love for it to happen again in the future!

Love & Light,

Victoria