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

When I began learning Reiki, it felt like the door (from my crown chakra to the Spirit dimensions) flew open! Of course, it was the perfect amount for me at the time, and it’s not like it was completely shut before that either. I may be exaggerating by saying it “flew open” but it opened significantly, expanding my awareness and enhancing my senses. It also provides a good pathway to learn more about intuition or practice techniques to strengthen intuition. If you are interested in learning reiki, I’m going to be teaching a Usui / Holy Fire Reiki Level 1 class on June 9th and 10th in Philadelphia at Learn Reiki Philadelphia.

Have you ever had a psychic, intuitive or synchronistic experience? Comment below to share!

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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!

 

 

 

Life is the real Spiritual Teacher

I can read as many spiritual texts as I want, and attend as many classes and seminars as I can, but nothing beats the lessons learned from living life and expanding my consciousness.

“The play of opposites produces beauty

The difficult times and the difficult challenges and the difficult people; they are not all to be frowned at and to be frustrated with. They do not specifically exist to cause you to not be happy and free.

More often than not, the things that you find really enchanting and creative and that touch you in a deep place, you’ll find that those things came to exist by way of the difficulties caused by frustrations and challenges.

When it is daytime we do the things that daytime calls for. We make use of the daylight to the best of our ability and sometimes we take the time to do nothing but to sit back and relax in the warmth and beauty of the sunlight.

When the nighttime comes, we use that time for rest and also for recreation. Sometimes we sit outside and enjoy the breeze and we look up at the sky where we see the stars twinkling, and we see the moon being true to itself as it is in that moment. Sometimes it is a half moon or a crescent, and sometimes it is a full moon; the look of which leaves us in awe.

Even when you can’t help but to frown at life, let all of the frowns and frustrations be at the surface of your being, because the things that cause frowns and frustration exist only at the surface level. Deep down at the bottom line of life, there is always beauty. And it is with that beauty that you should stay connected to because that beauty is not separate from who you truly are.” – Babajide Faseyi 

 

I wanted to write this post as a thank you to my friend Babajide F.

He is a conscious man in Philadelphia working as a bike courier, but he is also an amazing writer and author. He is very generous as he “writes his heart out” and posts inspirational, truthful and spiritual insights on facebook every day. Sometimes I wonder, “why isn’t he famous yet?” But during our phone conversation today, he told me that there is no need to rush our life’s journey. He even explained that as humans, we are a part of nature as well, and he used the analogy, “there is no way that a caterpillar can turn into a butterfly in one minute, or that a 3 foot tree can turn into an 8 foot tree in an hour.”

I told him that I often see quotes online that say something along the lines of :

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I told him that these quotes often make me feel stressed or rushed, or questioning why I haven’t gotten to where I envision myself to be. Where I know I can be in my dream world, and why that isn’t translating into reality as quickly as I may like it to. His response was very comforting. He said, there is no “day”, there is only right now. And that may sound like it could make me even more rushed, or to want accomplish everything right now! But I know that he meant that I don’t have to stress or worry about the future or the past, what I have and haven’t yet accomplished in the real world, because I am me (a spiritual being having a human experience). tumblr_mldobbiyuq1sn04vzo1_1280

I found this quote as I was searching for the other quotes. It is interesting to philosophize about this quote from the perspective that Babajide brought to me. Buddha was not saying to rush & live every day like it’s your last! But maybe something more along the lines of just be present in every moment, and be here now. Open your eyes and look out the window and see the beautiful trees, air and sunlight. And give yourself a big hug and say “I love and accept myself.”

I wanted to share a brief story of an unfortunate event that happened in my life recently (or fortunate depending on how you look at challenges). So, I have a Tinder profile, as many millennials in this day and age do. I listed my website and the fact that I am a Reiki Master. I received an inquiry for a Reiki session on my website and found out that he discovered me through Tinder. I was excited to book my first session at the Healing Arts Collective. Long story short, he said he “didn’t feel anything” after the session was over. He asked “what was that supposed to do?”. On his intake form he had written “No Goals” for what he would like to get out of the session. Afterwards he did mention that he wished we had connected more, or that I could explain a bit more about Reiki since it was his first session. Of course I knew that the Reiki was flowing through me during the session, but he may not have been open to receiving the healing energy.

I told Babajide of this story, and he comforted me once again by saying; “Everything happens in the spiritual realm before it happens in the physical realm”. He said that even though this man may not have immediately felt any physical effects, he still may have felt healing in the spiritual realms, or you may have changed his life. Even though this man may have only wanted to meet me for some sort of date, the Reiki session still occurred.

It was definitely a learning experience. I should also remember to “practice without expecting”, as a few of my teachers have said. This means to give a reiki session without planning or hoping for a certain outcome. I still usually hope that the receiver feels good afterwards, and have a positive intention for the greatest healing good. But, I still can not let myself get upset or offended if someone does not “feel anything”. Babajide also said that it is ok to explain or translate things to those who may be at a different level of consciousness. He said that in his writings, he sometimes has to write so that the general public can understand it, even though the message is coming from a very highly conscious level. In the future, I hope that I can be more communicative and be able to explain reiki to clients and people all over the world.

 

Sincerely,

VKP

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Victoria’s New Home for Reiki!

I am so happy to announce that I will be available to do Reiki and sound healing sessions at the Healing Arts Collective on South Street! (519 South 9th Street to be exact).

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I will be available for sessions every Wednesday from 10 AM to 8:30 PM. If that time does not work for you, please let me know and we can work something out.

I am so excited about giving Reiki sessions in this studio, because of the great community that surrounds it. I have taken classes and attended gatherings including the First Friday Conscious Yoga & Dance party and Community Wellness Day. I attend Kundalini Yoga classes at the studio (almost) every week. And I have learned so many new energy techniques just by attending classes and learning from the amazing teachers.

Last night in Kundalini Yoga with Haripal Singh, he mentioned that each one of us has our own aura, or electromagnetic signature. I love talking about auras, but I really liked his choice of words to describe it; “electromagnetic signature”. We did plenty of Breath of Fire in various poses throughout the class. Among the many benefits of practicing the Breath of Fire technique is that it:

“Charges your aura and circumvent force to give you greater protection against negative forces” – Kundalini Yoga Info.com

Anyway, I liked his phrasing because, for the more science minded people, it explains that even though we can’t see it, we do have energy around our bodies, just like any other unseen energy on the electromagnetic spectrum.

 

 

Love & Light,

Victoria Kae Powell

New Moon, Letting go

DSC04118-Exposure copyI just got done another Kundalini yoga class with Marilyn at the Healing Arts Collective. The first time I went to the class, the chanting and singing and repetitive motions were new and I had to open my eyes to make sure I was doing it correctly. I still had to open my eyes tonight to see some of the movements, but I also practiced closing my eyes and going at my own pace (as Marilyn told us to do). And it’s interesting because part of the meditation was about guidance.

And I just wanted to mention that one of the reasons I started going to Kundalini yoga was because of a sacral chakra balancing/healing workshop that I went to a few months ago with Alexandra D. at The Reiki School + Clinic. Lately as I have been walking and biking around the city I’ve been noticing tons of Psychic readers and their store signs and advertisements. But from my experience with these types of readers, they aren’t really the most beneficial to me. I am only saying this because I want to recommend Alexandra as an intuitive reader.

Anyway, after the Awaken Fair, another healer mentioned my blockage in my throat chakra. This was no surprise as other healers have mentioned it before. But all I can do is slowly and patiently keep working on it. In the ReikiSound class, we have been learning to use the voice for healing purposes. In one exercise, we did a partner exercise where we read the phrase

“{First Name} I unconditionally love, trust and support you, just the way you are in body… mind… spirit and in sound …light…love.”- Natalie Bliss, ReikiSoundBliss.com

We practiced reading it without consciously sending reiki and the second time we read it while letting our voice carry the reiki to our partner. My partner was Natalie and she mentioned that she noticed the way my voice changed the second time, and it sounded like my voice was flowing out of me more naturally. I even noticed a difference tonight during the kundalini class, as I let the mantras and songs resonate as a way of healing, not trying to sound any particular way. I suppose I naturally try to match the tone of the teacher, but I also think that makes the sound and healing more powerful. I could really feel the energy tonight. And I am so happy about the new moon in Aquarius. I woke up with some pain in the left side of my neck. During the class tonight, I remembered that I should go back to my parents house and grab the Mind Body Connection book by John Sarno that I still have to read. Of course I have so much to read. But as I am on this healing journey, I wonder how much of physical pain really manifests from mental or emotional pain. It may have been the way I slept, but I also wasn’t feeling 100% last night. So anyway, this is just something that I want to continue to explore.

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I also learned from this diagram, that the associated chakra for my sign (Sagittarius) is the Zeal Point chakra, located near the top of the spine and the occipital lobe area. Another source said that the chakra associated with Sagittarius is the third eye. But I think the third eye chakra and the Zeal Point chakra are closely related. I am very grateful that my teacher Natalie is letting each person in the ReikiSound class borrow a singing bowl for the week. I found a bowl that “sings” a G# which is the note associated with the Zeal Point and Sagittarius. It has been working wonders for me (or rather we have been co-creating wonderfully). And I think with the help of that frequency entering my life I was able to have some nice visualizations during the kundalini class. I do want to work on trusting my inner guidance and loving myself more and more every day. DSC04115-Exposure copy

Intentions:

I am Communicative, I Am Expressive, I Am Healthy, I Am Abundant

(Inspired by New Earth Connect)

 

 

Awaken Fair & Healer Spotlight

At the Awaken Wellness Fair last weekend, I was set up to be doing reiki healing. It was my first fair, and I will admit I was a little bit shy and nervous and I wasn’t getting as many clients as the healers around me. Luckily I was able to tell myself that I can get at least one client before the end of the day. I received a “Mind, Body, Soul” healing session from the healer, David, next to me. I knew this would help get my energy up in order to receive a new client. I met an older lady outside of the entrance to the fair. She asked how she could get in for free and luckily I had an extra coupon for free entry! I gave her my card and told her that I facilitate reiki healing. She said, “I would try that.” So, this lady became my first paying reiki client! She enjoyed the brief 20 minute session, and she said that she felt a lot better and “lighter” after the session.

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Before this, I also met a healer named Juanita. I just found out that the ride I was counting on to take me back to Philadelphia from New York could no longer make it. Of course, I could just take Megabus, but I still felt disappointed that my friends were no longer coming to see me and I had to find another way home. Juanita waved to me and I went over to her section. She asked if she could give me a hug. She must have felt that I really needed it in that moment, because I was so happy to give her a hug and I felt more welcomed to be a part of the fair.

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Juanita

She is a reiki energy healer and she also creates her own jewelry and infuses it with reiki energy. Here are her websites: Your Reiki Relief & Nitjuan Designs. She allowed me to try her tuning fork. I was very excited because I am currently studying sound healing in a class called ReikiSound. I tapped the tuning fork on the quartz crystal and let it vibrate near my 3rd eye, and all the way down my Hara line to my feet for grounding. I could only feel good energy from Juanita and I was also happy that she took the time to chat with me and give me tips on how to grow my professionalism as a reiki healer. And she probably knows that we are all connected as humans, so it doesn’t hurt help someone else out!

 

This is something that I just read in the book “I AM Love” by Tyler & Corey McEnroe. In the thought patterns that we were raised with, it would have appeared that Juanita and I were both competing for the same clients on that day. But my reiki level 1 teacher always said that he believed that there wasn’t really room for fierce competition in reiki. The right clients will find the right practitioners and the right students will be guided to the teacher that is best for them.

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NYC sunset holding “I Am Love”

 

Living My Divine Life Purpose

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So I recently ordered my new business cards from Vistaprint.com. When I was riding the Megabus from San Francisco to Los Angeles this past September, I connected with another awakened soul while coming out of the rest stop back on to the bus. We talked about his life as a nomadic street performer and meditator. Who knows if his street performances were any good. He was quite silly and I was a little bit cautious while talking to him. But nevertheless, he is a memorable character that stuck in my head and had an influence on me. He gave me his business card and it read Albertus Magnus; Mystic, Sorcerer, Licensed Psychonaut, Certified Shaman Tenor, Comedic Savant, Doctor of Divinity. On the back it also said; Intergalactic Interdimensional Indivisible, Ascended Master Medium Entertainer.

I asked him “How did you come up with all of those things? and are you really a medium for the Ascended Masters?” He said, “I wrote these things because that’s what I want to be known as, and I just made them up, and soon they will become reality.”

This idea really stuck with me. We are the ones that form our own identity. Of course we are learning to work hand in hand to co-create with our friends and the Universe. But we have to make the important decisions and decide how we will react to what the Universe gives us. So, Shhhhhhhhhhh…. I’m not really a Reiki Master Instructor just yet! I am a Reiki Master though, and I love to live out that passion of mine any chance I can get.

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My new business cards!

Last night while working my job as a Coat Check Attendant at a local night club that I enjoy very much, one of the owners of the club came in to the Coat Check to chat and ask if we were attending the holiday party. It’s going to be held on January 31st. I told him that I’m not sure if I can make it because I will be doing Reiki healing in NYC all day from 10am to 5pm that day. He asked what is Reiki? I went on to use my go-to explanation; “Have you ever heard of Tai Chi? Well the ki in Reiki is the same as Chi in Tai Chi. And it’s kind of relaxing like Acupuncture but without the needles.” He mentioned that he could use some relaxation and went on to call it “freaky reeky (reiki)”. I said that I would do it for him right there in the coat check. After a few moments, he put his hands in Gassho position and closed his eyes. I put my hands on his shoulders to start, because I didn’t want to mess up his slicked back, gelled hair. “I’m starting to feel tingles,” he said. I also got to his heart. And the best part was that we both came out of the experience feeling extremely relaxed.

The other titles on my business card; Sound Healer and Music Business Professional, are also notions of where I want to be. The truth is, my ReikiSound Level 1 class starts THIS WEDNESDAY! I couldn’t be more excited. I know that by the time the business cards come, I will have taken at least one class. Plus I have been playing singing bowls for at least two years on my own.

I feel awesome when I give a Reiki treatment, and so far, all of the client feedback has been awesome too. I know that being a healer is a part of my Divine Life Purpose. I can’t deny that. It’s just a matter of how much time and effort I spend every day forwarding that dream. I have not yet applied to any “jobs” at healing studios because I felt pressure from my family to find a job in the music business since that is what I went to college for. And I am interested in being involved in the music business. But I also want to spend a portion of each day being my true self and shining Reiki love and light on the world.

I will be doing Reiki healing and hopefully some sound healing too on January 31st in NYC. You can book a session with me in advance by following this link, or you can show up that day and be healed! http://ppcgroup.fullslate.com/

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Book a session in NYC with me!