In 2003, I took my first yoga class in a gym at the apartment complex where I was living. Something happened during that experience. An explosion of sorts was felt inside of the energy of my heart. That experience and feeling stayed with me everyday. I wanted more... of what, I had no idea. It started leading down a path of dig deeper. I started learning about organic foods and their healing powers. In 2007, I took my first Reiki Certification class, continued on a path of reconnecting to my soul and really starting listening within. When I was young, I used to tell my mom I could see air. After hearing "no you can't" too many times on that subject and many others, I stopped seeing it, and trusting my intuition. This became a theme in my childhood and continued into my younger adult life. Reflecting back, there was a point in my life that I felt I did not have the power of choice, and through that limiting belief, I started living someone else dream.
After my first Reiki certification class in 2007, I started reminding myself about the power of choice. I chose a self-care and self healing practice daily, that included Reiki self healing, and other Holistic and Energy therapies. I seemed to be drawn to things I had never heard of before and they started feeling like home. One of those was the word, Chakra, and our Chakra Energy system. I also made a promise to myself to find JOY every day.
The next couple of years, through this self healing process, I had to look at many areas of my life in a REAL way. I could not ignore and disconnect anymore. In December 2008, I quit my corporate career of 12 1/2 years in finance, three months later, I made a decision to leave an 18 year relationship that had been in the same stagnation and communication for 10 years. At 35 years old, I found myself without a job and without a plan for the first time in my life. You could say for many years I was a type A personality and needed to be in "control" of everything. Ironically, I also felt a complete FREEDOM in my being. I remember this being an unfamiliar feeling. Something Oprah had said years ago on one of her shows came to me: If you could choose anything to do for the majority of your day and not get paid for it, what would it be. My answer to myself was to be with animals, more specific, dogs. In January, 2009, I started my own pet service business. I found JOY for the first time in something I choose to do for a living. I relocated myself and my dog, Molly, close to the sea. I grew my pet service, and in 2010, I enrolled in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, in Wilmington, NC. During the 5th month of YTT training, I heard a voice to move to Costa Rica. The next month, we did vision boards in training. My vision board revealed a story. That story showed myself, with my two dogs in Costa Rica. The following month, I sold everything I owned and moved there. I immersed myself with the tropical and lush nature that Costa Rica provides and met myself for the first time. Over the next 7 years, I called Costa Rica home, deepened my self healing practice, and connected to nature, daily. My Intuition, and energetic vibration expanded. I started seeing energy lines on my body and others, I was hearing messages about life, and much more. I believe we are all EMPATHS. I believe we are all HEALERS. I also believe it is because of my daily self care and healing practice, that I have been able to connect with the root of many of the imprints of life's tribulations and heal from them. These include abandonment, sexual abuse, grief and loss, and many more. Some of the modalities of healing I choose are: Reiki, meditation, yoga, essential oils, journaling, finding stillness, connecting with all of the elements and creatures that nature provides, and more. Through this process, the gifts and talents that have been given to me continue to unfold and expand. I am a Reiki Master, Intuitive Healer and have been facilitating healing for others since 2008. I continue to TRUST and OPEN into the unknown, and the unseen. I am also an International administrator and facilitator of Energy and Holistic Healing Therapies, Workshops and Retreats. Gandhi said it best, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". I am a living example of healing and change.