Close both eyes to see with the other eye. ~Rumi
I am a proud Arizona Native of Hispanic descent- born and raised in Phoenix in one of the hottest months of the year. As a child, I was always drawn to nature and animals and to this day, we are closely connected.
I was raised in a Catholic home and could say my spiritual journey began at the age of 10, when I heard a voice (probably my Over Soul or Guardian Angel) telling me not to judge others for their religion and beliefs. Or I could tell you about the time I interviewed two psychics for an assignment in college. One told me (before the interview even started) that I had the "gift" to communicate with animals and that she knew I was born in Arizona because she could see my Native American Guardian Angel standing next to me. The other psychic told me I would become an author of many books and that I was surrounded by magical beings. Both psychics were precisely correct.
In my early twenties, I became a born-again Christian, leading daily bible studies and women's groups, for many years. I began hearing faint whispers inside me telling me there was something much greater than my belief system at the time. The whispers grew into cries of confinement much like a winged creature held captive within a cocoon, having a deep knowing there was a vast world outside to be explored. In my late thirties, I decided to leave the church to begin studying other philosophies such as Buddhism, Taoism, Toltec and Pantheism teachings. To me, all these teachings, Christianity included, were the stones that built the foundation of where I stand firmly today.
It was when I asked a Reiki healer to do a session on me that changed my life. The session was so profound and I sobbed uncontrollably- releasing and purging everything that no longer served me. During the healing, I received many downloads of what would set me on my path as a healer (and author). It was that session that opened my Eye to finally see my Spirit Helpers who were with me since birth all along, waiting patiently for me to awaken, expand and rise.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ~Rumi
In 2009, I began walking the path to becoming a healer. My experience with Reiki was so profound that I wanted to help others in the same way. I explored the universe and read an enormous amount of spiritual books to "re-program" my old beliefs and shed my old ways of thinking. I attended workshops and trainings on medicine wheels, healing with crystals, chakra balancing, sound and energy healing. In 2012, I became a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner and began healing friends, family, pets, and plants. In 2017, I received my Level 2 and 3 certifications and eventually became a Certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher and Tuning Fork Practitioner at the Academy of Spiritual Healing Arts®️. I am also trained in TM (Transcendental Meditation®️) in Sedona, AZ.
In 2019, I began studying with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies (FSS) where I have been trained in Core Shamanism, Extraction, Dying & Destiny of Souls, Psychopomp, Soul Retrieval, working with Spirits in Nature, Divination, and recently accepted in the 3 year Program of Advanced Initiations. I am a member and ongoing student of the FSS.
I am also a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor and a Tai Chi Instructor.
I consider myself a life long student and remain open to learn
everything Spirit leads me to learn.
I looked in temples, churches, and mosques.
But I found the Divine within my heart. ~Rumi
The spiritual expansion and discovery of the soul's journey
is exciting and intoxicating.
To anyone who has begun walking the spiritual path of awakening, understands the unquenchable thirst and desire for a deeper understanding of it all. I am here to assist you during this exciting
time in your life.
For those who are just taking their first steps onto this path,
I am your spiritual guide to help connect you and find what resonates well with you at this time.
For those of you who might feel lost, exhausted, curious, broken, hopeless or helpless ~ I am here to help restore, realign,
and bring balance.
I am a poet, and author of several children's books. Most of my works reflect the wise indigenous ways of our ancestors globally, encouraging readers to respect and honor Mother Nature,
as well as love and protect her.
I love to write poetry and
if you haven't noticed, Rumi is my favorite poet.
I was a professional photographer for 17 years and now I enjoy photography as a way to express the artistic and creative energy that flows through my veins. (In other words, I have fun with it!)
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