All of my life, I have been aware of my ability to connect with others on an emotional and intuitive level. From a very young age I remember being profoundly effected by the emotions of people around me. I consider my childhood to have been active, energetic and happy despite periods of anxiety and depression. I believed my emotional sensitivity to be my greatest weakness.
At the age of 28, the course of my life changed in an instant. I experienced the sudden and unexplained death of my infant daughter. The powerful experience of that grief, triggered the beginning of my spiritual journey. It drove my curiousity about God, heaven, the universe, the world, myself and finally my soul. That experience increased my ability to empathize and have compassion for others who faced emotional challenges. I understood that my purpose was to be in the service of others. I attended McMaster University and received a degree in Human Services. For the past 20 years of my career, I have specialized in the fields of grief, addictions and mental health. I realized that what I once believed to be my greatest weakness, turned out to be my greatest strength.
By 2010 I began to notice that I not only was feeling empathy for others, but I was having thoughts and feelings that were not my own. I knew things but I didn't know how I knew them. I was always aware that my daughter's spirit was with me, but I also sensed that I had a strong male energy around me. I now know him to be my spirit guide Lakota. I also started to feel and hear spirits in a higher realm. I was seeing 11:11 everywhere. This number is considered an "Awaking Code" or "Code of Consciousness". One more thing that I was noticing was that the palms of my hands were tingling. I believe that I did not find Reiki, it found me. I was confused about what I was supposed to do with all that I was experiencing.
I woke up one day and felt as if whatever I had tapped into was gone. I had a deep sadness in my soul. I took time away to think about all of the changes I had been going through on a beach in Cuba. As I walked along the beach, I had a clear inner vision of a small conch shell. The beach I was walking on was pure white sand and not one shell. The following day as I walked along the beach at the water's edge, a powerful wave came in. As it went out I looked down at my feet and there was the conch shell that I had seen in my inner vision the day before. As I picked it up, I was overcome with feelings of joy and excitement. I realized my connection with the universe was still there. For some reason, and I don't know how, I knew that shell was a message that it was time to share my gifts with others. My observations of 11:11 turned into 12:12. I felt compelled to count the points on the shell and there were 12. I discovered the spiritual meaning of the number 12. It represents cycles of experience and regeneration towards a higher consciousness. knowledge, higher wisdom, sensitivity, education and the intellect. It represents new beginnings. It is a message to use your natural skills, talents and abilities to their utmost for the benefits of yourself and others.
I have received my Certification as a Reiki Master/Teacher. At this time in my life, I am answering a calling to help people to heal on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level. My intention is to use all the skills I have developed over the last 25 years to help you to heal and release your past, live more fully in today and move towards a future in peace and confidence. I also have a desire to attune others to this energy of love and healing.
My services are offered to you and your loved ones. Whether you are seeking to learn the technique, experience healing and recovery or just the opportunity to maintain your wellness and experience deep relaxation and insight, your experience will be as unique as you are.