I've always been the kind of person who welcomed change. It always baffled me that people resisted change or complained when things changed. I mean, yes sometimes the situation changes and it's not how you want it to be or imagined...but isn't change inevitable? The more you accept change and flow with life, the easier it is. Resistance makes you uncomfortable and can even manifest itself as physical pain. If you are not sure what what might be causing the pain (it could be unconscious resistance after all), contact me and we'll figure it out together!
I have wanted to offer my courses online for years, especially after Covid hit and we were all stuck at home. I have hired a fabulous marketing company called Vicariously Me to help me do this: they are transferring by website to a better platform, redesigning my website, streamlining my email system and more. In the next four months all my courses should be available online and on demand. This is exciting!
How is this going to affect my in person course offerings? I am looking to create more of a weekend experience for my students that might look something like this: take a Reiki certification class at a relaxing location in nature and include options for an energy healing session, massage, meditation or yoga etc. Well that's my thought process for now and will evolve as I think and feel more on it.
This is where you come into the picture. What classes are you interested in taking? What would you like to learn? How would you like to learn it? I had breakfast with friends this morning and we were discussing grudges...a friend said that would be a great class: how to move on and let go of grudges! That's something I have worked on for a LONG time myself.
My summer plans are many and I am taking a break from teaching but will be back at it In September. Below are the Reiki classes left on the 2022 schedule.
Have a great summer!
Years ago I performed a meditation to discover what I was doing right before I actually incarnated on earth in this present lifetime. I remember seeing my husband and my mother sitting around a conference table with other significant people in my future life on earth. We were all discussing our plans for our lives and everyone seemed happy and excited. As we dispersed, ready to be born in this world, I saw myself talking one on one with Archangel Gabriel. I don't remember what was said but he handed me a golden key.
I often pondered what this golden key meant. My best guess was it represented my psychic skills, the key to this current lifetime.
Today I received a further clue on what this key means. I had a healing session with a client of mine. I've known her for years and she's been practicing energy healing and shamanism for more than 20 years longer than I have. I will call her Bethany.
Bethany was severely abused physically, emotionally and sexually as a child by her parents and many others. I would say out of all my clients, my sessions with her are the most challenging.
In and around her brain I saw an etheric cage with a lock on it. When I shared this vision with Bethany, she knew instantly what this represented. She said that her father locked her mind and therefore she could not think straight, write her books or use her psychic and shamanic skills fully.
Suddenly I had a lightbulb moment. I thought of the key that Archangel Gabriel gave me. If this is the key to my psychic skills, could it unlock Bethany's cage? When we asked our angels and guides about it we got a yes!
I asked the gifter of the key, Archangel Gabriel, to unlock the cage and he did. I watched as the cage slowly disappeared from her brain. Bethany confirmed that energy was moving, feeling chills running down her arms.
I share this story because sometimes we don't know what Spirit has in store for us, or why they show us symbols. Sometimes it takes years to discover the real meaning of a symbol. But when you make an additional discovery on its meaning, it can be quite profound and dramatic.
Are you interested in developing your mediumship skills? I have the class for you, called Mediumship 101. Click on this link for a full class description and hit reply if you're interested in taking this class!
Over the years I have been asked many times how one starts meditating. After experiencing my very first session with a psychic in 2011 (click here to read the blog post), I dove into all sorts of alternative and esoteric topics, including the benefits of meditating. I, like many others, experienced monkey mind, the constant mental chatter that never stopped, which was an impediment to meditating. I started out with guided meditations to decrease the responsibility on my shoulders of having to “clear my mind.” I had great success with these guided meditations, and I was able to see and hear everything that I was guided to, including meeting my spirit guide, who happened to be an archangel, to my shock and surprise. I was what you called naturally psychically gifted, and could hear, see, and communicate with spirit, although I know that I have worked on this for many lifetimes and that’s why I am adept at it now.
I graduated from guided meditations to meditating on my own after that, with a goal of sitting in silence for 15 minutes every day. I found this incredibly challenging, especially after running around after small children all day. My mentor advised me to focus on mindfulness instead. Mindfulness is simple: just focus on your five senses in the present moment. What do you hear, see, feel, smell and touch? Ideally one would go outside and spend a few minutes doing this. I started to practice mindfulness instead of meditation because it was easier to snatch a couple of minutes several times a day instead a whole 15 minutes at the end of the day.
After much practice I was able to easily do this. Now I find that I can naturally clear my mind if I want to. I always imagined someone catching me in the act, asking, what are you thinking about, and I would answer triumphally, nothing, I am thinking about nothing, impressing whoever was asking. Alas no one has ever asked me that.
I find that the people who need to meditate the most or the ones that struggle with it the most. These are the people who think a lot and tend to use their mental capacity to guide them in their decision making. I am one of those people, and I also have a mean judgmental voice in my head that likes to tell me how inadequate I am. I have learned to silence this voice, but I am still working on overriding this critical part of me. If you spend most of your time thinking and rehashing, you will become either anxious or depressed or both. If you think about the past, you will be depressed and if you think about the future you will be anxious. Only the present moment is what really matters.
I find that meditation, or mindfulness, doesn’t have to be a practice where you sit alone in seated position. As a Reiki master and practitioner, giving yourself or someone else Reiki is a meditative practice. Intention is very important and if I am working on someone, I clear my mind and focus on them. If I start getting distracted by my thoughts, I refocus onto the person I am working on. Since I have been practicing Reiki for over eight years now, I have had plenty of practice clearing my mind for my clients. When you quiet the mind, you became very focused, and you also may start to pick up on the emotions, thoughts, and psychic information about your client. This is a natural occurrence and outcome of clearing your mind in a meditative state.
What happens to your brain when you meditate or practice Reiki? Your mind goes into a brainwave state called alpha.
Alpha brain waves coincide with the vibrational frequency of the earth’s electromagnetic field and scientific studies have shown that it is possible for the healer to tap into this source of energy and channel it back to the patient. The brain waves of both the healer and the patient become synchronized in the alpha state (characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation) and resonate at the same vibration as the earth’s electromagnetic field. Low frequency, bio-magnetic pulses emit from the hands of the healer affecting the body’s nervous system and cellular structure. During these moments, the bio-magnetic field of the practitioner’s hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current (http://www.letyourbodytalkuk.com/reiki).
There’s so much more that we learn from meditation, mindfulness and Reiki. If you haven’t already, start meditating and practicing mindfulness so you can experience the calm and healing energy of that space. If you would like to learn Reiki, I teach Reiki both in person in the Charleston SC metro area and on online. To learn more, visit https://www.tinakinneyclarke.com/reiki-classes.html
Last year in February 2020, I just celebrated my birthday with friends and then everything was locked down because of Covid (CVD). A few months in, I felt like I was being lied to. I wasn’t sure from whom or what, but I felt like the narrative was false about the virus. As everyone in the world panicked about the virus, I made sure I stayed away from media posts and news outlets, and I did my best to disconnect from the fear surrounding CVD.
As the year continued, I noticed that people were contracting it and announcing friends and relatives were dying from it on social media. But I had this strange sensation that I was just observing this and not partaking in it. I told my closest friends that I felt like I was on a different timeline, that it was happening all around me but not to me.
I must be honest that I thought everyone would contract it eventually and I still feel this way. However, I believe my immune system is strong and I felt like when I did get it, it would be mild. Well, I was wrong about that. In July I tested positive for CVD. The previous two weeks before the test, I had spent time with my family at the beach and taught several Reiki classes to a small group of students. On the first day of symptoms, I woke up with a stomachache and had it all day till I got a bad headache later that evening. I also had a strange tickle in my throat that I thought was odd.
The next several days I developed a bad head cold: I was stuffed up and had sinus pain but no runny nose. I also lost my sense of smell but not my taste and I started to worry that I had CVD. I got tested and tested positive. Let me tell you I was devastated and a little shocked. I guess I was participating in this timeline now.
On the same day I got tested, that evening I got a migraine. It started at the base of my neck, as a lot of my headaches start, but I began to see auras and I knew what that meant…I am not sure if it was CVD or worry and stress over CVD that triggered it. The next day, which was day six of my symptoms, I started to cough, and I maintained a low-grade fever from 99-101 for the next week. In addition, I felt tired and short of breath when I walked up and down the stairs.
Once I started to feel unwell and worried about this progressing badly, I posted on social media that I tested positive for CVD and asked for my fellow energy healers and prayer warriors for their help. I knew that this would give me an extra boost in healing, and it did. Thirty minutes after posted, I was laying in bed and felt suddenly hot and I knew that I was feeling all the well wishes from my family and friends. Lots of people messaged me to check in on me, got me medicine and dropped it off at my house, and called me while I was laid up watching 90 Day Finance 😊
I was never bed ridden. I got up every day, changed my clothes and walked downstairs no matter how funky I was feeling. I really didn’t have any energy so all I could do was watch TV. I couldn’t even read because I was experiencing sinus headaches, which I discovered that drinking coconut water could alleviate! I slept well, besides the coughing that would trigger when I first laid down to sleep. Sucking on a cough drop before I went to bed alleviated that.
It's been a long time since I had the flu, maybe over 20 years ago but when people describe having the flu, they say it feels like “you’ve been hit by a truck.” I never felt like that because I was not bedridden. But I did feel like I had a mild flu because it took two weeks to really get better. Everyday I would say to myself that tomorrow would be better, and I felt the same. This was frustrating because as a healthy person with no illnesses, this seemed to take it’s time going through me.
Emotionally it was scary. There is a lot of fear wrapped up around CVD and energy wise you can get sucked into it. It felt like there was this massive blob of fear that connected its tentacles to me and wanted to consume me and I said no, I am not doing that. Every time my mind started to panic about what could happen, I had to stop that thought and repeat a positive mantra to myself, like “I am a healthy person, my immune system is strong, my body can fight this” etc. Imagine someone that doesn’t know how to manage their thoughts and their fears? You can drop down a dark hole of fear as a result quickly.
I was angry I got it and confused on how I contracted it. I contacted everyone that I was with that previous two weeks before the symptoms started, and no one was sick or got sick. Two of my students tested negative for the virus and never got sick. As I traced my activities the previous two weeks, I am sure I got the CVD when I was at the beach and probably shopping even though I sanitized my hands every time I got back in the car. Or I got it from someone who was asymptomatic.
After I recovered and the fever went away, the cough stayed for a few weeks. I also have not gotten my smell back completely but it’s coming back incrementally. I get excited when I am in another room and I smell what’s cooking in the kitchen, like garlic bread. After my fever went away, I felt down, almost depressed. I call it the CVD depression. This is very unlike me. I was thinking thoughts like, what’s the point, who cares, everyone is a possible contaminant. This lasted several days. I spoke and cried to my husband about it and that helped me get through it, after that I was better. Once I was over the doldrums hump, I felt different like my heart was opened. I felt compassionate toward myself and everyone else. It was quite surprising!
I feel like I had to get CVD to work on CVD energetically and spiritually if that makes sense. Part of my mission on the planet is to do massive clearings and ceremonies to track this planet onto more benevolent timelines. I feel like I have received the green light to do this because I got through CVD. And since then, I have been working on it with my light worker friends.
Last week I received a huge validation from my doctor. Because I got the virus and was unvaccinated, my level of antigens is 13 times the level of someone who was vaccinated. This claim is the result of studying Israel and its experience with CVD. She also told me that I had immunity to all future variants. What a relief!
Up until I got the virus, I was ignoring what was happening with the world because of it. Of course, now I can no longer do this. I feel like I received an additional awakening because of it and now I see more clearly now what is going on in the world.
Lastly, the virus is not anyone’s fault. Right now, everyone seems to point their fingers at each other, trying to find someone to blame for the virus. We are all innocent. However, the virus is out there, and we have to learn to live with it. Let’s try to be more compassionate with each other and help each other through this. Blaming, judging, and attacking one another doesn’t help anything.
I have been experiencing some odd symptoms since I have recovered. For three weeks I had abdominal pain and saw my doctor and test results came back normal. When the abdominal pain eased, I started to get a tickle in my throat that turned into a sore throat, that has already lasted three weeks despite taking allergy medicine and testing negative for strep. I am started to realize that these may be long haul symptoms even though, ironically, I never had a sore throat when sick with CVD.
PS Vaccination, whether you chose one or not, is a super contentious subject right now. I refuse to get in a debate over this. It’s an individual choice and if you disagree with me you can go ahead and disconnect from me. If I receive messages that include blame, judgement, or attack, you will be blocked. Your blame, judgement and attacks are the result of your fear that you have projected out to others. My suggestion would be to work on your fear, manage your fearful thoughts and try to find your inner calm, however you might choose to. Once you do this you will be open to the truth.
Three years ago I visited an amazing place, the Montana Megaliths in the Helena MT area. I was signed up for a newsletter that spoke about them the first time and then I ended up forwarding it to a friend. She ended up traveling there in 2017 to see them and then asked me if I wanted to see them in 2018. The keeper and discovered of these megaliths is Julie Ryder and you can’t see them without her accompanying you. To this day she is is still discovering more megalithic structures and more recently, fossilized beings. She does an excellent job of explaining what she has found and linking to other researchers on her website www.montanamegaliths.com
Back To Giant’s Playground
I decided to visit the area again in June 2021 because of all the new sites to see. My friend I mentioned above accompanied me as well. The first place we revisited was Giants Playground. It’s always neat to see this place and the beings there are amazing. It really feels like giants just stacked rocks into formations and that you could play with in the area: you can stand under large dolmens like the Evergreen Dolmen or crawl through places under the rocks. Other areas have a healing energy to them and one wants to stand near the stones, or touch them with your hands or forehead.
Some of these rocks seems like they were naturally put there, but once you see their formations, and study them, you suddenly start to see faces and figures in the stones. When I was in France in 2017, I saw something similar in a cave there. It takes an open mind and practice to see the faces and formations. Luckily my friend and I can readily see them and Julie actually expressed her gratefulness to us that we were quick to recognize what they were. I can imagine it would be exhausting to explain that there was a formation there and someone stands there and never sees it.
One of the megalithic stone structures in Giant’s Playground is the Pink Vault and it’s simply astounding. There’s no way this is natural but was put there by humans, ancient astronauts or beings with a sophisticated technology (whether from Earth or not).
There was another pink granite stone sandwiched by grey stones in Giant's Playground that was unnamed. After some pondering, I came up with the name Resurrection Stone.
I was excited to see the fossilized dragons. We saw many of them on this trip. My two favorite ones were what I called Baby Dragon with her magnificent eye and the Bejeweled Dragon (she didn’t have a name and Julie allowed me to name her).
I was especially interested to see the Dragon Eye because it looked so amazing in the pics. It’s located right off a dirt road. I was able to walk up a short steep area to reach her and I was able to put my hands right on the rock and touch my forehead to her. The power emanating from her was strong and my friend mentioned it as well, it was so powerful that when I closed my eyes and touched the rocks, the ground seemed to move beneath me as well as the rocks beneath my hands. As I connected to her energy I realized which was trapped within the rock and I knew that I had to release her. I asked her if she would like to stay in the area or go back to her home planet. She replied she would like to go home. I watched as her energy left the rock and she was released into the skies. When you help release a being, it feels amazing, like you’ve been holding your breath for a long time and can finally exhale. It feels similar to when a ghost finalizes goes home into the light.
My other favorite dragon was at the Gates to the Mountains complex along the Missouri River. This dragon was also located along a road and she was huge. She had an interesting formation around her neck that looked like a collar. I was able to walk up to this dragon as well and touch the stones at her foundation. Once I did I realized that she was trapped there as well. The collar was keeping her there. Like the baby dragon, the energy was very strong and I felt like the stones I was touching were moving under my fingers as well as under my feet. I released her from the rock and she decided to stay in the area instead of returning home. Since she was free, her collar became a bejeweled one, hence her name the Bejeweled Dragon.
Speaking of being trapped, there are Giant feet in the area that looks like they have shackles around their ankles. I was called to release them as well but soon realized that they were casualties of war and their captors, also giants, did not want to release them. So their story is to be continued.
It was difficult to see the feet formations but Julie has wonderful pics of them on her website.
If you ever get a chance to go out to Montana I highly recommend it. I have been to Montana six times and will continue to visit in the future.
There are mainly two types of spirits that may attach to a person: a ghost which is a person who lived and died but has not fully transitioned into the light or a non-human spirit entity. The latter is a being that has an inner light but has forgotten or turned away from it. It could be anything from a shadow person to a demonic entity, what I call a dark entity or a trickster.
Spirit attachments are quite common, and I encounter them a lot. What would make you vulnerable to a spirit attachment? The following are instances that could make you vulnerable:
Signs and symptoms if a Spirit Attachment
There are many signs and symptoms, but some of the typical ones are:
Phrases that Indicate a Spirit Attachment
What are the options for healing and removing a spirit attachment? First all seek a professional to remove it. This healer must have a shamanic ability, this includes psychic and mediumship skills. If you do nothing about a spirit attachment you will continue to suffer from the effects of it, including loss of energy, interference with your goals and passions, feeling like you’re being watched or feeling uncomfortable knowing that another entity is close by etc. The non-human entities may grow stronger over time or affect your family members and feed off their energy as well. This could very well lead to possession, although this will take some time and will not happen as quickly the movies portray it to happen. By the way I have not encountered anyone possessed by an entity but only affected negatively by one or more of them.
The key is to do not panic! After all the ghost or entity feeds off negative energy, so you are only providing more “food” for them. Seek the right help so you can move on with your life.
If you would like clarification on spirit attachments or suspect you have one, I offer a Shamanic Energy Clearing Session that will scan your energy field for attachments, energetic cords that are not good for you and ill wishes/hexes/curses that may be affecting you. The latter is not common, but I do encounter them.
Enjoyed this blog post and want to learn more? Here is a link to my previous blog posts. If you have any questions and would like me to answer them via the blog or newsletter, email me.
It’s been six months since we went on lockdown because of Covid-19 and it literally has changed everything and…not. Let me explain, in the beginning I was listening to the news, watching the Covid maps and paying attention to the numbers but about a few months in I FELT like I was not getting a perspective on Covid that was based on truth…The reason why I capitalized FELT is because this is the basis of our intuition and our intuition never steers us wrong. Unfortunately in our culture in the USA, we are not taught to listen to our feelings and told to focus on thought analysis instead. In my opinion, this disconnects us from our feelings and intuition which directly connects us to our higher selves. As a result of feeling like I was being lied to, I unsubscribed to the news outlets, stopped listening to the news and disconnected to what I call the Beast of Fear because I no longer wanted to feed it. Now things seem more normal to me, of course I know that things have changed, but it doesn’t really affect me until I have to go shopping and wear a mask and I avoid that a lot.
I was reflecting on Covid and what it means big picture wise—I always think and reflect in this way. It makes sense that one of my power animals is hawk, because hawk requires me to rise above the details and look at the big picture. I often think about my ancestors and the struggles that they went through to survive and there were many. My maternal grandmother was an orphan in the Philippines and she lost her entire family to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. She married young, at the age of 16, and I assume it was because she literally had no one left to take care of her. I understand that this fear or trauma can be passed down to future generations down to me. I am happy to say that I have not allowed Covid-19 to trigger a fear within me that may have come from my grandmother’s experience (her fear was extremely valid of course). This is part of why I am here is to break unhealthy ancestral patterns, including traumatic ones.
Furthermore, I performed a meditation to connect with my ancestors. I saw them all lined up in rows, almost a starburst pattern and I was in the center. My maternal grandparents were standing there smiling at me and grandfather took my hands in his and said, “Tina, we gave you the very worst familial patterns to heal.” He looked at me with great compassion. I nodded my head, knowing what all this has meant so far and still what I must do.
Perhaps there’s a pattern in your family that you want to heal, whether it’s addiction, depression, anxiety, mental illness or even a pattern like giving up on one’s health because life is simply too hard. Maybe you are already aware of it or maybe after some reflection, you suddenly identify it. You are not stuck with this pattern…and your will and intention to change it is the fuel to change that unhealthy familial pattern, backwards into the past and forwards into the future. Energy healing such as Reiki, Intuitive counseling and communicating with your ancestors via mediumship can and will help you heal it. Contact me if you are interesting in this type of healing or desire more guidance and information on healing unhealthy familial patterns.
When I first started practicing Reiki in 2014, I came upon the practice of removing energetic cords. These cords can come from either a living person or a spirit and attach to people in order to siphon their energy from others. After practicing Reiki for a while, I started to actually see these cords attached to a person’s energetic field or aura. I would ask my spirit guides and angels to show me the cords that were not attached for that person’s highest good and then cut and remove them.
Energetic cords can drain someone of their energy or even cause physical ailments or pain. They can be attached to you by former significant others, family members or even a stranger you encountered.
A spirit attachment is similar to an energetic cord but more encompassing. I don’t see cords attached, I simply sense another presence around that person that doesn’t appear or feel benevolent. They can be near that person or actually leave when an energy healer comes near the client so they are not discovered. This happens to me a lot so I have to be really diligent in discovering the spirit attachment.
After using these techniques for years as well as during property clearings, I have come to the conclusion that spirit attachments are a lot more common than I realized or wanted to admit. I have done property clearings where the paranormal activity returned once I cleared it. So it made wonder, what am I missing?
I realized that the person could be haunted and not the property. That means no matter where a person lives, they are going to feel like someone is watching them and they are going to have uncomfortable feelings. They are going to experience paranormal activity because it’s literally following them everywhere they go. This person more than likely has one or more spirit attachments and they need to be removed.
Sometimes it takes me a while to discover this but eventually I can not be fooled. There are two cases I would like to go into detail with this, one is professional and the other is personal. I have a recent Reiki client who came to me to experience more relaxation and de-stressing in her life. She was and is opening up to the world of energy now. She suffered from acid reflux and she would often feel discomfort when I focused Reiki on her throat. I thought that the Reiki was clearing her throat chakra. At her 4th appointment with me, she said the following words which alarmed me, “I feel like someone is choking me.” I knew that at this point I had to figure out the cause of this.
As I kept my hands hovered over her throat and asked my angels and guides,”Why does she feel like someone is choking her?” Over the years I have learned the more specific my question, the more likely I will receive a specific answer. Suddenly I sensed another presence in the room, toward my client’s feet and to the right. I could see it was a male with blonde hair and there was a lot of negativity coming from him. With my intuitive senses I got the following: he was her husband in another life, he used to abuse her including choking her and he told me he wasn’t happy that she recently got married. I told him that he had to release her and go into the light. No matter how angry a spirit is I have several ways to convince a wayward spirit to journey home. Eventually he did leave willingly although not happily.
After the session I told her what I discovered. She was so relieved. She already looked like a different and more peaceful person.
My personal example has to do with one of my daughters who is a teenager. Since the quarantine I noticed that my teen daughter seemed very negative. Normally she’s sweet and goofy but I hadn’t seen that girl in awhile. I thought she was adjusting to being at home and was unhappy that she couldn’t see her friends. I would walk by her while she was playing video games and she wouldn’t even say hello. This was very unlike her.
When I was away at the beach I came to the realization that she may have several spiritual attachments. Teens can be interesting cases because they have powerful emotions and those negative emotions can attract low vibration spirits to them. These spirits actually feed on their emotions like food. It then becomes a self-fulfilling cycle, the teen feels negatively, the spirit feeds off of it and encourages the teen to feel more negative emotions. Thankfully there is a remedy to this: recognize the spirit is there and send it or convince it to go into the light.
Sometimes these spirits are quite egotistical. You can imagine that they can easily manipulate humans into doing and feeling what they want. Teens and children are especially vulnerable. When I focused on my daughter and spoke with her on the soul level she was quite upset about these spirt attachments. I knew that they were negatively influencing her. They also were quite cocky about it and one bragged to me, “It took you long enough to figure out we were here.” I easily sent them on their way to the light. When I returned home with my youngest daughter, we both asked my teen if she was feeling better. We didn’t tell her why we were asking this till later, we wanted her to tell us herself. She kind of waffled and said, “I guess so.” But I could already tell she seemed lighter and happier.
I am happy to say that my old teen is back and she’s being affectionate and sweet again. My youngest daughter noticed right away exclaiming, “She already looks different.”
After an individual energy cleaning, what if the paranormal activity doesn’t go away? The problem might be your home or property. In that case, I would recommend a property clearing and blessing.
If you suspect that you or your family member might have a spirit attachment, contact me and we will discuss your situation. This can be done in person or remotely. You can book a clearing session with me here.
Wow just wow right?
It's hard to put into words right now what's happening in the world today. However, I encourage all of you the rise above the details of what's going on and look at the big picture. If you are interested in animal medicine, invoking the hawk or any predatory bird would be wonderful right now.
I am familiar with hawk because he's been my power animal for years now.
First of all please be safe and practice social distancing and limit your trips to the store. Practice handwashing and good hygienic habits to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
That being said, I have been getting messages for years that something big was going to happen in the world and I believe this is it. All I knew was something was going to really rock us all, and that lightworkers like myself would have to be a source of calm for others. Lightworkers and energy healers are qualified to do this because 1) we have been working on ourselves for years and can relate to the stress that people are feeling 2) we are empaths and we feel others' feelings so we know and sympathize with people who are struggling 3) we have adapted and practiced how to manage how our empathic abilities and continue to address and heal our triggers and emotions when they blindside us and 4) we are knowledgeable and understand that the universe works in mysterious ways and that it helps us to rise above like the hawk and see the big picture.
What is the big picture?
We have an unsustainable lifestyle that hurts the Earth and all the living beings on it.
We have a culture that is driven by money and economics that does not equitably share resources where the few have many and the rest can barely scrape by.
Our culture of busyness reached a crescendo point where most people couldn't keep up, were really stressed out and didn't have time to even take a breath and enjoy the pleasures in life.
Our economic structure was still old school, requiring people to commute to work even though we have the technology for many to work from home.
Our government did not prepare long term for a pandemic like this, even though they were warned about it.
Our health system can not handle a pandemic like this because we lack universal healthcare in the country although most countries in the world already have such a system and it works.
And I could go on.
How to Make the Most of Your Free Time Now
I have been trying to stay productive and tackle some projects that I didn't have time for before. So far I have:
And that was just in the first week!
I have plans for more projects like,
And I am sure I will come up with more.
But make sure you do fun stuff too. So far I have played several scrabble games with my daughters, took many bike rides and walks, sat outside in the nice weather to read a book and watched favorite movies with my family, like the Hobbit and Pete's Dragon.
What is life going to look like after all the dust settles? These are some of my predictions:
Let EFT Help You Through This Tumultuous Time
If you are struggling at this time, please reach out for help. I have seen great success with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping. Recently I offered 10 free 30 minute sessions with each client and we tackled such issues like inability to connect with spirit, grieving over a parent who passed away, anxiety about changing jobs, fear of change, depression, abandonment and severe back pain. I was able to help with all of these challenging issues and get my clients at least to feel calm or close to calm after tapping through it.
I am offering a introductory price of $33 for a 30 minute EFT session or $65 for a one hour EFT session. All sessions can be done over the phone or Zoom video conferencing.
Here is what some of my EFT clients have to say about the results they experienced:
I felt the positive effects immediately and feel like I left the tapping session with enough knowledge that I can easily use it again if needed--Brooke
In a very short session, Tina taught me how to use EFT to break through a lifelong resistance and negative belief about myself. I didn’t even know the root of it until she helped me to see it. I also love how Tina acknowledges and celebrates my breakthroughs in healing. I highly recommend working with her--Kim
In the world today, it is easy to feel fearful,stressed and anxious. Tina was able to guide me in an EFT session to help with my anxiety. In just one session, my stress/anxiety level went from a 7 to a 2. Tina is very easy to talk to and offers many different services. She also has the awesome option of doing sessions remotely via Zoom. This is great option when you can't get out and about but need help. I would definitely recommend Tina!--Julie
I've been fortunate to attend her Reiki 1 class and her EFT tapping. It's been almost 24 hours and my anxiety levels are very low. I've been feeling very calm and relaxed--Brittney
I thought I had some blockages pertaining to my spiritual abilities. And from a scale of 1-10 on how much this upset me I was at a 10. I'm a perfectionist so I have an idea of how things should be working in my head and I get upset when I don't perform the way I think I should...After about 3 rounds [of EFT] my feeling of a 10 came down to about a 2 which is incredible... we talked about it a little bit more and she helped me see my situation in a different way. I've had a lot of very powerful experiences and instances that have happened when I wasn't trying or thinking. And she explained to me that when she learned to allow things to flow instead of expecting [things to happen] she found that that way of thinking was much more clear and open...that totally resonated with me and I'm really happy I was able to speak with her. She helped me see it from a different perspective and helped me see that I'm not actually blocked at all--Sofia
My classes will probably be rescheduled to fall dates or later. All my one on one in-person sessions are on hold but I have a lot of remote healing sessions available:
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In anticipation of the new season of Clone Wars, I decided to watch an abridged version of the previous seasons with my family. I already knew what was coming because I heard of Ahsoka, Anakin’s apprentice, leaving the Jedi order. My husband and daughters were upset when they first watched it happen and had explained it to me. Ahsoka is also my youngest daughter’s favorite character and she was upset she might not ever see her again.
Last night we finally watched those shows, and I have to say, I don’t blame Ahsoka for leaving the Jedi order. For those who don’t watch the show, Ahsoka has been loyal to her Jedi Master Anakin (the future Darth Vader) and the Jedi Order. She has remained true to their principles and has saved countless lives in the Clone Wars. The Jedi Temple was bombed and Ahsoka and Anakin are assigned as investigators. There are rumors that a Jedi is behind all of this. They find that a mechanic caused the bomb and died in the blast. The wife of the bomber is arrested and held and is about to confess to Ahsoka who is really behind the bombing when she chokes to death a la Force style by an unknown assailant. Since Ahsoka was in the room with her, the assumption was made it was Ahsoka who killed the bomber’s wife.
Clearly this is a set up, but the Jedi seem oblivious to this—like they are oblivious to the fact that Chancellor Palpatine (the future Emperor) is part of the dark side right in their midst! So they continue to accuse Ahsoka of this when 1) she has always been loyal and 2) they never bother to ask her what happened. Then they kick her out of the Jedi order. Finally another Jedi apprentice confesses and the Jedi council apologizes to Ahsoka for doubting her and asks her to come back to the Jedi order. Then she decides no, she wasn’t returning and leaves.
Also let me say how disappointing Yoda is in these episodes. Like, hello, doesn’t Yoda sense that there’s something wrong with Chancellor Palpatine? What’s with his Jedi Spidey senses being off? I mean, isn’t that basic psychic senses and intuition, the ability to sense and know when someone is lying and deceiving you? I keep waiting for Yoda to say, I sense a MAJOR disturbance in the force and he never does!
Ahsoka’s decision to leave the Jedi was sad for many but I understood why she did it, because I could relate to her feelings at that moment. When I was a freshman in my boarding high school I applied to be a prefect (student floor supervisor) for my sophomore year. I really wanted the position but I was denied and told I was too “reserved.” I had to laugh, even then, at that feedback. Reserved would not be a word I would describe myself as being. I wonder which teacher determined that about me?
Anyway, fast forward to junior year and I was walking across the quadrangle heading back to my dorm. Approaching me and heading in my direction was my dorm head, Mrs. Hess. She asked me, “Tina, are you applying to be prefect? I think you be wonderful at it.” At this point I had let go of being prefect and no longer wanted such a position. I smiled at her and said, “I am not interested.” And then I walked away, I felt amazing because just two years prior I was turned down and devastated I didn’t have the opportunity to become prefect.
In reality, I was no longer interested at that point. I was the Founder and President of my high school’s first Environmental Club and future Copy Editor of the yearbook and had my hands full already. That’s why I can relate to Ahsoka, when people don’t believe in you, they lose your loyalty and commitment. And you learn that your own happiness is important and what you think about yourself matters, not what others think of you.
What helped me recover from my rejection was finding activities and issues that mattered to me, like environmental policy. After I pursued my interests, I notice that my fellow students and teachers respected me more.
Not every opportunity is right for you. I used to say yes to everything and regret it. Now I really think about getting involved and whether I even have time for a particular activity. It’s all about good boundaries and self-care now.
Reflections on the Past Decade
I felt compelled to write this blog post today because I was 1) inspired to review the last 10 years of my life thanks to fellow Shaman Khristee Rich and 2) I want to explain what is happening to us in terms of consciousness on this planet. Today, New Year’s Eve and the Eve of a new decade, 2020s, is great time to reflect back on how far you have come in 10 years.
The past 10 years have been really pivotal for me spiritually, emotionally and mentally. I started out this past decade in 2010 becoming a mother for a second time. In 2011 I had my first psychic reading and connected with my late father for the first time. That experience was mind-blowing and opened me up to whole new spiritual worlds. 2014 was a pivotal year for me because I took a Tarot class that literally changed my life. My Reiki teacher taught that class and I ended up getting Reiki trained in 2014 and 2015. I also started practicing mediumship and integrating that into my energy healing sessions. I discovered shamanic healing and learned how to shamanic journey and perform soul retrievals in 2015. And don't forget I started blogging about all of this in 2014.
I started teaching this past decade and worked on my fear of public speaking enough that I can speak to small groups of people without breaking a sweat (I still get nervous though). I started my business in 2014 and in the past year alone I doubled my income.
I have always loved traveling and in the past decade I visited Spain, Austria, Hungary, Hawaii (twice!) and numerous Caribbean Islands like Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. I spent five days walking along the ancient megaliths of Montana, nine days visiting the sacred sites of Mary Magdalene in southern France and nine days visiting ancient technology sites in Mexico. I spent a week crystal questing in Arkansas and digging up my own quartz crystals.
I moved twice in the past decade. A big move from Virginia to South Carolina in 2016 and a local move this past summer from North Charleston to Summerville. Hopefully we won’t move for a while now. We purchased a vacation condo in Myrtle Beach which we try to enjoy as much as we can.
My friends are my chosen family and they are very important to me. I made wonderful friends this past decade but in truth, I lost a lot of friends, especially from high school. We simply changed too much or we just lost touch. Interesting enough, I am still very much connected to friends I made in my childhood city of New York, maybe we are just truly bonded because of our location. I’ve made wonderful friends here in South Carolina and met wonderful lightworkers and healers as well.
My children have grown leaps and bounds. My daughter Lily started the decade as 4 year old with a brand new baby sister. Now Lily is 13 and almost as tall as I am and Charlotte is quickly catching up. They keep us busy with all their activities: chorus, basketball, soccer and swimming. But to be honest, we can be big homebodies too and stay home for days or entire weekends when we have time off.
What kind of changes have you gone through in the past decade? Pause and reflect for a moment on how far you have come.
The 4th Dimension is Here Knocking on Our Door
Now on to part two of this post: our rise in consciousness. I have been really reflecting a lot lately on what is going on locally and globally in the world. For those that personally know me, they know this is just how I operate and think. When I first moved to my current neighborhood, I started delving into understanding why there was so much paranormal activity here despite the housing being less than 10 years old. I came up with many different factors: being located in the 33rd parallel, the history of the land and location, the people themselves being mostly asleep or in the spiritual closet…but I have come to believe it’s really more than a local issue, I think this is a global issue.
I have recently come to realize that the proof of our ascension is here. We have our feet in two worlds now, one is in the third dimension and the other is the fourth dimension. The third dimension is our physical world, the world that we are very familiar with and is extremely limiting. The fourth dimension is harder to describe:
“So where is this 4th dimension? It is right here, all around us. We do not have to travel to it, it is not separated from the earth plane by distance or time. It is through the ‘portal’ or doorway of consciousness that a spirit must pass to enter the 4th dimension and we as humans can step through this doorway by one of two methods. The first and most obvious is by death of the physical body and the release of the soul. The second is by meditation, astral travel, near death experiences or out of body experiences. Basically this is when our minds enter an altered state of consciousness and split from our physical bodies.” (Supernatural Magazine)
For those of you who meditate, astral travel or shamanic journey, you see, feel and hear the fourth dimensional worlds and it FEELS as real as the third dimension. I have been actively meditating and working in the fourth dimension since around 2011 and to be honest, I have felt fourth dimensional beings around me my whole life. I am familiar with it and the variety of beings that you encounter. And here’s the thing, we’ve come to the point where ordinary humans (the ones that scoff at all things magical) are seeing those beings and experiencing the fourth dimensional timeline too. It’s the universe is saying, “Hey you thought angels weren’t real or spirit guides or even ghosts? Wrong! Here’s a bunch of paranormal stuff that’s going to happen to you and will not have an explanation for it.”
You see paranormal is just a word for the unexplained. The unexplained is unexplainable in the physical third dimension world by science, but all is possible in the fourth dimension and beyond.
“Spirits in the 4th dimension are not only able to see our 3D world but they can choose to intersect with it within the time continuum. Numerous appearances and disappearances of these 4th dimensional spirits are seen and recorded on a regular basis within our plane of reality. Spirits are pure energy and our bodies are merely physical manifestations of that energy, upon death we return to being pure energy. When a 4th dimension being enters our 3D world we view them as a combination of light energy and transparent 3D physicality. This energy or fine matter form is how spirits can move through walls at will. They effectively can ‘squeeze’ through the empty space in the molecules of the wall they are phasing through.” (Supernatural Magazine)
So what’s in store for us in 2020 and beyond? More of the unexplained, more of the paranormal, more synchronicities and more magic. AND I CAN”T WAIT. This is the stuff I love. I know I am here to help transition to the fourth dimension and beyond. This is part of my main mission here on Earth.
There are all sorts of tools for you to start understanding and working with our new fourth dimensional reality that I will be teaching in many classes in the coming year.
So get real ladies and gents and hold on to your hats. The fourth dimension is here (it always was) and the 5th dimension is around the corner!
Lately I have been reminded by the universe how important the eyes are in revealing the truth of who someone is and how they are feeling. There is a saying that the “eyes are the window to the soul.” This is so true! Someone can be smiling and yet their eyes reveal sadness or pain.
Another local Reiki master pointed this out to me when we started discussing local political candidates. There was one in particular that he was suspicious of. He sent me the picture and he told me “look at the eyes.” I wasn’t really seeing anything right away, partly because, although we hadn’t met, we were social media friends and this person seemed to agree with a lot of my political and social beliefs. My friend kept insisting on looking at the eyes and even cropped them out of a picture for me to study. I really wasn’t seeing it.
Finally I could see what he was talking about. One eye seemed cold and distant. This is what he was concerned about. Now interested in this candidate I checked out this person’s Facebook page. This person was a vegan but one of those people who believes everyone should be a vegan. I believe we should have freedom to choose what we eat and that everybody has unique dietary requirements. She basically posted something about this that was very judgmental and critical of people who were not vegan. So I it didn’t take long for me to see something was off about her.
In doing my work, I often want a picture of my client if we don’t work one on one together. A picture of a person can reveal so much about them, especially the eyes. I can also only see around their energy field, any energetic cords that may be attached to them, even ancestors that are looking after them. I read into their emotional and mental fields, revealing how they have been feeling lately and whether they are mentally preoccupied. This is especially important if a client comes to me feeling like they have an attachment or that something is taking their energy.
Try looking at people’s pictures and read what their eyes are saying about them. Look at friends and family member’s pictures or try looking at the pictures of some famous people too. Looking at a picture of someone you don’t know might be easier to read. The more you practice the better you get at it. Ask yourself the following questions as you gaze at the picture:
Some of you know that I recently moved last month from North Charleston to Summerville, SC. It’s something that I would never have predicted because I just moved to the Charleston area three years ago from Virginia. But Spirit has a big way of pushing me when I need it.
Early this year, my earth sign husband brought up moving. There were many practical reasons to move but the sheer amount of work it involves resulted in my answer of a hard “no.” I consulted neighbors and friends about the schools in particular and they calmed my fears and decided moving wasn’t necessary.
Around the 1st of May my neck started hurting. This is not unusual since I have been having stiff neck problems since high school. I tried all my natural remedies with no results. I was really befuddled on why my neck was feeling this way. One of my energy healing teachers offered a mini-reading and I jumped on the opportunity to find out why my neck was hurting (hint for all of you, if it’s not a medical cause, then there’s a spiritual, mental or emotional cause). The first card she pulled was the Ace of Fire (also Wands) which means the beginning of action and taking initiative. Then her next question was, “Are you thinking of moving?”
Talk about nailing it!
I said yes we talked about it and decided not to. She said neck pain describes someone who is not looking at all the options. In my case, I refused to look at one option: moving. She pulled five more cards on the question and she said they all pointed to moving, like a big yes. She said it would be good for me financially and personally. She said it would be hard work for eight months and then I would be able to enjoy the result of my efforts. Well in that case, I decided to make plans for a move.
The next day the neck pain eased.
The following day it came back and I had a nice rash that accompanied it. A rash showed up on the back of my neck and weaved a trail down my left arm. What was disturbing about this was the rash followed the neck pain and radiating down my arm too. I immediately saw a doctor and she diagnosed me with shingles. It took another week of anti-viral medication before the pain went away.
I always like to examine the deeper meaning of why things need to happen, like this move. I know that I had to do it and it would be good for me. But since moving I have discovered the following reasons:
Have you ever had a physical symptom that encouraged you to take a specific action? Comment below!
There’s two ways to approach life: the belief that the universe has your back or that the world is out to get you. Believe it or not, it’s your choice what kind of world you choose to live in.
I grew up around people who would think of the worst case scenario and felt they were being cautious and smart about their decisions. As long as you thought of the worst case scenario, you are prepared for anything right? However, I have learned that this type of thinking is a slippery slope. I now know that words are “spells” and whatever you say and think the universe hears as request. Given this universal rule, is thinking of the worst case scenario smart or are you just sabotaging yourself?
As a Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner of several energy healing modalities, my clients are not always people. Sometimes I travel to destinations in order to offer energy healing to the land. I do not get paid for this (unless a client asks me to come to their home to clear and bless it), yet I feel it is my calling to do this work because it helps the planet and all the living beings on it.
And I receive plenty of thanks and validation from Spirit for doing this work.
When I was in France two years ago I visited a fascinating little church called Cubieres Sur Noble in the Languedoc region. It once was attached to a monastery but only the church remained. Interesting side note is Jesus' family had traveled to France and lived near Mount Bacharach not too far away. They established an Essenes monastery in the area…could this have been the same monastery?
We visited this church twice. It felt quite mysterious. The altar was a powerful spot but as you looked from the altar to the back of the church, it angled to the left at the last minute, a curious alignment. The Knights of Templar and Cathar energies here were very strong. I saw visions of them meeting here, strategizing and protecting the Magdalene teachings and sacred artifacts.
My tourmates, who were gifted healers themselves, and I decided to perform a ceremony in this church to wake up and align its energies. After we were done, the sun suddenly came out and shined through the stain glass window to the floor.
A “sign” of thank you for the work that we did.
After 10 days of lots of high energetic work in France, we were driving to our last destination when we saw a rainbow next to Mount Bacharach. Another sign, since a rainbow is a thank you for doing good work.
In December I did some clearing work at a local haunted jail and as we were wrapping up the work a large hawk sat on a telephone pole in front of the jail the whole time we were there. One of my power animals is a hawk so a fortuitous sign of gratitude from the spirit realm.
I had a particularly powerful mediumship session with a couple and it started raining before they left. In a matter of minutes a beautiful rainbow appeared. Another sign from spirit that “good work” was accomplished.
So in the end, no I don’t get paid for this work, but as you know, it’s not about the money…it’s about the good karma and energy put out into the world that you receive several times over in return.
One week from today I will traveling to Mexico to ancient sites. I look forward to doing some energy healing work in those places and seeing the “signs” that will appear afterwards in support of this endeavor.
Have you received any encouraging signs from spirit? Comment below. I would love to hear them!
What’s the one thing you have to do to get a bully to stop bullying you?
Stand up to them.
Same thing with hurricanes.
I first learned of people affecting the weather several years ago from my Reiki Master Teacher. Her father, a Pentecostal minister, had the ability to move weather out of an area (albeit to somewhere else).
I thought, how fascinating! I wanna do that.
Imagine a superpower where you can actually change the weather?
I never thought I could do it but I can. And I will tell you how.
I started small. I would ask for a certain type of weather when I really needed it. I didn’t want to be selfish or push unwanted weather onto someone else for no reason. For example, we were experiencing an especially rainy spring in 2016 in Northern Virginia. I had booked a photo session with my favorite photographer one evening in May. I said to myself and Spirit: “Please clear the weather for us for a few hours, thank you I appreciate it so much!” The universe cooperated and we were able to have a wonderful and non rainy photoshoot.
More recently I attended an outdoor concert in Charleston SC. It had been storming every day for weeks. As we took our seats I eyed the stormy clouds around us. I requested, like before, “Please clear the weather in and around the stadium so my friends and I could enjoy the show. Thank you” I even mentioned this request to the couple who accompanied us to the show, one of them is a skeptic and the other who is more open.
The skies remained clear above the stadium yet surrounded by clouds. We never got rained out.
I even made sure our friends noticed. They did notice.
This is just two of many examples where I asked for certain weather and I received it. Did I receive it every time? No. But most of the time I have.
There’s no fancy magic or rituals. Just a simply humble request, and a thank you. Try it!
After moving to Charleston two years ago, we have had several run-ins with hurricanes, including Irma and Matthew. I am not used to this type of weather and dealing with the uncertainty of whether to stay or to go. We dealt with many snowstorms in Virginia, but we simply prepared, hunkered down and got ready to be stuck in the house for a few days to a week. We even lost power sometimes, the worst was after several days we had to throw out all the food in the refrigerator and freezer.
For both Matthew and Irma, I sent Reiki into the storm, understanding that storms, hurricanes and twisters contain the unresolved feelings of humans. Yes humans. I drew pictures of the hurricanes sweeping out to sea. It all seemed to work.
But the uncertainty around hurricanes is quite nerve racking.
The most recent hurricane is Hurricane Florence and at the writing of this blog post about to approach the NC coast. She was an angry bully. I sent Reiki to her and worked on loosening the storm visually but she still persisted. She remained a Category 4.
I realized I had to pull out the big guns here. My friend, a seasoned storm buster, gave me a few guidelines to try and I started a warm salted bath.
Hey I do my best work in the bathtub!
I called on everyone: angels, guides, elementals, dragons, creatures of the sea etc All beings of the highest love and light. A big part of what I do is using my clairvoyance to watch what happens. I believe if you witness it, it becomes a reality. So I worked on tapping the emotions of the hurricane: anger, betrayal, hopelessness, hatred etc. Yes Hurricane Florence contained all these emotions and more. All of the these emotions came from Africa and Middle east and was hurling its way towards us on the east coast of the US.
And our fear and anxiety about the storm was pulling it toward us like a magnet.
As an interesting aside, I had been hearing the song Africa by Toto constantly for months. I mentioned it so much on Facebook that my friends started sending me memes about it. I got a particularly funny one below.
I wondered, am I supposed to go to Africa? What is it about Africa does Spirit want me to know? Now I realize they were giving me a heads up about the hurricanes, especially Florence.
After the first night of work, I felt energized. The storm that evening was a Category 4. I went to sleep and the next morning checked the forecast, it had downgraded to a 3, success! I checked with my storm busting friend and she said she felt a shift in energy as well.
We chatted by text and realized we still needed to do more work on the hurricane so we decided to do it together. Since she was in Florida, we did it over the phone. This is not our first rodeo so to speak and have done a lot of work over the phone together. We tried to enter the center of the storm and still saw there was all these awful emotions swirling in there.
We connected with the living beings of the ocean...this made us sad. They felt neglected, ignored and hopeless. We said the Hawaiian prayer of Ho’oponopono: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you and I love you. But we said it on behalf of ourselves and on behalf of all humanity: we are sorry, please forgive us, thank you and we love you. We directed this to the ocean beings.
Funny thing is we got a surprised reaction. This made me sad, since we have ill treated these beings for so long, our Sirian brothers and sisters, like the dolphins and the whales. They were not used to any human apologizing to them. We asked for their help and they gathered together to talk about it. They did agree to help and we allowed them to do it in their own way.
After 30 minutes of work we wrapped it up. Personally I felt so hot with all the energy of those emotions, it was like having a hot flash. It’s similar to when I am giving a Reiki treatment except more intense. Despite taking a 3 hour nap earlier, I was ready for bed. The storm was still a Category 3.
The next morning I checked the forecast and the storm was downgraded to a 2! Yes! The weather man described dry air had weakened it. Could the dry air be more of a high vibration entering the storm? Could be.
That very night it downgraded to category 1 and went ashore in Wrightsville Beach NC. Remember the forecast said it would go ashore as a Category 3 or 4!
Now for you skeptics out there, you’ll be thinking this is a coincidence.
In my line of work there are no coincidences, things happen for a reason and if you put enough focused intent on something it will manifest. Only experience with this will allow you to feel this is the truth. That’s why I encourage you to practice in your way, even with affecting the weather.
Of course, I contacted many energy healers and lightworkers in my tribe and I reached out to them as well to work on it.
Do you need permission? I would say no. As a human you have permission. We live here and this our home, if we want to help others we always have the green light. Permission is in how you feel, does it feel right? Are you helping others? Then yes, do what you can!
On September 14th the Hurricane came ashore and I was in Georgia waiting out the storm. We decided to go swimming in the pool and one of my favorite things to do is float on the water and watch the clouds. The storm had picked up the wind I was watching the cumulus clouds go one way and the cirrus clouds move more slowly in the background. I blocked the sun with my hand and saw a short little rainbow arc right above me. I had my entire family find it and look at it. It stayed for about 10 minutes.
For me rainbows mean two things: joy and “good job.” I am grateful to do the work that I do and grateful to be at service and Spirit let me know that.
PS I waited a while to post this out of respect for those affected by the Hurricane Florence, especially North Carolina and northern South Carolina who experienced historic flooding. At this moment Hurricane Michael is heading toward the panhandle. You all know what to do now :)
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Yup I’ve been silent on my blog lately. I still continue to work and learn but I have been doing big stuff: working, clearing and attuning energy lines and sacred places.
Some of you are thinking, what? And others will read what I just wrote and say yes, I know what this means.
So I haven’t been writing about that particular line of work but I will someday when I feel compelled to share and do so.
In the meantime, I want to share with you my experiences on my latest trip to New Orleans (NOLA). It’s one of my favorite cities and this is actually my 4th visit and the 1st after Hurricane Katrina. We stayed in French Quarter across from the Louis Armstrong Park (this is significant and will mention again later).
The French Quarter seems to be stuck in time and I really like that about New Orleans. In fact, I like any city that seems stuck in time, like Florence, Italy. There are parts of French Quarter that are rowdy and full of partiers, like on Bourbon Street, and other parts that are really quiet like the area we stayed in.
New Orleans has the air of realness to it, unlike the other party city Las Vegas. There’s lot going on in New Orleans, a lot of buzz and activity and yes, if you are wondering, paranormal activity. There are a ton of ghost tours and even a vampire tour.
You know I didn’t partake in any of that because I had some encounters myself!
The day before I left for New Orleans, I thought, hmmm maybe I should get a guidebook. It has been 14 years since I last visited! As I was reading it through, I read about Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans. I didn’t know much about her but she combined some Catholic rituals with voodoo. She was also part of an all women congregation.
As we were taking a cab to the hotel, I got this overwhelming feeling someone or some being wanted to communicate with me. It was Marie Laveau. She knew that I was planning to clear the city of wayward spirits (I do this everywhere I go) and she wanted to support me in this endeavor. I accepted her help and planned to have her present later when I conducted the ceremony.
If there was ever an embodiment of feminine goddess power it would be Marie. In fact she holds that that energy for the city of New Orleans.
I stayed in a hotel across the street from Louis Armstrong Park. We didn’t explore the park right away and when did, it was a wee bit disappointing. There were many buildings and not a lot of green space.
But I stumbled upon an unexpected gem in there.
We found the Congo Square located in the park! According to the official website, “Formerly known as Place de Negres, it took its name from the tradition of slaves who gathered there on Sundays, their day off, to sing, beat drums, sell home-made goods, and celebrate.” But even before it was a gathering place for slaves, this spot was chosen for ceremony by the local Native American tribes.
Well, well, well I just stumbled upon a sacred spot in New Orleans. Every sacred place has one or more energy portals within it. I decided to find the center of it and luckily for me, the designers had created a swirl design of pavers on the ground, and the center was clearly marked.
A little side note here, as I typed the previous sentence one of my herbal tincture bottles full of Echinacea exploded all over my shelf. It scared me enough to jump and I had to stop writing this blog post to clean it all up. I chuck it up to the ancestors trying to get my attention and then of course I burned Palo Santo incense and cleared and blessed my office space. Later I connected with a voodoo priest that actually squeezed the bottle so it exploded. He didn’t want me writing about Congo Square but it’s not like it’s a secret, the plaque clearly states what went on it in there. Of course I sent him into the light as well.
I know that this may trigger some fear in my readers, since voodoo has gotten a bad rap. Just know that I have taken my full power as a human being and shaman when dealing with the spirit world and know how to handle such wayward spirits.
As I was saying…I located the center of the Congo Square and stood right there. When you stand in a vortex, keep your body very relaxed and loose. Close your eyes and keep your arms to your side. The vortex of energy will pull you, sometimes forward, sometimes backward. That’s how you know you found it. I plan on doing such activities in my future sacred journey and retreats, the first I am planning in the Yucatan Mexico next year. If you would like to know when that will happen and sign up for updates special to my subscribers, click here.
We did a lot of walking around the French Quarter and happened upon an adorable art shop. I had forgotten how Catholic NOLA was and there were mini paintings of Catholic saints, many of them women.
This caught my attention.
I saw that someone had purchased a mini painting of Joan of Arc and started to pick up each piece, looking on the back for an identification of which saint it was. And to my surprise and delight, I found a painting of Mary Magdalene. And of course I had to bring it home.
When I visited France last year, I saw many statues and souvenirs of Saint Mary Magdalene but hardly ever seen anything in the United States.
I ended up doing the clearing and blessing of the city from my hotel room (in retrospect, should have carved out time at the Congo Square). Alas, I was pretty tired from all the walking and sightseeing so the hotel room it was!
One night we made a reservation at the restaurant Muriel’s. Before we left for NOLA, I had made several reservations at a few restaurants since one goes to NOLA to eat. It is located in a beautiful building in the French Quarter with a lot of history and serves as the inspiration for the restaurant in Princess and the Frog. In another serendipitous moment, I learned the restaurant was rumored to be haunted by the previous building owner Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan who committed suicide. To this day the restaurant sets a table for him that is located in a back room near the stairs and anyone can view it.
When I connected with him he was already in the light but liked to visit. This made sense because people have seen a sparkly white light in the restaurant and that was him. Others have seen dark shadows and those are most likely wayward spirits.
I asked the waiter about the ghosts. He said there was one a few years back that used to throw glasses across the bar. Although I had not walked around the restaurant, I intuitively felt that the bar was located in the back to my left. Later while I looked for the restrooms I found out that I was right.
Whatever it was, this wayward spirit was not a nice one. I quickly led it into the light on the other side.
After dinner, I asked the host where the ghost table was. He said that it was in the back, by the stairs. He also said we were welcome to go to the 2nd floor and look around. The 2nd floor was extremely cold and it’s where they used to hold séances. I didn’t pick up on anything there as I was ready to leave and just exploring.
So all this occurred in just a four day trip to New Orleans. If you ever visit, make sure you stop by Congo Square and Muriel’s. It’s a beautiful place to explore, eat wonderful food and interact with the paranormal if you so choose.
If you have paranormal activity in your home or property and want to find out exactly who it is, contact me. I do clearings and blessings of property. For more information on what this process entails click here.
Lately I have been doing a lot of Clearing and Blessings of Property and I wanted to explain what this is and exactly how it can help change the feel of your home and affect your family’s behavior. Clearing a property removes old energy or spirit beings that have refused to leave the property. Blessing the property enforces the clearing and lays an energetic boundary so that only positive energy can cross the property line. It all comes down to energy…
You are Affected by Energy
Everything is made up of energy. You, me and even the chair you’re sitting on. Everything has a different vibration. The chair vibrates slowly and you vibrate at a higher level because you have movement. And there are many things, rather beings, which vibrate at an even higher level. They vibrate so high that they appear invisible to you, but for someone who can see quite well with my third eye, I see, feel, and hear them too.
Your emotions are energy. Strong emotions, like happiness or hatred, can be left behind in a location. This is why places like battlefields, old homes and asylums have a lot of leftover energy, whether it is emotional energy or actual people who lived there and never went home into the light (aka Heaven, the Source, the Creator, the afterlife etc.)
You Feel It but You Don’t Know What It Is
How can you tell the difference between leftover energy and a spirit being(s)? It’s very difficult for someone who isn’t already a psychic medium to decipher what is going on. A psychic will be able to feel and pick up on the energy. A medium will be able to communicate with a spirit being and find out who they are and why they remain. A shaman will be able to guide those beings back home into the light.
I can do all three.
A Real Case Study
A woman named Anya recently contacted me about the activity in her town home. She said that she saw shadows in her house, her husband was very angry lately and her son refused to leave the home. She is sensitive enough to feel that the energy of her home was not right. She suspected that a local battlefield had something to do with it. And when her family leaves their home, they all feel better.
This was really the key piece of evidence…the family felt and acted better when they were outside their home. This made me sad because we all should feel safe and love to be in our home. Luckily she was willing to try a clearing and blessing to improve the situation.
When I conduct a clearing, I try to connect with a spirit being that can give me information about what’s going on, a helper so to speak. I call on the guardians of the land. In this case, a female stepped forward who felt like an elemental goddess and protector of the land in question. She revealed to me that there were energetic ley lines running under the home which would explain the paranormal activity. The solution was to send love and compassion into the land beneath the home. All this takes is intention on the homeowner’s part, nothing fancy.
My Son Sees an Old Man
Anya said that her youngest son told her he had been seeing an old man in the home as well. I already felt that this was a ghost, a man who had lived and died and did not go home into the light. I was right, and he told me that he was a farmer that had lived in the area. I explained to him that he had passed and now had to go home. Whenever I encounter a lost soul like this, I also call on any other lost souls in the area who are ready to go home. The old man’s wife and son appeared, as well as three Confederate officers sitting on their horses. I guided them all into the light.
Spirits Can Intensify Negative Feelings
Lastly, I scanned the energetic fields of everyone in the home. All was clear except for the husband, who had been having anger management problems. He had a spirit attachment, a spirit who was attached to him as a source of energy. Many times ghosts attach themselves to living people because it can be a source of energy for them. They would never do this if they had already gone home into the light, which has an endless source of energy.
The spirit attachment was feeding off his anger. In turn the husband felt even more anger. And this becomes a vicious loop. I removed the attachment and sent it to the light as well. Note that simply banishing a negative being just sends it away (in Catholicism they call this an exorcism). It doesn’t solve the problem and that spirit can attach itself to someone else. This is why it’s extremely important to have someone guide them into the light. This is the loving and compassionate thing to do because we all come from the same source, whether benevolent or negative.
After conducting the clearing, I bless the home and property and seal the edges so that only loving energy will be welcome.
The Energy Shifts
Oftentimes people can feel the difference right away after a clearing and blessing. Others will see a difference in a few days. It will FEEL better overall. Luckily, Anya updated me on how her family was doing recently,
“Things are so much better for my son, it’s incredible. He has been happy, spending lots of time outside (which he hasn’t wanted to do in over a year), and is just generally more of a typical kid. My husband seems better too. I’m so glad we connected, I feel like things are really turning in a good direction all around!"
I have to commend Anya for taking the proactive step of clearing and blessing her home. What would have been the alternative? Living with energy that was disruptive to her family, causing anger and isolation?
Take Control of How You Feel in Your Home
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In my last post, I described how I decided to never let fear stop me from pursuing my calling: intuitive energy healing and readings.
I’m doing what I love and helping others in a meaningful and profound way. If I let fear stop me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
If I didn’t try things I never did before, I wouldn’t know the strength and breadth of my abilities.
I Am On The Express Train and I Am Not Getting Off
I know who I am and what I can do. I am fearless and I really don’t care what other people think.
In my government career, I cared what others thought, but I always sought the truth.
Now I don’t care what others think and still seek the truth.
That’s why I call my taboo persona the “Passionate Truth Seeker.”
I am happier and more fulfilled now, and the changes that I have experienced in the past three years have been amazing.
My Heroine’s Journey Continues
I am on an amazing heroine’s journey and can’t wait to see what’s next.
I want to help others improve their lives and find the answers and guidance they are looking for.
My vision for their life is one full of magic, a place where they are in an active conversation with the universe. They know how to use divine tools to get the answers they need. And if they can’t do it for themselves, I can help them or find the right people to help them. I had to find out the answers myself, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. Seek out the right healer and get the answers you need now.
You Must Follow Your Calling
I was a very unhappy person in the work world. I had to carve my own niche and my place in it. I know when you don’t do the work of your calling, it’s a miserable place to be. I don’t want anyone to go through that and you don’t have to.
It’s never too late to change your mind and to pursue your passions. As long as you have time on earth, you have time! Make the most of it!
I can truly empathize with the following challenges…
My work as a psychic medium and energy Healer helps people unlock stuck energy, obtain spiritual guidance, move into fearlessness and continue to learn and grow in an awakened state in a magical world.
Are you ready to face your fears and tackle those problems that you have been unable to resolve on your own and finally get the help you need?
I’m here for you.
Contact me and we’ll figure out together how to get back on the path of true happiness and fulfillment.
Psychic Medium and Energy Healer
Founder, Stargazing Angel
Facilitator, Unify Sister Circle of Charleston
In my last blog post, I decided to put all my crazy experiences out there to the world. It was so scary but I had this desire to share my stories with others. I was afraid of being criticized, but that was unfounded because it never happened. I made a big decision.
I decided to be fearless.
That’s right. My friends and peers admired me for my fearlessness. I will try anything, and if someone asks me to do something and I never tried it, I will do it anyway.
And in the metaphysical world, I can do it.
Moving Through the Fear
A lot of people let fear stop them in everything, but especially with the spiritual or metaphysical. There’s so many people who are intrigued with Tarot, honing their intuition, connecting with their spirit team (get your free guide here) or curious about energy healing. But fear stops them from exploring it, pushing their boundaries, taking classes or even just trying it for the first time.
And that is a tragedy.
I did see myself in a new light, but I was doing what I dreamed of and it was making me happy.
So how did I become fearless, you ask?
I felt the fear and kept moving.
Don’t let fear stop you. Don’t let resistance stop you. The fear is temporary and your new found gifts might conquer your fear, in fact it will.
This is the secret. Feel the fear and keep moving, don’t stop. The reward is bigger than the risk. Trust me. I am living proof of it.
Click here for Part 5 of My Story.
In my last blog post, I described how I transitioned from my government career to mother but I still had that nagging feeling that there was something more. I had just discovered the metaphysical work of healing and magic, but there was one problem.
I was scared.
My fear almost stopped me from doing this healing work. I found that I had so many experiences I wanted to share with the world, and contemplated starting a blog. But I was afraid of the trolls, criticizers or that people would attack me and say that I was crazy, fake or a witch.
You know what happened to witches in the past, right?
The Critics Were Awfully Quiet
But guess what? I never got that kind of flack. People read my blog and sometimes they commented but I’ve never been criticized.
My mentor told me that she never had a problem with her blog and then she said, “Don’t expect a problem and you won’t have a problem. So I didn’t.
Simple as that.
Not to say that I didn’t have reservations on posting my content, especially with my family and friends.
But this was a new normal for me and I was and am divinely supported.
In my next installment of my story, I made a decision to go on with my healing work and stuck with it.
Yesterday, I described why I had to walk away from my government career. Everything I had tried in the government did not end well, especially my last job where I discovered a male manager was sexually harassing his female staffers and I ended up with a burst appendix. Now I was jobless and pursuing motherhood.
I took my time off from working by exploring being a home stager for a while, but because I had a baby and no reliable babysitter, it wasn’t a convenient for for me as a new mom. So motherhood it was. And I was so much happier than I was in my government career so I felt I made the right choice.
The Universe also validated my my choices by allowing my husband and I to pay off two cars and my student loan while I stayed home with my children. But I always had this nagging thought, I am here for a reason, what is it? What am I supposed to be doing? I am here to help but how?
There are Real Psychics Out There
I had a friend who was into metaphysical subjects and just recently became a Reiki Master. She heard that a psychic was in town and giving readings and both her and I signed up together for moral support. This psychic reading blew my mind, especially because I finally talked to my father who passed away in 1991. The psychic was accurate about everything. Everything.
I wanted to know more. I started reading every book I could find on reincarnation, channeling, psychics, mediumship etc. I read them all and did every exercise in the books. I wrote copious notes on everything I read.
In 2014, I found a teacher who taught the Tarot. In this class, I discovered I was a medium and began training with her. For the next two years, I learned everything she could teach me, including Shamanism and Reiki.
I Learned That I Was a Natural Psychic/Medium and Healer
Everything I could try in this arena I could do and do it quite well. And it was fun! I was excited and thrilled. And when I did readings or energy healing, I noticed it helped people. I could see on their face the difference, they went from stressed to looking happy, relaxed and peaceful.
I knew I found my calling and nothing was going to stop me now.
Let’s say I opened the door and entered it, and never turned back.
Stay tuned for part-3-of-my-story.html when fear almost stopped me in my tracks.
Have you ever walked away from everything you worked for? After earning a Master's degree and working at a government career for eight years at four different agencies, I had to walk away from it all or I thought I would die. In fact, I almost did. And thank Goddess I did, because I would become happier than ever, and in time, find my true calling.
In 2005, I worked at my very last full time job for the government. I earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration because I always wanted to help people and I thought government work would accomplish this (I mean certainly working for a private corporation was not going to help anyone right?). I had high aspirations but the most difficult part? The people I worked with!
I had just discovered that a male manager in my office had been sexually harassing his staff for years, even sleeping with some of them. I couldn’t believe it, yet I could, because he seemed sleazy that way. I told the wrong person (one of his attractive young staffers) and she spilled the beans.
My Female Boss Betrayed All Women
Suddenly I was the one in trouble. I found something out that wasn’t supposed to get out and unfortunately my boss took HIS side, the man who had been sexually harassing his staffers for years. I was disappointed that my boss, a woman, took his side. Not only did I feel betrayed, but I felt like she betrayed all women.
How could she stick up for him? Why would you protect a man who sexually harassed women? It didn’t make any sense.
Suddenly I felt like I was on the chopping block and I was. I was new to the department and expendable...I was still within my one year probation as a new hire.
My boss made sure that I got fired within that time frame.
The Cat That Caught the Canary Becomes the Scapegoat
This job, and its crazy circumstances, was the last of many disappointing jobs in government. I wasn’t able to help people at all. I was besieged by rules, regulations, agendas, politics and reputation.
I was a cat that accidentally caught the canary, and I was surrounded by other cats who wanted to destroy me and the canary, at the same time. They wanted to wipe me, and my discovery of their dirty little secret, out for good. Naively I tried to hang in there, all the while feeling trapped and powerless.
I lost so much power that my solar plexus chakra, the energetic center of my power, literally leaked out of my appendix. My appendix burst and I ended up in the hospital for a week. I returned to work but the feeling of being trapped and powerless didn’t go away. I really had no choice but to leave.
Leaving My Job Was a Matter of Life and Death
My appendicitis said, “leave or die.” I got the message loud and clear. So I happily left that job and decided to have a family. I knew I was unhappy with my work in the government and although I invested in years of education and time, I had to walk away. The Universe was clearly saying “this is not the path for you.”
Do you want to know how I became a Psychic Medium and Energy Energy Healer and how that they came to pass? In my next blog post I will describe the next step of my journey.
Most people fail to understand Tarot readings WORK. But don’t worry, it’s never too late to try a Tarot reading. As a professional Tarot reader, I will explain exactly how a Tarot reading works, why it works and why such information is invaluable to you. In a world full of information at your fingertips and literally a Google search away, the Tarot gives relevant information, guidance and advice for you.
The Tarot is a pack of 78 cards with five suits, used for fortune-telling. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins (or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trump. The cards have very few words on them and they are full of pictures and symbols, like this:
Forget what You Heard About the Tarot
For as long as we can remember, the Tarot has been called evil, the work of devil, magic and therefore fake, dismissed by science or simply ignored as mere entertainment or wishful thinking.
But I am here to tell you that none of the above is true.
I am a professional Tarot reader and I have given dozens of readings that were useful, enlightening and emotionally relevant for my clients.
In a world where science is the be all and end of all of evidence and logical thinking prevails, it is incredibly challenging to prove that the Tarot works because the proof relies on the client's feelings. Yes, feelings.
A Great Tarot Reading Makes You Feel Better About Your Decisions
How do we measure feelings? How do you measure happiness? A sense of peace? Relief? If my client receives a Tarot card that warns her that someone is being dishonest with her and she finds out that it is true, is it because she expected it? Or because she was looking for that dishonest person in her life? Or did the Tarot card actually accurately predict what happened?
You know my answer right? The Tarot predicted it. Rather, the Tarot warned her about it and she received useful advice.
What could a deck of Tarot cards with pictures and symbols tell you about yourself? Everything.
Time and time again, my clients have reacted to Tarot readings by asking, “How did you know that?” or proclaiming “That was amazingly accurate” or “You were right, the Tarot cards predicted it and it happened.”
How Does a Tarot Reader Know All That Stuff?
How did I know so much information about a client from a few Tarot cards? The card’s pictures and symbols offer the answer, and I, as the reader, decode the meaning of these pictures and symbols, along with my sense of feeling, knowing, hearing and intuition.
Forget the image of the dicey fortune teller who reads the Tarot, pulls all the scary cards and demands more money from you when you need more information.
Folks, the Tarot is a real and extremely valuable tool to get guidance from your higher self and your spiritual team of angels and spirit guides on the path you are taking or about to take in life.
If you come upon a fork in the road, do you choose a path blindly? Or do you want to consult an accurate and reliable source for advice? I would choose the reliable advice and that is what the Tarot gives you. In addition, the advice is personal, custom, valuable and accurate for you.
The Tarot Told Me All the Information I Needed to Know About You
I don’t need to know anything about you to read your Tarot cards. In fact, I don’t want to know anything. The more I don’t know, the better. The Tarot will reveal everything I need to know and more importantly, what you need to know. Anything my client needs to know will come up during the Tarot reading for sure, 100 percent. Nothing important is left out.
The Tarot will choose the topics, regardless of the questions that you ask of it. You have now consulted a higher power and that higher power is giving you the answer you are seeking. It’s now time to listen and pay attention.
Spirit (anything in invisible form, like passed loved ones, angels guides, ancestors, even elementals etc.) works through me to help interpret the Tarot cards in your best interest. For example, I gave a Tarot reading to a mother who was getting ready to divorce her husband after many years of marriage. She wanted to know what would happen in her future. She was a teacher by training and was expecting to return to teaching in the fall. I pulled a card that said, “A Change in Career is Possible.” She didn’t know what it meant at the time, but I advised her to keep an open mind about what could come across her path career-wise.
Tarot Advises and It Happens
A few weeks later, the mother sent me a message that she is pursuing a career change! And she seemed delighted that it came true. She received a warning and even an invitation to be open-minded about her career and it happened. This is what the Tarot can do for you.
In the end, what do you lose? Maybe you don’t want to invest $80 in a Tarot reading, but do you want to make decisions blindly? What do you gain? What if you could receive really good advice and save yourself a lot of heart ache in the process? I would say that $80 was a bargain!
You gain insight, knowledge, advice or warnings of what can come to pass for you. To me, and for all of my clients, that information is priceless and that's what a Tarot reading can do for you.
Are you ready your personal Tarot reading full of insights, invaluable knowledge and wisdom on YOU? Tina Clarke of Stargazing Angel is a professional Tarot card reader and she can do readings in person, by phone or video. You can book a Tarot session with her here.
I met Dr. Allison Brown at a grand opening party of a local community center. When I learned that she was looking for Reiki volunteers for a program called Reiki for Vets, I quickly signed on. I now share this amazing healing experience with others, including disabled military veterans and their families in the Charleston, SC area.
For those of you who do not know, Reiki is a Japanese word that means Universal Life Energy. It is a practice where practitioners are trained to channel this healing energy to clients, friends, families or animals. There are three levels of Reiki and the highest level practitioner has the title of Reiki master.
You can learn more about Allison on her website www.drallisonbrown.com and www.reikiforvets.org/
SG: Describe your latest projects. How did you get started?
Reiki for Vets started in 2016. We now have 10 volunteers and provide free Reiki at two clinics in Charleston: one in Goose Creek and the other at the downtown VA hospital. Reiki is free for disabled Vets, their caretaker or significant other, and the VA medical practitioners. Our goal now is to raise money to certify veterans in Reiki 1 so that they can utilize Reiki for themselves and their families.
Around the time I learned Reiki, I suddenly had a creative burst of inspiration and started to explore my spirituality. I found solace in exploring and expressing myself in my writing. I am now working on a book entitled The Journey Within. I write about the fear conservative Christians face with certain taboo topics, such as psychics, mediumship, angels, energy healing etc.
SG: Who are you helping and how?
I am assisting the disabled vet population, particularly vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Any disabled veteran with health or mental health issues currently being served through the VA can participate. My book the Journey Within focuses on Christians who are seeking love instead of living in fear.
For people who know very little about Reiki, what is the most important thing one should understand?
Reiki draws upon the Universal Source, God or the Creator. We can draw on that energy, and all humans can do that. It’s not scary, it’s just who we are.
I am doing the same thing that I did in the Christian church when I was called to create a team of hands-on healers.
Why does Reiki exist? What are we supposed to use it for?
Reiki exists because the founder, Makao Usui, was able to put energy into a useful form. It has always existed, but he figured out how to make it usable for the lay person.
Reiki is used to restore emotional, mental and physical condition. It helps restore balance and peace, allowing our bodies to heal.
SG: Who inspires you?
In her book Big Magic, the author Elizabeth Gilbert writes that creativity is out there ready to be manifested. I also love to follow Martha Beck’s column in Oprah magazine because she has a wonderful way of describing spiritual subjects.
SG: What’s the most important thing a teacher or mentor taught you and why?
Don’t rely on another person for spiritual guidance; I need to seek it myself and trust myself. It’s not wise to lean on a spiritual guru.
SG: When was the first time you realized you were different, especially spiritually?
When I was 13, I started questioning the priests in my Episcopalian church. I brought up subjects that didn’t make sense to me. For example, I wondered how could God create humans and punish them for not being Christians?
I am a “why” person. I have an inner rebel that’s supposed to figure things out.
SG: When did you decide to find out what your gifts were and how to use them?
In the late 1990s, I was called to be a healer and create a group that practiced hands-on healing. Six to seven healers would lay their hands on one person. A year and a half ago I learned Reiki. There’s not much difference between hands-on healing and Reiki.
SG: If you could give advice to your younger self about your gifts, what would you say?
Stop being afraid, everything is based in love.
SG: What advice would you give to someone who just discovered their spiritual gifts?
Seek out a mentor, but do it cautiously, and trust yourself. You need to learn, but you must return to your own authority.
SG: What part of your gift is your favorite and why? What is your least favorite and why?
I love the gift of healing, and I receive as much as I give. My least favorite is that I feel a responsibility for not only the veterans I serve but also for the volunteers that I coordinate. Sometimes it’s difficult being in charge.
SG: Tell me something funny about your gifts.
I worked very hard on the proposal to start Reiki for Vets. When I submitted it, I got back a message simply saying, “Yes!” I thought it would be harder to get the program approved.
SG: Why do you think the Creator gave us these gifts? And what are we supposed to use them for?
Everything we do on Earth is to learn how to give and receive unconditional love. Have fun and enjoy each other! Life is meant to be fun!
SG: Why are we here?
We are here to give and receive love. We choose an agenda before we incarnate here.
SG: What do you wish the world would know or understand about you?
It’s not about me. Do not be a sheep, choose your own path. I want to guide people out of fear.
SG: What do you wish the world would know or understand?
Love yourself first, trust yourself and don’t be afraid. We are all interconnected. Imagination is important, and it’s another form of reality. Imagination is how you create your reality. We are here to create!
What do you envision the world will be like in the future?
Pay attention to the stars, the solar system and the energy from the sun. We’re undergoing a change and loving energy surrounds us. Humans are changing and the earth is changing – we are waking up and will create a better world!
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If you are ready to try Reiki and you live in the Charleston SC area, I am a Reiki master and offer one hour sessions and Reiki packages of three sessions. I also give a 15% discount to Vets and their families. Please contact me for information or click here to see the types of Reiki sessions I offer--Tina Clarke, Stargazing Angel.
Last month my only aunt on my dad’s side passed away suddenly in her sleep. We weren’t close at all and barely talked since my grandmother’s death in 1996.
My aunt had acted like she didn’t want to have anything to do with us (me, my mom and my sister) so essentially we went our separate ways. It wasn’t a hard thing for me to do, since she said some pretty nasty things to me when we visited my grandmother in the hospital.
On the night that she passed, I had a really strange and disturbing dream about my father (who passed in 1991). I was walking with him and he told me he felt dizzy. I told him to hang on to my arm for balance. We came to some stairs and as he started going down them, he fell, in achingly slow motion, down the stairs until he landed on his back. I ran to him and he was crying, trying to sit up, and he said, "I'm sorry. I am so sorry." I told him it's OK, just don't move.
I knew he was telling me sorry for leaving me, at the age 18. I know he is sorry and I accept that he is gone.
Another strange synchronicity is the day my aunt left Oregon to drive to New Hampshire was May 24th, the anniversary of my father's death. By the time she made it to New Hampshire, she was gone.
Now being a natural and practicing medium for over three years, I figured she would show up soon after she passed and she did, along with my grandmother and my father. I was surprised they ALL showed up in my bathroom, of all places, to talk to me. I mean I have been in touch with them but they pretty much stay on the Other Side (like healthy spirits do).
This is how the conversation went:
Aunt: Tina, I am so sorry about what I did and said, I really felt close to your mom.
Me: You did? Because you really didn’t show it. You didn’t even talk to us for 20 years.
Aunt: Yes I really did, I wish I had done many things.
Grandpa: I wish I had told you more about my family history, especially when you asked about all the old pictures I had.
Dad: I wish I had tried hard and stayed longer with you.
Me: Well it’s too late, there’s nothing we can do about it now. Next time, if you incarnate, TRY HARDER.
Was I being harsh? Yeah! I couldn’t believe I was getting all little this remorse. I mean, isn’t it a little late for this?
All three of them died fairly young. My grandmother was very overweight and died of liver problems in her 60s. My dad passed away next, of a massive heart attack at the age of 46 (yes that is NOT a typo). My aunt died in her 60s too. They were all big people and they have one thing in common: they gave up because now they are expressing all this remorse to me.
All can NOT be well when you pass. When you go to the Other Side, you have much more awareness and a hold of the big picture. But if you didn’t do the things you wanted to do and experience, guess what, you’ll regret it.
Yes life is hard. A life on Earth is not for the faint of heart.
But you have to make the most of what you have. You have to find joy in your life. You have to treat yourself well and be healthy so you can live a long time.
I felt like my grandmother, my dad and my aunt all gave up.
They just couldn’t deal with life.
And guess what, they regret it.
Don’t let that be you.
Do your best and never stop trying. When you fall, get BACK UP. And keep going. Everything’s temporary. Trust me. If you wait long enough, your back will stop hurting, that headache will go away and that person you hate at work will quit their job.
Now go out there and live your life and never ever give up!
Master Energy Healer and shaman sharing my spiritual journey with you.