| MY STORY
As far back as I can remember, I have been on a spiritual quest. I have always had a longing to experience the Divine. My early years were spent reading hundreds of books on any spiritual and health topics that I could find. I was driven to gain any information I could get from these books but I often skipped the practical exercises. It never occurred to me that this was what I should have been doing - in order to become spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy.
As the years passed, I realized that I wasn't happy and it showed. My personal and professional life were far from where I wished them to be, and physically, I had put on alot of weight in order to cope with the stresses in my life. I knew that I needed to make major changes, but I couldn't quite figure out what and how to change. In my search for answers, I discussed my challenges with a spiritual counsellor and among other things, she explained that she saw me using my intuitive skills to help others. "What skills", I wondered, but the word 'intuition' stuck with me and began the current phase of my path.
I searched for intuition and workshops on the net, and came across Barbara McKell's Soul Connection site and I proceeded to register for a workshop. I had no idea what I was getting myself into but much of the class included the very exercises that I had skipped over in all those books (a cosmic joke?). Anyways, I believe that this was where my healing began. At this workshop, I met an absolutely amazing group of women who accepted me for who I was. They didn't seem to care that I was quiet and that I hardly spoke a word. They seemed to see a different version of the me that I saw. They accepted me into their group and my quest began in earnest.
From that point on, I began to take courses in healing. I completed part II of the Intuitive Healing course with the same group and decided that I needed to keep up with their remarkable abilities so I signed up for Reiki, and over time, have become a Reiki Master. When I began this journey, I had heard of Reiki but I had no clue what it was and now I was a teacher of Reiki. (Miracles do happen!)
During this time, my life started to change. I managed to develop a greater sense of self-esteem and actually started to care about myself. I decided to use my knowledge about exercise and nutrition to achieve a dream that I had of becoming a personal trainer. I had always loved lifting weights and doing cardio, and so, I thought that doing this for a career would be awesome! I also decided to commit myself more fully to the healing process so I began to faithfully practice Reiki whenever I could.
Changes are still occurring in my life. I am still a 'work in progress'. Yet, I believe, that it is my willingness to keep working toward wholeness, despite the periodic chaos in my life, that allows me to serve others from my heart. Once, I had closed my heart in order to protect myself, now, I am allowing my heart to open to let others in. It is my belief that I can help clients to transcend their own difficulties as, in many cases, I have 'been there, done that'. I offer an open ear, an open heart, and a willingness to share whatever I can to invoke healing, on many levels, without judgment and with much compassion.