In a nutshell, I am a Chikara-Reiki-Do Master practitioner, a Certified Angel, Oracle, and Tarot Card Reader ™, ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, empathic Medium, musician, wife, mother, and grandmother. I have been a music educator for over 30 years in the public schools, and live in Kansas with my husband and 6 pets. For more about my story, see below!
My journey to becoming a Reiki practitioner and intuitive card reader started back in the spring of 1997. I was making my living as a general music educator in the public schools, having trained as a classical pianist and music therapist. I was attending a workshop on Guided Imagery and Music, and was introduced to Reiki by one of the other workshop participants. I was fascinated by the idea of hands-on healing, and had a unique and enlightening experience during one of the GIM exercises, in which my hands began to lift away from my body on their own, and I felt as if they were electrified with energy. The facilitator of the workshop later told me that "perhaps your hands have other work to do", and that was a clear sign for me to investigate further just what that "other work" might be. I took the first two levels of the traditional Usui method of Reiki training later that year, but really did not do much with it other than self-practice. It was not until early in 2015 that I began to really seek more enrichment and fulfillment in my Reiki practice and in my life in general. I found the Chikara-Reiki-Do system of self-attunement (Judith Conroy, RMT) online, took the training, and became a Master level Reiki practitioner, as well as becoming an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church online. Then in 2016, after doing my own research and self-study, I began doing intuitive Angel Card readings for friends, and found I was having great success and accuracy with the readings. More importantly, however, I felt that I had finally come into my own as a true Lightworker. I feel that now my life's purpose is to bring enlightenment, healing, and validation to those who seek it.
Why a hawk for the Earth Woman Energies symbol? When I first moved to Kansas over 30 years ago, every few miles along the highway, I would see a red-tailed hawk sitting on a fence post, an electrical pole, etc. It seemed to me as if they were watching over me and making sure I was getting to my new home okay, so I have ever since looked at these dignified, silent sentries as representatives of God, looking out for me every step of the way.