How I Began This Work
I'm often asked how I began doing this type of work.
The simple answer is that it eventually became impossible to do anything else, or to pretend to be anyone other than who I am. I was led to this certainty when I graduated from San Diego State University to begin a career teaching elementary school, and soon discovered I had no desire whatsoever to teach in a classroom. As a psychic empath who could see energy fields and into the deeper recesses of the human being (often uncomfortably so...) what I was drawn to at the time was how to help students be emotionally, mentally, and spiritually balanced. I wasn't concerned a bit about their math papers! The students were my teachers. They showed me how young ones can be starved for someone to pay attention to the often overlooked sides of themselves. Through them, I became more interested in helping people find balance, clarity, healing, and inner peace.
One day when I was discussing this with a mentor, she said, "You certainly can heal those kids in the classroom. But your true talents will be wasted." Her bluntness was a surprise, gripping me right in the gut, but the moment she said it, I knew it was true. Do I now turn away from the education I'd spent years obtaining to follow the path of what I'm actually passionate about? Particularly in a world that doesn't give much credence to energy fields, psychic awareness, the importance of deep soul healing, and spiritual growth? Indeed, in a world that can often scorn it and try to discredit it? My mentor went on to suggest, "Why don't you get a PhD?"
In that moment, my life direction changed. I entered a PhD program at the next soonest moment. I obtained a doctorate in Human Science, which led me into the study of the whole human being: body, mind, emotions, spirit, and subtle energies. It was right up my alley, and my joy and interest in it confirmed I was on the right path. I then had a bit of science backing my awareness that everything is energy, everything is interlinked in some way, and those links and energies can be shifted and transformed using the human mind, which is exactly what I do.
I see energies within and around human beings and environments which show me what is happening. I see energy in the form of images or pictures, often moving pictures, like a movie playing out. I then interpret them. It's insightful, enlightening, amazing, often fun, and sometimes intense. It helps me to see what is going on at a deeper, often more meaningful level than the mind alone can figure out. What was once a block, bond, or difficulty, what was once misery, sorrow, or disappointment, can be shifted and turned into light. What was once unconscious and unknown can be made conscious and known.
Additionally, I have been able to blend my love of astrology into my sessions. I found my love of all things esoteric at the age of 8 when I wandered into a bookstore with my mother and sat down on the floor in front of the section called "Occult." I had no idea what it meant, but that was where the good stuff was clustered in those days. I began a gradual self-study of astrology and its role in revealing what I've found to be deep insight and clarity on our human experience. I'm not talking about the Sunday morning newspaper horoscope prediction. I'm referring to the entire birth chart, based on our particular place and time of birth, which reveals a wealth of information to assist us on our journey through life.
Knowing my own chart in depth has been a grand blessing, offering much solace and understanding through many of my own life challenges. To be able to see the chart of a client and gather further insight, to suggest an underlying higher purpose for something that, on the surface, appears to be a catastrophe, to lend a sense of okay-ness about what is happening in one's challenging experience, this is the gift astrology has brought into my sessions. And that is how I began doing this type of work, which cannot be easily and quickly defined, but is perfectly understandable, and necessary.