How It All Started
People often ask me how I got to be doing what I'm doing now. I've always been intuitive, but honestly never imagined doing this line of work at all. In fact, I'd have scoffed and laughed if you told me. I was in the corporate world climbing up the ladder on my way to Executive Director. Years ago, I'd learned qigong for its health benefits but didn't really believe in it. I learned how to work on others as well, but thought the people who said I was helping them were just humoring me and I didn't feel any difference in myself. So I stopped practicing it. I dismissed it as a bunch of hooey although I was impressed by what I'd heard "masters" were able to do. But, then again, those were just "stories".
My career as a Community Relations Director came to a close due to stress and politics. After I got married, I resumed a positive reinforcement dog training business I had years prior, focused on writing a book I had been wanting to write on consciousness, and developed a life coaching program online that incorporated nutrition for optimal health. This combo was the best way I could stay mobile with all our moving around (he was a Geologist) - Montana, Oregon, then Texas, 3 houses, 2 rentals, and countless hotels. We landed in Granbury, Texas and I filed for divorce six months later after years of trying very hard to make the marriage work.
When I left my husband, a friend said I could stay with her for awhile "in the mountains" while she wrote a book and I could figure out my next steps. I took her up on it and didn't realized till I'd already left, that "in the mountains" meant New Mexico! Once I'd gotten introduced to Riodoso a bit, we started to talk about what was next for me. She was a Naturopath with a background in reflexology and was certified to teach it. I told her about qigong and what little faith I had in it. She asked me to do a demonstration for her (I had developed my own twist on it that intrigued her). She boosted my faith saying she could really tell a difference in some of her ailments right away and the things I'd picked up on were spot on. She suggested I incorporate reflexology with my qigong and work on some of her clients. I got rave reviews and word about me was spreading.
About that time, I was required to go back to Texas on legal business and, when I got there, I felt a strong pull to be there. I made an about face and relocated back to Texas with more knowledge about herbs, supplements, and reflexology under my belt as well as some confidence in energy work. A couple practitioners were opening up a smoothie and juice bar where they planned to offer energy work and had heard about what I do through the grapevine. They asked me to join them and I was able to work there as their part time juicer and practitioner as I built a new life and business. I started gathering testimonials from happy clients and building my clientele. Then I started to expand out and do parties. Then I was putting up a booth at trade shows soon after. Right as I got settled into a new cute little apartment right downtown and was loving living in Granbury, I received a higher calling... My Magical Journey to Boulder ensued shortly thereafter. Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or feedback. Namaste.
FOR MAJOR LIFE DECISIONS
Amethyst = A wonderful Third-Eye Chakra stone, helping one throughout the decision making process. It has a high vibration and is the most commonly used crystal for intuition and clear thinking, as well as for healing and protection.
Azurite = Works with the throat and Third-Eye chakras, and can help one acheive a clear, new perspective on any situation. It is a great stone for the intellect, and it is often used to ameliorate stress, worry, fear, and sadness, by bringing in light.
Rutilated Quartz = Helps one to make contact with higher spiritual guidance, which is a must when making important decisions. Many use Rutilated Quartz when in need of special insight into a problem. It is also a great mood lifter by pulling away negative energies that might be influencing those involved.
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