Just like you, when I was a little girl growing up I was tuning into energy in all kinds of ways.
I was tuning into the emotional fields of people I was in a relationship with.
I was tuning in to the sentient presences while spending time outdoors in nature.
I didn't realize it then, but I was deeply relating spiritually to everything that was around me.
When I became a teenager I started getting really curious about spirituality. It started with Ruth Montgomery's book on past lives, back in the '80s. One book led to another and then another. It was fascinating, these books were beginning to illuminate the deeper reality that was intriguing me.
Then I got into theater. That was my passion when I was in high school. I went to a high school of the arts and I really wanted to become an actress. I realize now, that was the beginning of my desire to do personal process work myself and to help others with their personal process.
I wanted to plumb the emotional depths in my acting--touching real emotions inside of myself so that the characters I played would be authentic and moving for the audience.
I didn’t know what to call that emotional exchange then, but later I learned it’s called the performer/audience phenomenon. It's the emotional energy exchange that happens through our Auras.
I was too afraid to pursue theater after high school because there was so much competition. Even though it was my passion, I didn’t have the confidence.
Then I was just lost.
I didn't know what else I wanted to do after high school.
I wandered around for quite some time trying to figure out who I was supposed to be. At that age we're all trying to figure out our Life Purpose according to our job. We are actually trying to find a way to deliver our gifts to the world.
Then I got a curious calling. The universe gave me a big hint and a big push in the right direction.
The year after high school, at age 19, while I was wandering, wondering, and working, I started having pain in my back. I know now that it was in the area where the rear aspect of my heart chakra is.
There wasn't any reason for me to have physical pain. I wasn't particularly athletic at the time. I knew I wasn't injured. I couldn't understand why my back was hurting.
There were posters up around Ottawa for Rolfing. It is a form of bodywork that can re-align the spine. I went and got a series of sessions done. There was another flyer up on the clinic’s bulletin board for a Reiki class. It captivated me. I went and studied Reiki at age 19.
There I learned I could feel energy in my hands, feel it in my body, and what deep communion with another person felt like. The entire world finally made sense as energy. It blew my senses open. I felt like the meaning of life had just been revealed.
The next year, I did go to university for one year. I was studying Western philosophy and thought. My year-end essay was a comparison of Socrates concept of the split-apart, and New Age Astrologer Linda Goodman’s book on twin flames or soul mates! I got a B+.
The expanded realities I was learning about and touching through continuing to practice Reiki on my friends at university, and my continued reading of "New Age" books, were informing my life and experience far more than the academic world of the mind.
I left university because I knew none of the courses were going to speak to the reality of energy that I was now living.
Reiki opened the door, but it didn’t take me deep enough. There wasn’t enough information or context in the 2 weekend courses I took to really ground my experience of energy. It was too general.
After my year of university, I still didn't have a container or a path of initiation that was going to take me deeper into who I was. I still didn’t know how to deliver my true self to the world in a way that was my livelihood and also meaningful and helpful.
That yearning to make sense of the world and find my place and purpose in it, took me on a journey of initiation to the premiere training centre in the world, the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.
I studied there for 4 years with an amazing team of teachers.
At school I learned about the different dimensions of energy and the 7 Levels of my Aura.
What I learned is that the way to make deeper sense of how you experience connection is “hidden in plain sight”. Your whole life is right here, playing out, within 3 feet of your body---all 7 levels of your Aura.
Here are the amazing aspects of your life and experience that are on those 7 Levels:
The higher levels of your field are what we would consider the more spiritual dimensions which you start to touch when you move into spiritual practices:
The beautiful thing about this map of your being, is that it's not a theory someone's made up. It’s really happening all the time through all seven layers of your aura where every physical sensation, emotion, thought, interaction, memory, prayer, intention and inspiration, animates in your energy field.
When you look at the seven layers of your aura you can place what is unfolding in your outer life, to what is happening in the layers of your energy field.
Stuff starts to make sense!
I would like to guide you through this map of your life force so you can discover for yourself:
Something in you knows that energy healing is the key. The key to more awareness, to the real answers about what is going on for you--out there in your life--and inside.
You sense it’s the bigger truth, and you know the truth is powerful. Not only powerful, but, really fascinating!
Now, I know a lot of you think that you can’t “see” energy, so how can you possibly do this work?
In my next email, I’ll share with you 7 ways to perceive your own energy field, some of which I’m confident you are already doing.
Do my life experiences and the lack of guidance available out there resonate with your history? I'd love to hear how it has been for you and your questions in the comments below.