Chapter 1: what I'm all about
Updated: Nov 18, 2019
If you are curious to know more details about what I do, my services offered, and how I got started on this path, then please continue to read below my extended transcript of a live interview I did on Business Talk Radio 1.
Please give a description of your company and the products/services you offer:
My business is called Divine Inner Chi and I offer services to help you to uncover your natural gifts and find out the root cause of any blockages or limitations, so you can live your life with meaning, purpose, and passion. Currently I am offering two services: a medical intuitive aura scan and shamanic journeying.
The medical intuitive aura scan is a quick snap shot of your current energetic field, which consists of all the major systems in the body (for example, the organs or endocrine system), the chakras, and the energetic fields/aura on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Each medical intuitive aura scan comes with a water colour aura painting and a 4-6 page report identifying any blockages, messages, or natural gifts and abilities you have. The report is mailed to your provided address.
The shamanic journeying provides you with insight to a question you may have and reveals your own personal power animal who is one of your personal guides. All the information from a shamanic journeying session in compiled into a written report and emailed. In the report you will be provided with insight to your question and reveal the identity of your power animal and learn about its characteristics and strengths and what gifts and messages it has for you.
Tell us about yourself and your business:
For as long as I can remember, I have always been highly sensitive to people and the environment around me. I remember when I was a teenager searching the internet trying to find some answers and meaning, as to why I felt so different. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I realized that I am an empath. This explained why I easily get overwhelmed in crowds, my need to spend time alone after being around people, how I can easily pickup on other people's feelings and absorb it as being my own, being super sensitive to negativity, disharmony, and conflict, and needing to spend lots of time in nature in order to feel normal. After a while, I quickly started to learn that by avoiding certain situations, saying no, and spending more time in nature I could start to feel balanced. I also learned that the more time I spent in nature, I was able to connect with myself and my intuition.
I don't know why, but I have always been drawn to eastern philosophies, alternative healing, and metaphysics. I was first introduced to the concept of energy healing through Reiki where I learned about the chakras and how energy can be used to heal your body. I remember one day in my level one Reiki class we learnt that you can send distance healing energy to someone on the other side of the world, into the past, or into the future. This blew my mind! I was so intrigued and wanted to learn more, so I ended up getting my Masters in Reiki.
Over the years i’ve developed my psychic and intuitive abilities by attending psychic development and medical intuitive courses, shamanic journeying workshops, and meditation circles. I have studied reiki, crystal healing, and body talk to learn about the body, the energetic systems and how they connect and interact with each other.
I also have a medical background in Therapeutic Recreation and experience working in acute and community settings. I work with people living with chronic health conditions, physical and cognitive impairments and/or disabilities, people living with cancer, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
What led you towards this career path?
I have always been naturally drawn to healing and helping others, so choosing a profession in the medical system was just a natural fit for me. Working in healthcare has allowed me to support others to improve their quality of life and wellbeing, and as a result, has been super rewarding career choice for me. However, I feel that the medical system focuses too much on physical symptoms and doesn’t really acknowledge the importance of addressing our mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances or disharmonies and the relevance on how it is all connected. We are so focused on the physical body, as a success of wellness that we forget to recognize that we are all complex and multidimensional human beings and that the pathway to healing does not just stop at the physical dimension. For me having a balance between working in the medical system and having my own business as a medical intuitive and holistic healer has allowed me to support people on all levels.
I have always been drawn to holistic medicine and alternative therapies, which has helped with me with my own personal healing. As I started to get to the root cause of my imbalances and blockages, I was able reconcile and treat them on different levels. Sometimes we think the problem is where the pain is on the physical level, but we never seem to ask where did that pain originate from or what is the root cause of it? So I want to give you a visual example. Image a very large tree. Any tree you can think of. Image the base of the tree and its large trunk extending upwards where it will break off into limbs and then from the limbs it breaking off into branches and then breaks off into smaller branches until you end with these vibrant green leaves at the end. Now imagine that this tree is sick. Well how do we know it is sick? What do you observe? Well maybe you notice that the leaves aren’t vibrant green anymore or maybe the branches are becoming brittle. Maybe the bark is starting to peel and break off, etc… Just from observation we know that maybe the tree needs water or maybe there is something happening with the roots or the environment in which the tree gets it nutrients from like the soil. I don’t know. I’m not a tree expert. But the point is when we see that there is something visibly wrong with the tree we don’t just go to treat the leaves only. We assess the whole tree for any signs of dis-ease, insects, root rot, etc. So why do we as humans only treat the physical symptoms of dis-ease instead of looking at a person as a whole. Why don’t we observe where our thoughts are going and what emotions are we holding on to? I think if we start exploring our mental, emotional and even spiritual states a road map will start to occur tracing us back to where this imbalance or blockage has formed. And just like a tree, sometimes the problem isn’t the leaves, but in the root system itself, which could originate in our beliefs, our values, or our childhood experiences.
Working in the medical system I repeatedly see my client cases becoming more and more complex and I always wonder what is going on behind the scenes. What is going on at their roots? And of course this goes a lot deeper into a person’s beliefs, values, childhood upbringing, traumas, etc. but I can’t help but wonder that if we had the supports in place to truly treat people with a holistic approach? How would their quality of life improve? But unfortunately our medical system is not set up to support this. People need to realize that they have the power to take control of their own lives and get the answers and treatment they need even if that is seeking it somewhere else. I believe that allopathic medicine has its place, but it isn’t for everyone. It’s best to do some research and explore your options and find something that is right for you. I took a different approach to healing, and because of that I found a new career path that I am passionate about. However, if I didn’t go through and make that choice to want to heal then I wouldn’t be where I am today.
In the beginning you gave a brief description about the products and services that you provide, can you go into more detail about what is shamanic journeying and medical intuition for those of us who don’t know what it is?
Shamanism is one of the oldest healing modalities on the planet. Its essence is in the ability to connect with nature and all of creation. Shamanism originated in Siberia; however, many indigenous cultures around the world have orchestrated similar ceremonial practices. Archeologist have found evidence of shamanism tracing back to around 40,000 years ago or more.
A shaman is a person who can see in the dark or see beyond the veil of this reality into spiritual realms. In indigenous cultures, each tribe or community had at least one shaman who would be consulted for various issues. Each shaman had specific healing methods, such as receiving divine information, helping spirits cross over, perform healing ceremonies for communities, or healing illnesses. These shamans can be compared to our modern day doctors, midwives, priests, meteorologists, psychotherapists, mediums, psychics, or story tellers.
Shamanic journeying is an ancient meditative method shamans use to bring back wisdom and knowledge from the etheric or earth/animal kingdom worlds. Shamans have been known to use a drum, rattle, clicking of sticks, bells, or chanting to create a rhythmic sequence in order to enter into an altered state of consciousness. While journeying a shaman can receive answers to questions, discover one's power animal, or clear away any negative or intrusive energies, so one can optimize their own healing abilities.
Each shaman has at least one power animal that acts as their guide while journeying; however, indigenous cultures believed that we all have a power animal just waiting to be discovered and to connect with. Each animal represents an archetype or has certain characteristics, teachings, or messages for us. Sometimes we are surprised by the type of animal that comes forward, but don't judge a book by its cover because even the tiniest of insects holds great spiritual power, strength, and wisdom. 10min
For example, I have 2 power animals. One is a spider and the other is a hummingbird. The spider was my first power animal to come forward. Now I admit that when I was told that my power animal was a spider, I didn’t really connect with it at all. And most of you can agree as to why. They can be creepy little critters and it doesn’t help that Halloween perpetuates their creepiness. But my shaman assured me that the spider was a very powerful animal and a blessing to have as an animal guide. In shamanism the spider represents patience, divine mother and feminine energy, creativity, and weaver of life's fate or destiny. So, as I started to come around and accept the spider as my power animal, i started to notice the increase in spider encounters, especially in my bedroom. Now some people would freak out and scream and grab the closest shoe and kill it, but I could no longer do that because this is my power animal, my guide, and now my new friend coming by to say hi. So now I would spend some time trying to trap them and release them into my garden where they belong. And as I did this the universe started to noticed and I believe would test me to see if I would keep my promise because the spiders started to get bigger and bigger to the point where I had one the circumference size of my index finger to thumb in my bedroom. Well think I hit my breaking point. I somehow managed to keep my promise and not kill it. I think jumped up and down and managed to dance around and trap and run it out into my garden. But I believe I passed the test because I haven’t seen any that size again. Only the little tiny ones that I just say hi and then they disappear. And then one day I discover my second power animal the hummingbird. Oh, the beautiful hummingbird. It represents adaptability, resiliency, independence, playfulness and enjoy the sweetness in life. And once again I would start to notice hummingbirds outside in my garden or some would even come to my window to say hi. So you can imagine how relieved I was to know that my second pa was a hummingbird instead of a snake. But one important lesson I have learned from my power animals is to see magic in everyday life. Because it truly is magical when a hummingbird flutters right outside your window for about 10 seconds and looks right at you, like it is trying to connect with you or send you a message. It is those magical moments that makes life a bit sweeter!
What is Medical intuition and what inspired you to become a medical intuitive?
I first heard about medical intuition from Caroline Myss who is the author of Anatomy of the spirit, sacred contracts, and why people don’t heal. I remember that I was in a bookstore one day and came across the book anatomy of the spirit. I was intrigued, so I ended up buying it, reading it, and I have to say it changed my life. It helped me to understand how the anatomy and biological processes of the body are connected to the wisdom of the spirit and when the body becomes imbalanced due to stressors, dis-ease or illness can manifest as a result. So, coming from a medical background and someone who studied energy healing I was convinced that this was the direction that I needed to pursue, so I ended up taking her course on medical intuition.
Medical intuition is the ability to interpret the language of energy. A medical intuitive can read a person’s energy system and identify any imbalances, blockages, disharmony, or leakages in their body (organs), chakras, or energetic fields, also commonly known as your aura, which could be situated on an emotional, psychological, or spiritual level.
We all know that every living thing is alive with energy. And we know that energy is a frequency. And this frequency contains information. We are alive because we generate electricity and this comes from our living tissues, which generates energy. As a result, we have this electromagnetic field that is generated by our body’s biological processes. Our physical body is surrounded by an energy field that extends as far out as your outstretched arms and the full length of your body. So if you imagined that your body is inside an egg shaped sphere. So, this energetic field is both an information centre and a highly sensitive perceptual system. We are constantly in communication with everything around us through this system, which is kind of a conscious electricity that transmits and receives messages to and from other people’s bodies. So, you know that feeling when you walk into a room and no one is talking but you can sense the mood of everyone in the room well this is your energetic field picking up on another person’s energy.
It is important to note that your aura and/or energy frequency can change depending on the amount of stress in your life. Therefore, when I conduct a medical intuitive aura scan on someone, I am reading only their current energy field, which is not a not a permanent representation of a person. So, if I saw a black cloud in your aura this doesn’t mean that you always have a black cloud but could be a representation of negative energy directed at you or negative thought processes due to stress. The medical intuitive aura scan is only an information-gathering tool, as to where your attention may need to be directed to promote balance or healing.
Can you tell us why do you think it’s important for men and women to pay attention their intuition?
Our intuition, gut feeling, six sense, voice inside our head…, however, you want to describe is super important to listen to and develop. It’s a skill set not a super-power. Both, men and women have this ability you just need to train or develop it. I think of it as similar to playing the piano. Not all of us are gifted like Mozart; however, if we practice over and over, we can learn to play. Our intuition can play out in different ways. It can be used for survival or for making powerful choices. When you think back to our ancestors who were hunters and gathers they had to rely on their intuition to survive. They did this by connecting to the land and using their inner compass to sense out for food or where would be a good place to make shelter, but now since we live in a modern world where everything is virtually at our finger tips we don’t rely on our intuition because society provides us the comforts and security we need to survive.
In psychology the concept of neuroception, distinguishes whether situations or people are safe, dangerous, or life threatening. Neural circuits in our brain activate the fight, flight, or freeze response if we sense impending danger. Some people may call this their spidey sense or gut feeling if something doesn’t feel right. We have all had this feeling before and I’m sure some of you can remember maybe even feeling sick to your stomach in a certain situation. And there is some truth behind our gut feelings.
Our gut is actually considered to be our second brain and can communicate messages back and forth to the brain and gut through chemicals like hormones and neurotransmitters, as well as through the vagas nerve, which controls messages to the gut as well as the heart, lungs, and other vital organs. Our gut can help regulate our emotions, such as anxiety, anger, fear, sadness and joy. For example, serotonin is the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of wellbeing and happiness, and it's found in its greatest concentration within the gut; not the brain itself. It is these negative emotions, however, that activates the body’s natural defense mechanisms when stress or impending danger may occur. We immediately notice the red flags going off due to clear sensations in our bodies for example in our gut and are on alert waiting for more information to be processed by our brain or by our fight, flight, or freeze response.
However, our intuition is not always that noticeable and can be subtle, yet powerful. It can be that little voice we hear in the back of our head, that feeling in our gut, or a flash of a symbol (like a feather) that doesn’t make any sense to your current situation. This is the type of intuition that we do not always pay attention to even when our guides are sending us positive messages or red flags to be alert. For example, my cousin was driving her daughter to a dance recital. They were driving along the highway when out of nowhere a tornado started to form off in the distance in the direction they were driving to. Immediately, she had to turn around and seek shelter for her and her daughter. When she got home and was safe, she texted me this crazy story that just happen. She told me that before she left, she had this feeling that she didn’t want to go, but she didn’t have an excuse as to why she shouldn’t go and she didn’t want to let her daughter down just because she didn’t want to drive her there so they went. It wasn’t until after she put herself and her daughter in danger did, she realize that her intuition was telling her not to go all along. We sometimes have these feelings or warnings and brush them off as being insignificant or we try to rationalize them. We try to use our logic or attach this feeling to an outcome, when we can’t. We just have to trust that this voice, feeling, vision, or knowing is there to support us in making a powerful choice. That feeling is there for a reason and if you can learn to trust it your life will greatly improve!
What can a person do to become more intuitive?
There are some basic exercises a person can do to increase their intuition. How I first got started was spending ample time out in nature and connecting with the plants, trees, animals, etc. Just feeling that I was one with nature. I would stop and sit on a bench and take everything in. I would be mindful of the trees and listen to the birds or the sound wind. Practice grounding myself into the earth and being still. From there I started to develop my meditation practice by connecting with my breath and trying to quiet my mind of any lingering thoughts. It was really to find a sense of calm and peace in my sometimes crazy days. When I was able to be calm and relaxed, I could then go inwards and notice sensations or feelings in my body and bring my attention to it. If I was sensing any pain or discomfort, I would ask myself what is the cause of this and just listen to my body’s innate wisdom. Part of being an intuitive is having a good understanding of your body and the messages it’s sending you.
A large part of being intuitive is also connecting and trusting in a higher power. This could be in God, Jesus, angels, etc., however, you don’t have to be religious, you just need to believe in a source that is greater than yourself, for example the universe. You can start to develop your connection by asking a question in meditation or by sitting quietly in nature and letting any sensation or messages come to you. And this is where you will want to pay extra attention as to how these messages are coming to you either by visual, auditory, feelings or emotions or an inner knowing. The more you practice and receive confirmation and validation the more you being to trust your intuition.
Are there different types of intuition?
Yes. There are many different ways intuitives can sense information: you can be clairvoyant – one who sees visions or imagery, clairaudience – one who hears messages, Clairsentience – one who feels emotions and feelings in their body, and Claircognizance – one who just knows knowledge or information intrinsically.
A psychic is someone who has fine-tuned their intuitive abilities. It is directed and conscious use of intuition. Psychic ability only appears supernatural because so few people choose to consciously refine and actively use their intuition.
A medium is someone who has the ability to connect with the spirit world and rely messages
What are some of the obstacles you have had to overcome in your career that will inspire other men and women such as yourself?
This career path that I choose or was guided to by spirit has forced me to step outside of my comfort zone. I think even just working for yourself as an entrepreneur has its challenges. However, the focus of my business is using my intuition as a means to generate income, which can be really scary when you think about it. I realized that in order to follow this path, I have had to clear out and remove any obstacles or barriers in order to be able to do this work. I’ve had to release any doubt and fear that I would be able to support myself financially and really trust the process that everything would be taken care of if I just let go of the need to try and control the outcome of how and when it would happen. I also had to overcome the fear of standing in my own power and to be seen in the world. You can’t have a successful business if you don’t feel you are worthy of it or are afraid of making a mistake. Everything is a process and sometimes you need to make mistakes to know that that wasn’t the right direction for me. Afterall rejection is just redirection. But making that decision to take that one step forward towards your dream is a celebration in itself because you made that one choice to trust yourself and not to give into your fear. I always remind myself why am I doing this. Why is this important to me? That in itself is my driving force to succeed.
Did you have a mentor growing up?
Yes. I’ve had a few significant people throughout my life who have come in to teach me about spirituality and how to trust my own wisdom. As I went farther down this path, I sought out a mentors and coaches to help me overcome my own fears, to identify negative thought processes and patterns that have kept me stuck and prevented me from moving forward with my goals. I believe that you can do a lot of this stuff on your own, but there comes to a point when you may need help or some guidance as to what direction you need to take next and that’s when it’s great to seek out some help.
What advice would you give someone who would like to start a career in your field?
I would say like with everything there are ups and downs. I think in general starting your own business regardless of what it is, takes great courage and sacrifice. You really have to believe in something and put in all your devotion, creativity, and time in it to make it successful. Along the way you may not always get the support you want from your family or friends. They may not understand or agree with what you are doing, especially if you are leaving your stable job to pursue a “higher calling”, but know that it is only because they care about you and want what’s best for you. And that is ok if you don’t have everyone’s support. As long as you believe in what you are doing is worthwhile then that’s all that matters. It may take some time to switch career paths and slowly build up your business. Or for some others they may wake up and decide one day to just go for it and never look back. Whatever path you are on you need to trust that the universe is there to support you. My path had a lot of starts and stops along the way. I would get super excited and devote all my time to my business then get burnt out and never look at it for months. And again, that is ok. This is your own unique path not anyone else’s. So, you do you.
One important lesson that I have learned while getting started is not to compare yourself to others. It is so easy to get caught up with thinking that you aren’t qualified enough or should be more successful or you should offer certain products or services to get more clients. This is an endless trap the ego likes to play and if you can rise above the game then you can see that people will be drawn to you and your services because they are looking for answers. And you may not have all the answers and that is ok. I don’t have all the answers, but I know that universe does, and I trust that they support me in my work, so that I can be of service to others. And just knowing that feeling deep down inside is all the confidence that I need to keep on this path.
So, if you feel called to, are drawn to, or just curious about healing work or using your intuition as a profession then you need to follow or explore this feeling or instinct you may have. I believe that the universe is calling out for more people to be of service to others and are giving them signs along the way. And one of these signs maybe if you are one of those people who have been seeing 11:11 or 111 then you are being called to action to awaken, so reach out to me and let’s start a conversation.
What is next for you?
I’m currently in the development stage of offering 1:1 soul coaching services, which focuses on helping people find their passion and purpose by being able to trust and listen to their own intuition. In the future I would love to offer weekend workshops or international retreats on holistic wellness, yoga, meditation, and how to develop one’s own intuition, as well I’m open to collaborating with other holistic therapists and healers on future projects.