Common Questions

What is Spirit?   What are spirits?

I use Spirit (singular with an uppercase ‘S’) to describe what you might call God, the Source, Creator, Allah, Source, Universal Life Force, Highest Truth, the sacred, etc.

Spirit may also present to us as spirits (plural with a lowercase ‘s’). These avatars of Spirit can take many forms: animal guides, guardian angels, teachers, ascended masters (e.g., Buddha),  trees, and so on. Spirit—in all its forms—offers us protection, wisdom, healing, energy, love, and guidance.

Who or what is on my spirit support team?

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Why don't healing and spiritual growth always feel good?

You’d think it would always feel wonderful to open ourselves to greater awareness, alignment, and flow. But sometimes healing and growth mean letting light shine on aspects of ourselves and our life experiences that we’ve carefully kept tucked away in the dark because they’re too painful, shameful, distressing, or overwhelming.


Even though we wish healing and growth would happen effortlessly and instantaneously, real transformation will take longer than we want, require more work than we will always want to give, and feel messier and scarier than we’d like.

Spiritual companions help us prune the branches and roots that no longer support who we are becoming. And spiritual companions help us nurture tender new growth through healthy beliefs, practices, behaviors, relationships, and meaning making. We’re with you in the light and in the dark. Let me know if I can support you in your transformation.

What is energy healing?

Energy healing occurs when we clear, clean, repair, realign, and strengthen elements of the energy body. Energy healing is temporary because we continually attract energy that is not ours or does not serve us, and we develop blockages, stagnation, and disruptions in the flow of life force energy. The need for ongoing energy healing is simply part of existing in ordinary reality; it’s neither bad nor good. We can facilitate our own energy healing through practices like self-Reiki, meditation, chanting, yoga, using crystals, and bathing in salt water, to name but a few. We can also passively receive energy healing from/through other people or spirit allies.

What is my energy body?

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What is spiritual healing?  

Spiritual healing is the process of clearing, repairing, realigning, and strengthening our relationships with ourselves, with other people, and with Spirit. This is the work of deeper and long-lasting healing. Spiritual healing addresses attitudes, behaviors, and choices we make in this lifetime or that we may have carried with us across time. At the spiritual level, we can also help heal ancestral and intergenerational patterns and suffering.

What is shamanic healing / shamanic Reiki?

Shamanic healing originates in the spirit realm and includes both energy healing and spiritual healing. Shamanic healing is grounded in the belief that everyone and everything is an emanation of Spirit, so all life is interconnected. Healing ourselves contributes to healing the broader web of life.

Shamanic Reiki is a form of shamanic healing in which Reiki, universal life force energy, is channeled from Spirit through a shamanic practitioner or spirit ally to heal someone’s energy body. In non-ordinary and ordinary reality, Reiki practitioners do not directly heal anyone else; they transmit Reiki energy for another person’s (or animal’s) ‘best and highest good, whatever that may be.’ This form of healing is passive in that the person’s energy body absorbs the flow of Reiki without effort on their part.


What are the Akashic Records?

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