ABOUT MY JOURNEY
* Multi-Modal Healer
*B.Sc, Psychology (2012)
* 5+ Years experience with clients
* Education in Social Service Work
* Reiki Healer - Third Degree
* Crystal Healer - Second Degree
* Shamanic Healing Practices
* Self-taught Tarot reader
* Talk, journal, art/music therapy and mindfulness techniques
*My creations (e.g. crystal jewelry) are meant as healing tools
List of Publications
BuddhaNet: Free Buddhist Ebooks
UrbanDharma: 148 Free Buddhist Ebooks
REIKI / CRYSTALS / SHAMANICDuring my meditation and studies - attempts to understand the ways in which my mind, body and spirit functioned together most harmoniously - I accidentally discovered Reiki. As many of us have, I instinctively began doing it on myself and my dog after a particularly prolonged period of fasting, meditation and isolation. Essentially, I felt heat coming from my hands, and I felt it soothe aches and pains, both for me and my pets. I eventually discovered that it is an ancient healing discipline made up of the "laying of hands". Many modern medicine practitioners now are beginning to understand the benefits of Reiki (especially as data is gathered regarding its effects on patients) , and it is now practiced professionally in modern hospitals around the world.
Reiki is translated as "Universal Life Energy", with "ki" being equal to the "chi" of martial arts and "tai chi". During the treatment, the practitioner becomes a vessel of this energy, and transmits it - with intention to heal (otherwise it doesn't work, at least for me) to the being they're working with, whether human or animal. I find that practicing Reiki deepens my spiritual practice, and I tend to combine my Reiki healing with the use of crystals, which I found can be helpful tools in any type of energy work.
Helpful Reiki articles:
*Science Measures The Human Energy Field
* Usui Reiki
* The International Centre For Reiki Training
* Article: Reiki Really Works (Scientific Data Analysis/Compilation)
* Article: Reiki In The Clinical Setting
*Reiki - Review of a Biofield Therapy, History, Practice, And Research
Eventually, I took classes in crystal healing. As my work with crystals deepened, I sensed that Healing with crystal jewelry can make a huge difference for those dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, etc. Crystals have their own unique, strong vibrations (some people can physically feel the difference betweeen specific crystals), and keeping them near the body overtime can help to change the energy flow between chakras (energy centres in the body), slowly balancing it. As the flow balances, the wearer feels more at peace and less bothered by compulsions and negative energies and thoughts, which can eventually aid in healing the condition altogether, or at the very least reducing its symptoms. For most of us, crystals can keep us more focused, more peaceful, and closer to the source. <3
To learn more about crystals and their properties, visit the Crystal Library page.
Finally, I felt drawn to Shamanic practice since the beginning of my spiritual journey, when I was very young. More recently, I have taken the following workshops through The Foundation for Shamanic Studies: 1. Basic Workshop: The Way of The Shaman, 2. Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond, 3. Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, and 4. Power Soul Retrieval Training. I find these workshops to be invaluable to my spiritual/intellectual journey, as they taught me to tune into energy, go within, and connect to something bigger than myself. I sometimes offer the following Shamanic services, if I feel that I can be of help to the particular client:
1. Obtaining spirit animals, 2. Performing psychopomp, 3. shamanic divination, 4. Performing extractions, which remove energies that don't belong (intrusions), and 4. Performing soul retrieval, which brings back missing parts of the soul that may have left during a traumatic experience.
If you are local, and interested in contacting me about any of these services, please email me at Marina at MystiqShop dot com, or find me on Facebook or Instagram.
Helpful Shamanic Articles:
* Article: What Is A Spiritual Intrusion Extraction?
* Article: The Message From Stone, Stone & Rock Divination
* Shamanic Soul Retrieval: What Is It And How Does It Work
Recommended Tarot Books...
Recommended Tarot Decks...
CHAKRAS & THE BODY
On Smudging With Sage (By Me)
History of Tarot
History Of The Occult
Entheogenic Shamanism History
Life Of A Shaman