It's kind of wild when I look back on my life and really reflect on my path. The way things have aligned (and continue to!) gives me faith that there's a bigger purpose here to what I'm doing in my passion work.

I was recently called on to reflect on my first Akashic Records reading that I had last year with colleague and fellow Holy Fire Reiki Master, Kelly Leaning. It's no surprise that what had come up during that powerful session were all things I needed to hear right in that moment.

I had met Kelly through a mastermind program (thanks, @jaymerosegray!) and immediately felt connected to her loving energy. I wasn't totally sure what I needed at the time of the session, but I was curious about what insight I could get from the experience.

I wanted to access the energy of my business, and receive guidance and direction on my path. If you're also an entrepreneur, you know how easy it is to question yourself! Kelly validated what I had intuitively been feeling for years: my energy field is growing and preparing to hold space for a lot of people (like millions).

She could sense I was afraid that a new program I was working on at the time (Reiki Like a Mother) wouldn't be "successful", and assured me just how big and impactful my work would be.

She made me feel ok with taking all the time I need for self-care because I needed to energetically prepare myself for the big things to come.

I still reflect back on this message and when I'm being called to rest, I do my best to listen.

Kelly had connected to my Guides immediately and validated what I was feeling intuitively about this new direction I needed to take, and where to focus my energy.

What I wasn't prepared for was finding the massive block I was holding in my heart.

Let me tell you something, healing happened within that space beyond what I ever could have imagined.

I knew I was blocked -- I mean, blocks will always come and go, such is life -- but I had no idea the heavy energy I was carrying in my heart since childhood. I've actually been carrying it longer than that, but that's a story for another day.

During my Akashic Records reading when we hit this core block, I felt cracked open. I cried, like a lot. I'm even crying a little right now just thinking about how vulnerable I was in that moment.

I'm used to being the one holding space for others to cry, release and heal. I realized in that moment how badly I needed to be seen.

I was, and still am, so incredibly grateful for Kelly for holding that space for me.

This has been a recurring theme on my healing journey...

Allow yourself to be mothered.

I hadn't really realized it before, but my ability to Mother (both as a creator and a nurturer) is a part of my gift. It is a part of how I can come alongside my clients and help them Mother themselves.

Just this morning I had a client who just started working with me again since 2019 experience a deep release.

Not only is she a super stressed healthcare worker, but she also lost her mother last year which has been devastating. She began telling me how she feels when she is with me during her sessions. She allowed herself to feel it as she described it, and she began to cry. And this tough as nails Portuguese woman does NOT cry.

She told me that she feels at peace, she feels understood and accepted, she feels more confident, and she feels loved.

As she was speaking these words to me, I immediately came back to the energy that came through in the Akashic Records session.

This is why I'm here. This is what I do. This is how I help the world.

If you feel like you need to be Mothered, if you need someone to hold space for you so you can properly lose your sh*t in a safe way, and truly release and move on, then I would be honored to do that for you 💖.

Reach out and send me a message, or you can book something right now by clicking here.

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"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate".

- C.G. Jung

If you’re like me, you just read the word crisis and thought, “Oh crap! How do I avoid this?”.

For many people, the word crisis triggers negative thoughts and feelings associated with fear, confusion, and uncertainty. However, not all crises are meant to have a negative connotation.

In Holistic and Integrative Healing, the term crisis is used to represent a critical turning point in the process of healing. It is most commonly used by practitioners of Reiki to represent the symptoms that arise during and after a Reiki session.

Reiki and the Healing Crisis

Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique. It works with life force energy to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and other physical ailments.

Life force energy, a.k.a “Ki”, “chi”, or “prana”, is the energy that flows through and gives life to the physical and subtle bodies of all living beings. When life force energy is in balance, it contributes to good health and proper functioning of our vital organs. Unbalanced life force energy causes weakened functioning of the physical body and its internal organs, which leads to poor organ functioning and illness.

The concept of Reiki healing suggests that any imbalances in our energy field can manifest as physical dis-ease. Therefore, the healing energy works to rebalance and heal the life force energy that flows within our physical, and subtle energetic bodies - chakras, meridians, and nadis.

If you are interested in learning more about the practice of Reiki, click here to learn more about trainings:

How the State of Life Force Energy Impacts the Body

As mentioned, the flow of life force energy, or “Ki”, influences our physical and energetic states of well-being. The balanced flow of healthy Ki contributes to feelings of groundedness, acceptance and peace, power and strength, love, truth, clarity, and connectedness. When the flow of Ki becomes unbalanced, it contributes to poor functioning of the energetic field, or aura. Consequently, this unbalanced, or unhealthy energy, called “byoki”, manifests in the physical body as poor organ functioning. As a result, the physical body experiences physical dysfunction, as well as mental and emotional issues that reduce the quality of life.

It ALL starts in the energy field!


The Healing Crisis

Throughout life, we humans go through experiences that influence our energy …

What comes along with experiences?

Beliefs, attitudes, patterns, conditioning's, etc.

These psychological components can be positive or negative based on the experience and the perception of what is experienced. Remember that the mind will believe ANYTHING that you affirm to it.

Regardless, these components influence the flow of Ki, which then manifest in the physical. It is all connected…

As the physical and energetic healing processes take place, there is a deeper level of healing that is happening in the mind, and in the spiritual aspect of one’s being. This deeper level of healing involves the conscious and subconscious rewiring of one’s whole being - mind, body, and spirit.

During the healing process, it is possible for old thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, emotions, and behavioral patterns to be brought into awareness. This is because the body is preparing to RELEASE any and all things that are no longer aligned with the body’s plan to become enlightened and healed. Hallelujah!

This is the Healing Crisis

It is a beautiful opportunity for healing, growth and ascension. However, with it may come feelings of uncertainty, uncomfortableness or confusion.


Because the body is going through a process of rapid transformational healing. Any noticeable emotional, mental, or physical changes during healing can be uncomfortable, even worrisome. This is because the body understands that something is shifting, which can cause feelings of trepidation. One may notice changes that contribute to physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms, as well as spiritual symptoms.

For instance, while deep healing is taking place, it is common for old mental and emotional triggers to rise to the surface. Although one may have believed that he/she resolved the issue(s) associated with these painful emotions, they may still exist in the physical and energetic field, as well as in the subconscious mind. These emotional wounds resurface so that they can be transmuted and healed in a way that allows one to make peace with them. This process helps one to move forward along his/her path feeling more light and free.

Keep in mind that one never gets put through something that he/she cannot handle. In fact, this process happens when it is known that the person has the strength and resilience to break out of their comfort zone and embrace positive change.

Change can be difficult, but the process of growth is only uncomfortable before reaching full bloom.

Here is a list of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that may be experienced during the healing crisis:

Physical Symptoms

  • Runny nose

  • Colds

  • Diarrhea

  • Stomach Aches

  • Body Aches and Pains

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

Mental and Emotional Symptoms

  • Mood swings

  • Confusion

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Old thoughts resurface

  • Past emotional pains resurface

Spiritual Symptoms

  • Questioning the meaning of life

  • Questioning personal life choices

  • Career changes

  • Relationship changes

  • Interest and hobby changes

  • Desire to seek out life’s purpose

  • Old beliefs are challenged

  • Awakening to the authentic self

  • Life moves at a faster pace and calls you to re-evaluate priorities based on truth

  • Dark Night of the Soul


Tips for Dealing with the Healing Crisis

If you feel that you may be experiencing a healing crisis, you may be wondering what the next best steps are. First, know that this is a positive turning point along your personal journey to healing. It is important to practice self-compassion and patience as you go through this healing process. Here are a few tips that may help you during this process:

  • Self-compassion: Practicing compassion for the self gives you the space you need to properly nurture your body as you go through this deep transformational healing.

  • Patience: The healing process takes time. Each step of the healing process brings you closer to the healing that you need to feel free from the blockages that have been holding you back. Having patience gives your body permission to move at a pace that is appropriate for your own body.

  • Stay Hydrated: Our physical body is approximately 60%-70% water. Water is an essential nutrient that helps the body to nourish all vital organs, tissues, and cells. It also helps the body to release excess waste from the body. Therefore, it is recommended to increase water intake during the healing process to assist with the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic release of blockages.

  • Take Cleansing Herbs: Cleansing herbs such as ginger, can help the body to cleanse, detox, and purify toxins within the body. This can help with the physical release of symptoms, which restores proper functioning and whole balance.

  • Get Rest and Better Sleep: Rest gives our body what it needs to rejuvenate and heal on all levels. Without adequate rest or sleep, physiological, psychological, and energetic functioning declines. Therefore, rest is recommended to help relax the body and assist with the healing process.

Benefits of the Healing Crisis

Although the process of healing may be uncomfortable, remember that the symptoms experienced indicate that a deeper transformational healing is taking place. The healing crisis is an opportunity for massive positive and life-changing breakthroughs to take place that affect the whole being. As these things resurface, an open space is created for them to be released, thus bringing healing and fresh new growth.

If you feel that you are experiencing a healing crisis and need some guidance as you release and grow, feel free to book a one on one session. Click here to book a session:

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We know that stress is taxing on all parts of the body (including the heart), but could feelings of anger and resent also be bad for your health?

Just like any other low vibration energy, resentment can build up on an energetic level, and can eventually lead to physical dis-ease in the body.

How this might be showing up for you:

  • Blaming others

  • Playing the victim

  • Reliving the events

Essentially, holding onto resentment can keep you from fully being present and enjoying life. When you constantly relive the experience(s) that you feel angry or bitter about, you inadvertently draw more of those kinds of experiences into your awareness. This can snowball and cause deeper emotional damage.

How does this affect you on an interpersonal level?

Relationships will absolutely suffer is these feelings are not addressed, and can even affect new relationships by damaging ability to trust, or give and receive love.

How does this show up in the body?

Some research has shown that these feelings may interfere with the body's hormonal system, affecting the body in the same way that stress does which in turn disrupts the immune system and cardiovascular system.

As a mom, I've been guilty of holding onto resentments around giving up my time and energy to my family instead of my work (which I love) and self-care, having to carry the load of housework, always taking time off when the kids are sick, etc.

That feeling of everything on my shoulders created blame on my husband and my kids, which of course I proceed to feel super guilty about. This placed so much extra tension within my home and my life, I couldn't ignore or make excuses to put it off anymore.

Among many other tools (like reiki and IET) I relied a lot on compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness. I talk about each of these in the Nurture Your Heart online class, but I want to share this wonderful one with you right now...


This ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness functions as both a communication concept for reconciliation, and a tool for restoring self-love and balance.

In practice, it works like a mantra for self-love.

The word ho’oponopono roughly translates to “cause things to move back in balance” or to “make things right.” In native Hawaiian language, “pono” means balance, in the sense of “life.”

Accordingly, chanting this prayer over and over is a powerful way to cleanse the body of guilt, shame, haunting memories, ill will, or bad feelings that keep the mind fixated on negative thoughts.

As a forgiveness practice, it is also deeply resonant, as it tends to penetrate our inner monologue over time. Repeat the following:

“I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you, I love you.”

The Nurturing Your Heart online class emphasizes the release of these emotions while bringing in forgiveness for mental, physical and emotional well-being. Click the button for details:

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