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Hi ~ thank you so much for stopping by.  My name is Cynthia….

I have always known deep down with all my heart that we own the power and ability to heal ourselves!  Because of my own healing journey in my life and sudden (or maybe not so sudden) battle with Celiac and Systemic Lupus, I love to share my knowledge and experiences teaching and work with clients one on one that are reaching out for help with chronic pain, exhaustion, stress, and emotional healing.  I work with my clients to create a life without  pain, assist them to deal with stress, emotional transformation and fulfillment in their lives.

Are you seeking someone who can assist you with  pain, continual exhaustion, or ways to reduce your stress & relax?   I am here to offer you that support for you.

Why Do I do what I do?

I’ve been called to be of to share my knowledge and experiences.  It is in every fiber of my being.  I know this is my true path and I am very passionate about helping women to empower themselves, re-connect with their own power, assist you to have the confidence to tap into your own intuition and teach you how to use that power and intuition to heal yourself in this world.

I know firsthand how important and life changing it can be! By utilizing my own unique energy healing skills, meditation and Energy Medicine techniques in my own life, I have overcome anxiety, sleep issues, depression.

My experiences with anxiety, panic disorders, depression, celiac and auto-immune issues have brought me to a place in life where I know what I’ve experienced and learned I can share openly with you.

I am on my continued healing journey in balancing my Celiac and Lupus dis-eases. You can check out my full story here

I am SO EXCITED to received my  “Warrior Goddess” Facilitator training with HeatherAsh Amara of the TOCI Center!!!

I have been called to Goddess Energy for years and I’ve been wanting to put together workshops and classes for you that will assist you in discovering your own Warrior Goddess for years!  Keep an eye out on my “Warrior Goddess Gatherings” page for upcoming workshops for summer and fall of 2016!

I started my healing journey for personal reasons and it soon became a part of who I was and who I was about to become.  Reiki is a true love for me and I’ve seen the benefits for myself and others time and time again.  I’ve been practising and teaching Reiki in Alberta for over 10 years now and am a current member of the Canadian Reiki Association and am a Certified CRA endorsed Reiki Master Teacher, having presented over 80 Reiki classes with over 200 students.

In October, 2012 I  celebrated my accomplishment of finishing my Soul Realignment in the Akashic Records , and am a Certified Soul Realignment Practitioner.  This learning experience has been a life changing for me!  In 2012, I studied an Akashic Soul Journey online intensive with the Profession Intuitive Training Certification and completed this by the end of December, 2012.  Once again, in 2014 I was drawn to the Akashic Records and did a 3 Day class with a beautiful gal from Conscious Connections in Carstairs, Alberta.  What a wonderful weekend!

I live in Alberta with my husband Darcy and our teeny tiny 10lb Havanese Puppy, Jaida who is my constant companion.  Our son, Levi finished his college and university studies and has moved from the family home as of November, 2014.   I am trying to let our son spread his wings and fly without much ado, but it’s a lot more difficult than I thought. Not sure I’m really enjoying being an empty nester.

I am so very grateful to my family, friends, all my amazing clients, reiki sisters and mentors who have helped mold me into all that I have become.

By utilizing my own unique energy healing skills, meditation and much more in my own life, I have overcome anxiety, sleep issues, depression & and am now working and learning how to balance my Lupus Disease and Celiac.

I am blessed to be able to do what I Love, which is being in service, helping women to empower themselves, re-connect with their own power, assist you to have the confidence to tap into your own intuition and teach you how to use that power and intuition to heal yourself in this world.  I know firsthand how important and life changing it can be!

I  love to learn, grow and share with women who can benefit from my knowledge & skills.

MY STORY

By the middle of 2002, I found myself in a job I I wasn’t happy in.  My work situation was toxic, my boss was toxic, but the money was excellent and the hours were great.   But I was unhappy.  I knew there was a part of my life that always seemed to be just out reach.  It was as if I was ignoring an essential part of my soul.  I was always tired, overwhelmed and stuck on that same road, over and over again.  I was disconnected from my heart.

Even as a young child, I always had insomnia and some mild anxiety.  If I’d ever been diagnosed, I suspect it would have been ADHD.

But by the end of 2004, everything had escalated and I started getting down on life – I had just woke up from my second wrist surgery and thought what the hell is going on? I just kept getting these ganglions in the joint of my right wrist and they were so painful. So was the recovery process, time after time.  Within 3 months of my last surgery, I had somehow conjured up another very large ganglion, right in the same spot and thought oh, god I don’t want to go through this again.

It was then that I met a wonderful gal who did “Reiki” healing.  At that time, I had no idea what she was talking about and actually thought she was just a little bit strange with her ideas and beliefs.  One morning, I woke with a nasty headache and she insisted on a Reiki session, so I finally surrendered and allowed her to “do her thing”.  When she was finished, I didn’t really know what she had done to me, but I did know that my headache was completely gone and I wanted to know more about how she did that and I felt amazing!  I wanted to know more about how this “Reiki” worked.

Looking back at that time now, I know that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me because it invited me to take a closer look at what was going on in my life and the way I was living it.

I realized that it was my own anxiety, unhappiness at work and in general, my lack of self-care and disconnection from myself that was the cause of my ganglions, anxiety, sleep issues and depression.  I knew it was time to connect with my heart’s desire to reshape my life and live it the way I really wanted to. And that’s what I did. I spent a lot of time taking my next Reiki levels, studying, learning about myself and what I really wanted out of my life.

Through reiki, meditation, and finally, the big one ~ letting go of the notion that I had to stay at the job I was and not follow my passion, which was now energy healing.  I put my notice in at work and within one week, my ganglion was completely gone!  Wow!

For  the first five years following my Reiki First Degree course in 2004, I was physically and emotionally in better health than I could ever remember being— I didn’t even catch a cold in that time— my anxiety and sleep issues were settling down as I treated myself regularly and practiced Reiki friends and family.  I also took my Second Degree course in 2004, and became a Reiki Master in 2005.

I started my business, Essential Energy Healing, but clients were just not coming as fast as I wanted them to, so I ended up taking another part time job to help with support of my business.  Within two years of starting that job, I got chronic bronchitis and three serious bouts of pneumonia, then my father passed away from a horrible brain and lung cancer, which spread so fast it knocked our family right off our feet.  Within 2 months of my dad passing away, I was sick again.  I decided right then and there to do what I was called to do, which was to heal myself and helping others do the same so they wouldn’t have to go through the same stuff as I did.

Because like everyone else I am on my own healing journey, I would describe myself as a “work in progress.” I don’t think it would have been possible to support others and teach Reiki with any real authenticity if I hadn’t experienced some of the health problems I gone through, and therefore healing needs, that I have had over the years.

As has been the case for many healers, my need for help with my own health, and life in general, is what led me to Reiki in the first place.  So when I came across Reiki and experienced how wonderful and relaxed it made me feel, it seemed like the answer to a prayer.

But….Throughout that time I continued to live as frantically as I had before I started practising Reiki.

By fall of 2009, even with the help of Reiki and regular meditation, I was burned out, had adrenal exhaustion and ended up taking extended sick leave due to illness.

This experience gave me the chance to reassess my life, But did I really listen to my body or change the way I lived?  Not a bit of it.  Instead of slowing down, which had been my intention, I found myself continuing teaching Reiki and keeping up with my healing business.

I obviously hadn’t let go of my ways, so after my father died in the summer of 2010, my body came to a halt.

I suddenly developed chronic sinus infections and generally just not feeling very well, and of course it was painful and exhausting. Despite this, I stubbornly tried to continue on with my workaholic ways and continued on with my Reiki business, pushing through regardless weather I really felt like it or not.

Not exactly the best advertisement for a “healer,” I’ll admit, but I hate letting people down, so I did what I thought was best for those potential clients and students, rather than what I knew was best for me.

So the message from my body got louder.

In June of 2013, I had sinus surgery in the hopes of clearing my sinus issues.  In July 2013, I ended up in hospital with a near fatal kidney infection and for the next 2 months my health was so bad that I was in and out of the hospital several times, unable to look after myself because I was too exhausted, full of one infection after another.  All the joints in my arms, hands, legs and feet were too painful for me to do anything. At times I couldn’t even get out of bed to shower and eat breakfast.  I was physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausted.  Anxiety and depressive states were creeping back.  I was desperately searching what was wrong with me????

In October of 2013, I was diagnosed with Celiac Dis-ease and and three months later, Systemic Lupus. What the heck?

This experience certainly gave me the time to think again. At first all I could think of was to throw everything I knew at my illness to try to get rid of the symptoms— Reiki, affirmations, visualizations and just about anything else anyone suggested.

But nothing happened. I didn’t get better. And that was the scariest thing. For the previous five or six years, whatever had happened to me—an occasional headache, trapping my finger in a door, spraining my ankle —all I had needed to do was to place my hands on myself and let the Reiki flow, and within minutes, or at the most hours, the pain and swelling had gone. Why wasn’t it working now?

I became very depressed, and I asked myself this question many times , but eventually I had to acknowledge that I was seriously ill and accept that at least for the time being, my life would have to be different than it had been because I was unable to do most of the things I used to do. The simple things like  going for a walk, doing housework, working my business.  None of it was possible.  I was continually exhausted.  More than exhausted.  I was in a very dark place in my life. This is when I began my real healing journey at another level! 

Read Part 1 of My Personal Healing Journey with Celiac and Lupus here….