Monday, November 21, 2016

My Journey

So, who am I and how did I get here? These are questions I've spent decades asking, quite honestly! However I now find that I have a lot of those answers. Finally. So let me share them with you!

I've been drawn to the metaphysical and mystical, or the world of "woo woo", for most of my life. I started meditating in my early teens, lighting a candle and sitting on the rug in the middle of my bedroom and trying to follow what little I'd heard about meditation. Off and on I'd be drawn to the "occult" section (as it was known back in those times) of book stores and find interesting titles, and on one of those trips in my late 20s I bought my first Tarot deck, a Rider-Waite-Smith, which then got lost in a move before I got much use out of it. I found it garish and unappealing, with cards that were just way too big to handle, especially since I had a difficult enough time shuffling regular playing cards. 


Also in my 20s, but earlier--around 20 or 21--I had a friend who hurt his back and I was guided to place my hands on his back and start healing it. It was like getting a streaming download of information from Spirit...and it left me completely drained afterwards! Every time I was around someone who was hurt in some way my palms would throb and if they allowed me, I'd place my hands on the area and heal their pain, but afterwards I'd need to eat and sleep like I'd been deprived of both food and sleep for a week. During this time I was also raising my sons and taking them to church where I taught adult Sunday school.


Around age 39 I started being drawn towards finding another method to heal that wouldn't be so draining even though it wasn't anywhere near as bad as it used to be, just because I knew there had to be a better way than using my own life force energy to do so. That's when I discovered Wicca and Witchcraft and that the Goddess I'd read about in "The Mists of Avalon" was still worshipped today and I dedicated myself to Wicca and started studying it in earnest...much to the dismay of many around me, but I didn't let that discourage me. I also bought another deck of Tarot cards...a couple of those and some Oracle decks as well.


I have since left those practices, but still remain very connected to Nature, the Divine Feminine (as well as the Divine Masculine), and Spirit...but am now more Spiritual rather than following any religion since I've found all religions are just too dogmatic for me. There's good in each, but none fits me perfectly. (My husband likes to say he practices "Jarecki-ism", and I like that answer...in other words, "I have my own beliefs."


I've been through three divorces, one widowhood and am now married very happily for the fifth time...which apparently is my personal "charm" number. I was 44 when my late husband was diagnosed with cancer and lost his battle, and during this time I sought solace in a haven
I'd found called The Mesa Creative Arts Center, owned by Brad and Kate Silberberg (sadly Kate has since also passed on), who became my dear friends and mentors. I also started to study to be a Doctor of Naturopathy, a decision I made after having a doctor tell us that, "it's not the cancer that kills you, it's the chemo that does" and deciding that western medicine could no longer be the direction I could go anymore. (I spent years working and studying in it, having been a Medical Assistant, a CNA and a nursing student.)

The Mesa is where I became a Reiki Practitioner and started attending a lot of classes to become more and more immersed in the "world of woo-woo", getting healing, readings, and starting to consciously work on further developing my intuition and psychic gifts...and starting to really focus on starting to read Tarot and Oracles for others. I started meditating again as well, and this is also where I met my current husband, Steve, at a Reiki Share. 

Today my studies continue on several topics, and now I teach what I've learned over the past few decades. I am now a Reiki Master/Teacher, a professional Tarot and Oracle reader, an Intuitive Energy Healer and a teacher of many things. It's been a long journey, but I've appreciated every bit of it along the way and am glad to be where I am now...and to help others find their way by providing a haven, a safe space, for a new set of people as was once provided for me. I've been blessed, and it's my pleasure to share those blessings with others. 

2 comments:

  1. Much love and blessings on this new part of your journey my dear friend xoxox

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    1. Awww, thank you very much my dear friend! And thank you for sharing it with me! xoxoxo

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