The first extraordinary thing that started to occur in my life was the ability to see ghosts when I was just a wee lass. My mother is also a natural psychic as were my grandmother and great grandmother. I was lucky enough to have a Mom who nurtured my gifts even though she was not at the time in tune with her own. In college I apprenticed a shaman in the Nordic tradition and learned the basics of how to feel and work with energy, this was also when I picked up my first set of tarot cards and fell in love with runes. Then life happened and I lived all over the US and Australia, but based out of Ohio, having adventures and learning a little bit here and there.
In 2007 I knew I needed a huge change and moved to San Diego. There I found the teachers that really accelerated my spiritual growth. I began actually working with the ghosts that chose to come to me to resolve their issues and help them along, though it was an interesting process! As soon as I started to work with them they started appearing more often! Then I learned about and started working with energy cords to help clear up past relationships. The biggest leap forward was when I went through Theta Healing training. There I learned how to do remote energy healing effectively, something I had been attempting on my own, but with previously marginal success. It also taught me better methods of ghost clearing, including how to deal with a large group of them at one time, like you find in places of business. My day job at the time was constantly attracting spirits so I was able to get a lot of practice in! One side effect of learning Theta was that my old shamanic practices no longer worked, while I was a little saddened at first, especially at loosing one of my guides, but I am much more effective now. The one thing I did retain, was my love for runes. The set that I use for my reading in this blog I made by hand from oak and they really resonate well.
I have now learned all I can from San Diego and in October of 2012, I made the move up to Oakland. Still learning more each day. Since moving up north, my biggest evolution has been with channeling loved ones. They have started to come forward more often in readings.
Latest update: as of Nov 2015 I am now a certified ThetaHealer® . I went down to San Diego again to do the training and it was an amazing experience. I also no longer have to day job so my entire income is now derived from my gifts. It can be a bit daunting at times but is mostly a grand adventure.
I have returned to San Diego, and am sending the summer couch surfing in order to grow by being out off my element for a good portion of each day. It is also helping me let go of some of my need to control things, a topic I have been working on for a bit- it feels I am working through the very last of it. It has been a very intense and fun experience so far!