I would like to tell you about my healing story, and how I came to believe in energy healing, and intuition development. Also, how this growth process led me to teach skills and techniques based on the lessons I learned, to help those facing similar challenges.

Eight years ago, I fell into a deep personal crisis, after years of struggling to overcome depression and to balance a difficult relationship. When my marriage ended, I experienced a massive loss of faith in humanity, and of life itself. I became disillusioned about everything I knew about how to be in the world, and about much of what I had been taught as life lessons and choices. By looking for answers outside of myself, I didn’t find the peace and direction I urgently needed. I had sought out the help of a psychiatrist who prescribed medication to me, yet my state of disillusionment and discontent held fast.

The following year, I met an enlightened human being at a gym in Sausalito, CA, who noticed my lost look, and decided to talk to me about it. I probably looked very unhappy to him, and he advised me to start reading Caroline Myss. For those of you who have never heard the name, she is a renown New York Times best selling author and spiritual teacher who is an expert in medical intuition.

She often relates the story of a native american man, who had suffered greatly during the Second War in Europe. Back in the States, he couldn’t seem to get past his experience. That night, reading about his moving story and about how his family and friends threw him into a cold lake and asked him to call back his spirit, I experienced my own illuminating transformation. Like this man, I realized that I had also lost my spirit.

All night long, I kept hearing an inner voice repeating: “Vera, call back your spirit, Vera, call back your spirit.” And that was it… from that day on, I have been answering the call of my spirit and learning to trust it.

Since that day, I’ve been on a self-healing journey, infusing my cells and mind, with a new energy and vitality. I now trust my spirit for the inner wisdom, insight and decision-making it brings me.

I have come to understand that true healing doesn’t happen through the mind, per se. The mysterious thing about healing is that it happens on a spiritual level, through the deep unknown in the inexplicable, energetic universe. Only when we start accessing our unconscious and becoming aware of what we have stored as feelings, thoughts, and beliefs from our past experiences, can a true transformation begin to unfold.

For me, healing and releasing trauma, transformed my belief system, and changed my perceptions. An ongoing self-healing practice expanded my awareness, it nourished and sustained my body and mind. When I understood how energy worked, and how my body responded to it, I experienced a sense of incredible freedom. I took a great step forward in transforming my consciousness and felt my evolutionary path suddenly speeding up.

Of course, healing is a process that doesn’t happen overnight. It requires honesty, curiosity, and an ongoing commitment to one’s wellness. A daily healing practice is a vital process on the journey to well-being and emotional health.

Now I feel empowered to overcome bumps on the road, and to maintain resilience because I know how to take care of myself. I know what to do and because of this, recover quickly. The healing tools I teach, and use in my practice, always gets me quickly back on track when a new experience comes to unsettle my world.

Meditation helps me to quiet the incessant busyness of my mind, and empowers me to take charge of my emotions. It changed the way I perceive everyday challenges. It made me realize that only through bringing – first and foremost – compassion, and then love and care, to myself, can I then extend my compassion to others.

The more I meditate, the more I develop my intuition, and the more I expand my awareness. What is normally hidden from my conscious mind starts to come into light. As I gain in clarity, my doubt subsides. The joy returns, my body vitality improves, and I feel myself radiating happiness.

I find that meditation sparks and develops new inner projects and life takes on a different hue. What bothered me before doesn’t seem to bother me anymore. I start thinking outside of the box so that even the simplest of things, like a beautiful sunset, or a flower, come to life before me..

When I teach this healing process to other people, I encourage them to naturally realize that our lives are interwoven with everything else, that we are all participants of one great energy matrix. To realize that every good thought we have, has the potential to change the universe. That when you discover the power of your spirit, you discover how beautiful you are and how beautiful this planet is. Finally, that everyone yearns for more healing, more inspiration, more creativity, and more peace.

I work to help people find closure in dealing with their deepest spiritual issues, and teach them new skills in a safe environment, so they can manifest this new expanded reality for themselves – with more joy and vibrancy.

This was the gift I had discovered that night reading about the lake, which I can now happily share with others.