Back in 2009 I started my first blog called Your Spiritual Path. Later that year I created another blog called Path to the Spirit. I still post to the Facebook page, so please feel free to "like" it and check it out. I thought this post would give you insight as to who I am and how I came to be a healer. I titled it My Spiritual Raison D'etre. Enjoy!
I am an intuitive and healer. It is an ability I have not always embraced with my full attention. I kept it secret most of my life because I was afraid of ridicule from those who thought it wasn't a rational pursuit or a legitimate way to make a living.
I was raised by my mother, is a devout Jehovah's Witness, who pretty much thinks that anything in this realm is demonic. However, oddly enough, it was my mother who introduced me to astrology, a science that fascinated me at the age of 10! My beloved grandmother was the one who recognized my gifts, celebrated them, and even trained me to the best of her ability. This makes me smile because little did my mother know I was often called into my grandmother's dimly lit bedroom to tell her and my great aunt what I saw in the candle's light. I love those memories. Though, honestly, at the time I was pretty bored with the process...I was only six years old! By the way, I saw my first spirit when I was about three years old...more on that in another post.
I stopped doing "wierd" stuff as a teenager to experience life. In my 20's I was being "called" again, and this time I voraciously read anything having to do with spirituality...even if I didn't understand it. In my 30's I accidentally came upon my ability to "read" people. I would offer to massage a friend's back and then I would tell them what I saw. I didn't think I was doing anything really significant. I was just having fun until one day a friend told me she was moving to Arizona with her husband, and that in our "session" I had accurately described everything she was going through. The image of a white bird, almost like a dove, flying over the Grand Canyon appeared to me. The bird had unusually long wings. My friend said "Emily you are more powerful than you realize." Mind you, I thought I was crazy for "seeing" the Grand Canyon. I thought it simply meant she was moving far away. I put an incorrect practical spin on it and asked her if she was going to Japan where her husband had once worked.
The long white wings meant, in my spiritual vocabulary, the trip was a good one, and even though she'd be leaving her very close-knit family it was ultimately for the best. The Grand Canyon was a symbol born out of my own experience. My husband and I love the Grand Canyon, and have visited it many times.
My friend's words stayed with me and I wondered if I could repeat this psychic experience. I did over, and over, and over again. Wow! This was cool. It made me happy, and my confidence grew. So, I continued to read, research, and experiment.
I wanted to understand what I was doing, but I had no reliable, credible source to contact. At this time I was having some serious problems in my life and decided to contact a reputable psychic. I made an appointment with Char Margolis, the celebrated psychic medium. You know, John Edward's good buddy! Yep, I go straight to the top!
Char told me that I am healer. I remember her emphatically stating this to me twice during my consultation. I wasn't ready to hear her. I was like "yeah, yeah, yeah...but this other thing...." When I think back on it I can only say: "What an ass I was!" lol I went on with my life armed with some vital Char information that helped me navigate through the insanity of my life at the time, but I was no closer to understanding my psychic gifts.
One day I came across a television program where a Reiki Master was being interviewed. He talked about healing with his hands, and it all seemed quite familiar to me. So, I sought out a Reiki teacher. She was great and I learned a lot. However, when I told her I also saw images when I touched people she informed me that I had to decide whether I wanted to be psychic or a healer. Surely, she was doing the same thing I did when she told the guy on the table during a demonstration that he had pizza for lunch! Whatever! Psychic competition?...Maybe?
My favorite memory is of a Reiki exchange with my friend Kelly Wilkes. I told her I saw a huge bright light, and a little dog waiting expectantly for her. I asked "Kelly are you planning to go home?" Kelly is from Baltimore. She said "no" but the following week Kelly did tell me that she was going home to Baltimore to be near her family. She also told me that she was going to study massage therapy. 10 years later, Kelly and her husband Rex are the owners of the Ojas Wellness Centers in Maryland. I am proudest of this reading because it was one of the many things that helped my friend pursue her life's purpose with confidence.
My experiences in life have lead me to believe that there are so many more people in the world who are intuitive lightworkers longing for a compassionate listener, and a person who “gets them”. We all need someone to encourage us on our spiritual path. I believe we all mentor each other on a deep level. I would love to hear your stories or the lessons you’ve learned on your spiritual journey. I am in service to you and I hope my stories and insights will help you live your life to the fullest.
Emily Elyshevitz, CHC, RM, RT writes about her experiences with diet, exercise, and healthy living. Emily also writes about Career & Life Coaching, Healing, Enlightenment, Inspiration, Motivation encouraging your quest for a happy life in mind, body and spirit.
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