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Holiday Specials

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holiday-specials

Every year I like to offer specials around the holidays and this year is no different.  My offer is 1/3 or $25 off any hour long session gift certificates purchased between now and the end of the year. {Excluding Natal Chart Gong sessions as they will be offered as a special starting in the New Year!} The certificates are good for one year giving you all of 2017 to book your session with me.  Buy them for yourself or as gifts to others.

The services page on this website gives more details about the things that I offer.

Use this button to purchase, certificates will be emailed to you along with instructions on how to book your session.

*EDIT – Button has been removed as the special has ended.

Follow up your purchase by using the contact form on my website to send me a message with your email and I’ll send further instructions on how certificates can be delivered and booking sessions.

We also still have some of our seasonal New Year Prosperity with Bayberry candles available at our Etsy store.  If you are local and interested in purchasing one they are on sale at Vision Quest Bookstore or you can contact me directly using the same form above if you want more than one and we can work out a multiple purchase discount.

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Promise of the Future

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 Earlier this year I received as a gift, an oracle deck called Whispers of Lord Ganesha by Angela Hartfield. It is the first oracle deck I’ve owned.

 

© 2016 Angela Hartfield.

The images on it are gorgeous and I’ve found myself consulting it more often than I had expected. Usually drawing only one card either for a client or myself. It isn’t a practice I’ve done with regularity but having recently returned from my Magickal Healing Bootcamp Week I decided to draw a card as guidance for moving forward.

I drew #8 Promise of the Future


Looking at the card the first thing that drew my attention was the glow upon the back of Ganesha’s head. Looking as if the light was coming from within & without at the same time. Looking out at the sunrise shining across the distance in front of him.

“Rest assured something new is on the horizon”, the book says & it goes on to talk about a new phase in life, new creative endeavors and asking Ganesha to help uncover subconscious desires, to follow any creative nudges and all sparks of inspiration.

In light of drawing this card I’ve decided to undertake a magickal working with Ganesha. A specially dedicated portion of my daily practice or sadhana for 8 days to reflect the number of the card. I’ll take time daily to do as recommended and reflect on lessons & blessings of past endeavors and I’ll also allow myself time for creativity be it drawing, coloring, painting or…

 

 Aum Gam Ganapataye Namaha

is the chant I learned during my Bhakti training & I will use for this practice, 108 times counting with my mala beads

 

This chant is used to invoke Lord Ganesha, who is worshiped before all, the patron of art & sciences, is called upon at the beginning of all endeavors and stands at the doorway leading forward.

This all seems very appropriate following my trip and the deep healing work. I am ready for new endeavors. I am ready for the upcoming year. I am ready for the FUTURE.

 

 

Magickal Healing Bootcamp Week (update 1)

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I am in San Francisco, a few days into my dedicated week of healing and already feel stronger after a couple days of treatments. What treatments, you might ask. Well, I am under the care of a doctor of chiropractic and an allergist. I am undergoing daily treatments with the allergist, daily cold laser treatments, as well as NIS & NET treatments, though not daily. I’ll be honest, I don’t really understand these treatments but you know what? I don’t have to. My body is responding and the professionals treating me understand and that is what is important. If you want to find out what they are about I have added links above to places that will explain it for you. None of it is invasive or even uncomfortable and I do feel subtle differences already.  I can see a slight improvement in my largest psoriasis spot on my lower left leg and the smaller spots on my torso have improved dramatically or disappeared altogether. I didn’t think of taking pictures to document until last night and could only really get the larger spot on the leg to show up in the picture. I will continue to document with pictures and post some before and after shots once I’ve completed the treatments. Tomorrow we start the NET treatments so I will update with more on that after.

I am feeling much more introverted than usual this week and the weather is colder than I am used to so I am taking plenty of time indoors to rest my body, read and journal. In doing so I am reminded of just how long this journey of healing has really been going on.  I spoke earlier about how I have been sick literally since the day I was born and how the diagnoses and disease list kept growing over the years.  But when did the healing start? The more I think about it the more I think it all must have started the day my friend Beth and I walked into an ashram in downtown Phoenix and met Harpal.  Harpal taught beginning kundalini yoga on Wednesdays.  In that first class I remember her talking about how if we listen our bodies they will talk to us. Beth and I went every week and after a few months my partner, Kevin, joined us.  Though Beth’s life took her away from the state, Kevin and I continued for the better part of 2 years. After awhile Harpal started telling us that we weren’t beginners anymore but we loved her and we stayed with it until she no longer taught at that studio.  Once she left we found it difficult to find another time that was convenient so Kevin and I moved our practice to our home.  After several months of at home kundalini yoga practice I awoke one morning to the sound of my angel telling me loud and clear, “Now is the time to start yoga teacher training!” It even told me what school to attend and within two weeks I was sitting in my first day of yoga teacher training in the Hatha tradition.  So it all started with yoga.  Over the next 2 1/2 years I studied voraciously. Ending up with a yoga therapist certification and 800 hours of training.

During that time period as I learned to listen to my body more and more it became apparent that I had neglected self care for far too long.  More and more every single day my own health became a greater challenge and therefore a greater priority.  From one angle it could almost look as if my health was deteriorating instead of improving however what I came to realize was that I had been ignoring the signs of decline for many, many years.  So much so that my body had to keep getting louder and louder to get my attention.

I was such an expert at getting up, brushing it off and getting on with life that I’d begun to pick myself up before I even realized I was falling.  No more.  I cannot live like that anymore.  I know there will always be times when picking myself up off the floor and pushing through will be what is needed and I also know there will be times when putting my own healing is a greater priority than any other thing going!  Now is a time to focus on my healing.  Through the amazing generosity of loved ones I am being afforded an opportunity to do just that.  I am incredibly grateful to all that have helped me so far in this journey and for any  help that is yet to come.  I will not waste your efforts I promise!  I will continue to listen to my body and make healthier choices.  I will continue to honor its needs and to that end I will end this for tonight.  Thanks for listening.