LORI, The disintegration of my ordinary reality is a narrative non-fiction memoir that describes my spiritual awakening after the death of my husband, my struggles with others’ perceptions of my sanity, and my ongoing work to embrace my role as someone with one foot in everyday reality and the other in the spirit world. Through my experiences I am seeking to foster a broader understanding of what western medicine has come to label “crazy” and to generate a greater sense of our place in a multi-dimensional world.
At the heart of my story are a series of events that unfold at my home on a remote peninsula inside a volcanic lake in El Salvador, where, after my husband Tino’s death, I experience a barrage of psychic phenomenon including “coincidental” rainbows, indigenous drumming, snakes, and spontaneous rainclouds. These events crescendo to a night when, after a lightning storm, I am hit by a light beam. After three hours lying alone in a non-conscious state, I awaken to find that my perceptions of the three-dimensional world I lived in are no longer my reality. In a subsequent experience, another light enters me and sends me into what would become the first of numerous out-of-body experiences that would eventually drive me to the edge of insanity.
With the sudden dissolution of the veil between the human and spiritual world, I am able to see, hear, and feel spirits from multiple dimensions. Oddly, I also receive knowledge of ancient shamanic practices and of what I believe to be the Mayan language. Doing my best to live an ordinary life after an extraordinary experience, I face extreme challenges as I am dramatically affected by electronics, vibrations, and a chorus of Mayan ancestral voices that begin to communicate with me. Having been a left-brained entrepreneur most of my life, I have no template for understanding these experiences. In line with the well-documented prophesies of the Mayans, the voices speak of a new age when there will be a return to the heart and a kinder, gentler society will emerge. They go on to share that many are hearing the call to this shift and emerging to spread the wisdom of this cycle and that somehow I am a part of this awaited time. Dumbfounded by the information, I realize that in order to fulfill my role in this cosmic connection I must take the first steps on a six-year spiritual journey.
There exists an energy field around all human beings. This field supports an illuminated body that creates our form and uniqueness.
Added to that is our spirit which contains the eternal memory of who we are and regulates our oneness. Since we are light and vibration whatever we place into the external light field is the world that we create. By raising the vibration we can upgrade the quality of our life and move toward spiritual healing. Shaman’s master the flow of energy and can ease the causes of separation that lead to emotional pain and suffering. At times, disease and other maladies can be seen through this spiritual method and it can be a call to action to seek traditional medical tests or advice. Mentally, a poor connection between the mind and body can be a serious issue without unraveling the destructive thoughts and resulting behaviors that have created the incongruence. Bringing to the surface these intrusions on the energetic field can be a helpful resource in clearing and healing the human body.
After I received a spontaneous inheritance of the ability to see and intuitively feel the energetic body, I can tap into unconventional energies that create a new and deeper relationship with self and help clarify the inner voice and allow the person to bring back a true instinctual awareness to everyday life.
With my special gifts I am able to partner with an individual’s trusted spirit guides and helpers and provide clear and concise awareness of the energetic breakdown by taking a journey into healing the subconscious thoughts that are often at the core of emotional pain and suffering. Many have become disconnected with their soul’s journey and realigning the energies into healthy perceptions of the human experience can not only change a persons life but transform the world we live in.
My incredible journey of spiritual enlightenment has given me the gifts of the old shamanic traditions and my extensive research and knowledge of the latest findings from the science of metaphysics brings new and exciting methods for achieving fulfillment. My desire is to be your spiritual concierge in navigating this vast horizon of possibilities and to share with you what I have learned by taking you step by step through this journey of discovery and the potential for sacred self care which changed my life and has the power to change yours.
A life coach is the modern version of a sage, a wisdom keeper who is characterized by their prudence and good judgment and can help you see things from new perspectives and new horizons. Coaching is about having someone believe in you and encourage you to live your greatest potential. The path to enlightenment is a sacred journey and having guidance can make a difference in the implementation of the next steps and be a smoother and more effective process with someone who has taken the journey before us and who can help to lead the way.
The term “spiritual emergency” was coined by Stan and Christina Grof with the intention of making the distinction between transformative states of non-ordinary reality and psychosis. Other terms such as “the dark night of the soul” or “shamanic initiation” have been used to describe this state of being when a person’s belief systems are shattered and they lose their connection to a past reality. Western Psychiatry can miss the ancient knowledge of this process and patients end up hospitalized when in reality they can be experiencing a time of transformation or “spiritual awakening”. Practitioners with experience in this can be very helpful on the souls journey into a period of personal initiation without the traditional long term use of anti-psychotic drugs.
Losing someone can be the most devastating event in our lives. The separation of the soul and the journey to the other dimension brings with it an enormous pain and suffering for those left behind. Many times there are things that are left unsaid, other times just the knowing that the soul has arrived and is in the gentle arms of other loving souls can bring peace and tranquility. It often seems impossible to move forward as the vacuum of space that is left behind is so expansive yet understanding the journey of the soul and the continuity to our existence can soften the pain of a broken heart. Going it alone can be overwhelming as others do not understand the depth of the impact of separation. Having a person with knowledge of transition and answers to the subsequent questions that remain can help to bridge the gap to finding peace in the midst of extreme sadness. Here you will find support to take the next steps and rebuild a life around the amazing YOU. If you have been a caregiver, lessons in how to take care of yourself and focus on becoming your own best friend again is a noble journey to the beauty inside of all of us who have cared for others on their passage to the “other side”.
Business Intuitive Counseling
I began to realize that an intuitive understanding and consciousness was more significant than abstract thinking and intellectual logical analysis, intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect” – Steve Jobs
Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and non conscious parts of our mind, and between instinct and reason. In essence, we need both instinct and reason to make the best possible decisions for ourselves and our jobs and businesses. There is no need to reject scientific logic in order to benefit from instinct.Until about a hundred years ago science wasn’t even aware of the role of our unconscious, but studies now show that only 20 percent of the brain’s gray matter is dedicated to conscious thoughts, while 80 percent is dedicated to non-conscious thoughts. Businesses everyday are realizing the importance of this 80% in achieving an edge in legal matters, competition, strategic planning, human resources and all aspects of business that require insightful decisions be made. Working with an experienced intuitive with practical knowledge of the business world can be an important advantage and open the door to an expanded point of view that takes into account the power of instinctual and spiritual cognizance.
Spiritual Path Counseling
Those who seek a more spiritual life find themselves with a desire to be of service to others and to see the world as a healthy and happy place. Humility and selflessness gets one to a relationship with source energies. By learning the higher consciousness of enlightened teachings these can be incorporated into a daily routine and absorbed into your true nature. When one realizes that our thoughts create our reality and that we can control the manifestation process we arrive at the experience of seeing everything around us as a mirror of ourselves. When we forgive and forget and embrace gratitude we are well on our way to another level of consciousness. It is the spiritual journey that is a valuable treasure box and not the destination. It is a demanding place to be but it is the highest path to honor yourself and others.The path to enlightenment is a sacred journey and having guidance can make a difference in the implementation of the next steps and be a smoother and more effective process with someone who has taken the journey before us and who can help to lead the way.
The intuitive world realizes that there is a predetermined plan to meet the people in our lives in order to share experiences that are part of our karmic path. Our incarnation often involves the learning of lessons and relationships are the most challenging form of learning. Whether it be parents, lovers, children or others in our lives we reach higher levels of enlightenment because of these connections.
Many relationships struggle at the foundation when the subconscious is ignored and the mind engages in destructive behaviors of jealously, blame, control, possessiveness and judgement because we do not remember our purpose. Seeking guidance in understanding others and ourselves through unconditional love can shift us to attain awareness of our proper role in relationships and get them back to balance so that they can thrive.
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PTSD and Depression is reaching epidemic proportions as we struggle to manage an ever-changing environment. Trauma can leave deep-seeded wounds in the energetic system of the body, it can also have links to patterns from past-lives. Taking a spiritual approach to healing from trauma is a journey into oneself for inner reflection. A return to the source of the trauma and the dismantling of learned behavior can lead to positive results. By learning the higher consciousness of enlightened teachings these can be incorporated into a daily routine and be absorbed into your true nature. The heart knows where the wisdom exists so it often just takes a remembering to spark the re-connection to all things that heal the heart and soul.
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind and has a presence in nearly all cultures around the globe. A shaman is a person who interacts directly with spirits to address illness and depression. The tools they use for healing include soul retrieval, restoration of the power animal, divination, extraction and helping the soul of deceased persons cross over. In tribal communities, shamans have taken on many roles such as healers, doctors, priests, psychotherapist and mystics. Knowledge comes from doing and practicing and many have learned the craft through oral traditions from mentors and other seasoned shamans. These practitioners can see what others cannot as they are able to transcend space and time bridging the outer world with the inner being. Shamanism is a very natural and holistic practice that can better your understanding of your own physical, mental and spiritual abilities. With an experienced shamanic practitioner such as myself, you will find energy medicine protocols that expand the opportunity for healing the body, mind and spirit.
Shamanic practitioners use mystical techniques to identify illnesses and then work on clearing blockages in the body’s chakra systems. Restoring the energetic flow will bring power back to a client who is suffering from an illness.
There are many techniques used from the vast number of cultures who have used this practice to repair the energetic imbalance of body mind and spirit. At times disease and other maladies can be seen through this spiritual method and it can be a call to action to seek traditional medical tests or advice.
On the mental side, the disconnect between mind and body can be a serious issue without unraveling the destructive thoughts and resulting behaviors that have created the incongruence. Bringing to the surface these intrusions on the energetic field can be a helpful resource in clearing and healing.
This practice involves reclaiming a piece of the soul that has been lost due to a trauma. Many of life’s traumas can cause soul loss such as sexual and verbal abuse, an accident, being in a war, being a victim of a violent crime, being involved in a natural disaster, surgery, addiction, divorce or death of a loved one. Any event that causes shock and trauma could cause soul loss. The loss of the soul is not a bad thing, it is the natural process the soul engages in to survive the pain and suffering. Shamanic practitioners believe that a fragmented soul can be the cause of disease and illness. With this process of reintegration of the soul into the body it is possible to align the client’s energies back to a wholeness so that healing can begin.
Divination and Shamanic Journeying
This is the art and practice of discovering knowledge through an inter-dimensional journey to a non-ordinary reality. Through the interpretation of this information from helping spirits a practitioner can break through barriers to understanding what is necessary to heal from psychological and physical issues. This process can also be a tool for spiritual growth as one learns a deeper connection to the unseen world to enhance their overall well-being.
Shamanic practitioners work with misplaced energies in the body by removing them through various methods. Symptoms of these energies are extreme anger, exhaustion, lack of focus or a negative perspective. These energies can be seen by a shamanic practitioner and can be eliminated so that the physical and mental body can recuperate. Stagnant negative energy can be very detrimental to a person’s life and extraction can be very helpful to remove these energetic spiritual intrusions.
The energy of the places in which we live, work and socialize can affect our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Energetically, everything that happens in a home or building – thoughts, actions and emotions – is held there, imprinted on the walls, floors, and furniture. Traumas, arguments, grief, bad luck, depression, shock, stress, sadness, worry, repeated patterns of behavior and ill-health will leave ‘bad vibes’ and the energy stagnates affecting the people who live there, perpetuating the tendency for negative experiences. Space Clearing is a profound and highly effective technique to clear the past energy from a home or business, and make a fresh start.
This word means “soul conductor”. This is the shaman’s role of guiding the soul of a dying person “home”. Sometimes when death occurs, the soul can be unprepared for it’s journey and the help of shamanic practitioner can facilitate this movement to the “other side”. This work is also used when spirits are “lost” by encouraging them to leave the earth plane and move on. This work can also just be as simple as being with a dying person as they transition to ensure that their soul has a peaceful journey to its destination.
Power Animal Retrieval:
Through lack of our awareness of the powerful energies around us we lack personal power. This weakness can cause illness, disease and fears. A shamanic practitioner can restore this power by reconnecting with the spiritual energies of animal totems. It is believed that upon birth every soul arrives with a group of spirits that come to guide, protect and empower us throughout our lives. The retrieval of this spirit animal energy is a very awakening experience and can be an additional tool in building back the whole again. In indigenous cultures it is a celebration met with great enthusiasm by members of the tribe. Reuniting with your spirit animal can bring back vitality and vigor and it is often a help in calming fears and loss.
Although difficult to define, the art of intuition plays a very significant role in our lives. I am blessed with a very keen sense of intuition and can use it to go beyond the “seen world” to enhance the lives of those who are less able to sense the unknown. The ability to sense beyond the “simple view” is of great value in tapping into the subconscious of the soul and bringing about an awareness that often creates clarity and vision into the multi-layers of the human experience. My intuition combined with the ability to engage your spiritual guides can bring profound knowledge and support your life’s journey in amazing ways.
An intuitive reading is a modern description of the ancient practice of divination. Mystics, seers, mediums, clairvoyants, shamans and human oracles, through thousands of years of human history have been consulted by millions of people including kings, queens, emperors and presidents. Psychics have abilities such as clairvoyance, the ability to ‘see’ visions and describe people and places, or clairaudience – the ability to ‘hear’ information from paranormal sources, clairsentient- the ability to sense things from outside an ordinary reality. I am gifted with all three. Realigning thoughtful energies into healthy perceptions of the human experience will often change a person’s life.
This is a term used to refer to a person who communicates with spirits or entities in other realms or dimensions. They are able to receive information by tuning into varying energy fields. Mediums may receive messages through various forms such as hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and feeling from spirit entities. For as long as there have been human beings on the earth there have been many who have believed that life continues beyond the transition of the death of the physical body. What could be more natural then than to seek contact with the the life beyond or inquire about our future? There is a renewal of this practice as people seek to contact their relatives who had passed to the life beyond in order to reduce the feeling of separation and grief surrounding those who have transitioned. I am always humbled to receive guidance from the spiritual world for my clients as it can be a powerful experience for closure or much needed awareness to help heal the soul.
Past Life Regression
Discovering your past lives is a fascinating way to understand who you are as an immortal soul living a human life. It enables you to heal the present through the past and can bring great inner peace. A past-life regression recalls scenes, feelings and memories from another lifetime that one has lived as though it were happening now. In past life regression, you will discover your present life conflicts are often caused by traumatic events in prior lifetimes. Our subconscious mind retains memories from every past embodiment. By addressing the fragmented self, the end result is reclaiming the pieces of your soul that have been scattered and returns all to balance.