My Sacred Journey We are called at some point in our lives to fulfill our soul's mission. My call came in 2003.
A beach kid born to hippie parents the Year the World Caught Fire I remember my mom meditating, practicing yoga and being a total health food nut. I talked to God all of the time and every night I prayed asking God and the angels to protect everyone I loved, the earth, the animals and the children. It was so natural for me I didn't think of it as being anything other than normal.
I'm blessed to have been exposed to many different ways of worshipping Godwhile growing up and even though I'm non-denominational, my faith is strong. I embrace all paths that lead to God: I love Jesus and the Holy Family, Buddha Light, the Earth and the Holy energies that have anchored love, compassion, peace, and joy to our world. True to my given birth name, Sophia, lover of wisdom -for over thirty years I've enjoyed studying Eastern philosophy, Taoism, Confucianism, Law of Attraction, Shamanism, Humanism, Zen Buddhism, mysticism, energy healing. cosmology, Sufism, and Christianity. The more I learn, the more I'm inspired to learn.
As a natural intuitive empath and multi-sensitive, I come from generations of intuitives and for the last 26 years I've given spiritual intuitive guidance to others. Since 2004, I've been blessed to provide energy healing, Reiki and empowering intuitive information to thousands of people all over the world.
My love for children led me to become a teacher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology Child Educational Center, my love for writing led me to become a technical writer/trainer during the technology boom in the Silicon Valley, and my lovefor music led me to work at Warner Bros. Records. After enjoying these positions I became a paralegal in downtown Los Angeles for some of the largest litigation and environmental firms. I was fortunate to work at Girardi/Keese the firm that arbitrated the infamous cases that the movie Erin Brockovich was based. I learned so much spiritually and professionally at Girardi/Keese handling over 700+ cases and meeting many interesting people including former Vice President Joseph Biden (he was a Senator at the time) and former Presidential nominee John Edwards.
An ardent supporter of academia, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in child psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and my Master of Arts degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College & Children's School. I've had the privilege of participating in multiple academic research studies including:
Brown University 2007: Qualitative Assessment of Spiritual Medicine and Faith Healing Practitioners in the United States.
University of Southern California 2015: Medical Anthropology: Shamanic Reiki.
University of California, Santa Barbara 2015: Universal Life Church Ministers and Reiki Practitioners.
Harvard University/Center for Reiki Research 2015, 2016: The Therapeutic Benefits of Reiki.
California State University, San Marcos 2016: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing.
Mount Saint Mary's University 2017: Reiki in Integrative Nursing.
Actively meditating since 1997, my own spiritual practice includes daily meditation, prayer, connecting with nature, and regular management of my own energy and chakras.I love playing outside, riding horses, running, biking, cooking, and enjoying the simplicities of daily life.
Your Soul knows the geography of your destiny...it will take you where you need to go... Father John O'Donohue