**Frequently Asked Questions**
WHAT IS ENERGY?
EVERYTHING is energy. As humans we have a physical body and an energetic “light” body. Both work hand in hand to allow us to experience and feel the world around us. We are energy, and every tangible thing on this planet, as well as “the unseen forces” (i.e., emotions & thoughts) carry their own energetic field. It is the “energy world” that creates the physical realm (the things we touch, taste, see, hear etc.). Energy carries various kinds of “vibrations” or frequencies that are measured on a scale from “low to high.” For example, the energy of fear holds a very low vibration and causes density within our body, which can feel restrictive & often causes diseases or imbalances in our bodies. The energy of love (which is the “opposite” end of the same light spectrum) holds a very high vibrational frequency, thus feeling expansive & empowering within our physical being.
WHAT IS THIS "LIGHT" BODY WITHIN US?
As humans we have 7 main energetic fields within our bodies- often referred to as chakras. You can think of our chakra centers as our primary “antenna” for both feeling & eliciting energy around us. These energetic fields allow us to “tune in” to different vibrational frequencies. Even when our conscious mind isn’t aware of the energy around us, our bodies still feel it, or are affected in some way. In a perfectly healthy person, the 7 chakras work in unison to create life force energy. The body, mind, and spirit benefit from balanced chakras.
The term “chakra” is also Sanskrit for wheel. This refers to the spinning, spherical energy center that makes up a chakra. That energy is ancestrally known as “prana”. You may also recognize this word coming up in other practices. This includes yoga and meditation. "Pranayama" means breath control.
WHAT ARE THE 7 MAIN CHAKRAS (ENERGY CENTERS) IN THE BODY?
The ROOT Chakra: Your 1st chakra is located at the bottom of the tailbone–in the perineum for men & in the cervix for women. This chakra’s role is to connect all of your physical, bodily energy w/ the Earth itself. In other words, this chakra "grounds" you. It’s also linked to everything you need to survive. This includes the act of breathing, eating, sleeping, and experiencing physical security.
**When your 1st chakra is balanced, you’ll feel a deep sense of peace. You’ll feel safe in the knowledge that all of your core needs are met. Because of this, all total body healing starts here.**
The SACRAL Chakra: The 2nd chakra is in your pelvic region, a couple of inches below the belly button. This chakra helps you enjoy your life here on Earth. It’s the energy that motivates you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Above all, indulging in pleasurable activities like sex, artistic activities, and good food. This is your “creative” center.
**When your 2nd chakra is balanced, you’ll truly relish in all the finer things in life. Because of this, you’ll enjoy them without overdoing them.**
The SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra: The 3rd chakra sits in your stomach–around 2-3 inches above the belly button. It’s where your self-confidence and personal power sit together in harmony. This is by far the most powerful supporting chakra for bravery and boundary-setting.
**When your 3rd chakra is balanced, high self-esteem and self-worth are bonus byproducts.**
The HEART Chakra: The 4th chakra is in the chest, in and around the heart space. This chakra is fundamentally just about love. Love is the most healing frequency of all.
**When your 4th chakra is balanced, you are easily able to feel love, compassion & empathy for yourself and others.**
The THROAT Chakra: The 5th chakra sits right in the middle of your throat. Carrying the meaning of the words "very pure", this chakra helps you to quite literally speak up. Because of this, you’ll do so in a smooth, confident, authentic way. In addition, this chakra is your official seat of self-expression. It also gives a voice to your personal preferences, beliefs, & values.
**When your 5th chakra is balanced, you openly and lovingly speak the truth. Moreover, you express yourself in whichever way feels most in alignment at any given time. In other words, there’s nothing that enlightens and inspires those around you like an open throat chakra.**
The THIRD EYE Chakra: The 6th chakra is between the eyebrows–extending to your brain’s pineal gland. This “mystic” energy center opens you up to expanded states of consciousness/awareness. It goes way beyond the 5 senses and the material world we live in. Extrasensory perception (ESP), intuition, and psychic abilities are all born from the third eye. This is because of the brain’s small yet extremely powerful pinecone-shaped gland, known as the pineal gland. Furthermore, long before brain imaging, many ancient cultures knew about the third eye’s presence. They believed it to be our human connection to “The Divine/Spiritual” realm.
**When your 6th chakra is balanced, you’ll feel in tune with the physical and spiritual world. You’ll also be able to better discern your ego (conditioned human mind) from your soul/spirit.**
The CROWN Chakra: The 7th chakra is at the very top of your head, resting on your crown. It is nothing but pure consciousness, connecting you to the Universe. This complete Universe is also known as ‘Om’. And it’s quite literally nothing personal. When it comes to the concept of the crown chakra, it’s something we all have in common. Every human, animal, plant, eco-system, planet, and star has that same lifeforce energy. It’s also worth noting that this chakra exists beyond your unique ego. It is your connection to “God/Divine Source/Creator”, whatever you deem that to be.
**Achieving a balanced 7th chakra is the goal of any spiritual practice. Moreover, it’s not easy to do. Once truly balanced–you’ve achieved enlightenment. In other words, you discover the secret of who you really are. Transcending suffering is known in the Buddhist tradition as "nirvana".**
HOW DO CHAKRAS BECOME “BLOCKED” OR IMBALANCED?
Chakras can get “clogged” and cause numerous problems in our everyday lives.
Imagine a beautiful, flowing stream in a mountainous forest. Undisturbed, the water will flow from the very top of the mountain to the very bottom. It will eventually lead to the sea. This is water’s natural course, right? But imagine now that due to an extreme storm, the biggest, heaviest, boulder you’ve ever seen rolls into the stream. It’s now blocking the flow.
Because of this, the current stops, unable to access any land below the boulder. This is a perfect analogy for how the chakras work because the flowing water mirrors the flow of energy through the energy centers.
Some of the giant rocks of life that can “block” our chakras are: work stress, financial turmoil, poor diet, sexual oppression, low self-esteem, suppressed emotions especially anger, illness, grief, heartbreak, rejection, resentment, fear, anxiety, stubbornness & “tunnel vision", denial etc.
WHY DO MULTIPLE CHAKRAS GET "BLOCKED"?
Every experience in life is “felt” by our energy centers. Thoughts, emotions, relationship situations & experiences become embedded in our chakra systems. Chakras can become blocked, dim, depleted, overly exerted or expanded; and when one center is out of alignment it can cause a trickle effect on the others. Even though the chakras can get clogged individually, they can also get clogged in clusters. Although the chakras are powerful beyond measure–they’re also pretty sensitive to all of your human experiences. Thankfully, just as the chakras can be blocked or imbalanced, so too can they be cleared & aligned.
HOW DO WE "UNBLOCK" OR ALIGN OUR CHAKRAS?
There are a variety of ways you can unblock and open your chakras, and it can be quite easy to do. Simple ways to get started are with chakra meditations, chakra crystals, using affirmations and by making behavioral & life-style changes. It’s important to remember that WE ALL need clearing and aligning of the chakras. The more we clear these centers, we start to become aware & in-tune with their energy & their purposes. It’s like peeling back layers of an onion- - & the more we remove energy that no longer serves our highest & best, we can begin to heal our physical bodies & feel more empowered. Energy healing with a practitioner is a great way to have your chakras cleared.
WHAT IS SHAMANIC LIGHT-GUIDED ENERGY HEALING?
Samantha & Maria are psychic/intuitive mediums who have been trained & certified as Shamanic Practitioners. In this healing modality they act as a “hollow bone” for Spirit to deliver light energy healing & messages to their clients. They do not use their own energy to heal anyone, but rather act as clear channels or vessels to bridge the Divine light energy from the Spiritual Realm to their clients. During these sessions, Maria & Samantha go into trance-like states and are guided by Spirit on the areas of the mind, body and/or soul that require energy clearing and/or balancing. Often, they can be shown "ancestral wounds" as well, that date back many generations. Because we are all energy & we're all connected, this energy from the past can still exist within us today. Ancestral clearing is a form of energy healing that traces back to the "original wound" in order to acknowledge & heal from it. This has profound effects for the individual person receiving the healing, as well as energetic effects on their entire ancestral lineage. Additionally, energy "extractions" are a way to clear intrusions within the body and chakra's that originated from another person/source and negatively impact our own energetic field & well-being. "Energy intrusions" are very common as we interact with many people in our daily lives, and we all have a tendency of absorbing others' emotions, thoughts, etc. in a very unconscious manner, but nonetheless the energy still affects our internal state of being.
Samantha & Maria receive a great deal of healing wisdom & guidance pertinent to their clients’ individual lives, while in their Shamanic journeying states. These are wonderful sessions if you’re wanting a deeper look into potential energy blockages or intrusions within your body; plus, you’ll also receive clearing of some of these issues and guidance from Spirit on how best to move forward with your continued healing process.
WHAT KIND OF SPIRIT-GUIDED READINGS DO SAMANTHA & MARIA OFFER?
Samantha & Maria act as clear channels to deliver a plethora of limitless readings/messages from Spirit. They offer straight mediumship (to connect you with loved ones in Spirit/on the “other side), dream interpretation, animal communication (w/pets in Spirit or still living in the physical realm), psychometry (reading the energy/history of an object such as a piece of jewelry, antique, etc.), Spirit Guide and/or power animal retrieval (a Shamanic modality that allows you to meet your very own Spirit Guides and/or power animal to begin building a working relationship with them), Angel connection, medical intuition (via an energetic aura scan or organ sweep) & Akashic record readings.
WHAT IS AN AKASHIC RECORD READING?
“The Akashic Records are a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. This vibrational body of consciousness exists everywhere in its entirety and is completely available at all times and in all places. As such, the records are an experiential body of knowledge that contains everything that every soul has ever thought, said, and done over the course of its existence, as well as all its future possibilities. Accessing your own Akashic Records allows the wisdom of the Akasha (a Sanskrit word meaning primary substance, that, out of which all things are formed) to shine a light in your life ~ illuminating your path, making sense of your life’s challenges, and opening the door to deepening the connection with your own soul.” -Dr. Linda Howe
YOUR own Akashic Record is your soul signature or “blueprint” of all your incarnations. It brings forth information & knowledge about past, present and potential future lives, helping to bring clarity and healing to your current journey. When accessing your record you can ask questions regarding a specific situation in your current life, or you can simply ask for wisdom & guidance from the perspective of your Higher Self/Soul.
WHAT OTHER "SPECIALTY" SERVICES DO SAMANTHA & MARIA OFFER?
Our “specialty” services include Psychopomp/Death Doulas, Soul Igniter Healing, Monopoly of Light Healing, Yin/Yang Healings, Regression Hypnotherapy, Moms-To-Be Healing, Couples Healing, House Clearing (w/ Samantha only) and Holistic Health & Wellness and Spiritual Coaching. Please refer to our specialty sessions page for detailed descriptions of these modalities.
WHAT IS A "DEATH DOULA" & THE PSYCHOPOMP PROCESS?
A "death doula" helps to facilitate a soul's transition into the afterlife. He/she is also someone who provides comfort to a person while in the dying/transitioning process & support for their loved ones. The Shamanic Psychopomp process works in various ways- depending on what the soul needs. Samantha & Maria can communicate with a person's Higher self while they are in a "comatose" state, on life support and/or actively dying. By doing so they can assist the soul with finding peace to "move on"- in whatever capacity that soul chooses. Psychopomp is also used to help souls who have already left the physical world (however long ago) to "crossover" into the Light. It's important to understand that when some people die, they opt not to "go to the Light" for various reasons. This modality helps them to do so peacefully & "on their own terms." **Of note, Maria was a Hospice RN & Samantha an Oncology RN- thus both have STRONG experience & knowledge about the dying process from both a medical standpoint, as well as a Spiritual one.**
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ENERGY HEALING AND/OR READING IS "THE RIGHT" ONE FOR ME?
Go with your gut instinct! But if you’re still conflicted just know that Maria & Samantha consult their Guides & your Guides prior to your session to determine what your soul is in need of @ this time.
ARE THE HEALING MODALITIES YOU OFFER A "CURE" FOR DISEASES AND/OR AILMENTS?
While each of us is more than capable of healing ourselves, it's important to know that the healing process is just that- - an ever evolving & on-going process. Each individual requires different things within their processes to heal & feel more empowered & fulfilled in life. All modalities that we offer are not meant to be "cures" but are powerful aides in each individuals' healing journey. Our sessions offer insight from Higher states consciousness/Spirit, bring awareness to potential/already known issues within the body, re-calibrate/balance/re-align DNA & "problem" areas in the energetic & physical body & provide guidance & wisdom on how best to move forward with your continued health & wellness journey. Through the "holistic" approach (meaning equal focus on the mind, body & soul), we as Registered Nurses have both lived & witnessed profound healing experiences. Our modalities get to the "root causes" of your DIS-eases/ailments and provide valuable information on how best to heal them. We are here to support, empower & guide our clients on how to become their own master healers.