From a young age, I knew I could trust the Universe to guide me.
In my early twenties, I was always excited to experiment with different meditation techniques, and to learn all that I could about yoga and its spiritual quality. Fortunately, the dedication and hard work I put into studying and perfecting these techniques helped reveal to me my true self.
Although we are constantly growing and changing with each passing day, I know that my destiny here on earth is to help spread Peace, Love and Light to others – and each one possesses a valuable purpose:
To bring Peace:
To provide someone with peace is to help them feel grounded and balanced in all aspects of life. Peace helps quiet the mind and the inner voice. It helps us to become aware of our own energy patterns and habits, and helps shift us in a positive direction.
To bring Love:
To provide someone with love is to help them live from a place of gratitude, and to teach them to appreciate all that they already have. The more we give thanks for what we already have, the more things naturally flow our way.
To bring Light:
To provide someone with light is to help them connect with and open their eyes to the pure, calming beauty of nature and animals.
Most importantly, these qualities help us to move through life treating others the way we would want to be treated. The Universal light force energy in our body and the energy field around it, called the aura, bring light and clarity; helping us to move away from darkness and toward the natural healing process.
These qualities also restore physical and emotional well being. Through Reiki and other healing energy techniques, I help my clients to feel connected to their higher power/Universal intelligence which leads them to feel safe, happy, and generally grateful for life. Light energy can then be passed on to others throughout their day.
Knowing that we are not alone on this journey and that we are all connected can be deeply comforting on both a conscious and subconscious level.
A little back history…
When I was in my mid 20’s, I had opportunities to compete in bikini contests, fitness competitions and pageants, including Miss Universe Canada 2004.
I had opportunities to travel around the world where I did both photo shoots and make-up for other models. I had a very blessed opportunity to shoot three solo calendars in Ibiza, Mykonos and Toronto. I also made appearances at trade shows and at big fitness events like Mr. Olympia and The Arnold classic. I was also blessed during my twenties to become a full ACTRA member, which has allowed me to work in film, television and commercials for over twelve years now.
Even though it seemed as though outer body image was the focus, I always stayed true to being a good, kind hearted, positive-energy individual.
I can confidently say that all of my successes would not have been reached to their full potential if I was not a good person with a genuine soul. Karma has a powerful way of keeping the energy you put out flowing back to you.
My Journey To Becoming a Reiki Master
My path to becoming a Reiki Master has been a truly incredible one; one of continuous and never-ending discovery. Below is the story of how I got where I am today.
In 2006, my gateway into Light, Energy, Spirits, The Universe and uplifting Mantras designed to raise vibrations came into fruition – and this is thanks to a truly powerful and wise Teacher, Astrologist and Life Enhancement Coach, Chantal Patenaude. Chantal has been teaching and leading conferences in the Toronto area and in Arizona for over 30 years. After years of practicing yoga, mantras and meditation, I wanted to deepen my spiritual connection with everything in our Universe, as well as learn how to harness my own energy.
Completing Reiki Level 1
In 2010, decided to take my Reiki Level 1 with Lorena Colarusso (www.lorenacolarusso.com) – a registered Psychotherapist, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Emotional Clearing Facilitator and Master NLP Practitioner with advanced training in various somatic and Energetic Therapies. Before I was ready to complete my Reiki Level 1, I needed to complete a clearing within myself – and Lorena was the perfect person to help me get started. But due to our differing locations, I felt that it was time to find a new Reiki Master to guide me on my path.
In 2011, I started working with Sandra Levy, who is also an amazing Psychotherapist and Hypnotist.
Sandra studied at Transformational Arts College and currently teaches there. Although Sandra never taught me Reiki, I went for regular sessions with her over the years where she did Reiki on me, and I continue to practice what I have learned. Experiencing the sessions from the client’s point of view has helped me to understand what I want to incorporate into my practice, and has helped with my personal learning. Sandra was the one who taught me about sound as a healing morality, and well as its essential role in creating clearing in people and animals.
Completing Reiki Level 2
In 2015, I was ready to take my Reiki Level 2 – and felt it would be a good idea to start this level with someone who didn’t know me or anything about my life. It would be a new, fresh start. And so, I started studying with Paul Lara (www.qibelly.com), the owner of QiBelly who teaches Reiki, Meditation, Qi Gong, Ti Chi.
Paul was completely different than the other two teachers I studied with, which made sense since he studied in Japan and China learning classic Chinese lineages. The symbols and mantras were different, but I welcomed and enjoyed a newfound energy field. After completing the weeks required to get my Level 2 certificate, I began to practice on family, friends and clients.
Completing Reiki Level 3
In 2016, I felt like I had more leaning to do, as learning is a lifelong process. I was fortunate to have found a teacher and mentor that I connected with in every way by the name of Vivian Osal (www.osal.ca). Simply being in her presence made me want to learn everything she knew.
Vivian is a Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master, Trance Channeller and Intuitive Healer who works with Past Life Regression and The Akashic Records. I decided to retake my Reiki Level 2 with Vivian and continued to complete my Reiki Level 3 Personal mastery level, as well as my Level 1 in learning how to read Akashic Records with her, too.
Where I Am Today
Now, in my late-thirties after years of studying and completing my Reiki courses, life has a totally different feel to it. I’m confident, mature, possess a sense of clarity and am grounded in my roots. I continue to do sessions with Vivian and understand that my journey of learning will never be over.
I have an understanding of the types of people and things I need to surrounded myself with. I keep a positive energy field for myself, my two wonderful children, Dylan and Faith, and my husband, Dr. Aubrey Green. I live out my belief that creating and maintaining a positive space, both in my professional and personal life, is an important responsibility that benefits the important people in my life.
P.S.; Please feel free to check out my teachers’ sites (linked to their names) and, if you feel a connection to any of them, indulge in a session! Having a positive, clear connection of love and trust is the most important thing you need when choosing who to connect with in your session.
What I’ve Learned Working at Addiction Rehab Toronto
Over the last two years I have been working at Addiction Rehab Toronto, an alcohol and drug treatment centre, which has provided me with the opportunity to work with people from all different walks of life.
The end result is always the same: people need a constructive and safe space to lead them deeper into their healing process. They need Universal energy from their higher power to change old energy patterns and habits. Reiki and healing energy work can help them heal from within on a number of levels. As Reiki energy moves through the body, it helps to bring areas of emotional and physical hurt/pain into balance. It even helps to release things that have happened many, many years ago.
In 2016, I went through a bit of a down period myself.
In 2016 I went through a bit of a down period myself. My dad was diagnosed with stage four skin cancer in April and by September 29th, two days after my birthday, he passed away peacefully in my arms. I had the opportunity to perform Reiki on him, my mom, sister and brothers as we all sat with him during the laboured breathing period. I had a gut feeling he did not want to die in front of them all. I was right, and a few hours after everyone left for the night he very calmly took his last breath.
I was in an energy trance, talking to him about how marvellous heaven was and how so comforting it would be to finally meet our maker and how many other spirits were waiting for him up there. The funny thing is my dad was old school and never believed in Energy work and would tease me by calling me a witch. I know the flow of Reiki Energy comforted him on his last little bit on earth. I have always known that spirits stay connected to earth and the more open you are to signs the more you can feel this connection. This music was playing at the time.