My journey with spirit started many years ago as a young child, around the age of 5 years old. My experiences with ‘the other side’ were as common as sitting down at the kitchen table and having a casual conversation with family members, or playing with my own pets. They were as real as the person that is reading this information. At this time in my life, I just assumed that everyone was seeing the same figures, shapes, floating lights and activities taking place around me. Being the youngest of 4 children, I spent most of my days playing alone, and kept company with the many animals we had running around, along with many of the animals people would literally ‘dump’ on the side of our propery. I’m not sure if word got out around town that we happened to be animal lovers, or that we had plenty of space to allow animals to roam freely and safely...but either way, my time was spent bonding with these beautiful creatures. Certainly one might deduce that since I spent so much time on my own wandering around, my imagination might have been in overdrive, and therefore needed to create imaginary pals to share time and space with, which...certainly wouldn’t have been too far off of course. When I shared my experiences with my Mom, she shared with me the history of the property...and it began to make sense...even to a very young child.
This was a historic property that was once home to to Hans Kindler, the founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, who is still interred to this day on the property just a few feet away in the cemetery that still stands. She also shared a little more of the beautiful, yet dark history of our home. It was at that time that my empathic nature really started to ‘kick in.’ It was always there...but the news of learning that this home was a part of the Underground Railroad, and what that meant exactly, it assisted me in piecing together some spiritual and paranormal events and experiences that I had on the property. I loved exploring the old house, the burial sites just feel from our front porch, the old barn and stables...and I always seemed to have a slew animals following me around as I did this. You could say that living on this property was a kind of a 'springboard' that guided me in to developing my sensitivities more and more as I grew older.
Fast forward to more moderns times....
My husband and I have traveled quite a bit, and lived in so many different places around the United States (RI, CT, AZ, CO & NY) but I have to say that in most recent times we had the benefit and blessing of living in Buffalo, New York. Living in Buffalo was amazing on so many levels, that I could spend hours talking about it, but for this bio’s sake (and for your attention span :) I’ll keep it brief! Living there brought me within driving distance to a special place called Lily Dale Assembly, WNY’s home for Mediumship and healing since 1879. Not only was I able to experience in-person (and online) classes and learn from some of the most seasoned psychic mediums in the world, like Janet Nahovec, Judith Rochester, Lisa Williams, James Van Praagh, Barbara Sanson, Timothy Shaw, Sarah Carr and Susi Rosinski, but our little candle company was also able to host what I think might’ve been their first ever candle pouring class in this sacred community! Buffalo, in my eyes, is an amazing place to visit and to live, and I call it one of America’s “best kept secrets!” There is so much to experience there...and if you are into spiritualism and the paranormal, I’m happy to share more information with you. There is a wonderful community of support there like I have not found anywhere else!
As a responsible Empathic Intuitive, Healer and Spiritual Liaison, my education and spiritual practice that I offer to you will continue to evolve and change. The information that comes through me to you comes from a place of a higher power.
I may use tarot cards...I may not. I might bring in the wisdom, grounding and healing energy of crystals, or I may not?
It truly depends where Spirit takes me!
My readings are my own, and I follow no specific protocol. I have Roman Catholic roots as my foundation, and there may be some earth-based energy in my handcrafted candle preparation.
When people ask me “what religious faith do I follow?” My answer is a simple one...my reply is “I am everything...and I am nothing.” Because truly...that’s how I feel. I am nothing, yet I am a part of the All...the One...the Creator, yet attached to nothing in particular.
I do call upon the Archangels and Saints often for assistance. Some people may use the term ‘Benedecaria’ which means ‘Way of Blessing’ and I’m not 100% sure that’s what I do, but so far...that’s the closest I’ve come to a term for it.
The ever-changing landscape on our Earth and shifting universal energies are bringing many to ask deeper questions about their purpose, wisdom, and access to their lineage and ancestors. Many are feeling more tired, disconnected, isolated, and anxious about the future. Yet, we know that all energy is connected, and we are guided by a higher power and our own higher self...and we feel more and more guided to align ourselves with like-minded souls. Sometimes we need to be reminded that the answers we seek truly lie within us...we just have to remember who we are.
Over a year and a half ago, I was guided to Athena Perrakis and her phenomenal team at Sage Goddess. I had such a strong desire to continue to develop my psychic gifts, and found her through social media. I feel so blessed that I have! At the end of 2022, I will be receiving my certification as a Soul Shift Healer, Manifestation Guide and Oracle and Spirit Channel through her accredited Soul Shift and Crystal Master Level II curriculums independently governed by the World Metaphysical Association (WMA), the Council of Holistic Healers (ACHH), International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM and the International Energetic Healing Association (IEHA).
If you’ve made it this far in my bio, I appreciate your taking the time to stay the course. I am a work in progress...an evolutionary being, and let me tell you...things at Mystic Pines Candle Co., are evolving on a daily basis in a very positive way, every single day!
Wishing you brightest blessings, always in all ways!