About Christina

My journey with Spirit began very early for me. It seemed naturally woven into the fabric of everyday life. Conversations at the kitchen table flowed seamlessly between this world and the next. Our home in Simpsonville, Maryland (now known as Columbia) was a part of the Underground Railroad, so as you might imagine, the property was rich with history and happenings, both in the physical and spiritual sense. 

Animals were always a part of our family, for as long as I can remember. They were more than mere companions—they were like bridges to something beyond to what the naked eye could see, and at a very young age, I knew my connection to animals was as real as the words you read before you here. I was never without a cat or a dog by my side growing up. 

Sadly, it seemed like every week, there were all sizes and types of animals that were abandoned on the side of our road, seeking refuge on our property. We always welcomed them in, creating a haven for the voiceless. My family’s love for animals knew no bounds, and our property quickly became a sanctuary for those no longer desired by their original owners.

As the youngest of 4, loneliness and imagination danced together as my elder siblings weren’t too interested in my ‘tagging along’ for any of their outings or sleepovers with friends, so it really was me and the animals, spending the most time together. Then, there were those “befriended” individuals on our property - were they perhaps figments of an overactive mind, or ethereal companions? Perhaps both. In the quiet moments, I shared space with unseen friends, and my heart attuned to whispers from realms beyond. It felt safe, and it never frightened me. If anything, it felt very natural and normal.

Throughout this beautiful property, I didn’t perceive mere shapes or shadows. Instead, I saw distinct human and animal forms. They stood there, inquiringly observing me, and I reciprocated by studying them. Eventually, their images would dissipate, leaving behind a lingering impression. Curiously, I never felt threatened or uneasy; rather, I remained intrigued. I assumed that everyone else could also perceive these entities.

The same phenomenon occurred in the graveyard and the woods behind our house. It all began to make sense, thanks to the knowledge and background my mother shared with me about this home’s history. These paranormal experiences, once puzzling, now weave together into a coherent narrative. My childhood home acted as a springboard for developing my innate intuition, a gift I believe all of us possess. Through this, I continue to deepen my connection with spirit.

Fast forward to more recent times, my husband Christopher and I have lived in various places across the United States - Rhode Island, Connecticut, Colorado, New York, and now Arizona, but New England will always be home for us both. Since we both grew up on the East Coast, I think that Christopher and I find our hearts anchored by the Atlantic Ocean. Its magnetic force calls to us constantly. It always will. The rhythmic waves, the salty breeze…like an old friend that never tires of sharing its secrets. 

However, I want to highlight our wonderful experience living in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo was truly amazing in many ways, and I could talk about it for hours. But for the sake of brevity (although I admit I haven’t been very concise so far!), I’d like to share some key points about Buffalo and its amazing people.

Living in Buffalo brought me close to a special place called the Lily Dale Assembly. Established in 1879, it’s a hub for mediumship and healing in Western New York. Here, I had the privilege of attending both in-person and online classes, learning from some of the world’s best healers, spiritual teachers and psychic mediums. Names like Janet Nahovec, Judith Rochester, Lisa Williams, James Van Praagh, and Barbara Sanson come to mind…and I must include Sarah Carr and Tim Shaw as well. Truly, there are so many incredibly individuals to list here that were instrumental in my spiritual journey. 

Buffalo, in my eyes, is an amazing place to visit, and to live! I call it one of America’s “best kept secrets.” There is so much to see and experience there. If you happen to be traveling there anytime soon, reach out…I’ll tell you some of the best places to visit, shop and dine! 

As a responsible Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Healer (animal Reiki too!) and Reiki Master Teacher, my education, experience, guidance and spiritual practice that I offer you will always be  respectful, honest, authentic and held in a sacred space honoring your needs.

My approach to readings are varied. A particular Reading (Intuitive Blend Candle Reading) that I offer includes a 100% soy and beeswax consciously crafted candle based on our time together. The information that comes through me, for you, comes from a place of a higher power. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I’ll never offer a reading or healing service without the power of God and love in my heart, ever. I may use Saint, tarot or oracle cards. I may not. It simply depends where my intuition and where Spirit guides me. My readings are my own, and I follow no specific protocol. I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Its roots are my foundation. When people ask me “what religion or faith do you follow?” My answer is a simple one...and my reply usually is “I am everything...and I am nothing.” Because truly, that’s how I feel. I am a part of, and connected to the All, yet attached to nothing in particular...but I do call upon the Catholic Saints often for assistance as well as the earth and the heavens for their loving support and healing energies.

Some people may use the term ‘Benedecaria’ which means ‘way of blessing.’ I’m not 100% sure that’s what I do, but so far that’s the closest I’ve come to a term or ‘label’ for it.

While living in Buffalo, I decided to expand my spiritual knowledge by becoming a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui and Tibetan Traditions. I’ve also received professional training in the Raindrop Technique through The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE) which is a nonsecular educational organization dedicated to assembling research and disseminating information on the healing properties and therapeutic applications of essential oils. Additionally, I have received Certifications for Spiritual Life Coaching and Spiritual Healing through the world-renowned spiritual teacher and psychic medium James Van Praagh. I am also an ordained minister by the Order of Melchizedek.

For those interested in experiencing a Reiki and/or Spiritual Healing session with me, know that all of my appointments take place on an Richway-Fuji Amethyst, Tourmaline and Quartz Crystal BioMat that is approved by the FDA.

I am passionate about helping people becoming the best version of themselves. Much of what I offer is a beautiful, loving and gentle process that takes time and patience on both of our parts, and I promise you that I will be with you every step of the way. My experience(s), guidance, love and support are available to guide you as you navigate the emotional waters in finding your Soul’s calling, why you are here, and what you are meant to be doing during your time here on earth, and recognize the parts of you that call to be heard, healed and released once and for all. I will assist you in how to recognize signs, symbols and synchronicities that are all part of the unique language of the Universe that surround you every single day. How these are used to convey messages, guidance and direction, and how to incorporate this into your everyday lives.

Through my own personal experiences, I’ve found that the only way to heal the body and mind is by healing the Spirit within. 

If you’ve made it this far, I appreciate your taking the time to stay the course. I am a work in progress. I’m an evolutionary being, and things at my sacred space known as Mystic Pines Candle Co., are evolving and unfolding in a beautiful and positive way, every single day.

So here I am, an East Coast gal, living in the desert. Forever ocean-kissed and spirit-touched, weaving memories into the fabric of my existence. 

From my hands, heart and home to yours, I wish you the brightest blessings, always in all ways!