A little bit about Christina
Welcome to my sacred space…I’m so glad you’re here!
Growing up, my life was spent mainly between living in Maryland and visiting New England throughout the year, then making Newport, RI my ‘permanent’ home after college. I’m most definitely an East Coast gal through and through. I can’t get enough of the Atlantic Ocean!
My journey with spirit started many years ago as a young child. 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 beloved pets. They were as real as the person that is reading this information now. Growing up, my days and nights were spent playing with the many animals we had as pets, or with the many animals people sadly dumped on our property. We had the acreage, so it seemed as if the community that surrounded our property felt it was ‘ok’ to do that. We were fine with it, being a family full of animal-loving advocates, were happy to give these poor creatures a safe and loving home.
Since I spent so much time with animals, and very little time with my siblings, or other humans for that matter, I know there were times I would speak of individuals that I ‘befriended’ around the property, but no one in my family would really understand what I was referring to, and looking back at it now…understandably so. Certainly one might conclude that since I spent so much time on my own wandering around with my furry little friends, my imagination might have been in overdrive, and therefore I might have needed to create imaginary pals to share time and space with, which...certainly wouldn’t have been too far off of course given the scenario at that time. When I decided to share my experiences with the ‘people’ I would encounter on our property with my Mother one day, she decided I was old enough, and explained the history of the property to me. It wasn’t until that time that it all began to make sense...even to a very young child. This wasn’t just an old manor home set in the middle of an expansive, 66 acre piece of land in the center of Simpsonville, Maryland (now known as Columbia) this was a historic property that was once home to to Hans Kindler, the founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, who is still interred on the property just a few feet away in the cemetery just a few yards from the home. She went on to share a little more of the important, deeper history of the home. Learning that this home was a part of the Underground Railroad, and what that meant exactly, allowed me to begin piecing together some spiritual and paranormal events and experiences that I had on the property as I would explore the house, graveyard, stables and the land. They weren’t just ‘figures, shapes or shadows’ in these different locations to me. I would see actual human and animal forms. Mostly standing, inquisitively looking at me, and I at them, then the image or residual form would fade eventually. I never felt threatened or uneasy, always curious. I always assumed everyone could see or sense what I was. I would experience the same in the graveyard and in the woods that were just behind the house. It all started to make so much more sense, and I was so grateful for the knowledge and background that my Mother shared with me…even to this day. The puzzled feeling of the various paranormal experiences were finally starting to come together. Growing up in that home was a kind of ‘springboard’ in my journey to developing my innate gift(s) of intuition (which I wholeheartedly believe we all possess) and working on my deepening my connection with spirit.
Fast forward to modern day. My husband Christopher and I have traveled and lived in so many places around the United States (RI, CT, AZ, CO) but I have to share that in most recent times we had the wonderful experience 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 attempt to keep it brief (although I don’t think I’ve done a good job of that so far ;)! Living there brought me within driving distance to a wonderful place called the 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 best psychic mediums in the world, like Janet Nahovec, Judith Rochester, Lisa Williams, James Van Praagh, and Barbara Sanson to name a few…we were also able to host what I think might’ve been their first ever candle pouring class in this sacred community! What an honor! Truly, 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 happened 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 Psychic Intuitive, Spiritual Counselor, Healer 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 readings are different than just cards or straight mediumship. 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 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. It’s 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 nothing, yet 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 magickal, loving support and healing properties as well. 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 sychronicities 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.
The only way to fully heal the body and mind is by healing the Spirit within.
It’s written in the stars…
I’m a ‘Charm City’ girl, born March 3rd, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. This birthdate is allowing me to be a Pisces with a Moon in Sagittarius and an Rising in the sign of Taurus during my time here on earth. In Human Design terms, I am a Manifestor. Human Design is a language and system of classifications, visually representing human experience. Its many components represent different aspects of how we function. It names our feelings and offers insights into how different parts of us work.
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.
Yes, we are a sacred space where candlelight and moonlight mingle…as we pour certain candles during the New and Full Moons, but we are so much more than just a candle shoppe. And, yes…we spread light and kindness one candle at a time by donating 30% from every retail candle sold to charitable causes, but we are so much more than just a candle shoppe…so we hope one day, if you’re ever in the Eastford, CT area…you’ll stop in and see what beautiful things are taking place!
From my hands, heart and home to yours, I wish you the brightest blessings, always in all ways!