Truthfully, I have always been this way...you know...spiritual. I acquired my first crystal (tigers eye) via minor theft (finder's keepers O_o) in the third grade. (I have since forgiven myself for that incident.) I talked to my special friends as a little girl. On my first trip to Sedona when I about 7, I knew it was magical. I would read about fairies and mermaids and never believed they were mythical. I have always had one foot here and and the other in other realms of existence. I am trained as an artist, more specifically in sculpture although I have never limited myself to it. After receiving my MFA in 2007, and subsequently experiencing several life-changing events, I became engrossed in embarking on what many would call a "spiritual" journey.
I always had healing intentions. I would cry, pray, laugh, and sing into my artwork with the intention that everyone who would see it would have a healing experience. My studio was even secretly rigged with crystals and deliberate feng shui placements. I even burned sage and incense regularly. I did all of this without really knowing why. I wasn't trying to be "spiritual"; I was doing what I felt made sense. It wasn't until much later that I realized I was onto something "spiritual" and "other-worldy".
Having been in school for all of those years (only taking a year off in between) trained me to study everything except myself. So when it was all over and the only things left were me, the world, and decisions, I started to ask myself those big questions. Who am I? What is life? What is love?...In my search for the "rest of my life", Reiki sparked my interest early on, but at the time I didn't have the money to go to any classes. For the next few years, I worked in and out of the Art world in New York but quickly grew dissatisfied even though I had plenty of fun in the process. I was deep in spiritual study and my soul was calling for more. My real passions are traveling, connecting with people (especially children) all over the world, and sharing as much love and creativity as possible while doing it. Along those lines I somehow managed to land a teaching job in Seoul, South Korea. After teaching lovely Korean children for a year and saving money, I decided it was time learn Reiki, and Miss Kiki turned into Kiki.
Since then I have been building this business, exploring my gifts, writing, and spreading love around. I think that catches us up, no?
Are you ready to go through the fire with me? Chaka Khan plays as I contemplate how to introduce myself. Well that is what this whole healing thing is like, you get baptized by fire. I have had to face those things I thought were impossible and push through. On the other side I was left with a person I have truly come to love.
For Once in my life by Stevie Wonder plays and I smile. It describes my journey exactly. It is about seeing how finally I have found who I was searching for in myself. The strength that somehow I mustered as I went through the fire helped to put love in my hands. It's a love that isn't going anywhere.
Stay in my Corner by The Dells plays and it is exactly how I feel about all of the support I feel that surrounds me. I hear more "I love yous" everyday than I ever heard in my life.
End of the Road by Boyz II Men plays and I laugh about all of the doubts that come in my head. Will this last? Will the laughter continue? Am I crazy? Healing? Reiki? This is the song of my ego. The ego doesn't want to let go. I am learning to love it for what it can give and teach it to behave in all other circumstances. I listen to its song and smile.
I'm unforgettable and no, Nat King Cole isn't playing.
So what have you learned?
I listen to Pandora when I write.
I am not really into modern music.
Everything means something to me.
I like to write.