I am a psychic medium, an Akashic Records reader, an intuitive energy practitioner, and a channel.
I have always been these things to one degree or another, but I didn't foster or name these abilities until later in life. As a child I frequently "knew" things, but I figured everyone did. After my loved ones passed away they would sometimes come visit me, but I figured that was normal. Numerous times as I was growing up A VOICE would tell me something from within my head that kept me from harm's way; that's a dangerous person, a car accident is coming, your tire is about to blow, etc. Most importantly, I always wanted to hug and love everyone from a young age ... energy healer in training! It would be wonderful if I could say I started to understood and embrace these abilities from a young age, but instead I did the opposite of that. All I could feel was that I was different from most others, I was overly emotional, very scattered and frequently depressed. I tried to ignore all these "abilities" and did anything not to have to deal with it. This caused a lot of problems and pain for me and my loved ones from my pre-teen years into my mid twenties. Today, I take everything I learned from those years to assist others along their path. I love it when a "negative" turns into a POSITIVE!
In 1995 (my mid 20's) I began working with mentors, praying, meditating, educating myself about the beautiful side of life and about various ways of looking at spirituality. It was a slow process of self-seeking and evolution; and one that never ends I might add. During this process I also went back to college and got my teaching degree, traveled, got married to a very loving man, had two absolutely amazing sons, and got very BUSY in life. I continued with my prayer and meditation and my other spiritual practices and I continued to be pretty diligent about my personal, emotional and spiritual growth, but the bulk of my energy went to my busy-ness. It wasn't until my father's passing in November of 2009 that I was "cracked open" and all the facets of myself I had been neatly stuffing and pushing away came to the surface.
What I now understand is that my father started guiding me to a deeper/higher aspect of myself from the other side. I don't know where I found the time or energy, but I started a quest. I felt led and compelled to begin meditating 40 minutes a night. In meditation I started connecting with angels and beautiful energy beings and with what I call Source energy. The Love from Source is a feeling that one cannot fully describe. It comes in subtly, like a faint whisper yet it also has the power and strength of the entire Universe behind it. That's it! It's like the Universe is whispering in my ear while powerfully wrapping me and filling me with a feeling that can only be described as love...Love...LOVE. A higher LOVE. A love beyond a human love. Give me more! I'm in!!! Night after night I would meditate. I would welcome in the energies of the angels, the beautiful energy beings, Source, and my dad. I would let whatever needed healing in me come up (memories, emotions, concepts, etc...) and I would sit there in meditation and let Them work on me. Sometimes I would be sobbing as I released stuff, sometimes I would be in awe of how they were showing me a new way to think or be, other times I would just be entertained as a new being would interact with me.
The other thing that started happening during meditation was that I started receiving messages... that's right MESSAGES. So my initial reaction was, "Ok, Crista, you're obviously losing it. If you tell anyone about this they'll lock you up for sure. Keep this under wraps." I was terrified that I was losing my mind. I started writing the messages down during my meditations. They were all based in love, growth, understanding, and healing. I started to realize that I wasn't losing my mind, I was experiencing a gift, but a gift that I needed help with. I received the message during meditation to go to a specific location, which I did. It ended up being a center that offered all kinds of beautiful classes. I walked in and told the gentleman that greeted me, "You'll probably think I'm nuts, but I was led here in my meditation." He just smiled and nodded. It didn't sound crazy to him at all. (Huge sigh of relief!) I went on to explain what was happening in my meditations and he completely understood. I was in the right place! He suggested a beginning Reiki class which I reluctantly (and fearfully) agreed to do.
It wasn't until 2013 that I finally took that Reiki class; and it was wonderful! So, now I was integrating prayer, meditation and Reiki into my daily life. I was connecting with other realms and receiving messages from Loving outside sources. I was studying every book I could get my hands on to help me understand this Other World that had opened up for me. I was processing my father's death, balancing being a wife, a mother, and a full-time teacher while trying to integrate this new Me into the mix. I slowly started opening up more and more with my husband and kids, and later my mom and sister, as to what was going on with me. Of course, since they are my greatest and most loving supporters in life, they supported me in my changes. With my family behind me...anything is possible! However, I realized I also needed more specialized help and guidance, so I found a Psychic Development Class and started attending. At first I was like a fish out of water. The leader would say, "Today we're practicing mediumship readings. I'll partner you up and I want you to read for your partner. Get as much information as you can; male or female, how the person died, the age at death, how they're connected to your sitter ... " WHAT!!!! I had never done this stuff before. I don't know how to connect unless I'm meditating! I had really thrown myself in the deep end. I needed a lot of guidance and practice, but I kept going back, week after week, no matter how intimidating and daunting it was. Since then I've had several different teachers, mentors, and dear friends who have guided me with my growth in this area. My gratitude and appreciation for each of them knows no bounds.
Fast forward to Today.
I continued with Reiki and have been a Reiki Master since 2016. I love Reiki's gentle, beneficial and intuitive nature. I choose to use Reiki as my energy base when doing energy work. However, when I do energy work on myself or others, I do the same as I was taught by Source. This is an integration of Reiki and calling in Angels, Guides, Masters, and of course A higher LOVE... Source energy.
The beautiful, heavenly, healing messages still pour in during these sessions as well.
I'm grateful I jumped in the deep end with my Psychic Development Classes. Once I quit questioning myself I was able to figure out how to use these abilities that I fought against since childhood. Life flows much better when I embrace who I am. I love, Love, LOVE these abilities today. I also love that I get to use these skills to assist others along their journey.
Over time I found that I was naturally accessing what people call the Akashic Records. So I spent about a year studying how to work within the Akashic Records and use those skills to offer Akashic Records readings and past life readings.
The culminating gift is that I get to use my skills as an energy healer, a psychic, a medium and a channel. I get to combine these skills with the insights I've gained in my darkest and lightest hours of life to assist others on their journey. It is thrilling and humbling to be able to do what I do. I am eternally grateful.