I have been in a funk lately, and let me tell you why. A year and a half ago I decided to open my own business called Healing Alma. Alma means “soul” in Portuguese, my native language from Brazil. I am an intuitive energy healer. My energy healing is different than other modalities because I combine all the techniques I have learned (reiki, theta healing, psychic training, and therapy of the soul) into my own thing — I should eventually give it a name.
When I started my business in March of 2018 things were pretty good. I set intentions to grow my clientele monthly and I was really manifesting my creations. I got better and better every time I worked with clients, my clients seemed to really like my work, and I felt I was really on the right track to achieve my biggest dream, which is opening a healing center in a few years. There was only one thing that bothered me. I had a huge desire to know and do more for my clients because energy work is amazing to let go of our past emotional memories and balance our energy centers but it does nothing about future goals and creating a life you absolutely love. I felt this was also an important piece in the healing process for the person, the community, and the planet because, if we love the life we have, I believe we can spread this love and joy to the world.
So I embarked last year on a course to become a life coach. I absolutely love the program I was trained in — the Dream Building program with Life Mastery Institute — because it is designed to help people reconnect with their passions and dreams to create a life they love. I invested a big chunk of our family savings into being a life coach, and I thought I was going to get my returns back and help tons of people to create their dreams almost immediately. So the plan was: 1) Pay my family back, 2) Help lots of people to create a life of their dreams, 3) Create the life of my dreams, 4) Raise the energy of the planet, and 5) Save the planet!!! Boom. I solved the world crises! lol
Well, things didn’t turn out as I expected. As I shifted my energy into being a coach my business started to slow down. Eventually I lost 90% of my energy healing clients, and I was not enrolling anyone into my coaching program. The feelings of frustration, sadness, and helplessness were all around me, and I just wanted to feel good again!! I then started taking a closer look at my life and remembering moments when I felt derailed. Everytime I would take a path in my life and feel completely stuck, I would then change directions and opportunities and resources would start appearing so my path would open up again. So, I decided to put my energy back into energy healing work and all of the sudden new clients started to show up again.
To be honest, I am not quite sure why I decided to drop the energy work since I love it so dearly. I felt it was time to take a new direction in my career path, but I was trying to deny a part of me that is so deep and present in my life. I’ve been a scientist for more than 20 years, and I think the idea of having a more logical business like coaching seemed more appealing to my logical mind. The thing is, I have a gift when it comes to intuitive energy healing and I was trying to forget about this gift. But life would not allow me to forget it, and I am grateful that it didn’t. This is who I am and I am now embracing it with all my heart. I still love the coaching program I was trained in, and I will find a way to incorporate it into my energy healing work. For the moment, though, I am enjoying getting back to the magic that happens when I touch someone’s heart with my energy work.