This is my first blog and I’m extremely excited to be taking on this new venture. I’d like to introduce myself a bit first. I’m a Holistic practitioner, Reiki Master and Bio-Energy Healer, who is also certified in Shamanic Healing practices. I’m an artist as well, and my main artistic focus, as of late, has been creating Soul Portraits.
A soul portrait is a living and breathing portrait of not just your pretty face, but also includes elements of your soul lineage, or whatever your higher self sees fit to share with me on our initial energy reading. I seal these portraits once they’re done, with energetic codes and this way create a beautiful talisman, which can serve you in many ways; either as a sacred object you meditate in front of and from which you can gain ongoing healing from, or as a boost in your own energy practice, if this is your calling, doubling the energy of the room. I tend to put my clients between myself and my painting so they can receive healing from both myself and my soul portrait simultaneously. For others, it’s simply a wonderful reminder of how badass your soul is, and even seeing an infinitesimal portion of it on a daily basis can be a great way to boost your confidence and set your ego aside as you remember your true soul purpose in life. You can get more information on what I do on my website (www.satyanamaya.com).
My purpose as a blogger is yet to be defined. I feel I have a lot of insight and wisdom to share on a lot of topics based on self-care and development. I myself stumble through life, but feel I have gained some great life lessons and insights and learned to hone in on my intuitive skills.
Do I still fall into old patterns and make a mess of things? Um, yes! I’m a work in progress like anyone else, but feel I’ve come a long way from who I was 6 years ago. My ass has been kicked multiple times by spirit, universe, whatever you want to call it. But I feel I have learned to listen to myself and see certain situations as lessons, rather than punishments.
I ask, the universe gives, but before it gives what I want to manifest, it seems to want to get the roadblocks out of the way first. At least this is my outlook and it has served me well in accepting where I am at in life.
I want realness in this world of disposal. Real connections, real accountability, real human experiences that aren’t masked behind filters and posed moments on social media drowning in falsehoods.
To get to the root of what I’d like to accomplish with this blog; Yes, positivity and light – that is a huge part of spirituality and yes, we’d all like to attain some sort of peak in our lives where we are content and are radiating light but there’s another side to the coin; the darker aspects of our being.
We are (according to the belief that I subscribe to) an infinite being and are currently experiencing life as a human. So, isn’t it important to experience life as a human with all its sludge and uncomfortable aspects too?
I mean, let’s face it, there is no magic wand that all of a sudden turns our lives into bliss. I want to talk about the real stuff; the journey. I want to invite you on my own journey, which contains blissful moments, where I do shoot rainbows out of places, but ugly moments as well.
Self-healing involves so much love and connectedness but there is also pain, accountability and responsibility and is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is also completely different for everyone. We all have different realities, different perspectives and there certainly isn’t a formula that works for everyone.
That’s what makes life so thrilling. That’s why we, as social beings, love connecting to others; because every person is yet another reflection, another puzzle piece to figuring ourselves out on a deeper level, if that’s how we choose to view life.
I want to talk about the real stuff that some people like to bypass and sweep under the rug. I want to expose the discomforts that we never want to look at and would rather pretend don’t exist, because I believe real healing occurs here. Breakthroughs don’t happen in our cozy cocoons while we’re hiding from our own existential dread. Self-love isn’t about pretending everything is great, it’s more about confronting and befriending our demons and lessening the impact they may have on us.
As I’ve grown into my own self-love, and care and development, I’ve thought why share my views with others? Everything I feel seems so obvious, however, I didn’t think the way I think today a few years ago. We’re constantly evolving and there is always someone to whom the things I now see as obvious aren’t as obvious to because perhaps they haven’t encountered a situation that prompted such self-reflection yet. So, I’m hoping, as I learn from myself and others, I can reach someone else with whom something I share resonates with. That’s all one can really ever hope for.
So my hope is to share a broad range of topics that pertain to holistic health for mind, body and spirit, while keeping it real 😉