Healing, Kombucha, and Preparing for 5 Upcoming Events in the NW

The healing foot: It broke 5 weeks ago and had its second check-up today. The Dr. was surprised to find out that there is no pain in my foot and walking is normal. I’ve been working on it energetically since the moment it broke (from jubilant dancing!) So his surprise pleased me. The x-ray shows the tell-tale signs of a break, but there is no swelling and the feeling of it is nearly normal. It is well on the path to full recovery. (I wrote about it in my last post.)

The season has changed and my body, mind and constitution wants kombucha. Last year at this time I was brewing 5 gallons! The 5 have sat there in the dark and cold for 11 months, patiently waiting for me. I met someone at the store today who became curious about kombucha while I was filling a “growler” full of commercial brew to buy. I mentioned that I started blogging about it a year ago and invited him to read the old posts to learn more about it. When I got home and checked on what I wrote last year, it was minimal. Just one post…. The months that followed that post were engulfed by an unexpected storm in my personal life and was the reason I didn’t write again until recently (and the reason I stopped brewing.) The kombucha I bought today is not so desirable…. So, I am preparing to fill the growler with fresh home-brew in two weeks. Enough is enough! Making the brew is far cheaper than buying it and tastes so much better! Here’s to getting back to the process and posting how-to’s here. I look forward to posting photos and comments again.

On the Healer and Henna side of my life, I’m preparing for 5 events taking place between October 4 and November 22 this year. Updates on specifics will be posted on Spirit Bird Intuitive Arts’ Facebook page and in e-newsletters to come. Here is a description (from the Facebook page), of what my work is about plus two recent testimonials:

“My work is about intuitively guided healing sessions to positively and deeply affect physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The work is based in heart energetics and your personal energy field. I’ll keep you posted on what I’m up to in my work as a healer, artist, channel and writer, and where you can meet me at upcoming events.In healing sessions I blend a range Ancient Healing Arts, as well as modern techniques including massage therapy, BodyTalk, Spiritual Response Therapy, Reconnective Healing and the Reconnection.

Healing Henna and Art Compositions are a medium that has come through me and has proven to be powerful, subtle, inspiring, as well as healing. These are available to anyone, anywhere. Images are emailed or posted to you directly with the accompanying reading from the session.

“Erika’s method of energy healing surpasses my expectations in many ways. The best way to know how effective it has been is to compare how I feel before and after the sessions. What is most remarkable is the energetic aspect of this work carries the healing much further than the time on the table. It is simply transformative. Many positive changes started occurring after I started seeing her for gaining more clarity about major life changes through the healing. Although at first it was turbulent, because the issues that were most resistant to change started to change fast; it was a nice surprise after a few energy sessions and a henna reading that the areas in my life that were doing well already started improving rapidly as well. I highly recommend Erika as a well-rounded healing facilitator and Master Energy Worker.”
A.B. Bellingham, WA

“Erika, you did an intuitive henna tattoo and reading of me in Bellingham this summer. I loved the look of the henna and loved my reading (which is so close to my very first one I ever had) that I just had it tattooed permanently on yesterday! I love it and wanted you to know. I look forward to showing it to you at your next fair.” Maggie, Bellingham, WA

Contact me for individual or group sessions, available in person, via phone or Skype. My home office is in the Bellingham, Washington area. I am available to travel to you / your group. Call 360-393-7229 or email erika.rado@yahoo.com for information and to book sessions. Subscribe to my blog at ErikaRado.me, Follow me on Twitter @ErikaRado.”

Enjoy the day and make it what your highest intentions allow!

A full year later…. Posting from a new Life Perspective

I keep getting indications that writing a book is on my life path…. I accept that, however, knowing just what to write about is the next step. The only thing I can think of is to write about what life has been like for me over the past 7 years. Things I never expected to happen on every front of living, have happened. It’s a strange/interesting path of heart crash and burn on what feels to me like a massive scale. Phoenix Rising. I think I’m standing somewhere on the upper half of the mountain that I’ve been metaphorically climbing. Groping through the inner fog, the rain, the sleet, the snow, the scorching sun, major winds that nearly blew me off the mountain…. I must be somewhere above the treeline by now. Today, feeling a sense of calmness, the silence is deafening here. Even the air around me feels smooth. These are things that I haven’t felt or sensed, ever in this lifetime. Spirit has been guiding me all the way. Maybe it would be interesting to others? Maybe there are things to share that allow for connection and to say “whatever you’re feeling, experiencing, raging with, you’re not alone. You have others on that same path right next to you doing the same damn thing, growing, changing, getting closer to an open road.”

Lately I’ve been turning to the Earth and First Nation essence of living to commune with. This last weekend I heard far too late about an event to herald in The Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota. A return of the land back to the original keepers. Musicians (native and non-native), Elders, and Leaders young and old alike, came together to celebrate together this changing time of Going Home. I so very much longed to be there. So, since the means were not available, I chose to hold the same Spirit and Celebration here where I am. I went to the Salish Sea at my particular spot near Semiahmoo in Blaine Washington. I met with the Ocean. I danced, played my drum, ankle bells, flute, sang, and made offerings of Solidarity and Love to the Spirit of the Earth, Sea and Sky. At some point, these solitary treks will be made with others. For now, I go on my own.

Building up my Spirit Bird Intuitive Arts healing business, I’m finding my healing henna tattoos are well received and finding their place in my skill set. The henna came in to my mind this past winter. I realized that I was receiving images in my mind’s eye. I was drawing them in my journal and a few made it into pastel forms on paper. But then I was feeling the need to put it on my arms, feet, body. I discovered that the images created themselves. My intuition saw step-by-step what to draw. Afterward, I was able to read them and found that what was drawn, had energetic presence. I felt different. I noticed that the days and weeks that followed were in-keeping with the image stained on my skin. I was healing physically and my heart was healing emotionally, consciously. I brought this to two fairs I participated in as a healer this summer. Some very powerful images came through for people brave enough to sit with me.

Toward the end of the summer, I happened to break a bone in my foot. (I was jubilantly dancing!) A few days later, I applied a tattoo over the break. The next morning my foot was without pain. I have also been working on my foot from the moment of the break, energetically supporting the bone to heal. I’ve been without a boot, without medications or crutches the whole time. I did try wearing the boot and crutches, but they only became hazards, so I wore sturdy shoes instead to get around. Then barefoot. The break was 4 weeks ago and the foot is nearly done with healing. Maybe I was given this break to prove to myself that the power of healing flowing through me is real. Sometimes I need proof. The tattoo in this post is one of the most recent ones, having to do with my own energetic evolution, and the solid support of Spirit, evidence showing up in a variety of ways in my daily life. ….and writing. hence this post and those to follow. I guess it’s not enough to post tweets and comments on facebook… (Spirit Bird Intuitive Arts and Erika Rado on Facebook, and @ErikaRado on Twitter.)

I’m gearing up to start teaching creative projects to kids in town. We’re working on the art of Australia, and I’m including music and rhythm for us to explore with homemade instruments. A new year, on my own, doing things I never thought I would do. Feeling calm and supported by Spirit. Rising up!

Blessings to you, wherever you are on your path. Keep it real and let it be.

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