I was at the mall, hoping to win a trip to Space Camp for my winning essay on space exploration in the future.
It was the spring of 4th grade, and I had entered a writing contest, because SPACE CAMP!
What kid didn't want to go to Space Camp and get a chance to float around in an anti-gravity room?
Unfortunately, I didn't win. I came in second place as the runner-up, and the nice talkative girl I became friends with at the award ceremony won first place.
My consolation was that I would get to meet the Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon, who was present to award the winner and enjoy a buffet with us in the party room.
I got a photograph with Edgar Mitchell, who for years later my mother referred to as "Your Astronaut", such as calling me to share that "I was watching TV and saw Your Astronaut talking about aliens."
Turns out My Astronaut was really into consciousness, psychic power - and the potential of alien life.
Even though I didn't get to go to Space Camp and get spun around in an astronaut training device, it was the beginning of a 30 year fascination with the work of Dr. Edgar Mitchell who founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) the year after he came back from the moon.
IONS has been dedicated for over 40 years to studying the potential of human consciousness and how our thoughts, beliefs, and our intentions affect the physical world.
Over the years I have vastly enjoyed the work that they have shared, especially in the studies of verifying the practice of how subtle energy healing modalities work, the impetus behind spontaneous remission, and how quantum physics explains the timeless practice of distance healing, from prayer, intention, meditation, and shamanic healing.
I'm grateful to My Astronaut for creating such a great research community - and for our chance meeting at the mall back in the '80's!
The Science of Magic
I was asked yesterday what makes my energy healing program The Maia Method special: "What is the magic?"
Starhawk defines magic as "the art of sensing and shaping the subtle, unseen forces that flow throughout the world…" and further describes that magic is a technology and applied science of how energy creates patterns and directs the flow of energy through those patterns.
In the past, magic was seen as a mysterious effect of our will on the world to create change in ways not understood by science.
Now we live in the age of information, where science and spirit are integrating together, and we have volumes of research studies over many decades demonstrating with proof how our will and consciousness can create change, healing and transformation through the application of energy and intention.
Today, high-profile doctors and scientists are speaking up about the proven power of energy healing.
Dr. Mehmet Oz stated on Oprah's talk show, that “Energy Medicine is the future of medicine.”
Dr. Oz has featured on his mainstream medical health show lots of energy healing modalities including Reiki, chakra healing, sound healing, and more!
He has also frequently highlighted the powers of energy healing to help cancer patients, heal heart disease, ease depression, and has had energy healers accompany him into surgery to support his patients.
In The Energy Healing Experiments, Harvard trained Dr. Gary E. Schwartz has compiled data on hundreds of scientific research studies proving the effects of energy healing, conducted over the past several decades. He includes studies on spinal nerves regenerating, ovarian tumors shrinking, rapid bone healing, and more.
Dr. Eben Alexander, who spent 20 years in neurosurgery, 15 of them at Harvard, has in the past 8 years expanded his work after miraculously healing from bacterial meningitis, to study and teach on how consciousness is not actually created in the brain, as he previously taught in conventional neuroscience.
Instead he's now on a mission to share how consciousness exists beyond ourselves and we are actually all one with the universe, in the new wave of leaders out to demonstrate that true healing comes from not just physical health, but from understanding the connection between science and spirituality.
There is more to life than just the physical.
The energy of life moves through everything - our bodies, thoughts, emotions, environment, elements, light, and the fabric of consciousness.
Adventures in Energy
Over the past 20 years I had studied energy healing after having an experience in which I started to visibly see energy moving around people's bodies, and through our interconnected relationships based upon one's will.
I've been on a healing arts journey this whole time, learning and practicing a vast array of modalities: Yoga, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Jin Shin TARA, Acupressure, Sound Healing, Breathwork, Shamanic Healing, and a wide variety of Integrated Healing Modalities.
In addition, I have through my experience with clients, groups, and self-care developed over years my own energy practices, meditations, visualizations, symbols, and ways for effectively and rapidly moving energy through healing work - while also protecting one's one energetic boundaries, and honoring our client's ability to heal themselves.
I have weaved the teachings of energy healing into all my work and training courses over the past two decades, from birth to women's health to business and manifestation.
I have found that through integrating these disciplines together with an understanding of the scientific research today, that there are certain practices that anyone can use to successfully tune into the flow of universal energy, enhance one's intuition, and find the best methods for creating energetic transformation and healing.
The Maia Method is a holistic heart-centered practice that synthesizes my 20 year journey through Energy Healing, and helps you to be confident in both self-healing and supporting others through their healing, by knowing how to intuitively assess the right flow of energy for each situation.
My passion for this field of study is endless and continues to grow.
I would love for to you to join me in this exciting new course starting August 24th, in which I am sharing the art and science of integrated energy healing...
The Maia Method
Energy Healing Practitioner Certification
Through this course you will learn practices for self-healing, offering energy sessions to others, and for teaching groups.
It's perfect if you are a health practitioner, yoga teacher, bodyworker, midwife, doula, coach, educator, parent, entrepreneur or new to the healing arts and desiring to help people and utilize your gifts in new and exciting ways!
Learning to master energy will give you the power to create incredible advances in any application of this energy that you choose, making the need for physical exertion less, as you support the natural flow of the movement of energy within everything through the power of divine love.
“Then, looking beyond the Earth itself to the magnificence of the larger scene, there was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught. My understanding of the separate distinctness and the relative independence of movement of those cosmic bodies was shattered. There was an upwelling of fresh insight coupled with a feeling of ubiquitous harmony - a sense of interconnectedness with the celestial bodies surrounding our spacecraft. Particular scientific facts about stellar evolution took on new significance.”
- Dr. Edgar Mitchell