You’re a what?

You’re a what?

I’m an Energy Intuitive. Most people have never heard of it, and can only guess at what those words paired together to explain an actual job might mean. So I’ve gotten good at telling people succinctly what exactly I do. I’ve got the elevator pitch down pat:

“My goal is to empower my clients to realize their best selves using energetic tools and intuitive guidance.”

Sometimes a person’s eyes glaze over and I know that my work is not for them. More often, though, people are curious, which is great. I love what I do and it’s a thrill to share it with people. It’s fun to stoke their natural curiosity about who they are and where they came from and what they’re here to do.

There’s an FAQ on my webpage which explains a little bit about how I work, but I thought it would be fun to do a post with more detail and an example, so here goes…

The Appointment

When a client comes in, we talk for a few minutes. Sometimes people have something they need to get off their chest. For my part, I want to know if there is anything specific they want me to look into during the session.

The client hops up on the massage table and lays on their back fully clothed. I say a prayer that the session will serve the mutual highest good of the client and myself. I do a symbol to awaken Reiki energy and then begin. As I work I place my hands on the client’s body, beginning at their feet and then working toward the head. Reiki (“Life Energy”) moves all on it’s own and helps dissolve energy blocks, which often manifests as physical or emotional pain. Clients generally feel very relaxed and grounded after having a Reiki treatment.

At the same time I am giving their physical body Reiki, I receive words and messages that inform the intuitive aspect of the session. Often, I also see pictures in my mind’s eye.

If I don’t tell the client what the message is, nothing more comes through—the information spigot shuts off. If I do talk about it, however, that seems to pave the way for more information, more channeled guidance. I can’t control what comes through and what doesn’t, although I can generally ask a question and count on a reliable answer.

It is awesome, in the truest sense of the word, to facilitate this dialogue between clients and their guides. Every session affirms a power greater than us. So cool!

This is not the plate I saw, but you get the idea.

This is not the plate I saw, but you get the idea.

For example…

A recent example of how this works comes from a client who came in to talk about her career.

As we got going, the information coming through seemed to be focused on her marriage and her son. I didn’t want to influence things too much, but since she asked about her career, I asked of her guides simply: “What’s next?”

And then I saw an antique plate.

I wasn’t at all sure what it meant, so I waited for more information. It didn’t come. So I finally just said, “I see an antique plate. It looks like an old China pattern. It looks like you could be collecting or selling antiques…does this mean anything to you?”

And she told me just that morning she was on eBay looking at dishes to complete her set, how much she enjoyed it, and that she does this for friends, as well.

A-ha! Great affirmation that we’re on the right track. The spigot was flowing: information kept coming.

In the half an hour that followed, her guides revealed a shop with various wares—imports, antiques, collectibles and the like—clear guidance of something she can pursue to create employment for herself that is joyful and satisfying. The best thing about this kind of guidance is that when information comes through in this manner, a person can be assured that it’s well supported by the Universe. It’s like the Universe (or God or Source or whatever you want to call it) is saying, “Go for it! I got your back.”

A friend of mine describes herself as an employee of the Universe—isn’t that the best? I happily co-opted this fantastic phrase for myself. It’s a great reminder what a privilege it is to do work that is so aligned with my interests and abilities. And it helps people, to boot. I love my job!

With love and gratitude,


Energy Intuitive, Employee of the Universe