Soul Body Blog
Timely articles and ideas for your health and wellbeing…
Ojai is slowly but surely opening back up. We are happy to be able to extend our services as this happens. Serving you is our greatest joy.
Please join us for a lovely Spring Equinox Weekend of sound and yoga, Spring Attunement Cleanse and so much more! And remember, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, energy work, massage therapy and yoga and sound private therapy is available for you and your small group.
Check out this great interview with Jennifer, Tara & Mehtab about the upcoming STO Teacher Training that begins March 19!
Also…Don’t miss The Confident Healer Podcasts!
Have you listened? Catch up on the last 9 healers. Each one of these have an amazing story tell, they overcame traumatic events in their life, worked on their healing themselves and ended up answering their true calling of being a healer. Of course they are still human, lose confidence get scared at life’s curveballs, but they found their unique way to work through obstacles, and each person is amazing!
Here are a few examples of the many golden nuggets in each of these episodes:
– Sofia Wren and Tamara Miller Davis (Ojai local) talk about writing as a healing tool and finding the confidence to publishing their first novel.
-Shawna Bluestar talks about how finding confidence to share her messages and the teachings about the effects of colonization and being your true self.
-Lotus Sky talks about how she was cut off from her family for coming out to them when she was in college, worked in tech, and claiming her intuitive abilities and start a healing business.
Infuse your mind with uplifting conversations, take us with you on your commute or your work-out.
We are energetic beings living a human experience. And so our self care needs are both the tending of our body and the tending of our soul.
As a massage therapist, psychic medium and intuit, Faith has the ability to see where trauma lies within your body and is able to release it through her massage work as well through dialog during the massage practice.
At the age of two, Faith began to see ghosts and spirits. She saw them when she was awake and they visited her in her dreams. Faith began to work with clients at the age of 14. She would help families connect to their loved ones who are no longer here. Faith’s abilities to help the living connect to the unknown are unique in that she can point where the entity is standing and those she works with can often feel their presence.
Becoming a massage therapist was a natural extension of her gifts. The massage work allows Faith access to the human container that holds the soul’s experiences.
Faith has helped people throughout her life with pain, discomfort, self-esteem issues, and relationship trauma. She offers a variety of massage techniques; deep tissue, pregnancy, shiatsu, energy, Swedish, reflexology, and her specialty—healing massage, as well as one to one psychic sessions and group and family psychic sessions.
Here is your invitation to this solocast, where I reflect on some of the things that the pandemic taught me. These were: forgiveness, finding my voice and expressing myself in a more public way *cough* The Confident Healer podcast *cough*, and figuring out how to deal with your loved ones when you have opposing political viewpoints. I mean, we are all humans living on this planet, we have to help each other.
I also miss hugs. The other major lesson last year taught me even more so is, the power of touch. I get hugs from my partner and our cats, and I miss hugging all my loved ones, too. *sigh* Soon, it will happen.
I had my ups and downs, and had plenty of time to reflect, grow, retract, grow, reflect…well, you get the picture. Honestly, there were some deep pitfalls than I had experienced in a couple of years, but I found a way to climb out.
Part of climbing out was *not* turning off my phone, staying in touch, seeing uplifting posts, and seeing friends in the safest way possible. And getting many covid tests. I have never swabbed my nostrils and sinus cavity (in some cases) so many times like I did last year. It’s not over, so I expect to get more nasal penetration until we are all somewhat safe and immune.
I do hope you are all well and have found some sort of refuge from the chaos happening in our country. Turn off the news, close your laptops and get outside– weather permitting of course!
And if you can get outside, take me along with you, and allow me to add a pep in your step, and let you know that we all struggle and we all recover. Find your light and shine bright, my friends, shine so bright other people shine, too.
If you would like to listen to the other 12 amazing healers that I spoke to, visit, The Confident Healer to see the list. I spoke to everyone from a licensed sexuality therapist and coach–Angelica Gutierrez, in Episode 1, to a Cosmic Channel and Shamanic Guide, Lotus Sky, Episode 12.
Thank you for your bright light in this world. Thank you for taking care of yourself so that you can better care for others and your community. Self-care and practice are even more challenging these days. We are grateful that you are doing it, anyway.
Thank you for hanging in there with us. It has been a strange and startling year, full of wisdom and wonder and unexpected challenges. But you are doing it. Please lean in and know we are still here to help you however we are able. This Thanksgiving and always, we are grateful for you.
In person classes and workshops may be currently cancelled, but you can still catch us live and recorded at our online home at SoulTribeOnline and online events on our website at SoulBodyOjai.
In person treatments are available at our safe, contained space in downtown Ojai. Acupuncture, Sound Healing, Massage Therapy, Hiking Therapy, Reiki, Intuitive Guidance, Cranial Sacral, Body Talk and Zero Balancing are all available.
I have a confession to make, it took me a long time to come out of the healer closet and I lacked confidence when it came to being public with my work, even in Ojai! I was afraid of being judged, I didn’t like putting my photo on different media and “talking myself up”, I had so many what-ifs, and they were all in my head. And that held me back. I am always curious to know from other healers about how they cultivate their confidence, and so, The Confident Healer was born.
I wanted to interview healers that I normally don’t see in the wellness industry—I don’t know why Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) aren’t more visible in this industry. It’s not like we don’t exist. I want to know what does a Black healer face when she decided to be an astrologer, Reiki Master, what about an Indigenous person that is a Shaman, or a Mexican person or… you get my drift. Of course, we all had some kind of trauma, but for BIPoC and BiPoC LGBTQI+ the experience will have experienced trauma mixed with some kind of racism, homophobia, or sexism (or all three). These are stories that aren’t heard for many reasons and I am providing a space to be heard and seen to create unity, compassion, and to inspire. Especially in a non-white America, BIPoC families will hold high expectations for their children to have “respectable” careers, put your head down and fall in line—pursue a field as a medical doctor, mechanical engineering, accountant, something steady and that pays well. You want to make your parents proud, they want you to do better than them. Throw being an immigrant, and LBTQI+ in the mix and you have some more external pressure and internal struggles to untangle. Becoming a healer no matter who you are or where you come from can be daunting because of fears of being judged by your family and peers, the limitations from religious indoctrination, and/or you don’t feel supported because there is no model for making money as a healer anyway, cause let’s face it, it’s still a fringe career choice (outside of our Soul Body Ojai community 😉 ).
Social equality has always been an important aspect of me, being a woman of color who grew up:
- a bi-cultural immigrant
- from a patriarchal and religious society that oppresses women
- grew up with a bigoted family (big secret!)
- spent my formative years in FLORIDA, helloooo
With those experiences, I should have turned out to be a very different person. I never felt comfortable enough to voice this in a public manner, but this year has empowered me to not be complicit in my public silence. I am taking a stand and including the people that we don’t often hear from and showcasing those stories, too.
When you see people doing the same kind of healing work that you want to do, and are thriving—paying their bills, supporting their families, it’s so encouraging and motivating. And when you see someone that looks like you, think about how that impactful and empowering it is for someone that isn’t white, isn’t straight or binary. Representation does matter. Period.
So far, I have interviewed five women and one man, and it’s been so inspiring to hear their stories and hear their strategies for being confident. It’s made me more comfortable in my marketing, like putting my face on social media and reaching out to people so people will know about The Confident Healer.
I think learning the mechanics and history of self-confidence from a healer will really help anyone listening to build their confidence up. Life has thrown us one big, fat, horrid curveball this year and this is my way of making some sweet-ass proverbial lemonade.
I have new episodes up on Mondays, I hope you will give it a listen and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and I hope that you also tell your friends about it, too so they can find the gems that make their life a little bit better.
I am so excited to do this show and I hope you love it as much as I love making it.
You can check out The Confident Healer Podcast here.
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