What Happened to My Business?

When I was first coached on running my own business as a means to leave a job I hated I felt it was my chance to finally birth my lifelong dream of being a counselor. Although I lacked an advanced college degree or fancy credentials, my life experience and training in holistic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy felt like enough to launch my business.

My baby business was Light as a Feather and as I grew Angel Ray Therapy was established which combined counseling, Reiki, and yoga. I was passionate about helping others become empowered and overcome major obstacles such as leaving a toxic job or relationship, overcoming addictions, healing from trauma and PTSD, and recovering from a religious past which I called Religion Rehab.

After a year of committing to this passion my person life went under some major shifts and movements. Since then I shut down Angel Ray Therapy as I took the time to deeply consider what it is I want to do.

I have learned quite a bit about myself since letting myself off the hook of running and promoting a business. First of all, the pressure of building clientele to sustain myself was heavy. I still counsel friends through life challenges and I still offer Reiki healings and even classes on occasion, but I don’t make it a goal to do these things: they come to me when the time is right. I felt that I should support myself financially through other means for a while and let my healing practice simmer on its own.

Second I learned a huge lesson in stepping back from trying to help people. Although I might want to offer advice and support, it isn’t always my place to be someone’s counsel. I believe that we all have everything we need inside of us, and attempting to help others sometimes left me feeling like there was an implied weakness in the other person. This is not a philosophy I want to support, so I changed my actions away from helping others and turned towards helping myself. We all need support sometimes but I felt the need to stop trying to help others and to let it happen on its own, by being myself.

Now that I have contemplated these lessons for a while I felt the desire to share with my friends and followers my journey. I still want to support others in any way I can. I am always available for phone or in person counseling sessions, yoga, and reiki (Check out my Angel Ray Therapy page to learn more). I would love to have a Religion Rehab support group, does this interest you? I share all this to say that I am here for my community and for my world. I may not be actively advertising what I offer, but I am always just a message away. 💛

Peace and Serenity from Abusive Relationships and Toxic Interactions

For me having a zero bullshit policy is how I protect myself. This means that if I feel that anyone is messing with my energy as a means to trigger me into fight or flight mode, I choose to remove this energy from me.

This looks like unfriending people who troll and belittle my beliefs. Refusing to spend time with people who display habits of hurt, apologize, repeat. These cycles are harmful because they trick us into thinking that the healthy and loving traits that people have overpower the clearly unhealthy behavior that can sometimes be displayed.

If someone hurts me in repitition, even if they are sorry I must make the choice to walk away. If I stay in that position then I will only grow to resent myself and the other person for allowing the hurt to continue. I must empower myself in every moment to see that my inner peace is paramount.

The keener my intuition is, the stricter my no bullshit policy seems to get. More and more times I see how I have allowed energies around me to pull me down. I know my own strength and I must respect my limits. Sometimes the things that trigger me may seem small to someone else, and that is why I know what is best for myself, and you know what is best for you.

Sometimes I am tempted to allow these energies near me because I want to be kind, or because I am attracted to that which is different and seductive. Ultimately I know that everyone is on their perfect path, but this does not mean that I must be close to everyone in every moment. It is okay to take space from people. It does not mean that anyone is wrong or bad, it simply means that we are working on different things.

Doing my best means being aligned with my intuition. Trusting it strengthens my relationship to myself and I feel in harmony with my being. Isn’t this the peace that so many of us are looking for?❤️