EGAMI is "image" spelled backwards and represents moving away from the image projected to the world and showing up as one's authentic Self.
My journey of discovering self love began long before I knew it was the path I’d take and remains at the forefront of my life. I was around 7 years old when I felt a powerful force coursing through my arms and hands down to my fingertips. Instinctively, I knew to put them on loved ones wherever they had pain and imagine it disappearing. It always would. The power became stronger as I got older. As it grew, I realized that I was also sensitive to the energies of people and spaces around me, later finding out that I am what people call an empath. In the early stages of recognizing myself as such, I sank into the depths of depression, consumed by the desire to absorb other people's pain so they could be free. This led me to a marijuana addiction which masked what I needed to discover the most. I spent the majority of my twenties emotionally numb with a head full of mindless thoughts, all while helping people move through their toxic beliefs. I was a functioning addict disguised as a superhero who suffered in silence.
In addition, I was a fast-food junkie despite my father having been raised on an organic farm before "organic" was a thing, and the fact that my mom is from Okinawa, one of the few Blue Zone regions noted for having the longest living and healthiest people. I was a first generation and true-to-heart American, food-wise, at least. My overconsumption of fast-killing fast-food led to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), eventually landing me in the hospital where I was misdiagnosed as having endometriosis.
At a standstill after getting all the wrong answers from western medicine, I decided to explore the holistic approach to health through eastern medicine, which led me to acupuncture. This became my medicine of choice and, through my acupuncturist, I found Reiki. This is where my life changed. I was ecstatic about learning Reiki after finding out that I had been doing it as a child and that it originated in Japan, where my mom is from. Reiki opened the door to realizing my purpose and has been a foundational tool in helping my clients create a balanced life.
I received my Level I & II Reiki certifications in 2011 and became a Usui Reiki Master in 2013. I spent the next few years using Reiki in my everyday life to heal and energize my mind, body, people, plants, animals, and spaces. In 2015, I traveled to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle to explore a plant medicine known as ayahuasca, which has been used by shamans (a.k.a. medicine men/women) to heal people for thousands of years. When I returned to the U.S., I found that the plant medicine had strengthened my energy healing capabilities and I began to incorporate shamanic tools in my healing sessions. I received my Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® Master certification in March of 2017, further enhancing my practice, and after close to a decade of practicing Reiki, I became aware of Jikiden (“direct”) Reiki. This is the original Reiki teachings from Dr. Mikao Usui that was forced to go underground in Japan during WWII. The majority of people are familiar with Western forms of Reiki, which is how I was initially taught. Jikiden Reiki is now the only form that I practice. To learn more about Reiki and its history, please visit www.jikiden-reiki.com.
In 2018, I returned to the Amazon Jungle where I connected with and learned how to work with its sacred frog medicine, Kambo. My teacher, Victor Escobar, has been working with Kambo for close to 20 years, and I am grateful for receiving his teachings on this transformative Amazonian frog medicine. I travel to the jungle frequently to receive Kambo directly from the frogs in their natural environment, which protects the integrity and potency of the medicine that I share with my clients. I also organize retreats to the Peruvian Amazon for those interested in deeper healing.
What is Kambo?
Kambo is the secretion from the giant monkey frog, scientifically known as phyllomedusa bicolor. This powerful Amazonian frog medicine quickly purifies and deeply cleanses the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Kambo is an anti-inflammatory and immune booster containing over 120 peptides. Scientific studies show that some of these peptides have been successful in treating cancer. Kambo has also been found to be effective in helping treat the following dis-eases:
Chronic pain, inflammation, PTSD, depression, migraines, addictions, emotional traumas, diabetes, blood
disorders and circulation issues, arthritis, osteoporosis, malaria, lupus, autoimmune dis-eases, fertility issues
in women, AIDS, STDs, hepatitis, and many other dis-eases.
Kambo enters the lymphatic system through small burns ( "gateways") typically made to the upper arm. The secretion is combined with and activated by enzymes in saliva. This combination is then placed on the gateways, which begins the treatment. Some immediate effects of Kambo are relief from joint and body pain, heightened senses, enhanced alertness, energy and stamina, feeling “clean” internally, and the desire to move forward from heavy clouds also known as releasing “panema.”
It can help with
Chronic Pain: The peptides deltorphin and dermorphin are 4,000 more potent than morphine and 40 times stronger than β-endorphin, the body's natural pain killer.
Detoxification & Immune Booster: Kambo quickly moves through the lymphatic system removing built-up toxins and purifying the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Kambo is also antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and boosts the immune system.
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, PTSD: Peptides found in Kambo cross the blood-brain barrier assisting with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Tribal uses include releasing “panena” or a heavy cloud allowing one to move forward with energy and focus.
Addictions: Kambo is becoming more popular in the natural arena for helping with addictions of all kinds including alcohol, drugs, and emotional eating disorders.
Clarity, Energy & Stamina: Kambo repairs DNA and release blockages allowing one to have a clear mind while enhancing physical energy and stamina.
Cancer: Scientific studies show that the peptide dermaseptin inhibits cancer cell growth by 90%.
Kambo has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Photo Credit: Daniel O'Dowd
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