I became interested in alternative healing and esoteric/metaphysical practices in my early 20’s. I loved learning about herbalism, crystals, astrology, homeopathy and energy healing. In 2001 I decided to enroll in a wonderful healing arts school in Santa Cruz, where I was living at the time. It was at this time that I received my first and second degree Reiki Certification, along with my Essential Oil Practitioner Certificate. I was working at an Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine college at the time, and loving being immersed in a culture of alternative and holistic therapies.
It was during this time that a dream was born of having a private practice that would combine all the knowledge and wisdom that I began learning way back then, and have continued to learn over the course of my life.
But I had to have some life experiences first :)
I got married, had a beautiful baby girl, moved our little family from California to the Midwest, and found myself working for many years in a western medical diagnostic clinic. I could see first hand all the patients coming in who were sick with a variety of diseases and diagnoses. They were treated with pharmaceutical drugs, surgery and other techniques that look at different parts of the body as separate from one another. I can appreciate western medicine in certain situations but from all of my previous studies I knew there were so many things people could do on their own to facilitate healing in their entire body. It saddened me to see so much illness, knowing that the patients didn’t know any better, and hadn’t been educated on how to truly care for themselves.
My life experience continued with a job layoff, the ending of a codependent marriage, and moving back to my beloved home state of California. After finding my way and getting settled back in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up, I knew I was ready to finally pursue my dream that began in my early 20’s.
In the summer of 2018, I completed my Reiki Master/Teacher Certification course and became certified in Animal Reiki and Crystal Reiki. I received my Life Coach Certification as well. I quit my job and on June 1st, 2018 I launched my practice, Awaken To Healing.
As I write this, in June of 2021, it has been three years of working for myself, doing the work I love, the work I know I was born to do! These have been three of the happiest years of my life. I have assisted hundreds of clients and always enjoy seeing their energy shift immediately after a session. I have taught many classes, lead circles and hosted workshops, and I love seeing the growth and transformation of the students and participants during our times together.
I appreciate myself for taking a leap of faith, and appreciate the support of Source/God/Goddess/Spirit on my journey, as well as the support of my community around me. I can honestly say that it feels wonderful to be living my dream, to be so passionate about what I am doing, and what I have to offer my clients and the world around me. I am so happy to be on the spiritual path of healing for myself and others. I am eager to share that positive energy and light with the world and make a difference in my own unique way.
It is a joy to look back at how far I have come since my dream began. I am so excited to see where else this dream will take me and how I will be able to serve humanity and the planet with the wisdom, experience, love and healing energy inside of me.
In appreciation, Cybele Shana Lerman