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Musings of a Medium

Welcome to the world inside my head!  I hope that you find this part of my website interesting, inspiring, or helpful in some way.  If you're here, it's likely no coincidence...and you're here because there is something buried in these musings that might just resonate with you.  Perhaps there's a message or piece of information that you needed to hear.  Something not resonating?  That's okay!  I say take what you need and let go of the rest. At the very least, I hope what you read leaves you with a smile. 

In love & light, Juli

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Posted on July 31, 2018 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

August 2018

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved...and enjoying life!


Well, July sure came and went like a blink. Filled with festivals, workshops, and lots of readings....it's been a busy (and rainy) month here! Pretty sure it rained nearly every day. SOMEbody, somewhere did a fancy rain dance! Hopefully, all of your vacations, and basements, survived the precipitation. Aside from a sump pump leak that we caught early, we fared pretty well. Thank you, Basement Angels! (I invited them to take up residence after our last flood and they're doing an amazing job.)


So, yea....it's been a wonderfully busy month and, as usual, I find myself feeling grateful that my Soul chose this path for this lifetime. Delivering healing messages and sharing loving guidance from Spirit is, hands down, the best job I've ever had. Whether it's connecting folks with their loved ones in Spirit, to their team of angels & guides, communicating with their pets, or teaching people how to do what I do.....I am humbled every day to be able to do this work, to be of service, and to make an honest living doing it.



There are so many people, like me, who are doing this work now and that is so profoundly beautiful to me. I really enjoy watching other mediums and light workers making a difference in people's lives. It's quite moving for me to witness. I have very dear friends who also connect with Spirit... many of whom work in the same town as me! We joke about Old Town Manassas becoming a spiritual mecca, much like the famed "Lily Dale" in NY. Who'd have guessed it? Weird, but very cool! Each practitioner brings his or her own personality and style to this work, giving people multiple options for finding someone they resonate with. As with the mediums on television, we are all different in the ways that we connect, receive information, and how we deliver messages. By the way, one of my new TV faves is Thomas John, whose show "Seatbelt Psychic" is now airing on Lifetime. (LOVE him - check him out!). He's not the Long Island Medium or Tyler Henry or Lisa Williams. But neither am I. We're all different and I love it.


What I have found, and I also love, is that Spirit works very hard to match us up. What I mean by that is ....your Spirit team and your loved ones are working behind the scenes to get you to the right person for you. You may have a friend who refers you or you pick up a magazine and see that readers face and feel drawn to him/her or any other number of signs or synchronistic events that ultimately lead you to me (or someone else!). Why do they do this? Because when you are looking for someone to connect for you, it's important that you resonate with your medium. No matter how accurate or 'gifted' a medium is, if you don't feel a connection or resonance...it is likely going to feel 'off'. But when your personalities are in sync and you feel comfortable with that person, it tends to be a much more productive and rewarding session - for both parties.


There is a lot that goes into a mediumship reading. To begin, typically a shift of consciousness takes place to 'tune in'. There are some mediums that are tuned in all of the time, but in my experience this is not the norm. If that were the case, we would be walking around sensing spiritual energy all of the time. It may work for some, but personally I would go nuts if I remained 'open' 24/7...it would be difficult to go about my daily life. And I would probably be an annoying dinner date. It's important for me to be able to go to the grocery store or to a party without feeling everyone's deceased ancestors and guides. But as I mentioned before, every medium is different. Spirit knows when I'm 'off duty' and usually honors my time off. Usually. Sometimes they catch me off guard in the shower. I know, right? This used to be disconcerting. Now I'm used to it. Thankfully, there is no judgement in the Spirit world.


My readings typically begin with my tuning in to your Spirit team of guides and angels for messages about things going on in your life. This comes in the form of guidance, advice, or support for you. They give me this information before we meet which is pretty cool. This is one reason why I prefer to know nothing up front about why you are coming to see me! This helps me (and you) to know that I have made a solid connection and that I'm not just reading your energy. After we discuss your messages, I adjust my energy again and invite loved ones to step forward. As an evidential medium, I go through a process of interviewing Spirit. I ask them to provide pieces of information (names, dates, occupation, memories, etc) that help us to know who we are talking to. Again, this helps us both to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I am communicating with Spirit (and to know who I'm talking to). Once I know that I have a good connection, we can begin to have a conversation and see what they have to say. These sessions are typically very healing and comforting and, often times... life changing.


Again, all psychics and mediums are different. So this may not look the same as what others do, or how they connect. And that's okay. There is no one right way to connect with Spirit or to do mediumship readings. There are many!


If you have never had a reading (or even if you have), here are some things to consider if you're thinking about having one... as well as some tips for preparing for a session....


First, let’s talk about the difference between a Psychic and a Medium…

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A psychic has the ability to tune into your energy field and senses (or “picks up” ) information. A psychic reading is typically where someone taps into your auric field, or uses their intuitive ability, to read you to get information about you - past, present, and/or future. But a psychic may also act as a medium, or messenger, for Spirit. A medium uses their psychic ability to tune into different energetic "levels", or frequencies, to communicate with those in Spirit and to deliver their messages. A medium works with your Spirit team (angels & guides) to give you guidance, or with your deceased loved ones to deliver loving and healing messages. In a nutshell….all mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums.


You may have heard the phrase “We are all spiritual beings living a human experience”. Everyone has psychic and mediumship abilities. Some people simply have naturally stronger intuition, just as some people have naturally stronger athletic or artistic abilities. But anyone can learn to connect with Spirit.


Mediumship is not a religion nor does one need be religious to receive messages from Spirit. It is generally accepted by mediums that there is a higher source energy (the Creator, God, the Divine, etc) and that we are surrounded by spiritual energy at all times. Personally, I identify with God and am able to communicate with Angels and Spirit guides…as well as loved ones on the other side. I only work with Spirit that walk in God’s white light and have only loving and healing messages to deliver. There is nothing dark, evil, or scary in the work that I do.


So, how do you prepare for a mediumship readings? What can you expect? These tips will help you to understand how a reading generally goes.


Have a clear, open mind – The best thing you can do is to be open to receiving information and messages, and to be open to hearing from any spirit who may come through for you. All of them have valid and meaningful messages. And Spirit may have an important message for you to deliver to someone else. It is also imperative that you be alert, clear headed, and sober. It may sound silly, but it’s important not to mix spirits with Spirit!


Be thinking about what you would like to get out of your reading – Prior to your reading, be thinking about what you would like to know from your Spirit team. Feel free to ask your questions out loud or ask that Spirit bring something specific up during your session. Although I am not the boss of Spirit, they will typically work with us and do their best to deliver.


Be thinking about who you would like to hear from during your reading - Do you have someone you’d specifically like to speak with on the other side? If so, set the intention that they are welcome to join you at the reading. Although this person may or may not show up, the energy of your intention can make it easier for them to come through. Many times, Spirit shows up early and they are ready to get started!


Avoid “feeding” the medium! - An experienced medium will not want any information up front about your loved ones. When I work with Spirit, I ask that Spirit provide evidential information so that we can correctly identify him or her. These will be pieces of information that only you would know. Validation of this information is important… so a simple “yes” or “no” from you is perfect so that I know we’re on the right track. But please resist the urge to tell me all about that person until we have identified your loved one….we want to let Spirit do the work!


Spirit works with symbols and my frame of reference – I receive thoughts, images, feelings, and symbols from Spirit. Sometimes these make perfect sense and sometimes it is a bit like trying to solve a puzzle. It would be great if they were able to walk up to me, extend their hand, and say “Hello, my name is Imogene Parker. I’m here for my niece, Susan Jones, and I’m from Atlanta. My birthday is February 10th and I passed in my sleep. By the way, I liked to swing dance and tell jokes”. If only it were that easy! Instead, I might see her and be able to describe her appearance. Next she might show me an image of my aunt, a Georgia peach, a cartoon image of someone sleeping next to a gravestone, and a swing routine from “So You Think You Can Dance”. Then I might hear February and see the number 10. She may say something funny so that I understand she had a great sense of humor. This is how they communicate with me so that you know who it is. Then we can chat with them. Pretty cool, huh?


Be open to any spirit who may come through to communicate with you -. While I can create the optimal conditions for a spirit to come through, Spirit decides whether or not they are ready to take the step. Additionally, they decide when, for how long, with whom they visit! If you wanted to hear from your grandfather, but your father came instead, I highly suggest we listen to the message. If someone came from the other side to speak with you, their message is valuable. Spirits work very hard to contact you through me, often going to the trouble of assisting you in your decision to set up the appointment in the first place. Medium readings are a gift from our passed loved ones and spirit guides to confirm that they are with us always, and are assisting and guiding us from the other side. If you should have a reading, open your heart and mind to whatever it is they decide to communicate to you about.


What happens if you don’t hear from the person you wanted to hear from? - There are no guarantees, but I’m always happy to invite them to step forward at the end of the reading. Many times they will. However, it’s important that we trust that the messages we receive are the ones that we are supposed to receive and that they are for everyone’s highest good at that time. I am simply the messenger…..remember, Spirit is the boss!


Understand that we are working energetically with Spirit – What this means is that in order for me to connect with Spirit, I must work to raise my energy and Spirit must work to lower their energy so that we may meet somewhere in the middle. We can only hold this connection for so long so I try to get as much as I can while we are connected. During this time, it’s important for you and I to stay focused rather than engage in lengthy conversation. Also, sometimes Spirit will come through very strong and other times it is like shouting across a football field to one another! This is why some messages are clear as day and others take a lot more work to decipher.


Take notes or record your session – Receiving messages from your loved ones can be very emotional and overwhelming. It is hard to absorb all of the information being delivered during a reading. Being able to listen to your reading again will allow you to maximize your experience. Also, sometimes Spirit will bring up something that may not make sense right away. Having notes or a recording will allow you to go back and piece it together after your reading.


I'm not always sure why Spirit has me write about certain topics. This month is no exception (scratching head). Haha! But I trust I was guided to tap all this out for one reason or another. Hopefully, it was helpful in some way...or at the very least, mildly entertaining :)


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


For the full August newsletter, and to see what's happening at Light Works this month, click HERE!


Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli

Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Spiritual Transformation

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

July 2018


Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy,....and feeling LOVED!


I also hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating the 4th - hanging with family and friends, catching some fireworks, or just enjoying a much needed break from work.


This week, I've been working mostly from home. It's nice to be able to work remotely sometimes, doing phone readings, distance Reiki sessions, or working on scheduling and things like...newsletters! :) Today is no exception. From the comfort of my living room couch, I have a terrific view of not only my laptop screen but also one of my favorite plants in our garden - our butterfly bush. Well maybe not so much a bush. At 10 feet tall, we should probably just start calling it a butterfly tree. Nevertheless, it's pretty awesome. Awesome because it attracts some of my favorite friends. It's like my own private window into a world of colorful butterflies, zipping hummingbirds, bumble bees, and an occasional dragonfly or two. Cardinals pay visits, resting on the branches and peering at their reflections in the window. It's quite a show, especially in the mornings... and I've got the best seat in the house!


For some reason, I've been feeling drawn to talk about Spiritual Transformation so I guess it's no surprise that my eyes keep getting pulled towards the butterfly bush (tree). I mean, what's a better example of transformation than a butterfly? As I marvel at these magical flying creatures, my thoughts go to the peculiar physical changes that must take place for them to become these newer, more colorful, more mobile versions of themselves. Their life stages are so unique and distinct - from egg to larva to chrysalis to adult butterfly. The most notable being the metamorphosis that takes place from caterpillar to butterfly during the chrysalis cycle. I mean, seriously?? Check it out on You Tube. It's crazy! Nature is so fascinating and bizarre sometimes. Why would a species...any species...need to go through such drastic changes to become a different version of themselves? I wonder if it's painful? It must be worth it or else they wouldn't go through it, right?



And then I think back on my life and think about the many transformations I have gone through - every decade, every chapter, every challenge, every experience - to become who I am today. Geez. Was it painful? Sometimes. Was it worth it? Absolutely. I mean, we all go through these stages and life cycles in order to grow and to learn and to, hopefully, become better versions of ourselves. Sometimes we may take two steps forward and three steps back...but the ultimate goal is the same. To grow.


Like the butterfly, it's easy to see our physical transformations. Our bodies clearly change. Oh boy, do they change . Some things we have control over, some things we don't. Some parts of growing are exciting and fun...like, a baby's legs finding the strength and coordination to walk. And some are painful...like, when your knees crap out after 30 years of playing soccer. Regardless, it's safe to say that what you see in the mirror today is not likely the same as what you will look like in 30 years. And not the same as what you saw in the mirror when you were 5. But that's part of the life cycle. Aging is natural and life experiences play a role in changes of our physical appearance. I guess that part is a no brainer really.


But what about changes in your personality, character, and thinking? As we age, and experience life's highs and lows, how does that change us? Do we change for the better? I believe that every experience that we have - whether it be romantic, traumatic, successful, hateful, joyful, jealous, ecstatic, painful, or rich with love - helps us to grow. With each experience, we grow and evolve. We transform and become newer versions of ourselves. With each experience, we see ourselves, and others and the world, differently. We learn what to do or not to do next time. We learn how our actions and words can be powerful. We learn how to navigate life's ups and downs. They say, "With age comes wisdom". I would have to agree. What a great school life is.


So what about Spiritual Transformation? What's that all about?


Loosely translated, a spiritual transformation is what happens when we begin to shift awareness from our physical, or human, selves to our spiritual selves. Our spiritual selves are that part of us that connects with energy that is in and around us at all times. No matter what religion or faith, it is the energy that exists to give us life force. It's the energy of our higher consciousness. It's the energy that we refer to as God, the Divine, Source, Creator, Holy Spirit...(whatever name works for you...it's just a name). It is unconditional LOVE. Some call this transformation an "awakening", some call it becoming "enlightened". I'm sure there are a boatload of other phrases or terms that are used by other cultures or religions to describe this shift in awareness or perception. Spiritual transformation works for me.


How does this happen exactly? First let me say that I believe that we enter this human existence connected with Spirit...already plugged in. As newborns, we are naturally tuned in to the energies that we cannot "see", "smell", "hear", or "touch". Children seem especially aware of the energetic frequencies of spirit (i.e. imaginary friends, knowledge of information beyond their young years). As children, we communicate with spirit and with each other through creativity and imagination. It's natural! But as we age, the need to learn important analytic skills and logic (rules, math, social norms, etc) takes the front seat, often times putting creativity in the rear facing car seat. This isn't true for everyone..there are plenty of people who exercise their creative minds all the time. But many of us haven't in a long time. When is the last time you built a fort with cushions or colored or pretended your were a super hero...when you weren't playing with a child? In order to function in society, most of us needed to learn vocational and social skill sets so that we could date, find work, raise kids, secure shelter and food. Often times, we go through life so focused on life "stuff" that we become disconnected from the energies of spirit. It's always there, of course. And at times we may tap in by turning to our faith through prayer or by going to church or meditating. But I'm talking about when we are so distracted by our human experience that we are just not tuning in. For some people (like me), this can go on for years and years. It's not a judgement. It just is what it is. Life happens!


Spiritual transformation is what takes place when we make the conscious effort to reconnect with Spirit. Whether this is through prayer, meditation, yoga, or sitting with your feet in the sand and closing your eyes...it's about shifting your awareness from the body to your conscious thoughts with the intention of connecting to our higher consciousness, or Spirit, for guidance, for clarity, for peace, and for love.


I often think about how different my life would have been had I stayed "awake" for the last 3 decades. I sure would have avoided a lot of whoopsies! and painful experiences. I definitely would have spared myself a lot of disappointment, as I spent many many years exercising my 'free will' with lousy results. But then I am reminded how purposeful all of those experiences were. They helped me to grow and to develop empathy and compassion and to eventually learn self love and setting boundaries....and forgiveness. Had I been sitting in meditation all those years, asking for guidance and trusting my intuition, I may have avoided a few challenging relationships. But then I would never fully understand what it means to experience the heartache of a breakup. Or what it feels like to be cheated on. But because I went through them, I do understand. And these experiences not only taught me self love and forgiveness....but also that our hearts have the capacity to heal. Now those, and countless other memories, help me to be of service. I can empathize with, and show compassion to, those who are going through what I have gone through. And I am able to help them as a result. So I am grateful for the years that I was disconnected. I am grateful for my bumpy ride. But I am also so very grateful for the events that brought me to rediscover my connection with Spirit.


Many of you are familiar with my story so I will spare you the longer version. So here's the quick and dirty...


My spiritual awakening came on unexpectedly and involuntarily. My husband and I were going about our business of living what I considered a "normal" existence. We worked hard, partied on the weekends, played sports, got along most of the time, and enjoyed vacations with our dogs. Then one day my husband fell and broke his pelvis in three places while working in Queens. On that day, our normal lives came to a complete stop. And his fall was just the beginning of a 4 year spell of tragedy in our lives. In that time, one of our dogs was hit by a truck (he survived, but it was a long recovery), Grandma had brain tumor surgery and was in rehab for months until she passed, I looked after my Grandad for a year until he passed, then spent months wrapping up their estate, I ended up in the hospital for emergency gall bladder surgery, and then my other dog was diagnosed with bone cancer. All this while working full time. It was a lot...even for me.


It was during this time that I began reconnecting with Spirit. And it was through caring for my dog with cancer that I really began to awaken. I waved my little white flag and I began talking to God, to the angels, to my guides, and my grandparents....and it made me feel better. Clearly, it took a big fat handful of hard knocks for me to finally surrender and ask for help and to turn towards something greater than my human self for guidance. But I'm so grateful that I did because it led to the spiritual transformation that brings me to where I am today... and to doing this work.


I'm also grateful for everything I've learned through reconnecting with Spirit. What have I learned from my spiritual journey so far? Well...that I'm not the boss. I am co-creating my life and my reality with Spirit. I am responsible for my happiness. I've learned patience for myself and others. I've learned how to suspend judgement (most of the time....I'm human!) and to let go of thoughts and feelings about my past that no longer serve me. I've learned how to manage my energy and I've learned the power of my thoughts and words. I've learned that forgiveness is unnecessary when I love unconditionally. I've learned that I have a team of loving spiritual energies that are with me at all times and are working to help guide me every step of the way. I've learned to listen to them when they are giving me intuitive nudges. I've learned that I can see the beauty in all things and all people, to see their Souls...but I that it's okay to love at an arm's length, when necessary. I have learned that there is definitely continuity of life after we leave our physical bodies. I have learned to love myself, first and foremost. And I have learned that love is the solution...for everything.


And I've learned.... that I still have a lot to learn :)


So that's my story. At least that's the beginning of my spiritual transformation story. It may not look anything like your story and that's alright. In fact, that's the beauty of spiritual transformation. We are all in different places, learning different things, experiencing our own highs and lows... at the perfect times for each of us. If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be where I am today spiritually, I would have told them they were bat s&!# crazy! So I think it's really important for us to realize that we are all growing and learning in different ways and at different rates - that each person's spiritual connection and transformation is unique and personal. Others may not be where you are or you may not be where you want to be yet....and that's okay. Your story may be that you have always felt connected to Spirit and that is awesome! You may feel like your belief system is shifting and changing...and that's okay, too. You may be reading this and still wondering what the heck I'm talking about. All good!


Or maybe, like me....you are working your way out of the chrysalis so that you, with your beautiful new wings, can fly.


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...


Come join the block party in Old Town Manassas to celebrate 1st Friday on July 7th. Enjoy great food, live music, and local vendors after a long hard week!! Light Works will be open to the public so pop in to say hello! Juli & Joyce will be in to show you around and to answer questions. There may even be cookies :)


Discovering (or rediscovering) your spiritual connection can be exciting and life changing. To friends and family, it may be confusing. How do you grow spiritually when your partner, friends, and family members are not experiencing what you are? Join us for the two hour workshop to discuss, "Enlighten Me! - Nurturing Relationships During Spiritual Growth" on July 12th.


Also on July 12th, we'll be getting together for Movie Night! to watch...."Awake in the Dream" . Through lessons from visionaries and spiritual teachers as well as numerous exercises, Awake in the Dream gives us the tools to break down the walls of the person we have created for ourselves. Complete the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly! Tap into the potential that has existed since the beginning of time. And wake up to the wholeness that awaits each and every one of us. Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)


Want to set your intention for positive changes in your life? On July 18th, join us for a guided meditation to focus on just that at "Let's Meditate! Guided Meditation for Positive Change!". Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!


Take your Reiki Level I training to the next level with Usui Ryoho Reiki Level II Certification class on July 21st. Reiki isn't just a healing modality. It's a lifestyle that promotes self awareness...as well as physical, emotional, and Spiritual health. Become certified as a Level II practitioner to help others...and yourself!! Are you a massage therapist looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your license requirements? Receive 6 CE hours when you take this class!


Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on July 22nd. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)


Lastly, I'll be joining fellow medium, Stacey Nichole, on July 25th for an evening of channeled messages at "Voices of Spirit - Mediumship Gallery featuring Juli & Stacey!". Come out and witness the amazing connections and loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection...hope you'll join us!


So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.


As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!


Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love

Having Fun

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

June 2018

 

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved...and having FUN!


Hello and happy June! I hope that you all are enjoying the warmer weather and getting geared up for the summer months. For many, this month is all about the pools opening, vacations starting, kids home from school, and a time for planning lots of fun activities. So far this year, it seems like it's been all about rain...and lots of flooding. At least around these parts. To be honest, I'm cool with the rain....it soothes my Soul and sets the tone for some awesome napping. And it won't be long before it's 100 degrees out and 150% humidity and we'll all be praying for snow again. But I digress....


Back to the fun stuff! What fun stuff, you ask? Well, to be honest...I'm not even sure. In fact, sometimes it's hard to put my finger on what "having fun" really means. I mean, in theory, I get it. Engaging in "fun" activities = having fun....right? Sure. Seems like a simple enough concept. And I think that I'm pretty good at having fun....I like to laugh, be silly, and work can be a lot of fun.


So, why is it that I find that lately so many people (including yours truly) are getting messages from Spirit about having fun? Seriously. If I had a nickel for every time this blasted card gets pulled....



(From the John Holland "Talking with Spirit" deck)


Okay, so it's a bright and happy card and has pretty colored bubbles. But for some reason, I always cringe when I pull this card for myself. Why? Well, because it implies that I'm not having enough fun. And then I feel pressured to make an effort to plan something fun to do or to visit a fun place. It doesn't take long to become exhausted just thinking about it all. And then I start to wonder if my husband is right about me being ...B-O-R-I-N-G


Okay, so maybe I don't like to party my face off anymore. While I loved that chapter in my life, for all of the shenanigans and crazy experiences I had, I can't say that I miss the hangovers and insane bar tabs. That kind of fun no longer appeals to me. I am not interested in conquering white water rapids, going skiing, or playing soccer five nights a week anymore either. Sure, I had a blast doing those things for years...and am grateful for the memories. But my idea of fun has definitely shifted over the years! Now, a fun night is to get takeout and watch a movie that makes me laugh so hard I cry. I know...I know. Boring. But it's fun for me!



Clearly, Spirit thinks that I'm not doing enough. Sigh.


What's the big deal anyway? Why is having fun so daggone important? I derive a tremendous amount of joy from doing the work that I do, connecting with (and for) so many amazing people and animals, sharing love, and teaching. They say when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. So, why can't that be my FUN?


Then it dawned on me. It may not feel like work. But what I do every day, whether it's seeing clients or updating Meetup and Facebook or teaching or designing brochures.....is still work. Fun work? Yes. But it's still work that requires my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. Work, no matter how great it is....is still draining. It can take it's toll physically, mentally, and energetically. This can leave me feeling like I'm running on empty... fatigued, worn out, and sometimes even irritable.



And that's where the FUN comes in!


Having fun actually helps to counter the affects of stress by reducing cortisol levels and increasing serotonin levels. Engaging in fun activities also helps regulate healthy sleeping patterns and boosts energy - even when the activities are chill! Just hanging out, relaxing with good friends and conversation can help increase energy levels. And the more you have fun, the better equipped you are to handle stressful times when they do come. So by having fun, we are actually refilling our empty tanks AND filling up the reserves. Pretty cool.


And if you were curious about what else that card has to say.....here it is:


"Have Fun - Stop! When was the last time you had fun? When was the last time you took a chance and did something silly - something totally unlike you, something just for the joy of it? It's long overdue for your to let go of your analytical mind and give yourself and your soul permission to have fun! We all have the need to play and leave the 'adult responsibilities' behind for a little while. Step away from your desk or what you're doing, and release your inhibitions. Feel free to shout and laugh or jump in the air, and feel the connection with your inner child again. By placing this card in your hand, Spirit is letting your know that you must engage in more hobbies and activities that are purely centered on having fun. If you've always wanted to learn to sing, dance, or play a new sport - then it's time. Maybe you've been drawn to the stage to act or wanted to try comedy; this is the ideal moment to Go For It! You are a physical being as well as a spiritual being, so having fun will balance 'all' of you. Have fun - you so deserve it!"


So why is it so hard for some of us to make time for this stuff? Well, I can't speak for everyone else but I can guess where my resistance comes from. As a kid, it was ingrained in us that we must always finish our work before we could play. Household chores and homework had to be completely done before we could go see our friends or play games in the neighborhood....or even watch our favorite shows on TV. Fun was the reward for hard work. Similarly, we were required to eat everything on our dinner plates before we could have dessert. It was a reward system that sort of worked.....if you wanted to leave the house, watch TV, or have dessert. Not a great system if you didn't care about such things (like my brother).


Sometimes I need to remind myself that I am an adult now! I can choose my own reward system. If I want to have fun before I finish my ever growing and never ending "To Do" list, why not??? Shoot, I've learned how to eat my dessert before dinner when I feel like it (no problem there!). Funny how easy that was. Perhaps I need to take the same approach with making more time for things that I love to do (besides work)...



Who says we have to wait 'til Friday or 'til we retire or 'til the dishes are done or 'til the cows come home? Only us! We create our rules about how we spend our time so maybe it's time we make a concerted effort to dedicate plenty of time for people, places, and experiences that make us happy.


Already got this technique down pat? Cheers to you!! Next time I see you, I'll be asking you for tips ;) And for those of you who struggle like me....I hope you can take some time today for yourself. As soon as I finish this newsletter, I think I'm going to turn on my music, sing like I'm auditioning for The Voice, and shake - my - booty. It's going to be like Soul Train....in my kitchen. It might not be pretty, but it will definitely be FUN :)



Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...


To kick things off, we'll be getting together on June 13th for Movie Night! to watch...."Discover the Gift" . If you're looking to unlock your full potential by tapping into your unique gifts, you won't want to miss this film! Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)


Have you been thinking about learning Reiki? We've got Usui Ryoho Reiki Level I Certification class coming up on June 16th/23rd . Whether you're interested in learning how to give Reiki to yourself, wish to share Reiki with friends & family, or want to begin a Reiki practice....this is the perfect opportunity to jump right in! Looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your massage therapy license requirements? Receive 10 CE hours when you take this class!


Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on June 17th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)


On June 18th, join Joyce Hughes, for Essential Oils Make & Take Gifts - Roll Ons & Inhalers! Using the rollers and inhalers are great ways to enjoy the healing benefits of essential oils. Make a few for you and make a few to give away! Joyce will be focusing on oil blends that promote "Harmony & Gratitude".


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to animals? Well, here's your chance to learn how. We'll be getting together on June 19th for "Let's Play" - Animal Communication! Our pets are tuning into our energy all the time and would love for us to understand what they have to say. It's easier than you may think!


On June 21st, it's "Creative Meditation - Angel Inspiration Paint Night!". Come join us for a fun night of creativity and community. We'll begin with a guided meditation to set our intention to connect with the angels to receive inspiration for your mini masterpiece! I'll provide the canvas, paints, & brushes - you bring your sense of artistic adventure. Perfect for everyone...if you can hold a brush, you can paint!


Fellow Angel Messenger, Beth 'B' Carleton, will be joining us on June 24th for "Fun With The Fairies Day!". Experience a joy-filled day connecting with the fairies. We will CELEBRATE and MEDITATE with these wonderful light-filled nature angels. ...hope you'll join us!


This month's special is all about your furry, feathered, scaly, and fishy friends. Did you know that Animal Communication and Animal Reiki can be done remotely? In fact, often times it is easier for the pet to receive energetic healing, or to communicate with me, from a distance. Without all of the distractions of having a visitor or being in a strange place, animals are sometimes better able to focus on the energetic/psychic connection this way. If you have a pet that you would like to treat to an Animal Communication and Reiki session, take advantage of this month's special - Animal Communication & Animal Reiki Session Combo for $100 ($50 savings!) . For more information and instructions, see below.


And lastly, we'll be closing out the month with the "Love & Hugs from Heaven" Mediumship Demonstration with Juli on June 27th. I'll be delivering messages in a gallery style event. Come out and receive loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! This is a great opportunity to witness how Spirit works with me to share messages of healing, guidance, and love. Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection.


So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.


As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!


Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli <3


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love

Creativity & The Spiritual Connection

Posted on May 5, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

May 2018


Greetings Friends!

As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved, and INSPIRED!

Like most of you, I become increasingly aware of the magic of nature at this time of year. It's that whole rebirthing of the plants and trees that captures our attention through the bright colors and fragrant smells (not to mention the thick layer of sneeze dust that gives my car that fancy yellow tint). It's hard to miss the spectacular work of art that unfolds each year for us to enjoy. You may need a powerful antihistamine to enjoy it (aachoo!), but it's still a pretty magnificent natural display of beauty.

What is it about art that captivates us so? What is it about art that appeals to our senses? Whether it's nature's canvas or a man-made masterpiece, why do we feel so connected and moved by certain pieces....as if they literally speak to us?

Perhaps it helps to start with the idea of CREATION. I’m not talking about THE creation… the beginning of time, how we came to be, or the day earth and all of life began. Great topic and pretty outstanding work (high five, God!), but that's not what’s on my mind today. What I’m talking about is creativity and the creative process…. as it relates to us humans and to art.

What is creativity exactly? Let’s break it down…

cre·a·tiv·i·ty

NOUN

the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

I love that. The use of the imagination. To think of all of the great works of art that stemmed from one person’s imagination - paintings, novels, symphonies, poems, lyrics, music, dance, movies, murals, sculptures, architecture, landscape design, plays, clothing, inventions….all imagined! And.....

im·ag·i·na·tion

NOUN

the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.

Ok, got it. So where does the imagination come from? Well, our brains of course…at least according to science. I mean, we’re told that our thoughts and ideas come from our brains. We understand that when we have ideas and thoughts, things ‘light up’ in different areas of the brain. There is also scientific theory that suggests that different parts of the brain are responsible for different types of ideas and thoughts. It’s said that left brain activity is associated with logical, numerical, and analytical types of thinking…and the right brain activity is more creative, emotional, and intuitive. Although there seems to be some argument about left and right brain ‘dominance’, there is still evidence showing that different parts of the brain are responsible for different tasks and thoughts. So in MY brain, I associate creative thinking, intuition, and imagination as stuff that happens in my right brain….and planning, calculations, and other analytical stuff stems from my left brain. But that also means that doubt and fear and other pesky ‘logical’ thoughts are coming from my left brain as well. Oh, left brain



So, where are you going with all this brain stuff, you ask?? Well, I have a theory, too.

I believe that when I am connecting with the Spirit world, for others and for myself, I am absolutely using the creative part of my brain. When I tune in to communicate with Angels, guides, and loved ones in Spirit for healing messages, I am literally using my imagination! I have learned, over time and from hundreds of readings, that Spirit works through my creative mind to give me information. Not just any information. Validated information. Specific and detailed information that I couldn’t possibly know about people. When I adjust my consciousness, by shifting my thoughts from logical to imaginative, I receive information. Information that comes into my head and into my awareness. Through. My. Imagination. Crazy right? Ok, maybe you don’t need to answer that. Haha! As I said, it’s my theory and it’s what I understand to be true. Take it if it resonates with you.


Now here’s where it gets interesting.

If I am connecting to Spirit through my creative thoughts and imagination, wouldn’t it stand to reason that when artists are using their right brains to create, they might also be connecting with Spirit? How often have you heard a musician say that they when they wrote the lyrics to a song, they were ‘in the flow’? Or an author needing to overcome ‘writer’s block’ (overactive left brain) in order to get the creative juices flowing? A painter talks about being in the ‘zone’? Sounds an awful lot like shifting into that day dreamy, imaginative space in order to tap into that creative part of the mind to me.


When I’m working, Spirit often uses my frame of reference and my life experiences and my emotions. In this way, I am able to better receive and express their messages that are meant to uplift, to give guidance, and to help others to heal. It’s often our experiences that inspire us to share pieces of our Soul…in order to connect with others. Art is also expressive and represents an individual’s personal experiences. And I believe that the reason art speaks to us in such a profound way, moving us to tears and touching our hearts so deeply, is because it is a way for Spirit to work through us to offer the world a little piece of “home”.


Regardless of your beliefs and whether you agree with my theory, I think we can all agree that art does have the ability to reach the core of our being to touch us and move us in powerful ways. My hope for you is that you find that deep connection through whatever medium (no pun intended) that speaks to you…that you feel uplifted and connected and loved. And if you’re feeling inspired to create, get to it! Someone in the world needs what you have to share.


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)

Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...

To kick things off, we have a special guest joining us on May 16th for a Sound Bath Meditation with Biansa! A Sound Bath can be an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and an acceleration of their inward journey. Allow Ansa to guide you through a world of sound vibration for a deep cellular experience of alignment that will leave you feeling rested and connected!

Take your Reiki Level I training to the next level with Usui Ryoho Reiki Level II Certification class on May 19th. Reiki isn't just a healing modality. It's a lifestyle that promotes self awareness...as well as physical, emotional, and Spiritual health. Become certified as a Level II practitioner to help others...and yourself!! Are you a massage therapist looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your license requirements? Receive 6 CE hours when you take this class!

Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on May 20th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)

Want to get YOUR creative thoughts flowing? On May 22nd, join us for a guided meditation to focus on just that at "Creative Flow Guided Meditation & Automatic Writing Night!". Learn the basics of automatic writing and give it a try. You'll even receive a journal to get you started. Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!

On May 25th, it's "Creative Meditation - Angel Inspiration Paint Night!". Come join us for a fun night of creativity and community. We'll begin with a guided meditation to set our intention to connect with the angels to receive inspiration for your mini masterpiece! I'll provide the canvas, paints, & brushes - you bring your sense of artistic adventure. Perfect for everyone...if you can hold a brush, you can paint!

Join Lolita on May 27th for a Guided Meditation and Vocal Toning Journey with Lolita! Toning is an ancient vocal technique that is used to balance the human body and emotions, lift mood, decrease stress, and renew energy levels. After the meditation, enjoy a light meal and discuss your experience!

I'll be delivering messages in a gallery style event at "Love & Hugs from Heaven" Mediumship Demonstration with Juli! on May 30th. Come out and receive loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! This is a great opportunity to witness how Spirit works with me to share messages of healing, guidance, and love. Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection.

Need a quick message from your angels? Then check out month's special - Mini Angel Card Email Reading for $25! . See below for more info!

And lastly, join Rebecca Thompson on May 31st for TRE: Trauma Release Exercises with Rebecca. Learn about the benefits of TRE and how these exercises can assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. I've yet to learn about this modality but it sure looks interesting!

So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.

As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!

Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!

In love & light,

Juli <3


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love

Healthy Boundaries

Posted on April 1, 2018 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

April 2018

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and feeling loved!


It seems like Spring has finally sprung! Well....at least it showed up for a day or two, right? Definitely long enough for a few little flowers to re-emerge after a long winter's nap! As I marveled at their colorful beauty, I noticed a few other plants making their way up through the dirt and mulch, stretching themselves towards the heat of the sun. Also stretching themselves into the space where the flowers are trying to grow. Oh dear. It's that time of year again where I have to wrestle in my head about killing weeds so that the other plants may thrive. I mean...who am I to decide which living thing gets to grow strong and which one gets plucked up and thrown in the compost pile? Ugh. Then I start to wonder what type of natural system of boundaries do plants have? At first glance, there doesn't appear to be one. When they are establishing their root system and beginning their cycles of life, is there such a thing as personal space? In the natural order of things, it seems like it's all about the survival of the fittest. I suppose that makes sense, but it seems a bit rude for the stronger, more aggressive plants to just take over...I'm just saying.


I definitely haven't figured that all out but it did prompt me to start thinking about the way us humans interact with one another. About personal space and healthy boundaries and why do we need them?


For those of you who know me, it's no secret that I am a hugger. Not just a casual goodbye hugger. Like....a SERIAL hugger. A 'you may not know you need a hug but I'm going to give you one anyway' kind of hugger. I hug people, I hug animals, and I even hug a tree every now and then. I believe in the power of human contact and expressing love to everyone and every thing. And there have been studies to back me up about the power of hugs and how hugging is emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy. Hugging increases emotional bonding through the release of oxytocin in the brain, relieves pain, elevates mood, alleviates stress, reduces worries of mortality, balances nervous system, and more good stuff. Aren't hugs great?

 

But all of this leads me to sometimes wonder....does everyone I meet really want a hug? How many times a day am I encroaching on other people's energetic layers of personal space with hardly a smidge of permission? Doesn't everyone need and want love in the form of a hug? If I am to be honest with myself, the answer is probably no.


Sadly, I may need to adjust my philosophy, and my hugging practice, just a bit. After all, how would I feel if a stranger came at me with a gallon of green juice and poured it down my throat without permission? It may be good for me but I'm pretty sure I would prefer to have my green juice when I want my green juice (like... after I've eaten too many cookies). Perhaps the green juice example is extreme. But it does demonstrate that even a serial hugger needs boundaries.


So what are personal boundaries really? Is it just about physical contact or that funny imaginary line that we draw around ourselves with an imaginary sign that says "By Invitation Only"?


Nope.


When we're talking about personal space, we aren't just talking about our homes, our bodies, or possessions (an extension of our personal space). Physical personal space may be the most obvious, but not necessarily the most common. Personal space also includes our emotions (what we share, how we share, and with whom we share how we're feeling) as well as our energy (how we use it for ourselves and for others) and our TIME. I've been known to talk people right out of a room....so I'm pretty sure I'm a frequent offender on this one, too.

 

I think that it's safe to say that we all have our own levels of comfort with physical, verbal, emotional,and energetic interaction. We know that each person (and animal and plant) is made up of their own personal experiences and energy that makes us each unique. So it would stand to reason that each person has their own unique levels of comfort when it comes to their own personal space....and the boundaries necessary to maintain that comfort level. So, while there may be plenty of social norms and even boundaries backed by our legal system that most people follow (I said most), each person is unique when it comes to what does and doesn't feel comfortable.


Take my husband, Paul, and I, for example. We're at a party. He loves attention. Like, a lot of attention. He thrives in a room full of people, telling jokes and stories and having others tell him how great/funny/good looking he is. Me? I'm the one in the corner, playing with the dog. Or cat. Or my shoelace. Conversely, I am an open book when it comes to conversation content. When I do engage in chit chat, I have no problem talking to others about my personal life or bodily functions or my past or whatever. No topic is off limits. Paul, however, would rather keep his personal business private. He would be mortified if I told anyone about the time.....(haha! you didn't really think I'd go there, did you?)


Simply put....different people, different boundaries.


Since we're all so different, how do I know if I'm overstepping someone's physical, emotional, energetic/time boundaries? Will I offend my friend if I ask to borrow her car or if I ask a stranger "What's wrong??" when they've clearly been crying? How do I know if I'm driving my neighbor bonkers with my long winded texts and the endless favors I ask?


The answer is....a lot of the time I don't know. Unless I'm given a clear message from the the other person, I might assume we have a similar boundary structure.


And, yes, I am a psychic medium. But, no, I am not a mind reader. So in order for me to respect another person's boundaries, I might just need that other person to communicate what theirs are. Then it is up to me to adjust my behavior. And in order for other people to know what my boundaries are, I need to let them know as well.


It may not be easy, but it is important for us to communicate when our boundaries are being crossed. To be gentle, but firm, when we express our need for physical or emotional space. To be clear and direct and honest so that there are no questions about where we stand and what we will and will not do...or tolerate. And above all else, to be kind and loving in expressing our needs.

 

Does this mean that others will always honor and respect our boundaries even when we communicate nicely and clearly? Well, maybe in the fantasy world in my head. But in this world, there will always be challenging situations and people in our lives who push our boundaries (and our buttons). And we have no control over their actions or behavior. But what we do have control over is...ourselves. We do have the power to set healthy boundaries, to communicate them to others, and to make choices for ourselves that honor them.

 

With only 24 hours in a day, it's also important for us to find a happy balance between sleep, family, friends, work, rest, fun, exercise, and all the other stuff we need or want to do. To find balance and to operate efficiently, we must manage our time and energy levels carefully. Pushing too hard, or spending too much time with people or situations that are draining, can deplete our energy very quickly. This is why it's so important to establish energetic boundaries and to honor them. It's okay to say no when you need to. It's okay to take time for yourself to refuel. It's okay to choose not to spend time with people who make you feel lousy. It's okay to stay home when you feel like you've been pushing yourself too hard. It's okay to ask for help when you need it. It's even okay to say no thanks to a hug :)


The Universe doesn't stop when we take care of ourselves and seek to find balance in our lives. It keeps going. If honoring our time and energy means saying no to someone, it is likely that they will find a yes from someone who is in a better place to assist. We're not meant to give and give and give until we are depleted. It's all about balance. Lend a hand when you can. Give when you can. Make sacrifices when it feels right to do so. But remember that you'll be better equipped to help others when you've put your oxygen mask on first.


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...


Ranessa Porter is back on April 7th & the 15th to teach the beautiful healing modality of IET. On April 7th she'll be teaching "Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Basic Level" . Learn how to enlist the help of the angels using the beautiful technique of IET in this fun, interactive one day class. If you like the idea of working with the angels and you're interested in healing others...or receiving angelic healing, you won't want to miss this! Ready to take it to the next phase of IET? Ranessa returns on the 15th to teach "Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Intermediate Level" .

 

Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on April 8th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)


Need a little help with creating healthy boundaries?? On April 10th, join us for "Let's Meditate! Guided Meditation Night: Healthy Boundaries & Saying No". Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!

 

I'll be joining fellow medium, Stacey Nichole, on April 18th for an evening of channeled messages at "Voices of Spirit - Mediumship Gallery featuring Juli & Stacey!". Come out and witness the amazing connections and loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection...hope you'll join us!


On April 19th, we'll be getting together for "Let's Play" - Animal Communication! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to animals? Well, here's your chance to learn how. Our pets are tuning into our energy all the time and would love for us to understand what they have to say. It's easier than you may think!


Have you been thinking about learning Reiki? We've got Usui Ryoho Reiki Level I Certification class coming up on April 21st/28th . Whether you're interested in learning how to give Reiki to yourself, wish to share Reiki with friends & family, or want to begin a Reiki practice....this is the perfect opportunity to jump right in! Looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your massage therapy license requirements? Receive 10 CE hours when you take this class!


Next, we'll be getting together on April 25th for Movie Night! to watch...."Sensitive - The Untold Story" . This groundbreaking documentary explores the topic of highly sensitive people (HSP), also known as empaths. The film is based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist, Dr. Elaine Aron, who discovered the brains of sensitive people actually work differently. Learn about the science-y side of what it means to be an empath! Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)


Join Rebecca Thompson on April 26th for TRE: Trauma Release Exercises with Rebecca. Learn about the benefits of TRE and how these exercises can assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma. I've yet to learn about this modality but it sure looks interesting!


This month's special is all about your furry, feathered, scaly, and fishy friends. Did you know that Animal Communication and Animal Reiki can be done remotely? In fact, often times it is easier for the pet to receive energetic healing, or to communicate with me, from a distance. Without all of the distractions of having a visitor or being in a strange place, animals are sometimes better able to focus on the energetic/psychic connection this way. If you have a pet that you would like to treat to an Animal Communication and Reiki session, take advantage of this month's special - Animal Communication & Animal Reiki Session Combo for $100 ($50 savings!) . For more information and instructions, see below.

 

You may have heard already but in case you haven't.....WE'VE MOVED!!! Light Works is now located at 9411 Battle Street in Manassas! It's taken a couple months to get everything in order but the new space is all done and ready to go. And to celebrate, we're hosting

Light Works Battle Street Grand Opening!

on the 27th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. I hope you'll stop in to check out the new space!

 

And lastly, we'll be closing out the month with the Animal Reiki Certification class on April 29th. This special day will combine classroom learning with hands on experience at a nearby farm. Whether you're interested in learning how to deliver Reiki to your beloved pets, wish to share Reiki with sheltered animals, or want to begin an Aninal Reiki practice....this is an opportunity to jump right in!


So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.

 

As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!

 

Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli <3


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love



Mindfulness

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

March 2018

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved, and MINDFUL!


Hey everybody!! It feels like it took forever to get this newsletter put together. Thank you for your patience. It's been a pretty eventful month with the move and a few wrenches thrown in for good measure. But the good news is that Light Works is officially up and running and feeling nice and warm and cozy in the new space. Finally!!!!! I can't wait for you to see it.


Now that I can take a deep breath, I am trying to take lots of them. In fact, I am realizing that in the midst of the recent chaos and excitement, I was so focused on what needed to be done or what hadn't gone as planned....that I may have missed out on the some of joy and the excitement of the experience. But isn't that always the case? We often get wrapped up in something that happened yesterday or last week that we can't seem to shake. Something that was said to us or how we wished we had done something differently. And if we're not consumed with the past, the future can sure take up a tremendous amount of valuable mind space if we let it. Planning, planning, planning.....or worrying, worrying, worrying. What shall we have for dinner? What's going on this weekend? Will my boss be happy with my project? Will I meet my deadline? Who do I call to book that vacation? I wonder if I should take the kids with me to my dentist appointment? Will he/she call? And of course, there's the perpetual mental "to do" list. Oh geez.


I never seems to end, does it? All this thinking about the past and worrying about the future...or even just thinking about the future....seems somehow efficient or productive when it's taking place in our heads. And yes, we definitely need to use our brains to plan things. Otherwise, we'd be eating frozen dinners every night. So I get it. Planning can be good. Thinking about tomorrow can be good.


 

But what about the NOW? How much time are we really dedicating to enjoying or experiencing the present moment? By trying to solve the world's problems (or just those in our immediate worlds) 100% of the time, we are often cheating ourselves out of the peace and happiness that we might experience if we just stopped to smell the roses....or a batch of cookies baking...or the air when it rains. Sometimes it's the smallest of things that we miss when our minds are somewhere besides the present. And what ideas might come if we allowed our minds to sit and rest for a minute (or two or three ..or sixty)? And what does that look like anyway? What does it mean to be MINDFUL and why bother practicing MINDFULNESS?


And yes, it's a thing.


I'm not sure where the concept of being 'mindful' originated. It seems to be one of those innate states of being that animals are great at and humans were once great at but then unlearned as we 'evolved'. Yet, like so many of our natural methods of treatment and natural ways of coping and navigating, the practice of mindfulness seems to be making a comeback. So what is it exactly? According to Psychology Today:


Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future.



So then I ask myself....what's the point? I mean, I meditate. Isn't that the same thing? The answer is ....kind of.


As we know, there are a bazillion ways to meditate and many known physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits to practicing meditation. You can sit by yourself in meditation, or in a group, guided or self directed. You can walk and meditate, listen to music and meditate, color with crayons and meditate. Meditate with the trees, the angels, or the dolphins. Often times, meditation is about focusing on the present and actively being in the moment...which would be considered a mindfulness exercise. But sometimes meditation focuses on specific subjects like....weight loss or sleep or manifesting or connecting with Spirit. All of these things require visualizing the future or focusing on a particular subject, which is awesome. But it's not practicing the art of just BEING. So, when we meditate and focus on the present and what is happening right in that moment, meditation can absolutely be a mindfulness practice. However, meditation in and of itself is not always a mindfulness practice.


And being mindful doesn't even have to involve meditation. It is simply the act of bringing your attention to the present, in a non judgemental form of observation. It's about accepting and experiencing emotions, thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they are occurring right...now.


So, again...why bother? What's the point? What are the benefits of this ancient practice?


Wellllll, besides being listed by Buddha as one of the Eightfold Steps to the Path of Enlightenment, here's the list of some of the known benefits of practicing mindfulness:


Helps to relax

Reduced rumination/less depressive symptoms

Stress reduction/decreased anxiety

Boosts working memory

Increases focus

Decreased emotional reactivity

Increased cognitive flexibility

Relationship satisfaction/reduced relationship stress

Enhances self insight, morality, intuition, and fear modulation

Increased immune function

Increased information processing speeds

Improvement to feelings of well being/positive thoughts

Reduction in psychological stress


No kidding. And believe it or not, all of these were determined from numerous studies by reputable organizations and science-y people. Seriously. Look it up. They are out there and documented and everything! One major benefit that I've found from practicing mindfulness exercises is that I am able to let go of junk faster and easier. I'm not talking about the junk in my garage. That's still an issue. I mean the emotional junk that weighs me down. Like, when my husband snaps at me and I want to punch him in the nose (would never, but it has crossed my mind). Years ago, his words would stick to me like glue for days...sometimes weeks. I would hold on to those words and replay them over in my mind as if somehow re-triggering my anger and hurt would somehow help me to get over it (or punish him in some way, right?). Of course we all know that I was only torturing myself and stealing my own joy from myself. But now, things are way different. It's much easier to let go. Sure, I get angry and feel bad initially about stuff sometimes. And I give myself permission to feel what I feel. But now I am able to feel my emotions and then recognize that I don't need to hold on to them...and I can let them go way sooner. It's not always a success on the first try (still human!), but it sure goes away MUCH faster than it used to. Through mindfulness, I've realized that I have a choice. And I've realized that holding on to 'junk' gets in the way of my happiness so I choose to ditch it as soon as I can!


There are tons of mindfulness techniques and most of them involve focusing on the breath, the senses, thoughts, and the body. My favorite mindfulness activity is sitting outside in the grass with my dog. Animals are mindfulness masters, I tell you. They literally are in the moment almost all of the time. They are not planning their next vacation or feeling sad because they didn't get to go in the car with you yesterday. Rather than hold on to the past or day dreaming about the future, they are focused on what is going on n their world right now. So, when I sit outside with my boy, I find it much easier stay focused as well.

 

Don't have a pet? Or maybe you have grass allergies. No worries! The most basic mindfulness practice is to sit quietly and simply focus on your breathing. Count your breaths. Pay attention to how the air feels passing through your nose and into your lungs. Focus on how your chest and stomach rise and fall with each breath. Then ask yourself, "How do I feel right this second?". If you are feeling awesome....AWESOME. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, tired, upset, or are experiencing a physical discomfort....take a moment to talk to that part of you. Ask yourself if the discomfort is still serving your highest good and if it's something that you need to hold on to. If not, give thanks for the awareness and ask for it to please leave. It might sound crazy and it may not work the first time, but I urge you to give it a try sometime. You never know what you might discover.

Want to learn more about mindfulness? Then check out a couple of the mindful things going on this month at Light Works - "The Mindfulness Movie" and a Guided Mindfulness Meditation.




Also, COMING SOON!... "Connected Kids" - Children's Mindfulness Programs!!!! Adults aren't the only ones who deal with physical, emotional, and mental stresses and pressures. Mindfulness is known to help kids focus, remain calm in stressful situations, improve sleep, minimize behavioral issues, increase kindness/compassion for others, and to improve cognitive abilities. Teaching children mindfulness techniques that they can use in every day life situations is something that I am passionate about and I'm so excited to be rolling out these programs in the next few months. Stay tuned for more information and be sure to let me know if you would like to be personally notified when classes are officially on the calendar.


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...


To kick things off, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on March 11th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)


Next, we'll be getting together on March 22nd for Movie Night! to watch...."The Mindfulness Movie" . The Mindfulness Movie is a fun and educational journey showcasing the worldwide brain research proving the benefits of mindfulness and the public’s increasing awareness and acceptance of the practice. The movie showcases those who have reshaped mindfulness into everyday, practical skills. Neuroscientists now tell us that the practice of mindfulness literally changes the brain in positive ways. And it’s as simple as paying attention! Throughout the film, you'll encounter inspiring people and ideas on how changing the way we see can change our lives. Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)


Take your Reiki Level I training to the next level with Usui Ryoho Reiki Level II Certification class on March 17th. Reiki isn't just a healing modality. It's a lifestyle that promotes self awareness...as well as physical, emotional, and Spiritual health. Become certified as a Level II practitioner to help others...and yourself!! Are you a massage therapist looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your license requirements? Receive 6 CE hours when you take this class!


If you're looking to connect with your favorite furry, scaly, or feathered friend, be sure to take advantage of this month's special - $10 off an Animal Communication Session. Be sure to mention the discount when scheduling your session :)


On March 22nd, it's "Making Your Mini Vision Board Night!". Come join us for a fun night of creativity, affirmations, and manifesting. Vision boards are a great tool for setting goals and intentions for ourselves. They bring our dreams to life in the form of photos and words. Vision boards are meant to help us 'see' our goals and these mini boards are the perfect size to place in your home, office, or wherever you go! Choose a theme or themes that you want to focus on (relationships, career, health, travel, social, spiritual, etc) and design the perfect mini vision boards for you!


Want to put this mindfulness thing into practice? On March 27th, join us & the angels for a guided meditation to focus on just that at "Let's Meditate! Guided Meditation Night: Mindfulness Meditation". Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!


And lastly, I'll be delivering messages in a gallery style event at "Love & Hugs from Heaven" Mediumship Demonstration with Juli! on March 28th. Come out and receive loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! This is a great opportunity to witness how Spirit works with me to share messages of healing, guidance, and love. Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection.


So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.


As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!


Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love


Self Love

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

February 2018

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and....feeling LOVED.


Aaahhhh, love is in the air! Well, at least it is in every store and commercial right now. You can't help but notice every cupid and heart shaped boxes and Sponge Bob valentine's cards looming in the aisles. Am I right? Don't get me wrong. I do love Valentine's Day. I love any holiday that promotes LOVE. But the pressure of it all. Geez. What gift adequately expresses how we feel about another? Is a card sufficient or does a bouquet of flowers say more? And what if we don't have anyone special in our lives on February 14th?? Although I am blessed with a wonderful partner in life, my husband and best friend...he hasn't always been in my world. I can remember many years of being single on this sacred day of relationships and romance. Some years were tough and lonely. And others were fun....hosting "Single? So What!" parties and buying half off candy for myself the next day. Good times.

 

Being single had it's perks. I could do what I wanted, when I wanted. My house was cleaner. I was only responsible for myself and my cats. I could party all night and sleep all day. I could eat cereal for dinner. Actually, I was pretty good at being single. I liked myself enough to enjoy my own company. But it took me some time to get to that place with myself.

 

Because for many years, I thought and felt and believed that my happiness was dependent on whether or not someone else loved me. It's no wonder that those relationships did not last. The problem wasn't with them. It was with me. I didn't know the importance of loving myself back then. No matter how much I was loved in those relationships, there was always something lacking. Those guys never stood a chance because I wasn't happy with me, much less in love with myself. I did not know the importance of loving myself unconditionally...fully and wholly.

 

Then the 'cheater' presented himself.


After several months of a whirlwind romance, I decided this guy might just be the 'one'. We had so much in common, the relationship was easy, and... he was pretty easy on the eyes, too ;-) No sooner did I fall in love with him, I learned that he also had a girlfriend in another country. At first I didn't want to believe it. I wanted so desperately to hold on to the relationship, I believed the lies he fed to me. And I tried to see the best in him, despite knowing the truth deep down. But ultimately, I had to face the truth and walk away.....broken hearted and with a crushed self-esteem.

 

It took a long time to recover. But in that time, I realized that no one was ever going to love me more than me. I decided that I was happier being single than being in an unhappy relationship. I worked out and took vacations on my own. I enjoyed the company of friends and the company of me. I grew stronger than ever in my sense of self. I was able to look myself in the mirror and say with confidence - "I really like you!" And when I stopped looking for someone else to make me feel whole, the Universe clapped and cheered and high-fived and then.....introduced me to my husband.


It wasn't until later in life that I realized what had taken place. Once I began connecting with Spirit, I learned that when we love others unconditionally, but not ourselves, we tip the scales (remember how much the Universe likes balance?). We are often taught that it is selfish to put ourselves before others or that to admire ourselves makes us self absorbed (of course we sometimes tip the scale in that direction, too). But the reality is that when we do not give ourselves the same amount of love and affection that we give to others, we end up relying on others to fill the void within. And that's a lot to put on someone else. It's really up to us to fill our hearts with love, first and foremost.


Spirit often uses my frame of reference during readings. They use my past experiences to show me when someone is struggling with self love. And it's usually when they're struggling with a particularly difficult relationship. Often times, we are presented with relationships that are meant to open up our eyes to the work we need to do for ourselves (i.e. the 'cheater'). I'm pretty stubborn so it took me many years and a handful of challenging relationships to finally understand.

 

And exercising self love doesn't need to (and shouldn't) stop when you're in a fulfilling relationship, either. Taking time to show yourself some love is a practice that should last a lifetime. Feeling unconditional love for yourself is seeing and loving your beautiful Soul...perfect in every way...no matter what. It's feeling the unconditional love from God (Creator, Source, etc) and recognizing our own incredible light within. This is what makes us feel whole and complete. And the more whole and complete we feel, the more we bring to all of our relationships.


So how do we practice self love? Well, there are a bunch of ways! Here are a few:


1. Write positive "I AM" statements on sticky notes and place them where you'll see them often (mirror, computer monitor, car dashboard).

2. Practice talking to yourself like you would your most dear friend - with compliments, kindness, and unconditional love

3. Treat yourself to a fancy dinner, a relaxing massage or Reiki session, or a fun weekend away

4. Buy yourself a Valentine's Day card, flowers, or a box of candy

5. Spend time alone, doing things that you enjoy

6. Give yourself a hug. Squeeze tight.

7. Make your needs a priority.

8. Be your loudest cheerleader.

9. Stand in front of the mirror and say "I love you". Repeat as necessary. (for extra fun, try saying it using different accents)

10. Mean it.


I hope that you find love this month....and every month! Whether you're in a relationship or single and ready to mingle, know that loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give to you. You deserve it. You are beautiful inside and out. And if you are having trouble feeling love for yourself, your Spirit team is standing by, ready to assist. Give your angels and guides a shout and ask them to help you open your heart and to see what they see in you. Your perfect Soul. What's not to love?


Happy Valentine's Day to YOU!


Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)


Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...


To kick things off, Joyce will be hosting "Love and Appreciation" Make & Take! on February 10th. Come join the fun as she teaches about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and how to use them in roller balls and inhalers. You'll have the opportunity to make your own to take with you. These are great little gifts for you or to give to someone else you love!

 

On February 11th, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)


Have you been thinking about learning Reiki? We've got Usui Ryoho Reiki Level I Certification class coming up on February 17th/24th . Whether you're interested in learning how to give Reiki to yourself, wish to share Reiki with friends & family, or want to begin a Reiki practice....this is the perfect opportunity to jump right in! Looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your massage therapy license requirements? Receive 10 CE hours when you take this class!

 

Next, we'll be getting together on February 22nd for Movie Night! to watch...."Sensitive - The Untold Story" . This groundbreaking documentary explores the topic of highly sensitive people (HSP), also known as empaths. The film is based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist, Dr. Elaine Aron, who discovered the brains of sensitive people actually work differently. Learn about the science-y side of what it means to be an empath! Come hang out with me and other like minded folks for a chill night at the movies ...popcorn provided :)


Need a little assistance with self love? On February 27th, join us & the angels for a guided meditation to focus on just that at "Let's Meditate! Guided Meditation Night: Loving Oneself & the World". Relax and leave all of your stress behind as tap into the many health benefits of meditation!

 

Need a quick message from your angels? Then check out month's special - Mini Angel Card Email Reading for $10! . See below for more info!

 

And finally, I'll be joining fellow medium, Stacey Nichole, on February 28th for an evening of channeled messages at "Voices of Spirit - Mediumship Gallery featuring Juli & Stacey!". Come out and witness the amazing connections and loving messages from Angels, guides, and loved ones on the other side! Those in the Spirit world are always around and want to help us to heal, to feel loved & supported as we navigate our way through life in the physical world. A mediumship gallery is a wonderful way to experience this beautiful connection...hope you'll join us!


So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.


As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!


Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love

Mini Life Review

Posted on January 2, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

January 2018

Greetings Friends!


As always, I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, feeling loved, and ready for 2018!


With each new year, many of us find ourselves reflecting back on the closing year - reminiscing about our personal highs and lows, evaluating local and global events, celebrating new life, love, & friendships.... and mourning those we have lost. It's a time to look back and ask without judgement...how did we do? Did we achieve the goals we set for ourselves? How did we handle the challenges life presented to us, especially those that came out of nowhere and smacked us upside the head? I know many of you had some doozies this year...we sure had a few, too.

 


As I ponder these thoughts, I realize that each year is an opportunity for a mini life review. A sort of self evaluation. It's an opportunity to look at the life lessons that were presented in the ups and downs and to see how much we've grown in this latest chapter. Some years are more exciting than others, I guess. And sometimes an uneventful year is the rest we need between the big ones. But even the most restful years come with moments that merit reflection.

 

 

For me, 2017 was year for substantial growth...both in business and in my personal life. The physical challenges that I experienced definitely taught me the importance of taking breaks and honoring my personal time. I learned that saying "No" can be a really good thing sometimes....for everyone (this was a tough one for me!). I also learned that there are many great teachers, but that I always get the greatest education from Spirit. And I was reminded (for the millionth time) that LOVE always wins....no matter what.

 

In addition to the big lessons, I also experienced a lesson, first hand, in Spiritual "nudging". After months of 80 + degree temperatures in my office, and countless emails to the landlord, it became clear that the situation wasn't supposed to improve. And by "supposed to", I mean that ...it was a sign. It was the Universe telling me that it was time for me to move. I could choose to ignore the signs or to take action, knowing that the discomfort would continue or worsen if I decided to stay. And when the loud voices and noises from the other offices started interfering with client sessions....well, that just sealed the deal. You see, sometimes a thermostat war isn't just a thermostat war. And sometimes a noise issue isn't just a noise issue! In readings, Spirit often comes through talking about discomfort...and how relentless discomfort is a huge sign that a change needs to take place. I knew that my discomfort was Spirit giving me a kick in the pants to start looking for a new place....a consolidated space where my healing, reading, and class room areas would be together. And a bigger space for teaching and gathering.

 

No sooner did the thoughts about possibly moving enter my mind, more signs began to present themselves. Before I even had a chance to really begin my search, I walked past a window less than a block away with a "For Rent" sign in the window. Boom. Funny how that works.


Upon further inquiry, I discovered that the space with the sign was available immediately. Which was nice for someone, but not for me. My lease wasn't up until the end of January. That's when I was told that the space next store would be available soon. How soon? ..February 1st. Uh huh. Then I noticed the angel wings, resting on the shoulders of the gown in the store window.


Thank you, Universe.

 

So.....


....now that I have properly reflected on 2017, I'm excited to dive into 2018! And it's shaping up to be a year of change, starting with the big move.

Beginning February 1st, Light Work's new address will be:

9411 Battle Street

Manassas, VA 20110

 

(Conveniently located right around the corner from my current location, less than a block away from the train station, and on the same block as the parking garage)

As Light Works continues to grow and evolve, I am both excited and terrified. But I know it's time to lean on my faith and to know that this is part of my next chapter....a new beginning for the services that I currently offer, as well as some new and exciting classes, workshops, and events coming up. You'll see more focus on meditation and mindfulness, children's programs, and mediumship in 2018....and I can't wait. And these are just the things that I already know about. God only knows what else is in store!

 

But no matter what 2018 brings for us, I hope that we get through it with as much laughter and support and kindness and love as possible - for ourselves and each other. I hope that your resolutions be less about giving up stuff and more about co-creating and enjoying a happy, fulfilling year. If you are being nudged to make changes in your life, whether big or small, I hope that you notice the signs from your Spirit team that will help guide you along the way. And if you're feeling nervous or fearful, I hope that you find the courage to take your next steps.


So what are we waiting for? Let's get started by setting our intention for a happy and healthy and abundant 2018. Let's manifest great things and remember.... our thoughts and words are powerful. Choose them wisely!

 

Sending love out to all those who need/want it and prayers to those who may be hurting today. May you find peace in your heart and a smile on your face no matter what is happening in your world. And if you need a place to go to lift your spirits, I hope you'll stop by sometime :)

 

Here's what's happening at Light Works this month...

 

Ranessa Porter is back on January 6th & 7th to teach the beautiful healing modality of IET. On January 6th she'll be teaching "Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Basic Level" . Learn how to enlist the help of the angels using the beautiful technique of IET in this fun, interactive one day class. If you like the idea of working with the angels and you're interested in healing others...or receiving angelic healing, you won't want to miss this! Ready to take it to the next phase of IET? Ranessa returns on the 7th to teach "Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Intermediate Level" . Just want to take the basic level? No problem! Just sign up for the 6th. But if you're interested in taking both classes, this is a great opportunity to take them both in one weekend!


If you're ready to kick off the year with a bang, you won't want to miss "Manifestation Day - Co-Creating Your 2018" on January 13th! Come out and spend a fun filled and inspirational day learning how to work with Spirit and the Universe to bring positive changes into your life. There will be motivational activities, a feature film, guided meditation, food, and probably a few good laughs. Hope to see you there!


Next, I'll be teaching Meditation with Intention...to Connect with Spirit! on January 14th. Want to learn how to connect with Spirit? In this class, you'll learn my method of connecting with the angels, spirit guides, and loved ones...and, yes, anyone can do it :)

 

If you're looking for some extra guidance from your Spirit team, be sure to take advantage of this month's special - $10 off a Life Path Reading. These readings address topics such as relationship, career, family, health, and more! Your team of Spirit Guides & Angels are always on call for advice and support. Be sure to mention the discount when scheduling your session :)

 

Take your Reiki Level I training to the next level with Usui Ryoho Reiki Level II Certification class on January 21st. Reiki isn't just a healing modality. It's a lifestyle that promotes self awareness...as well as physical, emotional, and Spiritual health. Become certified as a Level II practitioner to help others...and yourself!! Are you a massage therapist looking for a class that offers CE credit hours that you can apply towards your license requirements? Receive 6 CE hours when you take this class!

 

So, these are just a few of the things happening this month at Light Works.

 

As always, new things are popping up on the Light Works Meetup page . Be sure to join the group to receive announcements. Stay tuned, stay connected, and stay in touch!

 

Sending lots of healing energy and LOVE to you all...hope to see you soon!


In love & light,

Juli


Juli Richardson

Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Psychic Medium, & Animal Communicator

Call 703-926-4499 or email [email protected] to schedule a reading or healing session for you or someone you love


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