Emily and Robert are twin flames who met in this life in 2015. Both natural healers and intuitive guides and having each walked our own individual paths in recovery and spirituality leading up to our work together, we now combine our experience and collective energy to generate a wider range of healing.
Emily works in the Akashic Field and heals energetic imbalances in a variety of times and realms through her intuitive abilities. Robert uses Native American Medicines to facilitate healing, and his intuitive abilities bring clarity to people’s journeys on Earth.
More about our individual stories are below, along with our training and certifications. Though we’ve each studied spirituality and different traditions extensively in various ways, we find that our practice, and the experiences of our lives are what Creator has used to prepare us for the work we now do.
We have taken this journey on Earth to be of service, and each and every circumstance we’ve been through, each struggle we’ve overcome, each experience we’ve been gifted, has culminated into this present reality where we offer all of this to help others.
Some of Robert’s Training & Certifications:
- Seven rights of the Lakota Nation
- Native & Psychology Studies, Dr. John Land
- Techniques for Transforming Blockages & Coursework, Jill Miller and Remi Thivierge
- Chinese martial arts and philosophy
- Life and fitness coach
- Drug and alcohol recovery
- Holistic Fitness
- Fitness for Autoimmune Specialization
- Trauma Group Facilitator
- BS Kinesiology
I was born in Los Angeles in 1961, and from the beginning I was different from the family I was with. They were my biological family for sure, but they were different from me, I was different from them, and we all knew it. My parents, being of a time and generation that honored keeping up appearances over inquiring into the depths of one’s soul, tolerated me until I was fifteen, at which point the turmoil between us ended in me leaving at my father’s demand. Leading up to then, my mom was my savior, and she gave me the gift of martial arts training beginning at the age of nine, and it both saved my life many times over the years that followed, and provided the basis for the spiritual existence I now know.
From that point on I was a scared kid doing everything I could to survive in a very big world. Drugs, alcohol, and the various scenes of southern California became my home. I surfed the biggest waves, I traveled on whims, I played with bands in Hollywood, I skated with Dog Town, and I drowned out my pain with whatever substance I could find. If you had it, I would do it, and despite the genuine desire of my heart to do the right thing, I had no respect for any rules that might have anything to do with the family where I came from.
I worked odd jobs, I jumped from woman to woman, I drifted in and out of jail for drug and alcohol offenses, and I survived however I could. Christmas Eve of 1990 marked the beginning of my ultimate low. Released from jail with nothing but the clothes on my back, and with no one knowing, or even caring, where I was. I surrendered to live a homeless life. For two and a half years a bush in Heisler Park of Laguna Beach was my home, the dumpster behind Kentucky Fried Chicken was my nourishment, and then my goal was really survival. Music has been one of my deepest passions since I was young, and I slept on my guitar this entire time, playing when I could. All the while I managed to have a regular supply of alcohol and heroin, continuing to numb the pain of my harsh existence.
I was so tired, and a time came when I just didn’t have the energy to play the game anymore. Out of money and drugs, I withdrew from Heroin under my bush, and I prayed for help. And help came. A man let me stay at his house for a few days, he gave me some money, and within a few days I got a job at a photo lab and found a small garage to live in. I was still drinking constantly, but with some income and a place to stay I managed to put together a small semblance of a life.
A few years later I met a woman who I married shortly thereafter, and together we built a life that was beyond anything I could have imaged. Very early into my marriage I stopped drinking alcohol and dove into recovery, which is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Again I was scooped up by a man who saw my soul, and he both guided me into becoming a respectable human being and introduced me to the Native American Ways which are now the basis of my personal spiritual practice and the source from which the healing work I’m able to do for others begins.
I spent the next twenty years of my life focused on spiritual practice. I traveled to the Rose Bud Reservation in South Dakota and spent months at a time there, learning the Native Ways, and learning to come more and more fully from a good heart. I was blessed to have the Native people who taught me give their blessing for me to perform the healing ways I learned there. I’ve been building and running sweat lodges, and performing other Native ceremonies, ever since. During this time I also went to college for Holistic Fitness and became a personal trainer.
When my daughter was born in 2004, and I was let go from the gym where I was a personal trainer the next day, I surrendered to spirit once again and was guided to create a business facilitating Spiritual Fitness groups. I worked every day with people on the beach, right below the bush that I’d called home ten years before, and I brought fitness and Native Healing ceremonies to drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout Orange County, CA.
Honestly, I thought I’d gotten to the culmination of where my life would lead, but Spirit had other plans for me. In 2015 I was confronted with myself once again when Emily walked into my life, and I could no longer avoid the components of healing I’d skated by for so long. Emily is literally the other half of my soul, and while I tried to twist myself in various ways to avoid that truth so as to not cause harm to the life I was already living, inevitably I could not live out of alignment with the truth of my Soul.
A year and a half later I stepped away from my former life and entered into the life that Emily and I now share. It is one grounded in Spirit, and our existence is one that involves continual healing. We have no choice but to look within ourselves, regardless of how confrontational that may be, and clear away whatever stands in the way of us being more purely in embodiment of Spirit and Truth.
The work Emily and I now do, the healing we have the opportunity to offer others, is beyond even the wildest figment of my imagination. I am grateful for every bit of what’s happened through my life, I honor everyone who has been with me along the way, and I bow in humility to those who have offered themselves to be a part of my own healing, in whatever form that has come.
I’m passionate about helping men struggling in addiction, and about helping men come into more honest relationship with themselves. The journey is a difficult one for men, being that we’re not connected to the Earth in the same way women are. Also, we don’t have many role models for how to go within and do truly genuine deep work. The freedom I’ve found from the last two and a half years of doing deeper and more rigorous spiritual work than I new existed have shown me a level of authenticity I can only hope to share with others.
Some of Emily’s Training & Certifications:
- Advanced Akashic Practitioner & Other Certifications, Linda Howe’s Center for Akashic Studies
- Advanced Akashic Work, Susann Taylor Shier,
- Techniques for Transforming Blockages & Coursework, Jill Miller and Remi Thivierge
- Yoga & Ayurveda for Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Recovery
- Ayurvedic Practitioner Studies, California College of Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic Massage & Body Therapy, Marma Therapy, California College of Ayurveda
- School of Herbalism, Rob Talbert
- Sivananda Yoga: India & Grass Valley, CA
- Private Ayurvedic Work: Sri Lanka & India
- Trauma Group Facilitator
- School of Yoga Monks Teacher Training
- Core Power Yoga Teacher Training
- Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training
- Yin Yoga Intensive
- BA, Music & English
On the full moon of February 29, 1980 I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and I often felt in the years following that something must have gone terribly wrong that night, for though the outside of me resembled the family I was with, there was nothing on the inside that seemed to fit with how they lived. The country land was my greatest comfort, and I spent much time alone.
My family followed a religious tradition of a rigorously conservative nature, however in the way that people of that time and generation spoke their alignment with religious ways, yet acted differently, I was often incredibly confused by the dichotomy. I could never figure out why it was necessary to make things look a certain way, when what was really going on was so vastly different. Nonetheless I did well in school, I was a talented musician, and I followed the rules well enough to avoid obvious trouble.
But trouble was always brewing within, as my father drank more and more, and his anger from his own childhood, and his present family not conforming to how he thought we should be, escalated into frequent fits of anger and violence. I came to live in fear, both of being at home, and of anyone finding out what was really going on lest it escalate my father into even greater rage.
I went to college at the school of my father’s choice for Music and English, and I was miserable because it was a place I adamantly did not want to be. Still, I did the ‘right’ thing, and followed the rules, and also drank to numb my pain. I realized very early on that I was an alcoholic. I’d watched my dad long enough to know the signs, yet the newfound freedom of not having to live within his confines left me caring little about my own well being. I floated along for ten years, graduating college, working at restaurants and bars in Ohio, I married someone I didn’t love because I didn’t have the courage to say no, and I just tried to get by.
In my early 20’s I had my first calling. I began having thoughts that I needed to do yoga and learn Sanskrit, which at that time, and where I was living, was not anything to which I’d ever been exposed. At first I thought I’d lost my mind, but I went to the small spirituality section of the Borders Books where I worked and got two books – the closest I could find at that time – the Lotus Sutras, and a book called The Buddha in the Mirror. I spent about three months reading these books, and even began doing mantra regularly, and it was the first time I’d ever felt my soul. But I was still scared, and unsure of myself, and so I allowed alcohol to take over once again and spent the next several years in unconsciousness.
I finally made it to my first yoga teacher training a month after I left the man I’d married. The money to pay for it miraculously appeared, and from the first moment of that training parts of my soul lit up, and words were put to truths I’d intuitively known my entire life. I lessened drinking quite a lot, and I felt really good. Shortly after, I prayed for help, for direction, and was given a job in California and moved there two weeks later.
I loved California, but as they say ‘wherever you go, there you are,’ and so I still had to deal with myself, despite the glorious weather that seemed an amazing blessing after the East coast winters I had previously known. I dove into spiritual practice, taking several more yoga teacher trainings, reading loads of spiritual books, completing the Self Realization Fellowship’s correspondence course, and teaching yoga wherever I could. Financial problems governed my life, for in my hurry to move on, I’d ended up with responsibility for poor financial choices made by my ex husband, and so I worked very hard and put every cent toward a mountain of debt.
As my consciousness evolved through continual spiritual practice, I finally decided I did not want to be slave to debt any longer, and within a few weeks was given a job with a generous salary that eliminated all debt within six months, and I got to move to the Middle East as an added perk. From the other side of the world I had the blessing of spending much time in India and Sri Lanka learning the medicine of Ayurveda, and studying various traditions of yoga. During this time I also began studying Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda, first through their distance learning program, and in person after returning to the US.
Also during my time abroad, Spirit guided me to one of my most profound teachers, Mithila Ubayasekara, through whom I was introduced to Jonathan Monks and Kriya Yogananda. Through time spent with them in Sweden and London learning their asana practices, and through spiritual courses with Kriyaji, and through karma yoga, I was connected more fully with my innate healing abilities that were pushed down due to the circumstances of my childhood.
Upon returning to the US, I expanded my yoga teaching practice to include Ayurveda, Herbalism, Pranic Healing, and Body Therapies.
Then came the time for Spirit to illuminate to me just how little I was surrendering, despite my successful healing business and dedication to spiritual practice. One April 11, my life crashed apart as I ended two and a half years of sobriety, and relationships along with every other detail of my life changed. It was a hard and fast nine month demise, and all the success, peace and happiness I thought I’d known evaporated. December of the same year found me traveling alone, on Christmas Eve, to Kriyaji’s temple in London, desperately seeking a remedy to my insanity. It was the darkest time of my life, consumed by an internal pain and suffering that there are not words to describe.
Eleven days after the New Year, I was given the gift of another spiritual experience, and was propelled into a new life that is beyond anything I could have previously imaged. The obsession to drink was lifted, my spiritual practiced flourished in a new and meaningful way, and in the time following the intuitive healing abilities that are my soul truth have been revealed with more power than I could have dreamed.
Robert and I met during this time, and as our teachers say, we both had our soul truth revealed with little grace for what we’d been doing in life thus far. And the journey has been amazing. The love we share, and the healing we are able to offer others is the essence of our truth, and such an honor to facilitate.