Hello, my name is Autumn and I am a Reiki Healer in her twenties (yes, a millennial), administering healing at the master level, in the busiest, most jaded metropolis in the whole world: New York City. It can be a lot sometimes: Isolating, confusing, fraught with self doubt. I am learning to worry less about what people think of me, but I am not immune. This blog is for the hilarity and irony that ensues while I lead the life of a healer in sin city.
Judgmental? Perhaps. But I am human too and don’t always abstain from all the earthly pleasures of this glorious, multifaceted place. We contain multitudes. We contain hypocrisy and authenticity and lies and absolute truth. It is the navigation through my desires as a human and the call of my highest good of my divinity that makes this city interesting. I’d like to share that negotiation.
Why? I wake up some days, profoundly aware and afraid that I won’t be able to share my experiences as a healer with the majority of my friends and acquaintances. Let’s face it, when you hear that a person (no matter how nice or sane seeming they appear to be) listens to your ancestral and spirit guides, talks to angels, animals and plant entities on a daily basis and can get an accurate read on the balance of your chakras–well, you know. You question them. Because in this world, the ancient and the sacred practices of shamans and healers have been tossed out of acceptable thinking. They are replaced by snide memes about “new age girls” and sarcastic comments about beaming light from hands with a “bvvv” sound. Oh, also, the demands of modern medicine which have brainwashed entire generations to believe they need antibiotics and painkillers to function probably have something to do with it but–Don’t worry, I’ll go more in depth in later blog posts. If you’d like to avoid that rant, it’s definitely possible. The point is, it has been difficult to share my story when the world seems so cynical and unsupportive of it.
But I aim to be brave, authentic and conscious in all my interactions. There are many of us who go unheard and who don’t feel like sharing. But I think it’s time for me to speak out and own my truth. And so here I am, confessing to the internet about my struggle of being seen as a healer here. We’ve all got challenges. We’ve all got a story. My hope is that this one will be a relatable, funny, poignant, conscious and truthful one. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for stopping by. It truly means the world to me.