Psychic Seeing

1 May


There are many ways of seeing.  In fact, one of my favorite books is John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing”.  In it, he talks about subtext and meaning in fine art.   It certainly changed my way of seeing representations of our culture through the arts.  When we look with intention, we find more layers, some intended, some subconcious, some subversive, and some personal/subjective to the viewer.

People ask me often how I “see” during a Healing Excavation.  The answer is multidimensional, much like the work I’m doing!   When I was a young girl, I saw the spirits of deceased people (aka “ghosts”) with my normal vision.  These beings appeared in full 3-d human form, yet they glowed like they were lit from inside, and  I could see the ‘atoms’ that comprised their forms zipping around.  They looked like the static we used to get on our old TVs.


I stopped seeing these spirits with my ‘normal’ eyes after one too many nights with the covers over my head. (Ghosts used to appear in my bedroom doorway after the household had gone to sleep.  It was incredibly unnerving, and I decided I didn’t want to see these spirits anymore, so I didn’t.)  I sometimes think back to that time, and wonder how I would use those skills now.  Would I still hide under the bedcovers or would I do something more constructive.  A friend of mine who is a medium (and whose job it is to connect with dead people all the time!), says she prefers not to see with her physical eyes since it is uncomfortable to be unexpectedly joined by someone’s grandpa while brushing her teeth in the morning (spirit doesn’t seem to have a sense of appropriate time or place to materialize).  She also says it takes a lot of energy for a ghost to manifest in our 3-d world, and that it makes more sense for all involved if they connect energetically so they can communicate their messages via images and thoughts.

This brings me to the way I most often see now.   Information generally appears on a screen inside my head.  Everyone has this screen.  If you imagine your childhood home or the face of your friend, you’ll most likely see it on your own screen.

I also see what can be described as a “third eye projection” or “hologram”.  This means that I see a sort of overlay on our 3-day reality.  It’s like those old biology texts where the bottom page is a skeleton and then plastic overlays have details of musculature, circulation, etc.  It’s like seeing and not seeing at the same time, or seeing the invisible.  It takes a strong will and sense of self to see in this way, because the critical mind is more than happy to step in and proclaim a person off their rocker, or, at the very least, declare the images to be simple ‘imagination’.  (My critical mind loves to tell me that my clients think I am certifiable).   However, all of these images — be they seen on the internal screen, or as a projection — are distinct from imagination.  In my experience, my imaginings follow a story line or thread of thought — if I’m telling myself a story about a subject or an idea, the pictures that appear are contextual to my thought process.  Images that appear as part of psychic connection don’t have context, and literally pop into my head (or into the 3-d space) out of thin air.  They have a different texture and flavor than simple imaginings, and they have the essence of an external consciousness, not my own.


One of the first third eye projections I experienced was during my college years when I worked at the Minnesota Science Museum cataloguing Native American sacred artifacts for repatriation to the Lakota tribes.  I became quite aware, in the dark of the archives (located in the museum’s basement!), that there was a presence watching me from the corner of the room.  The more I tried to ignore him, the more I felt him, and, if I turned my eyes just the right way, I could see him too.  I was curious because he wasn’t manifesting in the internally-lit way as had the ghosts from my youth, but as a projection.  As I said above, he was both there, and not there, but I could describe his physical appearance exactly.    Over days, this presence moved closer to my work station and I became more uncomfortable . He was not generating welcoming energy my way.  In fact, he felt pretty menacing.   Soon, he was at my elbow and I debated calling in sick or quitting the gig altogether.  I had no idea how I would explain this to my supervisor.  However, at a certain point, maybe three weeks into the job, I couldn’t take it anymore and I left the archives and headed straight to the administrator’s office.  I explained that I wasn’t crazy but that I was seeing an Indian chief down in the archives and I was scared.  Dan seemed completely unfazed, which was a bit of a relief!, and said,

“Oh yes, that’s a protector spirit.  Just explain what you’re doing down there.  He’ll leave you alone.”
“You know about this stuff?” I asked.  I couldn’t believe this PhD-level anthropologist was taking my story seriously.
He nodded, and said, “We all do.”

This is one of my favorite stories of my early psychic development.  Not only was my experience validated, but, in a way, I was validated too.   I wasn’t a nut job.  I wasn’t the over-imaginative kid so many people called me as a child.  I was simply tuning into the wider reality around me.

This validation is so important as we navigate the images that appear in our minds or before us as holographic images.  I believe all people have psychic abilities and extrasensory perceptions, but they have no experience believing their eyes—they don’t believe what they see!  Take a few moments the next time an image suddenly pops into your mind.  Ask yourself whether the image is apropos to what you were just thinking or if it appeared out of blue sky.  I notice that psychic images most often appear (especially during the learning stages) when a person is ‘zoned out’ such as in a daydream and not thinking about anything.  Pay attention to your mental state the moment before the image appeared.  Then pay attention to your critical mind.  Does it immediately judge?  That’s another clue the image was not self-generated.   Finally, look at the image itself.  Is there information there?  Do you notice any other physical changes in your body such as tingling, ringing in ears, warmth, etc.  Do you notice any thoughts or words suddenly appearing?  Take notes and decide to believe your eyes.  You never know the adventures seeing and believing will take you on!

*And by the way, I did tell the protector spirit what I was doing in the archives and he backed way off.  I could still feel him watching me, but in a much more pleasant way.  In fact, by the end of the job, I felt sort of sad to leave him.  I wonder if he felt the same towards me.

“Ways of Seeing” by John Berger.

The paintings seen here are by the amazing surrealist, Rene Magritte.  He offers many ways of seeing reality.



Rock of the Day: Charoite

6 Apr

Charoite bracelet and tumbled stone

I use charoite as an antidote to nightmares and for travel (sometimes the same thing!).  It is a great stone for weeding out what is real vs. what we fear is real.  In the case of travel, I worry that I’m gonna miss my flight it’s gonna crash I’m gonna sit next to someone who smells and has the flu I’m gonna lose my bags etc.  The reality is that my flight will get me there in one piece.   In the case of nightmares, my subconscious might dredge up any manner of darkness.  I don’t mind dealing with my dark places during sleep, but I don’t need them to hit me over the head in the form of Frankenstein (an oddly familiar nightmare presence for me).  Charoite under the pillow will keep these super negative images at bay while allowing me to process darker emotions productively.  I have a friend who tapes a small piece of charoite to her third eye when she is going through periods of difficult sleep.  Charoite combined with lithium quartz or lepidolite is an effective way to stay grounded in the moment without the stress or distraction of the what-ifs.

(As an aside, it’s one of the few stones I wear on my wrist during Healing Excavation.  It keeps me clear and focused no matter what emerges from a client’s energy field.  It also grounds the immense amount of high frequency energy channeling through my system during a healing session.)

And, by the way, charoite is purple.  Purple!  I am always amazed at the natural color of so many of the rocks produced by our magical earth, and the purple of charoite is truly mesmerizing.  A powerful stone for powerful work.

Keeping it real,

Rock of the Day: Lepidolite

5 Apr


I love lepidolite.  It has a sweet lilac color, a slightly bumpy texture, and a primary component of mood-stabilizing lithium.  It is an excellent stone for stress relief.  It is often recommended as a solution to sleep problems and anxiety.   It can be applied in a number of ways.

  1. Wearing a crystal allows for continual frequency resonance throughout the day. In the case of lepidolite, the frequency is relaxation.  I like to wear this big pendant when I’m doing something a little nerve wracking, such as going into an unfamiliar situation (i.e. public speaking, joining a new group, being interviewed).
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    lepidolite pendant

    Wearing crystals is not just for women!  My husband wears simple beaded bracelets that are understated and masculine.

  2. Sleeping with a lepidolite under the pillow can be supportive to the sleep and dream state.  I use a flat stone so it’s not too bumpy under my head.

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    adding a teddy bear never hurts!

  3. As an elixir, lepidolite can be taken internally for a deeper, more immediate, physical level of support.  I would bring a water bottle filled with such an elixir to a job interview or first date!


    A lepidolite polished stone and magnifier quartz diffused via a Pyrex test tube in spring water becomes a powerful elixir after steeping in the sunshine for an hour or so.

  4. My number one favorite thing to do with any crystal, is meditating with it.  Nothing helps the energy bodies hone in more effectively to the resonance of a specific crystal than meditating.  You don’t have to be fancy about your meditation (see this article for more detail!), simply sit in a quiet spot with your eyes closed and hold your lepidolite (or other rock ally).  Pay attention to any ideas, thoughts, feelings that emerge as you hold the crystal.  These minerals want to communicate with us. Isn’t that fun!  Talking rocks!  Well, it’s true.  And magical.  And real.  Give it a try!

In deep relaxation,

Light Language & Soul Songs

1 Apr

Energy presents in many ways.  I most typically think of energy as an invisible power source that flows through and around our bodies.  This energy can be our personal essence (or soul), it can be the essence of others, including those no longer in body or those never in body, such as angels or elementals or universal source.  Energy can  present as emotion.  It can be super visceral, such as passion or anger.  It can also  appear visually via sacred geometry and symbols.  There are many traditions that focus intensively on this visual vehicle for energy, such as the mandala of Tibetan Buddhism or the symbols used when activating reiki energy.  As I’ve begun to work with soul songs and light language, I see that energy can also present as sound.

A soul song is a specific and personalized harmonic that is heard intuitively and then vocalized during a healing.  Shaman practice uses soul song to clear and clean the energy field, and to empower the listener.  Indeed, I learned about soul song from a shaman with whom I’ve studied.  She uses this technology during every session, feeling that the song is a gift from higher source.  In her experience, soul song is actually channeled voices of helping and healing spirits, and she has surprised herself on many occasions when the voice she heard coming from her vocal chords was not her own.  In my experience, soul songs appear from the aether in relationship to the specific person and problem that is being healed.  I notice that when a soul song first appears, I can hear it reverberating through my brain, and I can feel an impulse in my throat.  It’s then up to me to open my mouth and allow it out!  (As a side note, I’ve always been terrified of singing in front of people, so soul song directs my own healing of self-acceptance, too, even as I use it to help other people).

I have witnessed past life trauma, childhood trauma, and beyond being fully cleared by clients who heard their soul song.  It is a beautiful and mysterious thing that I am still unraveling in my literal, critical mind.  I had been under the assumption that in order to clear trauma, it was necessary to bring the details of the experience to consciousness.  I now see that it is not always necessary.  Recently, a client sat on my couch and fully expelled numerous intrusions from her energy field simply from hearing her soul song.  As a psychic healer, I was able to see the details of the trauma she was expelling.  Ordinarily, I might talk to her about these details, but in her case, it was completely unnecessary.  She cleared her field completely of these old pains.

Light language appears to have the same effect.  Light language is a series of spoken sounds that don’t have literal meaning, and therefore bypass the critical mind.  In fact, I’ve noticed that light language tends to short-circuit the wiring of the left brain, leaving it temporarily closed for business, while, at the same time, bringing the right hemisphere into a state of super receptivity. Light language packs an enormous emotional punch, and I have witnessed many clients breaking into tears “for no reason” when they receive these sounds.  In some circles, light language is sometimes referred to as speaking in tongues.

I began to channel Light Language at the end of 2017.  It manifested for me during meditation, and I spent a lot of time using it for only personal practice.  I was a bit surprised by these unconventional sounds, and I had judgement about how it might be received by my clients, especially those who didn’t know me yet.  Light language is surprising, to say the least, and can be overwhelming if it’s not expected.  However, after channeling both light language and soul song repeatedly for my own benefit, I noticed that my work as a healer is clearer, more detailed, and more effective.  I notice that this energy clears not only emotional/spiritual detritus from my field, but actual virus or bacterial infection as well.  When I feel my body coming down with something, I channel these sounds and feel better very quickly.  I can’t explain it from the literal, left-sided place of my brain.  But I can say, experientially, these tones and sounds have a huge beneficial effect.

I believe that soul song and light language come from a high frequency source.  I can hear soul song intuitively before I sing it.  With light language, I simply open my channel and it flows into being.  Light language has been very helpful with moving stuck energy, dissolving dysfunctional attachments, and freeing client’s energetic resources.  Soul song clears and stregthens the field.  Most times, the soul song intermingles with light language so the listener receives all benefits at once.

Please listen to the tracks I’ve included (coming soon!) and see if you witness a shift in your own field.

Be well,


Some New Thoughts Regarding Past Lives

9 Mar
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How does it work!

I have done a significant amount of work on past lives, both with my clients and personally with a specially trained regression hypnotist.  Experiencing past life stories are consistently healing, bringing up hidden issues or pains and releasing them into consciousness.  I’m not 100% sure what they are, though, despite experiencing them and being healed on many levels by them.  Sometimes, I think they really are lives I’ve lived previously.  Other times, I think they are wonderful metaphors invented by the imagination to help people see their blind spots they otherwise can’t see in their current, every-day lives.  I have had many experiences with my clients where we are both able to see the same life as I gently guide them towards healing.  This often feels like validation that past lives are real.  But I am psychic.  Isn’t it just possible that I am simply tuning into their imaginings? Something to ponder.

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Feedback loop?

I have recently started to develop a new idea about past lives.  What if these lives are souls that are ‘hanging out in the atmosphere’ looking for a chance to heal and clear?  What if the resonance between a client’s current life struggles and the past life energy make them a perfect match for healing?  As an example, I recently saw a client* who has a phobia about falling from high places, and who struggles with neck and shoulder pain.  We were almost immediately guided into past life territory, to the life of a young pilot whose parachute became tangled around his neck and shoulders when he attempted to eject from his crashing plane.   My client could clearly see and feel the final terrifying moments of the pilot’s life.  She felt the physical pain in her neck heighten and then completely disappear.  She journeyed with the pilot through his transition from life to death, her heart filling with joy as she entered the tunnel of bright light.  I had no doubt the young soul of the pilot was freed in these magical moments.  My client looked happier and lighter, and has reported that her fear of heights has substantially lessened.  She told me that she often thinks of the pilot, of his life, of his death, of his emotions, and she feels buoyed by this connection, almost as if he is a guiding spirit for her.  The connection itself appears to be a source of great comfort and healing.

As a shaman, I have helped many stuck souls find their way to the ‘other field’ aka ‘heaven’.  Ushering a client through a past life death and transition feels very similar to this psychopomp work.  I have become very curious whether regression (as described above) is another form of psychopomp.

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I have also come across a rarer experience during past life work that I think is worth mentioning.  Twice in the few years I have been practicing healing professionally, I have found a past life soul actually stuck in someone’s present-day energy field.  It’s almost like an Escher drawing trying to understand how this convoluted relationship works between past life, current life, and the very physical and real cord in the here-and-now that is attaching them!   My lineage of shamans doesn’t have a concept of past-life.  They suggest it could be a parallel life energy that’s attached to a client’s field since time doesn’t exist in reality (how’s that for an Escher drawing!).  While this is interesting and confusing, I think it makes more sense to consider the past life as an energy that for some reason has become stuck to a client.  In both cases, as we delved into the past life experience, the attached energy played a big part in the past life drama.  Ok, let me give an example:

One client had been mauled by a tiger in a past life.  The tiger was attached to the client’s energy field in the here-and-now.  As we experienced the past life story together, we were able to detach and release the tiger energy.

In the other example, a client was imprisoned and never had the chance to see her lover again.  Her past life lover was stuck in her present-day field.  As we experienced the past life story, we were able to free him and help him transcend.  My client in this case felt much freer, too, after the session, and her romantic relationships have taken on deeper connection.

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How do I explain these stories?  Maybe my problem is that I’m trying to explain something that simply can’t be explained in human 3-d terms.  Our brains are too literal to see whatever the reality of these situations are.  So, regardless if past lives are ‘real’, if they’re simply metaphors, or stuck energy in someone’s energy field, it really might not matter.  It seems the proof is in the pudding when it comes to regression and healing.  I haven’t yet seen someone untouched emotionally by these deep and transformative experiences.



*(identifying characteristics and details have been changed in all the past life stories to protect privacy).

Are Dead People Creepy?

8 Mar

I had dinner with a new friend last night who was curious about my work.  I’m never quite sure how to describe my profession (am I a psychic?  a medium? an energy channel? a shaman?).  One dear friend calls me the “magical unicorn” but this still doesn’t fully describe (beyond a delicious feeling) the work.  I tend to think of myself as a ‘medicine woman’ but that also does not describe the Excavation process. So I set about explaining that I plug into a client’s energy field and identify what needs to be revealed and released for their highest good and healing.  She looked somewhat flummoxed, so I tried again, describing the energy I might come across during a session, such as a stuck childhood memory or trauma, the details of a family relationship, messages from angels or deceased loved ones…

“That’s creepy!” she said.

This response truly surprised me since I don’t think they are creepy at all —we certainly had a different perception of dead people.  I think this is typical.  Many people are afraid of ghosts and things that bump in the night.  The first time I saw a physical apparition, when I was about 12, I definitely hid under the covers (although what a blanket was going to do to protect me, I don’t know!).  It seems the main thing that people are afraid of is the unknown.  We don’t have a lot of support in our culture to understand dying, the soul, and ‘dead people.’  We aren’t taught much about the next energy field and how it all might work.  I grew up in a liberal christian church that talked about ‘heaven’ and ‘the soul’.  Somehow, the soul migrated to a place called heaven, which was, I assumed, somewhere up in the sky amid pink clouds.  Beyond that, I didn’t really get it, and I was as afraid as anyone about dying and no longer having my body.

My father’s opinion was that when we die, we live in the hearts and memories of the ones left behind.  He also said we live in the plants that take root in the decomposition of our bodies.  Soul?  Not so much.  “I just don’t know, Lizzy.  Now how about we watch some baseball?”

There weren’t a lot of people I could talk to about this stuff, and when I tried to explain the apparitions that appeared in my bedroom doorway at night (I assume looking for some assistance that I wasn’t capable of offering at that time), I was told I had a wonderful, vivid imagination.  I was told that highly creative people are more likely to have hypnogogic hallucinations.  So, I watched a lot of scary movies and read tons of books about ghosts hoping to find some answers.  They mostly scared me and I felt more confused than ever about this stuff.  I took courage in the fact that the church I went to every Sunday talked about the holy ghost and I listened with keen interest to the story of Jesus’ death and his subsequent (ghostly?) appearances around Jerusalem.

I suppose I spent a lot of time in those days being scared of ghosts and dead people.  Mass media isn’t exactly level-headed when it comes to the topic (hello, “Poltergeist,”  “The Shining,” “The Entity,” “Ghost Story,” etc etc!). I had many ghostly visitations through my life and was intrigued, but unnerved too, just like most everyone in our society.  But then I started actually communicating with them and understanding they’re just people.   People without bodies, but people all the same.

In the Excavation work I do, almost all of the ‘dead people’ I talk to are souls who have made the appropriate transition to the next energy field and are simply stopping in to say hello to their loved one.  It is very much like calling someone on the phone.  You can’t see them, but you can hear them quite well — if the connection is good! — and can certainly receive their messages of love and conveyance of other information.  Not scary at all.  In fact, these communications tend to be incredibly comforting and healing.

I have a personal practice of service to souls who are trapped in this energy field.  In shamanism, this is called ‘psychopomp’ (isn’t that a great word!), and it is a technique of lovingly and respectfully offering help to those who, for whatever reason, didn’t transition properly.  These people tend to be confused.  They may not know they are dead, or they may feel that they have something left to do here.  Some may have died in an accident or via drug overdose and are still in shock from the experience.  Some may have committed suicide and are now afraid to face the consequences taught to them (inaccurately) by their religions, so they stay here instead.

In psychopomp, the shaman offers help, “hey, I see you look confused.  I can help you get to where you’ll be more comfortable.  Would you like some assistance?”  Ninety percent of souls are more than happy to accept the help, and the shaman ushers them to the next field, to the destination of human souls.  About ten percent of souls aren’t ready to make the journey (for whatever reason).  In these cases, I always tell the soul I will be back to check on them again sometime in the future.  Most of the souls are ready to transition upon the second contact.  It just takes time sometimes.

Human souls are humans.  They look like people.  For the most part, they act like people.  They can’t possess the living.  They can’t do damage to the living.  They might inadvertently scare or startle a living person, but it’s not their intention (despite what you may have seen in the movies!).  It is startling to suddenly be joined by an apparition, even if all they’re trying to do is say hello or ask for help.  I think often our culture confuses Dark Energies (what might also be known as entities, demons, elementals, or vampires) with stuck human souls (aka ghosts).  Dark Energies are a topic for another article, but suffice it to say, Dark Energies are rare and are only attracted to living humans who beckon them through negative practices.  A person steeped in love, living in joy and gratitude will most likely never come face to face with one of these energies.  However, that same person might experience the blessing of communicating with a human soul from the other side, either through a psychic medium or a dream or a feeling of presence.  These truly are blessings along the path.

One thing I have learned throughout all of this, is that human souls, incarnated or disincarnate, deserve respect.  A stuck spirit doesn’t need someone yelling at it to “GO to the light.”  A stuck spirit should be treated as a young child who’s skinned her knee and needs the loving presence of a caregiver to ‘make it all better.’   If you should come across a stuck soul, don’t fall into fear, but into compassion.  You can let them know there is another place that is more comfortable.  You can suggest they go towards the light, and/or you can find a shaman or other practitioner to help the soul move forward.

Creepy?  Not in my opinion.   Honestly, it’s exhilarating to know we aren’t just plant food when we drop our bodies, and that we aren’t just a figment in someone else’s memory, but a living, complicated, and eternal being.

Be well,



What To Expect From A Session with Lizzy

22 Jan

I often have clients tell me they are nervous and/or scared before their first session.  They are leaping into the unknown and that can be nerve wracking!

Here is a detailed and specific list of what to expect from a Healing Excavation.  I hope this sets some minds to ease.   With Love, Lizzy

*60-90 minutes of one-on-one time together, without interruptions, in a calm and grounded atmosphere.  Some of the time we will be seated on sofas simply talking, and other times we will use a treatment table for more hands-on type of work.  (Although it is not necessary to have direct physical contact).  We will be working in the presence of, and guided by,  spiritual guides and energies.  These may present as images, words, ideas, childhood memories, past life memories, messages from loved ones, and beyond.  We will access this information in a safe, intentional manner.
*new insights about how to help your current life feel more creative, productive and/or satisfying
*access to deeper and/or hidden information about what’s causing blockages in your life
*connection to higher realms of spiritual wisdom
*a feeling of energetic shift and/or lightness by the end of the session
*supportive compassion
*lots of conversation as we co-create your healing
*control — you are in charge.   We will work together from the intention you set at the beginning of our time together.
*laughter ….and maybe tears.  Regardless of the emotions that move through your system, you will experience them in a safe and nurturing environment.

*a psychic reading
*predictive information (i.e. ‘telling the future’)
*dire information: I won’t tell you you’re about to die!  (This is a serious concern of many people.)
*talk of demons or curses
*histrionics or ungrounded behavior
*overwhelm to the nervous system.  Healing work can be intense.  I stay conscious of spiritual/emotional/physical capacity at all times.
*love spells/attempts to affect another person’s free will.
*extra hidden fees or sales pressure to buy anything additional
*medical advice
*false claims (if I can’t help you, I’ll let you know asap and will refer you to a practitioner who better meets your needs)

*PTSD                                              *relationship challenges
*death of a loved one                   *work challenges
*chronic pain                                 *creative blockages
*life transitions                             *depression/anxiety
*fertility issues/pregnancy          *spiritual growth
*life path
*many clients come for an Excavation out of simple curiosity and the desire to know themselves more deeply.  Excavation is helpful to all these issues!  Please refer to Experiences of Others on this website for client testimonials.

A note from Lizzy: Healing Excavation is difficult to fully describe.  It is ever changing based on the needs of the individual.  One thing I hear very often is that the energy shift continues over the weeks following a treatment, and that its full impact is only obvious after about four weeks.  I have had a number of clients shift to the extent that jobs changed, new opportunities appeared and appropriate, loving partners manifested despite years of blockages and unhealthy patterns in those areas.  Healing Excavation is a miraculous gift.  I feel lucky to experience it via my clients’ journeys.  It appeared to me out of whole cloth during the summer of 2016.  New facets appear weekly, as I am guided through the healing sessions.  A client might experience any of the following during their treatment, depending upon what is needed for their specific healing in the specific moment of our meeting: guidance from higher sources, crystal work, sound therapy using tuning forks or tibetan bells, chakra clearing and/or stimulation, brain re-wire, cranial-sacral manipulation, channeled energy and activations, body and/or visual cues from ascended sources, past life stories, messages from loved ones, angels, or animals, shamanic work, soul song, light language, clearing and extractions from the energetic field, soul retrieval, contact with multidimensional beings, and beyond.

Or, if you prefer a single sentence description, here are the words of one client:
“I feel like my head blew up.  But in a good way!”