New and different and good

UPDATE 1/9/2021: This post is outdated. My practice will be closed until further notice.

Well. Here we are together in the midst of a global pandemic and a formidable and omni-reaching shift in the way of the world.

How are you?

For me, watching the change in our world and witnessing people’s reaction to it has been an exercise in objectivity, humility, and way-finding. We’ve all heard the gross and sometimes comic generalization of “There are two kinds of people in this world…” and while it’s always an oversimplification, we can apply it here for example’s sake. What we are and what we see around us (though not necessarily across the board on everything) are those who deny and hang on and fight and yearn for what was, and those who see change and recognize the need to work with it, find opportunity, and seek the joy in what is now. We all know logically that it’s far more sustainable, ground-covering, and fun to swim with the current than to wear ourselves out fighting against it and going nowhere. But getting to the point where going with the flow or adapting to change is even an option often means freeing ourselves of habits and burdens and expectations and norms, and that can feel, if not impossible, then downright scary.

It’s not impossible, though. It is very possible.

Professionally, the way I worked before is not the way I can work now. It is also likely that the way it was will be out of the question for the foreseeable future. So I’ve made some changes that I’d love to share with you. While I am not meeting with anyone in person right now due to coronavirus and a deep responsibility to my clients, my family, and the community, I’d love to share with you what we can do together.

REGRESSION THERAPY

Because of the profound emotional nature of regression therapy, it is a service that I have made the ethical decision to only do live in person. I believe it is very important to be side-by-side with people as they journey to their deepest challenges to transform them and release the weight of them. I want to be able to do this without masks between us, while holding your hand and giving you as many tissues as you need. This kind of deep work is not distant work. 

Without exception, I will hold to this ethical stance for all new clients. If we have not met together before, we will meet together at some point in the future. I encourage you to please reach out to me through my contact page. I have been compiling a waiting list over the past few months and will get back in touch with each of you in turn when I am scheduling appointments again. The opportunity to schedule an appointment when the time comes will be on a first come, first served basis. I cannot predict when I will be seeing clients again.

I will consider a remote regression therapy session only for those of you for whom I have facilitated a regression therapy session before. We will speak extensively beforehand to identify the emotion at the heart of your current challenge (you know the process) and I will consult directly with Spirit on whether or not it is in your highest good to proceed with a distance session. If we get the go-ahead, we can set up a time to meet via Zoom. The cost for these sessions is $125/hour.

I will not be offering remote Life Between Lives sessions.

REMOTE ENERGY HEALING

Some of my clients prefer energy healing to regression therapy. I invite you to please read about this option in depth here, and consider it as an alternative to regression therapy if you are among those whom I have not seen before. As with everything right now, this would be remote. The cost is $125/hour. For those of you interested in in-person energy healing, please contact me and I will add you to my waiting list.

SPIRIT RELEASE

I am still honoring my personal sabbatical from spirit release work. If we have worked together in the past, you are welcome to contact me, but I am not taking new clients at this time.

REMOTE COUNSELING SESSION

We may set up a time to meet via Zoom for a counseling or consultation session. This time is for you to ask in-depth and personalized questions about regression therapy or energy work, or for remote personal spiritual counseling. My hourly rate for counseling is $100/hour, prorated to the amount of time we spend together.

QUICK Q & A

If you are not sure what you’d like to do or you have questions about energy healing or regression therapy, you are welcome to email me. If it would be helpful to you, I’d be happy to chat on the phone with you for a few minutes to help you in making a plan for yourself. 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

In the meantime, following are some books that I highly recommend to my clients beginning their own spiritual journey of freedom and empowerment. If you’d like to learn more, these are wonderful. 

Robert Schwartz
Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

Michael Newton
Journey of Souls
Destiny of Souls
Memories of the Afterlife

If you are interested in recommendations for informative and inspiring reading on spiritual awakening or kundalini, please let me know.

Finally, I’m excited to share the news that I closed my downtown Spokane office and have moved my work into my home. It’s a beautiful, calm, bright space, made even lovelier by the urban grove of Ponderosa and cedars just outside the windows. We can all say a happy farewell to city street noise and paid parking. I look forward to welcoming you into this new space when we meet or when we meet again. I’ll share the address with you when we confirm our in-person appointment.

Our world now is a new world. And it will be new again tomorrow. Let’s move into it bravely together and make it good. And let’s find the joy in the change.

With that, I’ll leave you with Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. When Nina sings, she sings hope and she sings “Yes!” And whether we’ve embraced change or it’s something we know we’d like to free ourselves to be able to do, we all can benefit from a little more hope, and we all can benefit from a little more “yes.”

The Athena Rising Podcast: My interview about dark energy and spirit attachments

The Athena Rising Podcast

I recently sat down with Dana Whitby, the host of The Athena Rising Podcast, to discuss Spirit Release, Dark Energy, and earthbound Spirit Attachments. It was an honor to be on her show and to share lots of information with her and with you about a subject that is not easy to talk about.

I came to this work after my own personal experiences with Dark Energy. It is not something that is easy to have chosen to do, but the help that I can offer is something that so many people in this world need and so I do it, humbly and with love.

I don’t know everything. I will be the first to tell you that. No human can know everything. I learn every single day, with every single client that I work with. But I believe that it is my humble approach, teamed with the energetic tools that my Guide, Metatron, has shared with me over the past several years, that help me constantly adapt to work with the different energies that are affecting us now on our combined and cumulative human journey.

At one point in this podcast, Dana asks me, “What is the most common misperception about Dark Energy?” On the spot, in the moment, my answer was that some people believe that entities like this, also known as demons or devils, should be sent to “Hell” where they belong. My answer emphasized that in all my work, I have never witnessed a spiritual Hell, a place to which souls are sent on remand as punishment for sins. There is no such place. Instead, what I see is that Hell is a choice of the soul to remain here on this plane in search of power and influence and dominion instead of returning to Source where it will always, always be welcomed in unconditional love. When I work, I work only in love, and I return these entities back to Source, where they may be welcomed in love to learn their own lessons, whatever they may be. I do not judge. And I also don’t mess around. When it’s time for them to go, I make them go.

But the bigger misperception, I think, and one that I didn’t think of at the time, is that these energies simply do not exist — that they are instead manifestations of our own shadow sides or emotions. I will not tell you what to believe, but as I say in the podcast, my work precludes faith or belief. From first-hand experience, I know that these entities do exist, and I have dedicated myself to helping people find relief first and understanding second. Because every encounter with Dark Energy, no matter how frightening or crazy-making, is ultimately a beautiful opportunity to learn and grow in love.

I invite you to listen to this podcast with an open mind and an open heart. It’s hard to talk about a subject so vast and so “out there,” and I’d like to thank Dana for the opportunity, and for being a brave messenger. My wish is that together, she and I can bring hope to many people who don’t even know right now that there’s any hope still out there for them.

There is.

You can click on this direct link to listen. You can also listen to this episode of The Athena Rising Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and GooglePlay.

Please note that this interview is not suitable for children. It also may be hard to listen to, particularly for people who have experienced sexual assault and have not yet found healing and understanding. Remember, every trigger is an opportunity for healing and growth. There is help available to you when you are ready.

You say you can clear me, but can you guarantee it?

When I tell people I clear dark energy, spirit attachments, and other intrusive energies from people, places, and things, most often I’ve already landed us on uncommon ground. It’s not something that lots of people do, and it’s not something that lots of people feel comfortable talking about in the first place. But like so many things in this material, physical world of ours — when you break both legs, for instance, or you find cockroaches and rats in your kitchen, or you’ve dropped your passport, glasses, and all your money down a 150-foot sheer crevasse in Morocco — it becomes pretty clear pretty quickly when you need some big time help.

Once in a great while, someone will reach out to me for help and then ask me “Do you guarantee this will work?”

If you hire a personal trainer, would you ask: “Do you guarantee that I will look like Jean Claude Van Damme when we’re done here?” Whether you have the genetic make-up or not, any coach or trainer worth his or her salt would answer: “That totally depends on you.”

Just as with anything spiritual, you must be part of the process. One may not purchase spiritual enlightenment or receive it as a gift from another. Similarly, when being cleared of intrusive energy, it’s really important that one takes personal responsibility to eject the energy (even in just wanting the energy gone and asking for help), to heal that which has been triggered during the energy’s presence, and to manage and protect one’s own energy moving forward.

Most people don’t ask for that money-back guarantee. They get that they play a big role in their own healing. After I clear them, they open themselves to learning how to manage their own energy so they don’t find themselves in a similar situation down the line. Every single person I’ve worked with like this has been 100% cleared of their intrusive energies.

There are four instances when I cannot — and no one else can either — clear intrusive energies from someone. It is not possible to clear intrusive energy when:

I do not have permission.

This may mean that I do not have the express consent of the person who is experiencing dark energy, which is always important, but it may also mean that Spirit is not giving me permission to proceed (even if the client really, really wants me to) because there is something, unknown to me, that is unfolding.

There is a higher personal lesson.

We make our life plans of our own free will as souls before we incarnate into each life. Life plans are powerful contracts with ourselves and others. As my Guide, Metatron, has taught me and all of us, Darkness, too, is of the light. There are times when people plan for dark energy in their lives to teach them very weighty lessons. Whether its to accelerate learning, or as a last-ditch effort to really, finally, ultimately get an important point across, I may not interfere with others’ personal lessons. In fact, I may unknowingly be a part of them. My responsibility is to always check this before I begin my work.

The person is calling the energy in.

When someone is actively calling dark energy into themselves in the name of personal power or prowess and has no intention of changing his or her practices after the clearing, I will not be given permission to clear. This beckoning of energy can be done in a variety of ways, through dark magic, rituals, incantations, or by intention. I have also seen this with people who want so very badly to be “spiritual” and to possess energetic power that even though they perhaps mean well, they refuse to protect themselves and others through ethical energy management. I see this also relatively frequently with drug addicts or heavy users.

When someone is experiencing spiritual emergence and/or emergency, her energy can be splintered, fractured, or simply cracked wide open. In this state, even though the person may not be consciously calling the energy to her, it comes. It passes through and overwhelms. Until the person finds the personal strength and wherewithal to close down and contain her energy, to bring herself back together, if you will, clearing her will be futile. In these cases, I am usually not granted permission by Spirit to proceed. In the cases where I am, I do what I can, but am clear with the person about what is happening. Other, different help may be far more beneficial to someone experiencing spiritual emergency.

The person is experiencing spiritual emergence/emergency.

I always check with Spirit, most often before I even email or call someone back, to learn if the person who is asking for help can be cleared, if I have the power to do it, and if Spirit will grant me permission to help them. If the answer is no to any of these questions, I will tell the client that I am not able to help. If they would like to know why, I will ask them permission to ask Spirit on their behalf and will share with them what I learn, in line with one or more of the four points above. If I am given permission to help, I will leave it with each person to decide whether I feel like a fit for them. It’s a personal choice. Always.

I am very good at what I do. I can say this confidently, but I also say it humbly, because every single day I learn something new. This is by design, using the meditation technique that I was taught by my guide and teacher, Metatron. He has given me the tools to learn and experience and to learn from experience, so that is what I do. I have spent years studying energies, learning how they work and why. I now teach advanced energy healers all over the world how to do this work that I do. I teach them how to learn in the doing of it. If we are not open to change and to learning as we go, we will eventually fail. This world and the energy of it and the energies in it are constantly changing so we must always adapt.

I went through my own experience with dark energy and know first-hand the experience. I do this work now to help people who are experiencing it, and in ways that no one could when I was going through it myself. I was relieved of the energy that was manipulating me, but the healer would not talk to me about it and would not answer any of my questions. I think now that is because he didn’t know the answers or was afraid of the energy. I am not afraid. And if I don’t know something, I will do my best to figure it out and share with you. If I still don’t know after having really tried to figure it out, I will tell you.

So can I guarantee that what I do will work? If you’re all in and I have clear permission from Spirit, yes. If you’re not and I don’t, no. But if it’s no, that no does not have to be a final answer. There is no end of the line. Ever. Come back to me when you are ready, and I will be here.


Healing my back with regression therapy, energy healing… and the chiropractor

I was recently floored by one of those back injuries that is as excruciatingly painful as it is hard to tell people about without laughing. “I, um…. I was opening a drawer.” 10/10 pain because of an extreme drawer-opening accident? Yes. Yes, I’m afraid so.

My understanding of the body-emotion and the body-energy connections helped me clear enough energy right away to allow me to get off the floor. Then, because I was in so much pain, I asked three of my amazing healer friends to help me. Together, we cleared the energy of a past life in which I had been stabbed in the back. The pain went away. We did energy healing and I regained most of my strength. I was still taking it easy, though. I had to. Energy can speak through our bodies, and it causes reaction in the body — reaction that can be a very real injury.

So I’ve slowly worked my way back up to bending and lifting and I’ve been fine with the very physical proof that running, right now, is just not a good idea.

And then, to heal my physical body as well as my mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies — because this was an acute injury, not a Medically Unexplained Physical Symptom (MUPS) — I went to the chiropractor yesterday. We did all sorts of tests. That picture above? That’s me. It’s from my diagnostic report. Cool, right? What she found is that the pain in my back is directly related to, and a result of, something wrong in my neck. I couldn’t move my legs when she turned my head a certain way. She thinks it may actually be related to my bike crash years ago, when I smashed my face. She says she sees this in people who’ve experienced major head trauma.

That got me thinking more about this spiritual connection between body and emotion. We’ve all dealt with this so often. The pain in my back, for instance, was related to the past life in which I was stabbed in the back. Yes. That needed clearing. But the invisible link, to me and to all of us, was that the physical pain is a direct result of a years-long compensation and weakening due to a massive head injury.

In my spiritual healing, I have dealt so often with my face and all the current-life connections to past lives of experiencing my face being smashed. Here again, is that connection.

I “went in” to heal the related emotion, which, thanks to my professional experience and intuition, I could feel was in a past life. I went to the life that I had visited once before, in which I was a little boy who had healed animals with my hands. My mother was so afraid of this power, and of the “wizards” who came to the house to offer to train me in the healing ways of their family, that she killed me right in front of them by smashing my head with her booted foot. I had never thought of this before, but I had never done body therapy to release this energy. (This came up during my training, and we were not studying body therapy until the next session, four months later.) And so, while I had a beautiful understanding and had come to forgiveness, setting me on my way happily, remnants of the energy remained in my body. It weakened me as a whole – as evidenced in this injury that I have now.

Body therapy — the releasing of the energy from my physical body — was part of what I needed to do in order to actualize my potential — to become one with my Highest Self to be able to move forward unencumbered by the weight of emotions or energy that I did not need anymore because I had learned all the lessons associated with them.

Isn’t that all fascinating?

As a regression therapist, I see current life pain all the time that is related to a past life traumatic event. This is a great example that not all pain is in direct correlation, i.e. back pain-present does not always relate only to back pain-past. The source of the pain in current life can be related to a trauma experienced elsewhere in the body. For these past two weeks, I had been asking Spirit if there was any other work I needed to do to heal my back. The answer was, “Nope. All good.” I didn’t think to ask about healing anywhere else in my body because I didn’t feel pain there. I just assumed that all was well.

This is relevant to energy work too. It’s a great reminder to take a step back to look at the whole energetic person once I’ve completed work to free the energy from a specific problem area — setting a series of intentions that encompass finding the source, connections, and anything else associated with the expressed pain in the body.

It’s a puzzle. In this case, every little bit of it needed to be actively addressed in order to learn the meaning and relevance to my current life and my soul’s chosen lessons in this life.

Interestingly, after this, when I checked to see if the work was complete, it wasn’t. But there were no blocks, no past life connections, no current life connections, no energy work needed. What I needed to do was channel a message, to listen. And what I heard was an amazing bit of encouragement from my elders, bringing it all together and cheering me on. So incredible. So empowering.

And I feel better too.

To learn more about regression therapy and high-vibrational energy work to heal pain, contact me and let’s chat.

Allison’s Empowering Energy Healing Experience

I love sharing the words of my clients, because I know that they will speak directly to someone out there who really needs to hear them. None of us is ever truly alone.

I’d like you to meet Allison. She recently came to me for a long-distance energy healing session. (She lives on the East Coast of the U.S. and I live on the West.) Energy healing is so diverse and so personalized, and is just as much for someone wondering why he can’t fully manifest his dreams as it is for people who are really struggling with illness, despair, depression, or any other major life challenges. I encourage you to read more about it to decide if this is something that sounds right for you.

“Working with Marit was one of the most valuable and profound experiences I’ve had in my spiritual growth and understanding in a very long time. She lovingly ‘sees’ the core truth and beauty of who you are and is able to give clear insight and guidance about your soul’s path and purpose. She helped me to understand and clear some important blocks that were causing feelings of isolation and pain. I felt fully supported in understanding why I had felt so ‘different’ my entire life… and the reason why was a great one and part of what makes me unique. I can now embrace these aspects of my healing and go forward with more strength, passion and purpose, knowing fully that I am doing the work I came to this planet to do.

I am grateful for the insight, care and compassion that Marit so easily gives in her work. She is helping so many people be guided back to their hearts and purpose; with absolute integrity, strength and love.”

~Allison
dancer/teacher
embodied-dance.com