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Tapping Into Your Top Intuitive Gift

I just took this quick intuition quiz from my friend Colette Baron-Reid. This quiz gives insight into your top intuitive gifts.

How can this help you in your life? When you develop your intuition, you can feel confident and trust yourself when it comes to answering life’s questions.

Even better, at the end of the quiz, Colette gives you a practical guide to help you take your intuition to the next level.

Take the quiz now , and watch the video. You’ll quickly see why Colette’s work as an intuitive and Oracle Card expert has been featured on countless TV shows in her nearly 30-year career, including Dr. Phil, Oprah & Friends, and The Today Show.



Founder of Spirit of the Lotus


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Practice Seeing Miracles

Years ago, during a class, that was teaching an awesome healing modality a conversation was started.  My mentor/teacher made a bold statement that Reiki doesn’t work anymore.  She said it was no longer enough to really reach the depth of pain and suffering seen today.  Much later, while reading a book about different healing modalities I was captured by a thought expressed by the author saying that people loved Reiki, paid thousands of dollars to learn the art of Reiki Healing.  Then as more and more people got excited and spread the wisdom, a few became fearful.  Thinking, if everyone teaches, if everyone becomes a practitioner, there will not be enough to go around. So, as I read, I thought to myself, wow, yes, that fear of not having enough to sustain ourselves, while doing what we love, is so very powerful, an issue felt by every business owner, every employee afraid to take the leap to independence. 

That being said, perhaps what she really meant, was that the diluted version of Reiki being taught by some, isn’t as powerful as the Reiki once taught by the dedicated Reiki Master of Yesterday, taking their time, full attention with intention, practice and love.  Why? Because with practice we learn and strengthen our abilities.  With practice, with others, we see possibilities of depths of healing that may not be known.  Our intention for health of another is powerful, no doubt, but if your vision of someone’s health is not as full as another’s vision does that cheat the client.  For example, some may see the health of a quadriplegic to be a happy, smiling person in a wheel chair, who is loving life.  That is a great place to be, if that person is starting from a place of “why me?” or a place of “I’ve gotten through so much and I’m happy with my life.”  Yes, for some that is a great result of a healing regiment.  In my experience, I have seen quadriplegics heal to a place they can finish marathons.  So, for me, just smiling in a wheel chair may be just the start of healing.  I’m not saying every person is able to get from survival to marathon runner.  What I am saying is that a truly experienced healer knows just how spectacular the possibilities are.

Miracles are only miracles until they become common occurrences, then your miracle is my possibility or even probability.

Find the Reiki Master Teacher you really resonate with and learn, take the classes, ask the questions, but, please, don’t stop there. Keep going. Practice and keep learning, techniques, modalities. Get the treatment done to clear you and yours so that you’re clear enough to even see what is within another. Beyond the teaching is the experience, the background, the knowledge and compassion of your teachers and yourself. I am a Reiki Master Teacher and I love teaching. I open my space to all levels to practice and learn. I share my knowledge and invite others to share theirs. Most of all, I pray that I really encourage the best of my students and myself. There are amazing teachers out there, I am so grateful to the opportunities I’ve had to learn and to practice.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium, Reiki Master Teacher and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT. Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Why Wait for a Dark Night?

Why do we wait so long before we reach out to get help?  I’ve heard again and again that we wait until there’s a dark night of the soul.  Until we can’t survive a moment longer without doing something.  Change… yes, it’s inevitable. 

How we change and when we change can be a choice. No, don’t roll your eyes, I know you’ve heard it before.  I know, I’ve been there, and more times than I would like to admit.  Yep, I resonate with the whole wounded healer thing.

I had excuses for the pain.  I really did unload tractor trailer trucks of 50-pound steel drums, stacked above my head, by slamming them into my legs before they landed on the ground.  One week my legs were so bruised and in so much pain that I rolled a kneeling pad into a denim apron to cushion the impact.  I couldn’t stop working, I owned the business.  I couldn’t hire someone, it wasn’t making money, yet.  Even with family help, I broke.  There was a legitimate reason for the pain in my body.  But no matter how many doctors I saw, there was no solution, there was no diagnosis.  I look back now and say, thank God.

Why?  Because the physical pain I felt was the surface work.  The real pain was hidden, emotional, old mixed with new.  Roots that went deep and rarely if ever surfaced.  They were hidden, ignored, buried and even if I’d known I wouldn’t have understood.  Understanding took hindsight and a lot of work.  Yes, it took many dark nights of the soul.

That’s why, when I found a safe place and began to heal, I did everything and wanted more.

There is an understanding in the Shamanic world….. we do the work, the heavy healing, the really deep dredging and unearthing of the pain and trauma, so that our clients, years later in our practice can think, “That’s easy”.  Yes, every once in a while, I’m working with a client and they have such a breakthrough with a simple treatment and I think to myself…. “Wow, I wish mine had been so easy.”  Then I think again and in hindsight I see my journey of learning.

So, again, I ask “Why wait for a dark night of the soul?”.  Are you in pain?  Are you frustrated with your life? Perhaps merely satisfied and not excited, wondering, is this all there is?  Am I meant to do or be more?  Are you getting nudged and just don’t know what it all means?

I’d love to sit down with you.  Perhaps all you need is a little spiritual guidance, or an illumination to see your world a little clearer.  I have regular office hours for one on one sessions and I’m always happy to take a moment to chat on the phone to see if the fits right.  Reach out before the dark night or after it, if you’re in pain, confused, frustrated, I can help.  To make an appointment call Robin 860-709-3903.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Who Do You Want To Be?

Are you living the life you dreamed of? Are you allowing yourself to be the best version of yourself, you can be? Truly?  Or are you being the version of yourself that seems to please those around you?  Loved ones, friends, co-workers? Assuming you can even tell what, they want you to be or how they want you to act.  Do they even know?  Do they know that if they truly wanted what was best for you, it would be best for them as well?

I know, it sounds like I’m talking around in circles, but what I know, for sure, is that when I allow myself to be open and honest, I am happier.  I find myself allowing those around me to be their best version of themselves as well.

We all had the conversation at some point with parents wanting us to be the proverbial doctor, lawyer or some such genius. Go to school, go to college, be all you can be, right?  But, what did you want? Did you want to back pack across Europe, go to Art School, become a greeter at Walmart?  And our friends, loved ones, did they want you to be you or the version of the fantasy?

I remember the conversation, “you seem so miserable, so unhappy, why do you want to stay in a relationship that makes you so unhappy?”  The reply was, “that’s your opinion”.  True, it was my opinion.  It was the opinion I came to after years of hearing complaints, being told I was wrong, I was too bold, too quiet, too successful, to loud, etc., etc.  The real questions are: 

  • Do you know who you are?  Truly? 
  • Who do you want to be? 
  • What do you want to do?

I’ve been there.  Are you there now?  Would you like someone to talk to, to help you thru the transition and perhaps clean up and clear out the perpetual people pleaser that is no longer working for you but has truly become your go to reality? 

Even more concerning to me, are you living a life that’s abusive?  Are you being verbally and emotionally abused?  Were you abused as a child and find yourself drawn to or attracting the same type of relationship, perhaps so much so that you begin believing there is something wrong with you?

Rant alert….No one ever deserves to be abused.  There is no reason, no cause great enough, or worry some enough to make abuse okay.  None what so ever.

If your life seems to be a revolving door of the same thing again and again, let’s get to the root, the one thing that needs to be unearthed, honored, explored, dissolved and released.  There is a root cause.  There’s something deep, missing and it’s trying to be healed.  Once its healed you will feel amazing.  You will feel free.  And, best thing, you will never attract that type of person or situation again.

Yep, I hear the indignation from the one of you that is screaming, angry and saying…..I didn’t attract them.  You can’t blame me.  To that I say, the universe is a spectacular thing, it knows what you came here to learn, to clear, to be a part of in your journey.  Until you get it, clear it and are able to move on, the whole world is your stage and the universe is the director, everyone in your life is playing their part magnificently.  Once its cleared, everything shifts.  The world, it looks different, feels different, everyone goes their own way and you……your journey, begins another phase.

Who do you want to be? It would be an honor to speed up this process for you.   Are you ready?  Call me, I can help.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Ancient Healing Wisdom

Ancient Healing wisdom has been handed down from generation to generation.  This wisdom is quiet, its exciting and sometimes its scary.  How many people have opted for the quick fix of Western Medicine when Energy Medicine is available?  Do those people who reach for an aspirin because their body hurts even know there’s another option?

I didn’t.  My mom might have at one time, I remember her telling tales of collecting clean cobwebs for a serious cut, while visiting Great Grand mom in Maine.  She was young then and even when I was young they still didn’t have electricity or running water, they used an out house and survived with many of the old ways.

My mom, when I was young, was in a lot of pain.  I remember once, seeing her crawl from her bed to the bathroom, her back not strong enough to allow her to walk.  She most days survived with many doses of Excedrin, though out the day and Excedrin PM to drift off to sleep.  When I was older, she spent days in the hospital with severe stomach bleeds and near death, would lay in the hospital trying to get stronger.

Yes, I remember the marvel of TV dinners, Extra Strength Aspirin, Wonder Bread and Cigarettes.  Yes, I remember, the argument between Mom & Dad, should Mom work and bring in the extra income so they could feel financially more secure and the opposing argument of, isn’t he doing enough to support the family?  That age-old question turn drama.

Is that when Western medicine became more about a quick fix and less about having a healthy, happy Life?

Are you at that point in your life?  The place where the mortgage and car payment are controlling your life and the need to work.  That place where your body is starting to send you messages, or perhaps like me, your body isn’t sending messages but rather the 2 x 4 is creating pain so stark you can’t ignore it.

I remember swallowing 3 extra strength Excedrin, with 2 Midol every 3 hours, just trying to get thru the work day.  I was following in the steps of my parents, until someone kindly introduced me to another way.

I could barely walk, both of my parents had passed but my business was successful and I felt successful, when I wasn’t afraid, that I too, would die young and in pain every day.

As I began to learn the ways of the wisdom keepers, the Eastern Medicine philosophies and the Soul-searching depths of me, I slowly became conscious.  I began to feel, see and learn alternative ways of healing, energy medicine and the medicine of real nourishment.  Funny, or perhaps at the time I had no humor but, I began to heal and as I got healthier, I began to feel that much more.  More awareness, more pain, more consciousness.  What I mean is that, as I healed my awareness showed me that less and less could get my attention.  Remember, when we are unconscious, we are ultimately ignoring all the signals, all the signs our body is trying to use to get our attention.  Once awareness is present, you no longer need a 2 x 4 to get your attention.  That said, there is a tipping point when your body truly begins to feel better, then, feel good and one day you catch yourself laughing, just for the joy of it.

Those days of healing and learning what my body needed to heal and then to thrive was such a blessing and sometimes yes, frustrating as well.

My excitement was palpable.  I wanted to share everything with everyone, but I didn’t even have the vocabulary. 

Days turned to months and months to years.  I went from patient, to student and then to practitioner.  The excitement continued to be almost overwhelming, the miracles were common weekly or monthly moments being witnessed.  I was surrounding myself with people who knew so much more than I, but, still my excitement was so strong I wanted the soap box to be strapped to my feet so I could stay standing, stay shouting to all, to anyone who would listen and those that would let me practice, Oh My God, I was in heaven.  I would go to that place, that meditative state where everything falls away and I could only feel the person on the treatment table.  I dissolved, my eyes closed and I was on the surface, I was inside, I could hear and feel and see.  My client sometimes aware, sometimes not, would always have a feeling of getting lighter, better, less pain and I wanted to do it again and again.

But, once again, I remembered, Ancient Wisdom must be passed down, I had to listen.  Continue to listen, continue to absorb the wisdom, the knowledge. 

Yes, I was a natural, each class a reminder of the natural wisdom within, but still I had to listen.  I wanted to absorb more, learn more, teach what I’d learned and absorb all I could from those who knew more.

I traveled to the classes, I searched for the teachers, I paid a lot to learn, my now ex- was not happy at the cost of my learning or the time I took, being away from my business to continue learning.  I continue to joke that I could have a PHD if you could buy one, the money I spent to learn being a Lot.

Then as I began to share all that I’d learned, as I began Spirit of the Lotus and my healing practice, my senses continued to expand.  The shamanism expanded my senses even further.  Soul Coaching® and Past Life Journey® and again with Advanced really expanded my senses until my intuitive senses were expanding.  However, in the very beginning, it was not easy to know the difference between Good Energies such as Angels verses lower energies of those stuck in this plane and not so helpful, sometimes even just disruptive or trickster energies here to take your attention off the really deep wisdom.  However, with years of practice and safe places to talk and learn, I was truly able to hone my intuitive skills and let me say, I continue to really thrive on learning, so I get upset when disruptive energies try to interrupt the Wisdom Keepers who are trying to teach.  I have a deep respect for those that have been doing and using this energy and helping teach for more than my 15-18 years.  I will be there with my sage and clearing tools, ready to learn, ready to demand the disruptive energies find their way home. And I will continue to teach and help people heal, one on one or in groups.  AHo.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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