Hello, magick-makers! I’ve had several blogs but this one is incredibly important to me. I’ve been a practicing Wiccan for 16 years and an Usui Reiki Practitioner (Level 2) for almost 4 years. But at the start of this year, my path took a very different turn.

Helping others was always a dream of mine. When I was younger I wanted to be a Psychologist or Nun (I’d thought of converting to Catholicism (briefly!) when I was 13) or Doctor. I wanted to help others heal, but I fought my path and instead pursued writing in College. That was fairly short-lived, however, as I dropped out in my second year when it became more important to me to make money than it did to “find myself”.

Fast forward 8 years and I’m now married, with two little ones and a budding career in Mortgage Servicing. But while everything is just as I want it, I’m finding that the higher I climb the “corporate ladder”, the emptier I feel. So, last year I went back to my metaphysical studies and took an inner journey to remember what I’d forgotten – my desire to help others heal. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that most of the past lives I’ve been able to remember, I was a Healer in some capacity – in the 1600’s I was a Medicine Woman, in the 1700’s I was a Midwife, and in the late 1800’s I was a Surgeon. But how do I switch careers at 30? And where do I start since I don’t have a degree?

Well, I thought I would start with what I know: Metaphysics. In February I signed up for Marisa Moondaughter’s Certified Metaphysical Practitioner’s course. And I’m so glad I did! About a month later, I signed up for Hibiscus Moon’s Certified Crystal Healer course. Now I had a plan – I would slowly earn certifications to become a more well-rounded energy healer.

But there was still a piece missing. I had started to follow several “mommy” and pregnancy pages on Instagram. Being a two-time mommy and a one-time Gestational Surrogate, I’m drawn to the world of new mothers and the awe of making that transition from Maiden to Mother. I’m also awaiting the start of my second surrogacy journey (I have an embryo transfer scheduled at the end of May; this time for a different couple). Then it hit me – at the end of my metaphysical certifications, I will embark on training to become a birth and postpartum doula.

Now that I have my plan in place, I wanted to start this blog as I begin this new chapter. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me and we’ll find some healing together.

Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH