(Guest Journeyer for Journey of Creation: 02.11.0-41)
Amy Castillo has been a healer all of her life. She didn’t have that name for it as she grew up as the youngest of four, creating massage creams, studying anatomy and being of service to her family and the greater community–but now she does. Being introduced to healing in a formal way at age 28, the journey picked up intensity. Learning to meditate, enrolling in massage school, each step was outside her comfort zone, yet in alignment with her heart. Today she has been a massage therapist for 18 years as well as a yoga/meditation instructor and Reiki Master. Last year she built The Quantum Yurt Healing Center on her property to have an opportunity to share healing opportunities in groups. This year she became a grandma twice within two weeks to her daughters’ babies which has magnified her intent to work with healing throughout the life span! She is a woman devoted to all that is, her heart universe, and to supporting others in connecting to the truth of the love that they are. Teaching, living and loving through the joy that is her authentic platform, Amy creates experiences for others to resonate with their innate Being. “Manifest your Magnificence” is her tagline and her commitment. May we all answer our soul’s call of Divine expression!
(Guest Journeyer for Journey of Beauty: 02.10.0-41)
“I love how Krista Tippet from “On Being” podcast begins her interviews. She always asks her guests about their spiritual biography, especially their childhood years before launching into the bulk of their conversation. This question and my answer are pertinent to this upcoming process on Beauty.
“I grew up as witness to my father’s nightly meditation and reading of mystical poetry. As I grew, we had many conversations regarding philosophy, religion, and spirituality. This formative experience led me to major in Theology and Religious Studies in college and get a Master’s Degree in Culture and Creation Spirituality. I have always wanted to have a big mind and connect with the Divine. I am on a lifelong spiritual sojourn.
“That said, I live in the Pacific Northwest. I am married (32 years so far) and we have two children in college. My work experience has been in social services, both in direct services and management. For the last 26 years, I have been a massage therapist, with a focus on palliative and hospice care. Spiritual/Meditation groups, in a variety of forms have been a constant. In addition, I have taught classes and co-led retreats addressing the body/mind/spirit connection. I love to create by way of cooking, singing, art, and conversations with great exchanges of ideas and inspiration.”
(Guest Journeyer for Journey of Courage: 02.09.0-41)
“Who is she? She is a wife (39 years married to Steve) and living in the Seattle area. She is a mother (son Mark is 48 and living in Colorado). Among other things, she has been employed in medical research, financial planning, airline management, clowning and hospice comfort therapy. Today she is none of these things. She is a massage therapist currently looking to muster the courage to redefine herself yet again and wondering how many lifetimes she can live in a single life-line. Today she simply is.”