Hi! I began Glowing Gaea in April of 2020 to try to bring a little more light into this world. I’m an Usui Reiki Master, a psychic medium, an energetic seer, and shamanic practitioner with a specialty in distant sessions and readings. For those of you in Northern Washington, I am a reader at Karma Kards in Bellingham by appointment.

I work with the astral realm, spirit guides, ancestors, crystals, and a mix of my own techniques and those of my mentors.

I received my BA in Literary Journalism from University of California, Irvine in 2019. I received my Reiki training and Energetic System training in private mentorship from Simply Healed Practitioner and diverse Reiki Master, Linda Joy from 2018-2020. I am currently residing in the Pacific North West.

Alia Glowing Gaea

My Spiritual Journey So Far


My spiritual journey first began in the pursuit of healing myself. I lived with undiagnosed chronic pain for six years. Breathing was difficult, eating was near impossible, and nerve pain took away the use of my left arm. Years of unsuccessful tests and doctors telling me I was fine, years of hiding debilitating pain as I supported myself through university took a heavy toll on me. I was completely alone, or so I felt.

I needed to know that there was something more to life than what I was experiencing- that there was a reason for going through this pain. I had been raised by an atheist and an agnostic, I had no sense of a higher power or universal energy. When I heard about astral projection for the first time- the ancient practice of leaving your body- I was enthralled and for obvious reasons dedicated my time to attempting this phenomenon (without success). Escapism would not be the proper branch into this new world, I discovered.

However, astral projection did introduce me to a world of meditation, of spirit guides, the astral plane, of magic in a world where magic was said not to exist. So instead of trying to escape, I started to distract, and to utilize these tools to help me. Meditation taught me how to calm myself down, which limited the amount of pain attacks I had. Spirit guides taught me that I am not alone, that I was cared for, which is a discovery that empowers you like no other.

It wasn’t until my first Reiki session that I felt the first genuine release of pain. I knew from the moment the energy started to flow that I needed to learn this trade, and the healer knew that she needed to teach me. So in the journey of learning to heal myself, I started to learn how to help others heal too.

 What Reiki did is it revitalized me, eased my sorrow and gave me inspiration to fight for my health again. So I did- I refused to let doctors turn me away and I learned to ask the Universe (what I refer to as my higher power) to help me. Which led to a whole new array of doctors, one who took me seriously, and set me up on the path to healing. With a mix of doctors, chiropractors, and Reiki, I slowly began to heal and finally got an answer- I had injured my spine. In just the right way so it was hurting my nerves, increasing acid production in my stomach, displacing my ribs, and all that jazz.  

Through all of this, I began having visions, spirits and entities started to visit me, I started to see energy, and I realized that I am an empath. My spiritual gifts started opening up and coming one after the other. It was overwhelming, and I felt alone in a new way. I worried I might be insane, that the pain made me lose my mind. But really what’s a spiritual awakening without a dash of questioning your sanity anyways?

It took years of questioning, trying to shut down gifts, learning to trust them, learning to trust myself, my guides, and my intuition before I became at peace with my newfound abilities. I stopped looking outside for answers, stopped looking for someone who had the same experiences as me, and learned to own and cherish myself, to look within. 

And yet, I still operated in fear. I worried about how I would repay my student loans, how I could handle the financial responsibility of supporting myself and growing to be the person I wanted to become. It wasn’t until COVID-19, when the world seemingly grinded to a halt, cutting off any opportunity of obtaining the corporate job I was so close to landing *shudders in hindsight* which allowed me to look at myself and ask what I wanted to do. I realized I wanted to help, in whatever way I could. I asked myself and my guides, what can I do to help people now? What is a way that I can show people how valuable they are, to brighten their day and let them know that even though the world is so uncertain, that they are important. That is when it came to me – aura readings.

In truth I had no idea how they would help people, I just trusted that they would and set out to practice. It was when the first stranger I had read for told me that the reading brightened their day, made them feel seen and understood- that was the moment I knew this work had the potential to help people. Cue the birth of Glowing Gaea.

In truth a spiritual journey has no destination, we have just caught up with where I am with it now. 

Without the love and kindness of other people I would still be in pain, I would not have graduated school, I would not be who I am or where I am today. Glowing Gaea exists because of the love and generosity of other people, a love that I wish to extend to you- so you know that you are not alone, that it’s okay to be scared, that you are going to get through this, and that you are special and worthy of being seen.

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