Today we’d like to introduce you to Ana Estela Lloyd.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Honestly, a lot of trial and error. A few near death experiences. A lot of self-denial, self-reflection, and self-acceptance got me here. I’m 32, born and raised in South LA. Both of my parents came here from El Salvador in the early 80’s. There’s five of us and I guess I’m the rebellious weird middle child.
When I was 14, my best friend was my trumpet and this really thick comic like book on aliens, cryptozoology and other unexplained stuff. I was so obsessed with that book that my mom got freaked out and ended up getting rid of it. After that, I started reading books on death and afterlife. Scared myself reading books on ghosts but never really understood what I was searching for or really trying to give an explanation to. It wasn’t until January 25, 2014 during the birth of my son that I finally understood my need to connect with Source or Spirit. During labor, we both technically died for a few minutes. Right before, my grandmother (who I had never met because she lived in El Salvador and had died two months prior) was sitting at the foot of the bed. I remember her clearly saying it was time to go and me saying goodbye to my mom who was in the delivery room with my husband and I. Within minutes my son’s heartbeat and my own had dropped. We were rushed into the O.R. The next few days were a blur. When we were finally home, my mother prepared special herbal baths for me, a common Salvadoran ritual among new mothers. Over the course of the next forty days, she began to teach me about the various herbs and remedies that her mother had taught her. Through our conversations, I came to learn that these gifts had been part of our family for generations.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all!!! hahahaha Listen, some of us are not ready to accept that this is part of our lives. I spent all of my teens to mid 20’s denying the shadows I saw, the whispers I heard, the very vivid dreams. I did everything in my power to numb away the sensations of hands touching me when I walked into new spaces. And for a very long time, I had a problem with drugs and alcohol because I didn’t understand what I was running away from. But the universe has a funny way of waking you up to your path.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an Advanced Akashic Records Practitioner, Aka Dua Healer, and Dream Interpreter.
The Akashic Records are a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. This vibrational body of consciousness exists everywhere in its entirety and is completely available at all times and in all places. As such, the Records are an experiential body of knowledge that contains everything that every soul has ever thought, said, and done over the course of its existence, as well as all its future possibilities.
Aka Dua is an energy healing modality. That works with the seven energy points in your body starting with Obsidian, Lunar, Volcanic, Solar, Oceanic, Atmospheric and Unnamed.
In layman’s terms I’m a spiritual healer.
What I’m most proud of is my ability to bring this to my community. I work mostly with disenfranchised people of color who would not usually have access to this type of healing work.
When I am not working from home you can find me at Mostly Angels LA.
I am also one-third of a project called Mensajes Para Tu Sol on Instagram, where we offer discounted reading rates, crash courses on astrology and simply offer a space where we use technological and spiritual tools to help analyze the stories we are told to believe and tell ourselves.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My dad is my favorite memory from childhood. Going fishing with him and my uncle. I also really liked being his assistant when he went on plumbing jobs, even though we almost always had to crawl under houses full of spiderwebs and leaking pipes. I was always holding the flashlight while he worked on his car, or tagging along when he ran errands. I was such a daddy’s girl growing up, either that or I was just nosy. hahaha
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