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Meet Brigitte Oliva of The Light Portal

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brigitte Oliva.

Hi Brigitte, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I go by the name of Joy. I decided to give myself a new name that would remind me that Joy Is always available for me to tap in. I believe laughter is medicine. I was born in the city of Angels. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley where my parents reside. My roots come from the lands of Peru and Argentinian. I started my healing journey in 2017 where I had my spiritual awakening. I was going through many life obstacles in dealing with substance abuse, a toxic relationship that push me to look at myself and where I was headed. I was experiencing physical and emotional abuse at the time. My soul was screaming for healing and change. That’s when I was invited to a breath class that ignited and activated me to become my own healer. I became aware of where I was holding back and how much emotional and physical trauma I was dealing with. I remember going to my first crystal store and picking up an Angel amethyst crystal. Amethyst crystals are great for addictions. When I left the store, the Angel amethyst broke in half and remembered being so devastated that it broke. Later, I found out that when a crystal breaks it takes the “energy”. Since then, I’ve never touched cocaine.

To see how powerful this experience was for me made me more hopeful of where I was headed in my life. I started joining more healing circles and meeting more like-minded people that were resonating where I was at the time. That’s when I signed up to a meditation class that introduced me to Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese healing modality using our hands to transfer and channel life force energy for healing. Through this process, I started to explore different holistic modalities like sound therapy, kambo and womb healing. It has helped me overcome my trauma’s and reach peace within these experiences. I decided I wanted to change careers in becoming a Reiki Master and Sound Healer. Here I was seven years of being a Nail artist to now a healer. My guides had shown me that my soul’s purpose is to create space for those in need of healing and be creative. I am only a reflection of others and when we heal together, we heal our earth. We’re all interconnected as one. I believe life brings you these experiences to navigate you into alignment with who you are meant to be in this lifetime. If it wasn’t for these experiences, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I don’t think life is a smooth road but a journey to transformation. Change is something that we must adapt and is helping us to let go of what no longer serves us in our growth. Some of the struggles along the way have been taking accountability for the actions and choices I’ve made for myself and forgive myself and those that were unaware of their own healing. Life is always there to teach you new things and it’s our responsibility to be open and receptive to the changes that are coming into our lives. One of my biggest struggles was grieving who I was and accepting Who I have become with love. Change it’s not easy but it is necessary for our growth.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Light Portal?
I am a Reiki and Sound practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese healing modality for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the patient including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. In your hands is an invitation into a World hidden in plain sight — The world of sound healing.

It holds the possibility of experiencing your life in new ways as you learn to listen to yourself, to others, and everything around you differently. ” if you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” — NIKOLA TESLA Sound healing is a deeply immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite therapeutic and restorative effects to the mind and body. A few benefits from a sound bath or sound session includes its super-relaxing; it helps clears energetic blockages, improved sleep, reduction of chronic pain and blood pressure, lowered cholesterol, and a decreased risk of heart disease. It supports mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I work with the Crystal Harp that is dearly a beautiful instrument, singing sound bowls, tuning forks, Peruvian indigenous plants and other healing instruments in our session.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
What I love about our city is that there is so much diverse in this place. So much to learn from one another from different backgrounds and places people come from. What I don’t like about our city is that sometimes because we are so diverse people are unwilling to see the uniqueness that each one of us has to bring. Others want to compare when in reality we need to stay authentic to our true selves. Find that essence and become that.


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