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Meet Laura Ellis

Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Ellis.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Laura. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always been a sensitive or what is now commonly referred to as an empath. When I was really young, I saw spirits and was always super sensitive to energies. I finally started outwardly exploring the world of Metaphysics at the age of 15.

In my teenage years, my father used to take me to a town called Cassadaga in Central Florida. It’s called the “Psychic Capital of the World”. It started as a spiritual camp for the healers, mediums, and psychics. It’s kind of rural and has a super spooky but mystical energy. My dad didn’t really know what to do with my 15 years old witchy looking weirdness, so he took me to Cassadaga and to a rock shop. This was my metaphysical introduction to crystals.

Between the ages of 15-18, I tried my hand at tarot, documented and analyzed all my crazy dreams. At the age of 19, I fell into astrology. I read a book front to back in one night and taught myself to cast charts. Finally, I started to understand myself in a whole different way. In 1995, I started to attend the WholeLife expos (huge metaphysical expo).

I started going to this place called the MindSpa in Atlanta, where I did sensory deprivation, brain fluid balancing and meditation in a geodesic sound dome. My psychic abilities blossomed (I still didn’t know how to control them). Then one fated day, I was approached in a metaphysical store by a man that gave me a mini reading and asked me if I’d like to join his weekend workshop on reading the aura. I asked him the cost, he told me and I politely declined. I was 19 and a full-time student.

He said he was offering me to join for free. He told me, right now I could by you for a penny and sell you for a million dollars. He said you don’t know what you’re capable of. I was nervous but I attended. It was hours and hours of meditation and visualization. I left feeling floaty. In the end, we were to pair up. He paired me up with someone that hadn’t been in the class for the entire weekend. I read this woman’s aura and she weeped. Even I was amazed. The man who gifted me this is Jim Self.

Well, life happens and for the next 1/2 of my 20’s, I still pulled cards and analyzed people’s charts. It wasn’t until I turned 27 and working in Human Resources at EarthLink, that I decided to explore healing and metaphysics again. I signed up at the Institute for PsychoStructural Balancing in Culver City. Here I learned about the body-mind connection, massage, how to feel and aura etc. I went to be a massage therapist, that only lasted 3 years.

I got laid off from EarthLink just after the mass layoffs and delved again back into crystals. Serendipity lead me to a crystal store in Los Angeles that I wound up working at from 2007 until this last January. I took classes there also, but really my best education there was my relationship with crystals and being able to regulate practice my intuition with the clients coming in.

I started doing these multi modality healing sessions in 2008 when I met my husband. I started getting downloads with clients. These sessions didn’t become a regular means of income until 2014 and then it just took off. I combine Reiki, crystals and planetary tuning forks to help adjust people’s energy and bring them into alignment. What really gets people charged up though is the type of energetic psychic reading that I do, there is so much information in the download. It includes crystal prescriptions, flower essences, power animals, foods, past lives, guides, actions to take…. so much.

Currently, all of my business is word of mouth. I do have an Instagram and FINALLY built a simple website. Truly though, I owe a lot of my success to my clients. I love them and I wholeheartedly love what I do. So many healers/psychics struggle with making their dream a reality. I have a long way to get where I want, but I have so much gratitude for exactly where I am.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think one of the reasons I am great at what I do is because I’ve struggled with many things in my life. From a broken family to depression, body image, abandonment issues etc.. I am definitely a poster child for the wounded healer. In my sessions, I hold space without judgment and I really see people.

In this industry, as in many, there are a lot of big personalities and egos. And people that completely ignore the wounded parts of themselves or don’t take responsibility for them. I’ve tried to always to hold myself accountable, take responsibility for my non-shiny parts, and work with the utmost honesty, fairness and integrity.

I also think in this industry, that as important it is to have faith in your abilities that from time to time you should question too. Is this the truth? Is this a projection? Stay humble and grateful. I think all new readers and even seasoned ones sometimes wonder. I’ve gotten so many beautiful validations that I don’t doubt myself as much as I did 6, 8 10 years ago.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
From my knowledge, there is no one that does the type of healing sessions that I do. I’m not so oblivious as to think that others don’t combine modalities. I just have a very specific protocol that I do that flows and leaves people feeling pretty empowered but also lighter and more focused with a page full of homework to delve into.

Eleven years ago, I was told by a psychic at Malibu Shaman that I would create my own modality. At the time, I wasn’t a reiki master, nor had I studied channeling or crystal therapy. So that was a little daunting to hear. I’m proud that I’ve worked my butt off even in the face of the adversity of someone close and also with having a fairly new son, I still run my own business.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I think I’ve always had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. I don’t know if that is luck or listening to my guides 😊

Pricing:

  • $180 for 2 hours multimodality sessions with a channeled reading
  • $2 a minute energy readings
  • $25 crystal prescriptions
  • $90 45 min energy balancing

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