Today we’d like to introduce you to Tarah Bird.
Tarah, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
The itch to help people has been with me for as long as I can remember. My family was always in service to others in some way and I learned early on that’s just what you do, you help. Through the years I found myself drawn to the way the brain processed information and how it influenced people and their relationships with one another. I often had friends asking for my viewpoint on things because I was objective rather than loyal in opinion. I studied psychology in college fully intending to be Relationship & Sex Therapist. This is how I saw myself helping.
But I never completed that journey. A lot of obstacles and blocks threw me off course, and though I still held it as an option, the drive began to subside. My husband and I moved to LA and the wonder of what I was really supposed to be doing with myself crept in. When I finally conceded that I was not physically (60 lbs overweight) or emotionally (anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD) healthy and decided to work on my layers of shit (can I say shit?) I stumbled upon different types of therapy, more spiritual based healing, stuff that required a lot of faith and a lot of trust. I had started to develop a little of both but was still very much “I need facts and science.”
My mom had gifted me a session with a healer saying little more than “I really think you’re going to love this.” I knew nothing about her or the work we were going to do, but I trusted my mom and went. Two hours later my mind was blown and my whole world changed. I asked this healer where she learned because THIS is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. And the more I studied and trained in that modality, the more I realized how multi-faceted healing really is. I recognized how much the physical and spiritual bodies express through one another and devoted myself to learning many more modalities of healing, adding language, tools, and techniques. Holistic Healing considers the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, and in this, I found my purpose.
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?
Was the road smooth? HAH Nope, not in the least and it’s what I needed. My personal healing journey, getting cracked open spiritually and learning the modalities that were helping to heal me all blended together in the same timeframe as moving to a new city. My husband (aka my rock that keeps me grounded) was traveling every other week for work so there was a lot of solo time working through my own stuff. I was learning how to run a new kind of business in a space where I felt I had zero connections. I was trying to remember how to network and meet people while navigating my own social anxiety. So yeah, I’d say it was a fairly challenging start. And I embrace the challenges with open arms.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
My healing path led to me understanding that I’m a highly intuitive channel and I have accepted my strong connection to spirit guidance. I’m a Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, Thought Coach, Meditation Teacher, Tarot and Oracle Card Reader, among other things.
What I do with all that is the fun part. The easiest explanation is that I facilitate the releasing of energies in both the physical and spiritual bodies. I connect to spirit guidance that is unique to the individual and by accessing the Akashic (Soul) Records, I can pinpoint specific patterns of programming or energetic imbalances that affect a person’s overall functionality in the world. From there we work toward balancing and harmonizing the free-will of the body, with the soul path or purpose for this lifetime.
The soul can only express through the physical body and when we recognize that connection, we start to understand the messages our body is sharing. This can look like anxiety and depression, dissatisfaction, restlessness, low self-esteem or worth, repetitive relationship cycles, health issues, career challenges just to name a few. I allow the individual’s spiritual committees to indicate what the person needs in each session. Sometimes it’s a specific message from a card deck, other times it’s a regression healing. It’s my job to facilitate, not decide what the person needs so every session is different.
I have a solid no-bullshit approach to life and that’s the same approach I have to healing. My sessions cut straight to it, no sugar coating. If you are in a session with me, it’s likely because you need it straight. My Reiki Master recently referred to one of my sessions as an “energetic bitch slap.” And that can be true, and frankly, some of us need one! I know I did. At the end of the day, I’m not here to make you feel better by telling you what you want to hear or to be an ear for the venting of gossip or drama. Do you want to improve your situation or do you want to wallow in your own shit? Your choice. I might not be the healer for you. But if you want to figure it out, want to do the work, and are open to uncovering the layers, I will walk right beside you and help guide the way. I will share everything I know. I will help you connect to your inner guidance and wisdom so you can trust yourself over anyone else. It is my mission to help you set your soul free of the burdens it’s carrying so that you can express yourself at your highest and maximum potential.
What were you like growing up?
Oh, I was a unique child for sure. Well beyond my years at an early age, highly sensitive, and fortunate to have had worldly experience shape my perspective. I was obsessed with Prince. I knew every lyric to every song. I loved to dance. And I refused to be told how to live. I was constantly battling my mom on every front. I felt I had a pretty good grasp of the world and reality and I should be able to just do what I wanted. She, as many mothers would, disagreed. Because of that, I was often grounded to my room, which I loved. It was an escape, my own world. I would listen to music, write poetry, daydream, be an angsty teenager trying to understand why I couldn’t just fall in line, or why I should be expected to.
I was never afraid to speak my mind much to the chagrin of many elders in the family, or my school teachers. I was an honor student on a regular detention schedule. None of the rules and structure made sense to me. I never felt like I fit in anywhere so I figured I wasn’t supposed to and stopped trying. I think the word rebellious was used often to describe me. And here I am today, rebelling against the norms. Not much has changed.
- Website: www.tarahbird.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/tarah.bird
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