This is Me
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
I choose the less obvious path in life because I knew in my heart, from reading this poem that the same will ring true for me. They are words I live by.
I grew up in suburban Chicago. I'm a middle child with two brothers. As a teenager, I suffered from grade 3 acne. I tried accutane, using numerous prescriptions, topicals and none of it corrected the problem. What it did was dry my skin out, make me even oilier and I couldn't stand the feeling of products on my face because I was so use to having stripped skin.
At eighteen I began working at a luxe salon in Chicago. This environment opened my eyes to the knowledge of self care & quality ingredients. I decided that I was going to have great skin and this is where my journey began.
In my heart I knew this was my path and that I needed to do what it took to follow it. For a male in the skin care industry, this is most certainly taking THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. That was 18 years ago. I now have held an Esthetics License for 10+ years and have been practicing Reiki for over 7 years.
Reiki is a Japanese Healing Art Form I had a "calling" to learn. I knew very little about it and had only experienced it once. It was an intuitive knowing that I choose to Honor and so I pursued it.
Reiki opened my eyes to the mystery of life, Reiki is life affirming. I have allowed Reiki to help me work through my past (anxiety, depression, anger, and ego), make peace with personal trauma, open my heart to others, step more fully into my own power and connect deeply with spirit. It's taken time to get here but time is an illusion. With this, I seek the beauty & knowledge of life.
Open the Heart
"May I be an instrument for mercy, compassion, love and forgiveness toward myself and to all mankind, unconditionally that I may love and expand divine love into all the areas of my life, mentally, emotionally, physically, sexually, etherically, let me be an expression of divine love and expand that drop of divine love, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness into an infinite ocean that I can merge this drop of love divine into a greater ocean of love that knows no bounds. I NOW open MY HEART to receive and give more love." AEOLIAH