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We often hear this in the metaphysical community. I remember for myself I would get really frustrated because I was in so much mental and emotional anguish. A few intuitives I saw would say “well you have to do the work.” Yeah okay, can you explain what the hell that is please? At first it felt similar to a blanket statement like: “you have to love yourself.” I knew they were right, but had no idea how to start.

What I Started doing to help Myself

Slowly I began doing what I could on my own. I purchased a few meditations on cd’s and would do them religiously. At that time, I was 26 years old and could barely get out of bed. Bewildered as to how I got there at this young age, and even more bewildered at how I would ever get out of this horrible feeling, I began to meditate. To this day, a simple chakra clearing is the most valuable tool I ever used.

I would do it in the morning and that allowed me to actually leave my house. Something I hadn’t done in over a year at that point without severe anxiety. It calmed that anxiety and I started to see through the cloud of pain. If this one meditation could help me this much, there must be more. I bought a few more cd’s. Some were just music that made me cry but I was beginning to scratch the surface of this “doing the work” thing.

Eventually I made my way to my first meditation class, and it also happened to be a reiki practice group. My psychic awareness finally had an outlet, even if it was only in this little group. I could expend that energy and receive something for myself at the same time.The premise of the group was to share our unique gifts and to work with meditation. It was the meditation part that had me intrigued. The more I did it, the more I would see, have hope, and just plain feel better.

I was starting to move beyond someone else being able to help me with their intuition. I loved getting readings at one time, but I quickly could see that doing the work was going into my own pain and sitting in it with spirit. No one else could do that for me. Only I could become conscious with myself. At first it was like navigating in the dark. I couldn’t initially trust my visions or feelings because I was in so much pain. The more I participated in my own healing through deep introspective meditating, breathing, and willingness to emote that pain, the more I didn’t want to kill myself or sleep for days at a time. It was a miracle.

I promised myself that if I ever figured this out I would dedicate myself to teaching others how to heal themselves and how to “do the work.” Since that time, I’ve done thousands of readings, healings, channeling sessions, and classes.  

I see how resistant some people are when the door to healing opens. Pain you didn’t know you had surfaces, and you just want it to go away. Having a healer or therapist telling you to love yourself makes you want to punch them in the face. I realized in seeing people privately myself, this feeling is necessary for them to decide. They either commit to the work and begin sifting through the mountain of despair, or decide you’re a crappy healer and move on.

 I was Finally Ready….

When Raina came in I was still sifting through this despair. It wasn’t as obvious on the outside, but I was ready for more. I could hear her and a few other guides but did not have intimacy with the communications.

I took a channeling class in Los Angeles with Shawn Randall. Birthing Raina was necessary to my healing. It was not a completion, but another beginning to deeper healing even I didn’t know existed. Again, I found myself in times of despair and pain. Only this time I knew how to “do the work” and was being gifted the most beautiful tool of all. An unseen friend that was unique to me, my healing, and the purpose we had in the world to work with others.

It was a conscious decision on my part to take this step and run with it. Although vocal channeling was my purpose, I would never have discovered it or Raina without doing the work.

As frustrating, painful, or just plain hard it may be to sit and learn to meditate, or listen to a meditation or workshop that you KNOW you need, do yourself a favor and love yourself by working with your spirituality. There’s a whole world of discovery, enlightenment, and purpose waiting on the other side.

In Love,

Lori Camacho

Trance  Channel, Clairvoyant Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Lori Camacho, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003. It was in 2007 that Lori began to spontaneously vocalize Raina, the wise consciousness she had memories of communicating with as a child.  Together Lori and Raina have created many workshops, classes and writings.


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