Meet Your Healer
Thank you so much for your interest in Ten of Cups Healing! I am so glad you stopped by! Allow me to introduce myself!
Hi! My name is Ben!
I am a certified Reiki practitioner, natural shamanic healer, clairvoyant, empath and more. Before I dive in to my healer identity, let me start off by sharing a little about me: I am originally from the Chicagoland area, and spent the past decade living in Rogers Park / Chicago with my loving partner Kasia of 11 years, and our two amazing senior bulldogs, Phillip & Elenore. Kasia and I met at DePaul University, where I received a BA in Psychology, Human Development; and minored in Gender Studies. After graduating from DePaul, I decided to go back to school to become an elementary teacher. In 2013, I received my MAT in Elementary Education from National Louis University, and taught for several years. I began my own inner healing journey in 2016 when I became a Certified Reiki Practitioner, and decided to take a road trip adventure of a lifetime with my wife! We are currently thriving in Port Angeles, Washington!
Some of my hobbies include exploring nature, collecting crystals, traveling around the world with my partner in crime, cooking vegan delights, hanging out with my dogs, family and friends, creating art, reading, listening to music, meditation, and staying active. I am a trans guy with a great sense of humor, compassion, and love & light to give to the world.
Everything I do is with the intention of love and light. Although I was officially certified as a Reiki practitioner in January 2016, some of my earliest memories of being a natural healer are from my childhood.
Picture it, Libertyville, 1995... easing my Sister’s nausea with gentle touch and taps to her solar plexus chakra. As a child, I had incredibly vivid dreams that I was able to control, and even had several out-of-body experiences of flying around my neighborhood. I grew up in a loving family where we openly talked about our dreams and the meanings behind them. We were intrigued by horoscopes and astrology, and supported the idea of the spiritual realm and its great mysteries. Some of my favorite childhood memories include sitting around the kitchen table with the my family - my Mom and Dad, Sister, Grandma, Aunts, and Cousins - taking turns telling and listening to stories about spirits, angels, psychics, and other unsolved mysteries; reading our fortunes on our palms and Turkish coffee cups; and analyzing our Zodiac horoscopes. These beautiful memories will stay in my heart forever.
As an empath, I am a deep feeler and incredibly intuitive. Often, I just know things - as crazy as it sounds - without having anything outside of a strong gut feeling or flash of a mental image to go by. I am sensitive to the energy of others, and often have a better feeling of what their heart is trying to say than they do. I can feel the pain of others that is often buried so deep within their soul, causing them great dis-ease physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is a yucky feeling of twisted, knotted up, blocked energy. It is my intention to use my healing gift to help clients release this unwanted energy, allowing them to begin their healing journey from within. We must never forget that we each have the power to heal ourselves - sometimes we just need a little help.
Or sometimes we need a lot of help from our Spirit guides! It was revealed to me that one of my natural gifts is the ability to call upon any entity, from any time or place, for guidance, protection, and healing. My requirement is that an entity must be ‘of light’ - absolutely nothing evil. Some of my favorite entities to call upon for healing and guidance include Jesus and Buddha, but with permission, I can also request the help of any deity, angel, person, soul, spirit animal, god or goddess imaginable - or even the ‘unimaginable,’ like the guidance and healing of your childhood self. The sky is *not* the limit.
I know this all may sound quite a bit ‘out there’ for many folks - I get it, really. I’ve had a few mind blowing moments throughout this experience. If you’ve made it this far, I certainly appreciate your open heart and open mind.
It was with an open mind and open heart that I decided to become a Reiki Practitioner. A recent traumatic incident led me to scheduling my first Reiki healing session. After having my first session, I felt calm and balanced, like a weight was lifted off my chest. I felt beyond amazing, focused and alive. With my practitioner's help, I finally truly connected with my soul, B. It was beautiful and powerful. I knew that I wanted to help others achieve this as well. Several weeks later, I contacted my practitioner and signed up for her Certified Reiki Practitioner Workshop. I am so grateful for her and this incredible healing journey.
If you are ready to begin your healing journey, or if you have any questions, I can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always available to chat, answer questions, or address concerns. It would be an honor and great privilege to help you begin your journey of listening to your heart and being your best self.