My trail in life to becoming who I am today had many dramatic switch backs:
Kristin Abhayada Dwan, Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist
I literally had to jump through a wall of flames in order to escape my house burning down.
I’ve received the dreaded call from the doctor that I had Cancer last year.
I went through a full Hysterectomy because of said Cancer call.
Part of my colon has been removed and resected in a major surgery.
I have been cut out of a car wreck using the Jaws of Life
My body healed itself from another “incurable disease” much to my doctor’s amazement.
I have found myself wanting to give up on life deep down within the dark well of depression.
I have had to do the deep inner work within myself to lose 100 pounds naturally in 2019.
I know what it feels like to want to give up and float away in the pain within the Dark Night of the Soul…
However, I also know what it feels like to fight for my life, grow to love who I am, clear my energy and take charge of my life, health and well-being.
The road to peace and wellness is a long twisty turning one, and it can be a scary one, without the right guide. With my blood and tear stained map from 30 years of seeking peace within myself, I would be honored to help you find the light within you. Even at the darkest of times…it is there shining brightly, hoping you find it and use it.
You have but to make the decision to heal, thus the healing begins.
In August of 1998, I was laying in the hospital bed of The Grossman Burn Clinic healing from 3rd degree burns over 30% of my body when Reiki first came to the rescue for me.
I had multiple skin graft operations, the first of which I reacted to whatever they put me under with, and my heart actually stopped and had to be resuscitated. This near death experience really woke up in me an urgency to make my precious life count…and I couldn’t wait to get out of the Burn Ward and start my new life. I see that day as my Rebirthday.
My hands, arms, entire feet and legs were raw with burns, and the good skin that was taken off was from both thighs called donor sites were a whole other type of pain as well.
Between the burns and donor sites, I was in 24/7 pain…it felt like hot irons were on 30% of my body, and even the liquid morphine drip I was on seemed to do nothing to cut through the constant pain. Skin graft after skin graft happened, and still they were not taking.
This was the house that I accidentally burned down in 1998 with an unattended candle that burned as I slept. The room to the left was where I was asleep as the fire took over the house.
This was my left thigh…the rectangular redness is where they took the skin from to put on my burns on my legs and arms. The erratic redness next to it are also some burns.
I felt myself coming down from the ceiling towards my body. I was afraid to come back into my body, knowing the pain that was waiting for me, but I had no choice…there were things I had to do in this life, and it was time to take back my life from these burns.
Once I hit my body, I realized that there was only about 10% of the pain left. I still felt the stretching and tightness of the skin that was burned and raw from the grafting…but not a lot of pain.
Dr. Grossman checked me a couple days after that Divine Energetic Intervention, and his story changed from “Not sure when you will be getting out” to “Wow…it looks like you have turned the corner, and you should be out by the end of the week!”
Once I was out of the burn ward, working and feeling a bit more stable, I went on a quest to find out what that Divine Energy was that visited me in the Burn Ward.
I saw Shamans, Angel Healers, Crystal Healers…you name it and I experienced it. It wasn’t until my first Reiki session, that I found the energy healing that felt closest to what it was that came to visit me in the Burn Ward.
Once I experienced Reiki…I realized that it was the reason I am back in the world, and it is my soul’s purpose to empower others with its Divine energy and spread the knowledge and wisdom of this beautiful Energy Medicine as far and wide as I humanly can within the energetic womb I have created The Healing Woods to be.
Today, I honor my biggest teachers in life...Fire and Cancer. I am excited to be alive, and help others using the element of fire within my Holy Fire Reiki sessions, Fire Cupping and helping people release old attachments in gatherings I call Bullshit Bonfires.
Fire is destructive…but also purifying. I choose to harness the transformative and healing aspects of the element which brought me to my knees at age 23. Life is always a choice. We can choose to focus on the destruction…or the rebirth.
Just last year, I had Cancer.
I received that dreaded call that everyone fears, and I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer...just like that...my life completely changed.
As strong as I am, I still crumbled.
I allowed myself to feel every bit of fear, dread, anger and hopelessness that I needed to, and then I got myself back up and used a mixture of Reiki, Hypnotherapy and deep inner work with Ritual to claw my way back up to the light within me.
Cancer woke up in me a deep desire to better myself and change patterns around food and emotional eating that I have struggled with since I was 8 years old.
We’re talking 3 decades and some change...so it was deep seeded within my Subconscious Mind that food equals comfort, so anytime anything traumatic or emotional happened in my life (and as you’ve read...I’ve had some traumatic things go down), I went to certain foods for comfort because of this.
I’ve always had a healthy vegetarian diet, but even organic pasta, sprouted bread, eating late and vegan desserts will cause you to gain weight.
During my Cancer Journey I did deep work within Hypnotherapy on my Inner Child, which is another term for the Subconscious Mind. I changed the habit of going to food for comfort and replaced it with desiring physical movement, water and more healthy and nourishing foods like leafy greens, proteins and water.
After I healed from my Cancer surgery and was given a clean bill of health, I started on my weight loss journey in January of this year, and am proud to say that I am well on the way to my goal of losing 100 pounds in a very healthy way by January of 2020. I have lost 75 so far, and am feeling stronger by the day and like a totally new person, because I am a totally different person than I was last year.
As you can see, I’ve been in some pretty dark places within a Burn Ward and then a Cancer Ward, and I can promise you, that if you give yourself a chance to find the power within your pain, you will find that you can overcome anything.
You will also find that nothing comes to you without a lesson to teach you, and the darker the lesson is...the brighter your come back will be from it with the right attitude, energy and guidance.
Allow me to help you find your light within rebirth…
I promise you it is there.
Today I harness the healing power of Fire, as a literal Phoenix who has risen from the ashes of her past.
Kristin Abhayada Dwan – Hypnotherapist/Reiki Master/Teacher/Coach/Author
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Kristin Abhayada Dwan empowers people to harness the energy of the Universe to change their world and selves from the inside out as a Reiki Master/Hypnotherapist.
She is the author of “Baptism By Flame – 10 Steps to Harnessing Your Inner Phoenix” about her near-death experience in a burn ward while healing from 3rd-degree burns over 30% of her body.
She has over a quarter-century of experience in coaching people as a Professional Tarot Reader and Reiki Master of Usui’s Holy Fire Reiki and The Usui System of Natural Healing.
As a Hypnotherapist, she specializes in releasing people from the ties that bind them to childhood trauma as well as past life and ancestral blockages. She uses her own mixture of Akashic Records, Reiki and Hypnotherapy to dig down into the roots of her clients to make sure anything getting in their way of forwarding growth is removed and healed.
Kristin hosts Bullshit Bonfires all up and down the coast of California and Pacific Northwest, where she holds sacred space for people to gather under the changing phases of the Moon to release themselves from the shackles that time has strengthened using a mixture of Reiki, Tarot and a Bonfire.