About - Andrea
Is Giving "Answers" Truly Helpful?
I try very hard not to offer answers to my clients. Why? First, the future constantly changes based on people’s choices. Second, spiritual info comes through our personal filter, so misinterpretation can occur. Third, we cannot scientifically measure the spirit world(s), so we have opinions, but not facts. Fourth, everyone is different - my truth may not be your truth, and that’s okay! And fifth (and most importantly), I believe the best answers a person can get are the ones they receive from within.
Instead of Answers, Guiding Questions
This is main focus of my angel work: connecting with angels for guiding questions and insight to help people reconnect with their own body, mind, emotion, and intuition. Empowering someone to trust themselves again is, I believe, the most impactful work I can offer. (Give someone a fish, and they eat for a day…. But teach someone to fish, and they eat for a lifetime!)
Focus on Self-Healing
Instead of directly focusing on trying to heal/fix my clients, I prioritize holding sacred space for my clients. I believe this allows their mind, body, and angels to do the best work possible, as all healing comes from within. (A physical world analogy: medicine is a healing tool, but the actual healing is done by our bodies.) By trying to create a safe space and serve as a compassionate witness, my hope is that the medicinal energies of safety, relaxation, compassion, belonging, etc. can provide the best stimulus for my client’s self-healing.
A Fellow Traveller, Not a Guru
I try to be authentic, live humbly, and remain dedicated to my self-healing – because I certainly don’t have it all figured out! My life isn’t perfect. I make mistakes. I have daily struggles. I don't always practice what I preach. And it's okay, because that's part of being human! My hope is that this honest mindset can help my clients feel more comfortable accepting and facing their own human struggles, limitations, and weaknesses, knowing that they’re not alone!
A Healing Crisis
My spiritual path unfolded with a healing crisis while teaching in Japan. I became so ill I eventually had to move back to Canada. I saw doctors, specialists, naturopaths, alternative practitioners, and even counsellors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. And no one could pinpoint why I was always exhausted and in pain. (According to their tests, I should’ve been in “perfect” health!) I felt misunderstood, unsupported, and struggled with judgments that it must be all in my head.
Two years after falling ill, I had exhausted all options I could think of (and afford). A friend recommended a psychic, and though highly skeptic, I felt I had nothing left to lose. I was pleasantly surprised, introduced to intuitive/psychic skills, and encouraged to learn about spiritual topics that felt good to me. I was instantly drawn to angels and their gentle, loving energy. Learning to connect with them brought some much-needed comfort and inner peace into my life.
Walking On A New Path
The door was open, and now there are so many spiritual areas that continue to enrich my life! And yet, I don’t claim to be healed. I’ve learned the hard way that there are no quick fixes or cure-alls that work for everyone. (Four years after getting ill, I would finally be diagnosed with debilitating fibromyalgia and complex PTSD, which are usually lifelong conditions.) However, I have seen my emotional and spiritual health improve, and that is a good enough reason for me to continue working with my beloved angels!
M.Ed (Masters of Education)
B.A. (Linguistics & Japanese)
Usui Reiki Master Teacher - CRA
Advanced Mediumship - G. Hughes
Shamanism Training - S. Serr, S. Ingerman
Sessions & Workshops
Andrea has had the blessing of facilitating hundreds of sessions since starting professional Angel Work in 2015. She has also led over 250 workshops as of 2019.
Click to read Andrea's personal code of ethics for doing spiritual work.
None of us are on this journey alone. Thank you to some of my favorite author mentors:
Doreen Virtue, Louise Hay, Steve Serr, Alice Miller, Tony A, Karla McLaren, Elaine Aron, Brene Brown, Gabor Mate, Patrick Carnes, Pete Walker, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Melody Beattie, Christiane Beerlandt, Sandra Ingerman, Christiane Northrup, Steven Farmer, and many more.
Also, hugs and thank you to those I've had the honor of working with personally:
Glenyce Hughes, Courtney Long, Pat Longo, P. Woodman, K. Ian, G. Kenny, J. Pszyk, C. Timmerman, A. Laughlin, S. Miles, S. Friesen, T. Law, M. Baskerville, E. LeBeau, and C. van Kimmenade to name a few. Without the help of so many wonderful earth angels - psychics, intuitives, counsellors, massage therapists, doctors, etc. - I would not be where I am today. <3