Updated: Jun 16
While scrolling through social media online, you may notice individuals who call themselves
guides, healers, or coaches who are not much more than "spiritual swindlers" looking for
the financial gain of those pursuing help.
Genuine spiritual healers intend to empower others, and then there are those taking
advantage of individuals in a vulnerable state. And those lurking on the other side of the
"transcendent veil," claiming to be able to heal you, are "spiritual swindlers" with minimal
to no training or abilities in the practices they promote.
Individuals are fed up with scandals and hypocrisy and readily aspire for solace in
alternative ways of spiritual manifestation that will direct them on their healing journey to
becoming better, happier beings.
Spiritual swindlers, as we will call them, enhance their bank accounts by charging thousands
of dollars for various services, including workshops, seminars, retreats, and spiritual
counseling sessions. The results? You are left more broke and damaged than before!
I recognize taking a chance on someone with your emotional and mental health on the line
is scary and vulnerable. I was recently made aware that some individuals are paying up to
$15k for treatments (or worse yet more!), with little to no results- tarnishing the reputation
of all authentic healers. Through a higher calling, I understood I had to write this post to
raise awareness and support those seeking help through healing to bypass a potentially
Finding a Healer, Coach, Psychic, or Channeler can be challenging, significantly when our
emotions and energy have been impacted, making us even more vulnerable.
"I no longer look for the good in individuals; I forage for the real because while good is
usually dressed in fake clothing, real is unclothed and proud despite the scars."
From as young as 18, I recall in my first manifestation workshop, others in the group
manifested money and materialistic things. In contrast, I wanted to manifest peace within
me spiritually, mentally, and in perfect health because with that, I can do anything, creating
a career where I will be happy to go to work every day.
In this state, we can be susceptible to placing our energy in a healer or coach who may need to align with us, affecting the guidance we receive. Which often can lead us to feel confused
without any direction. Something that has never sat right with me is those "spiritual swindlers" with empty words and selling promises of healing without any real sense of accountability, hindering the recovery of those already suffering.
I can't get past overpriced healing treatments and abundance rituals, the refusal to
acknowledge the importance that spirituality is all about oneness, assisting one another,
helping each other up, and to have a higher purpose in life than just enjoying materialistic
goods. Any service provider in spirituality must, with no exception, be driven by the desire
to be of service to humanity.
Healing Transforming Lives came to light, manifesting into my life when I knew I had to
make a difference, and my calling in life was to share my gift with others to allow them to
heal. My own personal healing journey was not easy, but I always knew there was
something "different" about me.
As a child, my parents always told me I had a gift and that I was born with a veil. Unaware of
what that meant at the time, I recall thinking, "Wow, if seeing things like shadows and
people that had passed away was a gift, I wanted no part in it." Then, when I got married at
age 17, my wish came true, and I stopped seeing things, which brought me tremendous
relief at the time, and I was happy to see them gone.
"People raised on love see things differently than those raised on survival." - Joy Marino
Like many, I have suffered growing up through childhood trauma, with all I endured leaving
me feeling continually anxious, but I always made time to speak to myself in the mirror. At
that time, I also had no concept that mirror work had already begun for me. I would stand in
front of my reflection and tell myself proudly, "You will always be triumphant in whatever
you set your mind to, you will have everything you didn't have as a child growing up, and
I'm always going to love you."
As a result of my childhood trauma, I decided to get married young to escape the house
and uncover my "happily ever after." Initiating that journey with my husband at 18, we were
gifted with our first son. His arrival in this world inspired me to find the strength to get up
and do something with my life. With the dream of working in the corporate world, I went to
college and achieved that dream at 22, allowing me to buy my first home as my family
began expanding with our second child. But as I continued to evolve, I noticed
negativity within my marriage, and it became crystal clear that this may not have been my
"Do not seek healing at the feet of those who broke you." - unknown
Faced with the tough decision of divorcing my husband with 2 small children was the most
daunting experience of my life. Finding courage by joining a women's group of women in
their 40s and 50s, with a world of experience and knowledge that gave me the confidence
to open up and gather the courage to leave my husband. At 25, I started therapy and
admitted I was unfulfilled in my relationship. I no longer feared the decision as I knew I
would be just fine as I was the primary provider and had a promising steady career. But
above all, promising that my children would always have a wholesome relationship with
After my divorce, I had no alternative but to move back home at 26, where
anxiety/depression hit hard. I hid my hardships behind a smile and positive outlook on life,
continuing with therapy unbeknown to the outside world I was suffering. After working for
the company I had been working with for 9 years, they closed the business, and I was left
jobless as a single mom of 2 kids, which was my rock bottom. I couldn't bear it and ceased
doing things I adored because I was so frightened and felt like a failure.
My pursuit of alternative medicine options started when I understood something had to
change in my life, longing to find deep, internal happiness that was lost along the way. My
cousin Ale was the first to introduce me to energy work, which would become a pivotal life-
changing moment. I was amazed and wanted to learn more, knowing that energy work was
Taking my first channeling Class while studying awoken that little gifted girl who once could
envision things... But this time, I relished this gift, and thanks to exemplary mentors
supporting me and guiding me, I realized just how uniquely special my gift was.
As I was healing, I learned to become best friends with anxiety and depression, as, like
everything, they manifested into my life for a reason and made me who I am today.
Unlocking the door to helping others by giving them the tools they require to heal and
guiding others to awaken their gifts because we are all gifted.
"You truly are what you manifest and have the power to bring it to life positively."
Even though I can envision more, even after 14 years of working with energy healing,
coaching, and mentoring, I don't consider myself a "psychic" because we all have the
power to shift our vibration to something positive.
It's hard to know what sort of intentions people have. Sadly, there's just no telling what lurks
around the corner.
Above all, I firmly acknowledge that we need to truthfully "trust our gut instincts,"
maintaining self-compassion while offering ourselves the space and time to let our intuition
do its job.
Uncovering the right healer for your journey is a daunting process, sometimes damaged by
the hope of being dashed by "spiritual swindlers" looking to profit from vulnerable
"Healing takes courage, and we all contain courage; some may have to dig a little deeper
to find it."