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Fire Opal Origin Story

Fire Opal Healing & Wellness is the fruit of my spiritual, healing journey over the past 30+ years, joined to my lifelong drive to be of service to the world.

​My call to study and offer Reiki healing arose directly from my spiritual practice. In 2011, as I neared a milestone in my Buddhist practice, I experienced a spontaneous upwelling of what felt like an electrical current coursing through my body. In that moment, I understood the tingling, effervescent sensation to be healing me at a deep level. I felt a yearning and call to cultivate and use this spirit energy to heal myself and others. And, most significantly, I realized that it is through my own woundedness that I am to accomplish this and so turn my deepest, most intransigent grief and anguish to profound healing and empowerment for myself and all I can reach. 

I landed on Fire Opal as the name and energetic mascot of my spiritual healing and coaching practice through a happy accident. From the outset, I was drawn to fire as a representation of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Christian Trinity, whom I have long understood to be the true source of the healing I channel. Opal is the name of my dog, and I wanted to use it somehow. I was somewhat familiar with the fire opal gemstone. Upon learning more about it, I found that it was quite different than I'd thought. I learned of its healing and protective attributes—especially those of healing memories of past sexual trauma, reigniting passion and drive, and protecting against harmful spiritual or energetic influences. These attributes resonated powerfully with what I sought to do with my practice, and Fire Opal Healing & Wellness was born.  

Image by Billy Pasco
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