Embracing the Mystery of Energy Healing Work – by Deborah Raku

wellness-reiki-energy-healing-sessionWhat is Energy Healing?

Energy Healing work seems a bit mysterious to me. It always has. But although I can’t say I understand it, I do have a lot of experience doing sessions.

I have found that each session is unique, and what will happen during the session can never be predicted in advance. Often spirits, guides, or masters show up to help. But most importantly, it seems that each session does what that client needs most at that time. If that sounds crazy and cool, then let me say that I agree!

Some things do happen with regularity. The client is very likely to feel very peaceful and relaxed after the session – sometimes lasting for days. In addition there are likely to be physical sensations – tingling, heat, pressure, feelings of being touched when not being touched. The client may feel intense emotion or may have spiritual or mental insights. What happens for me during a session is that I feel the energy coming through and I usually also get visions of what is being worked on.

I always ask my client what happened after the session because I like to see if our experiences matched. Often they do. For me getting that feedback has helped me to realize how real (even though mysterious!) energy work is. It is tangible and transformative work that can help clear up emotional blockages, help alleviate addictions, ease physical issues, open the client up psychically, soothe fears, help the client recognize their life’s purpose, and help remind the client that they are loved just as they are.

I share what visions or impressions I got with the client after the session. In addition to the actual energy work session, I feel that this time adds another healing aspect to the energy work session and can further help the client to get the most from the work. Sometimes these visions or this information will be in the form of “homework” advice for the client to do to continue to get the benefits from the session. Sometimes the visions will help them to discover their unique purpose, enable them to recognize and release stress, or give them a creative push.

How I Started on this Mysterious Adventure

I began doing energy healing work after I experienced an intense energetic blast in Sedona, AZ in 1996. That event changed my life and put me on this part of my life’s path. After the event in Sedona, I began learning all I could about energy work and received formal training in Reiki and in Reconnective Healing. Although all my earlier roads, of course, led to here, I feel that doing this work is my main purpose in this lifetime. I couldn’t ask for a more wonderful and rewarding way to help others and myself. This work teaches me something new and inspiring about what it means to be human during every session.

Some of my Favorite Sessions from the Metaphysical Fairs

I love doing the sessions in a quiet and calm setting, but to my surprise I have found that at the metaphysical fairs, even with the shorter sessions, bright lights and background noise, I have had some of my most amazing sessions.

Here are some examples from fair sessions:

(Some identities have been slightly changed to ensure confidentiality.)

An older gentleman with long gray hair felt his heart open so much that he felt he was finally ready to be available in his relationship. As it passed through me, I felt the beauty and compassion so much that in the next few days, whenever something would touch my heartstrings, tears were not far behind. It was a great gift for me, too.

A woman employed in a technical field who always encouraged her coworkers to “play,” was told that this was her great gift in this lifetime. Instead of feeling guilty about it she realized that she was a great employee, very successful, and in addition was able to make the workplace a happier and more productive one. Her gift of “play,” since she used it well, benefited the company. I could see that this information lightened her spirits immensely.

Early during one session I could “see” that the client had habitual, almost obsessive, thought patterns. She worried about the same things over and over. My guides worked on this and cleared a lot of it out. They also gave her “homework” on what she could do to calm her thoughts whenever needed. They said she could place her attention on her crown or her heart chakra to calm her thoughts.

In another session I could sense that the client was carrying a lot of grief. It seemed to me that she had lost a baby. In fact, she had lost her teenage daughter years earlier, but since it was her youngest, she always thought of this child as her baby. This, of course, is something a mother cannot “get over,” but I could see that this got worked on during the session, and I think that it helped release and heal some of that emotion.

Final Thoughts

I hope this gives you an idea of what energy healing work is all about and what it might do for you. If you find you are really interested and curious, then I urge you to find an energy healer that you resonate with and have a session. There are many dedicated workers and many modalities to choose from. I believe that all energy workers bring their own special gifts to their practice and all work from the same place of compassion and desire to be of service. If you follow your intuition, you will find just what you need.

Thanks for reading!

Article by Deborah Raku
Transformative Energy Healing
(512) 779-2251

Palmistry and Relationships – by Joe Nicols

Palmistry has been traced back several thousand years to pre-vedic India.

find-palmistry-at-metaphysical-life-expoI practice rational or scientific palmistry, which relates to the interpretation of the actual lines and structures in the hand, as opposed to using the palm purely as a psychic movie screen similar to “scrying” with a crystal ball. Rational palmistry covers most major areas of a person’s life, including relationships.

Where to start?

In interpreting the indicators in the palm, it is important to determine which hand is dominant, and in about 85% of folks it is the right hand. If the person is ambidextrous, [Read more…]

A Bell and A Pomegranate: How to Find Balance! – by Rev. Eva Lott

fruit-pomagranate-plantThere is a story in the Old Testament in the book of Exodus about how the Holy Priests were to dress. 

Specific instructions were given as to the design of their vestments.  The hemline of the garment, and how it was to be decorated, is the part that I’m writing about today.

The hemline was to be adorned with “a bell, and a pomegranate, a bell, and a pomegranate” roundabout the hem.  It made for a lovely symmetrical design, but more than that, it carried a message that we can still interpret today to have meaning for our lives.

There was an energy or a rhythm to the flow of the garment that had the weights at the bottom, suggesting that there was purpose in the design.  My understanding is that the bell could symbolize a gift, and the pomegranate a fruit.  The reason this is significant for spiritual development is because the concept is about balancing the practical elements we have to work with.

I first became interested in understanding the importance of this design when I connected the writings of the new testament references to the “gifts of the Spirit” and the “fruits of the Spirit.”  A closer examination revealed that there were nine gifts and nine fruits.

I Corinthians 12 lists the gifts as: 

  1. Word of Wisdom
  2. Word of Knowledge
  3. Faith
  4. Healings
  5. Working of Miracles
  6. Prophecy
  7. Discerning of Spirits
  8. Different Kinds of Tongues
  9. Interpretation of Tongues

Galatians 5 lists the fruits as:

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Longsuffering
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self Control

I began to understand that the significance of having a balance in my life as related to my understanding and use of spiritual gifts was tempered by the outworking of my character, or my soul’s expression of values.

This really came home for me when reading the “Love Chapter,” Corinthians 13, where it states that I can have all the gifts but that if I don’t have Love, then I am just making a lot of noise like a clanging cymbal.

At the soul level, we understand this to mean that the person who allows their ego to be inflated by the awareness of their spiritual giftedness will be off-balanced.

Our service to others in this lifetime can flow with the knowledge that we are able to balance the outworking and manifestations we seek by practicing the expression of Love as we allow our gifts to be experienced through us.

Article by Rev. Eva Lott
Wise Woman Holistic Services
(254) 541-1564










The History of the Orgone Ennergem – by Dian Mahaffey

Dian Mahhaffey - Ennergems - at Austin Metaphysical and Holistic Life EXPOIn the late 1930s, a doctor and scientist named Wilhelm Reich posited that an unseen energy permeates the Universe.

He called that energy Orgone.

He discovered that orgone energy exists in two states, Dead Orgone (DOR) and Positive Orgone (POR). His research concluded that Dead Orgone (DOR) is bad for living beings and creates sickness and disease, while Positive Orgone (POR) promotes wellness and health.

Dr. Reich discovered that layers of organic (carbon containing) material, alternating with layers of inorganic (metal) material would create an effect that balanced DOR and POR in the immediate environment.

In the late 1990s, other researchers (Don Croft at educate-yourself.org, for one) began creating a matrix with the same properties, mixing epoxy resin (the organic layer) with metal shavings (the inorganic layer) to create Positive Orgone (POR). Quartz crystals were added to increase the intensity of the field generated and to create devices that actually transformed the DOR into POR, instead of just balancing them.

Dead Orgone (DOR) produces [Read more…]

Metaphysical Life Fair In Odessa: April 23rd – 24th!

Spiritual Life Productions is coming back to Odessa!

Come see us April 23rd and 24th at the MCM Grande Hotel FUNdome in their West Texas Convention Center.

We only come out to West Texas once or twice a year, so please do catch us when we are out your way!

Free lectures and hourly prizes run all weekend!
See below for the free lecture schedule and vendor list.

2016 April Odessa Metaphysical Fair Lecture Schedule

Down load our PDF vendor list here:

Saturday, April 23rd
Sunday, April 24th

Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

MCM Grande
West Texas Convention Center
6201 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX 79762

$7 each day
Free Lectures! Free door prizes!

See you there!

2016 Annual Psychic Prediction Panel – Handouts Are Here!

2016 Annual Austin Psychic Predictions Panel - Spiritual Life Productions

Digital copies of the handouts from Austin’s 2016 Free Annual Psychic Prediction Panel are now available!

If you missed out on the Annual Prediction Panel at our Metaphysical and Holistic Life EXPO back in January, or if you’d like another copy of the handouts, you can download them here. [Read more…]

How to Choose a Tarot Deck – by Kate Braun

Choosing a Tarot deck can be a daunting process. There are so many different designs, artists, and themes.

How To Choose A Tarot DeckYou may “Google” various sites that will show you pictures of the individual cards in various decks; you may observe the various decks various Tarot readers use at Metaphysical Fairs and ask those practitioners why they chose a particular deck; but ultimately you should select the deck that most appeals to you. You should also be prepared to try a different deck if your choice doesn’t work for you as you hoped it would.

P.D. Ouspensky’s The Symbolism of the Tarot says that Tarot can interface with other metaphysical systems such as astrology, numerology, alchemy, and Kabballah. Some decks include symbols for other metaphysical systems [Read more…]

Soul-Speak: Connecting to Your Inner Self – by Leslie Werling

Yoga, Meditation, Inner SelfWhen the soul speaks it can take on any language, any form.

It can be an act, a phrase, an image, a voice. For each of us it is familiar, powerful, loving and kind.

It is our Truth.

To fully achieve this blessed connection takes a quiet mind and an open heart.

Doing so is not a gift or an act that one person deserves more so than another, but a connection we should all aim to achieve. It is within this realm that all of our answers lie, where healing awaits and understanding grows. [Read more…]

What Is Aura Photography? – by Marsha Perkins

Aura Photo of Rick Ferguson - One Force Productions

Aura Photo of Rick Ferguson – One Force Productions

Aura photography is a way to capture the energy of your aura in a visual process that we can also analyze. 

Special equipment is used in conjunction with a special camera to capture your essence on film.

Your aura tells a great deal about you. Getting an aura photo taken is like getting a picture taken of your soul.

An aura photo will show [Read more…]

Staying in Balance with Solstices and Equinoxes – By Kate Braun

One of the things I look for in my Tarot readings is the state of balance or imbalance in my clients’ lives.

When we are balanced, life tends to be easier to manage; when we are out of balance, it can be harder to make decisions or to see what the better option might be.

While I cannot and will not tell my clients what to do or how to live their lives, I do strive to help them find a better balance from which to make better choices. Balance is not only a matter of conscious thinking, it is also connected to the seasonal rhythms of Planet Earth.

Since these seasonal rhythms are felt by everyone, Spirit prompts me to share these thoughts with you.

Winter Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge - Wiki Commons

Winter Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge 1980’s

Dear Reader…

Balance is an important part of our lives. We strive to maintain balance between work and play, waking and sleeping, friends and family. There is also the balance we notice, consciously or not, as seasons progress during the year, especially in the Solstices and Equinoxes.

Solstices have to do with the most noticeable differences between daylight and dark hours. The word “solstice” [Read more…]

So… What’s The Deal With Crystal Skulls?

By Cindy Smith

OSH - Cindy and Dennis Smith - Austin Metaphysical Life Fair“So what’s the deal with the skulls?”  Dennis and I have been asked this question hundreds of times during the past 20 years or so of our business.

Most people are surprised to learn that crystal skulls contain the knowledge of the ancestors and the wisdom of the ancients. In other societies in other parts of the world, people use skulls in their homes every day for that very reason.

Let’s examine the legend of the thirteen ancient crystal skulls.

This legend exists in virtually every native society on Earth. Think, for a moment about how many native societies that would be. The legend says [Read more…]

SLP Introduces New “Life” Into Austin Metaphysical Life Fair

2016 Metaphysical and Holistic Life Expo - with Annual Prediction Panel

Spiritual Life Productions (SLP) is proud to present their inaugural Austin Metaphysical & Holistic Life Expo taking place Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10.

The weekend kicks off with the free annual Psychic Predictions Panel on Friday, January 8.

While the name is new, this fair is actually an Austin icon that stands alone as the oldest and largest regularly scheduled Metaphysical fair in this wonderful city.

Marilyn Waggoner, owner of Spiritual Life Productions, takes the helm for this exciting winter event. Waggoner’s intention is to create a spirit centered environment for both attendees and the professional psychics, readers, astrologers, Holistic practitioners and alternative health professionals and vendors practicing and exhibiting at this the SLP fair.

Attendees may select from a variety of practitioners presenting many popular Metaphysical and Holistic disciplines including astrology, tarot, palmistry, Theta healing, stone reading, access bars, chiropractic, runes, energy healing, aura photography and much more. In addition preferred merchants will be on hand to offer crystals, books, jewelry, essential oils and unique gift items with a level of service seldom seen elsewhere.

Both days also give guests the opportunity to win free door prizes (drawn every hour) and attend free lectures to learn more about favorite Metaphysical and Holistic topics and subjects. There’s something for everyone at a Spiritual Life Productions Metaphysical & Holistic Expo. Come with questions and leave with possibilities!


$7 per person each day

Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin 78752

The Annual Psychic Predictions Panel takes place Friday night, January 8th, at 7pm.
The Expo takes place Saturday, January 9 from 10 a.m. to 6:30p.m. and Sunday, January 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Download the vendor/reader/healer PDF list here.

View the free weekend lecture schedule here.

Join the Facebook event page here. (All updates are posted in real time on FB.)

For more information

Contact Marilyn@SpiritualLifeProductions.org or visit the website events page at SpiritualLifeProductions.org

Austin Metaphysical and Holistic Life Expo - January 2016

Happy Holidays and New Year News!

happy-holidays-water-crystalAs the year winds down and holiday spirits and plans wind up, we want to take a moment to wish everyone a beautiful holiday!

It’s a great time to reconnect with friends and families and we hope you plan to do just that!

The end of the year also heralds the beginning of a new year. 

And in just little more than 4 short weeks, we are hosting a very special event we want you to know about!

Spiritual Life Productions is pleased to announce that not only will it be time for our Annual Free Psychic Prediction Panel, held at 7pm, Friday night, on January 8th, 2016.

But we are also hosting a larger than ever, combined Metaphysical Life Fair and Holistic Health Expo on the weekend after, January 9th and 10th!

Beginning in 2016, the Holistic Health and Wellness Fair will be a joint event with the Metaphysical Life Fair twice a year, in the winter and in the summer. 

Enjoy two fairs for the price of one!  We’ve rented out both banquet halls at The Marchesa Hall & Theater for this special 2-fold event!

This means that instead of eight individual 2-day events for the year, there will instead be four seasonal expos, with double, power-packed expos in the winter and summer!

So mark your calendars for January 8th – 10th,
enjoy the holidays and stay tuned!

The Marchesa Hall
6406 N. IH35, Suite 3100
Austin, Texas 78752

GPS Location
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Across From Highland Mall
Facing Middle Fiskville Road
Map Here

Combined Austin Metaphysica Life and Holistic Expo January 2016 Fair Announcement