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  • Writer's pictureAmaya

About Me

Updated: Sep 13

By day, I lead a team of commercial loan officers at a regional bank. Banking and finance has occupied the center stage of my work life since 1996, and it's been a good career for me in many ways. In my spare time, I have spent all of my adult life learning to corral a powerful intuitive sensitivity that has been with me since birth.  

I was very much a science and math girl growing up, competing in math competitions and the high school trivia team, and imagining a career in business. But there was a part of me that was always interested in the unseen. When I was around nine years old, I recall going to the public library, checking out star charts, and drawing up my astrological birth chart with my stubby pencil and brightly-colored plastic protractor as soon as I could do math well enough to complete the calculations. Can you imagine the look my TAG teacher's face when wide-eyed 10-year-old me said that my primary interest was "the occult"?


Now, I often wonder what my life might have been like if, during my childhood, I had known someone who could have encouraged the intuitive part of my being. Because by the time I was an adult in my 20s, I was quite afraid of it. I was afraid of my mind and what it could do, and I wanted no part of it.


In 2005, a life crisis brought me to an inescapable conclusion that I needed to get my intuitive abilities under control, and Spirit delivered a wonderful mentor to get me started. After a few months of working with meditation and mindfulness, I realized that there was a whole lot more going on in my mind than I thought there was. There was a whole world of information in there! Worlds of information. My intuitive clarity improved quickly. Eventually, I was able to connect with my team of spirit guides, and they have continued my training ever since. 


It seems like it's become a thing - especially in shamanic circles - to create exhaustive lists of everyone one has ever studied with, as though the length of one's resume in this lifetime has some relation to one's ability to do the work. I can assure you, this is not the case. However, for those who are curious about my background and experience, I list it below.


(For further details on my non-intuitive professional career, you can find my LinkedIn page here.)


Non-Intuitive Institutional Learning and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in International Studies, with a geographical focus on Latin America and a thematic focus on Economics

  • Two professional certifications in business valuation

  • Master's degree in Leadership and Organizational Development with a focus on executive and leadership coaching

  • Psychedelic facilitator training with SoundMind (in process)


Intuitive Mentorships and Trainings with Wonderful Humans

  • Five years of mentoring under Sharon Sananda, psychic medium

  • One year of mentoring under Ani Avedissian, suburban shaman with a cosmic point of view

  • Usui/Holy Fire Reiki I & II training with Robin Fuerst


Life Experience

  • Daily training with my team of spirit guides since 2005

  • Thousands of intuitive readings given

  • Hundreds of psychedelic journeys taken

  • Seventeen years as a single parent of a special-needs child (which was probably more important to my development as a compassionate human than all the rest combined!)


If you have any specific questions about my background or abilities, please get in touch! I work full-time in banking at this time, so please expect that it may take a few days for me to respond, depending on the complexity of your questions.


Much love,

Amaya

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