Top Destiny Architecture Life Coaching Blogs of Summer 2019

I was OUT for July, like dead. But there were still a few blogs I wrote that you loved. Thanks for the love! Since, due to illness, I didn’t do a “Top Blogs of July” like I normally would, I’m lumping summer into one. So I’m combining your most favorite blogs of July/August as we begin the first week of September.

First, an honorable mention —

It wasn’t a blog but a page well-visited. The “Courses” page got some love! It wasn’t top-five, but it was close.

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Learn Reiki 1

and more courses coming soon

Your #5 Fave blog of the summer was the very first Fearless 5 Podcast Show notes:

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1st F5 podcast

I’d wanted to get this going for a couple years!

Your #4 Fave thing was this blog about my skincare journey…

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This journey

Is not over…glad to see you love skincare as much as I do!

The #3 most popular summer blog related to my illness in July and how I answered a common question…

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Look,

When we came to this planet, we healers didn’t know what we were in for

Your #2 most favorite Destiny Architecture thing of Summer 2019 was…”What I’ve Learned From Six Years of Sobriety.”

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Still clean & sober…

…after all these years. And oddly y’all were into my story! Thanks!

And the MOST-READ thing wasn’t a blog at all! WHAT!?!?! Ok, you are really into reprogramming your subconscious mind and I LOVE IT!

Currently, I have it on sale for $3.33 — so you know what to do! And if you get stuck, let me know.

Reflecting on the end of my 30s

You will read nothing more LEO than this today — here I am, waxing poetic about the end of another decade, and wishing myself a happy birthday on my website. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Destiny Architecture birthday sale a few weeks ago. That was madness and so fun!

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Truth is, I’ve felt 40 for a while and that’s a good thing.

I am just getting started! As much as I wish I could go back to my young self and shake her awake, she had to go through all that to get to where she is today. Also, Tuesday was #NationalRadioDay, and it’s been 21 years in broadcasting for me.

21 years!

I had to think about that later. Has it really been that long? Wasn’t it longer? I was driving and had to do the math again…. It started because I made a video for Instagram with my work buddies Tuesday in which we were all counting the years we’ve been broadcasting.

So here we are! 40!?!!?

I honestly didn’t think I’d make it this far. Years of addiction and dangerous living…I didn’t really have a plan… But if I do say so myself, I’m loving 40-year-old me. She takes no shit, she knows what she wants, she’s disciplined, focused, and experienced. Word to my younger sisters — develop a gym habit, stay hydrated, focus on nutrition and self-care. And dump the losers. All of them! If you don’t have a group of crazy girlfriends who will do clothing swap parties and vision boards with you — get new friends. Good girlfriends — of all ages — will get you through the tough times.

New stuff coming

So, we had the Destiny Architecture birthday weeks ago. This website is 3 years old! Yay!

But with birthdays comes growth and it cannot be fought. The vision I had for this website started it off three years ago and has served me well. But it is time to grow and evolve the content to serve you better. Part of the first vision for this website was built around me working 40-hour weeks in social work plus going to school online at SWIHA to work on my coaching certification. The content I started back then was easier to keep up on, like the #LOAMonday posts I’ve done. But I’m not a money mindset or manifestation coach. It was just something fun I started that I think I can let go of now. It muddies the waters of what I do. If enough of you miss it, I can bring it back, but it would be monthly rather than weekly.

Instead of that…

I just launched a FREE ebook you can download on August 9. I HAD to get it up THAT DAY and I didn’t know why until someone told me about the Lion’s Gate. BOOM! That was why! It had to come out THAT DAY, but I didn’t have to promote it then. The Universe gave this Leo some other fish to fry.

Now is the time to start promoting my free ebook I wrote for YOU! Let me set it right here:

In addition to the FREE e-book, I want to launch a podcast and get more coaching-oriented. And yes, back to more vlogs! So expect more audio and video content. Expect more blogs that will be centered around coaching and waking up to your spiritual self. Expect more — much more — about Reiki. Expect an online summit very soon because it’s not just me… I have friends also doing amazing work and I want to see what happens when I bring all these women together in an online space to teach you!

And can we get the Patron page rocking? Because that is going to be an amazing community when it gets rolling! The free e-book is available there too. But there’s also a ton of content there that’s Patreon-specific. Much of it is free, some is paid. It’s where I’ll be posting updates about the Reiki ebook I’m working on. That book is the current purpose of that Patreon. Check it out!

In Wichita and beyond

As always, I am in Wichita to offer you coaching, Reiki sessions, and Reiki classes. I also offer coaching and distance Reiki online. I do NOT teach Reiki 1, 2, or 3 (Master) courses online as you cannot be properly attuned over the web. But I’ve taught some Reiki-related classes online before and I’m thinking of doing it again.

I have a Reiki 1 class scheduled in Wichita next month. I’ll soon be scheduling Reiki 2 and Master classes!

#LOAMonday No. 16: More questioning of LOA beliefs

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Last week, I questioned a couple widely-accepted beliefs that typically fall into the LOA grab bag.

We aren’t the average of the five people we spend the most time with and the world isn’t all bad, right? I may have spoken too soon on the latter, as we’ve hit a new record of mass shootings here in the U.S., where I live. But people are banning plastic bags in whole cities and cleaning up the oceans, so it can’t be all bad…

This week, I thought I would hit the LOA of when bad things happen. Also, let’s question more beliefs!

First, I had a crap morning today. Nothing would go right! I walked into a giant spiderweb in the dark on the way into work. The printer went on the fritz. Everything electronic I touched did something strange. Software burps… Personal brain farts… Accidentally deleted an important email… Butterfinger moments constantly… and all the while…I never stopped trying to get that spider out of my hair all morning! Things improved somewhat when I went to the gym to get out some frustration!

I tried not to focus on my mistakes this morning, but what we focus on expands. Trying NOT to focus on my mistakes means I’m still thinking about them! Talk about a circle of madness. So how to reboot? Take a break! I walk a lap around the building, have a snack, make a tea, or anything that gets me away from the desk.

Back to the idea of how what we focus on expands…

Are we so focused on mass shootings that they are expanding? The literal LOA stuff would dictate a big “yes” here. If we didn’t report them happening, that wouldn’t make them stop. There are far more forces at play. We used to think if we talked more about mass shooting victims than their perpetrators, we’d take the gas out of the shooters’ fire. Wrong again; these people aren’t seeking fame. Rather, they are fueled by hate. Or something. I’m not going to sit around, sane as I am, trying to understand the works of insane men.

Remember when I said last week the world isn’t this horrible place? Can I take that back now? I say this as someone who spends time consuming news — but as someone who is also intuitive and empathic. Could it be that my butterfingery experience this morning was influenced by my consumption of large amounts of tragic and violent news? Was I so focused on the news of mass shootings, that the negativity of it all leaked out into my energy field? Hence, I’m deleting emails by accident, killing printers, dropping stuff, etc?

This is why I tell my Reiki students to consume less news prior to a Reiki class. This crap gets into our energy field. Too much news, social media scrolling, and even empty conversations attracts what exactly into our space?

To really engage LOA properly, we have to engage in higher vibe activities. Walks in nature are better than scrolling Facebook just like eating carrots is better than snarfing donuts.

People love to talk about LOA being about abundance. So many people tout LOA for prosperity. But until you start working consciously with your own energy field, you haven’t cracked the surface. This is part of the reason why I’ve never been a huge fan of The Secret. The film is literally a rambling conversation about LOA without any substance. LOA is so much more than that. I’ve touched on this in a much earlier blog. But I’m not the only one.

Check out the “Throw out Your Vision Board” guy!

Dr. Neil Farber writes a pretty scathing review of LOA here. Will I actually throw out my vision board? No. I love the thing. But I do acknowledge that I — like most people — create a board from a place of comfort. I need to put up much scarier visions & goals on that board, which I am working on. And I agree with this guy that you need an action board more than a vision board. I keep a vision board but put my actions into my Self Journal.

I hate the idea of just cutting out random expensive things to paste on a poster board. Don’t do that!

It just becomes about collecting random material things you’ve cut out from magazines rather than being specific. My vision board is super-specific and I translate it into action by using my BestSelfCo. Self Journal. Follow this link and use the code “HeatLar” for an extra 15% off your purchase.

But check out point #7 here. Dr. Neil Farber writes that, “Challenges are considered negative.” This is where I think the era of The Secret did more harm than good, for sure:

Even talking about challenges and obstacles is an admission of doubt in a law of attraction. Positive and social psychology research have identified many benefits to planning for and encountering challenges. A healthy attitude toward challenges is associated with increased resilience and greater success.

I dug up an early New Thought writer’s writing through Google Scholar you can read for free. William Walker Atkinson wrote the book, Thought Vibration: Or, The Law of Attraction in the Thought World. Like any old book, if you want to read it, I’ll say read with caution. (I couldn’t read Napoleon Hill the first time I picked it up due to the overt racism of it). You can read it online here. He writes that your will doesn’t need training — your mind does.

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I would be remiss to say I agree with all Dr. Farber’s points. His point #10 mentions that LOA provides, “no support groups.” I’ll take issue with his mention of Alcoholics Anonymous simply because the idea that addicts needs other addicts to “recover” is a social construct created by AA. There is an alternative out there, called The Freedom Model, which can be purchased on Amazon here. I would never recommend anyone go to AA simply due to the liability of what can happen to a person there (I’ve personally been harassed by AA members in my past, and after 4.5 years of social work I have seen the program’s success rate to be low). I didn’t want anyone to think my linking to Dr. Farber’s article would be an endorsement by me of AA in any way.

I did want to link to his article to show some critical thinking about the law of attraction. It goes well with my post from last week where I was questioning the “you are an average of five people” idea. You are NOT an average. You are so much more than that.

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Let's talk Patreon -- membership tiers & whatcha get + why I did it!

I’m doing a content blitz tonight on Patreon. Have you checked it out yet? Do it!

https://www.patreon.com/DestinyArchitecture

The purpose of providing life coaching & Reiki on Patreon is to give YOU options for getting involved in this personal development lifestyle I live. Do you love anything metaphysical and want to get your feet wet with anything about chakras & meditation? I’ve got you! There’s a tier for that.

Want to get more serious and start doing some personal development work? I make PDFs and podcasts for that EXCLUSIVE to Patreon! The PDF and podcast I uploaded to the Patron for July is about leveling up your abundance practice and make the podcast all about that. This isn’t stuff I’m posting on here for free or for sale! This is for Patrons only.

Yes, I have that much content to put out into the world. I know things get better with coaching and Reiki. That’s why I want to spread it to the world.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the Patreon membership levels and what they get you:

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$3/mo

*Patron-only blog posts

*Monthly podcast

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$10/mo

All the above plus:

*monthly downloadable coaching PDF exclusive to Patrons.

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$20/mo

All the above plus:

*A thank-you tweet

*Monthly Q&A

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$35/mo

ALL the above, plus:

*The Artist’s Way Course!

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$50/mo

ALL the above, plus:

*A monthly distance Reiki session of 30 minutes!

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$130/mo

ALL the above, plus:

*A private coaching session with me monthly!

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$250/mo

ALL the above, plus:

*The MASTERMIND for Destiny Architects with a monthly teleconference and access to a private Slack group.

The first reason for the Patreon is to offer coaching & Reiki at affordable rates for Patrons.

You give me patronage for my creations in coaching & Reiki — downloadable PDFs, podcasts, blogs, Q&A, and a ton of other content I’m creating. I create, you pay me, and we all reap the benefits. It’s an old idea brought back to life for the current times — that of Patronage.

The second reason for the Patreon is to have support while i write my Reiki ebook

There are so many creators on Patreon making the coolest stuff! I follow writers, YouTube creators, and podcasters, for example.

So I’m going to write a Reiki ebook! You’re going to be a part of it (as much as you want to be). Different tiers on the Patreon give you different benefits for helping me with the book — whether through your patronage, your feedback — or both. Get advance content from the book, acknowledgements, feedback opportunities, and even FREE copies of the book once it’s done.

Your Patronage will help me pay for the book cover, editing, and all the help I need to complete it and get it online. Basically, you’re helping me fund the creation of my book. But you totally benefit! Are you a Patreon or an angel? I consider you both!

I’ve been adding content to the Patreon all night in a “content blitz” I’ve been on for more than just tonight. This month’s download and podcast are up, too. There are also polls you can take. When you do them, you are totally contributing to the book already.

Tomorrow, keep an eye out for a special offer just for Patrons!

Top Destiny Architecture Life Coaching & Reiki blogs of June

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Anyone want some Reiki next week? Hit me up! ~Heather Larson, Life Coach & Reiki Master

Anyone want some Reiki next week? Hit me up! ~Heather Larson, Life Coach & Reiki Master

Top life coaching & Reiki blogs loved by Destiny Architects in June 2019:

As we are halfway through July (and a ghastly Mercury Retrograde), it’s more than past time for me to give you a round up of last month’s posts.

#5: Resiliency!

This first post was #5 on the popularity list, but it was still a big deal when I posted it. I may have to spend a little more time on the subject of resiliency for you, what do you think? Let me know in the comments! 

5. The Bounce Back: How to get out of your own way and become more resilient

Onto popular post No. 4: 

Victimhood wasn’t your friend last month, the month before, this month — get it? NEVER! You cannot live in congruency with your goals of living an abundant life when you play the victim. Recognize it, acknowledge it, and move past it. That’s what we are all about, Destiny Architects — leveling up. Your prosperity will level up when you stop playing the victim. If you aren’t sure if you are…read on: 

4. #LOAMonday No. 13: Victimhood is NOT your friend

Onto #3…Summer lifestyle guide: I won’t say much about this one.

Overnight, the school supplies moved into the stores and my sports nut friends are already talking rabidly about football. But summer isn’t over! I will cling to it for all that’s left! 

3. Ways to celebrate summer 2019 and make it the best yet

Second most popular is that vlog I did about the Self Journal!

Hey, thanks for voting this one up with your page views! This item is a daily constant in my life. So if this video made you try it, let me know. I would love to know how it made a difference for you in your planning/journaling life. 

I still have a discount for you too: 

https://bestself.co/products/self-journal?variant=18866392563781

Use the code HeatLar for 15% off your purchase! 

(Yes, I benefit if you click through and purchase through my link at no extra cost to you). 

2. Vlog #7: I'm in love with the Best Self Co planner -- The Self Journal

Annnnnnd #1…I can’t even believe it?!

THIS was the one y’all looked at most last month. Which is funny to me because I thought no one would care. And then this happened. And then I booked someone for a Reiki session at White Dove. So Reiki is BACK in Wichita for me, Destiny Architects! Woot! 

The name is still dead though. Ha! It’s no longer “You Deserve Reiki” as I feel led to lay that name to rest and move us into something a little more, shall I say, 2020… 

I’m actually going to make some NEW Reiki flyers to put out at White Dove. (Probably next week). But the new flyers won’t have the new name. For now, I am offering Reiki sessions under the umbrella of “Destiny Architecture.” 

More to come! 

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Thanks for voting with your page views. Remember, you can always comment or submit a form to get at me. And yes, this is Heather Larson writing this and reading your comments. This business is still a one-woman show…for now. 

I’m hoping to employ the nieces and nephews in the future (f they want jobs doing e-commerce and social media for Destiny Architecture, that is). 

So please remember this is a woman-owned family business in Wichita, KS. What this means for you is your feedback is appreciated, welcomed, honored, listened to — and treasured!

Thank you for being here. You are literally my first fans and are on the leading edge of something I promise will be huge. I’ve worked on this like a HONEY BADGER for three years now. I know this because I was just sent a reminder that this domain is renewing! 

THREE YEARS! 

Holy wow! Holy special sauce! Thank YOU for being my reader. 

Thank you 1,000 times! 

The best is yet to come for us all! 

Remember, YOU are the architect of your own destiny! 

~Coach Heather 

Why are healers always sick? 

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Every master was once a disaster. Every healer was once sicker than hell, at least once or ten dozen times.

Every master was once a disaster. Every healer was once sicker than hell, at least once or ten dozen times.

I know. I ask myself this all the time to the point it’s funny. (To me, anyway). 

Why are healers always sick? 

When is all this Reiki going to start working on you? 

Yeah, Reiki…sure…but you’re sick all the time… 

Just a few examples of the drivel I’ve heard from the skeptics, the one’s who’ve pre-judged, so why would I bother to engage? 

The time has come to write a blog about it. I’m in a “healing crisis,” a term I believe was coined by Diane Stein in one of her Reiki books (and of course I have both of her Reiki manuals and can’t find the quote now). This was brought to my attention years ago by my own Reiki Masters, Conrad and Donna Jestmore

So without finding Stein’s definition, here’s mine: 

A healing crisis is when you keep getting knocked on your ass continually while trying your hardest to be healthy. 

It’s like deciding you’re going to eat super healthy — then you fall ill with a stomach virus. Or you want to start working out but you break a leg. But if you poll my healer friends and I…we’ll tell you we’ve had everything from strokes to all-out near-death experiences. One of my “best” healing crises of all time was getting hit by a red-light runner in November 2014. I literally couldn’t get my poop in a group for two weeks. 

It’s when you’re about to overcome some huge obstacle in life and you’re about to hit the next level — but something injures you or you get sick with some ancient plague resistant to all modern drugs. Or something like that. 

I’m in a healing crisis.

I was (and am still) about to up-level something huge in life that’s been in the works for years. So what happens? I lose my voice and partially lost hearing in one ear. 

WTF? 

What I am learning is I had to lose my voice to find it. (More on that in a future blog, of course). 

Back to the original question though — why are healers always sick? 

I know it would be great if I were this amazing healer who has perfect health who never gets sick. In that case, I’d be on top of a gorgeous hill in some place like Sedona, practicing out of a yurt and wearing flowing white robes, covered in crystal jewelry. You’d be traveling from far and wide to pay me your life savings knowing I’d cure you on the spot. It would be amazing. But I only know one person like this. His name of John of God and he lives in Brazil! 

Sorry, I’m not John of God, y’all. Looks like I need a trip to Brazil myself. <<sips more tea>> 

It’s a simple answer. The Universe tortures us healers so we can take what we learned in hell to bring it to you so you suffer less. (Ever notice many of us are ex-addicts?)

It’s some sort of clandestine deal we make with our angels before we come to Earth. “You’re going to be a healer, so you will have challenges to overcome, but it will make you a better healer, so suck it up,” I imagine my angels told me this before I came here. 

I went to coaching school and learned from my masters how to do Reiki but they could only teach me so much. There are things healers can only learn through hardship — the suffering is optional. I’ve decided in this current healing crisis that I refuse to suffer. Hardship is fine and I can accept it because I know I’m about to learn so many lessons I can bring to you. There are things healers can only learn through experience. What I needed to learn in this life wasn’t going to be found in school or books. 

I’m finding it within. 

So why are healers always sick? 

Because it’s just the deal. It makes us better healers. 

The time has come to focus on research-supported Reiki information & more

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My goal as a coach and Reiki Master with a journalism background is to always bring you the best content I possibly can. 

From this point forward, I am going to start sharing any and all research on Reiki I can find. 

I'll be offering Scientifically-supported Reiki teachings from this point forward. I've done a ton of Reiki sessions and shares. I've taught Reiki to many. But not one of those classes or sessions mentioned science. 


So let's change this. 

Science is important to me. Science is life. Literally. 

In 2004, my life was forever changed when my mother died. Not only was her passing explosive, but what further blew my life apart was finding out she was killed by a genetic neurodegenerative disease there is no cure for (yet). It's called Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD. I was so shook by this experience, I began a very uncensored internet presence about it and then a blog.

In 2013, I chose to get sober. I had quit using drugs in 2001, but this time I was going to quit drinking booze for good. And I did. I have succeeded. I've been sober since 7-1-13. But I didn't go to treatment, or "rehab" as many call it. I attended 12-step programs and hired therapists. I went to church. I began to know God. I tried Christianity, Buddhism, NA, AA, and Refuge Recovery. I was the biggest 12-stepper and Al-Anon freak you ever would have met six years ago.

But there was absolutely no scientific basis behind any of my recovery. 

What I know from the past several years is Reiki works. Abstinence from mind-altering substance use/abuse works (for me). Not using mind-altering substances and changing my behavior works. Adopting new ways of living and coping to be healthy works. I'm happier, more productive, and successful than I have ever been in my life. 

But what I can't tell you is how all this stuff works! 

This needs to change. No one should be giving out information that isn’t proven to work by science. So today, I threw out my AA “Big Book,” into the trash, where it belongs. Happy independence day to me!

I want to change the lack of science and proof in the Reiki/coaching field from here on out. I want to share what is scientifically supported for both Reiki and sobriety (I hesitate to use the word “recovery” as I am currently reading The Freedom Model). 

I'm not going to tell you it works and hope you believe me. I'm not a charlatan. I want to find the research that shows what's working and how. I want to stop doing what research isn’t supporting to be true while, at the same time, adding in what science proves to work well.

I want you to get the best here and I never want you to think you're wasting your time. 

I know I get results in what I do as a coach and I know this by experience. Now, I want to find the science to show why it works and I want to apply it. 

This is my promise to you -- that this is going to get better. The quality of information here is going to increase steadily. I don't want you to buy into Reiki and sobriety without knowing how it will benefit you. 

When I say this is happening from this moment forward, I truly mean I am just now starting to look into the research and digest it for you. Reading studies is boring. Why would you? But I, however, am just the sort of geek who will enjoy digging in and regurgitating it to you in a way that doesn't suck. 

Please tell me what you’d love to know about Reiki — and I’ll answer and look for research about it. Let me know in the comments!

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The Reiki Room

At White Dove in Wichita, KS. This is where I do Reiki.

Reasons to join the Destiny Architecture Patreon community

Need a reason to become a Patron? I have a few for you:

  • I’ve made it affordable for you, not just in money — but in time, too. Join for between $3-250/mo. The low tier is for those just starting out and the high tier is for those who want to jump into the mastermind.

  • You get to become a part of the Reiki ebook I am starting to write. Yes, you can have a shout-out in the book. But I really want your opinions and experiences too! (Right now I am in the research and outline phase).

  • You get to be part of a community I am calling in. If you are looking for like minds, I am looking for you. If you love a blend of coaching, Reiki, creativity, LOA, and spirituality, I am your coach!

  • There will be group coaching! I’ve done group coaching for years as a sober coach running pre-treatment groups. I love and thrive in this setting as a coach! Imagine what the group can do for you.

  • Benefit from a coach who has spent a decade honing her personal development practice; who has spent more than four years coaching street addicts; and who is also certified in coaching by the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts — an actual college certified by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Here’s a price listing so you can see how low you can join for and start up-leveling your life with the coaching I’m creating for you on Patreon.

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A return to Reiki 

I never really left Reiki in my own life, it’s always been there.

But I did leave my Reiki business. I stopped going to the store where I offered Reiki sessions -- White Dove in Wichita, Kansas. I stopped doing them in person in Wichita at all. I offered them online-only, wanting to concentrate more on my distance Reiki offerings and adding Reiki to my coaching sessions. 

I have never offered Reiki attunements online and firmly believe anyone who does is cheating you. You’ll get a certificate but you’re cheated of the experience. (I’ve already blogged about this years ago here). 

This website/blog and its coaching services have been my focus for almost three years now! 

I decided I’d put all my Reiki energy into writing a Reiki ebook. I figured I’d just stop offering in-person Reiki sessions and classes for a while. Instead, I’d sit on my meditation cushion with my laptop and let the book happen. I wanted to offer something new (and I still will in time) before I would open up my local Reiki business again. 

Make plans, the Universe laughs

But then someone wanted a Reiki session in Wichita, and I said “yes” to the Reiki and to the guidance of the Universe. I just did a session two weekends ago! Yes! 

I asked for a sign, waited, didn’t get it, so I moved on. Then, the Universe reminded me signs are on her timing and not mine… haha 

So I guess I’m offering Reiki again at White Dove! 

This is not to say there won’t be changes up ahead. That’s the adventure of life. 

My schedule is insane at the moment and will likely remain that way through at least half of July, if not this entire month. I’ll keep updating my availability on my Acuity page here

I’m also adding it to the bottom of this post for your convenience as well.

When you purchase a service (Reiki or coaching session) on this website in the store, it doesn’t let you pick a block of time on my schedule like the Acuity link does, so expect some emailing back and forth with me. 

When you purchase a downloadable PDF here on the site, it sends you a link to your download that is good for 24 hours. 

If you are interested in Reiki or Coaching sessions, but have more questions, just let me know. I have some freedom this month, but won’t be able to honor last-minute requests.

This is as close to “making plans” as I’m going to get because the Universe has NOT stopped laughing at me! 

I am hoping to come up with Reiki hours at White Dove so that I can become consistent in my offerings there. I just have no idea what they will be or when that will start. I’m going to just say I hope to make them afternoon hours…Is that broad enough? 

More to come…

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So...I was thinking about starting a Reiki practice again in Wichita

Does anyone remember when I used to offer Reiki sessions and lessons in Wichita at White Dove?

I had a business, You Deserve Reiki, which had this website. I used to have a booth at the Alternative & Holistic Fair in Park City, Kansas quite often as well.

But I got out of it for a variety of reasons. I didn’t have a reliable car to make it to sessions in a timely manner, or I had no car at all. Working in social work for 40 hours a week, which I no longer do, had me burnt out on helping others. I also was working a few years back on completing my 100-hour transformational life coaching certification at SWIHA — albeit online. Suffice to say…I was busy.

I decided to let the website go and shuttered the name itself, “You Deserve Reiki,” because I think I made my point:

You deserve it!

But unfortunately, I was attracting a lot of people therefore who actually didn’t feel they really deserved it…it became a sparse moment in their life, just a little Reiki here and there every few months.

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So I paid Aunt Helen and Zandra a visit at White Dove today — yes, Dale was there, too! It seems no one has been doing Reiki at White Dove for a minute. My Reiki room is a storage unit as Dale has a pop-up shop at the Sunset Spiritualist Camp in Wells, Kansas currently.

So Reiki sessions and classes aren’t happening this minute, but…

Would you be interested in me bringing them back? Is there still enough interest in the intuitive and healing Reiki sessions I provide?

I am hearing there’s a ton of people offering Reiki around Wichita now?

Are you still interested in Reiki with me?

If there’s an interest, I’ll bring it back! Maybe one afternoon each week? Whatcha think? If you’re interested, leave a comment and/or fill out the form below.

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Now offering an 8-session life coaching package with a pay-as-you-go option

To better serve my clients, I keep coming up with all kinds of stuff…

How about a package of 8 life coaching sessions? Here you go! It is now live. This will allow you to sign up for a low price and spread out payments over an 8-week period while you are receiving 1-2 coaching sessions per week. Use them all up in a month or spread them out! Buying the package of 8 coaching sessions will help you really commit to doing the work. Then when I give you homework between sessions (as I often do), you will be much more invested in the overall process.

You can pay upfront too, which will save $50.

Please allow 90 minutes to two hours for each session — especially the first session as I’ll be getting to know you. If you have any questions, please let me know! Either ask in the comments or email me at destinyarchitecture@gmail.com.

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Distance Reiki sale extended at $18 off!

I decided to extend my sale on distance Reiki into the month of May.

I have not done enough Reiki on people lately!

Also…I lost the past week due to a dead tooth and subsequent oral surgery. (Though I did manage to pick up 3 CEUs while my whole face was still numb! Why? Because why not?)

In the comments, please let me know any questions you have about Reiki!

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Reiki is a traditional Japanese healing technique. It’s hands-on healing but it can also be done over any distance and timeframe. I do distance Reiki sessions by phone or online chat. Reiki transcends time & space, so you can reap the benefits either in person or over the distance! After years of doing only in-person sessions, I’m called now to do distance Reiki so I can reach more people with this beautiful, relaxing energy!

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Some personal reflections for spring so far on health & wellness

I've been somewhat quiet online lately. This is what healers do... We step away, go within, and...well, heal.

Things are running a little late in my Patreon community this month -- which is OK since I (at the time of this writing) have zero Patrons joining in. Good news is, it's only my second month on Patreon. So if you join today, you'll get last month's stuff plus all the stuff I am about to post!

I'm healing my body.

This body of mine has been doing some strange things and I'm not totally sure why except for the obvious like age, hormones, diet, and rest...all of which are a bit erratic.

I've said forever I could do health and wellness without a gym. I stand by that. I didn't join a "gym." I joined a bizarre and different new "studio," shall we say. It's called Hotworx here in Wichita and you do short workouts inside an infrared sauna.

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Hotworx

I am admitting this sounded absolutely psychotic when I first heard of it online. (I believe I first saw them on Facebook). Work out in the heat?

I hated Bikram yoga. HATED it. So at first, I figured this was like that. But it's not! I am glad I tried it. The infrared heat makes exercise easier and this is what I feel I need. My knee is making noise now, I feel terribly inflexible and sedentary...

But I am busy! So I can go to Hotworx and do a 15-minute row in the infrared sauna and it burns around 700 calories. The whole process of getting ready to go work out, driving there, doing the damn thing, and driving home takes me an hour. It's good for time management. I am told Infrared heat is healing...

A word about using the word "calories."

I am NOT a fitness coach or instructor. I'm a life coach and a Reiki Master. I give a sh*t about counting calories. I wouldn't mind losing weight, but it's not my main focus. I want more energy, strength, and flexibility. Plus, I want to feel better. I want to move. I don't vibe with "gym" culture, diet culture, and all that triggering crapola.

I am here for accepting myself as I am and improving my health. I did take my measurements on my second day at Hotworkx so I can measure over time how my body changes -- if it changes. I like metrics and being able to measure what happens here. My blood pressure yesterday was 115/68, so I think I'm doing OK! (It was higher a year ago, MUCH higher).

So I am researching more into this. I am NOT a doctor or medical professional and this blog/website is not meant to diagnose or treat any disease.

Falling down the rabbit hole of health research

This new workout had me looking into infrared heat and saunas, then red light therapy...then I find Ari Whitten's writings and get his Kindle book, Red Light Therapy... Then I listen to his podcast with Dr. Trevor Cates...

Here is where I snapped awake!

She brought up a condition I've suffered with for years. NO doctor has been able to help. (I had Dr. Rodan as my dermatologist in my teen years in Fremont, California so you direct sales people back OFF; I have actually met her; I still have acne). Dr. Cates, “The Spa Dr.,” mentions that keratosis pilaris can be (again, this site isn't meant for curing or diagnosing anything) caused by a zinc deficiency! What?! NO ONE ever mentioned this to me before!

So fast forward to now...I am overhauling my diet, reading her book, and dosing up on supplements (again, I don't diagnose or treat anything, y'all, I'm a Reiki Master listening to the guidance of my higher self here). I've got zinc, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, probiotics, and vitamin D. Some of these I already had. But I had to really research and search online for a good zinc supplement. This is the one I selected.

In the process, I saw someone mention in a forum that an IUD can deplete the body of zinc...and I haven't found confirmation on that yet. I have an IUD but it's not made of copper, so I am wondering if that comment was only about copper IUDs? Does anyone know? Let me know in the comments if you do, or use the contact form if you want to be more private.

Switching to all-natural beauty and personal care products

I also found a cool, natural brand with great reviews, called Tree of Life Beauty on Amazon. I've ordered their retinol serum to try and get a handle on this acne. Now I am reading more of Dr. Cates' book and looking into organic skincare products with a pH of 5.5...

So here's a great example of congruency that I talk about often as a coach. Using myself as an example...

How in the hell can I join an exercise studio where I am working on healing through infrared heat and eliminating toxins...and still have a makeup bag, shower, bathroom, and a household full of chemicals?

I can't replace all the crapola overnight. But I am going to work on getting rid of all the harmful chemicals from my life. I'm a tad inspired by all the minimalism videos I've been watching on YouTube lately (more on that for another blog post).

I've touched on this very briefly on my Instagram feed too recently. I decided to work on cutting back on indoor air pollution as I discovered while traveling to Arizona in December that I need to wear a pollution mask to protect myself from PM2.5. I got rid of all my incense and candles for a TRULY smoke-free home. I purchased a sage spray, so I am no longer burning sage to cleanse the energy around me. (I love my spray! I featured it on Instagram).

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So here is the stuff! It’s made by @heritagestorenatural and it’s a sage spray. ⠀ ⠀ This is for those of us who don’t do fire. Or for whom the smell of sage is just too strong for. I actually love the smell of burning sage. I love the ritual. I’ve never been in a spiritual circle where we didn’t burn sage — especially in the Reiki community. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ The other day, my neighbor’s place burnt down. I mean dead ass burned down. I have trauma around fire 🔥 as I lost my cousin in a fire when I was 11. I’ve come to accept that I am still healing this wound — and that is ok. I keep finding myself and/around/affected by fires! Even as a reporter. If I see smoke, I drive the news vehicle toward it, not away. My soul needs the healing. ⠀ ⠀ But in my home, no fire. Also, sage smells like weed 🤣 I haven’t done drugs in 17 years. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I also have respiratory trouble when there is high ozone and/or high particulate matter. I’ve begrudgingly been working slowly on indoor air pollution as well as wearing a mask on high pollution days. I got super sick in Arizona at Christmas, so I’m finally learning my lesson. ⠀ ⠀ The burning of things inside my home had to stop. For all of the above reasons. So I’m happy to use this sage spray! I used it on the recovery center, the radio station, and my home. I use it before I sit down to write and create coaching/Reiki content for you! ⠀ Much love & blessings!

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This is where I am at now. Heading towards some kind of chemical-free health minimalism that I have yet to deeply define.

I will continue blogging about this journey for you! Maybe it will help someone else. KP sufferers unite & power to the people...not the overly-famous dermatologists...haha.

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In full disclosure -- this is NOT a paid blog post. I am blogging about my own experiences and spending my own money. I am not medically-trained, not a doctor or physician, and this blog/website and my social media accounts are not meant to diagnose or treat any disease.

I used my own money to purchase products mentioned above. Those products have affiliate links so I can earn if you follow/purchase from those links. I purchased all but the Sage Aura Spray from Amazon; that I purchased locally from Sprouts grocery store.

If you like my work, you can support it by making a purchase in the Destiny Architecture store, sharing this blog with others, booking a life coaching and/or Reiki session, joining my Patreon, or making an in-kind donation to my excessive dental care and personal care through Square at: $coachheather.

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Announcing: The Destiny Architecture Coaching & Reiki Community is now on Patreon

What!?!!? I can snag me some life coaching and Reiki with Destiny Architecture on Patreon? SCORE!

I know, not my usual headline but after a week of allergy hell (normal life in the Midwest) I am feeling 75% more human today! So let’s just have some fun with this!

I am creating a life coaching and Reiki community on Patreon here.

It’s a brand-new community I am birthing this spring. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and Patreon gives me a great plug-and-play type of way to do this. (Patreon is a membership community led by creators. So you help me make money and meet goals in return for amazing content).

I’ve posted on the Patreon page about what the community is about and I’ve also uploaded an exclusive, Patrons-only life coaching worksheet for the $10/mo+ tiers. It’s about how you can reprogram your subconscious mind, which is so revealing. But at the same time, it will help you create a better way for yourself. Yes, we have some subconscious program we want to let go of — but we also have to program in the new!

I’ll be posting a worksheet once a month like this for Patrons. You’ll also be able to get a podcast, coaching, access to a mastermind, and more.

The worksheet is up, the “what this is all about” post is up, and some other “for everybody” content you can read.

If you’ve been a fan of this blog, you’re going to love it.

Yes, you can join for free!

The benefits kick in at the $3/mo tier. It goes all the way up to the $250/mo mastermind level. I have a post on there about this, but it isn’t just about the money commitment to the community. It’s also about what time you have to give to the community — and more importantly — to your own personal growth.

Above all, it’s about your energy!

Bring your energy to the community. Participate. Consume some, give back some. How much energy do you have for personal development right now? Pick that tier. Do that.

I chose Patreon because the site is full of amazing creators. I’ve been a Patron of others there for one year now and it has changed my life! I’ve been a patron of some anti-racism educators and social justice activists in the past year. Where else can you find people creating such amazing content for affordable monthly prices?

Of course, I am adding in a ton of premium content. I want there to be something for everyone while —at the same time— keeping the mastermind people in their own Slack group. I don’t want you to join that (even if that’s affordable to you) if you don’t have the energy to bring. Being in the mastermind will require work on your part. There will be reading and giving knowledge to others.

So check it out. More to come!

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Online Coaching & Reiki community with several subscription tiers available!

It's small business Saturday so I'm extending my life coaching/Reiki gift card sale!

Happy holidays from the life coaching & Reiki world!

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was excellent. I also hope your holiday season is off to an amazing start filled with family, friends, and food.

I’m using the season of sales to pick up just a few things I need. The kiddos are probably all getting slime from Old Aunt Heather…haha.

When I say I am getting a few things I need, those things are simple:

  • A travel yoga mat.

  • A new Self-Journal planner (my new fave).

  • Activated charcoal toothpaste.

  • Courses

  • Books

The thing to do right now, for me, is to gather some personal development resources. Just the sale on Kindle books was amazing yesterday! I do support my local bookstore as well — Watermark Books. They are amazing and I attended a friend’s book signing Monday night. Got some Wichita stickers too from Heartlandia, which I love. (See that on my Instagram @heatherlarson).

Stock up on your personal development tools and prepare for a solid 2019 now!

With this spirit in my mind, I have gift cards on sale in my Square Market for 50% off of gift cards $50 or more.

Just in case you want to give them to other people instead of keeping them for yourself, I made sure to have a zillion designs for different occasions.

Purchase them here.

Sale! 50% off life coaching & Reiki purchases of $50 or more

Early sale!

I couldn’t wait to put this sale up in my Square Market. Why wait for Black Friday?

You can get two life sessions for $100 right now, which you can totally use now or later. Use one now heading into Thanksgiving, use another one to debrief after all the stress has passed…use it however you want!

Why an early sale?

  • It’s never to early to get a jump on holiday shopping.

  • But I hate shopping in stores, so you can do this from your couch.

  • Start your 2019 game plan right now with me — your professional, certified, transformational life coach!

  • We can totally dig into your next vision board now.

  • If you’re like me, you don’t do Thanksgiving but you like a half-off sale. Here it is!

  • You can use it for yourself or give a gift — I’m not here to judge!

  • Buy Reiki sessions to help you through the holidays with your family and all the stress/pressure that comes along with…

  • This is an excellent time to turn within and revisit your goals, take stock of the year’s progress, and decide where to go next.

  • It’s Mercury Retrograde, so it’s the best time for a Reiki session and/or a coaching session.

Gratitude is a year-round event for Destiny Architects. It’s a daily practice. Let’s move forward with excellent coaching and Reiki sessions this holiday season!

Gratitude is a year-round event for Destiny Architects. It’s a daily practice. Let’s move forward with excellent coaching and Reiki sessions this holiday season!