Paralyzed for Life, over her dead body…

kala_ambroseOn Explore Your Spirit with Kala’s Bohemian Blog, we seek out innovative holistic practitioners who work with the Body, Mind and Spirit connection.  Join us as we meet up with bright souls who do what they love to assist each person back into balance on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. On this path, we connected with Suzette Faith Foster, Energetic/Sound Holistic Practitioner and Wellness Consultant.

Kala: Hi Suzette, Thanks for joining us here on Kala’s Bohemian Blog. We’re featuring a special section on the Bohemian Blog entitled Holistic Healthy Living.  You work as an energetic sound holistic practitioner, certified reiki master, wellness consultant,and ordained minister. How long have you been in this line of work and how did it begin for you?

Suzette: I started exploring spirituality and energy work in 1998 and felt immediately drawn to it. It slowly progressed for 2-3 years before I realized that I had found my passion and life calling.  My goal is to share my message of hope and healing world wide.

Kala: You were thrown from your mountain bike and immediately paralyzed from the neck down, breaking your C2 neck vertebra into two separate pieces, which resulted in spinal cord edema. Most people with this injury die immediately and those that do survive are quadriplegics. Yet here you stand in good health and able to move freely. How did you recover from this debilitating accident?

Suzette: I fortunately had been immersed in the law of attraction, spiritual, and quantum physics teachings. I relate to everything through the eyes of energy. I knew the innate healing capacity of the mind, body, and spirit, and here on October 3, 2005 I had an opportunity to walk my talk.  I knew my body was pure energy, I knew my mind could connect to the consciousness of my body, and I knew I was connected to a higher power.

Einstein said “Intuition does not come to the unprepared mind”. When he discovered the theory of relativity, it came to him in a flash of intuition.  But only after he had studied and pondered the great mysteries of physics for years.  This preparation allowed him to observe things that would have gone unnoticed to the unprepared mind. I know my prior ‘spiritual preparation’ saved my life and gave me the belief and discipline to not limit Spirit working through me.  We are all on a journey of discovering ourselves in Oneness with a higher power/Infinite Intelligence. My story is here to inspire readers to redefine impossible, think bigger and reach higher for their dreams and journeys to wholeness.

Staying calm—I trusted even ‘this’ was in divine order. My beliefs created a field of ‘no resistance’, ‘allowing’ the healing energy in. Most people with this injury die at the scene because they stop breathing.  When I stopped breathing, using only my mind, I thought, “I refuse to accept this limitation, God is my Source!” And a lightening bolt-like energy went through me. I repeated that affirmation, another bolt of energy coursed through me, then I regained my breath. In the emergency room I announced several times, “This is temporary, see me dancing.”  I knew the healing I was after was an inside job, thus spent a lot of time meditating, visualizing dancing and wholeness and being in gratitude that it had already occurred. After surgery reconnected my C2, they told me I’d be in the ICU for 7-10 days, I told them I’d be out in 2 days; I was out in 2 days. They told me I’d be in the hospital a minimum of 3 weeks, I said I’d be out in a week; I was out in a week.

suzbikerideWith a lot of prayers and support from friends and my Mom, I continued healing at ‘break-neck speed’. As I got stronger, I relearned everything that we take for granted; others had to shower me and dry my hair.  Today I am fully mobile, doing yoga, biking (just not the obstacles anymore!) and hiking.

Photo caption: Back for her first ride with friends from the Raleigh Ski and Outing club , nine months post injury.

Kala: You describe blockages of energy as obstructions which may include chronic or severe physical pain, a life threatening illness, a complicated disease, ‘accidental’ injuries, emotional issues or financial challenges, which can manifest as emotional and/or physical issues or symptoms.  Explain the holistic techniques that you use to remove the energy blocks and how this works to repair the body…

Suzette: I facilitate my clients back to wholeness through a combination of life coaching, energy healing and sound healing.  Life coaching allows my clients to see their problems from the perspective of, we are spirits having a human experience to expand our soul. As they understand that their repressed feelings, anger, resentment, etc are soul wounds here to heal and are causing the energy blocks associated with their illness or injury, they are more apt to deal with those emotions–the root cause of their illness; as they do, the symptoms go away. Medication and surgery suppresses the emotions; holistic healing expresses them allowing for non-invasive, health enhancing avenues to wellness. They heal the symptoms and expand their soul.

I offer hands on energy healing and sacred sound healing, both very powerful in dissolving energy blocks allowing life force to flow and symptoms go away

Kala: How important is it do you think to connect Body Mind and Spirit in all activities? Were you always connected with Spirit or did it occur later in life for you?

Suzette: I tended to always be a positive person, though when I was 40, 11 years ago, that I felt guided to explore spirituality, it felt so life affirming, that it easily became my life calling. Interestingly enough, my astrological birth charts shows the second half of my life in huge spiritual service.

I feel the more we embrace spirituality in all areas of our lives, the more ‘free’ we are. Being totally tapped into to this wonderful wisdom doesn’t mean ‘stuff’ doesn’t happen to you. It means you now have the tools to handle it with grace and move through it as easily as possible.

This perspective allows you to react from a position of awareness and less from fear or judgment. It allows you to learn to feel good no matter how others are showing up around you. You understand that you attracted that experience to grow from, to be a teacher to others with or just for fun.

Kala: Do you work with spirit guides, are you being guided as you work with each person? Would you describe your work similar to a medical intuitive who works with a physician or as a practitioner who is also intuitive?

Suzette: I allow myself to be the channel for the highest and best of non-physical doctors, ascended masters, Archangels and other energies to work through me for my client’s highest good. My ‘team’ differs depending on what my clients need. I am a Master Healing Facilitator that is intuitively guided. Even though I am a Reiki master, I no longer use any specific technique. I have learned to just allow the flow of healing energy through me. My intentions and my discipline to raise my own consciousness (healing my baggage, meditation, gratitude, exercise, and pure diet), allows me to attract purer healing energies for my clients.

My toning during the sacred sound sessions is definitely enhanced and magnified by ascended masters of sound toning through me.

Kala: You’ve studied sound healing with Jonathan Goldman and Tom Kenyon.  Sound healing is a particular interest of mine as I teach esoteric teachings from the ancient temples of Egypt and Greece where sound healing was used in conjunction with other modalities. Tell us how you use sound healing in your work…

Suzette: I use crystal bowls, and my voice in singing mantras and toning sounds. Ascended masters, Archangel Shamael, and The Hathors tone through me the frequencies that my clients need to be re-balanced. I become a channel for the right and perfect sounds to come through me.

Every cell and organ in our body has a vibration. Sound, resonance, brings the ‘out of tune’ vibrations back into balance. When that happens, the symptoms go away. Severe depression, cancer, pain…anything can be healed. Though, not every one is ready to be healed or their karma may have to experience illness for a higher purpose.  Please check my website’s testimonies to understand examples of people’s success.

Kala: How would you describe your personal spiritual path?  Do you feel that you are continuing the holistic work as it was presented in ancient healing temples or are you creating a new path?

Suzette: Interesting question. My intention every morning is to be of service for the highest good and be One with my destiny’s highest path. At some level, I must be ‘remembering’ the avenues used in ancient Egypt, though I don’t purposefully create that. In Source, there is no time or space, I am open to bringing forth from all dimensions of time and space, forward and backward.

Kala: How do you define whole health or holistic health?

Suzette: Whole health is embracing that our mind, body, and spirit are interconnected fields of energy, each one affecting the other, and each person affecting the greater whole.  Since we are mind, body, and spirit, let’s heal from that full perspective.  All sickness and disease is an expression of imbalances of these areas. We don’t catch cancer; we set up an environment for the cells to grow. As we honor how our diet, thoughts, programming, and the wounds our soul came here to heal, affect the physical body, we change that environment to one of wellness.

Kala: Besides sound healing, what other modalities do you use in a session?

Suzette: My mindset is seeing my clients whole and not limiting Spirit working through them or me. My sessions include life coaching, hands on energy healing as well as the sound healing which includes crystal bowls, drums, tuning forks and my voice.

Kala: Who is Suzette? If your friends and family were to describe you in five sentences, what would they say?

suzedanceSuzette: Actual comments from friends and clients and participants: “Suzette is highly passionate about her truths and loves helping people.” “She says things in a way I really get, I could feel myself shift old emotional baggage while she was speaking. I don’t understand it, I just know it happened.” “You draw me and articulate the teachings of The Secret, and Echart Tolle in a more concrete, understandable and memorable fashion.”  “Suzette’s powerful message will resonate deep within your soul and is the answer you are seeking on how to live a life full of abundance.”  “You are an awesome person with a powerful connection to the universe that brings about tremendous healing results to those who are open and believe.”

Photo caption:  In the emergency room, Suzette said often, “See me dancing.”

Kala: What advice would you give to someone who wanted to connect more with their healing abilities and intuitive side?

Suzette: Know that these abilities are within everyone, available to be developed. Remember that your intentions, expectations, affirmations, and focusing on the end result of your desires starts to shift the universal energy fields to flow blessings and opportunities your way. Affirm” “Thank you Source, that I am being guided and blessed for my destiny path’s highest good. Show me the easiest and best way to connect with infinite wisdom and to be of divine service.”  I would encourage you to allow daily time for quieting your mind in meditation, a daily walk, or even shutting the car radio off to provide ‘connecting to Source’ time for gratitude and affirmations.

Raising your consciousness–a continual journey–will release blocks and allow more life force to flow through you for whatever purpose you seek. Specifically I encourage you to be gentle to yourself as you: clear your own ‘stuff’, meditate, receive energy healings to shift blocks from many life times, eat organic and as close to nature as possible (everything is a vibration, ideally, eliminating the denser, life draining vibrations of meat, dairy, fats, and preservatives etc from your diet. My website has a lot of Whole Health nutrition information on it.)

For healings, start healing your self, family, and friends. Surround yourself with a protection of White Light and affirm that you are connecting to only energies of the highest, purest consciousness. State, “Thank you that I am a clear channel for this person’s highest and best.” Then get out of your own way, know that you are worthy of this, and expect divine energy to flow through you. The more you practice, the better the results will be.

‘Out of the blue’ thoughts are intuitive guidance. Honor it. Be courageous and trust it, the more you follow it, the more you develop it. Get into a meditative place and ask for your highest divine wisdom to give you a message. Write down what you hear in your mind without judging it.

Kala: Beyond your work here Suzette, what inspires you? How do you Explore Your Spirit?

Suzette: Ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed being ‘in service’. I love helping others and the feeling I get when they get their ‘groove’ back feeds my soul and inspires me to continue my own spiritual expansion.  My life and my work are truly melded together. Abraham-Hicks shares that contrasts helps us launch our desires, so much of my inspiration comes from seeing the need around us.  Even if I don’t physically act, I love the power of our prayerful intentions to help shift other’s challenges.

Dancing in my kitchen is something I can easily do that shifts me to higher vibrations. I love that feeling of freedom—dance like no one is watching.   As we go to higher vibrations we more easily hear the call of spirit. I am also inspired to be a good role model for my daughters, ages 21 and 22—show, not tell. They resist this information, so I’m leaning to not force it on them, just Be me.  That has been a big lesson for me. I explore my spirit, by regularly walking in nature, meditating twice a day, reading and watching spiritual books and DVD’s, continuing ed, and having discussions with friends. And we all grow as we help others. Besides private sessions I offer a twice monthly group class that is offered in-person or via tele-conference. The first half is law of attraction and spiritual teachings, through answering participants real life questions and concerns, the second half is clearing blocks in the way of our growth through sound healing. The fee is a Love Offering, let your heart decide what to pay. I invite you to sign up for my newsletter and receive two free class downloads.  www.suzettefoster.com

Thanks Kala for sharing ‘hope and healing’ through my work. I am intending greater blessings and shifting for all who are reading this.

Kala: Thanks Suzette, all the best to you.

sffsun1– UPCOMING EVENT–

Suzette Foster will be speaking on Thursday, September 3rd 2009
at the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship.
Her talk is entitled: Paralyzed for Life, Over My Dead Body!
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship is located at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall
on 3313 Wade Avenue in Raleigh, NC.
Doors open at 6:45pm,  Lecture from 7:15pm to 9:30pm.
Cost is $10 per person, seniors and students are $8.

More about Suzette Faith Foster:

suzettefosterSuzette lives in Cary, North Carolina and is an Energetic/Sound Holistic Healer, certified Reiki Master and Wellness Consultant, ordained minister, life coach, writer, and public speaker. She is presently writing her first book and creating her first Sacred Sound CD, a healing session in your own home. As a mother of two college age daughters, she also enjoys yoga, biking, and hiking. Her great appreciation for Mother Earth and the environment has led her to work with the Humpback Whales and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. More info at: www.suzettefoster.com


Author: Kala Ambrose

Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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