People often ask me...

"How did you get involved with Aura Readings? Is it a gift that you were born with, or did you discover this ability later on in life?"

MY

STORY

My response is simple: We are all born with the ability to read energy. It is our natural birthright. Babies and young children read auras, see energy, and are pure channels in constant communication with Source.

 

So, I was born with the ability to read auras, and you were too! In fact, you probably do it more often than you realize.

 

As a child I remember feeling what others were feeling (empathy) and knowing that certain things were going to happen (clairvoyance), but I generally kept the insights to myself. And like most of us, over time I gradually "forgot" these abilities. When I was a teenager I shut out my intuition and did anything I thought would make me fit in. I wanted to be accepted, but believed that I had to be like someone else to do that. The more I bought into the insecurities of my ego, the harder it was to hear the voice of truth echoing from deep within my being.

In my perception, this separation from Self is a common pattern that can be observed in humanity. We come into the world pure, bright, complete, and totally conscious. Then little by little, our light begins to dull as we attempt to accommodate the demanding expectations of society. Like sponges we absorb what we learn from our parents, teachers and other adult role models, who, ironically, may have forgotten what it means to be a child.

Through our adolescent years we might buckle under peer pressure with hopes to be included, be excluded, or mocked for being different. As a young adult, we may experience anxiety over taking the right steps – getting accepted to the right university, finding the right job, making enough money, meeting our perfect partner... the house, the cars, the family, the big pretty portrait. This is a gross generalization, but the point is, whether it's x y or z, it's easy to lose ourselves in the external world. It's easy to get distracted from our deeper heart's truth. 

The good news is, if we fall asleep to life, then the next step is to wake up. Isn't that what we came here for? To awaken from our slumber? To evolve into our full potential?

Thankfully our Spirit, all-knowing and ever-present, faithfully sends us wake up calls. One after the other, louder and louder, until we hear them. Until we choose to look to the only place that really has an answer: within.

 

The Wake Up Call...

In 2008, during my last year of college, I had been partying and not taking care of myself, and then one day in a dance class I tried to pull off a flip and voila! - I landed on my head and injured my spinal column. I spent the next several months with very little mobility, and a lot of pain. Emotionally I pretty much crashed and burned.

This was the beginning to my waking up. Choosing to take things into my own hands, I sought out many alternative methods to healing and began the deeper journey of the soul. Once I got a taste of the golden drop of consciousness, there was no turning back. All sorts of synchronicities began to happen and the Universe presented me with new opportunities to heal, grow, and bring more harmony and joy into my life. By the time I graduated from college, I had reconnected with the voice of my heart – which started speaking to me loud and clear about moving to Argentina.

I had spent a semester abroad in Argentina, and wanted to apply my Spanish degree to real life, but I had no idea how things were going to turn out. I simply knew that my intuition was telling me to go, and I had to trust it. Little did I know I would be spending the next seven years in various parts of the country, living, learning, growing, working, creating, exploring and coming to love the people, the culture, the land... and myself.

I was on a fast-track personal growth path. Just the nature of being in a foreign country, away from one's familiar environment and routine, tends to shed a light on all the "shadows". When I chose to work on the things that challenged me, I learned a ton about myself, my old programs, and how to become more free from the limitations of my mind.

 

I opened up a creative channel and started making art (featured throughout the site), and reconnected with playing the flute, which I had played from 6 until 15 years of age. Today, the flute continues to be a grand inspiration, and I love including it in my offerings and services.

Another huge blessing I received while in Buenos Aires in 2010 was discovering Kundalini Yoga. It was practically plopped onto my lap, and I was immediately drawn to the practice. In 2015 I became a Kundalini Yoga Instructor certified through KRI (Kundalini Research Institute), and since then I've had the pleasure to teach classes and workshops around South America and the U.S.

And what about Aura Readings?

In 2011, I met with a friend of mine from Buenos Aires, and she told me she had taken an Aura Reading course. She was radiant, and enthusiastically offered me a reading. I thought to myself, "I don't know what that is, and YES, I want one!" To this day I vividly remember the sensation of energy swirling around me, and the profound messages which, my friend explained, came directly from the voice of my own Spirit. This experience created a significant shift in me, and the seed was planted.

 

About a year later while I was living in Patagonia, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in intensive aura reading retreats. I became a certified Aura Reader through the Piracanga Aura Reading School and was profoundly impacted by this experience. I had recovered my innate ability to read energy!

 

The real triumph wasn't acquiring a skill set outside of myself; it was simply the letting go of layers of limiting beliefs and fears that were clouding my perception, to reveal the truth that has always been. Like polishing a diamond in the rough.

 

I have been practicing Aura Readings since early 2013, and it is so fulfilling! Each reading is a unique soul-to-soul encounter, and I am very grateful to be doing this work.

Over the years it has been a challenge and a blessing discovering how to weave together my gifts and passions in order to offer a line of work that serves the greater whole. Aura Readings, Kundalini Yoga, energy healing, integrative music, art... In my eyes, these healing arts are powerful tools to raise consciousness and increase well-being on an individual and collective level.

 

And while I'm counting my blessings... I am immensly grateful for, on the auspicious day of 12-21-12 in Patagonia, having crossed paths with the greatest person in my life: my husband. He has been my rock, my anchor; a huge inspiration in my life. Had I not moved to Argentina, none of this would have happened. 

There is no end to the infinite path of love, and in this life I am committed to walking it with as much joy and integrity as possible. I thank everyone in my life, and those who are a future part of it, for blessing my journey with your unique colors. 

With Love & Gratitude,

 
Dana Hersh  Don
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