Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Colleen Taylor, owner of Perpetual Wisdom LLC, located in Arvada, CO, US.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Energy Healing/Shamanic Practices/Reiki. My customer is anyone looking for energetic healing on a spiritual and physical level. I will also ask my customer to set an intention and write it down for a healing session. Having a strong focus where body, mind, and spirit join together is key to creating a positive outcome and bringing healing into their physical world. I create the sacred space for the healing and become the hollow bone for the healing energies to flow. I incorporate Shamanic tools, traditional Reiki, Angelic/Seraphic energies and other forms of healing energies. We release energies and states of consciousness that no longer serve and elevate their vibrational energy. We then burn their written intention at the end. It is a full ceremony! I am a fierce advocate of people knowing and communicating with the spiritual guides and beings that surround them. I specialize in taking people on shamanic journeys to meet their helping spirits/power animals. This facilitates a direct relationship and communication with their helping spirits for guidance and support. It is a profound way of connecting with the spiritual realm. Once people experience their own divine light and inner spirit, they feel more empowered in their daily life. These give them the tools to manage life's challenges.
Tell us about yourself
My spiritual journey first started around five years ago. However, I've always been intrigued by the mystical world and was called to shamanism. Then I experienced what some would call an "initiation" in 2017. Within six months, I lost my mom to cancer, had a near-death experience, and lost my job. It was all heart energy! - my grief, the operation on my heart, and not doing what I loved. These catapulted me even more into the spiritual realm and living from a more heart-based energy in order to heal myself and my life. In 2018, I discovered Reiki! I am certified at the Reiki Master Teacher level. I kept working at my day job in bookkeeping and accounting but longed for more and knew that healing work was my calling. I finally took the leap and started my healing business in early 2022. My shamanic practices have really deepened this year by taking lots of coursework and just working with it a lot more. I've been finding my healing sessions have been really growing and evolving. I'm motivated by helping people feel better and find their own healing path. Bringing about a new awareness to people and assisting them in changing their vibrational energy, which they bring to our collective. I also believe the healing journey creates an opening to experience our own soul's wisdom. By fulfilling my soul purpose, it creates an opportunity for my clients to fulfill theirs.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I've been in business for myself in several different industries. The common thread in all of them has been teaching people and showing them tools to assist in their lives. I've always been able to develop a sense of trust and integrity with my clients. It's important they feel safe opening up in a vulnerable way. The rest will fall into place.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
As a (very) small business, it's wearing all the different hats and playing all the roles. While the business and accounting aspects come easily to me from my background, marketing has always been challenging for me. I rely heavily on word of mouth and referrals.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
1. Be sure you are passionate about your purpose and create a unique niche in your industry.
2. Before starting, check your limiting beliefs and work on them if needed. Personally, I've had to really go in depth with this.
3. Ask for help! Hire out what you don't know or take classes. There's so many ways to educate yourself and get the information needed.
4. GRATITUDE - GRATITUDE - GRATITUDE! Not the old...location, location, location. We're working with new earth energies and everything being online.
Where can people find you and your business?
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