Joey M. Joseph, Shamanic Reiki & Karuna™ Master Teacher

"ha nee chee wa she" (I am she who grows souls)

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motherhood, celebration and creation

We are all born with the power of creation. We can create on any and all levels. There is no gender to the feminine, it resides in us all.

Creating life is a birth-right and it is not conditioned to form. Humankind are the determiners of energy. We create individually and collectively as we are one mind, and in unity we project the world into form.

I believe we each have a mother within. There are many styles of motherhood, not exclusive to giving birth. When I was young my dream was having children and creating life. The path I created took me in a different direction as dreams change life unfolds and we make choices. I was unable to bring these precious lives onto the Earth. They live in heaven with my ancestors and loved ones. I know they are cared for and loved. As things are cyclic and as I grow older I have been through stages of grief. This year as mother’s day approaches I feel it in my heart, the loss or maybe the idea of what would, or could have been. I want to honor the grief of letting go of what could have been. The loss and loneliness and the giving and teaching I never got to share with a biological child, and my thought is, who will I share my legacy with?

I have been motherly in all my relationships. I do not think of this as regret yet that is how it presents itself. Sharing this helps to find acceptance and new awareness leading me to acknowledge what is real in my life. I remember how grateful I am for the many surrogate children I have “mothered”. It has fulfilled me in ways I cannot express. My adopted tribe of beautiful souls is fulfilling and I love each and every one of them. I knew consciously that I drew them to me to fulfill a need inside.

As I write this my intuition is, you have given a piece of it each and every time you were with them, or in a healing session where you shared the wisdom of living. You shared your perceptions, teachings of a lifetime, according to the need. You are a giver and you have always shared your legacy, it went out into the world in a new and different form, and lives in the hearts of those you shared with.

The grief that was in my heart is turning to celebration and joy, to know that I have created life, maybe not in the traditional way. There are no rules to life and how we live it. We have a blank page, and we have the choice to fill those pages with whatever makes our heart happy.

I am now attracting the age group of what would have been “grandchildren” which is fun, enlightening and helps me stay modern in my thinking.

To mothers everywhere, in all realms and all dimensions, back to the original mother, I feel the blessings of motherhood the connection of the great mother within us.

Sharing this helps me to feel that I am equal to all mothers, not separate because I did not experience childbirth. I have the greatest respect for motherhood. Mothers are every thing!! I am eternally grateful to my mom, my aunts, and my grandmothers! I feel them with me always, guiding me, loving me, helping me to continue to go forward, to work with and create on new levels, to channel the wisdom of all mothers and to evolve. I honor those mother’s who continue to share their legacy, teaching the wisdom of life with children everywhere, as they are the future and we have the power to change the world with each life we give birth to.

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wisdom of a caretaker

I am not even sure the answer to that, I believe it is different for every person. I have been thru many challenges in my life. I am a strong person, on every level. I am empathic, giving and generous, available emotionally to others. I have been a holistic healer, instructor and guide for most of my life, and trained for the past 25 years in the art of helping others to find a doorway into their own healing capabilities and igniting that within.

You think you know, until you don’t know. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer 7 years ago I realized all I had trained for was a preparation for where we were at that point. I had a myriad of tools to draw upon. I became his full time caretaker, and I was up to the task. I never questioned my purpose, I was dedicated to him and our commitment to one another. I had my spiritual guidance and the support of relationships we formed since living here in Phoenix.

I am a lone soldier, and people would volunteer to help, yet I learned that was not enough. I learned that people need to let you know what they are available to do and what times. When you are in a situation where you are called to act quickly and make a decision how to go forward you need a list of who you can call to assist.

So many times I was at the hospital for longer periods that excepted, while my dogs were trapped at home with no one to let them out or feed them. Now I know to prepare ahead, just in case.

This happened last Friday after a ” simple outpatient” procedure lasted 5 hours longer than expected. Each time I learn something new, be prepared, you never know, as life is unpredictable.

This is the hardest job I have ever experienced. I have been in service jobs my whole life and this one is the most challenging and the most rewarding. To offer oneself for the greater good of another is ultimate. I sometimes cry as I am saying, “I am not good at self-sacrifice”, as I am running to help. Throwing down my own agenda.

I have to be honest, it begins to wear you out. I have had to learn to take care of myself in a new way. My caretaking has become less, yet my energy has changed.

I carve out time for me to do things I love. I tell my husband every thing I feel as I know he understands the challenge we face. We do not hold on to any of it. I have to air my feelings and frustrations. As I get older I can’t keep it in.

I go through “burn out” times where I hibernate and do as little as possible. I come out refreshed with a new attitude. This is an ebb and flow. I am able to push through so much, and gather the strength and energy to do what needs to be done. I still work. I have adjusted how I give and it changes according to my level of tiredness

I tend to suppress my emotions during challenges where I am handling things on the fly and after is when I feel affected I remind myself to focus on faith and trust, that no matter where I’m at, I am present and know I am supported in all ways and it is an illusion that we do anything alone. I breathe and breathe some more releasing the energy to free myself from the thoughts that keep coming in telling me I can’t go on, when I know that is from the past and I can focus upon the now and let all that go, knowing that I am loved and I have the power to heal my mind from tricking me into thinking I have control.

It doesn’t matter whether I am laying on a beach or in the waiting room of a hospital, the true reality is what I am experiencing in the moment, that is all I need to know. This is the journey I chose with my guy at my side, a beautiful man with a huge heart who loves and appreciate all we do for one another. He is my home, my family and I would not change one minute of our time together!

  1. make a list of people who can help, times, availability and what they can help with.
  2. reach out and let someone know where you are
  3. make sure a neighbor or friend has a key to your home.
  4. let your loved ones know what is happening in case you need food, company, a shoulder to lean on they want to help!
  5. you are never alone, you have guardian angels, ancestors and spirit guides by your side always, giving you the energy and unconditional support, You are loved by your family on Earth and in the Heavens. That is something I remind myself of daily. I united by the love we share with all life!

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Voices from beyond, a horse story

I have always had a strong intuition for bringing through messages. It is not something I asked to do. I am not a medium. I have a knowing and I hear messages inside me. I learned through my feeling when it is a message that is outside my realm. In addition to bringing through messages for humans, In 2005 I began to “hear” horses after we had our first horse. I have studied and practiced many healing modalities and developed my spiritual senses. I tested the theory until I began to know that I was indeed communicating the need of the horse. This is one of my favorite connections. It brings peace to them as soon as they know they are “heard”

This last year I turned off the communication as it can be challenging and I wanted to focus on my own path.

People can take advantage of you and it was up to me to change the dynamics. It a difficult choice when it comes easily for me, yet it began to feel hurtful and disrespectful. This has been an ongoing lesson for me.

I made new boundaries and kept my head down. One of the boarders asked me about her horse. I told her ‘I don’t know”. I haven’t tuned in. What do you think, he’s your ride! She continued, I said casually, you are welcome to schedule a session!

I do this off and on. When I am worn out I back off. When I feel balanced I share. It is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. When I get a message I will not be left alone until I deliver it. This is a gift for myself and those involved. Sometimes I get angry and tell them to “Go Away” Depending on the situation sometimes it can work!!

There was a very sick horse in our stable. I would listen to her when no one was around. She told me 2 weeks before she left she wanted to go “home”. I waited to decide if I needed to tell the owner. I chose to share what I heard. the owner was struggling with the decision to end things. They were both suffering and the community had a lot of opinions. The horse lay there one morning and I looked into her eyes, I saw deep compassion, understanding and light. I knew that would be the day and it was. She crossed over into the light and she was freed from the pain of the body.

The owner of the stable was the original owner and breeder of this horse and sold her years ago. She returned with the new owner in need of TLC I had the distinct impression she came back to where she was born to die. The horse was given round the clock care by the original owner and the current one. The energy in the stable was difficult and I sensed the first owner having a difficult time letting go she shared with me she was reminding herself she was no longer in charge. Yes, but her heart!

After the horses passing the energy lifted and noticed a new light in the stable owner, she is my riding instructor and a friend.

The other day after riding lesson I went into the tack room and I felt the horse that passed and heard a message. It was as if she was standing next to me it was so strong. I stopped and texted the owner what the horse communicated.

Then I felt another message, to the owner. She was in the stable doing chores and I decided to text her the message instead of telling her. She texted back, is she here? After I walked up to her she shared that she felt something behind her as she walked through the breezeway and thought it was me behind her. She looked and knew she felt the horse. She was so grateful for the message and the confirmation.

She asked me some pertinent questions. When she herself transitioned would the horse meet her at the bridge or the other owner? I thought about it a while. I wasn’t sure. then I knew, she always wanted to be with the one who birthed her. she adapted to her circumstance with the new owner, yet longed to come back home. I told her no guilt was needed as this is the path life is. We go where we are guided as life and circumstances change. Horses have long memories and know what they want and need.

Horsemanship is evolving and as we let go of the need to possess and know we are their guardians and they have a path and a purpose. As we deepen the connection within us, we discover new ways of relating to horses we begin a new path of freedom. Heart centered choices transcends the ego opening up to letting go and allowing them to be where they belong so they may thrive and live their highest potential!

Joey developed the program, Reiki for horse & owner. A comprehensive tool for healing one self and horses. It is focused on learning to develop telepathic communication with horses.

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Soul work

As a private person I am learning the importance of sharing. It is revealing to let people into your innermost sanctuary to trust that it will be received and not judged. In the world of being a healer, my goal is to listen and understand, empathize when appropriate and show compassion to support someones journey. For me it is easier to hold space for others. I know the importance of giving myself what I freely share with others.

In these uncertain times I have found myself in uncharted territory, experience feelings of loss, safety. I am changing along with others which creates emotions and causes me to look deep inside to find what needs to be transformed. During this process I have felt as if I am weakened, yet my mind knows this is what soul work is. A deep dive into the unknown where I am looking for the light inside the consciousness of underlying cause or belief that is stopping me from movement.

On a spiritual level I am deeply reverent and understanding of the collective work we do, as the world holds a mirror for all to see pointing inward. The illusion of separateness allows me the privacy to work, and the challenge is keeping my emotional reality apart from the world, as we grow in unity, so does empathy.

If I am willing to be in this darkness, I have a chance to morph into something else. I chose to be here, as we all came here to heal. I know inside I can do this, as I a muster up the courage and stamina to surrender to the unknown mystery, viewing it, giving it a voice and letting it go to be transformed.

Emptiness brings enlightenment and room to create presence.  Something deep inside compels me; do not abandon or resist what you feel, it leads to the portal of healing and transformation. The willingness to allow the pain to move through is the genius of the experience.

I am part of the collective movement to usher in a new age. When I am ready to let go of what I believe to be me, I align my soul to divine purpose.

Soul work is the hardest work, while I am saying no I don’t want to feel this, my heart and my mind and emotions guide me to go through, for this is the path set forth.

We are separate for a purpose, and when its time we will be transformed, ready to unite on a new level.

When I feel this way I take to my journal. I write to the angels and they always answer me.

This is what they shared, and is about all of us who elected to be here!

Dear child, we see you and we know the challenges earthlings face. You are still strong and you will recover victoriously!! We send you waves of light and love to pave the way through the next months. Stay faithful and know the strength you seek is always within you, lean on the energies of the heavens and trust the outcome will be beautiful!


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One life

I discovered this on my computer today. I am always writing, or recording inspirations and intuitions I receive, this one was written ‎September ‎06, ‎2018. I thought this pertinent to the climate of what we are globally experiencing and wanted to share. 

On my walk today I felt the presence of something greater than myself. I could almost touch the voice of God within me. I could “hear” the guidance of angels and spirits as if I stood in the center of the place where life and death intersects.

In that moment I was completely present and understood in my soul that presence is power. All information comes from within the ability to hold ourselves in that presence, as all energies live in the dimension of that state of beingness

When the mind perceives awareness beyond it current vibration, it opens to connect with collective mind, we become unified with all life.

As we access the power of the moment and focus within, we gain entry into all realms. Being present enables one to access the mind, heart and essence of all that is, ever was and will be.

In that moment, a gateway opened and I was allowed to witness life, my life through this portal of perception, which, if I could surrender to, would open up new dimensions of thought for all to access.

We are one life, scattered into many bodies, a living testament of the divine in form.

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Star light healing

Star Light Healing

White Eagle is a Native American ascended master who uses symbols for healing, attunement, and transcendence. For centuries symbols have been used to act as portals to empower and enlighten mankind. All symbols have characteristics imbued within the framework, giving each one a different expression.

At one time in evolution, we became separated from the power that created us. Symbols were given to assist mankind in reconnecting to the essence and truth of existence.

Symbols are alive, multi-dimensional tools, we can attune to both physically and spiritually. Star light symbol is ancient, and has been adopted by many religions and healing modalities. It represents heaven on earth and assists one as a symbol of unity and creation. The two triangles symbolize as above, so as below, signifying perfect balance.

Star light is how White Eagle refers to the symbol, as it is a source of light, power, and love, and may be used infinitely and unconditionally for oneself, the community and the world.

Symbols are sacred geometry used to activate power and increase the awareness that we are made of light and vibration; the criteria to attune to this symbol are visualizing the symbol within the heart and above the head, as a source of power, strength, love and creativity.

Through ancient symbolism we are able to cultivate love, a key component in living an integrated unified life, working in harmony, bringing heaven to earth.

Visualizing yourself inside the star creates a unified feeling and deepens awareness. It is a unconditional source of energy and light. Inside the star is the spirit that lives in all life. The power of the star is unlimited, it is you, in the highest form.

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doing nothing…

As I walk through life I realize how incredibly blessed and gifted I am with the lessons the universe is mirroring throughout my life. I am discovering and uncovering the mystery of my own soul, as I want to remember why I came here. There are no guarantees in life, only choices you make along the way.

I have struggled for understanding, healing and forgiveness. I have experienced the pain of loss in order discover the truth inside me. For me, the most difficult thing I have done is nothing. My mind over and over wants to fix it, make it right, and my heart says wait, do nothing.

Doing nothing in society says something.  How well do I honor my sacred self and the next steps?

I work hard, endure the lessons, stick with the pain, do nothing except feel, that became the portal of release, a chance to become something not  yet imagined. Faith helped me discover something unique and precious inside, which  is the goal of all souls.

As I uncover the fear, I discover the very thing that is hidden, the light within. The light we all share.

Life can be bittersweet, we give something up, in order to make room for new. New could mean anything, it is a risk to grow.  One can go willingly or through circumstance.  The pain of loss can overshadow the gift of opportunity, faith carries you, until I found the moment and stopped living behind and was able to look forward.

We have all had unexpected challenges  and you rose up to meet it, worked it over until you realized you always knew what to do.

As I write this I think what would I do if…And then I am reminded not to make plans, model knowing,  trust and have faith in the gifts the Creator has given me, stay strong and follow my heart, no matter what.




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Autumn Blessings

I love the seasonal changes, they bring opportunities to shift consciousness through  experiences. A time to re-examine where we are and what we chooseFall-Leaves-4- to take with us. I have learned my emotions play a vital role in determining where I am and what element needs  balance. In Autumn the day is equal and our bodies are preparing to take the energy within, a time of the feminine or the yin energy.

The West is the home of the setting sun, the place Autumn rests and the Bear is the representative of the element of Earth, a perfect place of emotional release.

Introspection and rebirth occur as the bear enters the cave to shed, rest and recover from the season of giving, sharing and energetic play and reap the reward of the harvest. The fall harvest is represented in pumpkins and gourds that decorate our homes in celebration of the next steps and the hard work we have accomplished.

Seasons offer portals and gateways to help elevate awareness to deepen connection. It is the perfect time to let go before we enter the womb of the great Mother, the  nurturer the healer, to prepare for what will become.

This is a day of gratitude for all I have received and given. I look to balance my inner and outer world, between my mind and body, emotion and spirit, heaven and earth. I seek the center, to re-evaluate what hinders me, where my thoughts are taking me, what messages I am sending out.

As I reflect on the past I breath in the idea of the possibilities that are in the waiting , and I give thanks to the energies and interactions designed to help me grow.  I feel  the blessings of all that has shaped me in to this moment.

Happy Autumn Blessings to All!


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Keeper of space

I was grinding coffee for Joe this morning I smiled to think I have had this Mr. Coffee grinder since the early 1990’s. My thoughts went to thinking about all the treasures I keep from people over the years. I realized it is part of my practice, to hold space for people through the gifts they have given.

I have had people share with me, “if you are no longer in my life, I rid myself of the things you gave me”.  I may have done that in the early part of my life and it never made me feel better. I have learned to channel the emotion of the hurt, and be accountable for my actions, even if the other party is unwilling, which is challenging. I have had the experience of someone being so angry with me they sent me back what I gave them in an unmarked box. I destroyed it in a ceremony and kept an angel statue given me by the same person. I bless it and choose to focus on the love we share. It took me time to get there, I persevered in healing myself over time.

Over the years I have made many mistakes in relationships and through those lessons I consciously choose to hold space for those who suffer, in the hope we find our way back to one another. Working with people in a healing setting as given me the understanding of how personal suffering is and how we can help in a silent way, by holding space for them to find their way back to peace.

Through the last 15 years I have had some very difficult lessons on people being removed from my life, the questions, the guilt the wondering how to handle it and should I fix it or let it go?  I have gone through the emotions of these questions and re-evaluated my behavior and the cause of the separation, until, after years, I came to the realization its okay. Their part in the story of my journey with them is over, for now.

I learned to accept my humanness in letting things be as they are, and hold space for what would come.

As a problem solver the hardest thing I have ever been guided to do is Nothing.  And to wait, trust and be a keeper of the space.

I am learning every day to let go. I want you to know I share all my experiences with you in my thoughts, my feelings and my heart with the perception that separation is an illusion and that all those I love are always with me.

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65 and counting

Today I am the luckiest woman, my cup is full and running over with blessings.

I feel incredibly blessed to have lived on this Earth for this long, as I know that however long we live in these earth bodies, we have the opportunity to fulfill something inside of us we choose to evolve into. God has given me a gift and it is up to me to leave the treasure within me here, where it is deposited into the flow of consciousness that we all share.

These last 4 years I have been challenged at all levels, an experience that happens when a loved one has life threatening illness.  Now I am morphing into something new, a rebirth after transition. Joe and I have both been changed by it all and by the gift of age and the gift of life!

We are grateful, for all of you and the love and support that has been given us. We are  strong people and are stronger for the connection we have developed, in all realms.

It is time to regenerate all that I have learned into a new perspective. Life changes you, it is challenging, exciting and rewarding , did I mention scary? all in one.

I wanted to say, thank you, I am so grateful

Sending hugs and blessings, always