Sacred Foot Massage

Sacred Foot MassageBubbles, warm water, and lavender oil await your longing feet to be touched, pampered and adored for an hour of intimate bliss and love! To be touched, and embraced with kindness opens up the heart, clears ones energy, and allows one to surrender into the experience of receiving; being nurtured, pampered, appreciated, respected and offered unconditional love.

I love watching someone melt, and relax in peace, knowing they are in safe arms, cared for, and can surrender their true feelings. It is fulfilling to give the gift of love, and be received with gratitude that they allowed you to help release their stresses, sadness, or anxiety, and opened their heart.

Sacred Foot Massage is much more than a massage. It is a full body experience of bliss, energy cleansing, pampering, and opening up to the greater gift of ones own heart, as the heart melts its fears, worries, concerns and stresses, and can relax into the unknown, as though time was nonexistent. A true healing experience in formed, and with delight and trust, sometimes ones heart opens even greater and tears of love release from the body, as the stress leaves and changes form.

The opposite of stress and anxiety is bliss. As the body shifts the stress, it opens up to a kundalini wave of energy flowing that takes over and manifests as bliss. Bliss is a full body feeling of pleasure, however, pleasure does not necessarily mean sexual. It can mean a spiritual cleansing of ones own energy center. In many cases, however, orgasm manifests, and takes over inside and outside, as deeper breaths rise, energy expands and love abounds!

Sacred Foot Massage includes a consultation/coaching part of the session, discussion of current or recent issues, blocks and obstacles, and desires of where to arrive/goals to achieve. Then the session includes a hand to the heart, guided deep breathing, and then getting ready to soak the feet in a tub of warm bubbly water. Then massage is experienced on one foot at a time, dripping water to the rest of the leg, and massaging the rest of the leg. Then the other foot and leg is done. Often a blanket will rest over the upper part of the body, with a pillow behind the persons head and room to stretch out as they relax deeper. After the feet are done, deeper massing into the thighs is experienced, and then more of a sensual nature massage takes form. As the person surrenders they may experience full body orgasm, and as they come to rest, I may rest my hand on their heart again, or put my arm around them to allow them to surrender into the bliss and love just received. Sometimes it takes a moment to get grounded and integrate from this experience, so I will sit with them and hold them until they feel settled and ready to get up.

This is an example of one of the Spiritual Tantra Sessions I offer. There are many other examples.

Much Love and Blessings,

Asttarte

Clarifying Juicy from Gentle

Clarifying Juicy from Gentle

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There are some of you who have been followers of my writing and work for some time, and others who are just meeting me for the first time.

I made a decision recently to separate my work as a Spiritual Healer, Yoga Teacher, Shiatsu Massage Therapist & Emotional Release techniques to a new site that is completely separate from this one. My BeingInBliss site was intended to be a Spiritual site, however, most who found me there, still wanted advanced tantra teachings and healings. Perhaps it is not possible to separate the two worlds, however, in this new awareness, I am attempting.

Everything that was on the BeinginBliss site still exists, however, I imported BeinginBliss to AsttarteDevaYoga.com  since it was very rare that true spiritual seekers found me there. Those who find me and ARE interested in Spiritual Healing, now can feel safe and trust that that is what I will offer, will know they all end up back to the same place.

Like someone said a couple weeks ago, it is not easy to tell someone who is an Interfaith Minister the same things you would say to a Goddess Tantra Healer. And, I agreed. The worlds are quite opposite, however, in Tantra, nothing gets left out and the more skills you have, the more there is to offer. And, thus, I will be adding some of these gifts to the Tantra site, but keeping it focused to one page, with parts on other pages, rather than 10 pages of deep details as I had before.

Namaste,

Asttarte Deva

Interfaith Ministry and Tantra

Interfaith Ministry and Tantra

First let me tell you why there is a blog titled Interfaith Ministry and Tantra on here.

When I began the path as a Healer, it started from somewhere. That somewhere was considered my beginning, and when I first began the journey of awakening, healing, and expanding my consciousness, I dove head first.

I had undertaken a journey of self development and used my intuition to guide me in every direction I pursued. There was no intellectual thought behind my decisions. They were all based on spirit. And as I let spirit lead me, I also was lead into a world based solely on spirit.

I have a huge list on my AsttarteDeva.com website with words of credentials most of you probably have never heard of, and some I am honored that you do. These are different modalities into the realms of spirit. I am grateful to have access to this higher power, and as my journey began I was so enriched by the connection to spirit I developed that I had decided to take on a commitment to this level of my development by claiming myself and initiating myself as an Interfaith Minister.

Many of you who know me as a Sacred Sexual Healer, or who have seen my tantra websites may not understand this, nor understand the connection between the two. However, the connection is great. There is no distinction as a Dakini and Sacred Sexual Healer in the Tantric Arts. Healing is Healing and it can encompass any level of healing that is needed in any particular moment.

As an Interfaith Minister, I am able to perform hands on healing, call in the spirit realm and request healing from the angels around us, and offer prayer treatment as guidance moves through me. At one time I thought I had wanted to be a traditional minister and offer services such as weddings, funerals and baptisms, however, this is not my calling at this time. I do love the training the ministry offered me back in 2001 and the acknowledgment into the connection with all the interfaith minister friends I have through Commonground, Center of Peace and other Spiritual non-religious communities I am a part of.

To make a statement that I am actually ordained is quite a big deal for me. This is my affirmation to the universe that those who come to me and those who cross my path see me as a being of light, a being of love and take me and my work seriously. As I offer you healing upon your request, be it Yoga, Meditation, Psychotherapy, Energy Healing or Tantra Services, know that I am coming with high intentions for your growth, your healing and transformation and will do everything I can to leave you walking out feeling fulfilled on every level emotionally, spiritually,and physically.

May you all be transformed and may you all be filled with love!

Asttarte Deva

The Breath to Stay IN the Body

The Breath to Stay in the BodyThe breath to stay in the body is a very powerful tool. Most people don’t know how powerful it is until they embark on a Yoga path, start doing Breathwork, receive energy healing sessions, or begin the Advanced practices of Tantra.

Often when someone is receiving a massage, it is not the massage that is completely relaxing them, it is the massage that creates a stimulation in the body to remind the person to come into the body and to take deeper breaths. Ultimately, from taking these deeper breaths, this then is what causes the person to be able to have a fully relaxing and blissful experience during the massage. However, some people who receive massage, may have the most skilled and advanced practitioner working on them, but when they do not breathe properly, are holding their breath, or are not guided in breathing deeply when they may need to, their experience can be rather dull and they may think it’s the practitioner who was not very good, when in fact it was in their own creation of not using their breath to its maximum potential.

When I work in Session with my private clients, I often remind my client to breath deeply. The breath can be a means of escaping the body. Many times when someone is holding their breath, forgets to breath, or falls fast into a deep relaxation when we are doing powerful breathing exercises to raise the Kundalini, or to allow for a deeper sensation of pleasure, this means that there is something blocking the person from going deeper into the practice. When someone slips away from the breath, it is often a slipping away and out of the body as well. This happens when there is a deep emotion, or issue that is ready to come to the surface and wants to be released, but the individual does not know how to deal with it, and instead reacts by suppressing it further and pushing it down, by not breathing or breathing shallow.

By escaping their own body, they are also escaping the fear or pain of what wants to come up to be released, energetically moved or cleared for them. This fear or pain often is unknown of. It doesn’t necessarily need to be something you even know what it is, but when a numbness in the body, or detachment from the body by slipping into shallow breathing happens, this is the exact time you need to be conscious of your breath and begin to breath with more awareness and attention to actively breathe deeper.

Why is being in the body something you want to work towards? Because you will then get to release the block in your vibration, your mind, your emotions and your entire energetic system, and this then will allow you to move into deeper presence in your own body, experiencing pleasure, sensations that you could not even feel before, and an opening in your heart and the ability to love others and receive others more deeply. Doesn’t everyone want to feel more of what they are capable of? Why not let go of what is keeping you from experiencing bliss and allow the breath to be your tool to access it!!!

This is what I teach in my private Sessions. Why not try it for yourself.

Namaste,
Asttarte Deva

Autobiography of Asttarte

Autobiography of Asttarte Sharananda Deva’s Credentials and Training


BALANCING OF THE MIND, BODY & SOUL
 
EDUCATION
I have a degree in Behavioral Science of Anthropology focused on World Religions, Psychology/ Sociology and English/Creative Writing in order to connect to all people from all cultures.

I’ve been studying Holistic Healing and truly on the path to “find myself” since December of 1995 after being a part of a major Environmental Entrepreneurial company. My skills of ambition, self-motivation, determination, success principles, leadership and business were first instilled during this time.

I have studied through Writer’s Digest School and have been a poet and writer since the age of 5. I plan to write and publish many books in the future.

April of 1996 is when I first practiced magick and learned to work with candles, colors, the aura and angels. During this time is when I learned I’ve been an Intuitive all my life.

I’ve been studying and practicing Astrology since the age of 12 and was introduced to Numerology at the age of 15.

I enjoy the studies of different cultures and different ethnic backgrounds. I enjoy researching anything of value that would be helpful in supporting and explaining to others.
EMOTIONAL PROCESSING/PSYCHOTHERAPY/

BREATHWORK/TANTRA
The Work of Byron Katie
I’ve been trained in The Work of Byron Katie and used this for my own development for 3 years. The Work is a form of counseling and Emotional Processing to tap into any issue that is present at the time. It is a way of calming the mind, and being ok with what is, in any moment. This method of healing helped me tremendously and I recommend it as one of the top best tools for growth in healing trauma, loss, depression and coming to love yourself and be in your own power. I have offered counseling sessions to clients by using this method of transformation and would be happy to do so for others if there is an interest.

Emotional Freedom Technique
I have been trained to perform sessions, healing, and do emotional clearing with EFT since the spring of 2000. I support clients with sessions of EFT when the time calls us. EFT can transform anything at anytime and any place. I highly recommend anyone who wants to grow to learn this. I offer EFT sometimes in Counseling or Healing sessions.

From the emofree.com website:

EFT is a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is a unique version of acupuncture except you don’t use needles. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. It launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says…

 

“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.”

 

And because our physical pains and diseases are so obviously connected with our emotions the following statement has also proven to be true…

“Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases.”



Abraham Hicks
I studied with Abraham Hicks for several years and used it as a way of reprogramming the mind to a place of pure joy. The training with Abraham Hicks is channeled to teach others to shift their thinking from negativity to an outstanding form of abundance. You can create anything you desire, you just have to shift your thinking to believe so. For information, tapes, cd’s and trainings, check out the link for Abraham Hicks.

TANTRA TRAINING

Butterfly Workshops
Laurie Handlers is the founder of Butterfly Workshops and this company is specifically targeted for those who are interested in tantra and who want to dive deep into their soul. Tantra is for the serious student and seeker only. It will change your life in ways that nothing can. I met Laurie in September of 2003 and have studied with her for the past 2 and ½ years. I continue going deeper into Tantra as it being the main source of my practice and the catalyst that brings everything together! Tantra Yoga has been my blessing, my biggest challenge and my greatest love. www.butterflyworkshops.com w

Baba Dez
I have been studying with Baba Dez since May of 2005. I met Dez after coming home from the Master Training with Laurie in CA in the beginning of May 2005. I was blessed to have met Dez and dive deeper into the practice of Tantra. I had been thinking about going back to college to get licensed as a Sex Therapist and Psychotherapist focusing on Relationship Counseling and Dance Therapy. Since studying with Dez, I am now working full time as the source of my practice being an Intimacy Therapist, and the other names fall into the same category; Sex Therapist, Relationship Counselor, Marital Counselor, Sacred Sexual Healer, and more. Being a Dakini now, I incorporate all levels of healing into my work, and can draw from anything at anytime and for any person. I plan to continue studying with Dez, and other Tantra Teachers and am devoting my life to this path. I am in love with life and being a Tantra Yoga Healer/Therapist/Teacher has brought me more joy than anything I could have ever asked for. I will be continuing the dream of Dance Therapy by dancing whenever I can, and perhaps someday performing as a Bellydancer (or something even better). www.babadez.com, and www.sedonatemple.com

I did personal mentoring, workshops and training with the following:
I received my training through Baby Dez, in Sedona, www.babadez.com, and www.sedonatemple.com.
Jeremiah Lindsay, www.journeysawakening.com
Anita DeFrancesco, www.tantrawisdom.com

and more!

 

YOGA
I’ve been a student and practitioner of Yoga since January of 1998, longer than I’ve been a Massage therapist. I am grateful to Yoga for offering me all the healing, lessons, training, experience and joy in life it has.

I’ve practiced Asthanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Anasara Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Tantra Yoga, and Egyptian Yoga. My two favorite practices are Egyptian and Tantra Yoga. All styles of Yoga are amazing, and often one can lead to the other and open up doors within you to become more open to experiencing and appreciating all forms.

I finally chose a Yoga Teacher Training this past fall, however, because of my practice coming into effect full time during the same time, I needed to take a break from it, and will be completing my training at Yoga on Main, Manayunk, at the end of their next session.

BODYWORK
I am a practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage, and love this form of art.

I am also a practitioner of 5 Element Shiatsu Massage, Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure and WellSea Approach Massage. On the weekend of March 25th, 2001, I completed the 12-Hour Basic course for Introduction to Shiatsu at the International School of Shiatsu in Doylestown, PA. I am a Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, however most of my clients prefer swedish or sensual massage, so I often integrate this technique with the others. You are welcome to request just a Shiatsu Massage without the other techniques if desired.

My initial reason for studying massage was to promote Reiki and to work full time as an Energy Healer at a salon in Wayne, PA. Soon after my trainings my goal was always to work out of my home doing both. I’ve grown to loving both massage and energy therapy and will always support others how spirit guides me.

REIKI
I took my first professional Metaphysics, Reincarnation and Aromatherapy class on my birthday in 2000 when I met my second Reiki Teacher, and became an intense student of Reiki with him, as my teacher, beloved and healer for 2 years after this day. I learned everything he knew and practiced Reiki almost every day either on the phone or in person. I grew to become an incredible healer from this experience – remotely, or in person.

I was initiated as a Usui Reiki MasterTeacher in July of 2000. From this initiation into the Reiki ray, I moved on to other forms of healing that have helped bring my potential to the utmost maximum. I am a Usui Reiki Master~Teacher~Healer.
You may also see my site at www.myspace.com/tantrica for more links.

In the winter of 2000/2001 I received training into Shamballa Reiki; which is a higher form of Reiki at a much higher vibrational level than the original Usui Reiki I received in July. In order to be attuned to Shamballa Reiki, you must be at least a Usui Reiki Level 2. I am a Shamballa Reiki Master~Teacher~Healer. I have not offered classes in this form of art in quite some time, but if interested, please send me an email. Requirements are at least a level 2 of Usui Reiki. I can attune and teach you this art as well.

In August of 2002, I received my initiations and training into a form of Reiki called Tera-Mei Seichem in one day from my second Shamballa Reiki Teacher, Barbara Ruth. My first Shamballa Reiki teacher, Murielle Welsh, moved to Phoenix, AX. Her friend and partner teacher, who taught my Shamballa level 1 and 2 together, Sally Martin, stayed here in Pottstown, PA. Sally still offers Reiki classes and Reiki shares to this day. I am a Tera-Mei Seichem Reiki Master~Healer.

I’ve also been Initiated into Kundalini Reiki and have moved on to the Masters level to Initiate and heal others, however, I usually just integrate this modality in sessions when guided. My teacher is from and lives in India. I learned with him through Distance healing and communication. I am a Kundalini Reiki Master~Healer.


FREQUENCY BALANCING & AXIOTONAL ALIGNMENTS

On March 11 2001, I received my first Full Body Axiotonal Alignment and offer Alignments to this day. I am an Axiotonal Alignment Practitioner.

In April of 2001, I became initiated into a form of healing called Frequency Balancing at the first level. In the summer of 2001, I went on to the Advanced level of FB. I am an Advanced Frequency Balancing Practitioner.

ANGEL HEALING
Working with angels is my regular area of endeavors; whether it is through meditation, teaching, giving sessions, or channeling. My contact with my angel friends is of the most priority. See other blogs about my sessions with angels.

On May 5, 2001 I received my Basic and Intermediate attunement and training into the method of healing called Integrative Energy Therapy. On May 26, I received my Advanced level into Integrative Energy Therapy also by my teacher Jacky Williams. I am an Advanced Integrative Energy Therapist.

On September 9 2001, two days before the major historical event of our history, I was initiated and trained into the Intermediate level of healing called Igili. I have been considering going on to the teacher level.

I had several experiences with angels as a child and have always been sensitive to energy. As a young girl, I had painted on my wall, “VIBES ARE EVERYTHING”. I learned young that there is so much out there that we can’t physically see and to always look beyond the obvious.

INTERFAITH MINISTRY/PRAYER TREATMENTS
I have been Ordained as a Melchizedek Priestess through the Order of Melchizedek from the Sanctuary of the Beloved, in NY by Daniel Chesbro, October of 2001. I am an Ordained Interfaith Minister.

I was initiated into the Universal Life Church, August 25, 2002 as a Spiritual Counselor and Interfaith Minister. I use this training and certification for prayer, counseling and healing others. I also am being guided to take a formal 1 to 2 year training with The Center of Peace or Agape Ministry.
For other good sources of ULC, see: http://hometown.aol.com/gracewatcher/ulc.html, http://h.webring.com/hub?ring=holyeyecon

I highly recommend:
The Center of Peace
A Trans Denominational Spiritual Community ~ “Only through recognition of the commonality that exists among all denominations, can the hope of the future for all humankind be fulfilled. We, therefore, invite our congregants to bring to the Center of Peace, their religious heritage based on the beliefs and practices of their previous ecclesiastical experience. Here they may examine that heritage in light of the tenants of religious science. Here they may discover the common thread that flows through all denominations that acknowledge the singular authority of God and the sanctity and beauty of the human spirit. Here they may discover the unconditional LOVE of GOD.”
Germantown, PA,

Commonground Fellowship
I am grateful to my friend, healer, and counselor Andrea Thomas. May she always shine like the light of an angel! Commonground is a local community people can go to get inspired, have positive transformations and feel totally loved and supported. It is a place where miracles happen through dance, singing and shining in the light! I have been a part of this community since its inception. I am a part of the choir, and love to sing whenever I can. I was in a choir all throughout my adolescence since the age of 5, and off and on for the past ten years. I have been in a couple musical theater performances the past few years to rekindle my desire to act and sing.
Commonground Fellowship, Wynnewood, PA.

Commonground and The Center of Peace are almost identical in their activities, and many know one from the other.

Agape Prayer Ministry
I am truly grateful to the Agape Prayer Ministry, for all their dedication to prayer, helping others and making miracles happen. You can call upon Agape Prayer 24 hours a day whenever you are in need. 310-348-1270.

I am drawn to taking the Ministry Training through one of the local Interfaith Communities in the future! These trainings are 1 to 2 years in length to complete.

For more information on prayer, healing and to get a base of knowledge on the spiritual principles and a better feel for the above Interfaith Churches, you may do a search or read any books from: The Science of Mind, and Ernest Holmes.

I am guided in all the work I do.

I sometimes use: crystals, colors, incense, healing cards, a pendulum, white sage &/or sweet grass, candles, and soft music. Energy sessions and massage sessions are quite different, although they are often incorporated together, depending on the individual’s wants and needs.

I enjoy meeting new people, going to new places, art, music, dancing, writing, singing, dining, good foods, yoga, sports, movies, traveling and exploring. As a child I was an eclectic athlete. As an adult, I am a diverse Healer. My interests are large and grow in great measures as the years go by.

I have been a student and practitioner of Holistic Healing, Bodywork, Emotional Processing, Spirituality, Personal Development and Tantra for over ten years. My training and skills are extensive, and now I am ready and available to help many!

Om Shanti, Om Peace, Om Love to you!

Asttarte Sharananda Deva

Asttarte Deva