We were lucky to catch up with Christina Ward recently and have shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina , thanks for joining us today. Learning the craft is often a unique journey from every creative – we’d love to hear about your journey and if knowing what you know now, you would have done anything differently to speed up the learning process.
I learned to use my spiritual gifts by learning to trust myself. One of the keys to unlocking yourself is self-trust. Something I could’ve done better to speed up the learning process would’ve been to be more intentional about what I wanted. I also would’ve been more patient with myself. I know, patience and speed totally contradict each other. However, I’ve learned to trust in Divine time. Patience creates a state of flow. I believe that the most essential skills while learning to use spiritual gifts is bravery and trust. It takes practice to be an actively brave person. The obstacles I faced while learning more about my gifts was the fear of being myself. I was afraid of being different and misunderstood. But I just learned to work through the fear.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
My name is Christina. I’m a spiritual practitioner who also goes by the handle @theshadowsideguide on all social media platforms. I became a spiritual practitioner because I wanted to use my spiritual gifts and intuition to help others free and heal themselves. I provide services such as energy reading, mediumship, and reiki healing. I’m also a published author. You can purchase my journal for kids “Gratitude Attitude” by Christina Ward on Amazon. I pride myself on providing excellent services. I’m very grateful for all of my returning clients and their constant positive feedback. I’m very grateful to help promote healing and clarity. My main goal is to assist my clients with trusting their own intuition.
What do you think is the goal or mission that drives your creative journey?
I believe my mission is to be as free as possible in this life. My goal has always been to strip away limitations, self-imposed or other. As I continue on my journey, I’m inspired to share my story and help others free themselves as well.
We often hear about learning lessons – but just as important is unlearning lessons. Have you ever had to unlearn a lesson?
A lesson I had to unlearn was that I couldn’t be myself. I had to unlearn abandoning myself. I grew up in a household that did not encourage self-expression. As a child, I learned to mask my self and emotions. It wasn’t safe to display sadness or anger. I grew up being a constant people pleaser. I had to reach a point where I wanted to live for me. I had to stand up for myself. I had to fight for myself. It’s constant practice to be able to stand in your truth. But, it’s worth it.