(pronounced: Lease-anne Val-en-teen)
FUN FACT: My name means the abundant power and grace of God. Cool, right?
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It always begins with questions... an internal stirring.
WHY AM I SO SENSITIVE? HOW CAN I PROTECT MY ENERGY?
It took a long time to hear the answers to these questions.
From a respected legal career to a successful film & TV actress, and best-selling author, I’ve played many roles, and being a 5th generation shaman has played into every single one, even when I didn’t know it.
When I was a child, “make me an instrument of your peace,” was my prayer, my mantra. These healing words helped me balance the energy of a family life that was both full of love and fraught with witnessing addiction. And it was the only tool I ever used in my toolbox without fully understanding what I was asking for.
I have come to understand that peace is a winged warrior who flies into the middle of a storm and tames it with the light.
In my Puerto Rican family, our faith in prayer has always been strong. Psychic development, “laying on of hands,” and learning about medicinal plants were part of that prayer. My great-great-grandmother was a renowned healer in Puerto Rico, a shaman, a boitiu. My grandfather learned from her, and I learned from him.
But we didn’t use these titles; we just called it Saturday.
Still, I needed additional tools to thrive at home, in school, and in life. So when a nun introduced me to meditation at the age of 13, it expanded my entire world! I immediately saw the similarities between prayer and meditation; that inner peace can take us to great heights!
And yet, it took me much longer to understand HOW.
The descendant of four generations of intuitive healers before me, you’d think I’d have gotten here sooner. But honestly, I was afraid. It took courage to release old limiting beliefs about my intuition, my spirituality, and my heritage.
When you untangle from limiting beliefs, both your own and from those around you, that’s when you unlock your potential.
It wasn’t until I answered “the call” as a shaman that everything truly fell into place. I found my tribe of gifted shamanic healers, mystics, and spiritual leaders who helped me put the puzzle of my life together. Then I truly understood why I stepped into so many careers that turned me into a conscious healer … and how my lineage played into all of this. I finally heard the response to the prayer I’d been repeating my whole life!
I wasn’t an instrument of peace — I was peace. As it turns out, the answers I was looking for were inside of me all along.
From pounding the pavement on Wall Street to working the red carpet, I have sown seeds of peace every step of the way, showing creatives, leaders, and intuitive healers how to amplify their gifts…on-screen and on the stage of life.
We’re here to be emanations of peace by being exactly who we are, as we are – and to let that light within shine brightly.
If you don’t have the right tools, you might find yourself shutting down your intuition and feeding old narratives.
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