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Conversations with Elijah Carter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elijah Carter.

Hi Elijah, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started practicing Reiki healing in Sacramento, California, 6 months after college. At that time, I had just received my first DUI. As a new college grad and a new intern at a hospital, I struggled with overconsumption of alcohol to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. After explaining my situation to my co-worker, she introduced me to Reiki healing to promote mental and spiritual balance. Reiki is a Japanese alternative healing modality that reduces stress and promotes the body’s relaxation response and natural healing ability. Using reiki hands-on healing techniques alleviates any imbalances in the body.

In 2019 I realized that my office job was my main stressor and that it was time to do what I was passionate about. While working a 9 to 5, my co-workers would vent their problems to me while I helped them through life coaching without knowing it. After the pandemic, I quit my job and started my reiki healing and tarot reading practice online. Seeing and feeling Reiki’s effectiveness for me, I decided to dive deep into my spiritual practice to help others heal. Reiki helped open my intuition and connect me with the Divine presence (God). I developed my intuitive gifts more by practicing tarot readings in Long Beach, CA, and Orange County local spiritual shops. I found it fun and helpful for the people I read for. In May 2021, I decided to make it official and created my spiritual healing small business. My business has solely operated online because of the pandemic, but I am now working on getting a physical space for my healing practice here in Phoenix.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
Realizing I was a new small business owner left me with many questions legally, financially, and morally. A lot of the legal jargon I learned came from several online sources and reaching out for help from experts. I think that’s a big one. Asking for help is a new thing I’ve learned. Asking for help is a strength and not a weakness. I also learned to set boundaries within myself and my clients. Some clients want me to be their healer or give them the guidance they intuitively already know. I’ve learned to kindly turn clients back to the healing tools I gave them and ask them to implement them more into their lives. Many seek shortcuts to healing trauma, self-acceptance, or attracting the relationships they desire. The truth is there are no shortcuts to healing. It takes self-care and self-discipline. Financially I’ve learned that business school only taught the basics about being a small business owner. There’s a lot of responsibility and oversight when you are your sole worker. I am grateful that being a business owner gives me a lot of independence and flexibility. I work with people who are open and receptive to healing their own life.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Reiki can promote healing on a mental, physical, and spiritual level. I am an Intuitive Life Coach and Reiki teacher. I help men and women become their healers by holding a sacred space for them to observe and release any emotional blockage in their life. To start a reiki healing session, I guide my clients through meditation and place my hands on the client where I feel the emotional blockage. In my tarot readings, I channel messages from the Divine (God/spirit) for my clients to receive help regarding their questions.

I can connect with a client’s angels, passed loved ones, and their spirit guides. I believe we all can channel and connect to the Divine. If we all created more self-awareness and disconnect from the world around us, we could channel our psychic gifts more. Coming from an LGBTQ background, I have dealt with a lot of the emotional trauma my clients have experienced, so this creates a better bond between the client and teacher relationship. What sets me apart from others is that I give my clients practical spiritual tools to help them release emotional blockages. Whether it be a blockage regarding financial success, relationships, self-love, or self-acceptance, we have the healing tools inside of us to manifest our heart’s desires.

What do you think about happiness?
In psychology, they have the term “inner child,” which is that part of our subconscious mind that has picked up good and bad experiences since birth. In Reiki healing, we talk about the inner child a lot as a way of connecting to ourselves and our truest desires. What makes me happy is following my inner child’s bliss every day. Whether that be going for a hike, traveling out of town, eating my favorite candy, or dancing online with my clients brings me so much joy in my life. Happiness comes from within, so I’ve learned that I can be happy only by expressing my truth and following my heart.


  • 15 Minute Reading $35
  • 35 Minute Reading $65
  • 1 Hr Reiki Healing & Tarot Reading $90
  • Reiki I,II,Master Attunement $80

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