Frequently Asked Questions
All of my services are provided for the purposes of education, information, and spiritual enlightenment. I am not a registered health care practitioner and therefore, I can not diagnose or dictate treatment for any physical conditions. I may receive messages about, see, and provide energy healing to physical conditions during sessions, and sometimes recommend additional services I'm personally aware of, but it's all suggestive & alternative treatment that's not medically or legally binding. Everything is intended to serve your highest good, and sometimes messages that don't resonate in the moment are meant to be "planted" for a near-future reason. It should be stated that reading results can change completely, at any given time, if the person who was read decides to one day take a different path (both literally and figuratively) and therefore messages cannot all be considered final and written in stone. With all spiritual work, there's an understanding that all messages & healing need to be matched with the appropriate physical action to achieve the desired results. For this reason, healing services should be approached with an open mind and willingness to address the root issue(s), and I strongly urge you to have a free consultation first if you're unsure. Trauma Healing work consists of both life coaching/counselling and intuitive healing, of which journaling homework is assigned to increase your awareness around root causes and effects. As all sessions are meant to be approached with the above understandings, clients release Ashley Tilson from any possible legal liabilities that arise during the course of, or following, the Practitioner-Client relationship.
What are your certifications and specific skills?
I am certified as a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Crystal Healing Practitioner, and Priestess of Light, and I maintain my registration as a Reiki Practitioner with the Canadian Reiki Association. The Priestess of Light designation is from a 6-month long intensive multi-modality training program where I also learned how to upgrade my gifts, shield & protect myself while channeling messages from Divine and my spiritual team, and so much more. This training allows me to facilitate modalities such as (but not limited to) Cord Cutting/Cleansing, Akashic Readings, Inner Child work, Ego Alchemy [also known as Shadow Work], and Soul Retrieval.
I've also completed training in EFT (Tapping), Sound Healing, Light Codes & Light Language, and as a Life Coach, all of which contribute to the expertise delivered through teachings, assigned homework, and suggested aftercare practices.
Please note that I do not work with dark rituals or entities/spirits, and do not condone this activity. I do, however, have experience working on clients that need help to "undo" this work as appropriate.
My skills are ever-evolving due to my personal pursuit of continuous development, but I like to simply identify myself as an Intuitive Empath (my strongest sense is of feeling [clairsentience], but I receive further clarity through gut instincts/thoughts [claircognizance] and visions [clairvoyance], in addition to the occasionally spoken statement from my spirits [clairaudience]). I'm also a medium; which is something that I utilize during Reading sessions when and where appropriate.
Why should I receive Reiki and how often?
The reasons for receiving Reiki vary from person to person. If you're completely new to it and have no spiritual intentions for it, you may only find it to be a surprisingly relaxing experience that calms your mind and your emotions. All of my Reiki clients report feeling calmer, in a better mood, and able to (easily) think more positively and clearly following a treatment. This is due to the work I've done which is all energy-based and focused on the metaphysical, which results in you becoming more self-aware; more conscious.
Since this effect wears off as time goes on, and especially as you take on more stress in the weeks-months after, you could have just as much (or more) negative energy and blockages to remove if you wait a long time to be treated again. This is why some clients opt to see me monthly, and some just contact me when they notice they're "due". Clients that complement their cancer treatment or surgical recovery with Reiki book me within that schedule - you only need to contact me to discuss this option further.
If you're new to Reiki and are ready to pursue your spiritual path, it's recommended to start with 3 weekly sessions, then resume monthly sessions. This is an optional requirement suggested by the Canadian Reiki Association, but I don't hold my clients to this unless they want it. The reason for that schedule is because the more often you receive Reiki in the beginning, the more you'll "prime" youself to this form of healing and open up & unblock your conscious capability (self-awareness).
Someone like myself, who leads a very spiritually-focused life and is always well aware of their own energy, would self-treat as often and as many times as needed; which is why people end up becoming a Reiki Practitioner even if they never intend to offer it as a service to others. It's all completely up to you, but all involve going with what you feel you need and being open to the experience.
What are your beliefs?
I am a very nature-conscious person who uses all-natural, cruelty-free products, LOVES animals, and believes we are all connected. Everything is made up of energy and I believe that accepting this understanding opens the door to one's self-awareness. We all - animals included - have a soul and the ways of the modern world (technology-based, namely) have made us all forget the ways of spirit. But our ways have been silenced and ridiculed for too long.. and in this age where a lot more people are waking up to these truths (for example: accepting traditions such as Indigenous beliefs & practices), more leaders are stepping forward to teach the world about spirituality. As someone that came into this work as a complete skeptic, I can promise you that experiencing it for yourself is the only way to truly believe in it.
Many people ask me about my religious beliefs and my answer is this - I don't discriminate, but I personally won't devote myself to any one religion. I've worked with many religious figures and I allow this to happen [in my personal work] based on whoever wishes to come forward in the moment. If it's more helpful for you to include your religious beliefs in our 1-on-1 work, then by all means do so! You can even let me know beforehand so that I can guide you to include addressing such. Since I work very closely with the angelic realm for all of my work, the presence of Archangels, Angels, and Guardian Angels is invited into every single session that I have with clients.
When it comes to the medical world, I do NOT discourage anything that's being prescribed to you but I also believe we need to be our own advocate. I have personally found that spiritual practices in addition to doctor-prescribed measures are the answer to addressing an issue from every possible angle. It's true that energy healing has started to be recognized medically as being able to speed up recovery times and alleviate the severity of some physical conditions, but there are certain things that can only be cured with the help of a doctor. I offer solutions for natural approaches to everything, but it's all meant to complement what you're already doing. Only in time will you know if you can start leaning away from medications or other therapies; take it in strides and with your doctor's consent as this was how I became medication & ailment-free myself.