‘Ancestral Knowledge lives within’ is a deep card. When I came to Pisaq, Peru for the first time in 2007, I knew I had come here before. While in a Despacho ceremony, I saw myself as a young girl climbing barefoot through the hills. Then my little brother (who in this life is my older sister) and I were in a cave and I knew we had no parents, and that I must take care of her. Then the Condor came and the vision ended. As many of you know, I pride myself on being a ‘feeler healer’ and do not usually “See”. This experience has left me with deep GRATITUDE for my Ancestral knowledge and past life experiences.
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Meet Shaman Isabella Stoloff of Orange County Healing Center in Fullerton
Today we’d like to introduce you to Shaman Isabella Stoloff.
Shaman Isabella, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve lived many lifetimes in just this one. I’ve learned what it means to grow spiritually and I know now my life, with all its struggle and challenge, made me the woman I am today.
I was born Isabella Leigh Stoloff, the daughter of movie producer, writer, director, Victor Stoloff & Jacquline Craven Stoloff cover model. I am 1st generation American and that means something to me. My mum raised me (pretty much by herself) in the Hollywood Hills and taught me the expansiveness of the Universe. There was no one religion to focus on, no one “type” of person in the world. There was just oneness. From a young age, I knew about spirituality, energy and flow, although at the time I couldn’t put words to it.
But I was a rebel and it was the 60’s.
Running away from home at the age of 14 put me in a variety of circumstances, as you can imagine, but as I said earlier it made me the person I am today. I am in the process of writing a book and treatment for Netflix Originals so I won’t give it all away. Let’s just say, I chose a troubled, crazy life. At the age of 31 I became pregnant with my youngest child Victoria and finally found “myself”. I pulled out of the darkness I had created and focused on the light and cleansing my mind. I stopped giving my power away and went back to school. Reclaiming my life, I began to live.
In 2006 Shamanism took me by storm. I’ve never been the same.
I had graduated with an MFA in performance and was teaching Acting at Fullerton College when life took a turn. I was studying Shamanism with Alberto Villoldo and the Four Winds Society and was about to lead my first group to Peru. The College I was teaching at called and informed me they were letting all Adjunct Faculty go. Now, I could have gone in a downward spiral and become very negative about my circumstances. I had just bought my first home and had no other income. Instead of allowing the “reality” of what was happening take me down, I became even more enthusiastic about guiding my guests to Peru and turned my home into the Orange County Healing Center.
Trust the Universe has your back.
So I trusted and I have not been disappointed. That was 2010. Since then I have lead many trips to Peru and last year I took a group to England. I have traveled to different countries learning and growing within myself. I created a Shaman training program and have a beautiful tribe of clients that have been by my side throughout my journey. I recently developed a positive affirmation deck with my daughter Victoria called Good Vibes. We are going to print with our 2nd edition and have had them translated into Spanish.
Life just keeps getting better.
If you are struggling or feeling challenged in your life, feel free to look around here on my website where you will find videos and blogs filled with inspiration. If you feel called book a session and experience the healing for yourself. It is beautiful. I am honored and blessed to be on a spiritual path with the ability to assist others in moving forward. I invite you to join our Tribe.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This is a very interesting business as you must focus on the positive and keep your energy high. Of course, there are strugglesbut it is all about keeping a positive outlook and shifting your mind when the going gets tough.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
The Orange County Healing Center is a place where people come together for ceremony and workshops that assist with tuning into your inner wisdom and intuitive nature. I see clients on a one-on-one basis as well as in group settings. Energy healing consists of chakra balancing and soul retrieval as well as life-coaching. Everything that has ever happened to us creates a memory imprint on our light body. This imprint can cause us to feel heavy or stuck in our lives; unable to move forward. The techniques I use from the Andes mountains and Amazon Jungle help in releasing old vibrations so you can tune into yourself in a whole new way.
I pride myself on quality care and my Yelp reviews really show that.
By teaching mindfulness and how to become conscious in the moment I give my clients tools for success. It is truly easier than one thinks. People mention, when they walk in for a healing, how they can feel the energy in the room is different, more clear. When they leave they comment on how much lighter they feel. The OC Healing Center definitely has a vibe of its own.
A few times a year we have fire ceremonies and classes focusing on getting more in touch with ourselves. These are wonderful for diving deeper on your spiritual path. These gatherings are fun and energetic, a great place to meet people and expand your consciousness.
Our next journey to Peru is in October 2017. The energy in the Sacred Valley is incredible. Contact me if you are interested in being on the list for future events; firstname.lastname@example.org
What were you like growing up?
When I was very young I was a spit fire. I once organized a walk-out on our 5th grade teacher because he continually called us morons and idiots. Obviously, that didn’t go too well and I was suspended. I am grateful I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s for they were decades of great change. I believe we are in a new time of change, a change in ourselves. Once we take control of the way we think and become more mindful in our lives, we can let go of the past and create the life we’re mean’t to live.
- Address: 213 N. Yale Ave.,
Fullerton, CA 92831
- Website: www.orangecountyhealingcenter.com, www.goldencondorpublishing.com
- Phone: 714-603-8624
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shamanisabella/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShamanIsabellaStoloff/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsabellaStoloff
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/orange-county-healing-center-fullerton-2
- Other: www.shamanictravel.com
A Journey of Transformation —
As seen in Radiance Magazine July/Aug 2017
I was in no way prepared for the awakening that was about to occur…
It was the summer of 2007. My mother passed away the year before and her death devastated me. I was in fear around finances and had yet to land a job in the field I was working so hard towards.
The last thing I felt I should be doing was running off to Peru on a spiritual journey.
But I had such a profound healing experience with the amazing Shaman from Chile, Marcella Lobos, that when she suggested I go with the Four Winds Society, I tuned in and listened.
When we landed in Cusco, the music that came on the plane was my mother’s favorite song by the artist Enya and I knew then that I had her blessing.
The moment I stepped upon the land I could feel a peaceful vibration. The air was clean and crisp, the people smiling and friendly. I felt as though I had gone back in time, and in a way I had.
We all got on a big bus and headed to the Sacred Valley. As we passed the snowcapped mountains (called the Apus) I could feel their energy and strength in every fiber of my being. We learned about the medicine men and women of the Andes, the Q’ero. I heard the word Ayni for the first time and the idea of reciprocity as a Universal law. I understood being open to give and receive is at the core of their teachings.
Although I had not yet fully claimed my role as Shaman I could feel the call begin to rise and was honored to be answering.
When I came home from that trip to Peru my life unfolded in unimaginable ways. Insecurities that had once plagued me began to disappear. I was finally connecting to my spirit guides and trusting my intuition like never before.
Two years later, I was guided by spirit to open my home as the Orange County Healing Center. I began leading groups to the sacred sites of Peru and England. On New Year’s Eve 2009, I lead a group to Peru to anchor in the masculine and feminine energies. While the Peruvians were dancing in the streets we headed up to the Temple of the Moon in the pouring rain to install medicine rites under the stars. It was magical and I feel honored to have been there.
I want to take this opportunity to personally invite you to join me on my next spiritual pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley of Peru, October 12-21, 2017. Each day will be filled with deep connection and wisdom teachings.
This is a journey of awakening, a journey to your soul.
~Shaman Isabella Stoloff
“WAKING UP” by Shaman Isabella Stoloff
— As seen in GlitterLodge Magazine —
For years I slept and allowed mainstream media to feed my soul. It told me what to wear and what to eat and what toys to buy my children. Television gave me a sense of security when my mom was at work and allowed me to zone out as I grew into an adult. The magazines shouted from their stands about movie stars lives and the latest weight loss fad. I worried about what other people thought of me, was afraid to dance in public and felt less than my peers.
I was a giver. I would bend over backwards to help you and focus my attention on the one person who didn’t like me. I was self conscious, unaware and lost. The funny thing is I had no idea that all of these things were a distraction from myself. It never occurred to me that I was escaping from looking within.
As an empath I had no emotional boundaries and spent much of my time worried about how others felt. My mind was constantly full, bouncing from one thought to another. I had no idea where I ended and you began. In relationships I was the pleaser, molding myself to be what you wanted. But in my late 30’s I found myself exhausted and spent. I had hit an emotional wall.
I wasn’t raised with any foundation in religion. My mother felt it best to raise me with knowledge of all the religions, not focusing on any one specific type. At the time this was confusing but now I am grateful for I see the common threads and have a strong spiritual connection.
Feeling the world and what others are going through is a blessing and a curse. The curse is being unsure of whether or not the feeling is yours, and the blessing is being able to see things from many different points of view. But in order to get to this point you must wake up and see who you really are.
When I fully woke up and began to see how I work in the world, I was able to put my life into perspective. I began with journaling. I would write out all that had happened in my life and at times I would burn the writings. This was way before Shamanism came into my life and I learned the power of writing and releasing. I forgave myself and others for the pain caused and learned to turn guilt into gratitude. I worked with my mind, finding ways to reprogram my thinking. And I began to love myself.
Learning a new way to walk in the world can be challenging but it is worth it. You are the most important person. You matter. And what you think of yourself is by far more important than what society says. Wake up to yourself and release judgments. Watch your words and thoughts. Become the observer of your life and shift what no longer serves you. All of these techniques will bring you closer to yourself and your spirituality.
If you are a giver, learn to become open to receive. Know that when you receive you are still giving and this is the law of the Universe, to be in the flow.
When I stepped into my calling as a Shaman I had no idea it would evolve in the way it has. But I was open to receive, I was open to myself and I was ready to do the inner work.
If you are just waking up or consider yourself awake and don’t feel fully connected yet, begin empowering yourself. Use positive, loving self-talk along with releasing techniques to clear your energy body. Make peace with your past and see things from a birds eye view. You have power over your life, your truly do. Find what makes you happy and pay attention to the moment. By learning to stay present you will find an awakened sense of being.
Remember your uniqueness in the world and wake up to your divine sense of self. See your inner light as a beautiful energy and attach that light firmly to the front of your spine. Ground this light into the Earth and know you are loved
Isabella founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009, is a graduate of the Four Winds Society and has a Masters degree. She and her daughter created the Good Vibes positive affirmation deck for people to deeply connect with themselves and the world around them www.goldencondorpublishing.com. Shaman Isabella also leads people on spiritual journeys www.shamanictravel.com provides one-on-one spiritual healing, travels to give talks and do workshops and has a training program www.orangecountyhealingcenter.com.
Transforming my life has been a passion of mine for over 20 years.
Assisting others in doing the same is my mission.
To book an appointment with Isabella today, call 714-603-8624.
As SEEN IN GLITTER LODGE MAGAZINE
Glitter Lodge Magazine is a progressive online monthly periodical promoting a more gender fluid sustainable culture and offer education on kundalini yoga, healthy eating and recipes to activate your inner activist leader.
Greetings from the mountains of Colorado where I an anchoring in the energy for Earth Day and our future shamanic journey to Peru this fall. We need the bringers of light to hold space for others who will awaken to peace, serenity, non-attachment and joy. Take a deep breath in and out, knowing that you are divinely guided and protected at all times. Be that which you wish to see in the world!
(Click the image above for a mountain meditation & message!)