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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.
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.
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Happy April! I feel this month is going to be a high energy month. Mercury goes retro April 9th-May 3 so use this time to get yourself moving and create or finish projects. My mother always said, “Dear, when Mercury goes retrograde take a breath at the stop light before hitting the gas”. I have taken this advice to heart and when the light changes I breathe. Many times I’ve seen a car coming in the other direction run the light. If I had not waited and breathed they would have hit me.
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“Take time to move consciously through your day and you will find happiness all around you.”
At the moment I am writing to you from Sedona. Beautiful red rock mountains, birds eating from my friends feeder and hummingbirds flying about. I flew up to help a friend move home. My friend took me to a metaphysical store in Scottsdale called “A Peace of the Universe.”
It’s a little store nestled in the corner of a large mall type structure. Many of the stores are abandoned. The previous owner was there and told us the land was on an ancient Indian burial ground and only those with a high vibe were allowed to stay. The new owner Drew ordered 10 decks to sell and I taught them the “Wake-up” song I learned in Ibiza, Spain. What an incredible moment in time.
Thank you for sharing my journey and know I am available for one-on-one healings on Skype or FaceTime while traveling.
Many of my clients have had healings with me all over the world. In this way they became part of the grid work, balancing the masculine and feminine energies, which is so much a part of what I do.
Please share these newsletters with family and friends as the more awakened we become the faster our planet will heal.
Tune in to Radio MD’s, “Naturally Savvy”, with guest Shaman Isabella Stoloff, and learn how you can use “good vibes” to manifest the life you came here to live!
Your mind can be a treacherous place. Wherever thought goes, energy follows. Once you’re stuck in a negative vibration and have gone down the rabbit hole, all that rumination takes over… disallowing you from moving forward and creating positive progress.
The problem is compounded by the constant stimuli and access to information in our current society.
How can you stop negative thoughts in their tracks?
Shaman Isabella Stoloff suggests starting with this question: “Is this thought serving me?” The answer is usually no. Being aware can spur you to shift your thoughts to a place of productivity. Essentially, you leave yourself alone and get out of your own way.
Each inspiring card is interwoven with high vibrational energy quotes and step-by-step instructions to assist you in manifesting the life you came here to live. When you release old stories, you create space in your mind to attract your deepest desires.
Listen in as Isabella joins Andrea to discuss the detriment of negative thoughts, as well as how you can shift that which is heavy and unpleasant into positive energy.
Are you feeling there is no way out of the tunnel, no way out of the box you have created for yourself? Have you been working on yourself but see little results? Does life seem too much to handle at times?
Many times, we think we have it all figured out. Some of us have tried and tried and tried and still aren’t getting the results we want. So, we settle for what we feel is our lot in life. Many of us have taken tons of seminars and workshops getting all hyped up only to come home and feel let down, as we have been unable to hold onto the vibrations we felt during that time. Here’s the thing. When we are around other like-minded folks, all seeking to improve our lives, it is easy to have a good vibration. But how do we keep it once back to our daily routine?
One way is to shift our perceptions. How I do this is to listen to myself and what I am thinking or saying. As more studies on sound and vibration are telling us everything we think and say carries a certain vibe. This vibe really does affect our surroundings.
Have you ever stopped and listened to what you are saying to yourself or about yourself? Do you allow others to affect your mood? Perhaps you are an Empath absorbing others vibrations. Trust me when I say you can change all of this. All you need to do is to become more conscious of your mind and what it is doing. Listen to what you are saying about yourself and get rid self-limiting beliefs. My new thing is, “How is this thought serving me?” If it is not, I change it. YES! It is that simple.
We all have control over our thinking. It is the one true thing we have control over. We can choose our thoughts at any given time. This is how I began my journey to self-empowerment and inner healing.
In 1991, I had already lived through the dark night of the soul and came out on the other side. It was a long a difficult journey, but I survived. I know that journey has made who I am today. Once I had re-birthed myself I began the journey of learning how to love ME and my inner child. Today, I teach others to do this by showing them how to “Become their own best friend.” When you hear yourself being mean or self-defeating you can say, “Would I talk to a friend this way?” If the answer is no, then change the language. It’s quite simple. I know this may sound crazy but try it, it works! When I hear myself comparing or worrying, I pretend I am a friend and I ask myself questions. I say things like, “What good will worrying do? What would you like to think of instead?” Then I think, “Hmmm, what WOULD I like?” I get excited about new ideas and raise the vibration within myself. Then I make a list in my head or write it down.
In the beginning I could not visualize very well. I am more of a feeler healer. So, I would think about the type of vibrations I wanted to feel every day. I knew I wanted to feel goodness, joy, love, abundant and so on. Then I would think about places I wanted travel or products I wanted to create. Every time my mind wanted to talk to me “realistically” I allowed my inner child to dream, play, and make up her life! It worked. She eventually won. I am living a fantastic, creative, joyful, abundant life. And when things don’t work out I know there is a reason. I trust the next great thing is just around the corner for me.
Did you know it is easier to create a negative thought than it is a positive one? Crazy, right? But it is true. Try it! All day today (and everyday here after) try to just think positive and see what your mind does. You can laugh when the mind gets freaked out or tries to control you with negativity. Help it to overcome itself. I like to play with my mind and my imagination and see what I can create. Since I have been doing this for years now it’s much easier than it used to be. In the beginning, it was very challenging. The mind always won! But like everything, practice makes perfect. So, I encourage you to explore this concept. Use your mind as a creative platform to manifest the life of your dreams!
For years, I wanted to have my own positive affirmation oracle card deck since I had received so much help in the early 90’s from people like Doreen Virtue and Louise Hays and their books and decks. Well, it finally happened! After 2 years of working alongside my daughter Victoria Craven the dream came true! I manifested the “Good Vibes” Positive affirmation deck! Unbelievable, right? It wasn’t easy for sure but it was well worth the effort.
Things happen. I am not always on cloud 9. The difference is I no longer dwell in the past or ruminate over something that is not working out. Today I practice non-attachment. This is something I learned from my teacher Alberto Villoldo and the Four Winds Society. My initiation into Shamanism from them was the place I finally found my own sense of spirituality. A Shaman is a conduit between the physical word and spiritual world. I used what they taught me along with downloads from spirit to create my own practice. I opened the Orange County Healing Center in 2009 and began seeing clients. This eventually turned into leading groups around the world and teaching privately to those who wanted to learn the power of Shamanism. In 2017 I will begin my new adventure, to teach others how to use my “Good Vibes” deck in their daily practice of mediation and mindfulness. I still cannot believe the decks are complete and here waiting to be sold! It’s a dream come true. I have come so far in my life and although I still have things I am working on within myself, my life has never been more beautiful. I am honored The Temple of Light OC asked me to start the new year off with a cover and this article. I am currently in Hawaii with my daughter celebrating her 25th birthday and the birth of our deck! Writing this to you all has brought me much joy but it’s time to hit the beach and soak up the sun!
I will be teaching how to use the deck in February so look me up in the calendar and join me! You can also find the deck, “Good Vibes” in the Temple of Light OC gift shop.