Meet River Lightbearer

Your catalyst for change

Throughout my life, I’ve embraced change even when I feared it. As a young child, I looked forward to things changing and improving. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to consciously create the changes I want to see in my life and in the world around me.

During much of my life, I’ve found myself entering the lives of others at times when they were facing necessary changes or had begun those changes. I’ve supported them and helped them through those times. Often, once they’d come out on the other side of change, my presence was no longer needed in their lives, but I’m thankful for the time I had with them.

When I was a young child, I had “invisible” (not imaginary) friends. As an adult, I learned that these friends are my guides, beings who have chosen to work with me in this lifetime and in some cases in previous lifetimes for my spiritual growth and theirs. In 2006, I received training to channel my primary guide, a being of light called Shiva, who is also often associated with change in the form of tearing down old paths and patterns that no longer serve in order to create new, more beneficial ones. Shiva and my other guides have provided me guidance, support, and compassion in my journey to heal from trauma and create a positive life for myself, and they assist me in my work to support and guide others in their journeys.

In addition to channeling, I’ve found support in my spiritual growth and healing journey through Chios Energy Healing, a form of energy work which focuses on repairing issues with and damage to the seven major chakras and the energy field. I trained in this modality in 2006 and received the degree of Certified Chios Master Teacher; in 2020 I was awarded the level of Chios Master of Healing Consciousness.

I don’t consider myself a coach, though some of what I offer might be considered mindset coaching, in that I lead people to recognize the thought and behavior patterns that hold them back and discover options for changing those patterns. I do hold a diploma in life coaching, however, and have also studied holistic counseling.

As a trauma survivor myself, I have worked to understand my own trauma-based patterns and responses as well as studying how trauma affects and alters people’s energy, mind, and body (including the physical brain) in general. I am not a licensed professional, but I use this knowledge to guide me as I support other survivors in their healing journeys and assist spiritual entrepreneurs in crafting practices that are more aware of the effects of trauma.

I’m also experienced in working with people who are neurodivergent and who have sensory processing issues including auditory processing deficits and touch-aversion. As a nonbinary, polyamorous human, I welcome those who are LGBTQ+ and/or whose relationships and lives are what some might describe as “alternative.”

I offer channeling sessions in person, over Zoom, or by email, and Chios Energy Healing sessions in person or by distance with Zoom consultation. (NOTE: Due to the ongoing health circumstances in the world, in-person sessions are temporarily unavailable.) For spiritual entrepreneurs, I also offer consultation and copywriting support in becoming more gender-inclusive and/or trauma-informed, and will soon be offering Chios Energy Healing instruction for those who would like to make this highly effective modality part of their service repertoire.

If you’ve reached a point of change in your life or business, whether you’ve chosen it or been led there by circumstances, I would love to support you in progressing to the next stage!