When many people hear alchemist, they have visions of medieval wizards stirring up magical potions, trying to turn metal into gold, or creating some universal elixir.
Alchemy also refers to seemingly magical processes of transformation, creation or combination. This is the description that I relate to.
Having done a great deal of soul searching and self-development over the past few years, I have circled back to my heart, the true core of who I am and speak my truth. My truth is a generous, tender hearted, sensitive and creative woman who loves to create, serve, help and heal.
I am an Artist and an Author, but I also do many other things - Alchemist is a delightful, multi-inclusive word to describe my unique combination of creative skills. Alchemist also makes reference to my own personal transformational journey.
I love the way it all looks on my business card and how it sounds together.
Cindy Monten~ Author, Artist, Alchemist.
It is a description ripe with possibility and an umbrella under which I can add many other skills.
After many years as a hairdresser and salon owner, I was burnt out and took a break from that job. I realized it was the management and administration that I was burnt out on, but I still have a great love for the heart connection with my clients and the artistry of beauty services.
Recently, I became certified in the healing practice of Reiki - a technique of channeling universal energy and used to assist in the balance of physical and emotional well being. This allows me to work with people in a way that I find more fulfilling.
Reiki allows me to help people balance their energy and feel better both physically and emotionally. Doing hair and make-up allows me to help women embrace their femininity and feel beautiful on the outside, which of course-further enhances how they feel inside.
Energetic Beauty is what I call it. The best part is the flow of love that I feel within myself when I do this work.