“My personal motto is ‘Every obstacle is a doorway.’”
It has been said that creative people dance to the beat of a unique drum. As self-confidence develops, they realize the rules of others don’t resonate with them, and a sense of freedom blossoms as they follow their passions.
Reba Linker is applying, what I call, the heart process versus the expected structure of laying out a detailed plan on paper that is scrutinized by other people’s expectations.
“The way I’m doing things now is basically the divine feminine business paradigm; which is different from when I did the dance studio. I’m feeling my way forward. What is different this time is how I am willing to co-create,” said Reba Linker, founder of AtoZ Healing Space.
At the time of our interview, Reba was diligently preparing for the launch of her new virtual center - AtoZ Healing Space. “This healing project was a thunderbolt. What is so exciting about it, is that I am responding to a calling.” Reba explained, “As the name implies, my new venture provides information about different healing modalities. It is a space where people can come and find the modality that works for them. Our tagline is in service to humanity. The other beautiful piece to this is, along with the idea, which was a gift and an invitation, I also got many messages from different sides to make it a co-creation. This is where it is personally exciting for me. My dance studio was my creation. With the AtoZ Healing Space, I am requiring of myself in a whole different way, to do things differently, to paint myself into the picture differently, to create differently, and to create something that is going to be a part of other people’s energy. I see AtoZ Healing Space as a ball of light that is sitting in the middle of a circle and I am gathering around a group of people and we are all putting in our energies, and our lives and creativities, into this ball of light.”
I could feel her joyful pride as she said, “It’s such an adventure."
Around the time Reba was in her late teens or early twenties, it became clear that she was a spiritual seeker. She was drawn to the teachings of various gurus and yogis. She studied under the guidance of a mentor who introduced her to many concepts and encouraged her to explore her heart’s desire.
“At some point, the student has to stop being the student and say I’m going to share what I know now. Take what I learned from someone else and integrate it into what I am. I could be saying the same thing, but it has to be my own. This has been a transition for me. Going from head to heart. From being something to knowing something. From talking the talk to walking the walk.” Reba reflected on her experiences of transformation when we spoke - acknowledging the gift and complement of owning a successful dance studio combined with her knowledge gained within her life coach practice, realizing that everything has been leading up to the creation of her new virtual healing space. “What I’m interested in working on is spiritual freedom. I think creative types, like myself, get very enamored of all the beautiful things we are going to create. We’re going to do this. We’re going to do that. We’ll host parties. We’re going to have classes. It’s all going to be wonderful. Sometimes we are so caught up the in the thing we are going to create, which is wonderful, that we forget to say okay, well ... it’s like I’m going to set all these plates spinning but we forget who’s got to be down below keeping all those plates spinning. If we don’t plan that, and don’t paint ourselves into the picture then we end up, by default, being the person who is frantic, below trying to keep all the plates spinning in the air.”
Fascinated with the divine feminine, Reba started interviewing experts. It was one of the ways she fulfilled her desire to gain wisdom and explore the meaning of life. She started Paint Yourself into the Picture, a YouTube show, approximately a year ago. Reba’s focus, and tagline, is Healing conversations to help you create the most amazing picture of your life. During the interviews, many spoke of physical ailments, mainly female reproductive issues, hormonal imbalances, and from there, a whole new series called Healing Outside the Box was born. “It’s like one thing leads to the next.” She witnessed individuals offering great healing modalities that led to the SHE-Roes & Pathfinders series. “It’s about women who find audacious solutions to existing problems.” Reba also has a series on manifesting, as well as a series called Tea with Reba in which she reads her writings to her audience.
Reba’s virtual center will offer various events online. Members will have access to the healers’ products, services, and sessions. Individuals from all over the world will be able to explore the available options and find what resonates with them. This healing space will introduce new concepts to concepts to ‘seekers’.
AtoZ Healing Space has three portals - Circle Space, Sanctuary, and the Academy. The Circle Space provides members the opportunity to attend various monthly meetings. The main event will be an in-person meeting with the healer of the month.
The membership includes the featured monthly workshop and invitational prices (discounts) to encourage members to sample the services offered by the healers. “Even if you’re a member and only go to the group activities, it is going to be enriching. Each of the workshops will become a part of the video library (accessible to members only).”
The spiritual healers include Teri Miller, author and founder of TIME Heals; Charan Surdhar, geneticist turned epigeneticist; Gary Sinclair, author, founder of Memory Energy Therapy Association, and founder of the Soul Link technique; Jenny Mannion, author, intuitive healer and mind/body mentor; Shiloh Sophia, founder of the Intentional Creativity Foundation and Cosmic Cowgirls; and Grant Connelly, founder of Z-Point therapy.
The Sanctuary is the portal where visitors will virtually walk in and experience samples of some of the healing modalities, be able to purchase sessions with the healers you’re meeting (in the sanctuary) as well as the products they offer.
The Academy is for individuals who want to become trained as practitioners of the different modalities. This will be highly curated. Reba is currently working with Teri Miller and offering an exclusive “Time Heals” practitioners training program that is exclusive to AtoZ Healing Space starting in April.
To register for the AtoZ Healing Space monthly newsletter, and learn of Teri Miller’s first workshop scheduled for March 6th, visit AtoZHealingSpace.com.
“It is a time in the world when we are making tremendous shifts, providing greater awareness, deepening spiritual awareness, and finding greater release of the selves that no longer serve us,” Reba stated.
Cindy (C.K.) Kochis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who transformed her coaching practice as the foundation of Elements For A Healthier Life. She is providing a community space for people to share their personal stories, professional knowledge and healthy eating options. Cindy is a coach, virtual assistant, author, grandmother and sassy redhead. She self-published “Get A Compass Not A Clock” and “Unleash Your Inner Story”. For more information about Cindy’s services, visit ckkochis.com.
This article was originally published in the March 2017 edition of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine.