Growing up in Kentucky in a little town of 25,000 called Paducah, I began my spiritual journey at a young age. I was so blessed to learn about energy healing & Native American spirituality from my parents, and by age 22 I had gone on my first Vision Quest where I healed myself of an incurable autoimmune disease and stepped onto my path as a healer.
Over the years, I continued to study with many master teachers and healers. Attending Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY from 1999-2003, I received a BA in English. In 2005, I began mentoring with Christine Mikel of Sage’s Botanicals (aromatherapy) and was studying the I Ching daily and practicing Qi Gong with Harry Gallagher of Holistic Health. I was guided to move to San Francisco where I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and became a Licensed Acupuncturist in 2012. I maintained a private Acupuncture practice in San Francisco until 2015, when I transitioned to teaching online classes and guiding ceremonial experiences.
I began mentoring with Erica Sandstedt in 2013. As a Shaman, Astrologer, and Sound Healer, Erica had a powerful influence on my life, and I am so grateful for our connection. Much of what I share around Energetic Hygiene and Ceremonial Facilitation came from my studies with her. During this time I also received the support of amazing business mentors such as Willo Sana, Linda Yaven, Marie Forleo, Nisha Moodley, Hilary Rushford, Sarah Jenks, Brian Bugh, and Ashley Burnett.
After a series of crazy coincidences, I was guided to visit the Big Island of Hawaii, and afterwards began mentoring with Kaia Ra (author of The Sophia Code) to support my integration and next steps. When it was clear that I would move to Maui, Kaia connected me with Kahuna Kalei’iliahi.
I never wanted to be a Lemurian Priestess.
It was never something I aspired to, or a title I thought myself worthy of holding. Sometimes it still makes me feel uncomfortable. I wonder if people think, “Who is she, and why does she think herself so righteous to call herself that?”
But the fact is, it’s not a title I chose for myself – it was given to me – by an incredibly kind and humble woman who changed my entire life. In August of 2020, Kahuna Kalei’iliahi made her journey back to the Light – and it is in honor of her that I continue to hold this title.
When I first met Kahuna Kalei’iliahi in 2016, I was excited & a little intimidated, but when I saw her I immediately relaxed. Her energy was grounded, calm & nurturing.
I told her about my dreams where the spirit of the ‘Āina had come to me and guided me to move to Maui. I asked for her guidance on the next steps on my path.
It was Kahuna Kalei’iliahi who first told me that I was a Lemurian Priestess.
At first, I smiled sheepishly, thinking she probably said that to many people, but she caught me, and repeated her statement, saying I needed to listen and pay attention because I had a job to do.
She went on to tell me many things about my Lemurian self that she was channeling from the Ancient Ones to help me ground into my mission. She told me I was over 30,000 years old, and that this lifetime was the first time I had been able to return to these lands since before The Flood.
We went on to have more sessions over the 2 years we worked together, and she helped me navigate through many challenging situations in my life.
On August 16, 2020 the incredible being that was embodied as Kahuna Kalei’iliahi made her journey back to The Light. I am so deeply and profoundly touched by the time we shared together, and strive to carry forth the legacy that she awakened within me in a good way.
From 2015 on, I also worked with Jeff Leiffer, Martin Rouch (Astrology), Rich Raffles (Sound Healing), Rene Jenkins (Sound Healing), Rebecca Farrar (Astrology), Adam Apollo (Past Life Recall), Ke’oni Hanalei (Hawaiian Fern Medicine), Natalia Benson (Business Coaching), and Amy Lea (Human Design) to whom I am eternally grateful.
After moving to Maui, with zero singing experience, I received an activation in the ocean that unlocked my voice and brought forth the most mysterious tones. I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but when I shared them with a local Sound Healer, Mikaya Swabb, he instantly recognized their power and invited me to sing in his Sound Bath, sing on his Sound Healing album, and within a month we were hosting ceremonies together as Opulent Sound.
I also created my own EP of the Lemurian Tones of Awakening & Remembering.
It was really Mikaya who launched my career as a Sound Healer, and I remain forever in gratitude for our collaboration. In 2018, we went our separate ways, and I began offering ceremonies and teaching on my own.
In 2021, after a year-long Oracle Arts Apprenticeship through the Academy of Oracle Arts, I was initiated into the Oracle Clan. Continuing to be a student while also being a teacher has been one of the most nourishing & inspiring parts of my path. I feel it is important for my students to see me in their role, and to know that I am still cultivating the discipline, focus, and self-motivation required to be a successful student on any path. Today I am blessed to continue my studies with my teacher Isis Indriya and the many incredible guest teachers she brings into the Academy of Oracle Arts.
To me, being a Lemurian Priestess means living in ceremony, with a deep reverence for the Earth, our connection to the Stars, and the Sound that created it all, – honoring all life in all that I do.
It’s not always easy.
Many people don’t understand what I do, and how the worlds of Lemuria, Astrology & Sound Healing all intersect.
I don’t have a normal job description, because my “job” hasn’t existed for thousands of years.
But it is an important job. I like to think that because I exist, somewhere inside of you there is a part that also wants to live a magical life & write your own rules.
And I want there to be more of us. This is the Divine Directive that I dedicate my life to, in service to the liberation of all beings.
With endless devotion to your eternal empowerment,
- A Capricorn Sun, Leo Moon, with a Sagittarius Rising. My North Node is in Leo, with Jupiter & Saturn at my Midheaven.
- An LLRR 5/2 Emotional Energy Projector with the channels of Structuring & Synthesis, and the LAX of Prevention.
- My Top 5 Strengths (from Gallup’s The Strengthsfinder 2.0) are: Maximizer, Strategic, Learner, Activator, and Futuristic.
- My Entrepreneurial Strengths (also from Gallup) are: Creative Thinker, Confidence, Relationship-Builder, and Promoter.
Rakai’el is an internationally known Lemurian Priestess, Astrologer, Sound Alchemist, and Founder of The Lemurian School of Remembering. She empowers her students by offering playful yet transformational online experiences through astrology, sound healing, and past life remembrance of their innate wisdom and gifts.
Rakai’el has a special gift for seeing the latent potential in someone and providing the most appropriate guidance & experiences to activate this potential. She is passionate about empowering those who have come to create innovative solutions during this time of shift on our planet and supports her clients in sharing their gifts with the world in ways that feel inspiring & sustainable.
Originally from Kentucky, Rakai’el also holds a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and serves as a Global Coherence Ambassador for the Institute of Heart Math. Rakai’el resides in Maui, where she is actively remembering her Lemurian lineage and transmitting these frequencies worldwide in service to the liberation of all beings everywhere.
You can follow her on Instagram, and learn more about her offerings at Rakaiel.com
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