About

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My name is Eloisa de Leon and I live in New York City. I am a mother, grandmother, artist, healer, and former Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala (2016-2018).

My certifications include:
Reiki Master
Certified Emotion Code Practitioner
Certified Life Coach
Certified Hypnotist
Ordained Spiritual Minister
Certified in N.A.D.A. Ear Acupuncture

Significant Trainings also include:
Energy metaphysics & spiritual healing with Rev. Chriss Lemmon
Spiritual healing with Madre Sarita (Mexican curandera)
Creativity coaching with Eric Maisel
Acupressure training with Michael Reed Gach
Flwoer Essence Practitioner training with Brooke Sullivan of The Wild Temple

My Spiritual Path
I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation in 1972. In 1976, I attended a 3-month Phase I TM Teacher Training course in Fairfield, Iowa. I completed it just before the birth of my daughter, Ariel, who was coincidentally born on Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s birthday! I gave birth to my son, 8 years later a couple of blocks from the Self-Realization temple in Encinitas. Paramahansa Yogananda was also a great influence on me in my early life.

The next few decades were spent as a busy householder, occasionally meditating, listening to spiritual teachings of Adyashanti and other awakened teachers, and maintaining a steadfast appreciation for the lives of saints such as Saint Teresa of Avila, St. Hildegard von Bingen, and my patron saint, Mary Magdelene. In 2004, I learned the practice of mindfulness through many sittings and mindfulness walks with Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh.

In 2008 I had a life-altering experience. Three months after the death of my beloved teacher, Madre Sarita, she communicated with me during a channeled session. I was shocked to say the least. The channeler was a young woman who did not know me or Madre Sarita and yet she spoke for her, reminding me of a pact we’d made eons ago. The pact was to help bring forth teachings that would help in the ascension of earth and humanity. The teachings encompass many topics, such as compassion, ascension, Oneness, and our composition as crystalline beings of light.

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The teachings were documented in a book that I self-published titled, All Light, All One (2012). At that time, the channeler had chosen to remain anonymous and she had given me permission to copyright the book.

The most extraordinary thing about the teachings is that as a person reads the book (or listens to an audio of them), they undergo an upgrade in consciousness. The book is transformational, meant to assist the reader in their ascension process.

In 2018, the channeler was urged by spirit to return to the book. So we worked for over a year to update the book and plan a new format for publishing. Throughout that time, we continued to receive messages from ‘Madre.’ The book is now in the hands of the channeler to re-publish under a new title.

100_8449Photo:  Madre Sarita and my daughter, Ariel, seated. I am behind them. (2007)

I do not follow any religion; I follow my heart. I am deeply grateful for all of the teachers who have graced my path.

Education
B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning, (UCSD) University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Cross Cultural Counseling, CBB program, California State University, San Diego
M.F.A. in Visual Arts (UCSD)
Two-year post-graduate artist research fellowship from MEXUS, UCRiverside

Service
I am a founding member of the San Diego Reiki Corps and for five years I served on their Reiki team at Sharp’s Memorial Hospital for Oncology patients. In NYC, I served five years on the volunteer healing team at You Can Thrive, providing Reiki to women with breast cancer.

From 2016 – 2018, I served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working with educators in rural schools. I even taught educators and students the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)! Outside of my Peace Corps work, I taught Reiki and offered Reiki sessions. The role of a Peace Corps Volunteer is three-fold:  provide technical assistance according to the needs of the area and its people; help host country national understand the diversity of U.S. culture; and help Americans understand and appreciate the culture of your country of service. There is no age limit for Peace Corps Volunteers – but you must be in good health and have the education or commensurate experience required for the position you seek.

I serve for 1 1/2 years as a Volunteer Advocate in Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital’s Victim Services Program, ending my participation once the pandemic sent us sheltering in place. I provided support to people who arrived in the emergency room after a sexual assault or domestic violence.

Currently, I am a member of C.R.R.E.W. which is a group of health care practitioners who provide care after natural disasters or other catastrophic events. I highly encourage everyone to find ways to volunteer because we are here to help each other just as people have helped each of us along the way.

Photo below: A Mayan women’s group in Guatemala. I’m seated to the far right. They provide Reiki sessions and trainings, herbal consultations, counseling, and education to women in their city. I continue a strong friendship and ongoing communication with this outstanding women’s group. 

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Creativity
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I pursue a blend of spiritual and creative practice through writing, photography and videography. I co-produced this video, Colors of Compassion: Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (2010), with Ralph Chaney and Tripp Mikich; edited by Michael De Leon (my brother). It is a documentary about mindfulness, recorded at a retreat for People of Color at Deer Park Monastery in California.

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