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Raiya, (phonetically: Ray-ya) is a Healer, Compassionate Caregiver and “Life Doula”, caring for people through Birth, Death and Everything in Between. Raiya also teaches and certifies others to be End of Life Doulas and educates Caregivers about Compassion Fatigue. As an empath, her ability to work with the dying came naturally during her years of working with cancer patients. Over time, her desire to hold a more holistic foundation in her caregiving, for all phases of life, led her out of the hospital system and on her own path as a Doula, aspiring Midwife, Reiki Master, owner of Earthside Holistic and co-founder of LunaSol Life Doulas. Raiya is also currently writing her ‘Love Story’; a journey lived through four decades of trauma, confusion, survival and ascension, ultimately leading her to the Source of everything… LOVE.
On a personal note:
Like so many people, I was born into a family with deep ancestral trauma. Especially in my Matriarchal line... there was deep pain where Love should have been. But my story really began at age seven after the first "real" sense of trauma became a reality. This would set my life path spiraling in a completely different direction, ensuring that I would be taken so far away from my True North that I would have plenty of hefty lessons to walk (or crawl) through before finally finding my Self forty years later. I would drop out of high-school, marry young, bare 5 children before I was 28. Divorce by 30, raise my children alone, and put myself through trauma after trauma until finally, at age 47, I found the Source of everything! This changed it all... I was finally able to forgive myself for feeling so hopeless and helpless, for persistent depression, for being an imperfect mom, for allowing man after man to abuse me, and eventually forgiving myself for, undoubtedly, being my worst abuser.
My story has 4 decades of trauma, abuse, abandonment, confusion, homelessness, chronic physical pain, survival, lessons, mercy, forgiveness, love for a man with mental illness, compassion and is finally continuing on with love, joy, peace and my own spiritual ascension. I have deeply sacred experiences with angels and those who I call my "Spirit Tribe" and Dreamwork has been at the core of my healing.
I have a deep desire to tell people about my experiences... To talk about surviving it all, what I learned, how I learned it and hopefully it can help someone else who is going through, or feeling, the same things I experienced. The answers for me were really very simple... but so very hard to learn.
One a professional note:
I have worked as a caregiver in some capacity for over 17 years (30 if you count raising children). I have nearly 2 decades of holding the hands and hearts of the chronically ill and the dying, as well as their family members. It was such a big part of my life that I finally wrote a program to teach others to care for the dying, how to navigate grief and how to avoid compassion fatigue as a caregiver. I have been featured on podcasts, hosted and emceed live discussions, and taught many courses on what an End of Life Doula is, how they can help support families through the end of life transition and how to certify as an End of Life Doula (also known as Death Doula).
Would you like to collaborate on Guest Speaking Engagements?
Please contact me to participate in your podcast, webinar, seminar, exposition, class, course, to host or emcee your live event, or to join a panel of specialists in any of the following topics:
Caregiving & Compassion Fatigue
Angels & Spiritual Experiences
Mercy & Forgiveness
Loving someone with Mental Illness
The Source of LOVE
Thank you. All the Love.