I’m Reverend Erin-Ashley Kerti. Pronounced Care-Tea, because we all know tea is delicious.
My name means Peace-Tree Spark Plug.
This means I am of peace and work to create that in all areas of my life, from the roots to each individual interaction.
But, I’m also a spark plug, so don’t think for a second I won’t light a fire under your ass to get you started on your journey. 😉
I founded Spiritual Mechanic because I am a tinkerer of concepts.
You see, I come from a long line of engineers, and while I have the same math and science ability as my ancestors, I’m drawn more strongly to concepts and spirituality than anything else. (I still do math for fun, though.)
I’ve always sensed energy, known things without knowing how I knew them, and understood other people’s emotions and the causes.
I didn’t understand HOW any of that worked, but it didn’t seem that important to me.
That changed when I was 19.
In 2004 I was very ill, but no one knew, including myself. I had been to the doctor several times for feeling stressed and tired, but he couldn’t find anything in the blood work and told me to relax more. I assumed it was in my head. One night I dreamed that I was in the hospital wearing a hospital gown with a weird blue-green pattern, in a wheelchair and happy. I felt peace in the dream, which was very odd because I did not associate hospitals with any positive emotions. I hated them and feared them.
I awoke with a start. I half thought it was a premonition at that time, and half thought I was off my rocker. I don’t usually get detailed dreams, but this dream was like looking at a photograph. I still remember it more vividly than my dream last night.
Two months later I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, and while I was wearing that exact hospital gown, the doctors diagnosed me with a very rare disease called Addison’s Disease. Once I was stabilized, one of the doctors told me that if they hadn’t diagnosed me then they “only would have found out in the autopsy.”
That “woke me up” to the fact that there is much more to the universe than what we see and know.
But, as so often is the case, I just pushed it to the background and continued doing what I thought I was supposed to do.
I went to college.
I got involved in extracurriculars.
I was fairly successful, too.
Then in 2009 I had a major breakdown.
I knew I needed to teach people something, but I had no idea what it was. My intuition was trying to guide me, but I was (am) stubborn as hell. I was resistant.
My heart was no longer in the work I was doing.
I had panic attacks. I cut off from friends and colleagues. I went into a depression. My body got very sick.
And, from this place of being my most broken, I started my work.
I started to explore spirituality.
I meditated for 3 hours a day for 3 months to see what would happen.
I purchased, borrowed and (I’m ashamed to say) stole any spiritual guidance I could get my hands on.
I didn’t seek out teachers who spouted off useful platitudes like “forgive others” and “let go” and “be in the present moment!” Instead, I sought teachers who gave practical how-tos and step-by-step guidance on HOW to do these things.
In 2011, two years after the breakdown, I finally broke through. I understood that I’m here to teach others about practical spirituality.
I received Professional Intuitive Training from world renowned intuitive counselor, Erin Pavlina.
I graduated from the University of Metaphysical Sciences in 2012 with a Bachelor of Divinity and obtained my ordination in 2013.
I learned a lot.
You see, in order to LIVE your ideal life, your spirituality has to be practical. It has to be something you can practice.
And I love mixing practicality and spirituality. You’ll never hear me say something like, “Forgive your ex for being a jerk” and not follow it up with the nuts and bolts – with the exact steps to take to forgive them.
If you can’t apply the information, it’s useless.
I give you the tools you need to apply spiritual platitudes in realistic ways.
I specialize in forgiveness (letting go) and tapping into your intuition.
Here are the promises I make as the founder of Spiritual Mechanic.
Spiritual Mechanic creates online training and programs for empaths and psychically sensitive individuals to step into their soul purpose and heal the world.
Spiritual Mechanic will always provide the best free and paid resources so that empaths and psychically sensitive individuals will always have the training they need.
We will always have scholarships available for those in financial hardship.
We will offer bi-weekly content to support you on your spiritual journey.
To accomplish this goal, we will never use high-pressure sales techniques, accept anyone for paid programs who we don’t believe is a perfect fit, do affiliates with anyone we wouldn’t share for free or intentionally break the trust of our sensitively super powered clients and customers.
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