Meet Tay, the founder of KTK Alchemy, who specializes in sharing techniques designed to help ancient souls navigate the complexities of the modern world. Tay’s approach combines various energy healing methods like reiki and crystal therapy, deep soul healing through psychic readings and hypnotherapy, and a touch of magic for added spiritual depth.
Tay is deeply passionate about facilitating spiritual glow-ups, witnessing individuals step into their power, and live as a complete expression of their soul. This journey is particularly magical when Tay gets to play a pivotal role in guiding and supporting it.
Tay’s own spiritual journey began during childhood when they displayed an innate ability to connect with people on a soul level and receive prophetic insights through dreams. However, life’s challenges and traumatic experiences severed this connection, dimming the inner flame.
Recognizing the need to reclaim their power and embrace their gifts, Tay embarked on a path of self-discovery. Their journey involved meditation, astral travel, and exploring the landscapes of dreams as the initial steps towards reigniting the energetic fire within.
Read about this fantastic person in the newest MysticMag interview.
How do you select the appropriate crystals for a specific healing session? Can you give an example of a successful crystal pairing and its effects?
I usually use a few methods to select crystals when working with clients. The first is a general discussion to help get to the bottom of what they are experiencing. In most cases, this will help me to select “off the shelf” crystals that typically correspond with a particular issue or body part. For example, someone embarking on a self-love journey could definitely do with some rose quartz.
I also like to use my intuition or pendulum to identify crystals that would benefit my client during their session. This method has helped me bump into some pretty cool and unconventional crystal combinations. For example, not too long ago, I had a client presenting with painful, heavy, and irregular periods. She had experienced trauma in the past and had a love-hate relationship with that part of her body, and her painful periods only served as a reminder.
The pendulum guided me to select obsidian (which allowed her to see hidden truths), tourmaline (to absorb negative energy), malachite (to regulate her periods), and moonstone (to give her a dose of yin energy) and place them all on her sacral chakra surrounded by clear quartz points to amplify their energy. She contacted me after her next two cycles to say that there was definitely a decrease in pain, her period was finally happening with regularity, but most importantly, during the session she had received some crucial downloads that allowed her to process and release some of the issues surrounding her trauma she had never considered before.
What led you to become a numerologist? Could you share an example of how numerology provided insights that traditional counseling methods might not have uncovered?
Honestly, one day I needed some clarity that I just didn’t feel like I was getting from anywhere. I felt blocked and couldn’t see the wood for the trees. I came across a reader who did numerology and her reading was so accurate and precise it really changed my life and the way I viewed myself, and everything that had happened to me up until that point. After that, I just had to learn how to do it – not only for myself – but for my clients too.
Conventional counseling is fantastic at helping you unpack and resolve issues you may be experiencing, but the problem is it firstly requires the client to have or be prepared to develop some self-awareness as well as the emotional and spiritual vocabulary needed to talk through their problems.
Numerology takes a look at either your name or your birthdate or a combination of the two and says: “Hey, did you know that this is what you are truly yearning for, this is your passion, this is your soul’s purpose, this is why you think, feel and behave in this way?” This can be quite empowering for people who feel misunderstood or are “all talked out”.
Because numerology deals with cycles too, you become aware of how themes emerge in your life every so often, and gives you the tools to be able to navigate and influence how they show up in your life. Almost like knowing to carry an umbrella when the weather forecasts rain.
I always recommend clients who have experienced traumatic events to use conventional and alternative healing methods in tandem for maximum healing benefits and to deepen their understanding of self.
How do you prepare yourself and the space for a Reiki/Sekhem session to ensure a conducive healing environment?
I absolutely love energy healing sessions because it reminds me to stay on top of my spiritual and energetic hygiene, not only for myself, but so that my clients get the full benefit.
I always start off by clearing the physical space by burning an incense mix that includes frankincense, myrrh, sage, and palo santo (which I call the Fantastic 4).
I then ground myself with some meditation and prayer, calling in God, my ancestors and spirit guides, and the spirit guides and ancestors of my client to protect the space and be on hand to assist and amplify the healing.
Music is important. Sometimes I use meditation tracks that have solfeggio frequencies in them, and other times I like to use chill instrumentals that create a nice relaxing vibe.
Cleaning down is just as important as the setup. After my client leaves, I will always smudge the space, politely ask whoever was invited that does not belong to me to leave, and shower with a salt scrub infused with rue and rosemary.
How do you assess the specific meditation needs of each client and tailor your coaching approach accordingly?
Most clients who come to me to learn to meditate just need to unlearn some myths about meditation. A lot of the time people will say “I have tried, but I am not doing it right because I can’t blank my mind” and I have to explain to them that’s not really how meditation works. Meditation is about focus. Focus on the breath, focusing on stillness, etc.
After going through some techniques for posture, breathing, and focus, we can then explore what is it they would like to do. Some clients want to use meditation for manifesting, so we work a lot on visualization techniques including using all of their senses. Some people want to learn how to reduce stress and pain, in which case, I will teach them how to move sensations out of the body.
Can you provide an example of a case where Advanced Theta Healing led to profound breakthroughs in a client’s emotional or physical healing journey?
When I was training to become a Theta Healer, the instructor always used to tell us “The issue is never the issue” so one of the main features of Theta Healing is digging deeper until you find the true bottom belief that the client holds.
I had a client who felt extremely blocked. she had all of these grand plans for herself but whenever it was time to press the trigger, she just couldn’t move forward. Through the digging process and using muscle testing (which I like to call the energetic lie detector test), the client revealed that all of the women she knew that she deemed to be successful were single, and all of the women who were in loving relationships did not seem to have a career or passion of their own. She had internalized this to mean that successful women were unlovable. The deeper we dug, we found that her bottom belief was that she was afraid to be alone.
We used Theta to remove the belief and download new positive beliefs that let her realize she can have both.
The last time I spoke to the client she had not only started up her small business that was moving at a nice steady pace, she was actively dating.
How do you respectfully adapt traditional African healing methods to a modern and culturally diverse context?
Rule number one: Do not fall into the trap of cosplay! I see this a lot in spiritual and healing spaces and I find it distasteful at best and disrespectful at its worst.
We can be students of ancient teaching and practices from all across the globe – there is so much knowledge and wisdom out there. I guess people get so caught up in being authentic to what they are practicing they forget to be authentic to themselves.
When I work with clients and bring in elements of traditional African practices, I always encourage them to do it in a way that aligns with their own culture. If you want to leave offerings for your ancestors, what they might like to eat is not necessarily what mine would lol.
I’ve also had to find ways to make sure that some of the things I have learned can be utilized authentically and in alignment with my life. For example, I learned to read the bones in South Africa. But I now combine my love and knowledge of crystals with what I learned in South Africa and cast crystals in the same way I would the bones. I guess you could call this a modern take that transcends culture.