Aura Love: An Interview with Dawn Ressel

Tell us about your healing and meditation journey. What brought you to this space?

My healing journey began about 12 years ago. I was first introduced to meditation by my therapist while being treated for anxiety. Anxiety was a debilitating factor in my life. My mind was constantly filled with “what if” scenarios that usually ended in the worst possible outcome. In addition, I was diagnosed with several phobias, including mild agoraphobia, which is the fear of the outside. I had a fear of going practically anywhere by myself, except to and from work. When my anxiety was at its worst, I would have panic attacks.

Interview with Dawn Ressel, Photography by On Route 44

Interview with Dawn Ressel, Photography by On Route 44

To curb my anxiety, I tried visualization and breathing exercises. I had moderate success with that, and it opened my eyes to the possibilities of alternative healing. But my anxiety was still so bad that I reluctantly started taking prescription medication to cope with it. Medication masked a lot of my anxiety, but it didn’t deal with the root cause. 

My deeper healing didn’t begin until I started down a spiritual path. I believe anxiety and a lot of other mental illnesses are actually not mental illnesses – they’re spiritual and emotional illnesses. I had lost touch with the light, with my own divinity, with any form of higher power. I was carrying around so much emotional baggage from my past that I couldn’t see the beauty and joy that the present has to offer. That began to shift after I got my Life Activation.

Several years later, I’m a completely different person. I’ve essentially cured my anxiety. I now longer need or take medication. The healings I’ve done, my spiritual training, and my daily 1-hour meditation practice keep me in my joy and living without anxiety. And now I get to offer Life Activations to others!

How did you make the leap from the corporate world to the metaphysical world in terms of your career?

It certainly wasn’t planned. After my Life Activation, I felt a growing dissonance between my work and my highest purpose. I was designing software, which is a desirable job, and I was good at it. But that path had already run its course in my life.

In pursuit of my purpose, I attended Empower Thyself & Initiation, which is the next step after Life Activation. It’s taught by my guide and fellow Sojourn Healer, Karla Clark. There I learned deep, ancient, sacred spiritual teachings. And I was initiated into the lineage of King Salomon, which goes back 3,500 years.

After that, I had more power to fulfill my purpose and got clearer information from my guides. A couple months after initiation, my guides told me that I should train as a Life Activation practitioner and healer in this lineage. No one was more surprised than me. But I heard the call, and I followed it.

What is the Modern Mystery School and how do you use this lineage in your practice?

The Modern Mystery School offers healings and teachings from the 3,500-year-old unbroken lineage of King Salomon. All of the healings and meditations I offer are within this lineage. For most of its history, the Modern Mystery School has been private and invitation-only. But for the past two decades, it’s been open to the public. We’re at a critical time in human evolution. People are ready to evolve, not just biologically or intellectually, but also spiritually. They’re ready for this wisdom to be available.

What is Life Activation? How do I know if I could benefit from one?

The Life Activation brings more connection and power to fulfill your highest purpose on this planet. Each of us is entrusted with a mission that only we can fulfill - a mission that serves the greatest and highest good. The Life Activation helps you discover and embody that mission. It strengthens your connection with your Higher Self – the part of you that is pure spirit and lives only in the light. After your Life Activation, your Higher Self will speak much more loudly in your life, and you’ll be guided towards actions and situations that help you and others. It’s like walking around a dark labyrinth and suddenly someone hands you a flashlight. It also raises your vibration and gives you tools to live more fully. There isn’t another healing out there that can do what the Life Activation does. Every person on this planet can benefit from this modality, which is one of the reasons I love it. 

How do you incorporate Aura Healing, crystal Healing and Max Meditation in your sessions? What are the benefits of each?

I offer a couple different modalities for the aura. The Aura Healing repairs damage to the aura and helps us hold the light. This healing is great after a Life Activation. We bring in so much light with the Life Activation, and the Aura Healing helps you hold onto that light. I also offer a 7-Layer Aura Balancing which is really rejuvenating and removes heaviness – that baggage that weighs you down. This service works with the Egyptian gods and goddesses. I won’t spoil the surprise, but for anyone who’s intrigued by ancient Egypt, this healing is for you.

My crystal healing sessions are really relaxing. They ease physical or emotional issues or bring empowerment. I use different combinations of crystals on your chakras to help my clients achieve their goals.

I also offer public group meditation classes called Max Meditation™. These sessions are a great entry point to what we do in the Modern Mystery School. You get a full hour of relaxing meditation and a taste of the energy we work with in our lineage. The great thing about Max Meditation™ is it’s accessible for beginners and strengthens your meditation practice if you’re already experienced. This meditation is designed for the Western mind. In the west, we typically have a harder time diving into Eastern styles of meditation because our minds are very active.

What is in store for the future of your business, Aurora Love? Any workshops, events, opportunities to work with you?

I offer Max Meditation™ group sessions at least twice a month, usually on Monday evenings. You can check my Facebook page for details and to RSVP. I’m continually furthering my training and adding new healing modalities, which I share on my website and my email newsletter. Feel free to reach out.

Interview by Taina Berardi