Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrea Sanchez.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Andrea. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started using crystals and essential oils for my own healing. I was already into meditation but was a total beginner. A friend suggested I visit a local crystal shop, and I found myself spending hours there! How I started with oils was a little different. I was filling in for someone at a local employee health fair and my vendor neighbors had a table about essential oils. There was a book on emotional healing with essential oils and that was what intrigued me. I started self-educating myself on this plant medicine and was finding it very helpful in reducing anxiety and other negative emotions. I always knew I wanted to be doing a profession, in which I was helping others. After going to college, changing my major a few times and never really being fulfilled- I felt like I found a missing puzzle piece. I didn’t know how I was going to make a living with crystals and essential oils at first, but I am so glad I listened to my intuition and followed my passion.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There have been some bumps on the road, especially when it comes to having your own business!
I am still learning and figuring things out as my business grows.
I think many people in my life thought it was a hobby or a phase. Almost a decade later, I’m still educating about crystals and their healing properties. One obstacle I’ve faced is those who are skeptical of essential oils. This may be due to their western-medical beliefs, experiences or no experience at all! I used to be very discouraged and felt sad that others didn’t see the huge value & healing potential in a crystal or oil. Now, I choose to focus my energy on attracting those that are ready and open to discovering new alternative ways to implement self-care.
My advice to other women is to follow your passion and be consistent. I knew that this was something I was meant to do because I could happily work in the evenings and on weekends! I made seasonal sacrifices, like less time going out socially and would put that time into educating myself on my craft.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Universal Essentials – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I help educate people on how to feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. My main tools in doing this are crystals and essential oils. I’m a certified crystal healer and intuitive energy practitioner.
My favorite service is crystal gridding. This is when I place crystals on or around someone to help them feel more balanced. I tap into my intuition and ask the angels & spirit guides of my client to assist.
I am always blown away because I may have just met someone but the crystals and oils that we choose to work with are always spot on for their personal healing!
My other favorite thing about my work is educating others on the emotional healing properties of the oils. Since I have so many real-life, personal experiences of how the oils helped me- I can talk for hours about this! But empowering others, and giving them natural solutions to some of their basic everyday issues is something that brings me joy.
What I’m most proud of is the ripple effect of healing that happens when I work with a client. It may seem like it just helps that one person, but the healing ripples out to the ancestral family line. This is energetically helping generations. When a client feels better physically or emotionally- this can change their life & those around them. And I, of course, don’t take credit for it. I think of myself as a messenger, assisting you on your own unique journey.
There’s a wealth of academic research that suggests that a lack of mentors and networking opportunities for women has materially affected the number of women in leadership roles. Smart organizations and industry leaders are working to change this, but in the meantime, do you have any advice for finding a mentor and building a network?
Get involved in whatever areas you’re passionate about and you’ll meet like-minded people.
I definitely learned to get out of my comfort zone. I found free trainings and resources, that has led me to a great network. I’m more of an introvert and was painfully shy. But I knew since I had no problem talking to strangers about crystals and essential oils, I was on the right path. Finding my tribe of other healers definitely helped me to feel supported when I was making major changes.
- Crystal Gridding -starts at $60
- Personalized Essential Oil/Crystal Blends- start at $25
- Chakra Essentials Booklet- $5
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