Stacy Vajta

Stacy Vajta is an intuitive healer and wisdom teacher who works with energy. She helps people develop a deep intuitive awareness of their own energy to make the “unseen, real” — to see themselves and the world in new ways. Using multiple modalities including her psychic skills, energy work, visualization, and even essential oils, she teaches people to “see with new eyes and co-create with the universe.”

How long have you been doing your work? Technically all my life! But officially I’ve been working with people and their energy for a little over 30 years now.

Is it your full-time gig? Yes! I work now with people all over the globe doing private session work, group work, and classes. I also write and have a podcast.

How did you get started? I was always drawn to more mystical things as a kid, but it wasn’t until right after college that I started to take classes to understand my own intuitive awareness. In my early 20’s I started working with a group of women to learn more about energy and healing. I also became a massage therapist at this time. And because of the kinds of emotional experiences my clients were having on my table, I decided to enter into a graduate program in integral counseling. I knew then that this was my path – a very windy path that has included bodywork, CranialSacral Therapy, energy work, psychic work, coaching, and even art and ritual.

For a long time it seemed like I was starting and stopping a lot of things but now I draw on them all. That’s part of the creative process for me. I can draw on everything I know to help clients transform in the way they need to. 

What is your morning practice? My one morning ritual is to sit with a cup of coffee and simply reflect on things. Sometimes that’s simply to focus my awareness inward for a few minutes and acknowledge what’s up. Sometimes, if I notice something going on emotionally, I’ll use my inner wisdom to help things unwind and allow for more awareness.

But I don’t really have a consistent morning practice. For the past few years, I’ve approached my personal practice of self-care or inner work more organically. There are days when I need more time to reflect and process, so I’ll commit time at some point in the day to observing my own energy and doing some kind of process work – journaling, EFT, working with essential oils or doing healing work on me. Other days, diving in deep doesn’t feel as necessary.

“I think because there has been this holding back of me, in a sense, there hasn’t been a whole lot of risk in my work. I need to take more risks. I’m giving myself permission to be more of a risk taker around my beliefs – to stand out there and claim what I know.”

What is your daily routine? I tend to get up early, like 5 am early. I’ll make a cup of coffee and sit at the kitchen table for a while. I’ll catch up on some social media but mostly I do a little inner contemplation with my cup of coffee. I tend to jump into writing or some of the “work stuff” by 7 am. Sometimes that’s anxiety driven; like if I can just get it out of me onto paper or the web it will start to formulate or land in some way. And sometimes it’s because I am fresh then and I feel the most energy to put into creative work. But I give myself time for that before scheduling clients.

Working with clients usually starts around 11 am. That way I’ve had a chance to get what was in my head, out, and can be clear for working with other people. I’ll usually do a few sessions a day, one in the morning and one after lunch. 

I’ll wrap up work most days around 4 pm. Afternoons offer me time to do what calls to me.

Evening ritual? I do a lot of energy work with essential oils so at night bedtime is “oil time.” I’ll put an essential oil on while setting an intention around my healing and growth. If I’m working through something I might do some journaling before bed. But usually it’s about bringing awareness to what is so my unconscious mind can do its thing in Dreamtime.

Why did you choose energy work? All of my life I have been focused on growth. When I figured out how to tap into energy and my intuitive imagination, I felt like I had this huge playground to go to find healing. It was the most natural thing in the world for me to close my eyes and create, through my own imagination, a world where my unconscious mind seemed to speak to me. And not just my unconscious mind… something beyond that. When I started helping other people understand themselves by guiding them into that awareness and speaking aloud what I understood from that, well how could I not choose that?! What was happening was simply too powerful to say no to.

What do you want to say to the world with your art? You are an amazing energetic being who is tapped into a creative universe that boggles the mind. If you just shift your attention – even slightly – into your own energetic awareness and learn to understand it, you can find your way through life with more ease. You can tap into this creative, magical space and use it to grow, heal, and live your best life.

How do you share your work? I share a lot of my work online. I also have clients who share me with their friends, which is awesome!

What’s hardest for you about sharing your work?  My biggest lesson around sharing what I do is in sharing who I am. That’s been hard. Showing people me without any filters is my big life lesson. I am learning that being authentic and letting go of my fear of just doing what I know is my passion and purpose is how people can resonate with my work.

What makes it easier? Connecting with more people “out there” who are showing up in truly authentic ways. There is a lot of noise and hype on the internet and in the online personal growth space. It’s easy to start comparing myself to others. But when I opt-out of that and focus on the people out there who are stepping into who they are and approaching their work from a place of deep truth and authenticity, I feel encouraged. It’s Ok to break the mold of what is expected of me. It’s Ok to take the path that few are willing to walk on. I can peel off a layer, or a mask, and connect to a tribe of people who are doing the same thing.

How do you deal with the ebbs and flows of creativity? When I get into stuckness I will usually make art! In those moments I feel the need to create something tangible. Something simply for me; a means to get the energy flowing without any force or agenda.

I love to make masks out of plaster gauze. So I often do that. I love the plaster gauze because it allows emotions and expression to come through. I’ll paint it, often letting it draw me in for days or weeks. It’s a playful process, yet I create a connection to something deep within me and the energy I need to transform what’s stuck.

I’ll also pull out my paints and just let what wants to be painted be painted. I also will re-arrange furniture!

It’s Ok to break the mold of what is expected of me. It’s Ok to take the path that few are willing to walk on. I can peel off a layer, or a mask, and connect to a tribe of people who are doing the same thing.

It’s Ok to break the mold of what is expected of me. It’s Ok to take the path that few are willing to walk on. I can peel off a layer, or a mask, and connect to a tribe of people who are doing the same thing.

“Lean in. Don’t be afraid to lean into what feels emotionally hard. Feel what you feel. Learn how to observe that energy. That’s really all you need to do. Understanding will come.

Where do you turn for inspiration and/or how do you stay inspired? Coffee dates with friends. I find that working at home, and living alone, is isolating. When I need to feel inspired I will make sure I am connecting with inspiring people. To sit and chat about our lives and all the crazy out there inspires me. There’s nothing like a few hours of girl-talk when life feels overwhelming.

What do you do when life gets hard (to make it less hard)? More coffee dates. I also look for ways that I can laugh, lighten the load. And lately, I have been aware of a mini mantra in my head, “This too shall pass.” Consciously connecting to that thought helps.

What makes you laugh out loud? I have a friend I’ve known forever who usually gets the most belly laughs out of me. What I love about her is she gets that there’s a time and place for deep processing and there is a time for silly. And silly often gets you more connected into the Divine than anything.

What do you hold as true? That we are all always evolving. That spirit is always showing us where we are and where our next potential is… and we get to reconcile that by the most creative means possible.

Best advice received? Your life is yours to live. That’s a daily learning for me.

Biggest lesson learned so far? That I have been hiding, big time.That it’s time to toss the veil I’ve been wearing. How did that lesson come to me? Slowly, painfully slow. There has been a pattern in my work-life where things just shut down, nothing works. And every time I’ve had to look at how I show up and if I am letting people see me. Every friggin’ time.

Your advice? Lean in. Don’t be afraid to lean into what feels emotionally hard. Feel what you feel. Learn how to observe that energy. That’s really all you need to do. Understanding will come.

 

 

Favorite tools, materials, or gadgets? I have an app on my computer called Awareness. It plays a lovely chime every hour when I’m on the computer to remind me to take a break. I do my best to listen! My favorite energy tools are my essential oils. I really love how they help me access blocked emotions.

If you had a tattoo on your forehead what would it say? GROW!

Do you wait for inspiration or start regardless? I jump in. I tend to work things out as I go.

Where do you get your ideas? In my work with people, most of my ideas come through my own intuition. Sometimes I get these totally off-the-wall ideas and ways of explaining things to help people understand something and I think back later and wonder, “How did I come up with that right when they needed it?” My intuition also dishes out ideas to me daily. I tend to ask, “What do I need to do today? What’s the next step?” and then wait for an answer or impulse. I trust that. And, of course, I get great ideas by hanging out with people who are doing their own inner work who can challenge me and inspire me through what they have already figured out.

How do you get creatively unstuck? There needs to be some action involved. When I get the most stuck it’s because I haven’t been in motion with energy. I’ve been stagnant… maybe even sitting in process too much.

So I do my best to get into some motion at a creative level. I’ll do what I can to change my location for a while. Even working in a café helps me. If I can convince myself to get out for a walk, I will do that. Sadly I fight myself on taking a few hours out of my day to walk which make no sense because I am always happier when I do. But I am listening more to that inner wisdom and taking heed!

I’ll also do big art projects if I am really stuck. Mask-making is something I love to do and get a lot out of. I’ll also do crafty things. I might create a new alter space. I love having little spots of magic around the house.

How do you stay focused in a world of the internet, social media, and other distractions? I can easily get lost in social media. I do have to consciously watch when I am using social media as a distraction. I usually tell myself, “Stop. Get up. Change the channel.” I try to stay off of social media on the weekends. During the week, when I am immersed in a project or working with clients, I am OK. If I do my writing in cafes I tend to stay off of social media. But I’ll often catch myself at night checking the phone when I am bored. So, trying not to be bored is my saving grace.

What books do you turn to for inspiration? One of my all-time favorite books is “The Untethered Soul,” by Michael Singer. I love that book because the way he talks about observing the Self and the mind chatter is how I observe energy. I also go back to “The Mists of Avalon,” by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I’ll pull that out when I need to reconnect with my Priestess Wisdom.

How do you take risks in your art? Because there has been this holding back of me, in a sense, there hasn’t been a whole lot of risk in my work. I need to take more risks. I’m giving myself permission to be more of a risk taker around my beliefs – to stand out there and claim what I know. I have been fearless at times to get out there and try new things. I leap into things like making videos and doing podcasts. The risk now is to do those with more of me being visible.

What’s the next step/level/leap for you in your work? My next level with work is to get back to what brought me into all this intuitive energy work in the first place. It’s to tap back into that magical playground and do more classes and experiential work where people immerse themselves in that for themselves. I’m planning classes, both online and local, to give people that rich inner experience of energy and information. There’s a playfulness in that, a sense of creativity that I haven’t had in a while, which I love. It’s all about opening up people’s ability to sense, and engage with, “the unseen” that is all around them. The creative universe is about to get real!

 

“You are an amazing energetic being who is tapped into a creative universe that boggles the mind. If you just shift your attention – even slightly – into your own energetic awareness and learn to understand it, you can find your way through life with more ease. You can tap into this creative, magical space and use it to grow, heal, and live your best life.