About Me

Hi, I’m Sheila Masterson.  I  love to help clients explore and connect to their intuition and fully commit to self-care.   I work with people in transition by bringing them back into balance, clarifying their purpose, and energizing them with the best way to move toward their goals.

Between social media and the twenty-four hour news cycle, our brains are constantly on overdrive, leaving so many people feeling exhausted, burnt out, and insanely anxious.  I help people who desperately want down-to-earth guidance and tools to help them quickly figure out how to navigate challenges.  Think of me like a side-kick on your spiritual journey – a little bit wise and a little bit goofy.

I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Kundalini Reiki Master,  past life healer, tarot reader, and medium.  I like to call myself an all around energy specialist and I have been reading energy since I was a little girl.

Feeling skeptical?  Not into all this woo-woo stuff?  I know the feeling. You don’t have to be into it for it to work for you.  You just have to be open-minded.

That’s my professional life.  If you’re still curious, here are a couple more facts about me:

I am the oldest of four children: one brother, and two sisters.

I live just outside Philadelphia, PA with my boyfriend, Mike (who takes all of my photos and designed my logo).

I am second generation American.  My grandmother came over from Ireland when she was just fifteen!

I can play guitar and piano (poorly) and sing (very well).  I like to sing songs around the house  about what task I’m doing.

I had a twelve year career in project management before making the transition to working for myself full-time in May 2019.

In my spare time you can find me teaching or practicing yoga, doing bar trivia with friends, or snuggled up watching netflix with my guy.

Not ready sure if you’re ready for that yet?  You can get a feel for me by signing up for my email list and downloading my Empath’s Sorting Meditation or you can catch my adventures over on my blog.

Services

Tarot

Tarot is for you if you are at a crossroads and want to see your current challenge clearly, navigate complex decisions, and plan how to move forward with confidence. Sometimes our emotions can get in the way of us seeing a clear path forward.  Tarot is a neutral bystander that provides information and insight to our blind spots. 

Career Ahead Tarot Reading

This reading will give you a full view of the year ahead in your business or career.  The stories you are telling yourself about your work and business. This is a look at what feels true, what is true, and how to work through doubt and imposter syndrome.  We will talk about what obstacles you may come up against so that you can be prepared to meet them, how to play to your strengths and where to focus your energy.

Your session will be fully collaborative and offer you the opportunity to weigh your options and evaluate different career paths and offers.  This reading is designed to empower you to make career choices that offer you the greatest opportunity for growth and expansion and to consider things you might not have.

Clients who have had one of these sessions have analyzed job offers, aligned new services of products with their value and the timing to roll them out, and felt empowered to negotiate five figure salary increases. This is a perfect reading for the new year or for your business birthday.

Career Crossroads

This reading allows you to evaluate where you are coming from and evaluate the paths laid out in front of you.  When we consider all of the opportunities available we can get very overwhelmed very quickly.  This reading is designed to narrow things down for you and put you on the path most aligned with your goals.  Rather than just asking yes or no questions, we will take an in-depth look at each path in front of you and help you see which one is most aligned with where you see yourself going.

This is a great option if you’re trying to evaluate multiple job offers or if you’re looking to make a complete departure from your planned career path.

Career Check in

Got a bunch of questions weighing on your mind?  Wanting to clarify where you are and affirm your instincts about what to do next?  This reading is for you if you answered yes to any of those questions.  Career Check In is designed to be more open ended and allow you to ask questions as they come up and compare where you want to be going with where you want to be going. This reading will also keep you from wasting your time and energy endlessly chasing shiny objects and new ideas.

This is a great option if you’re just feeling like you are looking for the accountability to stay on the path and hold the commitment you’ve made to yourself.  It’s also great if you want to check in that you are staying on track and answer any questions or look at any new ideas that might have come up. 

All readings a $150 investment and approximately an hour.

“The tarot reading was extremely in-depth and every single thing Sheila said made so much sense, I already have experienced some of it coming to fruition! I gained so much insight as to what my next steps are in business, and also feel at ease knowing what was meant for me and what wasn’t. Ever since meeting with Sheila I feel lighter, less anxious, and much more clear. The thing I love most about her (aside from her sharing her gifts!) is that Sheila is down-to-earth, grounded, and will never claim to “heal” anyone. She totally gets it if you aren’t normally into the “woo” stuff and will make you feel so comfortable if you are curious about her offerings. Sheila is so articulate and helps put into words what you are feeling or experiencing so that you can move forward in a positive way. This session is worth every single penny and then some!”

– Laury R

“Booked Sheila for a Tarot party with some girlfriends. I’m a pretty logical person who doesn’t believe in much…but if I kept a diary, she read it. We unanimously decided to book again for next week. 100% recommend!”

– Rachael B

Tarot Disclosure

Distance Energy Work

Usui and Kundalini Reiki are a great combo if you are managing transition alone, you have been working with a therapist for a while but still feel like you are holding on to anger, grief, or anxiety. Usui Reiki works to heal trauma, anxiety, and physical ailments from this lifetime, while Kundalini Reiki helps heal past-life trauma and destructive karmic patterns.  The combination helps you release destructive behavior, make peace with yourself, and heal old wounds that you are tired of carrying.

Reiki is also an effective tool for moving through limiting beliefs and self-imposed career limitations and can help remove barriers to higher earning and promotions.

Feel like you can’t out your finger on what’s bothering you?  Struggling with bitterness, pettiness, or anxiety? A Reiki session will help sort that out for you.

Energy Work sessions are a $150 investment for returning clients sixty minute sessions and a $175 investment for new clients for a seventy five minutes sessions.

“I spent a session with Sheila for reiki healing and a spirit reading. It was powerfully relaxing and the connection to was undeniable. Sheila is peaceful, professional, and I’ll be seeing her again. I highly recommend her and her skills are amazing!”

Karen S.

Tarot and Energy Work Combination Sessions

Rut Buster Reading

This is a combination of Tarot and energy healing that has been specially designed to help you bust through a rut.  Rut Buster combines the potent energetic movement to clear anything that might be making you feel constrained or stuck and the tarot will give you a clear path forward out of the rut.  It will show you how to find the support you need to continue to grow and expand beyond.

This reading is for you if you have found yourself feeling like you are in some sort of rut in your career or business or if you’ve said “I feel like I’m in a rut.”

My Philosophy

As a facilitator of healing, I believe it is my responsibility to stay open and hold space for your experiences without judgement.  My practice is trauma-informed and anti-racist. I accept people of all backgrounds therefore my space is one that is safe for LBGTQIA clients and I strive to be non-harmful toward BIPOC clients.  Know that when you have a session with me, you have no need to explain yourself or defend your experience.  I honor whatever your experience is and I meet you exactly where you are.   Know that wherever you are coming from, whatever pain you are working through, my space is not one where you need to minimize your feelings or carefully select your words.  You can just be who you are.  I am an imperfect person but I continue to learn and grow and I will continue to do my best to make my healing work a place where all people, and especially those marginalized, feel welcome.  I continue to listen deeply and learn from you.

FAQ

Do you only do career, business, and entrepreneurship readings?

While my focus is on business career and entrepreneurship, our careers and businesses intertwine with all other areas of our lives.  It’s hard to talk about just your career in isolation because your support at home, your relationships with your family, and your self-care all affect your ability to do your work well. So while I call these career readings, they are focused on career from a holistic perspective.  Our work doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  It interacts with every other area of our lives.

Do you do mediumship readings?

The short answer is no.  I do not currently do readings and I am not adding to my waitlist at this time.  I am still a medium, I am just not doing client readings at this time.

The long answer is that this year I have needed to take some time off during a very stressful year.  That work is very important to me and I’m sure I will return to it at some point, although I suspect it will not be in the sense of giving traditional readings.

Do you connect to spirits of departed loved ones tarot and energy work sessions?

No.  When I read tarot or do energy work, I am connected to you energy, not the energy of your loved ones in spirit.  Think of it like watching TV.  When I connect I’m turning on the TV but for me the loved ones in spirit channel is different than the tarot and reiki channel. 

How do I know if I need tarot or energy work?

If you’re struggling to figure it out, I do recommend reading the descriptions of each offering and seeing which feels most interesting, exciting or pertinent to your situation.  If you’re still struggling I usually describe them this way:  If you’re feeling like you really need direction and actionable steps forward, I would recommend tarot because the way I read is focused on getting you out of your head and into action.  On the other hand, if you feel like you know what to do and are struggling to actually put it into motion or are feeling like you’re stuck or somehow blocked from what you want, energy work can be very potent to remove any perceived blockages.

Why don’t you call what you do Reiki?

Although I’m formally trained as a Reiki Master Teacher, I am very aware of the way that Reiki has been commodified in the West and disconnected from its Japanese roots.  I have trained extensively and am always doing my part to not participate in white supremacy and erasure.  I also recognize that I have some other types of energy work that are specific to my own experience and allow me to see and work with a client’s past lifetimes.  For those reasons I call what I do energy work, although my work is heavily influenced by Reiki. 

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