Samara Anjelae has dedicated more than 25 years to being a Certified Medium and Healer, a profession some people might consider unconventional.
A Lexington native, Samara has also lived in Dallas and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
She says her psychic abilities heightened at age 30 when she encountered a guardian angel, an experience that moved her to leave a successful career in fashion and enter the spiritual realm.
"The encounter and message inspired me to start writing inspirational angel books, and use my gifts for the greatest good as I transitioned from my fashion career to a spiritual career as a medium and healer."
While formal training or certification is not required to be a healer or a medium, Samara says they do help to validate one's spiritual gifts and professionalism.
She is also a Certified Research Medium with The Windbridge Institute in Arizona and holds a Certificate of Mediumship Proficiency by the Forever Family Foundation. Samara says the work of the foundation, "Furthers the understanding of Afterlife Science through research and education while providing support and healing for people in grief."
Samara is one of Forever Family's select mediums, as is Theresa Caputu, also known as the Long Island Medium.
Clients from diverse backgrounds and professions seek out Samara, not only for physical ailments, but also for spiritual guidance and help with moving through grief over the loss of a loved one. Some of the healing benefits achieved through sessions include relief from chronic pain, mental clarity and stress reduction.
As a vessel of physical and emotional healing, she also aids in preparing clients for transition.
"My evolved combination of disciplines (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairempathy and clairsentience) have helped clients gain greater insight into the spiritual realm, move through their grief more gracefully, reconnect with their departed loved ones, and find their own path of peace and enlightenment," she said.
With a holistic and spiritual approach, Samara offers clients an escape from the burdens they carry, from an opportunity to reconnect with departed loved ones through a medium reading, to elevating consciousness and restoring inner peace through a psychic reading. The number of sessions depends on an individual's needs and spiritual journey.
"The longer someone has dealt with an issue or illness, usually the longer it takes to release," she said. "Some clients receive treatments weekly for relaxation and to promote health harmony."
When she's not working with her clients or preparing a new book, Samara travels to places known for sacred healing practices.
Last fall, she traveled to Egypt and plans to visit Greece this summer in search of further insight on spiritual healing techniques around the world. She also offers a Healing Hands Workshop, which employs degrees of Reiki (pronounced ray-key, it is an ancient Japanese treatment), an increasingly popular alternative source of healing. She offers Reiki certification classes throughout the year.
Samara is committed to using her psychic gifts as a vessel of healing and spiritual awakening. According to her website, surrender is the key that opens the door to happiness. Samara writes: "Your life will never be what you want it to be until you surrender to something greater than yourself. And in the surrendering the heart opens and the magic happens."