We had the good fortune of connecting with Alejandra Armas DeLuca and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alejandra Armas, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Since I was very young I connected with my idea, I was only 22 years old and, at that time, my idea was ahead of it’s time. I thought of a place where people would disconnect from technology (at that time cell phones were barely starting to exist!) and would come to retreat from regular life in order to find healing and restoration. Through time my idea became a dream, but it grew to the point of being too big to manifest. Then through meditation, and specifically through a plant medicine journey (ayahuasca) 4 years ago, I was able to see with clarity how to start the business and started to received guidance from my own inner self on how to proceed, what name to use, how it would look like… then after that it was a process of trusting my intuition and the visions I’d get from my meditation practice. The dream had to be compacted and broken down into basic tasks to be able to achieve its first steps. I had to fully believe in it and in myself, and not look around, instead, I had to be one-pointed in focus. Step by step, rock by rock… and that’s how Journey, Malibu Meditation’s studio was created. It is still a work in progress and I’m seeing it unfold. Inner guidance is so powerful when we believe in ourselves!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Spiritual / Healer / Guide: I’ve dedicated myself to studying the healings arts since a very young age. Being under the direct tutelage of True Teachers and Spiritual Masters set the ground for me to becoming better, and to dive deeper into it. I just continued to study and to practice, and when I moved to United States I couldn’t work any longer (I came with a companion visa first) as a software expert. That was a challenge but it gave me the time to study more and more until Healing became my career. It wasn’t easy, sometimes I thought about leaving it to the side as i wasn’t sure if I could pay my bills just by being a healer, but I followed the advice of a client of mine to continue to focus on what I loved and was passionate about.
Dedication, and trust in Spirit to guide me, daily spiritual work and commitment… I’ve learnt to trust my instinct even when against all odds. To believe and to believe in myself and my purpose. I’ve learnt to flow, and to hear the inner whispers… and when I do and follow through, things work out. Always. I truly believe that we are all capable of healing ourselves and others, and we are all able to tap into the power of magic and universe within us, all we need is the right guidance. There’s peace and joy for us all regardless of circumstances, and not spiritually bypassing, but truly, there’s great potential and great source of happiness for all of us when we close our eyes and allow our brains to settle and allow Spirit in. I can help guide you through that. I believe Life is a journey and so is every breath we take, so when we bring awareness to our breathing, to every heartbeat, every step, every cycle… we can connect with the flow of life and receive with grace the gift that it presents to us.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I will most definitely take them to my home, as it is my best. Then I would take them to journey, my meditation studio, because it is a healing place, and I want my friends to feel good (and it is so beautiful too!) I would also take them to the beach in Malibu and invite them to walk barefoot in the sand, let their feet in the water as we wait for dolphins to pass by, or an occasional whale, and we would gaze at the sunset. Definitely stop by Sunlife Organic for a healthy smoothie earlier in the day, and dinner either at home, since my husband loves to cook, or go to the Little Beach House in Malibu. For a week long trip, I would, in addition, head out to Big Sur: visit Jade Cove, hike the hills, take a cold plunge in the cold water creeks. For me nature is the most exciting! Let’s go find the petroglyphs on the way to Mammoth, let’s see the condors fly in Big Sur, let’s go to the labyrinth in Malibu, meditate at Journey, have a Lucia Light experience… do a cacao ceremony! I most definitely would have my chef friend, Anya with The Planted Seed, prepare some of the best chia puddings ever for them!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To start with, my grandmother that guided me since I was very young and taught me my first meditations and healing tools. I’m also very grateful to my spiritual teacher, Master Choa Kok Sui, for the depth given to my spiritual practice. To Taita Juanito Chindoy for taking me into a journey with plant medicine that will forever change my life and in which I was able to see with clarity the steps I needed to take to make my dream come true. To my husband for being my partner in life and and in business and for being my business advisor, and to my daughter: for the patience! Most importantly, to Spirit: I’m only but an instrument of the Divine.
Linkedin: Alejandra Armas DeLuca
Other: Mindbody: Malibu Meditations Journey.
Photo 1: Gitte Meldgaard
Photo 2: Ted Silverberg