We had the good fortune of connecting with Vanessa Viola and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vanessa, what principle do you value most?
Integrity is a principle I value most because it is the foundation of living an authentic life. Integrity is not to be confused with morality, it’s not a matter of being right or wrong. Integrity has to do with being true to what I say, honoring my word and following it with action. It is an access to workability, accountability, and possibility.
What should our readers know about your business?
Reiki found me in 2015 and I discovered my life’s purpose- to help others connect to their higher selves. Reiki is an ancient Japanese hands on healing technique that ignites the body’s own healing system. I work as a conduit to universal life force energy, it works through me as I work on my client. Each session is unique for each individual person. I’ve sat with my clients as they’ve cried, laughed, fallen asleep, seen colors, had flashbacks of their past, experienced a change in body temperature, felt the energy of a loved one that’s crossed over, and so on. It’s all a natural part of the healing process. I love being of service and I love helping people that are seeking transformation.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d start the day with a beautiful walk around Lake Shrine in Malibu. It’s such a special place in all it’s serenity. Next we’d head to my favorite Mexican restaurant in Los Ángeles, Mercado. Their food is incredibly delicious and they have the best margaritas I’ve ever had. Lastly, a toss up- watch the sunset from the beach or up Griffith Observatory.
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?
My shoutout goes first and foremost to my family for their unending love, support, and guidance. I am also so very grateful for my connection to source energy (God, The Universe, Life Force…) I lean so hard on my faith and my higher power to guide me on this journey towards living a life of passion, adventure, freedom and service.
Website: www.co5mosis.com, www.vanessaviolaphotography.com
Instagram: @vanessaviolaphotos @co5mosis
Yelp: co5mosis, viola photography
photos by: Vanessa Viola