Ellen Degeneres in Montreal

It’s March 1st 2019, the day “I met Ellen” in person. She was few hundred meters away on the stage of Bell Centre in Montreal, I was on one of the seats furthest away, but her messages were close to me! Ellen had a conference in the city, it was an interview in which she shared her personal story – her childhood circumstances, career development, ideals in life and more.

As a student in Religious Studies, I pay closer attention to the representations of God in the media, wether it will be a direct mentioning of the word or symbols related to religion and / or spirituality. This is why I am writing this story. If I need to review tonight’s event in one sentence, it will be this:

Ellen turned to God and he responded!

I will explain. Let me mention first that I am not a religious person. I simply study religion. I consider myself spiritual, but the distinction is the theme of another post. So, Ellen was telling the story about how she began her career. Shortly, after the tragic loss of her girlfriend, she was sitting in her rented appartment, without much money but with a lot of faith! She said there were fleas in the appartment, and as she believes that everything happens for a reason, she started thinking what would be the purpose of those fleas? Armed with a pen and a paper, and her unique sense of humour, she started imagining a conversation with God. you can hear the original story told by her in her latest stand up comedy “Relatable“. The material she wrote became the comedy piece that got her invited to Johnny Carson’s show. She was the first and last woman invited in his show! Here is a link to her first TV appearance. In a way, she turned her thoughts towards God and that prompted her to write the joke that boosted her career. It was not a conventional prayer, but it is sort of, doesn’t it – when you direct your thoughts or words to God this is a kind of a prayer. It’s just fascinating! And the fact that she decided to come out and admit that she is gay, basing that brave decision on her dream. I believe that dreams among other functions have the possibility to be a time / place to receive spiritual messages. As Ellen said, we are all connected, everything has a purpose. There is a spiritual meaning in every action. Is there a spiritual link in every story? I will continue my research and I will be sharing more interesting conclusions on my website!

Stay true to yourself,

Kamy Dova

Funeral Officiant Montreal

I am excited to share the news! I have completed my training as a Funeral Officiant!

What do I do?

As a Funeral Officiant, I meet first with the grieving family to conduct a brief interview. This first meeting allow us to exchange the necessary information regarding the ceremony. Who was the deceased, what did this person love, what were his/her beliefs and what type of funeral ceremony did he/she wanted to have?

The Ceremony

Every funeral ceremony is UNIQUE! Created according to your beliefs. It is a spiritual experience, but it is not necessarily related to any religion. Even if your family has mixed beliefs or members from various religions, we will work together to create a beautiful ceremony respectful towards everyone attending!

How long does it take?

We will schedule a brief meeting (about half an hour) and then follow up with couple of emails / telephone calls.

I will customize your ceremony within 24 hours.

Locations

You choose the location! As my work is not restricted by any religious canon, you have the freedom to conduct the funeral ceremony in any place: funeral agency location, your home, outdoors, any other place of your choice.

Fees

contact me for further details.

Clientele

Most often we are being contacted by the family of the deceased person. But more and more often it is the case of senior citizens or terminally ill people to contact funeral officiants directly. In this case we create the ceremony together and incorporate in our relationship a spiritual counselling, if needed.

“Power of success tour” with Tony Robbins experience

On 27th Sep 2018 I attended the event “Power of success tour” with Tony Robbins in Ottawa, Canada. Long anticipated meeting, he is such a talented speaker and coach, I am truly happy to have attended! 💙
I will share some interesting observations. Tony and his speakers talked about the same things we already know and use of course, but with a different terminology. I recognized many Reiki / Spiritual terms in my Psychology learning and now I hear them yet again in a third way. The conclusion is that we all share the same truth, but we speak different soul languages! Don’t you think 😉
Here are few examples:
– Downloads = Angel / Spirit guide communication / Inspiration / intuition
– Metacognition – being more self aware, observing your own thoughts. / in spiritual prctices we avoid using negative words, we try to rephrase in a positive way, but this effort requires us to think what we think before we speak.
– Practical exercises for body and mind to relieve stress = Meditation
– Shifting your focus from worries to goals = One of the Reiki principles “Today I will not be angry”
– Destiny = Determinism – Believeing everything happens for a reason
– Grace = being grateful / acknowledging higher power or simply appreciation for life / relates to Downward social comparison (compare your life with others in worse conditions thus feel better)
– visualization exercises / guided imagery = meditation
– Blueprint = schemas = prejudice
– rewarding yourself / instrumental conditioning – learn to associate events/practices with a positive outcome
– cognitive behavioural therapy methods using positive affirmations- known in New Age.
Ang there are many more! I am trying to collect more, and perhaps publish them all together one day. If you have other suggestions or disagree with anything, feel free to comment. And whatever your termoniology is, as long as you apply the beneficial techniques and they work, this is all that matters!

To see our event photos, visit the Facebook page post.