This week we caught up with artist, jewelry maker, Akashic Reader, and Reiki Master, Laila Taylor of The Etheric Crystal. Scroll on to read our interview with her!
Can you introduce yourself for us - who you are, where you’re from, what you do. Are there details from your culture or upbringing that influence your work today?
Of course, my name is Laila. I am a Reiki Master, Akashic Reader, Nurse, and the owner of The Etheric crystal. I live in Indiana with my husband, kids, and pets. As a Registered nurse for most of my adult life, I am passionate about healing in all ways. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. It is my truth that everyone is their own best healer: when they get in touch with their intuition, heal past traumas, and stand in their own light, you are truly able to achieve health and balance in all ways.
What is your zodiac sign?
I am a Taurus sun, Cancer Ascendant, Virgo moon. 4/6 Emotional Manifestor in HD.
What led you to start your journey as an artist and intuitive?
My journey as an intuitive started with a swift spiritual awakening in 2018; Since then I have embodied being an Usui Reiki Master, Intuitive channel, and Akashic reader. This is truly the journey my soul chose to experience within this incarnation.
Since crystals became an integral part of my healing and awakening journey, feeling their powerful energy, I felt drawn to create jewelry that can help facilitate beauty and healing all in one.
How and where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in the sky. That feeling you get when you look up and see the landscape painted with blues, purples, pinks, and oranges and your breath is taken away. I am moved by the beauty and simplicity of nature. The Earth is a powerful nurturer, muse, and healer; it’s made to inspire the artist within.
What’s your favorite part about the design process?
Literally just having fun… There is something healing about creating something beautiful and allowing yourself to just flow with the process. Knowing the emotion, I am wanting to pass along and then creating a manifestation of it in the physical is delightful.
What is your favorite product or service you offer?
My favorite service I provide is Akashic readings,
it connects people to their own inner guru and healer. It is a very special and sacred connection.
My favorite product would be the Crystal Point Suncatcher; it’s simple, elegant, and beautiful.
What words of wisdom would you give to an aspiring artist, healer, etc. that is wanting to get started?
Have fun and be willing to trust in yourself. If you are feeling drawn to your intuitive side, energy medicine, or creating art to express yourself, follow that. That is where your soul is calling you.
What is a dream project/goal for you?
Honestly my dream project would be to have a group of souls who have started/ are starting their awakening journey and are wanting to feel seen, heard, and cared for. Being a container for them to find their highest self, trust in their intuition, and create whatever art they wish to call their life.
Your top 3 West Clay product picks?
Oh, I love this question, so many goodies to chose from:
The Botanical Body Butter
- In winter my skin gets so dry so I need some serious hydration. I love also the clean ingredients that are staples of West Clay.
Yellow Citrine Crystal
- I love citrine; it’s a very empowering, uplifting, and a strong manifestation crystal. It’s bright and sunny and I need as much sunshine in my life as possible right now.