LGBTQIA+ OWNED, ASIAN-OWNED AND WOMAN-OWNED
My name is Desiree Ruvalcaba. I enjoy exploring Energy Medicine, and have a passion in helping others heal and achieve balance in the mind, body and spirit through different methods of practice.
Many of my clients are empathic or highly sensitive who are seeking to heal from trauma, remember their sense of self, manage their sensitivities / gifts / abilities, and feel a sense of purpose in life.
I place a high value in creating a safe, nurturing space for people to just BE, to express their thoughts and emotions freely, and help them feel seen, heard, accepted, loved and supported.
I believe that healing is a process, a journey, and that facing our shadows does not have to be done through the depths of sorrow, turmoil, rage and despair but also through expressions of love, wonder, joy and laughter.
As we release layers of pain and fear, we begin to unveil the truth of our existence, and start to feel a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
From my experience, it has helped to receive guidance from someone we can relate to, especially those who have had similar hardships in life. With that being said, I shared some of my background below if you are interested in learning more. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for visiting!
As a child, I struggled to understand my empathic abilities, and felt powerless and shameful for being that way. I was very observational and extremely hesitant to trust someone's energy. I felt incredibly different and even outcasted, at times. My behaviors were unusual to the people around me. I was even bullied by certain family members, friends and classmates. It just didn't feel safe to be me.
I have a hypersensitivity to the needs and wants of others so I developed a pattern of people pleasing in order to feel a sense of love and acceptance. I feared expressing my truth and exposing my vulnerability as I frequently felt invalidated, misunderstood and undeserving to take up space so I became very quiet and reserved in order to avoid discord. As a result, I denied my true needs and lost my sense of self.
My very nature is to feel a lot and very deeply. I feel people's emotions and discomforts in my body as if they are my own. I feel the energy of objects, the space in a room, an environment and the world/collective. I can sense past, present and future happenings without logical explanation. I can sense things beyond this plane of existence. And I didn't know how to process or manage any of that until my 30s.
My parents were Asian immigrants and tried to provide a better life for themselves and their children. I quickly learned that they were on survival mode as they place a high value on fitting familial, cultural, religious and social constructs. I learned to follow, conform and sacrifice my individuality in order to be 'happy' and 'successful' in life.
They are very strict and stern. It is normal to receive judgment and criticism rather than a "good job" or "I'm proud of you". There was a lack of emotional support, intimacy and saying, "I love you", growing up. I often felt like I was the problem and the cause of their suffering and took responsibility to comfort them by adjusting myself to fit their needs.
Religion & Sexuality
My family practices Catholicism. I attended church every Sunday and went to Bible study. I was even baptized and received confirmation. And during all of that, I called B.S. (in my mind) on many things that were preached and not practiced or taught to instill fear rather than coming from a place of true love and faith. I have nothing against religion. We can learn a lot from all of the different practices. I have just come to the awareness that belief exists through perspective. What really got me to leave the church was a true test of unconditional love.
At 19 years old, I came out to my parents. They have had a very difficult time accepting my sexuality. I remember telling them: "If God created us, then why would He make me gay and say that it is forbidden? It doesn't make sense. Do you think I chose this? Do you think I want to deal with being judged by people and treated poorly? Don't you think I want to have the normal life so that everything could be "easier"? Why would I go to Church if I am not accepted there?" And then, I went on to explore my own faith.
Since the age of 10, I have been cycling through depression and suicidal ideations. I developed high levels of anxiety with an occasional panic attack. In my 20s, I started to experience physical manifestations such as hypothyroidism, IBS, chronic hives, digestive complications and many other undiagnosed conditions. After many years of receiving unsuccessful treatments from Western medicine, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I studied Eastern philosophy and discovered energy medicine. Here, I learned that our bodies respond to what we carry, energetically, and that trauma from our childhood, ancestry and past lives all contribute to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dis-ease.
Discovering My Passion
As I explored and applied various energy healing techniques into my own practice, I managed to heal from many of my conditions and trauma. I have experienced and still experiencing incredible transformations. Through my own healing journey, I discovered a deep passion in helping others do the same.
Despite all of the challenges I have faced and continue to face, I am always able to sense the light in the midst of dark places which fuels my confidence and inner strength. Hence the name of my practice, The Eye of Light. Sometimes, we need a reminder and I'm here to do just that.
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
In 2018, I received my certification in Holistic and Integrative Health where I learned how to balance the mind and body through various healing techniques (i.e. nutrition, light/sound therapy, healing touch, yoga, and meditation). During my studies, I took a keen interest in Ayurveda, an ancient healing system that focuses on promoting balance and flow according to one’s own individual constitution. Shortly after, I received my certification in Marma Therapy, an Ayurvedic treatment that cleanses blocked energy by applying light pressure to the Marma points, energy points that provide access to the chakras and the body’s innate intelligence.
Later that year, I attended the Art of Living Happiness Retreat Program in Boone, North Carolina led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an Indian spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living. Here, I learned the art of meditation (specifically the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful breathing technique that uses precise natural rhythms) and how to tap into our inner wisdom.
In 2019, I ventured on a spiritual quest to Bali where I attended a Melukat, a sacred purification ceremony, led by the high priestess and other powerful healers. I also participated in workshops related to energy medicine such as Chakra Balancing and The Wim Hof Method. In addition, I received a Discover Essentials (essential oils) certification.
After returning to the U.S. later that year, I received my certification in the Emotion Code, an energy practice of releasing emotional blockages by using muscle testing and tapping into the subconscious.
In 2020, I received my certification in the Silva Method, a self-help and meditation program that increases an individual's intuitive abilities through relaxation, development of higher brain functions, and psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. I also learned how to use Tarot and Oracle cards, a spiritual tool for giving and receiving guidance.
In 2021, I traveled to Jalisco, Mexico and was trained in Ventosas, fire cupping therapy, and Sobada, a massage therapy, to alleviate muscle tension and reposition the stomach, intestines, matrices and bladder when abnormally situated.
Throughout the years, I have been diving deep into my intuitive abilities with the assistance of my spirit guides, guardian angels, ancestors, the elements and other guides I've crossed paths with along the way. I am always seeking to explore, learn and grow in order to better serve humanity and the world.