MEET THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE WELCOMING YOU TO THE DARK SIDE
Lightworker Aja Daashuur finds peace and purpose in the shadows.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Aja Daashuur is the multifaceted leader of the metaphysical community, the Spirit House Collective. Founded on the principle of wellness for all, the collective hosts a manifold of events, training, and therapeutic sessions. The mission? To promote access to healing programs for marginalized communities as well as support the growth of diverse healers and practitioners in the wellness industry. Fueled by her calling and passion for social justice, Aja has spent the past five years building a spiritual resource dedicated to educating individuals on their innate magic. Read on to go deeper into wellness and redefine what it means to be a lightworker.
Who are you and what do you do?
A lot of people know me as the Spirit Guide Coach. I am a medium, guide, and channel who specifically focuses on connecting individuals to the guidance of their spiritual teams. This is a therapeutic link to the souls and the energies on the other side that have their best interests at heart, [all] while they unpack and unfold the blueprint of their souls.
How would you describe the differences between your roles as a medium, guide, and channel?
As a medium, I’m a bridge between our plane of reality and existence and the other side in the realm of the dead or ancestors who have passed on. I connect and receive information and then share it, which is where the guidance comes in. I have my own ideas and my own thoughts that I share, but predominantly I am sharing the guidance and wisdom of our unique spiritual teams. I channel that information. When someone is speaking to me in a therapeutic session, they’re not just speaking to me, they’re speaking to two to 12 different energies. I share what I’m hearing, feeling, and seeing.
What does that connection feel like in your own body?
For the most part, I have to say it feels awesome! At the beginning [of my journey], I would have to sleep for three or four hours because I’d be so drained. But just like anything else, it’s a practice. You build up your skill and your muscles along the way. I’m at the point now where I can do eight hours of channeling with some breaks. I know how to utilize that energy. I know how to protect my energy. And honestly, I’m hearing some really good stuff along the way. I’m learning a lot, so I feel really blessed to do this work.
“True Wellness” is a pillar of Spirit House Collective. What does that look like in practice?
True Wellness is the spirit of wellness. Everyone should have access to wellness in whatever form they feel that they connect with it. If it’s Western medicine, acupuncture, or talking to the dead, you should have access to it. The True Wellness program allows white and white-passing community members to provide that access to those in need. I am specifically focusing on Black and Brown people of color from any marginalized community that might have trauma through ancestry and circumstance, and might not have the funds required to gain access to that wellness. We’re sponsoring wellness and allowing Black and Brown practitioners to have access to funds and opportunities that they normally wouldn’t have access to.
I very strongly believe that we all should be able to connect to any wellness that we feel can help us heal and embody more of the spirit of who we really are.
How can people find a balance between the spiritual, psychic, and physical world?
I have a belief that everyone is psychic. We’re all born psychic and it’s eroded away over time. Whether we’re talking about spiritual work or esoteric wellness in general, all of these avenues are built around one foundation: How can I trust myself? If you can learn to trust yourself, then you can trust your intuition. Then, you trust your choices. That’s when everything is activated. And even if it’s not a huge success, you’re learning something and accepting it. Having perspective in spiritualism is about learning to trust yourself and make choices based on the self versus constantly seeking outside of the self.
When do you feel most connected to your highest self?
When I talk to the dead because I feel like I’ve got eight therapists around me. I’m laughing and joking. Some people might look at me and think that I’m crazy. But whether people believe I’m talking to spirits or talking to myself, I’m still communicating. I’m still honoring what’s going on through my body and what I’m feeling and thinking. In society, a lot of people can’t handle silence. They can’t handle being able to hear what their needs or wants are. It terrifies them and I never want to be in that place. I always want to be open to hearing the good, the bad, and the ugly, because that means I’m learning, changing, and evolving.
What’s the highest vision for your work?
[That] my continued education and my community are growing. I see more creative projects and share that with my community. As a woman of color, I see others wanting to support and help continue this work [to make] resources available to marginalized communities
What’s a mantra that you live by?
The mantra that I’ve had for the last seven years is “passion, focus, patience, and freedom.” Anything I want to connect to, I’m passionate about. I will have my focus without feeling like work and practice patience because I’m incredibly impatient, but things take time. Ultimately, if I am passionate about something, focus on it, and am patient, it will grant me freedom.
We define lightworkers as those that bring and spread light and positivity in the world. How would you define a lightworker?
I’m going to disagree a bit. I’m hearing one of my guides right now. Lightworkers are about both sides of the coin. Lightworkers are also connected to reality. We can see the shadow and the light. If you’re only concerned with the light, then you cannot see everything that’s underneath — and that’s a problem in the wellness and spiritual community. If you don’t talk about the shadow, then nothing can change. [If we don’t talk about] racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, [and so on], then nothing will change. Lightworkers are about what is on the table. What is the reality? What are both sides of what we’re working with and how can we learn from them? Communicate and create change to make the world we want and deserve to live in.
Lightworkers, how has your shadow led you back to the light? Share your experiences in the comments!