We had the good fortune of connecting with Carly Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Carly, how does your business help the community?
My mission is to help others in healing their body, mind, and spirit through understanding themselves on a deeper level. Our world needs so much healing right now and it starts with you, the individual. When we heal ourselves, and we open up to radical self love and acceptance, we can help heal the world around us. I got into this work by others teaching me how to heal myself. Now I am able to help others do the same. It is like a domino effect.
We are all made up of energy. When we enter into this world, our experiences become part of our energetic makeup. We store these experiences in our body as a form of protection, especially when it comes to traumatic experiences. A build up of trauma creates shame, rejection, and false beliefs about ourselves and can manifest in our life through our relationships, health, career, and perception of the world.
I use Reiki and tarot to help my clients understand themselves, release unresolved parts of their past, and liberate any negative beliefs they have created about themselves. This can be an incredibly healing journey because it allows others to get to know themselves on a deep level. When we can cultivate that level of awareness around who we truly are, it becomes pretty hard not to love yourself. And self love heals everything and can change your life.
I serve as a guide to help others come back to wholeness. The beauty of it, is that those who work with me are the ones doing the healing. I just serve as the guide.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an intuitive tarot reader and Reiki practitioner. Through using a combination of tarot and Reiki healing, I help others find their life purpose, heal from their past, and find radial self-love and acceptance. I take a holistic approach to healing by addressing the root cause of imbalance and integrating the healing of the body, mind, and spirit. I like to dive deep with my clients through psychic and intuitive work while energetically removing blocks that keep them stuck.
I started my own personal healing journey when I was 17. I suffered from anorexia nervosa and an array of other mental health issues. I felt completely lost and misunderstood. It was dark time in my life, yet it was what lead me to where I am now. At the time, I was desperate for any kind of relief. I began working closely with my old dance teacher and friend, Leilani who helped me explore who I am with tarot and Reiki. It was the first time, in a long time, that I felt seen. It was an ongoing journey of transformation and exploration. When I was 19, I decided to purchase my very first deck of tarot cards. I was immediately hooked. I was so fascinated by the mysterious nature of them, their depth, and their ability to uncover the secrets of the subconscious mind. I spent hours studying the meanings of the cards while I using them on myself to heal. I later started reading for close friends and family, only to discover more and more about the cards. I continued evolving in my spiritual practice though learning tarot and receiving Reiki regularly. It was through these modalities that I understood the power of healing in knowing ourselves.
Throughout college, I worked multiple jobs only to find that none of them fulfilled me with the depth I was searching for. I’ve always known that I was meant to do something extraordinary. I was still doing readings on the side and getting certified in Reiki. In December 2021, I graduated from University of Houston with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in health communications. There was this voice inside of me that told me to take a leap of faith and start Healing with Carly full time. I left my current job at the time and joined forces with Jordan Baldwin with Beauty Bungalow Heights to curate my own personal space and offer intuitive readings and Reiki healing.
Starting Healing with Carly was a healing journey for myself in many ways. I had so much fear starting out. I felt like such an imposter! Houston is full of so many talented healers and physics. I also had a lot of fear around what people would think of my when they saw that I was reading tarot cards and practicing Reiki. But as I continue to do my readings and Reiki for others, I am constantly overjoyed when my clients tell that they feel seen and that they have made transformative changes in their lives through working with me. I am so excited to watch Healing with Carly evolve. I am constantly learning and immersing myself in classes and books so that I can show up for those who need healing in the Houston community and beyond. I have always wanted to be the person that I needed during my darkest moments and I know that 17 year old self would be so proud of who I have become. Starting Healing with Carly is a testament to my own journey of radical self-love and acceptance.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First and foremost, I would have to take them to my favorite crystal shop in Houston, Body Mind & Soul. Then we would head over to Buffalo Bayou Park for a nice long walk and see the beautiful Houston skyline. If we stay long enough, we would have to find a nice spot to lay and watch the Houston sunset. One morning would have to be dedicated to my favorite brunch spot in Montrose, Verdine. We would definitely spend a day shopping in the Heights and visit some of my favorite shops including Kalos Eidos Wild Blooms (the cutest dried floral shop!), my favorite vintage and secondhand shops, Genara with their beautiful curated store, and Forth & Nomad (with some of their delicious coffee). Of course, we would not miss out of visiting all of the incredible museums in the Houston Museum district. I could spend all day in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Last but certainly not least, we would have to end at least one day with my all time favorite Indian spot, Pondicheri.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my dear friend and mentor of mine, David Lewis of Houston Reiki. He is a gifted healer in many ways and has helped me realize the healer in me. After being a regular client of his, we quickly formed an incredible friendship. I became his student in 2021 and learned Reiki under him. He has taught me in more ways than one. Through his healing, I have not only understood the power of self-love, but I was able to explore my gifts and share them with the world. He is truly an Earth Angel and a gift to this world. I am forever inspired by his work and the love he has for others.
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All photos are taken by Julia Gutierrez with Julia Gutierrez Photo.