SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND INTUITIVE GUIDANCE "When I started working with Christine, my whole life changed. I was struggling in so many parts of my life before. I was a social justice organizer, burning out, dealing with a lot of trauma, and trying to reconcile my world views with my life experiences. I was confused, directionless, and asleep. Christine woke me up in every sense of that word. Not only has she helped me heal, but she educates me on how to live a whole and healthy life and holds me accountable to it. When you work with her, you're opening the most wounded and vulnerable parts of yourself to her, and she takes care of you with such warmth, grace, and kindness. Now, I have a deeper and greater understanding of myself, myself in relation to my history, community and to this earth. I refer all my friends and family to see her, and have even taken my mother to see her. I don't know where I'd be without her and the work she does! Our community is so blessed to have her." - Robin Park, Artist
"Working with Christine has been a life-transforming process. After hearing about a violent mugging that I had experienced, she generously offered to work with me and has since become a trusted healer, teacher, and guide. Once a week for five months, Christine welcomed me into her home with warmth and kindness. Through sound healing sessions I learned to acknowledge my physical, emotional , and spiritual body as an instrument that can be tuned up and that I can tune into. Through guided meditation, she helped me not only heal from the assault, but also to heal ancestral and familial trauma. Christine taught me spiritual practices to practice on my own: meditation, toning, visioning, and emotional release techniques, all of which have been instrumental in helping me regain my sense of safety and groundedness. These practices have become part of my daily rituals of resilience. One of the beautiful results of Christine’s healing work with me is that I have developed a more intimate relationship with my creative spirit. As an artist, I feel blessed that through this healing process I have more deeply integrated my ancestry, identity, and spirit to draw forth into my creative life." -Meng Yu, Youth Engagement and Education Coordinator, FEEST
"I didn't know it at the time, but when I first started working with Christine my heart was finally ready to heal from childhood trauma that I spent many years neglecting. I had an incredibly unhealthy relationship to work, partners and myself for so long that I was completely exhausted and controlled by fear and anger without even realizing it. Christine had this innate ability to provide exactly what I needed in our time together, and patiently guided me to finally be comfortable in my own skin again. She is someone I genuinely owe my life to, and through some of my toughest hours, she reminded me of my own power. I feel fortunate that our lives have crossed and I know that I’ll always go back to the lessons I've learned with her. You owe it to your childhood self to hang out with Christine for an hour, she’ll make you laugh or cry in ways that can only be healing. "- L.C., Community Organizer
"Christine was brought into my life, I believe, by divine guidance. I am going through life transitions and feel that I have issues that prevent me from having the emotional freedoms I desire for my new life. She is guiding me through the release of habits and thought patterns that no longer serve me well. She is also giving me tools to grow spiritually, embrace the beautiful love of God, and feel healing in my soul. She always seems to know exactly what I need when we meet. Thank you, Christine, for your gentle guidance and patience. You are a gift!" -Brenda M., Seattle, WA
"I highly recommend Christine as a sound healer, sacred space facilitator and trusted personal-journey guide. I have had enriching, powerful, transformative experiences every time I've worked with her, and she has helped me grow so much. She is deeply intuitive and compassionate, and a trusted guide for any personal journey or emotional/spiritual processing. I personally have also really appreciated the way she interweaves social justice and anti-oppression consciousness into her spiritual work in the world. As someone who has spent a lot of time working in the non-profit, social change arena, I have really appreciated that I never have to start from "zero" explaining things with Christine — she gets it all, already. I am so grateful for her presence in my life and only wish I was geographically closer so we could work together in person! I'm so thankful that she does work over the phone, so that even though I don't live in Seattle anymore, I don't have to lose her as an ally on my journey. " — K.V., Hawaii and California
"Working with Christine has been extremely instrumental in contributing to my overall health and well-being. She has taught me so much about self forgiveness, compassion and transformation. This past year, a variety of issues have come up for me around relationships and my career and I've found our weekly sessions to be helpful for all of them. I look forward to every meeting with her and truly feel like I am changing the quality of my consciousness. I really appreciate how many tools she utilizes during our sessions and what she has taught me about sound healing, meditation and mindfulness. She blends modalities with much grace and tailors each session to what I need in that moment. Christine embodies a palpable connection to spirit and creates a totally safe container for me to be really honest with myself and practice self love/compassion along the way. I am a happier, more conscious person because of the work I've done with Christine." -Joy W., Massage Therapist, Seattle, WA .“Christine has read tarot cards for me for years and is an exceptional healer. She listens with an open heart and offers advice and wisdom from her own inner resources as well as the guidance of spirits. She is also very approachable and comfortable to be with. If you are interested in seeking some spiritual work, I highly recommend trying a session with her.” –Karyn Williams, Organic Farmer, Chimacum, WA
"Christine Guiao is a truly gifted practitioner. Her ability to build rapport and hone in with precision on the critical issues or areas impressed me greatly. In a short amount of time Christine offered me valuable insight into areas where I desperately needed healing. Her intuitive skills are solid and she puts them to incredible use. I walked away from our session feeling completely different than when I entered. I felt clear, bright and tall. I left smiling and breathing deeply." -Becka T., community organizer, Seattle, WA.
"I have had the privilege of knowing Christine for many years. She is kind, caring, loving, and committed to be in service to Mother Earth and to people. She is a courageous and gifted human being with a keen intuitive sense and compassion for all on this human journey. I count her as one of my allies on the spiritual journey of awakening." - Ilarion Merculieff, Aleut elder and Spiritual Teacher, Anchorage, AK
"Christine did a tarot card reading and intuition session for me, which was transformative in my journey as a queer woman of color. It served as a catalyst for the process of coming out (again) to my family members and gave me critical support, strength, and spiritual guidance. I have also been attending the sound meditation and healing sessions led by Christine for several months now. Each session has had a profound impact – on me individually and as part of the group who is present for that session. My spiritual health has been nourished and strengthened by the bonds of community and by a powerfully gifted spirit guide. Whether I can attend the sound meditation or not, I feel a greater sense of peace and comfort in knowing that this space exists and is accessible."- Nitika, queer South Asian woman, Seattle, WA
"Christine's guidance through my times of transition has been invaluable. Her profound listening skills and intuitive gift have helped me find the healing I need to change my life."- Georgena F., Seattle, WA
SOUND HEALINGS "I was first exposed to the power of sound healing in May 2010, as I prepared for a performance at Benaroya Hall, Seattle's renowned concert hall. I anticipated being nervous to perform in front of 2,000+ people, and sought out Christine’s help as I prepared. Christine, in her effortless and joyful style, coached me on being present and grounded in my body. With the use of sound healing, Christine helped me reach a new level of presence that was essential in preparing for my performance. As I sat down on stage I felt my heart beat into my cello, and felt alive, joyful and calm. It was my largest, most enjoyable, and most relaxed performance I've had to date. Christine's intentional use of crystal bowls fostered a deeper connection to my body and my environment, dissolving my sense of separateness/isolation that my performance anxiety was rooted in. Many audience members noticed this, commented on how beautiful and happy I appeared, and that I was the only one to smile throughout the performance. The quality of my presence was even noticed by my teacher (the former Principal Cellist of the Beijing Symphony,) who remarked that looking at me made him relax. I truly appreciate Christine making this an accessible source of healing for myself and for communities of color. Christine’s comforting presence and social analysis allowed me to be open to the possibility of sound healing. I doubt I would have trusted another practitioner, or found as much success as I did with Christine. As a classical musician I have a deep respect for how sound affects our emotions and our consciousness. I feel grateful for Christine's guidance and expertise in sound healing, which has forever transformed my relationship to performing and to music." - April Nishimura, cellist and community organizer, Seattle, WA.
"Through the Sound Healing, I really felt my chakras resonate and align in a very new way, unlike anything I've ever experienced. The sounds opened and cleared passages for my own sacred sounds to come out more freely and without effort. I also felt certain chakras that needed extra support loosen up, and I began to see colors and shapes (something new for me!). I'm really thankful for the sound healing session as it moved through my physical, spiritual and energy body in a way that was much needed and deeply felt. I would recommend sound healing for anyone who is seeking anything from deeper relaxation to spiritual awakening! Thanks Christine!"-Rafaela L., Seattle, WA.
SPECIAL CEREMONIES AND GROUP EVENTS "I arranged to have a vibrational/sound healing and blessing ceremony for my sister and the four of us that were to be her bridesmaids in her upcoming wedding. None of us had any experience with vibrational healing. Christine explained the theories behind it, and made us all feel comfortable in preparation. The meditative healing was a powerful experience for all of us. We all felt the sound vibrations working on us, and felt both relaxed and recharged by the end. Next, Christine had prepared the structure for a blessing ceremony for my sister, the bride. My sister sat in the middle of a circle as we took turns telling her why we appreciated having her in our lives. We were all brought to tears, and as we left Christine's we all agreed that it was the perfect alternative to a bachelorette party! We left with less tension, and more energy than when we walked in. Thank you, Christine, for an incredibly meaningful experience." -Naomi Whitmarsh, teacher, Portland, OR
"Christine was the officiant at my wedding in summer of 2008 and I could not have asked for a better person for the job! Christine sat down with my husband and I prior to our wedding in order to get our input on what we wanted the ceremony to look like, as well as to find out "what made us tick" as a couple. She wound up putting together a thoughtful ceremony that was spiritual, personalized, and appropriately humorous. Somehow, she was able to please the evangelical, right-wing Christians in the audience, as well as the left-wing agnostics. More importantly, she provided us with a meaningful ceremony that helped to usher us into the next phase of our lives. Thanks Christine!" -Stephanie Becker, Occupational Therapist, Burlington, VT