Semi-retired golf professional, Athena Chakeres, was told she would never walk again following a serious car accident. Here she offers a glimpse into her healing journey that led her deeper into spiritual awakening and education that she now shares with others through her highly successful crystal shop, Everything Just Rocks.
Metastreems: Can you tell us a little about the first time you became aware of your spirituality and how (or where) it showed up in your life?
AC: I was young like 12 or 13 years old. When I was a freshman in High School, I would have dreams and they would happen. I would have a dream like one of the kids on my school’s football team would get hurt in a game, and it would happen exactly the way I dreamt it. That’s when I first realized my clairvoyant gifts. So, majority of my friends were older than me. I found it hard to make friends my own age in High School. My parents were divorced and thankfully my mother was highly involved in the spiritual world, and it made my social situation at school much easier. I used the sport golf and along with my gift to help people all over the world and have a highly successful golf career. I currently having one of the most successful crystal and metaphysical shops in Phoenix, AZ.
Metastreems: How did this awareness impact you in the days, weeks or years afterwards? How did your awareness shape you or change you?
AC: I was in a car accident when I was 19 years old. I used Western medicine and many surgeries hoping it would fix my physical problems from the accident. But it did not, so I got into Eastern Healing modalities like acupressure, acupuncture, Naturopathic, Chinese as well as chiropractic to get relief from my pain caused by the accident. Some days it would take me an hour or more just to get out of bed. Being I was an athlete and played golf, it hit me especially hard because I couldn’t play the sport that I loved. Using the power of my mind and the people that I was guided to for help, we healed the pain in my body. I was literally my own guinea pig and it worked! I did Native American sweat lodges and worked with spirit animals. I went on a spiritual journey but was told on many occasions that I was further advanced then most other people when it came to my awareness and spirituality. Once I started to heal, I went back to playing golf competitively which was a very long and hard process. I also got married. Sadly, the person I married didn’t practice my same beliefs, so in the end it didn’t work.
Metastreems: What are some of the resources you use to assist you in your spiritual or high vibrational living? Do you use crystals, tarot cards, astrology, sacred geometry, meditation, yoga or others? Can you tell us which are your favorites and why?
AC: Crystals were always part of my life. They were in my house growing up because my mother is very spiritual and highly evolved. As for your list above, I use everything and much more. I have people who excel in all the areas listed working out of my shop, so myself and my clients have full access to who they want to go to. I keep a symbol of sacred geometry under my mattress and computer and have some taped to my cell phone. I use feng shui for crystal placement so that I can maximize their effectiveness. I often test things by moving them around and see how things work. I like “being human” and I enjoy the interaction with people, and I can channel the dead if I’m asked to do so, but I much prefer the interaction with other humans on Earth. I also enjoy first trying things on myself, and then if it works, I share it with my community, but I’m a big believer in trying things out first.