Game Changer Interview: Roi Armstrong

Game Changer Interview: Roi Armstrong

Name of Your Business

Energy and Matter Learning, LLC.

How Does Your Work Enable You to Connect to and Fulfill Your Life Purpose/Passion?

Practicing Reiki and reading the Akashic Records directly aligns with my life purpose and passion because the energy flows from my higher self into my heart. Communicating through my heart provides an authentic connection between myself and the world at large. I am here to teach, tell the truth, honor my word, and break old patterns. The women that came before me did not always feel safe to practice their gifts, be seen in all their light, or accomplish their goals. Helping clients release frameworks that no longer serve them allows them and myself greater access to expansion. Whether I am rebalancing someone’s chi or answering questions from the record keepers I am doing my part to decrease suffering and increase meaning.

Who Is Your Ideal Client and Why?

My ideal client is someone who is open-minded and curious. This person is self-aware and feels deeply. They are awake to the fact that they are in certain situations and relationships for a reason. They view life as a series of learning opportunities and do not take themselves too seriously. The information they receive from a treatment may bring up surprising revelations so it helps to be open to all ways of being. To receive the highest and best good from my offerings it helps if the client views our interaction as a collaboration.

What Unique Offerings Do You Provide?

I offer Reiki, and I read the Akashic Records. Reiki is a gentle hands on healing technique from Japan. I focus on your chi, your life force, and balance the energy moving through your body. It is like a massage for your soul. Your body’s nervous system is like a cell phone that has too many apps running at the same time. Energy running in too many directions drains it from the areas that help you feel calm and centered. Closing and cleaning up your apps allows your phone’s battery to operate efficiently. Reiki calms the nervous system and allows your body to recharge in a safe way. The Akashic Records are a universal library where the energetic imprint of you is stored. I act as a librarian. Through the questions you ask we read the book of you together. I bring forth information about your past lives, your soul purpose, and we discuss why you are who you are. I identify patterns, archetypes, and can explain why certain relationships exist in your current life. We can also talk about how to move past fear, anxiety, and any other challenges. In addition I can offer suggestions for ways you can integrate the new information into your life now.

Who Was Your Role Model Growing Up? How Did That Person’s Actions Impact You?

My role model was my grandmother on my mother’s side. Her name was Eunice but we called her Grammy. She lived in rural New Hampshire, did not learn how to drive or even ride a bike but she was magical. She loved children and animals and could always be found in her garden. She collected antiques and had a house filled with all sorts of knick-knacks and dolls. She had 7 children and 20 grandchildren and loved all of us the same. She was a life long learner. She read constantly including poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She wrote in her journal everyday, loved to walk, and had a wicked sense of humor. She faced some serious challenges including the early death of my grandfather. She raised 7 children by herself during lean times. Her ability to look at life as a gift and see the good in everyone influenced me and continues to do so. She was adept at pivoting to what is and moved into acceptance quickly. Her awareness that love is all that matters gives me hope and illuminates my world.

Favorite Place to Escape and Refuel?

I love to go the beach and be in nature. I feel at home in the water and find walking in the forest so nourishing. Feeling the grass under my bare feet is grounding. When I float in the water I feel so light and free.

Top 3 Ways to Treat Yourself to Self-Care?

I exercise, make time for my friends, and journal everyday. When I move my body I quiet the mind and can release all the tension I’ve picked up along the way. Although I am a small business owner and have a family, there is no substitute for laughing and creating new experiences with my friends. They make life worthwhile. I journal in the mornings and will also write at other times of the day. Writing comes from my higher self. Putting my thoughts on paper gives me a new perspective on ideas and life.

How Do You Express Yourself Creatively?

I write, play the bouzouki (a Greek guitar), and love to create and teach workshops.

Last Memorable Book You Read and Why?

I recently read Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers. I was reading Get Rich Lucky Bitch by D. Duffield-Thomas and she kept referencing this book. It has made quite an impact because fear can show up in so many areas of our lives for different reasons. Starting and scaling up a small business like my own can bump up against all kinds of limiting beliefs. This book helped me reframe the stories I am telling myself about what could happen. Fear is never going to go away because we are humans. Feeling it, asking questions about why it’s there and how it’s serving you and then proceeding is vital to moving forward.

Favorite Movie and Why?

I love anything by Mel Brooks but especially History of the World Part 1. He is not afraid to make fun of terrible moments in history. He has such a open-mind and his jokes are layered and work on the surface all at the same time. He lives for today and laughs at life- what could be better?

“Go to” Quote or Mantra that Grounds You?

I resonate with Louise Hays. When I find myself getting caught up with emotions I say, “it’s only a thought and a thought can be changed.” This reminds me that we are not our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We learn from them but have a choice as to whether we react or respond. I respond when I remember that if I don’t act on it, the feeling will pass in 90 seconds. I let it go and release it knowing all is well.

Accomplishment Are You Most Proud of?

I am the most proud of my 3 children. They are bright and delightful. I am also proud of going back to school in my mid-40’s to earn my doctoral degree. I am the first woman in my family to earn a PhD. I worked as a Teaching Assistant all 4 years sometimes teaching two classes at a time on top of being a research assistant while being a full-time student. It transformed my world in all the best ways and my life is richer for it.

Best Lesson Learned in Life So Far?

To accept a situation as it is, to be aware that everyone is doing the best they can to meet their needs, and to leave a situation if it doesn’t feel right. Pivot, pivot, pivot (as they say in that famous Friends episode).

Advice to Younger Self?

It is ok and safe to shine. Your intuition is always right and having boundaries is acceptable.

What Do You Love Best About Yourself (physical trait or personality characteristic) and Why?

I love that I am an extrovert, that I have a sense of humor, and that I am short. Being an extrovert is an asset when entering new situations. I thrive on human interaction. Being funny helps to lighten up the darkness which is always a plus. When people are laughing they feel a sense of relief. I love that I am short because I enjoy dispelling the notion that big things come in big packages. My stature has zero to do with my wide-reaching positive energy and my connection to the universe.

Any Advice for Women Considering Joining the SheBreathes Collaborative?

I would encourage people to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Although the SheBreathes Collaborative provides resources your life and career are in your hands. Take advantage of the networking opportunities and the social media sites to talk about what you love to do. Your passion will invite clients to find you and provide you with expansion opportunities.

Any Message You Have for Our Community?

I resonate with the community message of collaboration, communication, and cooperation. There are quite a few members that offer similar services. Although we may have the same titles, what we offer is unique and individualized. There are enough people in this world that can use our help. We all win when we lift each other up.

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Exclusive offer for SheBreathes readers:

The first 2 chapters of my book Spirit Language are free on my website I am happy to offer a free 10 minute consult to anyone who is interested in either Reiki or an Akashic Records reading.