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The Dark Side of Lightwork - Formally Universal Wink

The Dark Side of Lightwork - Formally Universal Wink

By Wynne Thornley
In life, I am a certified and professionally practicing Reiki Master Teacher and Channel to the Aether. I am also a supernatural nerd. My interest with the unknown began when I was a kid, due to having my own misunderstood psychic experiences.
My life long study of the strange and unusual has prepared me for the work I am called to do now; taking me places other lightworkers won’t go. This has taught me about how many fallacies the masses believe about the paranormal.
I am here to take the Hollywood out of the world of the supernatural. Join me.
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Salt - Superstition and Magic
Salt has a long and interesting history in our collective consciousness. Superstitions began appearing as early as the text of the Sumerians, and are connected to bad luck and demons. Many varieties of salt are use today, including one that has a strong connection to magic and protection. Have you ever heard of Black Witches Salt?? In today's episode of The Dark Side of Lightwork I will explore salt! The superstitions, health benefits and magical properties of a common ingredient that we take for granted in today's click and deliver lifestyle.  Just a quick side note: I am not benefiting in anyway from providing these links below. These are my go to's for my own DIY home and body care, or where I sourced information for this episode.  Link to what is now a YouTube video about the Khwera Salt Mine: Witchy Salt information: DIY Bath and Body, one of my most trusted sources online: DIY EVERYTHING! Love this website and podcast: Intro, body and outro music credits: Myst on the Moor by Kevin MacLeod Link: License: Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
October 20, 2020
Nome, Alaska - A mysterious place?
Have you heard about Nome, Alaska?  In a quick google search you will find information about the Iditarod Race, gold rush history and bird watching opportunities. In a deeper search, you will see article about ufo's, missing people and alien command bases.  In this episode, I share my interest in Nome, Alaska. where it began, and what I have learned since diving deep into the interwebs and my intuition on this fascinating, sub artic town.    Related Links that I used in my research: Intro and outro music credit: Myst on the Moor by Kevin MacLeod Link: License: Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
October 4, 2020
My personal experience with an entity known as The Hat Man
Since I was a child, I have naturally aligned with paranormal experiences, and spirit in some form. I learned very early that this was a part of my life that most people were not comfortable talking about. Even though I had always heard foot steps down the hall way, and chit chatted with people in my room a night when I was supposed to be sleeping, I didn't know that this was supposed to be scary. Not until I had a visitor that changed my relationship with what I knew as spirit.  In this episode of Universal Wink, I share my personal experience with The Hat Man. If you are unfamiliar with The Hat Man, he is known as a foreboding entity that can be found within any culture, and all around the world. Everyone who speaks about this dark visitor each have a similar experience, and I didn't know this until I began researching  him as an adult.  I hope you enjoy! This is a very personal episode for me.  As a special follow up to this episode, please check out my interview with Women's Soulful and Wealth Coach Healer Dixie Bennett. In our time together, Dixie and I talk about how I was able to heal through a misdiagnosis handed out by the mental health community, and how I learned to become my own healer. I firmly believe my experience with The Hat Man lead me down this path, and I couldn't be more grateful at this stage of my life. It made me become the light-worker I am, and give me a deep understanding of the dark-side of light-work.  Follow this link to our interview,  and make sure to give Dixie some love by hitting "SUBSCRIBE" Inspired Women Gathering Show Channel Link:
May 26, 2020
Featured Guest - Dixie Bennett, Soulful Women and Wealth Coach/Healer
What a wonderful chat about all things WOO0-WOOO! Here is a more information about my good friend of 20 years, and the good she spreads around the globe and beyond: Dixie Bennett is a Soulful Women and Wealth Coach/Healer who is on a mission to empower 1 Million women leaders who know they are meant for more and who know in their bones that life is not supposed to be so hard. 10 years ago Spirit gave her the marching orders after experiencing 3 near deaths and healing, to leaving her oil and gas career in international sales and marketing and was directed into the healing/coaching arts, opening a transformational healing center called Stillpoint Bodyworks where she helps soulful women from all over the world clarify their vision, live their true purpose, step into visibility, and craft their sustainable, profitable soul-satisfying business. Dixie believes when women leaders align to their inner wisdom bringing consciousness in connection, spirituality and business they soar in their soul-purpose - this is the pathway to feminine prosperity. She is also a retreat facilitator, international speaker, and two time Amazon international best-selling author and podcast host of Inspired Women Gathering Show.  Facebook: YouTube: Instagram: LinkedIn: Website:
May 8, 2020
Special Guest; Harlie Greenspoon, Clinical Aromatherapist and Manager at Ashbury's Aromatherapy and Colour Energy
Buckle up! Once again I have a great guest who offered a content rich conversation about one of my favorite subjects; aromatherapy!!! Join us as Harlie and I chat about good sanitizing and detoxing practices with the use of essential oils and salts, why you want to diffuse right now, and how to connect to your guides through a device she calls a Dragon Fly. And, that's not all! Here is a little background on today's guest; Harlie Greenspoon Harlie has been a strong contributor to the growth Ashbury's Aromatherapy. A  Canadian supplier of pure essential oils, unscented bases, healing salts, packaging & hydrosols. They also offer custom blends, fragrance duplication, product development and private labelling. With over 7 years experience working with wellness centres, aromatherapists, practitioners schools, spas, etc, her focus has been to develop a company's retail presence while enhancing existing services and products, and is considered a wealth of knowledge and trust in the industry. She thrives on building relationships and truly enjoys being able to make a positive impact on the businesses and people she works with. Her customized approach in handling business needs is what sets Ashbury’s apart from other wholesalers. Now a Certified Aromatherapist, and can personally help in the creation of your custom products and recipes. Also professionally trained in the field of Esthetics, Colour, Light and Crystal Therapies. Please email or call to discuss the possibilities! 1-800-225-1226 ext 501. To learn more about ordering your Dragon Fly Spirit Amplifyer, follow this link here:
April 2, 2020
The Empath's Remedy - Reiki Infused Guided Meditation - Limited Edition Episode
In this moment of PAUSE that the globe is being asked to take,  many are feeling tired, exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed.  Unplug for a moment, and take a walk with me.  In this reiki infused guided meditation, you will be whisked away to a space intended for you to let go, purify and ground your mind, body and soul. This guided meditation is intended to assist with relaxation and de-stressing. Please do not listen to this meditation while driving, or operating any machinery that requires your undivided attention. I am offering The Empath's Remedy on my podcast for a limited time. Enjoy as often as you need at this time of PAUSE.  I would like to give a special shout out to the talented producer I worked with on this special project. Together, I think we created something pretty special.  Give Michael 8 some love and check out his website and fanpages. Give him a LIKE, FOLLOW, and LISTEN:
March 20, 2020
How to find the best healer, reader or aroma expert in an unregulated industry
Did you know that the reiki, psychic mediumship and aromatherapy industries are unregulated?!?! In this episode, I talk about what your responsibility is when finding the best healer for you, and what red flags you should be looking for.  Enjoy!  Thank you Kevin MacLoad for my new polished music intro, break and end. Find his royalty free music here:
March 4, 2020
My psychic experience while touring Alcatraz Prison in the San Francisco Bay
In this episode, I talk about the time I experienced Alcatraz Island, among other spots in San Francisco. I am sure I pronounced Lombard Street as Lumbar, but the rest of the episode was so good and told unscripted, I didn't want to re-record.  Enjoy!!
February 14, 2020
An intro on Flower and Gem Essences and Elixirs
In this episode, I share a little bit about my experience in learning about and using flower and gem elixirs in my personal and professional healing practice.
February 1, 2020
2 stories from early in my reiki practice that validated something was actually happening
When you first learn reiki, or any other energetic modality, there is a fun honeymoon stage. But then that stage ends and doubt may creep in. That happened to me early in my reiki practice. Then, 2 events happened within a few weeks of one another which ended up validating the healing power of the universal life force in my world.
January 16, 2020
Holiday Season Crystal Remedy
Welcome to mid-December. The energies are high, and sometimes this can feel overwhelming. I wanted to share a crystal remedy that is useful during the holiday's and when you are trying to naturally make better choices.  You probably already have this variation of quartz in your collection already!
December 11, 2019
Special Guest; Jade Fulton of Master Your Magnificence
In this episode I had the opportunity to chat with Jade Fulton from Master Your Magnificence. Jade is a Net-worker and Connector of the healing industry! She has been guided to fill the much needed service of connecting self care guru’s to the resources, and healers, they need most. In this episode we chatted about intuitive living, how Jade connects to the universal energies, her huge event in Calgary in December 2019, and so much more! Just a quick teaser..... Jade even shared a paranormal event that her family experienced that helped lead her into the world of the intuitive mind. If you would like to join Jades Fiercely on Fire! event in Calgary this December, follow this link to get your limited seating ticket: You can connect with Jade through her Master Your Magnificence pages on Facebook, Instagram here:
November 21, 2019
My personal Halloween rituals
In this episode, I share how much I feel out on all things Spooky, paranormal, supernatural and Halloween. I also share a little bit about the time I had the opportunity to spend Halloween in New Orleans.
November 1, 2019
Some examples of how I use Reiki on the Go!
Reiki is all around us and available for some many applications. In this episode, I share a couple of ways I use reiki while driving and in large social gatherings.
September 26, 2019
One Spooky Story from when I was a kid- The Ouija Board and the Little Boy
I played with Ouija boards more often than the typical kid. In this episode, I will share the LAST time I used one before I dove deep into metaphysical training and energy work.
September 26, 2019
Empathy and Reiki; How spiritual and energetic tools can help the empath
I expand a little more from a Facebook LIVE I did on empathic nature. I share more about how reiki and other spiritual tools are an asset for the naturally empathic.
August 30, 2019
You can use big celestial events to your energetic advantage
In this episode, I talk about how I recently used The Lion’s Gate Porthole, and full moons, to my energetic advantage.
August 15, 2019
Staying Present- Tricks and Tools
We here this all the time “Be present” It’s a simple concept but challenging to be consistent in. In this episode, I share some tools that I have used myself and offer to my students and clients.
July 27, 2019
Special Guest: Kristin Heneghan
My first guest is a gal I am constantly inspired by! She is a multi dimensional entrepreneur who understands her intuitive mind and the Universal Wink very well. I really enjoyed our time together and she shared lots about her experience with her spiritual growth and how she experiences her intuitive mind. Find Kristin Heneghan here: Instagram:  Facebook:  Twitter: Search @goddessinsweats
June 12, 2019
Transition and nervousness around the next step
The energy metre has been at a high for awhile now. The universe is asking us to let go of our story and begin a new one. But why is it so hard to shift into the next step sometimes? In this episode, I talk about why it can be a challenge to shift up, and begin a new chapter.
May 30, 2019
Mercury Direct- Thank goodness
Mercury finally went direct the last few days, only 2 more to go this year. Wouldn’t it be nice to not get the crazies when celestial and lunar events arise?? This episode explores what I have practiced to stave off the crazies.
April 9, 2019
Pilot Episode
Hi there! This is a little intro about who I am and what the intention of this podcast is, and what to expect
April 1, 2019