Healer & Teacher
I’m Claire Amber, the creator of Fired Up Healers. I thought I’d share a little about my experience, education and interests.
I’ve experienced a lot of healing in my life. I’ve had to work my way through depression, burnout, crippling doubts and insecurities, a spinal injury, PTSD, etc. Much of that healing has come from my listening inwards and tapping into Universal energies, as well as working with some amazing healers! I’ve become a healer, in my own right, which you can read more about, below.
I also feel called to step more fully into the role of teacher. Fired Up Healers was born of a desire to create a space where I could use my healing experience, talents and business savvy to teach and support other healers, on their respective journeys towards greater well-being, web design savvy, and business prosperity.
Feng Shui Master
Most people think of feng shui as just “moving stuff around”. What it’s REALLY about is cultivating life force energy. Mastering feng shui (which includes clutter clearing, organizing, interior design, plus the higher level cures), took me years, was a very personal journey, and it was life-changing. I’m still learning, honestly. And I use it, all-the-time, in my own life.
I focus on feng shui as a means of helping my clients remove obstacles, heal through their deepest wounds, and cultivate life force energy, so they can come out the other side feeling vibrant and healthy.
Feng shui is also about helping a person shift their point-of-attraction and manifest their heart’s desires, and that is my other focus with it.
Artist & Website Designer
Some things just “are” and I’ve always been an artist. I won many awards for my art, starting at an early age.
In addition to the innate abilities that I was blessed with, I learned a lot from my mother and father, an interior designer and photographer, respectively. I’ve also taken classes in fashion design, fine art, color and design, and interior design.
I love to create beautiful, powerful, and healing artwork that is imbued with meaning and spiritual energy, with the hopes that it will enhance my clients lives.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve gotten into creating artsy dreamcatchers that can be made to go with any decor, like the one pictured, to the right.
I’ve been designing WordPress websites, since 2008. I love that website design allows me to use my writing, graphic design, marketing, and other skills. I am in the process of creating a website design course for healers.
Classical and Jazz Vocalist
I don’t know why it took me so long to share this, here, on my bio page, but we all have our insecurities, right? I guess I’ve been feeling insecure about using the word “diva” in my moniker, Fired Up Diva, because of the negative connotations. Who wants to be perceived as being a raging control freak narcissist, who objectifies and steps on everyone in her path?! Not me! But, the word “diva” does make sense for me because I actually am a classical and jazz vocalist.
Music was one of my first loves (along with cooking + any kind of art and design) and I grew up playing instruments. Violin, flute, and trombone, in that order. I always wanted to sing, though, so I took a chance and joined the choir in my senior year of high school. Even though I was painfully shy, insecure, and had major 5th chakra issues (damn, I’m still working through those!), I was really drawn to singing and envisioned singing opera on some of the world’s greatest stages. That dream carried me most of the way through a music education degree program. Unfortunately, I faltered at the eleventh hour, when I realized that I had a spinal injury, which was likely the source of my emotional and energetic instability, as well as a host of mysterious physical ailments. I dropped everything, so I could focus solely on healing myself.
Looking back, I can see that much of classical music is very disempowering. Even the “comedies” are highly charged and really messed up, LOL. The tragedies? Ugh. And there’s so much in-between. Don’t get me wrong….there’s some glorious music and I love listening to it. But, what I really love, and what I’m really leaning into, these days, is jazz songs with an empowering message. I actually have a jazz list on my YouTube channel, called Happy Jazz, if you want to check it out. I would love to put together a jazz album of my own, someday. For now, it’s karaoke, all-the-way!
Writer & Author
I had the very good fortune of meeting Arianna Huffington and Waylon Lewis at an event in Los Angeles, back in 2008. Thus, my writing career was born!
I have written many articles and event reports for Elephant Journal and Huffington Post, under the names of Claire Amber, Claire Burstein and “The Feng Shui Fairy” (my old moniker until I stepped into the more grounded “Fired Up Diva”).
After seven long years of self-discovery, I published my first book. It’s about what I learned during that period of my own self-healing journey. My main intention in writing it was to ease the path for others dealing with burnout and depression, as well as provide hope, inspiration, and various methods of healing.
Intuitive & Empath
I’ve always been fascinated by the “something more”…the subtle energies that lie beyond our five human senses. I started studying numerology, tarot, astrology, and feng shui, as a pre-teen.
In my mid-twenties, I began to ask why I was such an emotional wreck and why my energy was completely out-of-control? I recognized that my mood swings and violent depression were partly due to a lack of faith in myself and in the Universe. A good friend of mine from music school said that she’d had miraculous results (relief from migraines) as a result of studying at a psychic school called Psychic Horizons. I decided to check it out and took their healing meditation course, where I learned all about chakras and auras, and how to work with them.
I’ve been in counseling, on and off, since I was 8 years old. I’m now 40, so that’s a good long while! While I do value psychotherapy, I’ve gotten just as much (if not more) out of spiritual therapy….working with those that can see MY personal energy and help me discover and clear blocks that have held me back. I’ve learned how to do that for others, as well, via chakra readings and clearings and other forms of intuitive readings.
Along my path, I’ve gone in and out of periods of skepticism. I don’t believe anything without testing it for myself. I’ve tested all of the esoteric forms that I’m into and I’m a believer. I believe because, when I don’t, I feel depressed. When I do, I feel uplifted and that’s when magic and miracles happen. My favorite forms of divination are tarot, numerology, and astrology.
My intuitive gift expresses itself in the form of visions, words, songs, and occasionally physical sensations, like goosebumps. I’m an empath, which is why I have to be very mindful of the energies between me and whomever I’m working with. And I have a special gift with technology, as an Aquarius. 😉
I can’t imagine my life without distinct signs from the Universe. Spirituality is everything to me and I love using my gifts to help people heal, on all levels.
Let’s Work Together!
If you like what you’ve read here and feel a desire to work with me, let’s have a chat! You and I will both feel it if the energy between us is right. Either way, I wish you the very best on your journey through this crazy school of life.
Claire Amber, Fired Up Diva