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Whether you’re looking for hypnotherapy, reiki, a medium reading, or just wanting to learn more about any of the above, Divine Clarity is a one stop shop.
The store and workshop is owned by Charleswood couple Kristel and Darcy Kernaghan. February marks a year since the business grew out of the Kernaghans’ home and demanded a larger, more professional space at 2071 Portage Ave.
"We and our clients joke we’re Winnipeg’s best kept secret," Kristel said. "Right now, we’re booked almost a year ahead."
Kristel began to work in energy healing in 2010 and has had training in a large variety of areas. She said it’s all come to her very naturally after growing up around other family members who had an affinity for healing.
"It was very normal and for myself as a kid, I could always feel and sense things other people couldn’t," Kristel said. "I grew up in southern Manitoba and my grandmother, for 40 years, people would come to her, lay down on the bed and she would pray and (practise) laying of hands and people would miraculously heal."
Kristel is also a professional psychic medium and much of her work is connecting her clients to those who have passed on.
"I give evidence of life, even skeptics, it’s 100 per cent evidence, can’t deny it," Kristel said. "It brings people a lot of peace and comfort."
As well, she teaches about 50 classes per year based on all her training and experience for those who are looking to learn more or develop their own skills. She said that despite the misconceptions that some may have, much of their clientele are professionals and there is science to back up all of their services.
"Our main forte is bridging the gap between science and spirituality," she said. "You hear all the time that you’re body, mind and spirit but a lot of people don’t get that… In every cell of our body, yes we have the physical molecular structure but there’s an essence, an energy all of us have and that’s based on personality, thoughts, memories and experiences."
Darcy said that growing up he also found he was sensitive to others and more aware of peoples’ auras and feelings. His side of things at Divine include hypnotherapy and using a biofeedback machine to help clients identify what areas of their body are experiencing stress and imbalance.
"When they’re feeling pain in the neck, that’s the throat chakra," Darcy said as an example. "I’d recommend our own custom blends for aromatherapy… and colour bath therapy."
"When you take penicillin, all that is, is part of a plant," Kristel added. "When we look at aromatherapy of essential oils, there’s no different… We’re just helping people find more holistic, natural ways."
Darcy jokes that an average day for Kristel is an extraordinary day for most. She says her ability to read people and the couple’s professionalism have won over many a skeptic.
"As a medium, people are coming here who are grieving, and they’re coming with raw emotion, but it’s very rewarding," Kristel said. "We believe what we’re doing is the way of the future.
"There’s a place for medical doctors but for the most part, they’re treating symptoms… superficial treatments are flat, and intuitively people know that."
For more information, visit divineclarity.com
Community journalist — The Metro
Alana Trachenko was the community journalist for The Metro