About Me

Sarah Shepherd

Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Lightarian™ Facilitator
Kundalini Reiki Master/Teacher
Earth Light Reiki Master/Teacher
DNA Light Integrative Practitioner

I am an Intuitive, Empath and Healer.  Healing is my true calling and after being on an intense healing path over the years I have come to understand my soul purpose here, which is helping others to step into their power!  I love the work I do and my blog is also part of what I am asked and guided to do by Spirit to help others.

From an early age, I knew I was different as I seemed to be able to tell what people were thinking and feeling. I am a big believer in intuition and energy and have now mastered my own spiritual gifts and understand the impact energy can have on others. I have always believed that there is more to life than what we can touch and see which is why I wanted to develop my own talents and beliefs.

I am a Reiki Master / Teacher for a number of different types of Reiki, not all of them are mentioned above!  I am also clairaudient, clairsentient, clairalient & claircognizant. This helps me in my healing work as spirit gives me direction and knowledge about someone’s energy and how they are feeling. I also use these gifts to do energy updates here to give guidance to others by explaining what is happening with the energetic shifts we all face in the world today.

I was rather confused when I was growing up as I was incredibly sensitive to other people’s emotions. I had no idea how to handle these feelings and just thought everyone felt like this. I have since learnt that I am an Empath and with the help of Reiki, I have been able to control my energy and protect myself from other people’s energy. I used to feel very tired if I had spent time with a friend who was negative in their thoughts and now realise that I was taking on their energy! They felt better after being with me as I had given them all my energy as they had taken mine! This is obviously not intentional as the person does not realise they are taking someone else’s energy. It took a big wake up call for me to realise this was damaging my health and so I decided to do something about it.

In 2009, I did Usui Reiki I and I was so nervous sitting with 3 other people who I did not know. I didn’t even really know why I was there, apart from the fact it felt like the right thing to do! I hadn’t even had a Reiki treatment, so didn’t know what to expect! As we were all getting to know each other, my Reiki Master’s dog, Kira, came over to me and put her head in my lap and looked up at me as if to say everything will be okay. I felt so much calmer and knew I was on the right path. The day was wonderful even though I was still a bit nervous about giving my first treatment! Once I had done level I, I wanted to try it out on everyone, so gave Reiki to my family and friends. They all loved it and it made me feel happy to be able to give so much love through healing.

I then went on an intense healing path and trusted my intuition as I completed my Usui Reiki Master/Teacher level in a matter of months! It felt so right and my Reiki Master also felt it was right for me so I didn’t question it. I then went on to do all levels of the Lightarian™ Reiki and did the Kundalini Reiki alongside. All I can say looking back is WOW, I did a huge amount of clearing in a very short space of time!! I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone, but I felt like I had to catch up and spirit and my intuition kept pushing me to keep going.

I decided to set up Violet-Light in 2012 and I quit my corporate job in 2014 to focus on my business and had a complete change of lifestyle!  I moved out of London, went travelling for a year with my Soulmate, Luke, and we have now settled in Somerset with our two dogs, Molly & Arnie, and our two cats, Spirit & Simba! 

I decided to change my website completely and change the name too in November 2016 to Blissfully Free. I was guided to do this as the energies have changed, I have changed, so my business also needed to change! 

The name, Blissfully Free, represents what we are all working towards!! 

In 2018, I decided to add a Membership service called Blissful Boosts as clients told me they find it difficult to take time out for themselves and to stay in balance.

I created Blissful Boosts to help us re-balance our energy each week, grow, heal and be supported on our individual journey. We live in such as fast-paced world and taking time for ourselves is so important.

The feedback I have had from Members has been wonderful! Members have told me that having a healing session each week not only helps them stay in balance, but it also makes them take time out for themselves each week as they stop, relax and receive their healing.

The weekly energy forecasts also give guidance to help navigate the current energies more easily. I also connect with all the Members in our own Facebook group, which feels like an extended family! 

I love what I do and I am so grateful to be on this journey with you as not only am I able to fulfil my soul purpose, but each person I connect with also helps me learn and grow too. 

I still look for ways to increase my ‘light’ and continue to do my own spiritual development work as we never stop growing!

If you would like some help on your journey, please visit Blissfully Free and get in touch by clicking here.

Blissful Blessings

Sarah ♥

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Sarah my name is Jordan and I’m 20 years old, have always been overly sensitive to others emotions and I thought it was because I am just a sensitive person myself. I work in a coffee stand and I see a ton of people everyday and my goal is to make every persons day a little better when they come through because it makes me feel like I have more of a purpose there instead of just making espresso. I’ve come to realize though that after work I am so drained physically and emotionally and reading your page made me realize maybe it’s because I’m giving all my customers my positive energy and by the end of it I’m drained. When I get home I’m exhausted and grumpy. Ever sinse I was a little girl my grandma would do reiki on me whenever I was sick or upset and it would be the only thing that made me feel better. As I grew up she stopped doing it as much but I’ve never forgotten. I’ve always been very interested in reiki and learning more about energy and my purpose. Lately I have been beyond lost feeling and your blog has made more sense to me than anything else so far. My dad passed away very unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident May 11th of this year and I have a lot of built up emotions that I can feel inside of me that want to come out but is so overwhelming that just typing this right now brings tears to my eyes. I need to find my balance again. Thank you for this amazing blog and I’m excited to learn more.


    1. Hi Jordan
      I am so pleased to hear my blog has helped you understand a little bit more as to what is happening. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and it is hard to let go of the grief and emotions, so you are doing really well. I wish you so much joy on the rest of your journey.
      Sending you blissful blessings


  2. I just want to first say thank u so much for sharing ur journey. I resonate with everything that u said about yourself its like your a mirror. What prompted me to search what an attunement is is due toa dreamI had recently where a woman in white had me sit down & proceeded to “clear” me but it was a challenge for me to get past my heart center. Actually i remember clearly breathing deeply, the word heart over my chest & the word consciousness over my head & hearing the word Attunement. I really have been out of sorts lately & I believe that may have been my guide answering my question as what i need to do to get back to my usaul self Lol. I’ve been told im intuitive as well & I can say with honesty i believe this unbalance i feel is my sign that its time for me to get to the next level. There have been so many signs. Im going to look u up on Facebook & Really Thanks so much for sharing. You’ve help me confirm that an Attunement is definitely what I need to build my healing gifts. Much Love to you & Peace and Blessings Lovely Lady ♥


  3. I was directed to your blog by my Reiki teacher. How you describe they way you take on others energies resonated with me. I am an empath and find myself being completely exhausted at times when I take on others energy. I am learning how to handle this in better ways with Reiki. I am only a Reiki I student but feel that I have found my calling. I am no longer fearful of sharing my intuitions and visions with others. I feel I had a deep rooted fear of being burned at the stake. Perhaps a past life. The wounds are starting to heal through Reiki. I love to share and help others heal through Reiki and can’t wait to do more. Thank you for such a wonderful blog!


  4. So glad i came across this blog, just what i needed. Only started reading this section and about the energy shifts for 2013 going into 2014 and i reckon il be reading alot more of your blog over the next few weeks, Many Thanks Johnny


  5. Hi Sarah!Reading this blog has been such a relief for me. I have always felt and still do, feel very sensitive to others emotions. I have spent far too much time trying to be ” practical ” ( going to college, getting a degree that has entirely drained me etc. ) thinking it was normal. As I become more and more aware that this simply is not how I am meant to live the rest of my life and it has been only something my ego was attracted to my passion in holistic and natural healing has been undeniably present. I do believe in prayer very much and have recently and quite incessantly been seeking answers and opportunities ; Reiki has captured my attention and is something that I feel very strongly may be right for me. Do you have any suggestions as to how I might go about learning more about the field?


    1. Hi Erica
      I am so pleased my blog has been a help to you. It sounds like you are an Empath too and when you don’t know how to keep hold of your own energy, being around others will drain it quickly! Especially being around negative people or when you are in big crowds. I am picking up that your solar plexus is the main chakra you need to work on at the moment, which is all about your acceptance of your place in life’s stream and self love. However, all of your chakras are a bit off balance so any form of Reiki (even just a healing session) would really help you right now to get back into balance. In terms of learning more about Reiki, I currently teach 3 different types (even though I have done 4 styles, but have decided not to teach Usui any more as I feel that Earth Light Reiki has replaced it!). There is loads of info about each one on my website which should help you decide which one you like the look of. I have currently got a special offer (half price for Jan) on Kundalini Reiki, which is sent via distance attunements and opens up your Kundalini fire. This is a wonderful energy and focuses a lot more on the physical than any of the others. I’m not sure where you are, but I teach Earth Light Reiki in person in London, UK if that is of interest and I would be able to help you manage your energy if we did a one to one session. If you would prefer a different type of Reiki that I don’t offer, then please make sure when you contact anyone who teaches it that they offer a support package (see support I offer on my website) and also ask them what other clearing work they have done on themselves, how they got into Reiki etc. Make sure you are comfortable with the teacher you choose. Follow your intuition and if you don’t feel good about a teacher then don’t go with them! Hope this helps. I have also just done 2 more attunements that I am going to offer soon. I will post about them on my blog and FB page, so these may be of interest too. They are not Reiki attunements, but are gorgeous and work in a similar way! xx


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