Today we’d like to introduce you to Xylia Garcia.
Hi Xylia, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am a healer currently working in the massage therapy industry in collaboration with the new and improved, fabulous, TRANSCEND Health Spa. From my earliest years, I have been called and led to be a healer to my family, my friends, and eventually, my community.
Over the years I have met my calling through different mediums until the Universe led me to the healing art of Massage and I have been practicing this healing modality for seven years now. Healing is my passion. My community is my passion.
The future is my passion. And I am determined to align myself with my purpose, open myself up to divine collaborations, and see the fruit of my labor in the health and wellbeing of my community and, eventually, my legacy.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road has been everything it should be, a journey. Anyone who is a healer knows: that healers are born of brokenness. It’s as if it is our purpose to be born into struggle in some form or another so that we can cultivate enough compassion and empathy to do our work. Over the years I have struggled with depression, finances, relationships, love, and generational bondages… but I was also loved and nurtured by my family, my spirituality, my passions, and my communities. The healing work that I have been doing, which goes so much deeper than just massage, has not always been easy.
The things that are so “trendy” now, were not as accessible to me when I started this work a decade ago. There was no hashtag to follow, I had no elder to teach me the ways, and there was no online course that could teach me what the Universe was trying to teach me. At times I often felt hopeless in my solitude. There are no road signs along a path that you are forging alone. And I learned early on that life as a leader can ultimately be very trying and lonely, and yet that made the work all that more important. I had to learn. I had to push through the unknown. I had to carry the torch for those around me, and those to come after me.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am destined to answer the call of the Universe, and the Universe has called me to be a healer. To look at the world around me and ask myself, what can I do to affect those around me? What can I do to elevate my community? How can I push myself and those around me to embrace their higher selves? Healing. Rest. Recovery. Making space, DEMANDING space, for self-care, self-love, humanity, and ultimately, evolution. Most people consider massage to be a luxury, a pampering, something you do to make yourself “feel good” every other anniversary, vacation, or birthday; but, massage is not a luxury, it is a NECESSITY. It is absolutely necessary for a better quality of life.
It is a holistic healing practice that can target your mind, body, and soul all at once. My clients come to me on a regular basis for relief, rejuvenation, comfort, and peace. With my work, I can offer them an opportunity to heal and recover and therefore transcend to the next level of holistic abundance. When we are mindful and listen to our physical body and the things it needs, we allow space for mental clarity and spiritual evolution. I am proud to be who I am. I am proud to say that I chose something that is not viewed as easy or stable, and I am proud to say that I am thriving on my gift and calling. And I encourage others to take the risk and answer their calling, whatever that may be, ESPECIALLY if it involves the betterment of our community and therefore our future.
Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out.
Being a leader, and a trailblazer is a lonely path. But for that reason, it is that much more important for you to answer the call. The future of our humanity depends on us living our life to the fullest and evolving to our high self. Don’t give up. Don’t get discouraged.
Take advantage of today’s privileges, the access we have to such abundant information, elders from across the world, teachings of antiquity, and do the inner and outer work. Answer your call and be a lighthouse in your community. In a world filled with struggle, despair, and negativity, be a safe haven for your community. Encourage your community to look after themselves with self-love and self-care.