July 2022

Jamie Worcester - “I dare to be different”

Hello everyone - my name is Jamie Worcester, I am 26 years old and I live in South Wales.

I have been attending spiritual and Reiki healing sessions with Joolz Raven Stewart at Ravens Therapies since the age of 20, and have fallen in love with every aspect of it and what it did for me in terms of how it made me feel.

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It was pretty dramatic as there was an immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be some sort of healer, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I wanted to do or what it was that I was searching for. When Jooz told me that I had healing hands and that I should go deeper, explore my gift and become a healer myself it started to make sense and everything began to fall into place as soon as Joolz said those special words - they changed my life…

When I met Emma Heaven and performed Reiki on her, she told me that not only did I have healing hands, but also healing words, which in turn has inspired this feature.


“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.

Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.”

Yehuda Berg

This amazing quote sums up the power of words perfectly, and I am going to use my spiritual and Reiki healing combined with the power of words, to help and encourage people to be more positive and live a more fulfilling life. I suppose you could call them ‘Worcester’s Words of Wisdom’!

Every month I will give you an affirmation, which is a short, powerful statement, allowing you to be consciously in control of your thoughts ~ so when you repeat them frequently or think about them, they will enforce positive thinking and begin to shape your reality.

I will help you understand the meaning behind the words and how you can harness the energy of the words in order to start each and every day with positivity and hope.

Worcester’s Words of Wisdom

Worcester’s Words of Wisdom this month are:

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“Different”: adjective: not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.

“I don’t aspire to be like other drivers;
I aspire to be unique in my own way”

Sir Lewis Hamilton

This quote was part of the inspiration behind the creation of this magazine when it launched back in June 2015. Emma’s original bio for the magazine was:

“Delve into my world of fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle.
Let me capture your imagination and help you unleash it in spectacular style.
Be adventurous. Be fun. Be confident. Be healthy.
Be happy. Be fabulous. Be different.
Be the best you can be”

Why blend in with the crowd when you were born to stand out?

It would be a very boring world if we all looked the same, wore the same clothes, had the same opinions and wanted the same things. They say variety is the spice of life, and never was something so very true.

Look within yourself for the answers as to why you are different. What makes you special? What makes you unique?

Our quirks and imperfections are what make us special, they make us different, they make us unique and I don’t know about you, but I've always wanted to be ‘one of a kind’.

Being different makes me feel happy in myself and I like how my persona is perceived by others. I appreciate everyone around me and try to surround myself with positive people who enrich my life with their knowledge, love, passion and respect.

I try not to engage with negativity as it’s draining and pointless - there’s enough doom and gloom going on around the world which I can access at any time, however, I try not to let it enter my happy place too frequently. I try to see the silver lining in every situation in order to be as upbeat as possible.

I’m very quiet and I have a practical approach to everything, especially with my advice. Arguments can flare up and escalate pretty quickly over the most silly things, and I’ve always aspired to a peacemaking role which highlights everybody's differences, showing that all opinions matter, whether they are right or wrong - because it’s not all black and white - there are numerous shades of grey along with hot flashes of vibrant colour!

I’m very happy-go-lucky, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I’m not confrontational. I don’t tend to suffer from jealousy or envy, it’s pointless and gets you nowhere; it doesn’t improve your situation wanting what others have - it’s draining and it can (needlessly) stress you out.

I’m very peaceful and spiritual. I find comfort in my reiki teaching and healing - it gives me purpose. Before reiki and meeting Joolz, my life was stressful and full of anxiety; I had a lack of confidence, lack of purpose and no direction in my life. Reiki changed my life, took away the anxiety, fear, stress and opened the door to a more fulfilled and complete life.

At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with a life-changing illness which I never took seriously until at the age of 18 when on a drunken night out I suffered an episode which almost ended my life.

This was a massive wake up call, which led to lifestyle changes, my whole outlook on life and a greater appreciation of life and being happy and healthy. I could have seen this negatively and let it destroy me, but instead, I chose to embrace my differences and use them to my advantage.

My condition has made me realise that yes I am different and I need to be different in order to live a better, healthier lifestyle, but I see my differences as my strength…my superpowers if you like.

Be proud to be different and celebrate your uniqueness. As the late great Freddie Mercury once said:

“Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter,
someone will always be younger…
but they will never be you!”

Worcester’s Words of Wisdom

I enjoy being surrounded by others
My every desire is achievable
The only person who can defeat me is myself
Belief is a powerful thing
“I dare to be different”
“I am a warrior”
"feel the fear and do it anyway"
“positive energy surrounds me”

You can get in touch with me via my Facebook Page: Facebook.com/Jamie-Worcester-Spiritual-and-Reiki-Healer

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