Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Perkins of Metaphysical Me
Nicole, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I came out of the womb with a passion to help others. However, I had to learn to help myself first. In 2013, I was laid off my first professional job and ended an on and off-again relationship that left my heart in pieces. My soul needed to hit rock bottom to truly experience a profound awakening. This journey led me on the path of mindfulness practices that forced me to find what truly resonated with me. I’ve done everything imaginable: LMFT counseling, spiritual direction, hypnotherapy, ayahuasca in Peru, life coaching, journaling, money mindset, manifestation, binaural beats, meditation, metaphysics, interfaith practices… The list goes on and on and on.
One instance that stands out the most was getting my aura photographed in Edgewood the Summer of 2018. This was just after a prolific experience in Peru. The colors were a mesmerizing compilation of blue, violet, green, and turquoise. In awe, I asked the owner when she’d be coming back. Her response, “She didn’t know”. I later found out that the majority of the aura photographers were nomadic, and Atlanta was not a hot spot for aura photography. I knew this experience had to be a must have for seekers like myself. Having the opportunity to see your energetic state change colors live is pretty transformational! In a matter of months, Metaphysical Me was established in 2019.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s never an easy road to pull back conditioned layering from an entire lifetime. I am a Capricorn sun, Taurus moon, self-preserving introvert, enneagram 9, and an INFJ on the Myers Briggs personality types; I am a black interfaith and profoundly metaphysical female, who grew up with grandparents who are college-educated and a mother who is a retired principal.
Seemingly someone who did not have to struggle on the surface. However, I was someone who was very conditioned to seek perfection and strive to check all the boxes. Eventually, striving for approval began to exhaust me, and I noticed that my outer and inner worlds were beginning to fall apart, after a tumultuous back and forth four-year situationship, and lay off from a job I had been working at for three months. At this point in my life, I believed there was no point to be alive if I wasn’t going to successful.
From there, the journey to peel back the layers began. It was a journey of slowly actualizing personal truths that resonated with me. It was the realization that I am loved regardless of my “success”. I learned that just by living I was worthy. In this situation, I was given the opportunity to find the most authentic version of Nicole. All of the seeking and mindful experiences have shaped me into the multidimensional and insightful person that I am today; I am a practicing inner voice coach and aura photographer. However, the best of them all has been learning how to tap into the power of my own sovereignty through inner voice work and trust myself. The process did not happen overnight, but it’s a journey that continues to unfold each and every day.
Please tell us about Metaphysical Me.
Metaphysical Me is unlike any other mindfulness businesses because it caters to awakened individuals who have a strong desire to tap into their power and develop a relationship with their inner being. I use the term awakened to describe anyone who has some level of self-awareness because self-awareness is the key to diving deeper into your core and freeing oneself of limitations. Journeying into the depths of who you are as a person is no easy or comfortable feat; However, it is a challenging yet rewarding path.
Metaphysical Me provides insight and clarity into who you are. It challenges the ego and expands the soul. It is a specialty that offers sessions using two different modalities: inner voice facilitation and aura photography. Inner voice sessions help clients navigate the mind to go deeper than they have ever gone before. Individuals are guided to use their inner knowing (or inner voice) to tap into their wisdom. It allows clients to take back control, trust their intuition, and never ask permission again.
Aura photography is an entertainment and metaphysical tool that allows participants to photograph a snapshot of their aura color and see their aura change live. The feature provides a color interpretation and fifteen-page report describing the details of the reading. This photography system is unlike any other because it uses biofeedback to create a digital image that can be uploaded to a computer, social media, or any other tech easily. Also, you’re able to watch the colors change while you’re wearing the band. It’s so cool to watch people’s reactions. It’s another reminder that we are multidimensional beings and we are ever-changing.
What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
The highlight of my career was collaborating with the Southwest Atlanta Yoga studio (SWATL), located in historic West End Atlanta for our Chakra Illumination event, March 21st, 2020. The event combined aura photography by me and reiki energy healing by Touré’ Akela, owner of the yoga studio. Unfortunately, the event landed on the same week Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, made an executive order to reduce gatherings to ten people. Devastated, but hopeful, the event served more as a demonstration and testing of the collaboration. With only eight people in attendance, mostly reiki students, the collaboration proved to be thrilling. The entire occasion was documented on SWATL’s IG live and professionally recorded. This experience birthed a beautifully tailored promotional video that can be found on the Metaphysical Me web page and an overabundance of inspiration for more collaborations to come.
This was an extremely proud moment because aura photography and reiki energy healing combined are two incredibly useful tools. A collaboration such as this has been unheard of in the Metro Atlanta Area. This moment gave me hope for the future of aura photography in Atlanta as an integral tool in helping people see parts of themselves that aren’t readily available. Watching the excitement on the participant’s faces and hearing their jubilant reactions brought so much bliss to my heart. I am confident that when the isolation period for COVOID is over the collaboration will be rescheduled and more profound than originally planned. This is just the beginning of aura photography and Metaphysical Me in Atlanta.
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