Candace Powers or Starshine, multi-dimensional creative and visionary. I am a mother, musician, and multi-dimensional artist. A Gentle Warrior. I reside in the Hampton Roads in Virginia with my husband, children, and extended family - natives to Virginia and North Carolina. I naturally observe human relationships, interactions, and body language. I am an introvert and I empathize greatly with those suffering from "invisible" disorders in silence. My experience with this began when I was diagnosed with Alopecia in 1993. And in 2020, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ("ASD"), ADHD, and sensory processing disorder. I had to take a deep look at the impact our "neuro-differenes" have on standards and ease of living since many people I know are neurodivergent.
I attend Fellowship of the Inner Light, inter-faith ministry in Virginia; which has encouraged me to spread my wings in community service, spiritual musicianship, and nurture humanity with others. I am in the inter-faith seminary program there, to strengthen my relationship with God and nature. In addition to re-learning practices that heal others & honor our ancestors. Since healing our community starts with each of us, I support the reintegration of effective, alternative healing options - with integrity, awareness, and cultural competency. I intend to continue my education in spiritual care and divinity, while approaching training in end-of-life practices, social justice, and legacy work. I volunteer frequently to expand my humanitarian studies.
I have many different interests, so I no longer limit my fields as this requires me to narrow my vision. In this way, I consider myself a visionary when it comes to humanity and enhancing experiences. In addition to homeschooling and homemaking - I practice musicianship (Violin) and enjoy creative arts (painting, jewelry design, and digital art), gaming, writing, building miniature, puzzles, photography, and cinematography.
I have over twenty years in service work experience, within restaurants, retail, and real-estate. These days, I enjoy event planning and program development that increase opportunities in marginalized communities. While studying holistic wellness and spiritualism, I became familiar with alternative healing modalities and received certifications in Usui Reiki Healing, Instrumental, Sound Healing, Animal/Pet Energy Healing, Tarot & Oracle Readings, Pendulum Dowsing, Color & Art Energy Healing, Advanced Chakra and Crystal Healing, Visualization and Guided Meditation. Previously, I exercised these practices with Starshine's Art, LLC (est. 2021) as a small business, but now do so in a teaching and guidance capacity while volunteering in the community.