Although the dynamic Petey Silviera has all what I call those ‘alphabet soup letters’ after her name that indicate she has academic credentials and years of formal study under her belt, it is her compassion and dedication to those she has served over the years and the life lessons from the school of life, that most drew me to interview her. Practical/grounded as well as spiritual/lofty are her ideas. She invited her clients, readers, students and listeners to discover their own pathways to healing.
How do you live your bliss?
My bliss comes from writing my musings or as other people call them my “healings.” For the past two years, I have posted a musing to my facebook fanpage every single day! I find great joy in matching the perfect photo with my words and feelings. From my daily morning meditation, I also post five days a week on my blog.
Hearing spirit through meditation a few years ago has truly been “my bliss.” I feel complete joy as I share universal thoughts and feelings with thousands of people around the world. I love people, so connecting with such beautiful and like-minded souls has been a part of my bliss as well.
Bringing peaceful feelings to those far and wide no matter the challenges they have in their life, helping them to see there is another path to follow, feel and live life is my passion.
Since we all have a story, what led you on the path of personal healing and then extending it professionally?
My story of personal healing began with the death of my mother 16-years ago. We were so emotionally close, not only in mother-daughter relationship but as friends, colleagues and souls on a similar path in this lifetime. Her death happened within the space of a couple of months of a medical diagnosis, and it turned my world upside-down.
I didn’t process what had happened even with all the tools I had as a therapist. I shut down, buried it deep inside, and watched as it turned into all types of terrible things within my body. My grief came out in the form of massive fibroids in my uterus, a melanoma on my leg, and a 20-pound weight gain.
Searching for answers and spiritual help became part of my life. This is when I began my journey into daily meditation, prayer, and finding my way to receive messages from my guide. This began my path of spreading and writing my musings for healing to others.
We are all so universally connected in what we deal with in this human lifetime. Grief, illness, divorce, financial issues and children’s turmoil become the “stuff” that we can take and turn into opportunities for soul growth. It has become my mission to become a cog in that process for others.
It has been said that I write simply, am pure of heart, and allow others to connect with me easily and effortlessly. This is why I have become part of the healing process for others after healing myself!
What synchronicities / serendipities have you encountered in your time on this planet?
I always have noticed synchronicities and serendipitous moments in my life from the time I was a little girl. Of course this was due to having a mother that was extremely intuitive! When anything happened that was in the slightest bit odd, uncomfortable, difficult or thrilling, my mother was the first to comment. I remember her saying “Won’t it be interesting to see why this is happening?’ or “I wonder what we’ll say when we see why this person was placed in our lives.”
Having a mother who reframed things so beautifully always allowed me to see the situation as an opportunity instead of a hindrance. I understood how each moment connected to each person I encountered in life. Raised with that attitude, I always cherished the moment of realizing why I met a certain person at a particular time or what blessing fell in front of me because of being in the right place at the right time.
One of these serendipitious moments came when I met my beloved husband, Ron. Years later, I discovered that he was not only my love of this lifetime but love of my life in six previous lifetimes! I had an instant intuitive feeling when I our eyes first connected, and we are now going on a 21 wonderful years together.
I have had hundreds of these moments through the internet as I connect with like-minded souls who turn out to be perfectly placed at a certain time in my life. Meeting you Edie, having you as a guest on my radio show, and now being interviewed on your blog allows my thoughts to be shared by others…for what purpose? I can’t wait to see what it is!
How can humor get us through life challenges?
Humor is truly God’s gift to us in this human lifetime. It helps us feel lighter and brighter when life feels heavy. Even in the most serious of moments, sharing a laugh or a smile with someone dear even in the depths of despair is a gift.
If we could remember, as our souls do, “life” is just transitory. It is here to work through experiences so we may allow our souls to become one with the light once again. These issues are not here to create anchors around our neck. They give us the opportunity to shine once again when we find the person or solution to our problems even if that solution is to trust that all will be provided for us in the perfect time and place. Seeing the humor in these situations is a gift to us.
I love using humor in therapy as well. It allows another soul to see and feel that even in the darkest hours they still have the ability to be light. Sometimes people have forgotten that feeling when they walk through my door, and it becomes a gift and a tool to use through their healing.
What is past-life regression?
I love facilitating past-life regression with people! It becomes a magical process that allows people to heal while being comfortably in a trance state known as hypnosis. They have the ability to access past lives where there have been negative cell memories that have carried over into this lifetime that created some type of damage.
After the client has found the past life or multiple lives where this cell memory has been felt, I take them to the end of that lifetime to do the healing work. This allows the negative cell memory to be cleared.
I then do additional healing work with my client after they have processed that particular lifetime. While they are in the theta brainwave state, I guide them into the light where they can rest and heal between lifetimes. I feel honored to help facilitate this process. The depth of the work they do in this space is remarkable. Many individuals meet their spirit guides in this space. Some people even get the opportunity to have wonderful healing conversations with those who have previously transitioned.
If anyone wants to learn more about past-life regression in depth, they can go to my website at newpathwaytohealing.com and read all about it. It is certainly a blessing to have been the connector for people to their past lifetimes for the past 20 years!
What are some heartening breakthroughs you have seen in your work?
I have seen incredible breakthroughs using past-life regression. People who felt angry for decades were able to feel peace after just a few sessions! In several cases, I’ve seen my clients struggle to find closure after their significant other had committed suicide. Through past-life regression, they can communicate with these souls when they were in the space between lifetimes. These healing conversations allowed them to finally be at peace.
I’ve also had many clients seek counseling over the loss of a child that had tragically and suddenly died. As my client connects with their child through past-life regression and are finally able to express their feelings, they become unstuck in their grieving process. I feel so humbled as I watch the tears roll down their faces as they do this work and feel the impact of seeing their loved ones.
Many of my clients have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, or mental abuse in this lifetime. Through past-life regression, my clients are able to find their abuser in a previous lifetime in some other form. My role is to help them connect the pieces as to why this pattern existed once again in this lifetime. It truly is incredible work. Learning karmic connections and patterns is liberating, and it allows my client to let go of the damage that has been done. It is such a reward to me to watch my clients move on from these issues to healthy, happy and fulfilling relationships.
In as little as one or two sessions, I have helped thousands of clients heal from life long phobias in so many areas. Past-life regression allows my clients to discover on an unconscious level where this trauma and negative cell memory came from. They now can live their life normally – flying, sailing, riding in elevators, you name it – without these debilitating fears. It’s always as thrilling to me to see the healing occur as it is to the client! I feel so blessed to help them.
How do you take care of yourself, since you offer so much to those you serve?
Such a wonderful question Edie! Yes, to take care of myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually is so important! If I am not at peace, I could hardly help others be at peace!
I meditate each and every day. No matter the stressors in my own life, once I come out of meditation, I am at peace. I meditate for at least 30 minutes, if not an hour or more depending on my need. I love to exercise in the morning as well! I either swim outside in the pool or walk my beautiful golden retriever by the ocean or through the woods. It brings me an incredible feeling of peace to connect with nature, and it allows me further time to meditate.
My spiritual home in the physical sense is Christ Church Unity Orlando. Spending time with those of like spirit feeds my soul and brings me immediate joy.
Spending quality time with my husband, children and grandchildren have inspired some of my fondest memories. I love to talk and laugh with them around the dinner table, play a lively game of cards, or merely sit in each other’s company. Did I mention my son and his wife are having identical twins girls this spring? I feel incredibly blessed to welcome these beautiful souls to this plane.
Finding the balance between my practice, coaching, writing, family, and being with the love of my life allows me to nurture all areas of my being. I feel blessed on a daily basis for where I am in my life and the peace and tranquility of my path. Offering the same to others is my passion!
Thank you Edie for a wonderful interview! I am most grateful for your questions. It’s always a joy to write and share my thoughts with others! Namaste.