Uncommon Faith: Energy Healer Felicia McQuaid Pens New Book
Mar 05, 2015 05:50PM
By Karen Roganov
Felicia McQuaid is the owner of THE Healing Clinic, in downtown Fort Walton Beach. As an energy healer and holistic practitioner for more than a decade on the Emerald Coast, she has made a positive impact on our community. That reach is now expanding to a worldwide audience through her new book, Uncommon Faith – The Journey from Difficulty to Divine Purpose, along with an accompanying guided meditation CD.
What does uncommon faith mean to you?
Uncommon faith is faith of action—it's a verb, and not just an idea. It's a place where you start doing something about “it.” Everybody has this thing they are supposed to do. It is to step out into the unknown, risk opening up, and declaring with boldness, “I am worthy of living a life filled with peace, love and purpose.”
What brought you to this place of helping others and writing a book?
In writing this book, I revealed stories to my husband and children that I've had tucked away. But in going through the memories, I've been able to heal from my abusive past, and now I teach others to do the same by using each experience in life to learn and grow.
What can a person gain from reading your book and listening to the CD?
The main lesson is, “How do you live on purpose?” First, you examine who you are as a powerful spiritual being who chose this life and this journey as a means of growth and exploration. The book includes an applied lesson and meditation at the end of each chapter. On the CD there are more than two hours of meditations that I lead. There is a comfort when someone can drop in and mediate with you.
How can others with many roles learn to have the success you've had?
Uncommon faith transforms how we see our ourselves. We are more than all of our various roles. We are, foremost, a divine being, connected to the whole of the universe. There is a reason why our paths are filled with difficulty, compassion, forgiveness, joy, sorrow, faith and fear. The greatest source of learning is self-investigation.
What are others saying about your healing talents?
One of my clients, country music star Joanna Cotten, who appeared at the Grammys in February, said, “I was choosing to live small instead of stepping up to all God had for me. Felicia worked with me to build my faith and confidence back up, and by the time we got done, the symptoms of my autoimmune disease were gone and I was off all my medication. Her gift is unique and amazing. This book will bless anyone who reads it!”
Uncommon Faith – The Journey from Difficulty to Divine Purpose is available at Amazon.com, Books-a-Million, iTunes, other booksellers and THE Healing Clinic, located at 184 Brooks St. SE, Ste. 1. Listen to a free meditation practice at UncommonFaithBook.com.
Karen Roganov is a gulf coast journalist and educator, as well as an Air Force Reserve officer. She lives with her husband and children in Mossy Head.