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Monica Rao

Transformative (Intuitive) Energy healer & Transformational Spiritual mentor
Monica Rao, MSA has been a passionate meditator for more than twenty years, originally trained in Mumbai, India. Grew up in a family of artists and world-renowned musicians. Learned the art of meditation in her teens. Earned a Bachelor’s of Art with a focus in Graphic design and a minor in Business and a Master’s Degree in Administration with a focus on business. After more than a decade of service as a university faculty member, she went on to work in the Information Technology   management in the private sector. Throughout her career, Rao has been involved in the arts as an illustrator, event manager, and graphic designer for high-tech firms, major publications and media outlets ( such as the Times of India) restaurants, libraries, higher education institutions, and in other arenas.

Rao also has been an award-winning artist. In 1992, she earned the Silk Screen Printing Award for Drawing and Design from Sophia Polytechnic and, in 1995, the First Place Gold Medal in Art Competition from the J. J. School of Art in Bombay, India. In 2006, she received the Gold Award for Material World art catalog from the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA) at Central Michigan University. In addition, she has had numerous solo and group exhibits of her watercolor and mixed media pieces.

Inspired by healing and meditation, Monica’s artwork has been featured in solo and group shows over the last 20 years. A couple of her more recent shows include her Solo Abstract Art Exhibition at the Cultural Art Center Glen Allen, Paul Cramer Center for the Arts at Steward School in Richmond, VA, A group show at the Page Bond Gallery and UNOS Gallery, A group show at Glave KocenGallery, Health Brigade/Art Brigade, an ongoing art exhibit at Crossroads Art Center and Gallery Flux in Ashland, VA.

Rao has had a vibrant career as a volunteer with national and local organizations, including serving as a two-time chair of the Council of Presidents and Chancellor’s Spouses and Partners of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities ( APLU) and a Board member of the APLU twice, a board member the Spouses Committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, University President’s Spouses Council, the Business Advisory Council of the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of Art Reach of Mid Michigan, Massey Advisory Board at VCU, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Greater Richmond Chamber Foundation, Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Citizen’s Advisory Council in the Interpreting and Furnishing of the Governor’s Mansion, and the Richmond Forum and a member of the Skylight Initiative.

Following a near-death and out-of-body experience, she was fully healed. She was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening syndrome. In the months that followed, through deep meditation and Channeled Energy Healing she was guided toward a root cause of this disease. The healing occurred at a rapid rate.

Following her out-of-body experience, her ability to connect with source energy and channel this powerful healing energy became heightened. It then flowed through her magically. Her meditative practice took a quantum leap allowing her the ability to fully connect to her inner soul through powerful spiritual awakening and a full healing from this illness. Through deep spiritual cleansing, removal of stored dense negative energies, and limiting belief system programmed from childhood, she has been free of medications and leads a beautiful life filled with vitality, joy, gratitude, creativity, passion, and peace.

She conducts private one-on-one sessions, group sessions, organization/corporate retreats, and guided healing meditation workshops on a regular basis at her studio or home/office visits. She is a full-time Transformative (Intuitive) Energy healer and is a Transformational Spiritual mentor. For more information: please see: http://www.graphoria.com