We had the good fortune of connecting with Sandy Beauford Muhammad and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sandy, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My career started as a Court Reporter in Chicago, Illinois.  At the time I completed school, there were very few Court Reporters of color in the world.  The work demands were great and the hours were long.  I was in this profession for 29 years.  Towards the end of my career, after seeing so many people go through so much emotionally, I realized I wanted to be of help in my community.  I had to figure out a way.  I began my journey of Holistic Healing while owning a court reporting agency and soon realized what my next phase of life would look like.  My love of helping people was soon realized when I became a Reiki Master, a BARS Facilitator, a Nationally Recognized Dianetics Auditor and a Public Speaker.  Our offices in Forest Park, Ga was opened to serve all who needed our help.  I had finally found what filled my heart with Joy and my Soul with Peace!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Because my career has been in the field of Court Reporting, I have mastered the skill of listening.  Listening is all I did for 29 years.  I jokingly say that I am the Master Listener. Combining my listening skills with the ability to hear what
is being said and what is not being said by someone, I am able to ask questions to help lead them to deep, profound insights about their life.  One of the techniques I utilize specifically helps you to get to the core of who you are.

Most times we have lived our lives based on what we’ve been taught, what we have vowed to stay away from, and what we have been made to believe is true by those who reared us.  When we live our lives in this way, we never truly get to experience our own authenticity.  So many people I have counseled are surprised at how much of their life has been lived based on what others believe is right for them.  Some even decide to begin anew because of these discoveries.
This work I do is not easy.  It takes dedication, time and a determination to see the light come on in someone’s eyes.  But once that happens, I soon realize that it’s all worth it.

The biggest lesson I have learned to date is when we all know that we belong, we are loved and we have Divine Intelligence
within us, there is no-thing, no event that can stop us from succeeding.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The first place I would take my best friend to in Atlanta is Gangnam Spa.  We would relax and be pampered.  We would then go to Botanical Gardens to admire the scenery and exotic gardens.  Next we would eat at The Little Lamb
Spot Food Truck, which has the best Lamb dishes in town.  I would then schedule her appointment with Sandy at Soul Wisdom International in Forest Park, Ga for her Reiki Balancing treatment.  We would then drive to Savannah, Ga for a few days to enjoy the beach and the delicious food.  We would come back to Atlanta to visit the Aquarium and the beautiful animals there.  On her last day here in Atlanta I would take her to climb Stone Mountain.  Our final dinner in Atlanta would be at Bole’ Ethiopian Restaurant on Virginia Avenue in Hapeville, Ga.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My deepest gratitude goes to my Parents, my husband, children, mother-in-law, siblings and extended family. My inspiration has come from many who helped me along the way. I cannot name them all here, but I am forever appreciative of the lessons taught and insights received. My mentors are The Honorable Minister Farrakhan, William Thomas and Dr. Mark Armstrong. My Mantra is “I am a builder of the human spirit. I encourage you to think again about what you thought was true.” And What Else is Possible?

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Image Credits
Shayla Hezekiah

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