The Healing Empress

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Hello and welcome!

I’m Shirley Allford; a sensitive, artist and creator of the Mirror Oracle cards. This project of 54 oil on canvas paintings took around 4-5yrs to complete. The magic of this oracle deck is that the project was not driven by commercial aspirations but by the love of art and the passion to paint; I only decided on the idea of a set of cards nearer the completion of the paintings. And when the paintings manifested into cards it soon became apparent that my destiny was naturally to give readings from them; to bring clarity to those seeking healing and direction..

Mirror Oracle Reading:

Spiritual guidance is given during an oracle reading where the cards will look into the past, present and potential future energies of that individual. Before the reading I will take a few minutes to tune into the recipients energy and intuitively pick up a story line into the aspect of life that is needing attention at that present time. The cards will then mirror what was seen and go deeper into the meaning and advise on how to move through obstacles and proceed forwards.

Readings are offered online where a 20 min reading will be video recorded and sent via a secure personal link to the clients email address.
alternatively an arrangement can be made for a one to one reading session.


Since a child I have been aware of the subtle energies within and around me. Healing was a natural gift that for a long time I did not utilise to its full potential. After many years of self exploration and life lessons I came to recognise sensitivity as a gift rather than a curse. And although I have a reiki level 2 practitioners certificate I do not use reiki but rely on intuitive healing that is an innate ability. I do not invoke any deities, angels, gods,
goddesses, etc other than the one universal source; the golden God essence and my own souls energy which is an endless flow. I celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and the potential love and power within each one of us.


There are two specific types of healing that I offer:

Hands on healing: being physically present with another individual is nurturing and instils a sense of safety and connection, even where clients do not normally like other people in their ‘space’ they very soon become relaxed. The hands on healing specifically works on alignment and getting the energy in a balanced flow again in order to promote healing. This healing can also be done without touching the individual if preferred.

Distant healing: distant healing, although not physically present, is still very powerful and can sometimes be quite intense. It is with distant ‘viewing’ that I am able to most effectively use psychic surgery where necessary as this type of healing focuses particularly on the spiritual dimension.

What to expect as the recipient of healing

First of all I would like to say that to give healing is an honour and a privilege as I see into the soul of an individual. I respect the privacy of all who come to me for healing and give humble thanks to be of service to another.

Healing is different for each person depending on their individual needs at that particular time and each person will respond differently. However there are some common themes. Most people will feel a warm sensation during healing and become deeply relaxed to the point where they might fall asleep. Others may see colours or have profound visions but it is always a pleasant (albeit sometimes intense!) experience. Generally people feel extremely relaxed and calm during and after the session.
Over a few days following the session the healing will continue to work through the subtle layers of the aura: the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. In some cases this may bring some uncomfortable feelings or truths/epiphanies to the surface. This is normal processing and enables outmoded thought or emotional patterns to be released in order to grow spiritually and invite positive changes into your life, to become ever closer to your true authentic self.

Self Care Following Healing

Healing will eliminate toxins from the body therefore it is important to flush these out by drinking plenty of water following a session.
Avoid stimulants for a few days like alcohol and smoking and also avoid computers and tv….go instead if possible for a walk out in nature and let yourself simply ‘be’.
Be gentle with yourself: healing may churn some deeply buried emotions or bring hidden trauma to the surface, allow yourself to feel the process and allow yourself to let it go: remember you are not your emotions and these things surface because they are ready to be released in order for your soul to blossom again.
Be ready for the possibility of life around you changing…our outside reality is a reflection of our inner world.
Enjoy the journey! We are ever evolving beings working towards living life to our highest potential, becoming our everlasting true authentic selves.

Oracle Readings

Directly following the healing I give an oracle reading that will give an overview of your situation relevant to the healing session. The reading often mirrors the clairvoyance during the healing but also expands on how to navigate through the healing process giving advice on what you might expect in your future from looking at your past and present energies. This gives you a deeper understanding of your situation and what you can work on moving forwards as directed towards your highest path.

House energy clearances

Another field I have been called to work in is in helping trapped spirits move on in the afterlife or clear negative energies from buildings/homes.

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