About Raina Imig
Raina Imig was born in India, a mystical and clairvoyant child. During her childhood she lived for 4 years with her family in Europe. Auroville is her spiritual hometown in India. She has been a resident of Portland, Oregon, since 1983. She has two grown children, a son, Arya David and a daughter, Veda Mira. During her time in Portland, she has contributed to the community as an artist, a teacher and a healer. Raina Imig has a matter of fact manner that puts you at ease, alongside a playful sense of humor. She likes to meet people where they are and take them as far as they are comfortable going. She feels very much at home in non ordinary reality so is able to convey with fluency and clarity what she sees and hears that is helpful to you. She comes by shamanism through all three avenues. She was born with extrasensory abilities; she received the equivalent of initiation via a major spiritual experience, surviving life and death conditions, and the inspiration of her teachers, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. She is trained by the LightSong School of 21st century Shamanic Studies and Energy Medicine. Raina is a lifelong artist. Her first love is the mandala, which she learned in India as a child. She gets great joy from the practice of several creative media including painting, collage, assemblage and the painting and decoration of sacred musical instruments and other ritual objects.
She studies and teaches the patterns of Nature which inspired early artists and architects to create and build based on archetypal design that today we call Sacred Geometry.
Since 1999 Raina has brought her self designed weekly art projects to hospitalized children in area hospitals, currently as an Artist in Healthcare.
From early childhood Raina has had a special connection with Nature, and received signs from the order and beauty of the natural world that led her to understand the existence of a compassionate Creator. She feels a special spiritual connection to trees. She derives great peace and pleasure from walking and other activities out in Nature.
Her family is very important to Raina, especially her grown children with whom she enjoys a great relationship.
Since 1995 Raina has made the Alberta street neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, her home. She managed a cooperative gallery on the street for many years and exhibited her own art annually. She was on the board of an early organization that transformed the area into the vibrant art and family friendly area it is today. She enjoys knowing the business owners and residents and being welcomed by name at several area stores and eateries. Her current healing practice is located at Rising Fire, a busy and thriving shamanic practice in the heart of the Alberta Street neighborhood.
She keeps her connections with India and with Auroville, the international spiritual community in South India where she lived for 5 years in her 20’s.
She has experience helping people from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Some special groups that she has experience with include: women in transition, children, veterans, people struggling with substance dependence, creatives, all minorities, people diagnosed with cancer or other chronic disease, and anyone suffering from psychosis or other extreme states such as schizophrenia.
She can help you if you are having anger, relationship or financial issues, want more creativity in your life; or have unfinished business with a loved one who has passed away (however long ago).
Raina gets great satisfaction from helping people who reach out for deep healing and being witness to their transformation.