Absolute Balance

The Magic of Being Quantum



An Interview with Ashanti (Rev.Karen Leys)

With Colin Whitby

Karen and myself were trying to remember when we first contacted each other, and I found it was way back in April 2007 when Karen was advertising the Jewels of the Soul session with Kimberley Marooney. Since then we have published two articles by Karen, and now this month we are fortunate to be able to bring you an interview with Ashanti (Karen’s Angelic name) following her ordination into the Angel Ministry (with Kimberley).

Our call was such a high energy experience for me, I really hope you feel some of that beautiful light as you read, it was my first introduction to the Seraphim in this context, and it was so powerful.

With Love,


Colin:- You have been working with Angels for some time with your vibrational elixirs, how did you first come to ask for Angelic help with these amazing liquids?

Ashanti:- Back in 2004, shortly after being made redundant from my job as a complementary therapist for people with alcohol & drug addiction, I was in a place of not knowing. Not knowing what I was now meant to do, how I was going to survive financially and really questioning my journey to that point. I felt anxiety and also anger. Anger at myself for believing that I was working for the highest good. Why had I been forsaken, left out in this now seemingly desolate space, drifting, not knowing what it was all for!

This particular morning as I sat in my garden on a warm, beautiful summers day, the air so still it was a feeling of a delicate, comforting blanket enveloping me, the birds sang, insects buzzed, slowly I was drawn deeper and deeper into the stillness, absorbing the life giving power of the sun, holding the quiet question “what am I meant to do, where is my life going now?”  With each breathe I felt myself expand into the depths of my Self, on each out breathe my consciousness heightened and clarified.  I felt a further question arise from within, I allowed ‘Karen’ to step back for this connection to higher realms to be undisturbed…. “What is it you want from me?” in the stillness came my answer came!

“You are to create elixirs to assist ascension”


“You must work in the angelic realms”

My first response to this was to reject this as the only angel worker I had heard of, I felt no connection or resonance with her or her work. Where was I going to find my next step? So really I was just the channel for these beautiful gifts to be brought through for us to use in our collective healing process, I just had to say YES to this call for assistance from the Angels. I said yes, then let go, trusting I would be guided each step of the way, my role was to listen, trust and act on the information given to me from the Angelic realms.

About two weeks later I was out with my sister, she wanted to show me a little shop where she had bought gifts for me, at the time I was thinking I was meant to open a shop selling things for people to develop spiritually! On walking in, the space felt chaotic, untidy and over filled. There was too much stuff, I didn’t feel I wanted to stay as I couldn’t really appreciate anything amongst the clutter.  As I looked beyond the abundance of stuff, my attention as drawn to a little corner with things littered from floor to ceiling.  Right there on the floor was a box, covered in dust, feeling discarded and forgotten!

Immediately I had a rush through my whole body, a knowing that this was why I was here.  The rush of excitement welled up as I reached down to pick this box up.  As soon a I held it and looked at the image I said out loud “this is what I have been waiting to find!” my joy was apparent to both my sister and the shop owner, although they couldn’t fully comprehend my excitement.  This box was Angel Blessings Oracle by Kimberly Marooney. I had never heard of Kimberly before this moment!

I began working with this oracle straight away, the support and guidance it offered was so profound each time I tuned in and meditated, drew a card that was exactly the qualities needed to work through the situation I was working with. Over time I began using the cards with my clients, each and every one of them found profound answers from within themselves through using this oracle.

It was sometime later I was prompted to remember the elixirs that I was to assist into Being in this realm. During a meditation I heard the voice once more telling me that it was time to source the crystals needed for this task. I was told the crystals I would be drawn to choose are the physical manifestation, the denser form, holding the resonant frequencies for each of the angels that were wishing to be brought into form through the elixirs.

Many months of searching finally led me to the most beautiful, knowledgeable and highly gifted crystal worker, Loren. Loren’s work with the crystals went so much deeper than simply understanding them as tools for healing, to her they were alive, held individual personalities, she enabled me to ‘see’ their form as those of the fairie realms! This was truly a gift. Once I had allowed the right crystals to choose me for this important task they arrived and the work could finally begin! 

Each elixir was born out of a process that began with a meditation on a specific crystal, during the meditation I would get out of the way and reside in a stillness and expansiveness to allow for my Highest self to guide my hand in drawing the angel card attuned to the crystal. This was the same process for each crystal and at points I found my intellect clamber in and question what was happening, but when I went to the book and read the guidance for that particular angel it correlated perfectly with the information I sourced on the particular crystal. The match and connection was undeniable! The truth of this process presented itself when I was working with the beautiful crystal heulandite.

As I held this stone, went into this space of emptiness I began to shuffle the oracle cards.  Hand over hand the cards were shuffled, immediately a card fell out onto the floor face up! “no that isn’t supposed to be how it is done!” I said so I picked it up and began the process once more. I shuffled for sometime until I felt it right to draw a card…. Slowly I drew the match for heulandite, with trepidation I turned it over………….  NO this couldn’t be, it was the same card that had ’thrown’ itself out in the first instance!  I roared with laughter at this lesson from spirit...Trust the process.  As I put the crystal onto the card to move onto the next something beautiful showed itself to me. Spirit were showing me in no uncertain terms how definately this was a match, the colours held in the crystal matched the colours of the image of the angel of Ressurection, the ArchAngel Gabriel, depicted on this card! From here on I did not question my role in this process and offered myself as the physical medium to facilitate the creation spirit wanted to manifest, I was just their tool for this job, all I had to do was listen and trust.

Once all the crystals had found their heavenly match the gem stock had to be created, again this was done through meditation, divine intention and trust.  At the perfect full moon, prayers affirmed and intentions set, the angelic guides for each quality were called. Archangel Gabriel the angel of Ressurrection, Stamera the angel of Forgiveness and so on until all were present with their physical partners — the crystals. Now the magik could combine! 

Colin:- When would someone use a vibrational elixir, how does this differ from a flower essence for example?

Ashanti:- These wonderful gifts can be used everyday. We are constantly moving through challenges & opportunites to witness and release our deepest woundings, if we choose to look!  The angels are constantly on call, waiting patiently to assist us with their loving touch.

These elixirs intensify the union of our intention with the deepest intention of our soul purpose.  We are all longing for union, and at this time in history this call has quickened, many of us our hearing the call of our Soul to move fully into the presence of God, the Divine, Source, call it whatever resonates with you, the destination is the same. I use them throuhout my day depending on what I am working on moving through.

For example the Elixir Forgiveness to Bliss the first level of process is the work to collapse & release the energy structures that have been created through the process of repetitive thoughts and emotional responses of anger, resentment, blame etc and behaviours in this life and the many we have experienced, plus the ancestral patterns of the ‘victim’ archytype that have been forged. At this monumental time we have the opportunity to clear these patterns!  Once this energy structure has collapsed and the resonance held in those energtic charges has dispersed, ‘space’ is left for the next stage of the process to begin. 

The tenderly powerful crystal Dioptase and the Angel of Forgiveness, Stamera are the symbiotic union of spirit and matter that hold the alignment with the frequency of Bliss. Now they can begin vibrating within the cellular structure, building and building until the resonance is in perfect alignment that the only possible outcome is the manifestation and experience of Bliss! Our energy filed has integrated the frequency of bliss. How wonderful that the angels have given us these gifts to assist so lovingly our process of Divine alignment!  This is the process for the 21 Angelic Gem Elixirs that have so far come into being. I have not completed the process of writing the channeled information for all yet, this is ongoing.

You asked about how they differ from flower essences which I also use in my healing process, although I find these are more gentle, and hold me when I feel I want to align not to go deepely into the shadows and clean house. I use Nancy Boyds essences, you featured her work here in this mag, we are good friends now, Nancy has loved and supported me through many challenges with her words and her essences. And I also use Maggie Smiths flower essences, she is a close friend and collegue of Kimberly’s. The Angelic Elixirs are so very powerful that it requires a Trust that you will be held so safely in your deepest pain, because this is where they take us, right to the core! Ouch!!

But it is so worth every ounce of the illuison of pain I have felt to expand, and expand into the fullest light I can possiby hold at each moment of my life here. When I use them I have on occasion within minutes felt my energy being shaken so deeply, tears, fears, anxiety all present themselves, deep meditation and trust is all I need in these moments to let the angels hold me in this process of transformation.    

Colin:- You have recently come back from America having been ordained in the Angel Ministry, what did that entail?

Ashanti:- Wow now that’s a big question, where do I begin? It was the culmination of the training programme, the first time I was to physically meet the other 20 Ladies from around this globe. We had been connecting each week through our web/phone classes and already felt truly connected. I have to say this has been the first programme/retreat I have been part of where it felt truely divine. By that I mean the illusions of the ego really were only in the picture to be healed. When they were to emerge, they were held by the angelic support that was present throughout for us to go so deeply through and beyond illusion, the dramas of ego came forward with so much honesty that the only possible outcome was loving release. 

The energy of this Ministry is so fine, truly authenticlly clear it goes beyond that which I have words to express. The retreat week was an intensive 10 – 12 hour day, moving through a process of deep soul excavation, using prayer, ritual, dance, music, meditation, the elixirs.

Day one for me began and moments into us beginnign to sing our Sister of the Seraphim song the tears began to flow, throughout this day I went deeper and deeper into the pain that was emerging and sobbed and sobbed so deeply for 8 hours at least straight!  This was so perfect to clear and the deepest levels the wounds I had been carrying throughout lifetimes.   

The night before the ordiantion we all finished the day with a Final Journey mediation, a journey into the death process. In this space Karen died, the Karen that had been the warrior on my journey to allow for the emergence of Ashanti. Ashanti is my God given name given to me from God just moments before our ministry baptism cermony on the ordination day. It came quickly, loudly and very unexpectedly! What perfect divine timing. I asked what it is that Ashanti is to bring to the world on the frequency of the sounding of the name?  I was told it is Great Peace. Ashanti has emerged to act as one of God’s guides, God’s light of peace through the darkness for all souls seeking to emerge, for all peoples struggling through the darkness.

Ashanti is a light to guide the way along the path to unity. Ashanti is a powerful light, yet so gentle a light of love of the divine for the many stumbling, falling as they desire to move  into the arms of their Beloved. Ashanti on that day assisted me to fully merge with the glory of my heavenly father/mother, I was led through a process, guided by what seemed like hours of powerful music, dance, stillness, tears, joy into alignment with Shekinah the Angel of Unity and the Angels of Liberation.They held me by the hand and guided me into a light so powerful I felt myself dissolve and merge into this light! Many more amazing experiences occurred for myself and I believe all the other ladies involved.  

Colin:- You were instrumental passing on the idea for the Angel Ministry, can you tell us a little more about this?

Ashanti:- I was to pass on the message for Kimberly at the perfect time for her to hear, I was being asked to pass on that it may be time to begin to develop a programme to teach others what she had been gifted with. Kimberly’s journey is a magnifcent journey to Soul, through the pains, challenges and illusions of the ego into the Presence of God. I was a messenger, stirring in her the next step of her soul journey, for this I am so joyful. Kimberly heard, trusted and pushed through ever deeper processes to bring this gift to the world, a gift so magnificent it must be shared.   

Colin:- As an angelic minister you became a member of the Order of the Seraphim, can you explain how you work with them?

Ashanti:- The order of the Seraphim, and the processes involved in the programme to be ordained as an Angel Minister have been the cullmination for me of many lifetimes journeying.  In this life I knew as a child as young a 6 or 7 that I was being called to be of service to God. At that time I was fearful and would prayer fervently that I would not have to be a nun, I promised God I would serve but just please don’t make me become a nun. Even at this young age I felt the conflicts of the dogma in religon and my own very personal expereicne of Jesus, the angels and Higher Beings, I knew and searched throughout my life for my calling, many times I considered other interfaith ministries, nothing felt right, then the pieces began falling into place beginning with the task asked of me with the elixirs up to the point of meeting Kimberly and passing on the message.

I have always been closely connected to the Angels, working with them throughout my life, now as a Sister of the Order of the Seraphim I am a living representative of the Seraphim Angel Lineage. The Seraphim represent the Supreme Authority to create in the materail world and as earthly members we work so closely with this order of Angels. “Seraphs are generally accepted to be the highest order of God’s Angelic Servants. The Seraphim are in direct communion with God and as such are beings of pure light and thought who resonate with the Fire of Love” (Angels: An Endangered Species by Malcom Goodwin) So who are the Seraphim Angels?

They are closer now to assist us with the acts of Divine Surrender – this is angel Zacharael into Freedom (from illusion) Angel Nisroc, to embody the Power ( to create Gods will) Sandalphon, then there is beautiful Hamied the seraphim assisting those with pure hearts & minds create and witness the Miracles manifesting, the opportunities, epiphnaies, many of which we are witnessing at this time in the fields of physics & medicine. These are the workings of the Seraphim as they shine their brilliance of Divine radiation onto the mind for its expansion to ‘grasp’ knowledge that has until this time been out of reach of the consciousness. Now with the expansion of consciousness new frontiers are being touched, explored and integrated as knowledge.

Then we have the Order of Love Seraphim who come to us as the qualities to support the 4 angels above. Our journey to Unity is held on the foundations of qualities that can emerge through each and every one of us, it is our purpose to BE- Come, that is BE the qualities coming into our consciousness at this pivotal time. These qualities must be integrated and without thought we just are them, to create the heaven on earth that is being spoken of in so many areas at this time.

As is my business mission statement I try to live by “we must be the change we wish to see in the world” Gandhi. I believe now the Seraphim are working so cosely with us all to bring this to fruittion. The Angels Love Seraphim that want to emerge through us to guide us to unity are:-

Depth ~ we must trust to go to depths so far avoided, to look into the shadows personally and collectively and shine the light of love onto this darkness.   

Worthiness ~ release all fears, beliefs and behaviours of unworthiness of the Love of God.

Humility ~ this angel assists us to find the openness to listen to Truth to receive Gods will by helping us to find our way out of the illusion.  

Devotion  ~ comes to us when we have moved into the soul yearning to serve with such deep dedication  and willingness, devotion opens the heart for us to hear our purpose.

Love  ~ guides us then into a deeper realtionship with the Divine through releasing outmoded behaviours & thoughts created in the illusion, in this process our angel of Connection move forward to assist this vibration to develop, strengthen  to move us into the arms of the serving angel of Liberation, to guide us into unconditional Love.  The Angel Benediction now guides our journey into the sacred templ of soul, then the Gifts of God will emerge.

With this connection to Divine power comes great responsibility, The Seraphim are urgently moving to reunite with their earthly counterparts, I was called and have stepped forward to assist them in manfesting Gods Love through my life. This supreme authority to manifest in this world on the surface can seem all about self service to create ‘stuff’.  No this is not the gifts that come with the Seraphim Lineage, it is about manifesting from the Supreme Authority…. God, it is about manifesting the most High in and through my life, this can only be so once the illusions of the ego have been fully held in the light of the Divine, then and only then can the manifestation of  unity emerge.    

For me, through me it is about manifesting the angelic qualities each angel is bringing to this world to enable the shift in consciousness, the transformation in our living reality. It is about sharing this insight and spiritaul asssitance with others to enable this transformation to occur, being a bright light in the dark night many are expereincing as we draw closer to 2012. 

Colin:- As we are talking I can feel a beautiful clear love energy flowing. Now you are ordained how will you bring this wonderful angelic energy into your own ‘ministry’?

Ashanti:- Oh yes, the energy is so clear, so fine and so powerful yet gentle in its intensity! When in this energy all time and space dissolve, the clarity brings forth soul intentions so effortlessly and will be carried throughout the rest of your waking day!

My ministry?  Well it feels it is to be the living light of the Divine for those lost in the darkness, a guide, a transformaitonal assitant in their healing journey, to be the courage, faith, hope and the Love that may be covered in their own lives at the time they come to me.  I, working now in close relationship with the Seraphim and all the orders of the Angelic realms infuse the space, the session with the exact angels and their qualities to assist those seeking meaning, purpose & love in their lives.    

I work part time as a counsellor and complementary therapist in a residential detox and rehab facility for those suffering with alcohol and drug addiction, and the powerful moments of love and clarity that have occurred time and time again touch through the presence of the divine qualities that are emerging through me constanltly hold me in gratitude. I also work a couple of days a week with adults with severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Carrying the intention of Divine presence where ever I go has had a profound effect my life and those I come into contact with. Many of the residents I find gravitate towards me as soon as I arrive, they calm if agitated if I stand with them in love, I feel deeply and truly blessed to bring such healing without the bells and whistles to these sensetive souls. The rest of the time I work with private clients, from all walks of life facing lifes challenges, so I am fairly busy already.

I believe my ministry will grow to also offer Divine ceremony: Weddings, vow renewal, commitment ceremony, Home Blessings, naming ceremonies, end of life assitance, pastoral/spiritual counselling,all tailored to the individuals own soul desires. Angel healings, blessings, readings, circles, workshops and articles on developing connections with angels through many avenues have been emerging in my practice over the past 3 or so years now after this amazing programme they are grounding in so much more solid foundations. 

Each Angel Minister is manifesting a unique ministry, the blueprint of their divine plan. Beautiful Saxon is such a powerful messenger, clearly receiving and passing on messages from the angels that bring so much clarity, support and love to our world.  SusanAnn has a voice that wraps with tenderness and love around the heart, both in speech and in song, as I close my eyes and listen to her love through her psalms and song I am immediately transported into the arms of my divine father/mother. There will be so many offerings coming to this earth through this amazing group of women who said yes to their soul callings, although this is not a ministry open to just women, come on guys, say yes!     

Colin: Thank you so much Ashanti, the energy we have been sharing during this interview has been simply divine. I'm sure everyone will wish you well in your new Ministry.

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Ashanti has also provided more information about the Angel Ministry in our Soul Search section