ABOUT THE SHOW:
“Stories connect us to ourselves and each other.”
Soul Wanderings is a weekly show dedicated to raising spiritual awareness and fostering connections through shared stories and personal experiences.
Each week host AJ Rasmussen talks with special guests to reflect on life’s journey, learn, laugh, inspire, and heal.
These unique journey stories will not only open your mind to the endless possibilities the universe has to offer but also cultivate a deeper appreciation for your own authentic and beautiful soul.
Come, and let’s wander together.
Oftentimes, throughout her life, AJ found herself in deep conversation with people she didn’t know. These strangers willingly opened their hearts and shared with her their stories of sadness and hurt, their happiness and achievements, as well as their fears and frustrations. At the end of these conversations, they would openly confess that they rarely, if ever, talked about their feelings with their friends, let alone a stranger. “You’re so easy to talk to,” they would say, and “You’re such a great listener.” Admittedly, AJ felt weighed down and exhausted after these encounters. She questioned why people would share such deep and personal things with her and wondered what she was supposed to do with all of her (and their) emotional energy. AJ was thankful for the opportunity to be there for them, but she wondered how she could better help them besides just listen and then say goodbye. She wanted to do more than just offer a hug or a box of tissues.
After several years of experiences like these, and after going through some major challenges of her own, AJ headed down a spiritual path. One of the many things that she learned was that she was an empath. This explained the emotional and physical aftermath she experienced from having someone share such intimate stories with her. She also learned that being an empath was a special gift.
Learning to navigate her life as an empath was and is challenging; however, it has allowed AJ to receive so many answers that she had been seeking. Knowing the right answers, she was able to heal from the pain of her past trauma and abuse. AJ knew without a doubt that her life calling was to hold space for others, to offer them the safe space she wished she’d had. She decided to create a life that was centered around assisting others in this way, with the people and tools that helped her on her own journey.
AJ now owns and operates a heart centered healing center and spiritual retail shop, Vibez ~ Mind, Body, Spirit in Ogden, UT.
In collaboration with a few amazing partners, some special educators, practitioners, and “healers”, they offer one-on-one sessions and classes to assist in healing the mind, body, spirit, and the heart.
AJ loves gathering humans of all kinds to join in sharing their authentic truth and their personal journey stories. “When we share our authentic truth and own all of the aspects of our truth, even the messy parts-especially the messy parts-we help heal each other, and in doing so, we help heal ourselves.”