April Bender

April’s Airings Owner and Editor

I am a born intuitive-empath and channel/medium. I am naturally curious and therefore, a life-long learner and seeker.

My spiritual search began at the age of 8 in an effort to better understand the out-of-body, vivid dream, visionary, and psychic attack experiences I had been having. In those early days my search began within the pages of an Encyclopedia Britannica set that my parents had supplied my brother and I as part of our early education. An avid reader even at that age, I remember spending hours reading and learning about various things as astrology, numerology, magic, various religious and spiritual traditions, exotic places and cultures – especially those of the ancient past. Later on, in my teenage years my aunt introduced me to my first new age bookstore, as I had already devoured our local library. I thought I’d found heaven! Now I could study such topics much more specifically, in-depth, and by those whom were well practiced in what they wrote about.

Over the years my search to better understand and hone my natural sensitivities, capacities and leanings led me to delve into the mystical or esoteric sides of many religious and spiritual traditions and experiment with and deepen into many practices. Some of the religions and spiritual traditions I’ve learned the most from include but are not limited to Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism, Hermeticism, Judaism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, New Age spirituality, Shamanism, Native American spirituality, Celtic seership/spirituality, the Indian Vedas, Wicca, and Appalachian Folk Magic. I’ve also participated in many trainings, workshops, and conferences over the years to deepen more fully into these teachings and practices as well as studied and continue to study complementary topics such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, classical physics, quantum physics, and various other realms of science and thought.

I began as a trained Reiki practitioner and later became a master, and have been so for about 17 years now. I am a trained Shamanic journeyer and a natural sensitive, healer, and channel. I’m also a practicing herbalist.

I am a 46-years young wife and mother to two beautiful young adults as well as two cats and a sassy free roam bunny. We are honored to call beautiful Southwest Michigan our home.

I feel as an awakened starseed and member of the planetary ascension team, my role in the current ascension cycle of the planet is that of transmuter, transmitter, seer and message bearer, co-creator, counselor, diplomat, wisdom-sharer, and friend.