We all have moments of doubt or question that we are doing the right thing. I had been wanting to start a Center for Higher Learning and decided to do so in September 2007.

On November 10th I picked up my flyers, which happen to have my heart logo on them. I was on I-5 in San Diego on my way to meet a friend for dinner and I asked God for a sign that not only was I on the right path, and that the Center for Higher Learning is what I am supposed to be doing, but also that God would support me with energy, guidance, people, and students.

Within a few minutes, after passing under the Coronado Bay Bridge, I saw a plane skywriting what I thought to be the beginning of a smiley face. At that moment I thought to myself, "There's my sign." It turned out to be a heart, just like my logo. I knew then that it was definitely my sign. At 75 mph I tried to take a picture of it with my cell phone, thinking no one was going to believe my story. (Do not try this at home or in your car at 75 mph!) Luckily, I got the photo, and I've posted it here to share and inspire others. I am grateful that God speaks back to me. Sometimes I don't hear it the first time!

100% Satisfaction of Students Completed

100% of my graduating students say it was worth every penny, minute, growth period and more. 100% said they would recommend my classes to others and rated my classes on a scale 1-10 as 10 being excellent. "Most pivotal experience they gave to themselves." "Self Empowering Tools to help students live the life they always imagined."

Illuminate Your Light Center for Higher Learning is a place to be re-inspired and find passion in life through intuitive development, meditation, goal setting, self-care. I also want to create community by helping bridge the gap between Mainstream Pop-Culture and Corporate America with Intuition, Holistic Medicine, Alternative Healing, Self-Awareness. My mission is to provide a safe, respectful, loving, peaceful, enlightening environment that encourages constructive self-awareness, personal development, a direction toward fulfillment, contentment, and satisfaction with an attitude of gratitude.

We honor the uniqueness of all and honor each's truth, and ask all students to do the same.

Our purpose is to teach techniques that will enable you to create and live your dreams confidently and to be your brightest self. We also wish to have fun and provide an environment where no one has to take themselves too seriously!

I wish to support you in having peace, love, and joy in all aspects of your life, and in attaining your heart’s desires: healthy, nourishing relationships, a calm and quiet mind, physical health and well being, financial abundance, happiness in your work.

I hope that people of all faiths and beliefs feel welcome here, and find something in these pages to take with them. I wish you an abundance of health, wealth, happiness and love!

My Experience

I have trained/taught many students to develop their natural abilities, and they have attained greater insight and higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. My clients come from all walks of life and are repeat clients who often refer me to their friends and family.

Teaching has taught me to give language to the "intangibles," which, in a reading, provides the readee with a frame of reference for their experiences. Suddenly, what was confusing and overwhelming and sometimes unexplainable makes sense. With a new understanding, the readee is empowered - they are brought into the present time with the clarity to take the appropriate next step for themselves.

"...The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear...we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness..."

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

I look forward to speaking with you to help you along your path to happiness in life. Be assured of my commitment in giving you an exceptional reading delivered with straightforwardness and integrity.

Wishing you an abundance of Health, Wealth, Happiness and Love!
Vanessa Castro