Working as a wellness facilitator and teacher is very fulfilling…a gift, really, that I cherish. Sometimes, wonderful surprises in the form of testimonials sweeten the experience even more. Here is a sampling:

Akashic Classes

  • “The best metaphysical or holistic healing class I’ve ever taken!” (Tonya F.)
  • “Maria is an outstanding teacher! She made the class warm and inviting, which made it extremely easy to participate and interact with other students. The entire weekend was held with loving space and I left the course feeling more connected to others and myself than I did before. If you are even slightly curious about the Akashic Records, as I was, I highly recommend learning to access and read the records, guided by Maria! This is a wonderful resource for understanding, growth, healing and self-acceptance!” (Yolanda W.)
  • “I have studied many different energy work fields and find each to be very educational. Maria is a very good instructor and the studies have just lead me further in the direction that I want to go. I want to thank Maria; it was exceptional.” (Marilyn Hritzuk, your Canadian student)
  • “Thanks so much for coming to Spirit Quest Center! We very much appreciate your being here and offering classes. Each and every student was thrilled with the class. We’ve been hearing raves! Please keep us in mind for any future events. We’d love to have you back.” (Chris & Ginger Pennell)
  • “Life transforming class! Amazing weekend filled with learning, fun, guidance, and a greater understanding of life! I recommend Maria’s class to anyone who would like to have a greater understanding of who they are, why they are here and how their life can be even better on all levels!” (Holly Tettemer Hawkins, Akasha Healing Studio & Class Host)
  • “What a truly wonderful class. What a great teacher! We all had fun, learned really important life changing information, healed on various levels, got to laugh and share with other great people and came away better than we were when we started.” (Paul M.)
  • “The class was awesome!” (Catherine R.)
  • “Thank you for teaching this class and for the compassion, patience and love that you hold for all of your students.” (Marta A.)
  • “I am so grateful to you for facilitating this incredibly wonderful class. You are perfect in your guidance and compassionate in your teaching. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!” (Stephana Johnson)
  • “Great class! I learned to see myself through forgiving eyes. Recommend anyone who wants to get in touch with their issues to have a look at the Records.” (Nina G.)
  • “Thank you much for this opportunity! I so enjoyed your wisdom and sense of humor. This is such an uplifting & helpful step on my path.” (Mary McKenney)

Akashic Readings

  • I just felt a strong urge to give you a big, super heartfelt Thank You!! I feel seen & heard by you and my MTLO’s in a way that I don’t think I ever really have. I understand that it can be quite uncomfortable being exposed to the deep pain of another & I can clearly see that most folks just don’t have the capacity for it or the ability to stay with it for a sec so it can be registered, acknowledged, and released. It’s hard, I know. Over the years I have felt myself get smaller & smaller until I almost disappeared. And in some cases, without meaning to, people have had a tendency to make things worse by being sort of puzzled that I haven’t made more progress, gotten past all this stuff, you know? It’s helped so much that you and my MTLO’s recognize how hard it is to get through all of this, that it’s taken a great deal of effort to get this far. It is so validating & encouraging to know that you get it. So knowing that change is actually occurring & that I really am getting somewhere with all of this, really healing, is huge! (Sue Reeves)
  • “Thanks for the reading. I loved it! I think it’ll prove to be life changing. The word that comes to mind is “relief”. It’s nice to feel that I am enough and that holding frequency is important in and of itself…Thanks again.” (Weston Bourque)
  • Maria is a gifted communicator with a warm and delighting energy! I recently had my first Akashic reading with her and left her home excited, enthusiastic, and with a great sense of peace. Her guidance and encouragement during the reading was excellent and the wisdom/knowledge I was able to access is priceless. I definitely recommend her services to anyone considering this unique form of self exploration and discovery!” (Nena)
  • “I wanted to let you know that our son is absolutely fine…he is back to normal and it is a miracle. I can’t even begin to tell you what a difference your session made…and because of our session I had the confidence to stand firm and ask my husband to take this huge leap of faith as we had planned. I can’t think of many things we as parents wouldn’t have done about a month and a half ago to ensure that we are where we are today. And so thankful that we are here. Thank you SO much-again and again and again!” (Texas Mom)
  • “Thank you for that wonderful and insightful reading and I did receive the audio. I have started implementing some of the things we talked about yesterday such as “living in the moment”. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” (P, Chemist)

Reconnective Healing

  • “I’m still doing okay after our three sessions in 2011. The onerous and long-standing respiratory problems have not returned. (I’d had them for years and had gone to three doctors who were not able to help me.) They disappeared the night after that first Reconnection session in Austin. (D.C., Publisher)
  • “You are an energy elixer!” (Anne R.)
  • “Throughout the four month roller coaster ride of this illness, I spoke many times each day with Maria. Distance healing sessions were performed as directed by my son’s Higher Self. Maria was always assisted during these sessions by many beings in the Archangel realm. She frequently received messages from them regarding his healing. My son and I repeatedly called on the angels for healing during this time. With Maria’s assistance, we both felt their loving, healing presence. The angels helped me to find courage, strength, optimism and clarity I was not aware I possessed. Our story truly shows the existence of a divine, loving, higher source that does listen to our prayers. This journey would have been even more petrifying without the help and guidance we received from Maria and the angels. I am eternally grateful.” (Jacklyn Hopkins, Esquire, distance sessions for son)
  • “Within a few days, Precious turned a corner. She had been really, really sick for over two months. The projectile vomiting stopped. She started perking up when she heard the cat food can top pop off. She started retaining the fluid I was giving her. Yay! It’s a few months later now. Precious is getting downright chunky. She is playing with the new kittens we rescued and crawling on our laps on the couch. She eats like a champ, purrs in the sun spots, and has shiny fur.” (MJ Jirik Wong, distance session for her cat)
  • “This is a complete turnaround from being in a coma, pneumonia, and near kidney failure. I would recommend Reconnective Healing to anyone willing to be open to alternative healing. (Stefan M., distance session for sister)
  • “You took the thorn out of my paw!” (Ronda Allen, Certified Massage Therapist)
  • “Maria Benning changed my life!” (Angie Rockett, Professional Weaver) Note: Angie’s response to this work reflects a quote from Dr. Pearl: “If you’re lucky, your healing will come in the form you anticipate. If you’re really lucky, your healing will come in a form you’ve not even dreamed of—one which the Universe specifically has in mind for you.”)
  •  “I have a sense of being more in tune with a higher consciousness and am more willing to ask for guidance. I’ve allowed my life to slow down drastically, to uncover areas of hurt that need to be addressed. I’m not as afraid as I used to be. I’m more open to the possibilities of healing the parts that need to be healed. The Reconnection is part of my journey towards that healing.” (Sharon S, Software Engineer)
  • “My mind is more clear and open. My chronic fatigue and brain fog, which had been slowly getting better, are almost gone. I now experience mental clarity and my short term memory has improved greatly. I have more energy throughout the day. I sleep better thru the night and I’ve been dreaming more often and more vividly. My mind is definitely clearer.” (Benjamin J.)
  • “I have a very painful condition, fibromyalgia, which I’ve had for many years. After the session, I started to feel energetic on my walk back home and I noticed a sharp pain in my neck gradually disappearing. Over the next several days the neck pain disappeared completely and I felt quite a bit more energetic. I started walking twice as far on my daily strolls—two miles instead of one. Maria gave me a blast of positive energy I am still feeling.” (Susan Coggins, Aura Imaging)
  • “I attribute the presence of Jesus to your work, as well as my constant prayer and support from friends and family helping me. The events of those days were miraculous.” (April W.)
  • “After receiving The Reconnection from Maria, I stopped smoking—a 46 year habit! I recommend it to everyone.” (Betty Austin, Artist)