I have some exciting news to share, but also a confession.
I have lied.
A BIG lie.
But before I share it, let me back up a bit.
As many of you know, my son had a horrible accident last year. I have grown so much from the experience. It has completely changed me, and I’m still finding my way. In this country, when a woman gives birth to a baby, her own needs are pushed aside and ignored. In my experience, the same is true when a child gets severely ill, has an accident or has special needs. (Any special needs parent knows EXACTLY what I am talking about! Let me say it this way: even at age 2 my energetic typical son was way easier to care for than my 8 year old daughter).
I have been super unwell since his accident. For the first few weeks of being in the ICU with him, I didn’t eat and barely slept, all the while running back and forth from the hospital to home to also take care of my 2 daughters. My girls needed more than my husband and I could give while our son was in the ICU, on a feeding tube and lots of meds with no end in sight of when he could come home, just a serious surgery looming.
Even a year after the accident, I still had symptoms of PTSD. I woke up most nights, more than once, hearing phantom cries from the kids’ rooms. A babysitter shut my son’s finger in a door (it hurt, but he was fine!) and when he cried out she said I went white as a ghost and could only scream one word over and over, while shaking. Definitely not a normal response.
As I continued to care and heal my son (with essential oils, ointments, creams, red light therapy, his compression garment, doctors’ visits, etc.) and be a constant caretaker to my special needs daughter (not to mention a present Mom for my 6 year old too), I was fading. As a health coach, I was aware at how my health was declining rapidly, but wasn’t making progress with the tools at my disposal.
But finally, I can sleep more than 2-3 hours a night and I’m excited to share why!
First, though… back to the lie I alluded to in the beginning: for over a decade I have been a holistic health & wellness coach and while that is true it has also been a big lie.
I thought I was a holistic health & wellness coach because I deal with the WHOLE body – the nutrition aspect, the physical fitness part, the life/work balance, spirituality, etc. But the BIG LIE is: I never knew how to heal the energetic side. Most DISeases & illness stem from emotional issues and THAT is where energetic healing comes into play.
To help heal myself, I have done (and continue to do) red light therapy at night in bed, infrared sauna about 4-5 times a week (in my own home since I don’t have time or energy to go elsewhere) and an online Pilates class a few mornings a week. But I also started seeking out energy healers, first for my son when he was in the ICU, but later for myself. It made a world of difference. So much so, that I felt drawn to learn all I could about these amazing modalities.
I’m excited to share that I am now a Reiki Level 2 energy healer myself! I followed this path to help heal myself and my kids, but a fabulous side-effect is I can now truly be a HOLISTIC and WHOLE-istic health coach, with more tools and modalities at my disposal!
The very first person I practiced on was my 6 year old, when she was sick. I put my heart into it, but felt defeated because I thought it didn’t do anything. But that’s the subtleness and beauty of this healing. It’s not always noticeable or apparent, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. The next night, out of nowhere, my daughter came to me asking for another healing session because she found it helped and was so calming and relaxing. I was shocked! Her eyes were closed the whole time and I wasn’t even sure she noticed me there with her. My kids, including my special needs daughter, have asked for it many times since. They even credit the peaceful energy it’s brought to the house with calming the local wildlife. (The deer who are unfazed when we’re nearby and the squirrels & birds who calmly approach the screen door all seem to agree. We even found a deer sleeping on our front lawn!)
Even though I’ve been a certified Reiki healer for many months now, there’s a very special reason I’m sharing this with you all today, 8/8: it’s the Lion’s Gate portal!
This is considered to be the most powerful day of the astrological year. Why? Well, it’s the alignment of the Leo sun and the star Sirius (no, not Satellite radio – the brightest star in the sky!). 8/8 is a day where we have access to our true potential and has been a powerful portal since ancient times. In numerology, 8/8 (one of my favorite numbers – I was born on the 8th day!) also symbolizes infinite abundance and desires.
So as I share my exciting news and what I have been up to, I also welcome you to meditate or journal on what YOU want to manifest in the next year. What do you want in your life?
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
To celebrate this exciting journey and accomplishment, I’m having a limited-time sale on Reiki sessions (done in the comfort of your own home, wherever that is!)