HOW I CAME TO BE DOING WHAT I DO:
Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that at age 55, my life would take such a 360 degree turn. Having worked in about every field imaginable (secretary and executive secretary, X-Ray Lab where I was the receptionist and in charge of medical billing and medical transcribing, retail store manager, retail sales clerk, college student, Medical Assistant, Real Estate Agent, Professional Quiltmaker, and T’ai Chi & Qigong Instructor, and more, who would have thought that a major illness would turn my life upside down, and lead me on a path that I never would have even imagined was possible.
T’ai Chi Ch’uan came to me at a very low point in my life, and led me back to health and sanity. I still practice it today, almost 35 years later. I felt compelled to teach it to help others who were suffering just as I was, and to spread the word that you don’t have to suffer with no energy or stamina, anxiety and depression, barely alive, T’ai Chi can change your life! Learning and teaching T’ai Chi led me into the world of Qigong, and then into the world of healers.
One day in class my T’ai Chi teacher announced she would be retiring and asked who would like to take over for her. I piped up and said I would, and everyone in class agreed (by that time I had been studying with her for many years and was already teaching elsewhere). She took me aside and asked me if I knew that teaching Tai Chi was doing healing work (T’ai Chi is a form of Chinese Medicine just like Qigong and Acupuncture). I was stunned. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew it was on some level (other women in the class reported improvement in blood work, blood pressure, flexibility, stamina, balance, and one even reported healing going on from a serious chronic disease) but understanding and acknowledging that this was what was going on just wasn’t on my radar.
Then one of my classmates became Reiki and I had a session with her and had a knowing that I just had to become Reiki too. I quickly found a teacher, became attuned, and began channeling Reiki. Again, I had a knowing that I was to take all the levels of training and become a teacher of Reiki.
Then, once again destiny had other plans for me. Our home in Illinois was found to contain very high levels of toxic mold, and we were forced to sell it and move, ending up in a totally different state, something I never would even imagine doing just few short years before. I fell into a job situation shortly after moving to Wisconsin that not only provided me with much needed income and connections of people on the same path, but wholeheartedly embraced my dreams of doing Reiki sessions and teaching Reiki, and T’ai Chi and Qigong classes locally.
My once minimal intuitive abilities blossomed and have become more and more a part of my life and work with Reiki. I now embrace my gifts as a Psychic Medium. These gifts come alive in all the work I do and continue to grow.
Early on when we moved here, I joined a Psychic Playgroup led by “Angel Gal” Wendy, a graduate of Dr. Doreen Virtue‘s Mediumship Mentoring Program, Professional Spiritual Teacher Training Course, and Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner ™, who taught me and some of friends how to do Angel Card Readings. I became a Certified Angel Card Reader through Doreen Virtue and Hay House in October of 2013. I also studied Mediumship for a year at the Spiritualist Church in Madison, Wisc., and was a Spiritual Healer there.
I continue to take more classes to hone my skills and add new ones. I’ve met so many wonderful and amazing people along the way and have experienced some of the most profound meditative states I’ve ever known. I am amazed daily at how far I have come as a healer and practitioner. I know I am finally on my soul’s true path, and it’s the best feeling in the world.