In late July of 2015 I was at home visiting with my husband and a friend when I experienced a severe stroke.
I was unaware of any hints the brain aneurysms we’re developing I was just visiting and talking and the next thing I remember is being on a gurney in a hospital or an ambulance. Thankfully my husband had some medical training from the military as well as Reiki, he acted immediately and got rapid medical help. He started giving me Reiki immediately. We both have been working with Reiki for over 30 years so we were both aware that Reiki energy was active and it helped us remain calm.
My next clear memory was being on a gurney and wondering why this was happening to me? I was thinking I was eating well, doing Reiki and exercising. I remember asking ‘why’? The answer I heard from somewhere was “you used to be a doer, now you are becoming an allower”. That has been coming more and more clear as I continue to heal.
You see before this experience, I had been serving as a director of Licensed Reiki teacher training for the International Center of Reiki Training for 25 years. It was my job to insure that the intention of the Center and guidelines were upheld by all new and experienced teachers.
Now I have been given the responsibility of the “executive director” and the job I had done was being distributed by among a team of experienced teachers. In my opinion, they are doing an excellent job of helping the Reiki community grow, and upholding the principles of the Center. I was absolutely a doer, becoming an allower of that job being done.
There are so many examples of allowing rather than doing that I am aware of now.
So back to the day the stroke happened. The emergency workers, the medical teams, and my husband all seemed so “tuned in” to exactly what was needed in the moment. All the tests the doctors gave me indicated I had a 2 percent chance of survival. On a side note, I am so grateful that they stated my odds in the positive rather than saying there was a 98 percent chance of me NOT surviving. Let’s pause for a minute and realize how powerful using language that explains our intended outcome actually is. I have referred to it as using “intentional language”
As I am continuing the process of healing, the fact that healing is very different than just “curing”. So much more has been happening in this process. I was in a coma for 3 weeks and also paralyzed on my left side. I could neither walk nor talk. Thanks to excellent medical care and various therapies, I am typing this testimonial now.
We were living in Sedona Arizona when this happened. Sedona is a small town in northern Arizona. We were an hour from Flagstaff and 2 hours from Phoenix. So medical treatment required was not conveniently nearby. We ended up moving to Phoenix for a couple of years and I was participating in Daily therapy at a facility called Therapy Without Walls. I was assigned a team of therapists who helped me in a variety of ways. We have recently relocated back to Sedona. Here we are reinventing my therapy to include doctors, yoga, acupuncture, Reiki, and physical training at a gym with a trainer.
I really intend this article to be inspirational for those who are healing as well as for people who serve the medical, Reiki, therapeutic and emergency worker communities. It is because of them that I am here to tell this story. I am so thankful for the work of the teams that have joined together to help me experience life continuing.
Before this all happened I use to think that healing was a goal, now I realize that it is a process.
Laurelle Gaia
Laurelle Gaia a student, a teacher, practitioner and facilitator of the healing arts. Served as a healer in the National Institute of Health’s Glioblastoma Research project. (a 3 year study on the effects distant healing has on the quality of life for patients with this rare form of brain cancer.) A Professional Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). Served as the Director of the ICRT Licensed Reiki Master teacher training program for about 25 years. In this capacity I have developed training programs and been a mentor for many of the other ICRT teachers. Author Infinite Spectrum Color Healing Course, Sacred Circles, Be Peace Now, Reiki Crystal Healing and The Book on Karuna Reiki. Currently developing the Facebook group based on the book called The Butterfly Squads.
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