Your Reiki Teachers
Laurelle Gaia, Michael Baird & Arthur Baird
Laurelle Gaia & Michael Baird
Following Our Hearts
“By listening to our hearts and following those inner promptings we have been guided to share our gifts of healing, communication, love and inner peace with people all around the world. Reiki has been one of the greatest blessings in our life. It was thru Reiki and a magical tropical experience on the Big Island of Hawaii, under the full Wesak moon, that we became best friends and life partners. We share our passion for health, wellness, peace, and being of service to humanity.”
Founder & Teacher
I am Michael and I have been practicing Usui Reiki since 1989, Karuna Reiki since 1999 and Holy Fire Reiki since February of 2014. I have found them to be powerful tools for healing and spiritual growth. I am a retreat facilitator, practitioner of the healing arts, and a middle eastern drummer.
I have developed special drum-making workshops for healers, and created the Reiki Drumming shamanic healing technique. Drumming and Reiki assist me in attuning to my higher self, listening to my Divine guidance, and following my heart. I am the Executive Director of ICRT LMRT Program, a Professional Licensed Holy Fire® Reiki Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training, a member of the Sound Healer’s Associated, and affiliated with ISSSEEM.
Arthur has been around sound and Reiki his entire life, but started his formalized training in healing techniques at age 11 in 1999. He completed his Usui Reiki Master training in 2006. Arthur is now a Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki®, Usui Reiki, Reiki Drumming and a ReikiSonics™ Teacher.
Arthur has been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and a presenter at the International Reiki Retreat.
I am Laurelle and for more than 30 years (since 1989), I have been a student, a teacher, practitioner and facilitator of the healing arts. I 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.)
As a Professional Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). I have 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.
We offer CEUS for many professionals. I have helped to educate and motivate others to become successful with their respective Reiki businesses in the USA and internationally. I operate an active Reiki practice, with clients and students in Sedona, AZ. I facilitate Reiki training, as well as Reiki Crystal Healing, and Reiki-Sound Healing (ReikiSonics) programs in Sedona, and worldwide.
I have personally practiced Reiki as part of my own therapy and physical healing from a nearly deadly episode of brain aneurysms. I am healing as I write this bio.
I have authored Infinite Spectrum Color Healing Course, Sacred Circles, Be Peace Now, Reiki Crystal Healingand The Book on Karuna Reiki. I am currently developing the Facebook group based on the book that I have recently written, called The Butterfly Squads.
These books and courses help us further understand and develop our subtle energy system, soul level chakras, and how to harmonize with the Earth. Since 1994 I have served as Director of Teacher Licensing for the ICRT, and have served as a regular writer for Reiki News Magazine, since it’s inception.
More About Laurelle & Infinite Light Healing Studies Center
All Things are Energy
I have a soul level knowing that all things are energy, even peace. I have seen firsthand how prayer and Reiki can change the energy of a human being so much that radical chemo therapy treatments have little side effect. I have seen Reiki set a broken bone, and heal a burn before my eyes. I don’t just believe in the power of spiritual energy to transform I know it to be so. I am convinced that we can utilize what we have learned about Reiki for healing humans and apply it to raising the vibration of the collective consciousness and work together to co-create the promised “age of peace”.
My Healing Practice
In my healing practice I work with a variety of chronic illnesses, like cancer, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. I also work with survivors of multiple types of abuse, adults and children. Many people come to me for the simple aches and pains of everyday life, to relieve stress and sometimes just to find a little serenity in a safe haven. Often my clients come to me to help them get more deeply in touch with their inner guidance and more focused on their purpose in life.
I am honored to serve the International Center for Reiki Training as the Director of Teacher Licensing, assisting student teachers as they progress through our program. It brings me great joy to assist such wonderful healing spirits. I learn so much working with this great group of people. As a licensed teacher I have traveled extensively around the world teaching classes.
In 1995 I felt the need to organize a group of Reiki practitioners and teachers from a variety of schools, to focus on promoting harmony in our Reiki community. The day after I established that intent, a wonderful woman, another Reiki Master from a different school, “poofed” into my life. Together we co-founded our local healing group United in Healing. The group has grown into a beautiful network of healing practitioners who work together for community outreach and service projects, and support one another on our personal healing paths.
My Personal Healing
When I found Reiki, or Reiki found me, I had been diagnosed with clinical depression. I owned an established computer graphic business, was a workaholic, and a momaholic. I tried to be everything for everybody and left nothing for myself. So to make a long story short, I became burned out, or “hit the wall” as they say in the graphic biz.
Reiki helped me balance my energies again. When I first studied Reiki, I thought I was learning it to be able to heal everyone else. Little did I know that Reiki had other plans for me. The first two years with Reiki I went through an intense healing of repressed anger, and emotions. Reiki helped me begin to understand who I am for the first time in my adult life. I had allowed the world around me to lead me into the “Land of Forgotten Purpose” for many years.
A Prayer From An 8 Year Old Heart … Became My Quest
You see I really knew at a very young age that this work is why I was called to the planet at this time. When I was 8 years old I decided it was time to become a responsible person, and of course responsible people have a plan for their lives. So I began to wonder what I should do with my life. Well “coincidentally” my grandmother had just given me a Bible. She said, “Honey, if you ever have any questions about life, all the answers are in this book”. Well I thought this was wonderful, I would just look myself up in this book and find out what I would do when I grew up. Guess what, the book didn’t even have my name in it.
As I diligently searched the Bible for the answer to my question I became mesmerized by the stories of Jesus doing healing. I proudly announced to my family that “When I grow up I am going to travel around the world, and help heal people, and teach them that they can do this to”. Ooops…wrong thing to say. The response was, “That’s very nice honey, but you can’t do that, only Jesus can.” “Oh no” I said, “It says right here (in John) these things I do you can do and even greater.” “I know that’s what it says, but that’s not what it means”.
So for various reasons, I allowed my inner knowing of my life’s purpose to be blocked when I was just 8 years old. But not before I had a little conversation with God. I said “God, I really want to help people like Jesus did, they say I can’t, but the Bible says I can. So I guess if I am supposed to do this you’ll figure it out and show me someday”.
That prayer was completely released and forgotten, but looking back, I was guided from that moment on. I was guided through good times and tough times. Sometimes I made the easy choice, and sometimes I made harder ones. But somehow, God helped me find my way to live the answer to the prayer of an 8 year old with a dream.
I wish you peace and many blessings.
As in the light of the Creator… We See Only Love,