I was living in Pittsburgh at the time. I had wanted a Reiki Business for 2 or 3 years. I'll never forget that day. I was listening to my Reiki teacher's guided Reiki meditation, and she said, "All you have to do is ask your guide and angels for the next step." With my three month son, Reiley, on my lap, I asked my guides what the next step was. I heard "quit and hospice." I was supposed to be going back to my advertising representative job three months after that. Instead, I felt like a giant hand was on my back, pushing me to have conversations. Moving me to quit. Discussions with my husband at the time about leaving a lucrative sales career. Though he wasn't thrilled with my choice, and we both liked the income I was making at the time. The push on my back was so strong that he supported my vision.
I also had a conversation with my parents. As much as they were apprehensive, she supported my decision also. She said, "This is why you went to college. So you can have options." She was right. Having a college degree was nice, but at that moment, I wanted to help others and be a full-time Mom to my little boy (now 11 years old). I could always fall back on my degree if this business didn't work out.
I followed what I heard and looked into volunteering as a Reiki practitioner at a local hospice. Those next six months were a beautiful experience and helped birth my career as a healer and medium. Being around people who were on the verge of dying 2 or 3 days from the time I met them was uncomfortable. But it was also amazing to hear how Reiki affected the patients each time I visited it. The nurses noticed a shift in the patients. They were calmer and more accepting of where they were in life. Volunteering at the hospice allowed me to see the power of Reiki. If it could calm someone days away from dying who would have usually been very scared, there was something HUGE to Reiki. Reiki allowed them to come back to their inner light. For some reason, they had left their inner light behind and needed Reiki to reconnect them to the light, helping them have a peaceful dying experience.
A few months later, more gifts started appearing in my life; my 3rd Eye Psychic Surgery dream happened a little later. I finally found an office space to do readings out of. This beautiful healing center was in Highland Park, a beautiful part of Pittsburgh with large mansions and a beautiful vibe. This office space was just what I needed. It had this gorgeous blue paint on the walls. I only rented 10 hours a week, but it was PERFECT for what I needed. It was a perfect place to do Reiki sessions rather than doing them in my home with a 1-year-old.
Thank God I trusted my guidance back in October 2012. Thank God I didn't listen to the nay-sayers saying it would be impossible to start a healing business. I am where I am today because I listened to my inner guidance. I loved my healing business. It has brought me tons of joy over the years. I do not regret taking the steps I did ten years ago.
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