On the full moon of January 18, 2003, I made a request to the Universe. I stated that I wanted to be helping thousands of people heal and discover their inner treasure chest of gifts and live their dream. On March 8, 2003, I received my Reiki Master Certificate.
Exactly one year later on January 18, 2004, the Universe gave me a "sign". It was a symbolic cross made by the rising sun. I physically shook with "knowing" and excitement that capturing this picture was going to be very meaningful to me. I "knew" during the middle of 2005 that this picture would be on the cover of my first book that I had not even thought of writing yet.
Two years and one day later on January 19, 2005, I started my transformational "journey" inside myself to learn how to first heal myself and then with that experience be able to help others heal. I became ill with an environmental illness (E.I.) and electromagnetic frequency illness (EMF illness). Within 2 weeks of the exposure I had to quit working. Within 6 weeks of the exposure I was unable to walk by myself. feed myself. and I started having seizures. I could not be around other people, go to any public places, or be near electrical devices such as tv and cell phones. I was at death's door yet again in my life. During the long hard seven years of healing myself of these two illnesses I became a new and different person from how I had been living.
I was raised on a farm where I became very attuned with nature. I am always totally rejuvenated to be in the wide open country, wooded areas, quiet mountains, and secluded beach areas on Mother Earth. I learned very young in life because of my strong Empath abilities to not discuss the extrasensory things I knew, heard, saw and felt because they were not accepted and so I started suppressing them.
I was always drawn toward healing and alternative health care as early as in my teens. I learned all about nutrition and supplements and how they can play a role in healing the physical body as I learned how to work with my own migraines and PMS symptoms. I completed my Reiki 1 on July 16, 1997, and my Reiki II on November 13, 1997. I have been doing healing work for well over 20 years.
By my late thirties and forties I was searching for more in life. I was the proud mother of two beautiful intelligent children which I had always "known" I would have and that they would be close in age with the male being the oldest. They were twelve months and eleven days apart. I also "knew" I would be single at age 50 and have very short hair which I couldn't really fathom that happening but it has. My ego had always said I would never have grey hair, it would always be kept colored. See what the ego knows?
After my complete healing by 2012, I am now able to do what I dreamed of and requested of the Universe on January 18, 2003. I have claimed and fully use my gifts as a Healer, Channel, Empath, Mandala Artist, and Intuitive with Clair Cognizant, Clair Audient, Clair Sentience, and Clair Voyance abilities. I have also written a self-help book about my journey entitled "Red Wine & Cigarettes". It is a self-help book on escaping thought seduction and finding your one lost love. My next book is "Red Wine & Roses". A book on self-love.
This is the untouched original photo that I took while slowly driving on iced over roads aiming my camera out the passenger window not knowing if I had this spectacular picture in the viewfinder or not until I got home that evening. It was taken at 6:36 a.m. on January 18, 2004, in Anna, Illinois.