Why Telluride… You Ask? Well, it is one of the first places where I was completely and irreversibly inspired to follow the unknown. You see, I was in Telluride with my then husband, for a corporate meeting and retreat. While he was in meetings, I was just learning how to snowboard and could only heel side, which meant I was tired most of the time trying to get down the hill. Plus, my ex husband was learning how to fly, so he loved having to take a mountain flight from Denver to Telluride and the fact that the landing strip was angled up towards landing planes. So, I ventured out one day on the slopes to get the best picture I could of the landing strip for him. It was beautiful the way it’s set out like a cliff angled up to the sky, greeting planes as they landed while still in the air.
You can see this coming, when I didn’t know that I could lift down the mountain on the gondola or ski lifts so I went out as far as I could to get a great picture, and then got exhausted trying to get home on the snow going painfully slow. Finally, on one such fall to the snow on my knees, I got a sharp shooting pain that eventually led to a swollen knee.
The urgent care unit kept doing a weird test on my knee and then saying, She tore her ACL. To that, I was horrified! That’s THE worst! The next day, while in a knee brace and on meds, I was sent to the Spa for the corporate Ski Day. For some reason, someone had told me about getting a Reiki appointment at the Golden Door and the thought excited me since I’d never had an appointment like that before. I figured Reiki was new and different and I wanted to see what it was like.
I called the Red Door spa and asked for a certain lady, that was also suggested and the person booking the apppointments was aghast, when she said, She books up months in advance, I doubt there will be anything for you. But I’ll look. Hmmm, she says, Well lookie here, there was a last minute cancellation so there is an appointment available for you today. Great, I said, That’s MY appointment and took it.
Excitedly, I made it to the Spa and was led to her room for the appointment that seemed dark, but on bright white tile and as I layed down on the table that felt like a gurney because of the blankets on top of metal. The lady was like Glenda the Good Witch as she floated around to me, as she guided me to the table. She didn’t walk. She flowed.
Laying down, she says, Have you ever had a Reiki appointment before? I said, No, but I am definitely open and ready for a new experience. She smiles, and as I am laying back on the table, she can see that my left knee is swollen and in a brace, when she suggests that we take off the brace for the appointment. I took it off and then she floats down to my feet saying, Let me just put my hands on your big toes and see how open you really are. She puts her hands on my big toes and all I felt was a huge warm wave of water rolling through my feet to my legs and all the way through my body, as she releases my toes, and says, Yes, looks like you are open!
She floats around my table and then sits behind my head as I doze off trying to stay away as the floating continues inside my body. Then, before I know it, she is waking me up. Sandy, you are going to feel a bit woozie and light. What I need for you to do is go down the hall to the spa and step your feet into the water. This will ground you immediately. Take your time getting there, but make sure you put your feet in the water.
She is helping me sit up on the table when I notice that my knees are the exactly same size, and looking started, she says to me, You didn’t tear your ACL. Your knee will be just fine. Just have a doctor look at it when you get home. The swelling was completely gone and as I looked surprisingly at her, she just gently smiled and floated on around me to help me stand up. She is holding onto me, as we both start to float towards the door.
She points me down the hall, Thanking me for being so open and enjoying my first Reiki session, when she leaves me as I continue floating away from her. By now she is waving and smiling good bye, before I turn to look ahead and see the empty women’s lockerroom, which I have all to myself. Then, I see the spa entrance and continue floating into the room as the door automatically opens. The spa seems spacious and guilded with shiny tiles and a vaulted ceiling with day light peaking through the windows, and as I walk up the stairs I come to a stop at the top. Looking around at the beautiful spa full of bubbling water and knowing that no one else is there, I immediately remember to ask about Forest. Forest the Fairy.
You see, my Aunt had seen a ghost at the end of her bed one morning, and was scared about the experience. At the time I was teaching spinning at Lake Austin Spa Resort on Sundays and when I told a friend who worked at the Spa about my Aunt’s experience, she said, Oh, she needs to meet Jackie, the Angelic Reader. What? Angelic Reader? What’s that? Well, I got Jackie’s number and called her to schedule my own reading for my birthday. It was coming up and I always did something new and special on my birthday. Then, my mother wanted to join me, so she did.
We spent an hour or so at Jackie’s as she told us about our angels and guides and what they were trying to share with us. Jackie had said, that I had three big fabulous, laughing ladies as angels and guides and that there was one more fairy, but his name was Forest. And she didn’t know if he was good or evil and that bugged me. What are you saying exactly? I asked Jackie. She said, Fairies can shape shift and go back and forth, but I shouldn’t worry about it even though he was not accepted by the three angels.
So, before I stepped into the bubbling beautiful water, I said out loud, Forest, Are you evil? And as clear as I can hear mother nature, I heard a voice behind my left ear say, Yess! And it surprised me, but I wasn’t scared. Remember I am fully filled with light and feel like floating because I am so light. But right then and there I said with conviction, Well, then, Forest, you can just be on your own way because we don’t need you anymore, I don’t want you here anymore, you can GO! And with that last word, I threw myself into the spa with a splash!
And like that I was snapped back into the reality of living on the planet. Being so full of energy and connected to everything expanding felt so wonderful and now I felt human and grounded to the earth. I was back to walking. The floating time was over. And I wasn’t scared for myself because I had experienced so much love and connectness from my first Reiki appointment that I was forever changed. Plus, my knee felt and looked perfectly fine. Plus, from the spa, there was a small square window and it was the perfect view of the landing strip. I took a picture. See, I told those doctors that I didn’t tear my ACL and I was right. That was another big experience for me to know how I felt even though the doctors put me in a brace and sent me off to get an MRI completed when I got home. I knew it. It’s fine.
For the longest time I never told anyone this story. The fact that I did hear a response from Forest from behind my left ear, seriously kind of freaked me out. All I knew was that I had to state my intention with spirits and remind them that I am living on this earth, not them. And that they were just visiting me, for reasons I still didn’t understand.
At this time in my life, I am trying to have children and also learning that I was one of nine women, at the time, that had a predetermined genetic transolocation in chromosomes 8 and 18 that kept me from becoming a mom. And this became a struggle within my marriage especially since we got everything else we’d ever wanted. Why couldn’t we have our own family?
When I got back home to Austin, Texas I had to get an appointment in an open MRI and that’s when I found out that I had a slight tear in my medial meniscus. Years later, after cycling and teaching pilates, I would have to have 20% of the medial meniscus removed. But by then, I’d also have had Jackie over to read my entire families angels from futon in the living room. We were all there, and she was reading us all at the same time. My cousins, Aunt, mother were all there to learn more about the energy that surrounds us all the time and even today, Jackie is still in my life. She moved to Boulder, after we moved to Evergreen and even now, she still teaches yoga but doesn’t offer anymore readings. She didn’t like giving people bad news, she says.
Even during my divorce while living in Geneva, I’d call her to see what was going on with my marriage and she would tell me to get my finances under control because he was already hiding accounts and pretending as if he was never married and I didn’t exist.
Hearing from Forest was one of many experiences that I couldn’t believe for a long time and rarely told anyone. That is until more and more experiences kept unfolding around me until I woke up to my own energy super powers. Being around me means that your life is going to get moving. You get increased clarity and inner strength to change what’s going on in your life and you start to figure out new opportunities to get those things done that make you happyest. From coughing up what could have become a tumor in my lungs on my first day of Panchakarma, after chugging down a warm glass full of water and ghee, to facing a certain way to promote enhanced growth in my career path as prescribed by Feng Shui, I can feel the energy around my furniture and even germs from old sofas. I’ve become ultra sensitive.
My gift is to mentor and coach using Theta healing, Meridian Tapping and even channeling feelings you are to close to realizing. From clearing your house of unwanted and old stagnant energy, and energy from past relationships and lovers, everything in your possession affects you. For years I went through my things and if they reminded me of anything sad or negative, then they were donated. Then, I had a one year rule, where if I didn’t use it or think about it within one year, then it had to go. Plus, I finally gave away the necklace that my ex gave me during my final birthday celebration with him where he waited just to tell me he wanted a divorce, that I found out was the same style of necklace he had purchased for his new girlfriend. Yes, he actually just bought two of the same thing. He was trying to live a dual life since he could never do anything by himself. He never had the courage to be truly honest with me. Even today, more than nine years after my birthday where he was able to say with conviction that he wanted a divorce, he has never once shared the truth about the end of our marriage, and I only with him the best. Yet, I know emotionally catastrophic incidences in peoples’ lives never just go away. They manifest themselves into something deeper and more hidden like sickness and dis-ease with one’s life. At least until the energetic experience caught up in the body is truly released and allowed to be healed. All of my experiences have excelled my bodies ability to heal itself and to mirror, guide and support transformative experiences for my friends, classes and clients.
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