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Laurelle Shanti Gaia
Senior Reiki Master/Teacher,
Holy Fire III, Executive Director of Licensed Reiki
Master Teacher Program and ICRT Mentor Teacher

Laurelle Gaia Reiki Master Teacher

Laurelle is a clairvoyant healer and has 30 years experience working with energy healing including 25 years experience with Reiki. Laurelle works full time as a practitioner, teacher, writer and promoter of Reiki and universal healing. She is author of "Be Peace Now," the "Infinite Spectrum Course in Color Healing," "The Book On Karuna Reiki®".

Laurelle also served as a healer for the Glioblastoma Distant Healing Research Project for the California Pacific Medical Center, and served as a founding member of the Council for Healing.

Laurelle and her husband, Michael Baird, live and primarily teach in Sedona, Arizona. They operate three healing centers there; Peace Place the Reiki Center of Sedona, Crystal & Sound Healing Center, and Crystal Enlightenment on the Creek.

Laurelle's Story

Hi, my name is Laurelle Gaia (pronounced Lor-ell Guy-a).

I make my home in Sedona, Arizona. This is a magical, mystical place. Sedona is known around the world as a very sacred area, with many beautiful red rock formations, petroglyphys, ancient ruins, and areas where the earth has formed powerful accumulations of energy that many believe to be healing. Each of these are called a vortex. The energy here is very supportive of spiritual work. I enjoy the serenity, the crystal clean air and the 320 plus days of annual sunshine. When people ask why I decided to live here, all I can say is that I followed my heart. I love to facilitate classes here because students have an opportunity to study Reiki, plus explore Sedona. There is something for everyone here, vortex tours, hikes, jeep tours, art galleries, crystal shops, and the list goes on and on.

18 years ago I founded the Infinite Light Healing Studies Center, Inc. Over the years it has taken different forms, but has served as an umbrella for my healing work, teaching, writing and for the development of advanced healing techinques, including Reiki techniques, color healing, and earth healing programs..

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".

In my healing practice I work with a variety of chronic illnesses, like 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.

I also serve the International Center for Reiki Training as the Director of Teacher Licensing, assisting student teachers as they progress through our program. It is a great honor to assist such wonderful healing spirits. I learn so much working with this great group of people. As a licensed teacher I travel extensively around the U.S. teaching classes about 26 times a year. I also teach in other countries when I am called to do so.

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.

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 cleansing process 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.

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 right choice, and sometimes I didn't. 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,

Laurelle (Laurelle@ReikiClasses.com)


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