That moment…..Part IKate Lawrence
In talking with a good friend, it was decided that my first blog post should detail the moment when I realized helping others heal was my passion. This of course opened a Pandora’s box since I can’t think of one defining moment when that may have occurred. What I can say though is that in hindsight, I can see clearly now how it all came to be and how each choice, each individual, each “teacher”, each lesson, each obstacle and opportunity led to another doorway and how each successive door helped me to really listen to my intuition and finally follow my heart, even if it didn’t make sense at the time.
I do think it’s safe to say that my connection to subtleties of energy and understanding that there is much more to this universe than meets the eye, are in fact in my blood. Here is a picture from 1983 of me with my mom and my older sister, Beth. I recall from a young age – my mom and her friends would gather and read for each other what the future had in store for them, whether that was with tarot cards, the latest set of handmade rune stones, or a simple hand of Gong Hee Fot Choy.
Naturally I chose ESP (extra-sensory perception) as the topic for my first research paper in 5th grade, highlighting the fact that my mom and I could frequently share our thoughts without speaking or finish each other’s sentences from time to time. Occasionally she would bring me along to Pearls of Wisdom (the neighborhood book and mystic shop) to pick up some incense and crystals to place around our house to help increase our vibrations, and finally when I was 13 I got my first astrological birth chart reading from her good friend.
Intrigued and always wanting to learn more, my connection to spirit, otherworldly ideas, and a heightened awareness and empathy for others all helped plant the seeds which put me on my path today.