Walking the walk

I’d like to share with you, a two-part post which, I believe, will be of significant value to you and your loved ones.

In this post, I’ll share a deeply personal experience which will put into context the second post (I’ll release the second post next month), where I’ll teach you how I used certain techniques to get myself and loved ones through a time of fear, confusion, and ingratitude.

So, if you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog or my YouTube channel so you don’t miss the second part when it’s released!

It started 13,000km away

At the end of September 2019 (this year), I got a message saying my father had a cardiac arrest and was being taken to an emergency room. Because my parents live in the USA – 13,000km away – and the next available flight was nearly 24 hours until departure, I felt quite helpless and scared. “What will I arrive to when I do get to my father?” 

I naturally sought out my husband Shawn for comfort as my eyes teared up and my heart ached. The fear of my father returning to the light, right now, was a realisation I wasn’t sure I was ready for. Shawn embraced me, and as I felt his love surround me, I realised in that moment: If I cannot be there (with my parents) right now, I will do what I can – from here in Australia. 

With a new purpose, I immediately went into my healing room, put my meditation music on, balanced myself, and affirmed and intended – “I will do my best to shine my light for my father, his spirit needs my strength – not my sadness.” Whilst I had this focus in mind, I still allowed my tears to drop and my emotions to be exhaled.  As I let go of the fear and sadness, and stayed focused on my intention, I felt that no matter what the outcome, I was not going to let my father’s energy be alone during this confusing time. I would be there, my love would be there. 

So, this is the true story of how I used my energy healing techniques and beliefs to “walk the walk” (of an energy healing and Usui Reiki Master Teacher) to help my father, and mother, during an emotionally turbulent and scary time. There is so much to relay, so please watch the video below for the full story!

Watch this for the full story...

Next month (March 2020), I’m going to post the second part of this post and teach you exactly what I did to connect with my father and support his spirit during this major life event.  What’s more, you can share what I teach with others – in case you ever need their help in the future, too. 

To watch the second part of this two-part post, click here.

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28 thoughts on “Surviving tragedy: a story of love & gratitude (part 1 of 2)”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Mellissa. I do understand what you must have gone through being so far away from your parents in the time of crisis and I feel you were so brave to pull yourself together and provide healing tour father . It only shows how this beautiful loving gift of Reiki helps. Big love to you for guiding us all. I too have leranef Reiki 1,2 and Master course from you. Big love.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about my story with my father Maithilee, and thank you also for the kind words and the big love <3 I hope you continue to spread love & light in this world as a fellow Reiki Master sweet friend, keep shining 💖

  2. Thanks Melissa, for sharing your story!
    You published, and, I got it at such a crucial time. I am certified by you, for Reiki 1, 2 and, master level.
    Your story resembles so much with mine.
    On the month, I started your course, my father fell to the lungs weakness and a blood infection. He was under treatment for several days, yet in pain and discomfort in the area surrounding his chest.
    As I knew very little of the Reiki healing, I decided to go with that for my father.
    I gathered all my loving energies and sweet childhood memories with him. With great emotions and positivity, I kept sending him the healing energy.
    Surprisingly, as I was visualising my energies being channelized to him, a kind of hollowness and weakness begin to surround me.
    As if it was a part of my energy directing towards his Wellness.
    Till then, I did not come across the section on your course on how to disconnect and heal myself!
    So, I went back and opened the course dashboard and there it was-: )
    Now, I am very regular with his healing sessions, as well as, my children and my own!
    I am really thankful for your course and teachings both!
    Stay blessed and encouraged 💓

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Rashmi, and thank you also for sharing your story! I’m so glad you were able to help your father, and that you found the disconnect & protection steps to help yourself, too! I’m so proud of you for following your heart and shining your light in this world! Big love to you sweet friend!

  3. Such a powerful story! It pushed me to tears. I am so happy you had that knowledge and were able to support, not only yourself in this situation, but your dad, and your mom.
    Thank you for sharing your gifts in so many different ways.
    In gratitude,
    Isabelle xoxo

    1. Than you so much for stopping by Isabelle, I’m glad sharing my story has touched your heart – it means a lot to me to know that 🙂 Thank you again, stay safe and big love to you!

  4. OMG, I cried with your story, remembered the story that I had two years ago with my father; he suffered cardiac arrest, and I had to travel to saw him too; he almost died. The only thoughts that I allow on my mind were love, kindness, patience, and acceptance of the things that happened at the exact moment, and I will be there for him no matter his decision. If he decides to stay with us or come back home as pure energy that all of us are.
    I was there for him and my whole family, which I had seven years without seeing them. We take care of him with pure love we choose to forgive everything of our past and heal our souls.

    Thank you for this course. I appreciate it.
    Love and hugs.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Veroushka, and bless! I’m so touched that my story evoked such emotions in you – with such a similar experience of your own – I completely understand. You are a very kind person, and I hope you continue to shine your light sweet friend! #biglove and stay safe x

  5. What a wonderful essence you derived from such a bitter experience. Hats off to you and your parents. Hope your father gets well sooner than soon

  6. Thank you for this inspiring post! Thank you for teaching me Reiki and many blessings to you and your family! Spreading the love 💕 on this Valentines Day!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Carrie, and you are most welcome – it’s my honour to share my story with others! Thank you for continuing to shine your light sweet friend, big love to you! x

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Debra, and for your kind words and love to me and my family – you are so sweet! And you are most welcome, I’m glad my story was inspiring! Keep shining Debra!

  7. Michelle Jamieson

    Thank you Melissa for sharing your story and reminding me that we are all unique and powerful on this planet. Sometimes it is difficult to be who you are in this world. So happy your dad and mom are doing well.

    Sending you much Light and Love


    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Michelle, and I’m so happy to hear my story was a helpful reminder for you! And thank you for your kind words, too – I’m so glad too! Thank you for the love & light, it’s returned in kind! #biglove

  8. I understand completely how you felt. I had a similar journey for my Dad, but he was at the end of stage 4 lung cancer and I missed his passing.. Driving along on what my Mom called ‘a horrible journey’ I did what you did and sent love and gratitude to the man I am proud to call my Dad. The shell I saw when I finally arrived hardly resembled him, but I knew that his spirit was safe. And I hoped that he felt, through his pain, the unadulterated affection I was sending his way. Thank you Melissa. I look forward to your next blog!

    1. Thank you so much stopping by and sharing your beautiful story — they connect us in purpose — and I am so honoured to know your story and proud of what you did for your sweet father! You are most welcome Julie, and thank you again, keep shining your light sweet friend! Big love x

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