Blog: How did A Nice Southern Girl Like Me Come to Be a Healer?

Laurie Thorp among trees

The Ow…

I was a recently divorced single mother in 1991 when I “got the Call” to study healing work. I was at one of those transition points in my life. I had been “a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker” – Well, actually, I had been an actress; I had worked as a baker in NYC and NC. I had managed retail stores in NY. I had been a wife and a mother. And I suddenly found myself a single mother with two darling sons and yet I was unfulfilled, and wondering what I was going to do with my life, and how in the world was I going to support myself and my children.

The Wow…

It was a clear spring afternoon and I was sitting on my back deck reading the Omega Institute catalog – dreaming and drinking in the cool, crystalline air.

As I was reading about a workshop led by Dr. Barbara Brennan, I heard a voice – loud and clear – “This is what you are going to do with your life.” Suddenly, as my younger son used to say, “Suddenly, it felt like my blood was flowing in the right direction!” I wanted to listen, I wanted to believe that voice. But actually, I resisted and argued with that voice…

More Ow…

I was flat broke and had no idea how I was going to get to this workshop at Omega. Really, not a clue. I argued with that voice saying “Yeah, right! I am really going to Omega. I hardly have the money to pay the rent. Really? You say that I am going to practice energy healing? (And what the heck is energy healing, anyway??) OK, great. I will go to Omega…but you are going to have to make it happen for me!” I thought the case was closed!

And More Wow…

Well, you probably have a clue about the way the Universe supports us along our path. That afternoon, a friend of mine called, all excited because he was going to Omega – the very weekend that Barbara Brennan was going to be there – and he asked if I wanted to go with him. When I told him about my financial distress, he answered with “I am getting a room with two double beds and you could share it with me.”

The next day, my father called me. When he asked how I was, I answered by telling him about the workshop at Omega. His response was that he would be happy to pay for my tuition!

And then finally, I started to listen. I called my former husband to see if he was going to be in town and could keep the boys. And miracle! He was… and he could.

Things were looking promising. All I needed was $197 to pay for my airfare. I sat and meditated out on the back deck and my mother called. She said that she had been thinking about me and was wondering if I needed anything. (Really, some divine force was guiding this journey!) I told her about the workshop and she wanted to support me on this next leg of my journey of healing and perhaps a career that would support me.

So, off I went to the Omega Institute… and the rest, as they say, is history! It was the perfect twist in my path that opened my doors to a profound shift in my consciousness and to Infinite Possibility.

Stay tuned for Part 2…

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    May 26, 2017 at 3:26 am

    So intriguing and look forward to part 2

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