My story: After working in health care administration since 1999 I had found myself distressed and discouraged at the changes I saw currently and those coming in the industry. In the summer of 2011 I was at the height of my stress, sick and tired with all of it. June 5th was a beautiful summer Sunday and I was in a good mood. It was going to be a good day. Then I got hit by a car while walking out of the local grocery store. This was no ordinary, step behind a car backing out of a parking spot and get knocked down. No, this was a full on body-check by a SUV. The woman was actually accelerating after turning a corner when she stuck me. I flew about 10 feet from the point of impact. While in the air I felt like I was suspended, like I had “hang time.” And I knew that people generally die not from being hit, but from being dragged by a vehicle. So I knew I had to get UP once I landed. And I did! I figured my best bet was to climb onto the front of the vehicle. Don’t forget she was accelerating when she hit me, not stopping; therefore, in that split second I knew I couldn't be on the ground or I would die.
Amazingly enough I had nothing broken and nothing ruptured. Oh I had pain like you can’t believe! It almost seemed like it would have been better to have broken something instead of having bruised every damn thing! Though one question kept repeating in my head in the weeks that followed the accident: why wasn't I killed or more seriously injured. Yes, I like to think of myself as a tough little Irish woman, but getting hit by a SUV? Thrown 10 feet? Something didn't add up. The answer that kept coming to mind was that I was to heal with my hands. And what does that have to do with getting hit by a car? It was a "Here’s your sign!!" event. I guess I wasn't listening and apparently I’m stubborn and need to get hit with a SUV before I notice.
So, heal with my hands . . . great! At the time, I had no idea what that meant. I had never even heard of Reiki or anything else for that matter. My degree in accounting meant that everything needed to fit into little boxes. Well, none of this fit into any box I knew. And since I had no desire to get hit by . . . well, anything else, I decided to educate myself. Since then I've taken classes, courses, workshops and devoured every book I could find on Reiki, energy healing, energy psychology, archangels, angel therapy, meditation, mediumship, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, past lives, life coaching, hypnosis, crystals, essential oils and anything else I could get my hands on. I decided to go full on and for once stop ignoring the “extra” information I received. The result is that I finally feel comfortable in my skin and I am so very grateful to have found all of this. Oh and that suspended feeling I had after being hit? The story goes that it was my deceased grandmother, her guardian angels, my guardian angels and various other angels holding me up. Apparently miracles can happen to the most unlikely of us.
If this is my gift and my purpose for being here then I will do it to the best of my ability and share it with as many as I can so that they may be helped and healed too. Contact me, we'll have a cup of tea and see what we can do.
And there you have it. Lauren Mangan
A.S. Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude B.S. Accounting, Magna Cum Laude Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Affiliate Member ICRT Association Certified Professional Life Coach Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Member National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc Emotional Freedom Techniques Intermediate Practitioner Sound Healer Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique Practitioner Universal White Time Gemstone Healing Practitioner