My name is Michelle Montgomery. I am an Empath, a Reiki Master, and an Intuitive Energy Healer.
My work as a healer began where all healers find their start; with myself.
At age 2, having a compound fracture to one of my elbows, and following two failed surgeries to correct the break, I proved the doctors, who said I'd never have use of my arm, wrong. From the moment the second cast was removed, and for near 50 years since, the only real indication of the break and surgeries is a large but cool scar.
My second self-healing took place in my 20's when, after a series of debilitating headaches which were diagnosed as a possible aneurysm OR atypical migraines, I was told by a neurologist I would need to take nerve pain blockers, indefinitely. As appealing as a lifetime of being medicated was (not!), I declined the offer, decided that I would never feel that pain again, and in 20+ years, have not.
Years after that healing, in a workshop facilitated by Neil Donald Walsch (Conversations With God) the participants were led to have their own conversation with 'God/higher power/source.' In this conversation I was told definitively that I am an Energy Healer.
I, as one does, completely ignored this message for years, in spite of being directed by 'the voices in my head' at times, to provide healing to others, using very specific hand placements. In these healings I could feel the energy flowing - through me, from my hands, and into the person on whom I was working. But I still ignored the voices.
In 2016, following a series of major life changes, and after what some would call a many years long 'dark night of the soul' I found myself again at a workshop, this one facilitated by James Twyman (Author of Emissary of Light, The Moses Code, The Barn Dance, etc.). There was no specific occurrence in that workshop, but it was as if my heart was broken open, and I started to remember everything I always knew about who I am, what I believe, and what I can do.
In the time since then, my healing and intuitive abilities have grown exponentially. Or maybe it is simply my awareness of them that has grown. Although I know my healing ability is an inherent part of me, and that energy healing is an ancient practice, I also understand that being attuned to Reiki amplifies my natural gifts. Now finally listening to the 'voices in my head' I am certain that this is what I was always meant to do. It is who I have always been.
"The path up is the path down.
The way forward is the way back.
The universe inside is outside but the universe outside is inside."
Robert Anton Wilson