Hello and welcome to the Whispering Grove!
I’m Michelle Haerle; a reiki master and intuitive wellness consultant. I’ve been practicing reiki for 9 years and teaching reiki for 7. During that time, I have led countless meditations and helped hundreds of people find windows of bliss in their busy lives!
I am truly passionate about reiki! I love everything about it. I love practicing it. I love teaching it. I love working with it and, most of all, I love seeing the transformations that occur in my clients & students’ lives as a result!
Although I have had an interest in meditation and spirituality since I was a little girl, I haven’t always lived a mindful life. In fact, I wanted to be a teacher and a good witch when I grew up and felt a bit ripped off back then because I had to settle for a ‘more realistic’ job!
When I was 18, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. On one hand, it was great to have my symptoms validated! And on the other hand, it was incredibly confusing & frustrating because there wasn’t a lot of information available about it back then so I felt very alone in trying to figure it out.
By the time I was in my early 30’s, I was totally lost. I had lost my banking job because my excessive sick days meant I couldn’t meet the sales goals. I was depressed. I was sick more often than not. I was about 30 lbs overweight and was taking medications like prednisone, anti-depressants & auto-immune suppressants. I had anxiety issues and dealt with chronic pain on a daily basis. There were 7 surgeries in 8 years. And while my marriage looked great from the outside, behind closed doors it was a disaster. Between my chronic health issues and his alcoholism, happiness was as elusive as catching smoke.
I had lost my faith in God - how could he allow me to suffer like this? But I still prayed and prayed for a miracle. I begged for a sign or for something to tell me what to do to get out of that mess.
And then it happened.
I was woken from a nap one afternoon by a hand shaking my shoulder and a voice saying “Call. Do it now.”
So I did.
And that was the day that I began to heal.
That shoulder shake and directive made me realize that I had the power to change my life simply through the choices that I made. And if I wasn’t happy with the choices I had been making then I needed to start making some different ones, regardless of what others thought.
Meditation and regular reiki treatments have totally changed my life. The reiki helped me to clear the fog and clutter, and meditation is a tool that helps me to maintain the integrity of my energy on a daily basis.
Running reiki energy during my meditations became a way for me to increase my intuitive awareness. I was able to hear what my body was telling me, and I also became more open and adept at hearing my intuition. And when I say ‘hear’, I really mean ‘feel’.
Turns out I’m an empath. I literally feel others’ feelings! that can be a tricky business and most of my healing journey began with differentiating my feelings from others’.
I have walked that difficult path of unlearning the mixed up lessons from the past and I have slain my dragons. I have reclaimed my power and have found my way home.
It is my divine purpose to walk with you, to shine light into your dark corners, to inspire you and support you while you confront your fears and claim your power.
I am in service to help you find your way home.