Article by Necole Stephens
We all have moments or even days when we are in a dark place and feel all hope is lost while questioning our faith. My world was gone, as I once knew it. Being a medium and Reiki master, I knew there was more, but being a mom struggling through such tragedy, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it.
Reiki inadvertently shifted my life in a way that I never learned during my training, helping to ground myself again and gaining insight that I thought I had lost forever. They teach us what a “typical” session should be like, where our hands should be placed, what we may feel, what our clients will feel, but the emotional connections we build and share with our clients is something we find out on our own. They are experiences that I treasure and for one of those, I am eternally grateful because it saved my life and helped me remember my purpose.
On March 8, 2010, I went to wake my three boys for school, only to find my healthy, athletic eleven-year-old son had passed unexpectedly in his sleep. I could not fathom ever feeling anything, especially the desire to help others again. Having been connecting with Spirit since I was a little girl as well as being a Reiki master, I knew there was more than just this physical plane. I had not even a doubt. Nevertheless, my heart was that of a bereaved mother, missing and longing to hold my son in my arms.
Only three weeks after my son had passed, I received an email from a client asking for a Reiki session for her nephew whom had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I immediately thought, “How dare she?” and walked away from my computer. As I sat on my chair, rambling to myself about the nerve of someone asking me for help…. I heard something. “Necole, of course you must help her. How could you not? This is what you do. One day, that mom will be you.” To this day, I’m not sure whom or where it came from but I stood up, went over to my computer while the tears streamed down my cheeks, and replied, “Yes, of course I will help. I will be there Monday.”
On Monday, I went and met Craig. Although Craig was very sick, he still carried the most beautiful energy. Quickly, we became friends and I spent every Monday afternoon with him. He shared with me that the only relief from pain he felt was during our Reiki session.
“I have a high endurance, you know! I’m not a wimp. I’ve backpacked across the country with only a few snacks and water!” he proudly said.
As our Mondays continued and Craig became more ill he confided in me.
“Necole, I’m scared.”
“Of what Craig? Talk to me.”
“Of what is going to happen. Of where I will go and I’m scared for my family.”
“Craig, I know it must be scary,” I replied as I continued to work on him.
“Necole, what’s going to happen to me?”
I bent down to him, “Craig, you are going to be a beautiful place, filled with vibrant colors, and a special kind of love that we are not even capable of feeling here. “
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, Craig, I promise.”
“Necole, can I ask you a favor?”
“Of course! What can I do?”
“Will you ‘listen’ for me when I go?”
“YES! Of course I will!”
“Will you tell my mother that I am ok for me?”
“Craig, I promise.”
“And will you tell my dad that there really is an afterlife?”
“Ok, now you’re asking for a lot,” I said jokingly.
We both laughed.
He looked up at me. “Yes?”
“Now I need a favor. Will you promise me that when you see my son, you will take care of him and tell him that his mommy loves him and misses him so much?”
Craig passed just a few weeks after. It is because of him that I am able to continue on being a healer. Craig has visited me several times since his passing and we have both kept our promises.
Spirit Medium & Reiki Master, Necole Stephens integrates the journey of Grief and Hope, being a spiritual conduit between the physical world and the Afterlife. With her compelling accuracy, Necole delivers messages from Heaven bringing through much comfort and validation. Necole travels around the country giving inspirational lectures along with her “Healing Hugs from Heaven” live events, connecting to love ones in spirit. Necole was recently named as one of the twenty-five selected as “Most Inspiring Facebook Pages” (http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/25-of-the-most-inspirational-pages-on-facebook/). Necole is the founder of Zachary M. Tompkins Memorial Fund, a Non-Profit Organization in honor of her son Zachary. Reach Necole at http://necolestephens.com/, https://www.facebook.com/NecoleStephens2, @necolestephens.