Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Medina Maher.
Laura, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
At my core, I have always been a seeker, a soul explorer. From an early age, my parents introduced me to the idea of God, higher intelligence, divine, higher power – all of this through traditional catholic teachings.
At the age of 19, I allowed myself the freedom to explore more non-traditional ways of experiencing God. I found that the most authentic expression I had to connect with Spirit was through nature, and communicating openly (and out loud) from my heart. This open communication felt more personal and real to me, rather than reciting something I’d memorized using other people’s words. Although I did not attend church regularly, I still remained connected to the divine and maintained conversations daily throughout my life. My church was not contained by 4-walls… my church was wherever I was, and wherever I allowed myself to open to the energy and vibration of my surroundings.
Fast-forward to age 25 when I had a quarter-life crisis. I was dealing with heartbreak, and faced with the reality of moving back to the States from Switzerland after being there for six months. I felt lost and broken.
It was then that I sat down and had a heart to heart with the Universe. I asked, “What am I here to do?”… “How can I serve you?”. I was tired of forcing life to happen for me, and I was ready to surrender to something larger than myself, something meaningful and with purpose.
I noticed that the more I listened, and the more I acted on the nudges without questioning them, life began unfolding in ways I had only dreamed of. When I look at my life now, I see it in phases, all of which I am so grateful for.
Phase 1: I became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I learned how fragile we are as humans by caring for others who were vulnerable and sick. Maintaining the integrity of the spirit, honoring each person’s journey, and practicing deep love became the foundation for my nursing practice. Working in a nursing home gave me plenty of opportunities to care and love the sick, and dying. And I saw the oneness of us all, truly believing I was caring for the Divine, by caring for the elderly. There were residents that we’re unable to bathe themselves, which I would assist. That act alone was humbling, and it reminded me of the story of Jesus washing the feet of the lepers. It became so clear to me that I, too, was here to serve the whole. And I felt my heart opening in gratitude for the gift and honor of serving humanity and God in this way.
Phase 2: I became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. I learned the power of the individual healing process and focused on helping others get well. The medicine of love, connection, and the power of touch all made a difference in the healing response, and it resonated so deeply with me as a culmination of things we need, even more than we want them. To be able to care for every patient with the same importance as if they were my family became my life’s work, and my calling – this I was certain of. This experience further dissolved the idea that one person was better than the other, and although I believed that to be true, I really did see all humans as the same – all deserving of the same level of love and compassion.
Phase 3: I became a Registered Nurse. It was after I had completed the intense ten-month Operating Room training program from hell that I realized something profound: nothing is what it seems. My spirit felt crushed, and I was struggling with anxiety, unworthiness, migraines, on top of having panic attacks. I saw now how important it was to care for myself, if I truly wanted to help others.
I found myself silencing my truth, too afraid to use my voice to speak up about the bullying and misconduct that was taking place in the Operating Room. But the reality was, out of twelve RN’s who started the training program, only four of us remained. There was a reason for this, and I was coming out of the fog and seeing clearly how unhealthy our healthcare system had become. Well-meaning, sure, for the most part. But there was also so much abuse, control, and ego.
I considered the OR the dark side of nursing, and I hated that the little interaction I did have with patients was only right before they were put to sleep. There was no connection, and as humans, I knew how important this was. While I loved helping people, I knew this wasn’t going to be the way I continued to do so. I was hungry to find my purpose and be of service in the way God intended for me to be.
Phase 4: I became a Nurse for my own Soul. This was the time to care for myself, and do some soul searching. I had a transformative experience with an energy healer in Arizona, who inspired me to learn more about hands-on-healing. Healing Touch, which is a form of energy medicine, was the first energy therapy modality I studied. Through the course of the Healing Touch program, I was able to heal my migraines, my panic attacks, and learn tools to manage my anxiety. I was able to overcome feelings of unworthiness and cultivate more self-love, from a deep soul level. I was living proof of the miracles of energy therapy, and I knew I had to share this whole-body medicine with others.
Phase 5: I became a Nurse for the Soul of others. I made the decision to incorporate all the wisdom and knowledge I had gained from the energy field, and integrate it into my daily practice. I had always been sensitive to energy, but over the years I had really been able to harness my power to connect with the Divine and use it as a tool for healing. I believe in the power of Universal energy as medicine, whether through prayer, touch, invocations, or intentions.
In every interaction, I am constantly reminding patients how much they are loved, with the highest intention for healing to occur being held at the forefront. I have acted as a guardian, standing by my patient’s side, and holding their hand as they drift off to sleep. That is where I was needed, and it’s a role I have taken great pride in throughout my career.
As a human being, I am a pillar of love and light – we all are! And that essence is not limited to a church, or confined to 4-walls. The force of God (Spirit, Divine, Universe, etc.) is everywhere, in everything, and everyone. I am grateful to have been brought up with faith, and even more grateful to have found a path that feels true for me so that I may be a bigger servant to the world around me. What I know to be true is that love is not something we earn, it’s what we are. We came here as love, and we will leave our physical body the same way. We are not limited to time or space, and even when we take our last breath on this Earth, the spirit of love we’ve provided throughout our lives will live on in our memories, our children, and so forth. This is the real work I am here to teach – the Soul work.
Has it been a smooth road?
The road to discovering my Soul’s purpose has been messy, and has not been smooth or easy. But once I learned to embrace it, let go of all the forcing and surrender to the Divine feminine flow, I began to enjoy the ride, even the uncomfortable moments. I really do believe that everything we experience is with purpose. When we allow ourselves the space to evolve and expand our consciousness, we remember who and what we are at the core of our being. This “soul-work” is a powerful process, and it’s lovely to explore life through this innate awareness.
We’d love to hear more about your practice?
My practice is located in Mission Hills, inside Firefly Wellness.
I help people reconnect to their inner spirit, remember who they are, and facilitate deep healing.
We are all multi-dimensional beings meaning, we are more than just our physical body. When working with my clients we focus on all aspects of being human including the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual pieces of our inner and outer world.
As a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience and multiple certifications in spiritual and holistic health modalities under my belt, I have a slightly different approach to guiding my clients through their healing journey. With a specialty in Energy Therapies, I guide and support my clients by working specifically with the human energy field.
I help my clients reclaim their true essence by breaking down the barriers keeping them stuck (old stories, attachments, beliefs). Together, we tap into what’s no longer serving them to release the stagnant energy through light bodywork. This is done with a gentle touch on the physical body, as well as working with the aura surrounding the body – a powerful combination that helps to restore balance and harmony and accelerate the self-healing process on a deep, multi-dimensional level.
What sets me apart from others is my unique expression and frequency. As a divine conduit of love, I have been provided with the gift of healing others, and I take my work seriously. I am here to be a source of love and remembrance, guiding my clients back to their truth so they can experience all that’s available to them in this lifetime. It’s such an honor to assist humanity in this way.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
San Diego is an amazing city, and the fact that we are so open compared to so many other places in the world makes it a great place to explore this realm of healing. We are lucky to have beaches close by, as well as the mountains. Spending time outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, and connecting with nature is what San Diego offers, in addition to an incredible network of amazing people. All of the different earth elements that we have in such close proximity have proven to be beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing. I believe in the power of nature to heal, as well as our body’s own wisdom to heal when given the right tools to do so.
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