Transforming Trauma ❤️✨

What is trauma and how do we work with energy to transform it?
Have you had a traumatic event in your life? Do you have a loved one who has had a traumatic event in their life and you are unable to reach them when they go into their cave? In this powerful story of transforming trauma through the power of energy medicine, Lou Reed founder of Energy Medicine Institute shares her story. This is an excerpt from the book ‘The Power of Energy Medicine.’

It is said that when an elder dies, it’s as if a library has burnt down

We curate humanity through story, I would love to share my story with you. I had just become a teenager. I was standing at a train station waiting for a train. It was mid-morning. People were coming and going. Something that I did most days. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a group of men walking down the stairs onto the platform, I didn’t take much notice of them. That was a mistake.

I remember being dragged up the stairs. I was screaming for help. Everything seemed to drop into slow motion. I remember the faces of the people, waiting for a train. Some people looked on in horror. Some turned their head, as if not to see. To this day, I don’t know if anyone ever called the police. I remember no one came to my rescue. I was kidnapped and tortured for fifteen hours by people who have been referred to as Australia’s most gruesome serial killers. I remember at some point becoming semi-conscious. It was dark. I was cold and it was wet. I realised that I was in a river. I heard the sound of faint voices off in the distance. I realised that they were coming towards me. I heard one person say “Are you sure she was dead?” I felt a wave of terror course through my body. I dived under the water and held my breath. They stood on the bank of the river, for what felt like an eternity. I could not hold my breath any longer. I knew that if I broke the surface that meant more of the same.

  I remember the moment I decided to die. 

I took a breath and allowed the water to fill my lungs. I don’t know how I did not die that night. Some hours later, I woke on the side of the riverbank. I could see a light off in the distance and walked towards it. When I got there I could see that it was a train station. It was on the other side of the river with a chain wire fence. I kept walking for what felt like hours. I finally came to a group of houses. It was late. All the lights were out. I walked up to a door and knocked. A young man answered, he invited me in and sat me on a chair. I had bruises from head to toe. I had been cut badly all over. I was covered in mud. I was in shock. I don’t know why he did not call the police. He offered to drive me to the train station. I remember getting in his car. I remember there was a knife on the floor of his car. I remember hanging on to it for dear life and knowing that if he tried to hurt me, I would have killed him.

I came from a dysfunctional family. They did not even notice that I was missing. I put the experience in a box and threw away the key. Then moved through life as if nothing had happened. Little did I know, that the experience had changed me on a deep soul level. The experience became an unknown force that started shaping my life. The experience was shaping my words, thoughts and actions. There were well-meaning people in my life who tried to help me. But I had withdrawn into my cave, my safe place and not even I could reach me.

  I found that there were four levels of consciousness that I moved through. 

As I walked my healing journey, the first level of consciousness I moved through, I was living life unconsciously. I was living through around 10% of who I was. I felt like, life happened to me. I never knew what was going to happen next. I felt powerless. I was a victim of life and that was certainly the story that I created out of this event.

As I moved into the second level, I started to become more conscious. I realised that life happened in me. I was living through around 50% of who I was. I realised that it was not what happened to me but the meaning that I gave the experience. I slowly started to evolve. I realised, that my challenges didn’t come from my experiences of life, but rather, from the stories that I created, around what had happened to me. My pain was created by me.

As I moved into the third level, I started to unify my consciousness. I dropped into life happens for me. This is where I started living through 100% of my individual consciousness. As I learnt to show up fully for life. As I stopped trying to control my life. As I stopped trying to keep myself safe. Life flowed through me. I became curious around what was happening, rather than reacting and controlling. Instead of resisting my experiences and turning away from them, I brought my awareness to each experience, whatever it was. And expand into and through it. I realised that life is not a random series of events.

   Life is actually an intelligent unfolding. 

As I continued to do my energy work, I moved into the fourth level of consciousness. I realised that I am life. That I am not separate to life. But rather one with all of life. I was connected to the universal consciousness, I was able to tap into altered states of being. I had embodied life and was living through my innate value. I was resourced to move through each experience that showed up each day. In this level, I can feel life flowing through me. I was no longer separate. Instead, I had merged back into the creative flow of life, understanding that everything, every person, place, and thing was me. I am Life!

As I walked my healing journey, I learnt that every person on the planet, right now, is functioning at a level of consciousness. My intention is to create a shift in your level of consciousness so that you can embody and live through the frequency of your innate value. When we live at a higher level of consciousness, we engage and interact with life at a higher frequency, we have the ability to intentionally move through life inflow. As humans, our soul knows our potential and is constantly calling us to wake up and remember who we are. Some may call this our inner wisdom.

As I walked my healing journey exploring ancient wisdom, modern science, and psychology and taking the best out of each modality, I came to realise that each level of consciousness has a different way of relating to the world.

   That is how Energy Medicine Institute was birthed. 

Through the power of energy medicine, I learnt how to curate consciousness. I transformed tragedy into the triumph of the human spirit. I shaped a tool to curate each level of consciousness and a tool for integration. Five energy tools that changed my life. Five tools that moved me out of surviving life, into a global energy leader. I shaped the five tools into a healing modality, had them internationally accredited and today have shared them with tens of thousands of women, in over sixty-eight countries.

The time of the lone wolf is over. It is time to come together as one. To value our worth and each other’s worth. To find inspirational leaders. To be friended. To be inspired by. To collaborate with. If you have a burning desire to consciously curate humanity. To create sustainable generational change for our future. Then I invite you to connect with me. Curating humanity. What stories are you curating?

  What stories are you living? 

Is it a story of human triumph, or a tragedy of wasted potential? I have personally been working with energy to transform 1. a near-death experience, 2. a challenge with cancer, 3. addiction, 4. being adopted, 5. the death of my biological mother and father, 6. the death of my adopted mother and father and 7. building a Global Energy Movement. Energy Medicine has the power to transform all areas of our lives. I truly believe it is the new transformational paradigm.


What is trauma and how do we work with energy to transform it? When we experience trauma in our lives, it impacts our whole energy system. All four lower bodies, our physical body, our emotional body, our mental body, and our spiritual body. It goes into a vault in the basement of our consciousness and locks itself away. For a time, we can even forget that the trauma is there.

  It becomes a lens that we filter all of our life experiences through.   

It changes us on a deep soul level. We are forever changed. We can, however, transform the energy of trauma into a tool for our medicine basket and guide others out of the darkness.

If you or your loved one has experienced trauma, then I would love to gift you a gentle and loving shamanic process and experience the power of energy medicine.

Energy Medicine has the power to transform all areas of your life! It is the new healing paradigm.

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Blessed Be
Lou Reed, Energy Shaman
Founder, Energy Medicine Institute


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