Denise Linn is an internationally respected healer, writer and teacher. She is a world-acclaimed expert in feng shui and space clearing.
Denise hadn’t planned to walk a spiritual path. Despite her Cherokee Indian heritage and career success, she intended to follow in her family’s footsteps (like so many) and become a scientist.
Both her parents were chemists, agnostics and atheists. They believed that unless something could be proven scientifically it didn’t exist. Denise, too, was of this mindset until the course of her life changed very suddenly and dramatically at the age of seventeen.
On August 5, 1967, while out for a carefree ride on her motorbike, she was followed by a man that she didn’t know. He intentionally rammed his big American car into the back of her tiny Honda 50 motorbike, causing her to fly over the handlebars and then skid across the asphalt into a shallow ditch. As she struggled to get up, her attacker turned his car around, pulled up beside her, aimed his gun through the open window and shot her in the abdomen.
Luckily, she was found by a man who was on his way home from work and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
While being treated by medical staff, she had what is known as near-death experience. During those few moments when the doctors thought she was dead, her perception of life was completely and irrevocably shifted.
According to Denise, she glimpsed a realm beyond the ordinary view of life. It was a remarkable place of great beauty and peace, she says.
The experience changed the course of her life forever. After being resuscitated, she no longer thought that life began at birth and ended at death. She no longer believed that she was separate from other beings or that time was rigid and finite. She began to see the universe around her as malleable and changeable rather than linear and fixed. She also started to sense energy fields around plants, animal and objects.
Although her near-death experience was very profound, it was a very difficult time for Denise. Not only did she not have anyone to talk to about her experience or her shift in perception, her body was also seriously wounded.
The gunman’s bullet had bounced off her spine, tore away her spleen and an adrenal gland, then lodged into her lung. Her stomach and small intestines were also damaged. Eventually a kidney was removed and a six-inch plastic tube was inserted to replace her aorta.
Her wounds were so severe that her doctors told her parents that she wouldn’t live very long and if she did, she would be incapacitated for her entire life.
Despite the extent of her injuries she healed very quickly and set off on a quest to learn more about healing and understand what had happened to her on the ‘other side’.
She spent decades studying with a Hawaiian kahuna (shaman), Reiki Master Hawayo Takata, a Shiatsu master, a Pueblo Indian medicine man, the Aborigines in the Australian bush, the Zulus in Bophuthatswana, and was adopted into a New Zealand Maori tribe. She also lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery for over two years.
She distilled the information and wisdom gained from indigenous cultures around the planet and subsequently became a healer and eventually a teacher.
For the 48 years Denise has travelled to the far corners of the world speaking to thousands of people.
She has taught seminars in 25 countries and has written 19 books, including the best-selling, “Sacred Space,” and “Soul Coaching” as well as her personal memoir, “If I Can Forgive, So Can You!” Her books have been translated into 29 languages, and she has been a featured guest on Oprah, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, BBC TV, NBC and CBS. She is also the founder of the International Institute of Soul Coaching.
Although she teaches a variety of courses, Denise’s underlying message is the same. She believes in the majesty of every individual and her seminars are designed to create a safe and sacred space where that majesty can unfold. Denise believes that each person has the ability to reach inside themselves to find long sought answers to life questions and her life’s work is dedicated to facilitating that process.
Denise Linn’s work changes people’s lives forever. Her work has been a catalyst for my personal transformation and influenced Chapters 3, 4, 5 & 6 of My Story. You can read more about the direct impact she has had on my life here.