We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Manzke and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lauren, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
After teaching Elementary School for ten years, I was totally tired of being tired. I felt like I was watching myself and so many people in my life feel numb to even recognizing their own exhaustion. I did not want to get sick. I wanted to thrive and feel amazing. It was time to slow down and reconnect with my Heart’s longing….Heck, it was time for the world to slow down and care for themselves too! I heard about reiki while living in Denver, CO. After receiving bi-monthly treatments for two years, I realized that the unseen forces of nature are quite powerful. Healing energies are readily available for all of us to feel our best (if we know how to use them)! My curiosity piqued around the health benefits of energy work, particularly epigenetics. I felt inspired by people who have changed their lives by merely utilizing ancient energies and engaging in practices that create life-altering effects. As Tesla stated, “If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” I was so moved and wondered, “What else can I create or co-collaborate with if my energy aligns with my intention?” After practicing, studying, and exploring healing modalities, I moved to Sedona, and I felt ready to set my sails into the sea of my soul! But….. In considering teaching or delving deeper into specific modalities, nothing ever felt like “mine.” It was like my personal signature was simply not linking into all these things that other people had already pioneered. Then I heard about Tachyon Energy. I heard that people like Einstien and Tesla have tried to develop a formula to describe how it operates. Yet, it is merely something that has to be experienced to be fully understood. I thought, “What!?” This sounded miraculous, and I had to try it myself! I found the Tachyon Wellness Center. As soon as I sat in this energy, I met my angels, and I was having conversations with my angelic self. I felt amazing for days after I left. It blew my mind when I started to utilize Tachyon Energy to create healing scripts for myself, friends, and, eventually, my clients. People were releasing through tears, laughter, and all kinds of soul journies were being experienced by merely channeling this Tachyon energy with intention and words. Then, another beautiful miracle happened. During the height of COVID, I started to speak Light Language. If I was spending time outside or in the bathtub, I found myself speaking in tongues. Sounds crazy, but my body felt so good, my Heart so pure, and my mind so clear, and I knew this was no accident. I kept this to myself for a while because I did not quite understand what was happening. I was so worried about what my family would think until I discovered that this language resonates with the body’s largest electromagnetic field, the Heart. As humans evolve, we align the mental body and the Heart in a more balanced way to speak truth and love into the world without the mind’s dominance. I learned that this language moves past the limiting beliefs of the mind into the resonance of each person’s vibrational needs at that moment. It seeks to balance, clear, and align and harmonize in a new vibration of wellbeing. Light Language actually activates and recodes our own personal vibrational frequency. As I spoke this language to others, they started to have similar experiences as the Tachyon Healings (releasing emotional blockages through tears, feelings of lightness, ease, etc.). I had no idea this language could do that! I spent months combining Tachyon Healings, Light Language, and Crystalline Soul Healing to my Reiki sessions. I offered these modalities to my close friends at first as a playful way to experience healing. All of this “play” has turned into a deep understanding of what the planet needs during these significant shifts. This was not only a call to start a business, but a call to support the vitality of human beings. Today, I am having a blast as I can see what is happening for people in their sessions. Each person’s unique experience has been nothing short of miraculous. Creating Light of Grace was less of a thought process as it was feeling into what the world was calling for; a chance to experience an evolution back into the Heart.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
It seems like there are some people who are doing similar practices but there is no one who offers exactly what I am offering. The services that I offer my clients are a potpourri of modalities depending on what the client’s heart is calling for. I am excited to share with the world how they can maintain sovereignty in their own energy and recognize when they need to give themselves some extra TLC. It is exciting to share with people how EASY it is to do this on their own so they can be their own healer and maintain optimal health. The most important challenge I overcame was judging myself in comparison to what others were doing or how established they were. In a place like Sedona, you truly see all colors of the rainbow in terms of the healing/energy realm of business. I feel like what I am doing everyday is FUN and I thought for a long time it had to feel heavy. It was huge for me to release control and allow joy to ignite the path of the unknown. I would love for all of us to remember that the answers we need is usually within us. It is more important than ever for all of us to trust our intuition, express ourselves without fear of judgement, and surrender into the adventure of the unknown.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take visitors to the hike at West Fork early in the AM. It is so nice to cool down a bit as the entire hike bumps up along the creek. Afterwards we would break at Local Juicery and maybe bring our smoothies over to check out the Buddhist Stupa. In the afternoon we would go to Mystical Bazzar or Crystal Magic to get some fun “Sedona Shwag” (crystals, a Tarot deck, a book, jewelry, etc). We would be sure to catch the Sedona sunset over at Do Mesa or on Sugar Loaf Summit where the hike is short but the views are spectacular! Afterwards, we would grab dinner and margs at Elote or sit by the creek at Lauberge de Sedona for a beautiful meal in a unique setting. For the sneak peak at what a local does, I would pop into Sedona Water Works where you can meet Rachel and David. They are Sedona’s RAD couple who offer all typed of water infusions so you get only the best hydration in the desert. I would take my friend to a Radical Rebounding class with Rachel Marjanovich. Rachel sets up over 25 trampolines on Sunday morning at the Posse Fairground Pavillions to start the Sunday off jumping for joy! It would be important to show a visitor over to Claudia Granger (Psychic Medium), as she is THE psychic of this town. She has been featured on the Discover Channel and the Travel Channel for her phenomenally accurate readings.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jamie Francis @ Denver Pain and Performance Claudia Granger @ Claudia Granger Olivia Kenyon @ The Healing Chakra Jodie Wilson, Olivia Hardt Griffith @ Tachyon Wellness Sedona

Website: www.lightofgracereiki.com
Instagram: @lightofgrace77
Yelp: Light of Grace Sedona
Other: google business – Light of Grace Sedona

Image Credits
SASS photography, Sandra Walters, Olivia Hardt Griffith

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