"If you know me based on who I was a year ago, you don't know me at all. My growth game is strong. Allow me to reintroduce myself." ~ Power of Positivity
I was born in early December 1962, a late addition to a family where my three older sisters received me with varying degrees of delight. Or so the story goes. I was Jacqueline Kate, or Jackie, until I began my career as a RN at Children's National Medical Center in 1986. At that time I became Ms. Jacqui or Nurse Jacqui to the kids and their parents. I'm not sure why I changed the spelling. I loved my job and spent the next twenty-five years passionate about my work. Early on in my career, I found my niche on the oncology unit after I was assigned to care for an eleven year old leukemia patient. He touched my heart with his life, and his death, and I had found the answer to the longing in my soul. Palliative care particularly spoke to me. I later joined a team who went on to create a special room on our unit for children who were transitioning to the Other Side. I felt that I was living out the blueprint of my own creation as I walked beside these kids and their parents while they navigated their way through their journey with cancer. I am honored, grateful and so blessed to have shared this time with them.
Perhaps it was the death of my sister Diane, when I was ten, that catapulted me forward into the spiritual arena. She spent time with me in a dream visitation about six weeks after her death and introduced me to the afterlife. From that moment forward, I was comfortable at the bedside of the dying because I knew that no one ever really dies. There is simply a transition and transformation to another type of life.
I am a voracious reader and have been a seeker of all things spiritual my whole life. Many of my feelings, things that I "knew" to be true, were validated by the experiences of others in the books that I read.
On November 14, 2011, during an outpatient surgical procedure, there were complications and I died. I spent time on the Other Side and had what is termed a near death experience. (NDE) I was allowed to choose whether or not I wanted to return. My choice was to come back but I am different now. I brought the Love with me and I came back to share this Love with those around me.
After my return, I felt that I could not fit back into my body. There was so much more of me and I wasn't just Jacqui anymore. I made the decision during my Reiki Master/Teacher training to become Jacqui Kate. I am still in the process of remembering and living in the magnificence of my eternal soul.
During my NDE, I saw many different potential futures for myself. I am living one of those futures right now. It includes helping others to see their own unique gifts and remember who they truly are.
A few of my formal trainings are listed below though I am always first guided by Spirit.
Spiritual Counseling Facilitator Training Program - American Academy of Bereavement - May 2005
Understanding the Needs of the Dying - David Kessler RN - AAB - May 2007
Quality of Life for Children: Pediatric Palliative Care Conference - September 2007
Past Life Regression Therapy Intensive - The Weiss Institute with Dr. Brian Weiss - October 2008, October 2012 and September 2016
Healing Touch Levels 1-4 - September 2010 - May 2011
Healing Touch for Animals Levels 1 and 2 - October 2010, July 2011
Healing Through Music - James Van Praagh and Ciaran Sheehan - October 2010
Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki Master/Teacher - March 2010 - February 2, 2012
Basic Hypnosis - September 2011
Awakening Your Soul Signature Intensive - Panache Desai - July 2013
Develop Our Soul Connection - Mediumship Intensive - James Van Praagh - October 2014
If you would like to read more about my NDE and my other spiritually transformative experiences, please visit my blog at https://katedelodovico.wordpress.com/ . There are links to a few of the posts below.