A Divine Thank You

Dear Divine Entrepreneur,

  • Has your life been touched by a healer or therapist?
  • Has a mentor changed your life?
  • Have you ever thought you would like to say “thank you” to them but cannot for one reason or another? (Perhaps too much time has passed or they are no longer around or even available.)

Would you like to?

As spiritual entrepreneurs, we have all had people who touched us deeply and transformed our lives.  Yet, for most of us, when this happened, we were in a phase of growth and didn’t understand the powerful difference they were making.  It was only years later, in looking back, that we realized how powerfully they touched us and transformed our world.

We really didn’t ever really say “thank you” for the gift they gave.

This is what happened to me.  In 2000, my life turned upside down and well, completely fell apart.  People I thought I could count on turned out not to be count-on-able.  Things I thought I had in place disappeared.

Life changed, and I entered into a very sacred, dark-night-of-the-soul period.

When I look back, I remember one person who held me in my grief in a way that no one else did (or could).  There were people who supported me, but this one woman, an alternative healer, transformed my experience of this painful period.

She brought light into my darkness.

She gave me a safe place to cry.

She taught me to trust my process.

She taught me to trust my intuition.


Her name was Wray Shelton.

I’ve never had the opportunity to thank her.  She moved and I lost touch with her.  She doesn’t know who I’ve become.  And she doesn’t know that her gift to me – a lost, frightened, hurting healer-initiate – completely changed me.



Divine guidance does interesting things.  It guided me to share this thank you letter with you.

And it has guided me to ask you to do pay it forward:  to write your own "Thank you" to someone who helped transform your life.

I believe that so many of us don’t realize how powerful the work is that we do.  We don’t see the long-term effects of our sessions.  We don’t know how someone's life transformed.

Healers and therapists, coaches and ministers do their sessions with people, and know their clients’ lives have changed, but don’t always know to what extent.


They don’t often hear:


Thank you so much; you made a huge difference in my life.
Here’s how.


So I invite you to share your own experience.  I invite you to share your own “Thank you” letter to someone who has changed your life.


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see this page light up with hundreds of “Thank you!” letters?

Can you imagine if you saw a letter here
thanking you for sharing your gift?


Your Invitation

Share your story below.  Taking the time to do this will touch the lives of many and bring inspiration and hope to other spiritual entrepreneurs who are sharing their healing gifts day in and day out (and even wondering at times “Is this worth it?”)


Tell them yes. 

Tell them to keep going. 

Tell them the difference their work has made in your life.


Woman holding flowers and reading note smiling


And go to sleep tonight with a smile on your lips and a happy heart, knowing you made a difference to someone today.  🙂

Divine hugs,


Rev. Anne Presuel
Your 6th Sense Guide to a 6-Figure Business


Dear Wray:

When I first came to see you in the spring of 2000, I was struggling with my marriage.  I had no idea what to do and how to make things better.

I remember saying to you that first day “I don’t need this as much as my daughter and my husband need it. But I’m coming because Penny, our therapist, recommended you, and I’m curious as to what this is.”

Then I got on your table and you put your hands on the top of my feet.

In that moment, my life changed.  I didn’t know then what it was that was so incredible, but I felt it.  Something inside me took a deep breath and relaxed.

I now know I felt the energy of the Divine
through the hands of a healer.

I ended up seeing you regularly for several years.

When my life fell apart in July 2000, you were there.

When it got worse that fall, you were there.

When it became totally unmanageable that winter, you were there.

And when it began to get better, you were there.

You showed me a different way of being. When Penny told me “Your intuition saved your daughter’s life,” you helped me begin to understand what intuition was.  By modeling it.  By asking me questions to help me connect to my own intuition.  By sharing your own stories.

You showed me what a true healer is.  Even though I was surrounded by doctors and other therapists, your sessions are what stand out in my mind as a safe place to be during that dark night of my soul.

You held the space of possibility for me when I thought there was no possibility.

You knew I could heal from the trauma because you had been there yourself – and healed.

You taught me one of the deepest lessons there is:  how to love without judgment.


In my relentless search for healing, I somehow refused to give up.

I became a healer because of your gift to me.

Somewhere inside of me, I knew healing – total healing – existed from the trauma I was in.

Somewhere inside of me, I knew I would feel joy and love again.

I just didn’t know where it was.  But you held the space for me to explore.

During our sessions, we explored how my body talks to me, how it held memories, how connected it was to other times and dimensions.  We explored what intuition was, what the meaning of life is, why things happen and where to go when they do.

They were amazing sessions and experiences.  During them:

  • You taught me to hold sacred space.
  • You taught me to listen to that still, small voice within.
  • You taught me to see an experience from all sides, with love.
  • You taught me to trust my body’s deep wisdom.
  • You taught me to trust my process.
  • You taught me to read energy, to feel energy, to trust energy.
  • You taught me to wait for the answers instead of demanding they show right here, right now.
  • You taught me to be my own healer.

How can I ever thank you for the gift you gave me?  The truth is I can’t.  Words cannot begin to describe the love I have for you in my heart.  They cannot begin to describe the honor and respect I carry for you in my eyes.  Please know that even with this simple “Thank you, Wray” there is so much more that is unsaid.

But it’s there.  In my heart.  In my mind.

You changed my life.  I am who I am today because of your love and wisdom.

Thank you, Wray.

Rev. Anne Presuel

Dear Annette:

Little did I know back in 2009 that you would become my soul-sister.

We became friends during the Total Coach years as we worked to find our path and build our online businesses. I supported you with “techie stuff” and you opened my eyes to alternate ways of viewing my growing health challenge with Asthma. I began to understand the message my body was trying to share with me, thanks to the wisdom you shared.

You led by example, weaving your spirit into your work and your work into your spirit. It allowed me to see that it might be possible for me to do that too.

We partnered on several online adventures and were always there for each other to share our excitement, our disappointments, our frustrations, and our Ah-ha moments. As we continued with our tag-team support system, we have grown our businesses and forged our paths.

As I took a leap of faith, pulled-up my roots and moved with my family to “change everything,” in our life that wasn’t working, you were a constant support system for me.

You and your intuitive wisdom and empathic knowing were able to hold the space for me to grow into myself this past year or so, and for that…

I am deeply grateful.

You introduced me to the reality of energy work, gently sharing wisdom and tools. You listened with compassion during moments of crisis and panic. You supported me during bouts of self-doubt. You re-ignited my passion for horses, allowing me to share your own horse journeys and as you re-branded yourself as the conscious cowgirl.

Though we have never physically met (yet,) you are like my big sister, best friend, master teacher all rolled up into one. Better than that, you are my Soul-Sister!


Thank you for the beautiful being you are!

Thank you for all that you have done for me and for others!


With heartfelt gratitude,

Sherry Bowers

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27 responses to “A Divine Thank You”

  1. Kim Loftis says:

    Dear Ingrid,

    Back in 2006 I was a new business owner, and I had just had a shocking experience with a colleague that left me feeling raw, vulnerable and questioning my gifts.

    Yours was a voice of objectivity, compassion and deep kindness that helped me to straighten my spine, stand in my empowerment and firmly find my feet again. Your beautiful coaching gift took me from a place of feeling brutalized and deeply disenfranchised, to a calm, serene place from which my heart and soul were able to begin shining brightly once again.

    Our conversation was one of the reasons why I eventually cut all ties with this colleague, whom I had originally trusted and considered a good friend. You held a gentle, loving space in which I was able to discover the learning, self-empowerment and self-responsibility I so needed in that moment of my life. You also helped me to deal with my perfectionist tendencies from a place of warmth and humor, which further brought me into a state of tranquility.

    I didn’t discover until later what a catalyst our conversation was for me, but in hindsight it’s very clear. Thank you for being a catalyst, a conduit and a steady, kind presence in a moment where I deeply needed one. We haven’t spoken in years, but I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your impact on my journey.

    With Much Love and Joy,

  2. Anne says:

    So beautiful, Kim. Thank you for sharing. xoxoxoxo

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  4. Edward Vilga says:

    I would like to leave a Divine Thank You for the person who has been the most challenging of my adult life.

    Without this human, I would not be the person I am today.

    I would not have had the adventures I’ve enjoyed.

    I would not have formed the strength I have, nor generated the wings I have to fly.

    Perhaps most importantly, I would not have learned incredible lessons about forgiveness and letting go.

    And since I absolutely LOVE my life today –– and the life we would have had together would have been a pale imitation of what I enjoy now –– I thoroughly appreciate the stoking of my inner fire they provided.

    I am deeply appreciative of the Major Transformation you fueled and know on a deep soul level, we will always be cosmically connected!

  5. Dear Cris McCullough, Holistic Counselor:

    When I first came to see you in 2000 out of a general curiosity, little did I know that for the next decade, you would be there with me through thick and thin. You supported me, healed me, taught me, regressed me, EFT’d me, read me, channeled for me, sorted me, opened me, lifted me, convinced me (when I doubted), and reassured me again and again. And again! There is NO way that I would be able to do the work I am now, without having had you in my life for so many years of pivotal and powerful personal growth. I will always be deeply grateful for you and the profound contribution of love and light you made (and make) in my life.
    Love + Respect Always,

  6. Richard says:

    Hi Anne


    My story starts off a bit similar to yours. Several year ago I was in the process of setting up my own massage business which I felt was divinely guided by god and spirit however I too was let down by certain people I thought I could count on which resulted in me losing my apartment and living on the streets.

    I used to fill in the days reading books in bookshops when one the corner of my eye noticed doreen virtue’s ‘angel therapy’ book on the shelf

    Also at this point I knew a bit about massage I didn’t know much about angels or angel healing

    Within a few years I had read all of doreen’s books and Oracle cards and picked myself up to create a very successful massage and healing business with many satisfied and loyal clients

    However the angels as channelled by doreen through her many amazing books and cards has changed my life in too many to remember magical ways plus enable me to infuse my massage and healing sessions with the power of angelic healing.

    So i would like to take this opportunity to thank my favourite Doreen Virtue for her amazing angel books and cards which have transformed my llife into a amazing spiritual odessey with many twist and turns that could rival the plot of any Hollywood blockbuster

    I am truly living a amazing magical, charmed, blessed life and I feel the love, support, guidance and protection of the angels every step
    of the way courtesy of the amazing works of doreen virtue who I am sure many of you will have heard of

    • Anne says:

      Oh, Richard, how beautiful! What an incredible journey … and it is so evident that you were guided and protected by the angels every step of the way! Thank you so much for sharing it. xoxoxox

  7. Gizelle says:

    To the most perfect Mum in existence,

    They say that a child can never fully understand the love that their parents have for them. In the same way, I don’t think that you will ever fully understand how much you mean to me and the enormous difference that you have made in my life.

    We have been through some strange experiences together – some challenging and some downright terrifying – but you were my rock and my safety through everything. Most importantly, we have had some fantastic fun, fabulous experiences and the greatest, hysterical belly laughs.

    Thank you for always listening to me and supporting me in all of my decisions. Thank you for respecting my space and allowing me to experience life without interfering, but being for me through the good and the bad regardless of what road I chose to take. Thank you for teaching me the lessons that you learnt through your life, because I know that some of them would have been painful and difficult to share – but you did that so that I could learn, understand and feel better about myself. Thank you also for always believing what I say – I know that your parents did not always believe your truths and you deserved much better.

    Thank you for being my foundation, my security, my home, my confidant, my best friend and most of all, my Mum.

    Love Gizelle

  8. Cathryn says:

    Dear Eric, We spent half a life time together and then parted ways. I have never really thanked you for everything that you made happen for me in our life. The number one thing that has helped me more than anything, is to be at this stage of my life and be debt free. This is huge and it’s all because you taught me how important it is, not to be loaded down with debts. I am able to live a very simple and uncomplicated (quite free) life. So this, my dear friend, is what I would like to thank you for. Cathryn

  9. Suzette Mathias says:

    I grew up a foster child with my brother and lived in several homes until we came to live with the Graff’s. My foster mom I always called her Mom. She had taught me alot growing up there. Told me I can be whatever I want be just believe in yourself. She bought be my clarinet when I was in 6th grade. All the rest of my class had started in 5th grade in band. If it wasnt for her pushing me and making me practice I wouldn’t of went on to be in the American Musical Ambassador Band that went to Europe my senior year for 21 days and three days in New York City. The following year my foster Mom found out she had Pancreatic cancer and lived for 6 months after she found out. She tried everything to cure the cancer. I kept saying I believe we are going to cure this cancer Mom she said not sure anymore honey. I said someday Mom maybe not today. I love ya Mom

  10. Mary says:

    learning to like myself and to find interest and excitement in life — even my hair is returning to brown (from the white it had become, reflecting my disappointment with myself. You gave me more than I could imagine to ask for. Many things that I had thought couldn’t heal are healing.

  11. Michelle says:

    Thank you Vhee for seeing the psychic in me long before I ever did. Your faith taught me plenty and thank you for telling me that I used to really know the angels. I work with them now, I have a home, I have a job…..being an Angel reader. I really wish I could’ve thanked you in person and I hope you know how grateful to you and Spirit that I am.

    Valencia, you gave me a space to read and really encouraged me to turn it into my business….to heal. When I missed California, you bought my tickets…from India? Thank you…..thank you! You believe in me….thank you

    • Anne says:

      Wow, what a beautiful story, Michelle. And what a gift Vhee was in your life. May all be so blessed. xoxoxoxo

  12. The person that comes to mind that I have never been able to thank is a high school teacher named Joyce Bryner. Last I heard, she had moved several states away, but I have been unable to locate her. My family, growing up, was dysfunctional, and life was often tough during the time she knew me. As part of the English class she taught, we had to keep a journal, and sometimes she would respond to our entries. She was always very kind and she made it obvious that she liked me, believed in me, and hoped for the best for me in every way. I’ve never forgotten her and I wish I could find her in order to tell her how much her kindness & support meant to me. Thank you, Ms. Bryner!! Remembering your kindness has helped me in more ways than I can enumerate.

    • Anne says:

      I love this, Jeanine! Isn’t it wonderful how teachers transform our lives in so many ways? Thank you…

  13. Lucy says:

    I’d like to thank Cindy, my first teacher and with whom I first experienced Energy Medicine. Cindy holds a space where one can learn. grow and blossom at their own pace, in their own time, in whatever direction feels right. Almost a decade later, Cindy is still part of my journey, I am so blessed! I realize now, through Cindy’s example, just how important it is for healers and teachers of healers to hold space for their clients and students, and how dedicated one must be to continuing to do their own inner work, and to learn and grow themselves. Thanks Cindy! In Joy! .

  14. Dear Don,
    You were more than my guidance counselor in high school and changed my life in more ways than just preparing me for college. You became a trusted friend who had the nerve to intervene on my behalf with my parents, who put the Good Housekeeping Seal of Disapproval on anything that I wanted to do.
    I was shy, introverted, emotionally abused and traumatized. You taught me to look you in the eye when speaking, instead of looking away in shame. You were genuinely interested in me when no one at home gave a rip about me, let alone my future. For the first time, there was an adult in my life that truly cared about me and saw my potential. I’m so glad we stayed in touch for the 25 years that you had left on earth.
    The day I learned that you had passed, I headed up the canyon to my sacred spot and wept. As quickly as the tears started to flow, there you were, sitting right next to me. The ease with which we communicated was just like having a conversation with you in person. I didn’t even know back then that I was channeling – all I knew was that I needed you and you were there, in death, just as you had always been in life.
    I can never thank you enough for all the support and belief you extended during my formative years, but your greatest gift was to reach beyond the grave and show me my true calling not only as a medium but as a coach with a mission to help others evolve beyond their limiting beliefs.
    Forever in gratitude,

    • Anne says:

      Oh, Teresa, thank you. I’m so touched by your beautiful letter. What an incredible gift Don was to you, and I am certain you were to him. xoxoxoxo

  15. Susanne Suffoletta says:

    Dear Anne –

    I am in an Wifi area.. Attempting to learn how to type email. I still have not learned how to type or email…

    I Am So Extremely Grateful to have had you in my life. You gave me the Gift of Unconditional Love, And Helped Me to Believe in Myself, To Have Boundaries in All Areas of Life, and To Go For It… To Be A Full Time Healer. And I Am Finally Doing Just That… A Full Time Healing Touch Reflexologist Massage Therapist. Helping People Heal and Feel Brand New, working for a Spa.

    I would Love to Have My Own My Own Business.

    I was so alone, when I met you.

    Thank you so much for helping me learn to be unconditional love to myself and to others. Thru your coaching me and eft. And Channeling Karleon.

    I am so happy that you can share your gifts and talents to So so many people since you learned how to use a computer and learned marketing.

    Lots and lots of Love,

    HealingTouch Reflexologist

    • Anne says:

      Oh… thank you, Susanne. What a beautiful thing to say. I’m very touched.

      Congratulations on being a full-time healer now! I’m so happy for you! It’s been a journey, hasn’t it?

      Big hugs, Anne

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