Independence for Carol

For all my friends who joined with those of the greater Monroe Institute community in sending prayers, healing energy and loving support to TMI Executive Director Carol de la Herran:

TMI announced today that Carol made her transition to the other side at noon today.

As I said when I first asked people to assist as best they could, “healing” doesn’t always mean “return to the physical life”; sometimes it means, moving on to the next phase of existence. This is a lesson all healers have to learn, whether their medium is conventional medicine, energy work, prayer, or some combination of the three.

It is no exaggeration to say that Carol burned out doing her best to save TMI from financial and other disaster, and did not burn out until she had accomplished that task. Her very last week before she was taken to the hospital saw her doing a trade show in Washington, D.C, then immediately driving with a friend to a conference in Detroit, Michigan, and then returning to TMI thinking that she would take a week-long course, which in the event proved to be impossible. She was in harness to the last moment.

When I think of Carol, I associate her not only with TMI, but with my first experiences of her, both of which involved healing and energy work.

In 1998, she was one of the teachers of a Reiki I course I attended. Her attunement, as it is called, moved me deeply. It felt like what I had expected the Sacraments to feel like, when I was a boy. Indeed, I sometimes said it was my first experience of a Sacrament.

Then a few years later, Carol and I were among a dozen or so participants at our mutual friend Nancy Dorman’s. For many years, Nancy held what she called an “energy exchange” once a month, and people paired up to do whatever healing modality they preferred. I well remember lying on my back on the massage table with my eyes closed, and feeling, without any uncertainty, Carol’s hands a foot and a half above my body, balancing chakras. (I opened an eye to be sure her hands were where I was feeling them, and they were.) Never experienced that before or after.

Neither experience should be surprising, in light of the fact that she ran a Reiki Center in Spain for decades, among all her other activities.

And now, on this , Independence Day, she has freed herself from the limitations of life on earth, and moves on to other things. Join me in raising a virtual glass and wishing her bon voyage.

 

TMI’s statement:

Dear TMI Family,

It is with deep sadness that we are writing to let you know – Carol de la Herran made her final transition today at noon Eastern Standard Time. Her loving family was with her when she passed.

Carol’s unconditional commitment to, and love of, The Monroe Institute was expressed daily through her actions as leader, administrator, colleague, educator, trainer, innovator, and family member. She will be dearly missed by her TMI family.

 

Plans for a memorial are in process. As details become available we will share them with you.
Meanwhile, please know that your well wishes, prayers, and positive energy make a difference. Thank you for supporting Carol and TMI through this time.

With love and gratitude,

The Monroe Institute

 

2 thoughts on “Independence for Carol

  1. Thanks for sharing with us the last activities of Carol. It offers to us a small comfort. She was the best support for my family in times of grief and we miss her badly since she moved to Virginia. And now, when she travelled so far, the feeling is stronger.
    For my own part and on behalf of my family, I would like to express my deep sympathy with all of TMI people and her family.

  2. Carol was, simply, one of the elevated souls at the Monroe who made it the unique place it is, and kept us all coming back. She is unforgettable. I will miss her, and my prayers now are that the institute will find a suitable replacement. Meanwhile, I mourn. I am so glad for the videos with her that I have recently seen on the website. Love to everyone there, Katie

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