Meet your Essence Maker ...
Self-employed since the age of 21, Lori D'Ascenzo has been a lifelong pioneer and trendsetter. For 17 years she was an internationally recognized floral designer. She loves the beauty, colour, scent, and everything about flowers
Lori believes her award-winning talent as a floral designer came in part from her innate ability to sense or feel the 'soul' or energy of the flowers and to present them in a way that expressed their individual qualities. She is also able to communicate with spirit and found unique ways to get spirit's message to loved ones expressed through the medium of her funeral flower arrangements
In the early 1990's, Lori's pioneering approach and passion gradually turned toward natural health. Lori became a health research writer and for 2 decades produced Niagara Region's first health magazines, directories and health expos. Her broad and ecclectic interests were a decided asset as a writer, allowing Lori to find common links between seemingly unrelated topics that helped her uncover startling new truths in health and medicine
Lori has interviewed, studied and learned from some of our planet's most respected scientists, researchers, and natural health experts, keeping her on the forefront of emerging quantum medicine for more than two decades. Much of Lori's focus has been on the research of respected scientists such as Bruce Lipton, David Suzuki and William Tiller
Lori was one of the first in North America to become certified in SCENAR Therapy. She has studied psychology since the age of 15, is a Reiki practitioner, a Master Vibro-Accoustic Healing practitioner, and an esoteric astrologer (specializing in the science of the evolution of the soul), allowing Lori to add further dimension to her understanding of people at the emotional and soul level
Then, at 4PM on March 3, 2002, Lori's life changed forever....Travelling at 60 mph on a highway in her convertible, Lori hit a stopped transport truck
How she survived the catastrophic crash is a miracle. That Lori walked away from the accident defies explanation. But, the true impact of that day was how it became a powerful catalyst that closed a chapter in her life and irrevocably changed Lori forever ...
In one cataclysmic moment, she lost all emotional attachment to memories and experiences, attitudes and beliefs that, until that point, had created and directed her life. Areas of her emotions she had been blocking were instantly cleared. She could feel again with great depth and childlike innocence
What Lori soon began to understand was that the accident had released her from the past and she was now free to choose whatever life she wanted. Former idealistic ambitions and urgent missions were gone. She was free of all desires but one ... to love and be loved
As she relinquished control and allowed the universe to unfold her new destiny, for the first time in her life, Lori experienced true happiness and freedom! Her life became filled with magic, moments of pure wonder and serendipity. She even became 'magically' re-united with the love of her life after 25 years apart!
Lori now fully understands that happiness is not something we need to seek or stive toward. It is our natural state. We have simply learned to be unhappy!
That fateful car accident was the catalyst for Lori to strip her life down to the core level, to lose emotional baggage and conditioning from her past so she could rediscover her truest self. She began to understand that her destiny was to help others 'unlearn' their lives to achieve the same freedom, happiness and authenticity with which she had been gifted
What's in a name? It is said that your name reveals your true destiny or what you have come to share. The name D'Ascenzo means "of the Ascension". Ascension is a term used for Self-Realization--the knowing or becoming of your Divine self
Lori is still in awe at the amazing full circle that has come about as she again accesses her lifelong relationship with flowers to create the world's most revolutionary living botanical essences. She is now incorporating a whole lifetime of learning and experience from very diverse fields and synthesizing it all into one profound healing modality ... frequency healing with flowers
Lori believes that most everyone who becomes a natural healer has undergone an arduous journey of personal sadness, pain and ultimate triumph. It is through our own painful experiences that we develop compassion, understanding, skills and wisdom
That is the gift that Lori now brings to Enlightened Feelings. Throughout her life Lori has faced many traumatic and challenging family and personal experiences. Most of her life was spent in struggle, pushing against life like it was some kind of adversary to be tackled. She endured almost a lifetime of feeling unloveable, believing she had to be perfect to earn respect and love from others
Using the tools she now shares with you, Lori has risen above these painful experiences again and again to find happiness, love and inner peace. She has discovered by deep and profound experience that love and joy truly are our natural state and everything else we have learned
Lori now shares her life and her love with her soulmate and the life-long love of her life, Sam Rotella. Separated by distance and culture in 1980, Lori and Sam found each other again in 2003. Their real-life fairytale love story is inspiring proof that true love really does endure through all things
Lori continually demonstrates through her own daily life that your life can be beautiful if you will only choose to release your past and become free of all that is holding you down. Lori is here to help you do just that
Distilled from 2 decades of diverse training, research, experimentation, case studies, refinement, and experience, her unique approach to wellbeing is subtle, but it gets optimal results quickly without pain, struggle or frustration. Learn more about our services
Amy Whitney captures a fascinating interview with Lori D’Ascenzo on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ200GF0AjA
Read about Lori's story in her book 'Enlightened Feelings Awakened' available in 2017