Lindsey Wise answers the question:

What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?

Well, this is such a good question. As I really... put a hand on my heart and was able to connect very deeply with this question, I realized that it might be more than one person, but there was also, it took that one person to also say yes... and that is the experience that I had after giving birth to my daughter and hemorrhaging. We were at home. We were at a little cabin in the woods, up in the mountains, up above Santa Cruz, off Highway 49. When we were up there, it became very clear to our midwife that I was going to need to go to the emergency room. And yet, I sent the first ambulance away. I said, “No, it’s okay. I’m going to be all right. I’m visualizing that this is fine. I want a natural home birth.” Yet, I actually had an experience of flatlining and of dying, and I needed to go to the emergency room, and they used electricity to resuscitate me and to bring me back to life.

Then I needed five units of blood. I’m a universal donor so the blood type that I have is quite rare, and it took them three days to be able to get as much blood as I needed. I remember telling my husband, Josh, “No, no, no, it’s okay. I’ll just go home. I don’t want to be here.” Josh was like, “You have to get refilled with blood before you come home. Come on, don’t sign this other consent. Stay here.” So I really surrendered into being there in the hospital, holding my brand-new infant, Mirabelle, in my arms, nursing her. The spirit world was very thin; as I was laying there receiving that blood, and coming more and more back into my body and into this realm, this reality, I really was just awestruck with love that was pouring into me.

So although the question is that one person, I know that there were many people that had to be so selfless to say, “Hey, today and whatever I’ve got going on in my day, I’m going to pause, and I’m going to go and give my blood.” That precious act of kindness, which was not random, is why I’m able to sit here and be with you now, telling this story. As I was receiving the blood, I also really got to reflect on the fact that it didn’t matter if the person who had given this blood was a man or a woman. It didn’t matter what their skin color was. Any religion, any type of identity was completely lost in translation in that experience, because I just received it as all love, every single little drop of love.

So it helped me to understand where we’re at as a human race, the roots of how we’re all connected. I know this is supposed to be about me, but also my son, Elijah, when we lived in Bali, he was born in Bali, and he stopped being able to... he wasn’t able to absorb vitamin B12, and I was a vegan at the time. He wasn’t getting it from my milk, and we actually needed to go over to Singapore, and get a blood transfusion for Elijah. And it was that same thing of just feeling into this gratitude of the angels, the earth angels that had donated. My son Jasper also needed multiple blood transfusions during a health journey he’s been on for the last few years. So that is what I’m really celebrating, is the person that can wake up and take time out of their busy schedule to give life, to give love, and to give blood.



Immediately following the birth of her first child, Lindsey Wise bled to death. During her near-death experience, she found herself surrounded by multitudes of light beings, who initiated her into the world of subtle energies and healing vibrations. In that moment, she realized that all beings create their own unique vibration — their soul song. She also realized that she wanted to return to earth to be a mother to the daughter she had just birthed.

Lindsey’s work is to awaken humanity to the power of connection. She sees motherhood as a sacred calling. She has traveled the world and the astral realms, cultivating healing techniques to help people awaken to the power of their own voice and to honor the deep needs of the inner child. Lindsey is an E-RYT 500-certified yoga teacher. She blends yoga, breathwork, guided journeys, energetic healing, and community song to help people overcome fear and anxiety, and to clear the energetic blocks that limit expression.

She and her husband Josh have three children. As a family, they lived in Bali for eight years. They currently make their home in Northern California. Lindsey is honored to host this summit.

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This article appears in: 2021 Catalyst, Issue 5: Conscious Kids Summit