Certified Ahai 7D Energy Healing practitioner Melinda Van Fleet conducts sessions on Zoom or in person. MARY GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY/Contributed

Certified Ahai 7D Energy Healing practitioner Melinda Van Fleet is “a beacon of light and radiant energy,” according to one of her clients. 

Another woman said that after a session with Van Fleet, her knee with a 24-year-old injury felt “good as new.” Yet another client said, “Since my session, I’ve experienced positive shifts in my life and energy and will be going back for more.”

And bonus: She’s just darn fun to talk to. Bubbling with positive energy, she gives out big-sis vibes, chatting about everything from fishing to the latest Netflix streamer. 

“It feels good to help people,” she told Keys Weekly a few days ago over a cup of coffee. She explained that her own journey led her to Ahai. “And if I have a gift to do this work, then I should be doing it.”

At this point, let’s provide a full disclosure: Van Fleet is one of Keys Weekly’s intrepid reporters. She is not a doctor. However, she is also a certified life and business coach, constantly searching for new ways to help her clients — and herself — get unstuck and make healthy decisions, mentally, physically and spiritually. This journey has led her to add another modality to her practice, Ahai.

And it seems to be working. The testimonies that kicked off this story are those from happy clients. She has even helped this reporter out of a jam (more on that later).

“In 2020, I felt stuck,” she said. “I was still a sales rep and trying to get my coaching business off the ground. I was buried in sadness, with my brother dying tragically at age 29, and my husband, Ryan, and I had lost jobs.”

Van Fleet’s work with a spiritual teacher and her own research made her aware of Christina Rice, an intuitive channel and the founder of Ahai 7D Energy Healing. Rice theorizes that everything is energy, from health to money and relationships, and that humans have the ability to change their energy and experience miracles.

According to Van Fleet, Rice was given a high-frequency energy called Ahai from the seventh dimension — the “7D” in the modality’s name. The seventh dimension is the frequency where miracles happen.

Van Fleet is well aware there may be skeptics who firmly reside in the third dimension, where many of us can barely find the TV remote and worry about finding health insurance, among other things.

 “It’s all good,” she said with a laugh. “As with anything, there’s always going to be skeptics, people who are like, ‘No way, Jose.’ I totally get it.” 

But when she participated in Ahai’s healing sessions, they changed her life.

“My veil of sadness lifted,” she said. “New people and collaborations came into my life and business, where before I was hiding and scared. And it helped my neck and shoulder.”

In fall 2022, Van Fleet felt drawn to provide Ahai healing in her practice, and she went through a mentorship to become a practitioner. 

“I’m the channel conduit for the Ahai energy, and it really just magnifies the clients’ own energy for their intentions,” she explained. “For someone familiar with energy healing, reiki is similar, but Ahai is stronger.”

Van Fleet conducts the one-hour sessions either in person or on Zoom. She discusses what the client is seeking to heal, then she channels energy for 20 minutes to amplify their intentions. 

One of Van Fleet’s clients, Gretta Zutz, personally attests to the power of an Ahai session. 

“I’ve seen tremendous transformation,” Zutz said. “I felt a deep relaxation through my neck, and I had been experiencing neck pain which Melinda did not even know about. The channeling helped me clear a cloud of a recent professional breakup, and I also was left with some very positive reflections.”

And personally, I can say this. Van Fleet conducted a mini Ahai session with me, which involved a reiki-like movement of her hands and a discussion about my intentions for a personal problem. Over the next few days, I was surprised to find my outlook toward the problem was much more positive. I found solutions and energy where there was none before. 

Van Fleet asks potential clients to have an open mind. And to take heart.

“It’s ok to be sad,” Van Fleet said. “You’re going to be fine. This helps you get there a little faster. If I can help on that journey, that makes me happy.”

For more information, follow @melinda_vanfleet on Facebook or Instagram, or go to Inquiries or appointments, email [email protected].

Charlotte Twine fled her New York City corporate publishing life and happily moved to the Keys six years ago. She has written for Travel + Leisure, Allure, and Offshore magazines;; and the Florida Keys Free Press. She loves her two elderly Pomeranians, writing stories that uplift and inspire, making children laugh, the color pink, tattoos, Johnny Cash, and her husband. Though not necessarily in that order.