When I was a child, I used to lay in the garden and just feel, all sorts of things.
I listened to the wind in the trees, loved the flowers. It was a peaceful existence.
As childhoods go I was blessed to have a very loving family who had a more spiritual side to them. Both parents believed in so many healing things and while they believed a lot of things I did not always believe, there was much love and a safe environment to grow up in.
As the way it sometimes goes, not everything went smoothly personally for me. Events happened that altered my perspective on life and set up some negative patterns. I look back on these events, not altogether fondly, but most definitely with interest, on how they have been the main instigators into my own journey of understanding deeper principles of: self responsibility; healing and how to heal; leading a life of balance and de-stressing; standing in my own power and integrity; and always owning and following the call of my heart and my soul journey.
The first experience I had of a spectacular healing was with one of my now long term friends, MirIAM.
Back then, 24 years ago, I was doing a year long flower essence certificate course with Mark Wells, and it was there I met Annie Slaughter who was running a healing centre called Mevlana in St Kilda. Such a beautiful place.
I was a strong but slightly shy 30 year old who had just finished a diploma in Jazz and Improvisation at the Victorian College of the Arts here in Melbourne and, after the death of my father from Leukaemia, I needed a bit of a quiet time out to grieve and to rest from a hectic high powered study/performance lifestyle.
I visited to Mevlana to see what they were offering, there were all sorts of healing modalities to try out. It might have been a festival from memory, and I think I must have booked a session with MirIAM, even though I am pretty sure I had no idea what the word Kinesiology meant or what it entailed.
I had no idea what she was doing, but I sure felt the effects.
Each correction and each bit of information that came up was spot on, and I felt each correction through my body like a shock. I have since come to realise, as I have been blessed to have many balances/healings from MirIAM since, that I can say she is always spot on with her insights and her pathways to healing and has been responsible for some of the most profound and deepest changes/healings/understandings in myself.
[edit: What I have since also learnt was how sensitive I am to others feelings, thoughts and issues, I feel them and I sometimes even see them blatantly. This is a learning journey always and the more I look at this, the more I open up to the possibilities of what I can intuit/see/feel.]
The inner world, the quantum energies throughout our being, from the physical on a cellular level, through to the energetic levels such as light bodies and chakras, all move in accordance to our thoughts, our surroundings, our past and what we hold within us, and to find a fantastic healing modality for some of the more horrible things that had happened to me in my life, was a most profound and amazing experience.
This session began, alongside the flower essence certificate course, a love affair with pathways to healing and transformation. Delving into the understanding of the self and my soul learnings and journey, I went on to do Reiki I and II, Kinesology, Touch for health 1 and Healing Principles, then onto Kinergetics 1-8 with Phillip Rafferty. And of course now onto becoming a Reiki Master, ThetaHealer, and Access Bars facilitator.
One thing I can say from this journey is that all of these modalities offer such valuable tools to transformation, and also gift such profound insights and changes.
I knew I had an understanding of this stuff on a deep level, I found I had a knack for understanding the principle of each modality as I learnt them.
While I took a time out for my 2 beautiful daughters from offering these modalities to clients, I continued to visit healers, and look at my 'stuff' in order to work with the transformations, understandings and healings my own soul was asking for.
A Ba and a teaching degree later, I feel I have finally stepped back onto my path, and up to the plate.
I cannot deny that helping others with their journey brings me the utmost joy, and after a period of years where most everything went wrong in my life, and I hit the bottom of the barrel experiencing the deepest loneliness, poverty, and ill health I have ever experienced, I have come full circle back to the pursuit of joy, gratitude, love and wholeness and the offering of help to others who would like to experience the journey of healing.