There are a few people in my life who deeply impacted where and who I am today. They are not your typical, flashy motivational speakers or mega life coaches. These fine humans work behind the scenes and touch hundreds of lives with their kindness, their compassion and deep understanding of the spirit and the body. Through their journey I too experienced a profound cognizance of the interconnectedness of all beings. Through them, my life has become richer on many levels.
I devised a set of questions to help you understand the intricacies of these amazing humans.
I met Patti in one of my classes, where she was a diligent student and before I knew it she became my teacher. I watched this woman embody power, knowledge and passion in every one of her interactions. I also was fortunate to have her facilitate a Reiki healing session on my dying dog. My dog is alive and well today and I attribute that largely to Patti. She taught me a new way of thinking and being around animals and plants. She is a miracle and a miracle worker herself. Here is a little glimpse into her spirit
1.How and when did you know that this is the career path you wanted to walk on?
I knew this path of healing and metaphysics since I was three years old . My studies with spiritual healers who frequented our home continued until my teens when I studied zen. I continued to ignore the pull for a decade until I had to witness western medicine treat my mother’s cancer and my father’s clinical depression, that is when i activated, over sixteen years ago now. I thought someone else was going to solve the problem of emotional aspects manifesting in the physical illness but that was always my job. My parents are alive, well and are Reiki II students of my teachings.
2.Given that you see many clients/patients/students each day, how do you recharge, what’s your process?
i never really think about having to recharge as that would suggest my ego is doing something that was a drain. My life is balanced from a be here now principle so i always know what i need when i need it by tuning in. My lifestyle is my process with my daily practice of 5 tibetan rites, your classes of course, my meditation, being silly with my dogs, hiking with friends, loving what i do, being grateful that i choose this way of life, doing my daily reiki practice and accepting each change, each unexpected twist and turn in the road as divine guidance. I am always recharging even when i am charged.
3.If you were given a debit card with unlimited funds, what would you do with it?
I have had to think about this for a few days as it is a responsibility to have this dope card. I was reminded of a few years ago when i conducted a personal experiment. I liked giving to a local soup kitchen anonymously over the holidays but i wanted to have a more direct experience. I purchased ten starbucks cards put cash in envelopes with the cards. I drove around hollywood looking for my targets which felt strange. I also recognized my discrimination in choosing who i would give each card to. anyone too large, displaying mental illness i was cautious to approach and i observed myself “choosing.” later, I went to the vedanta center to reflect and I had some beautiful moments giving directly buy i also saw the beauty of giving with no choosing.
So with my unlimited funds, i would set up direct debits with charities and groups of my choosing as well as a foundation that would give to charities of their choosing. I would open a sanctuary in Los Angeles dedicated to bringing people back to their joy to remind them of the gratitude that has been lost.
I would also use my card to facilitate the dreams of others and purchase the courses, programs, teachings to take them further onto their path. I would help healers transition from their “normal” day jobs to become healers. I would enjoy listening to my family and friends deepest desires and joyfully delivering them as anonymously as possible. I would be present to each moment wondering how to use my debt card to bring happiness to others in my daily life and I would buy a years supply of yoga with ursula twice a week. It would really be a full time job just thinking how to spend these unlimited funds and i may need a focus group to invent more creative ways to spread the funds of joy to the world.
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