I describe myself as an eternal student, always learning something new. I’m keen to share my study journey with you as I continue to learn and honour my soul’s path in this lifetime.
My career has changed many times in my life, from working in early childhood education to employment on remote cattle stations in the North. I operated my own bookkeeping consultancy business, then developed a reiki service offering sessions and teaching reiki to others. I’ve worked in community services in the disability sector, where I also delivered accredited training, and in women’s health, offering program coordination and life coaching. I’ve taught line dance, jazzercize, aerobics and years ago started up and ran a kindergym program in Broome. Now, as you know, I teach yoga and meditation and offer yoga therapy and Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations one-on-one.
I have been called a change agent, and I have to agree that I do like change in my own life and rarely allow myself to get stuck in a rut. No surprise then that I continually seek new learning opportunities and ways to deepen my knowledge so that I can share with others.
There is a consistent thread in my learning over the decades: wellness. I was born with an aversion to mainstream health institutions and that didn’t come from the family I grew up with but was a deep-seated knowing that I could heal myself. I also had a keen interest in anything esoteric from a very young age, like the inner witch wanting to be heard!
In 2016, I enrolled with the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine. Initially, I made great headway in my studies towards a Bachelor in Holistic Health Sciences. Around the same time, I enrolled in a yoga therapy diploma, something I had been waiting to do for a while. I thought I could do both, but the yoga therapy took precedence, and I have still not finished my bachelor! I only have three and half units left to finish and have set myself the goal of achieving this by the end of June.
One of my reasons for sharing my journey here is to ask you to keep me accountable. I thought if I share with you what I am learning, it will help me consolidate my knowledge and you can nudge me along and keep me on track. Hopefully, you will find the journey interesting too!
If you like, feel free to reach out and see how I’m going, or comment below with your tips for achieving a big goal. Or share an endeavour of your own!
The unit I am now picking up to work on is Introduction to Holistic Health and Quantum Physics. We are living in very challenging – and at the same time exciting – times as we see old systems dropping away and making room for the new to enter. Here are some of the concepts I am exploring in this unit:
- holistic health is based on Consciousness
- moving away from linear thinking to multidimensional thinking in holistic medicine
- the concept of nonlocality – that we are energetic beings not limited by time and space
- prevention is key to wellness
- coaching and easily accessible technology for instant feedback on state of health
- neuroplasticity, habits and lifestyle changes
- thinking outside the box in prevention – creativity
What is holistic health, you might be asking?
The concept of holism in quantum medicine refers to the wholeness of an individual going beyond the physical to encompass the multidimensional layers of our being. It’s the concept yoga therapy is based upon, that we are made up of layers we call koshas and energy centres called chakras.
For example, if you came to see me for a sore knee, we would look much deeper than the physical manifestation of the knee problem, considering potential emotional imbalances and thoughts, beliefs or attitudes that may have contributed to the knee condition. We’d examine the big picture of what is going on in your environment that contributed to the condition. With a broader understanding, we can create an optimal healing environment. This way of working puts responsibility back on the individual to look at ways of managing the energetics of the situation, a very empowering process that allows you to take your own healing power back. An exciting way forward, don’t you agree?
I look forward to sharing more snippets of this unit with you as we move to healthier times, giving you insight and tools to move towards more preventative medicine and true wellness.
Oh, one more thing. I have signed up for a Tarot reading course this year. What!? Yes, my need for the esoteric is rising once again. As an incentive to get this bachelor finished, I am using the tarot study as a reward. The sooner I can get the degree finished, the sooner I can start diving into the tarot world. I already love reading runes and have done for a number of years, so it is not too much of a stretch to be exploring tarot.
Please share your thoughts and comments with me as we journey together. ‘Til next fortnight, take care, breathe fully, get your bare feet on the earth, soak up some sun and refresh in the ocean. The season of summer is calling.