How do you get from clothing design to a Holistic Practitioner?
THAT is my story.
My interest in Holistic Healing started in Germany. My father-in-law had phantom pains from a bad leg amputation as a POW in Russia. He tried everything to find relief.
I heard about Healing Hands, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Energy Healing, Flower essences, Pyramid Therapy and many, many others. But of course, before that, are the Old Wife’s Remedies that every mother and grandmother practices. Have a sore throat? Gargle with salt water…..
Use Chamomile tea or Calendula balm to soothe a burn, or Arnica for bruises and shock, etc……
I started to visit a Healer myself, and even the GP I saw offered first a Holistic Remedy, before using old school medicine.
Little by little I changed my thoughts and attitude to a “softer” way of treating and healing myself. I practise Yoga, and exercise most days of the week. I have not eaten red meat nor pork for decades, and am committed to using chemical-free cleaning and skin care products.
In 2009 I attended a business course in Toronto. One of the participants was Kathy Walker. One day when we were “reporting” on our three goals for the month, Kathy mentioned that she would be presenting an information evening on a course that she intended teaching later on that year. I thought it might be a good idea to go along and listen, as I was very interested in learning Reiki.
Before I knew what was happening, I had signed up!
I had NO idea how I was going to pay for it, as my then business wasn’t doing too well, that’s why I was attending the first course!
Right from day one I was hooked! I sometimes felt completely out of it, as a former clothing designer……..but I loved everything about it and looked forward to each and every day we were in class.
A lot of healing occurred during the classes too, something I had not reckoned with, but it would seem we ALL came with baggage!
Kathy Walker is an inspiring Healer and Teacher. One of the prerequisites of the course was that we would have had to be a client of hers, to understand how it worked and why one had to follow certain guidelines.
I remember saying to Kathy one day after we had completed the classes, how SIMPLE everything seemed, when one stuck to the “rules.”