In early 2014 in a state of sickness, exhaustion and (what felt like) helplessness, I looked up to God/Divine/Universe (‘Eat Pray Love‘ style) and said, “I’m exhausted and I’m at the end. I am so sick and tired and I don’t know what’s wrong with me or where to get help. What should I do?”
I was alone in my van sitting in Adelaide having just returned from Thailand and supposedly doing a road trip, which was really a I-have-no-idea-what-the-fuck-Im-doing trip. So I asked this question of the Universe, and as clear as as if you and I were talking face-to-face right now I heard, “Go to Coffs Harbour.”
I’ve spoken about this before in another blog somewhere, or perhaps in my bio, so I wont rehash it – but I will say that listening to that intuitive voice, that message from Spirit, not only saved my life (and health and sanity), but consequently led me on the most amazing journey that continues to grow and unfold everyday.
Once I was in Coffs Harbour I was led (intuitively) to a doctor who happened to also be the most amazing naturopath; and after a few weeks of getting to know me said, “I think you need to go see this doctor, who is also an acupuncturist. I think he may have something for you.”
As I had received acupuncture several times over the years I decided that this was a good idea, so I then went to see this next doctor.
And that’s when everything changed.
Yes, I have spoken about this before and as I said above I wont go into it again, but for a quick recap: the doctor/acupuncturist, Dr Alex Joannou, was in fact a medical doctor as well as a traditional acupuncturist, but he was also trained in Esoteric Acupuncture, which was something I’d never heard of and in fact didn’t even find out about until after my first session with him.
From my first session with Dr Alex my life changed. Literally.
I speak a lot about the world changing and consciousness rising, and I’m not the only one talking about this. We are experiencing what has been termed ‘the quickening’ (google it) and chances are if you are reading this post and resonate with this kind of material, then you already know this and are having your own experience of it. What I experienced in my first and subsequent sessions with Dr Alex I can only describe as my spiritual door (that had always been a little bit open) swung open completely and life as I knew it changed suddenly and dramatically.
Cut to today.
My journey over the past two years has seen me become rather fully immersed into my spiritual life. I have always been a ‘spiritual’ person insofar as Ive played around on the fringes of that life, knowing intuitively that it was the path that was meant for me, but fear kept me on the fringes – sort of between two lives. I meditated sometimes, I knew I was a psychic or a medium but didn’t listen, I haven’t eaten meat for 20+ years, I am consciously aware and always trying to ‘better myself’, trying to be mindful, trying to ‘heal’ myself (so much trying!!), but never really diving in deep. I was scared. I was scared of being alone. I was so scared to step into who I knew I really was and fully embody that because I was so scared of being on my own in that place. But you know what? Being the fringe-dweller that I was and living in that space of in-between was the lonely place. I was being a version of my self that I thought I had to be in order to be accepted by people who in actual fact I didn’t truly care whether or not they accepted me anyway.
Bloody exhausting, hey?
We could analyze this to death – fear of this, abandonment, family issues yaddah yaddah yaddha – but who cares, really, and what does it matter? The fact is that I was scared to be my self, and Esoteric Acupuncture was the key that I needed to unlock the door to a huge cage that I had been keeping my authentic self hidden away in.
So what is Esoteric Acupuncture? You will find the best description of it from its creator, Dr Mikio Sankey, but in a nutshell it is a healing modality for people who are interested in, and ready to step into and live from a place of higher consciousness. Dr Sankey says that you will know if this work is for you, and that the people who need it will be drawn to it as there will be a resonance, a knowing.
Esoteric Acupuncture has been a huge part of my life for the past couple of years and a key aspect of my own awakening and growth, so much so that I decided to take it further and have just completed Dr Mikio’s training here in Melbourne with Alison from InTo Freedom who has been given the rights by Dr Sankey to run his training here in Australia. I am feeling very blessed and honored to say that I am now qualified to practice this most wonderful modality on others who also feel the calling and who have perhaps also been searching for something – for a key.
I’m writing this blog having just completed my final Esoteric Advanced Energy Healing Acupuncture training day. My feet are up on my desk, I have tea, biscuits, an open heart and exhaustion. But this exhaustion is not like two years ago, it’s a beautiful exhaustion, one born from the satisfaction of an ending and a completed cycle. Illness and exhaustion (adrenal fatigue) two years ago led me to Coffs Harbour, which led me to the beautiful doctor/naturopath, which led me to Dr Alex and Esoteric Acupuncture, which led me to Melbourne (another story and another huge spiritual journey and adventure), which led me to more Esoteric Acupuncture with Alison, which led me to the knowing that I too have been called to do this work and to help others who are also searching.
There are so many aspects of this story that you could pull apart and take things from, or you can read it and simply know that soon I’ll be offering Esoteric Healing along with my other services. But first I’m taking a few weeks off and stepping out of Melbourne to shift some energy and have a break (always important to do). I’ll be back soon with some new offerings and a little change in structure. In the meantime……
Keep stepping forward, Sam