I am immensely blessed to be doing something I love every day. When I was studying for my degree in Chinese Medicine, I could not even begin to imagine what my life has become today. I simply knew I wanted to make a difference, to do something to help others.
The hours were long. I was working a full-time job as a software engineer at the time, and going to school in the evenings. Sometimes I would start my day at 8am and not finish until 10pm. It was a grind, in a way. But, looking back I can now appreciate the inspiration that was behind all those long hours.
Since I graduated with my Chinese Medicine degree (officially a “Master of Science in Oriental Medicine”, or M.S.O.M.), I have changed and grown in ways I never could have dreamed of. And, I’ve had the great privilege of meeting so many kind and courageous people along the way – my patients.
I didn’t know it back then, but there was something inside me so much greater. It had yet to be discovered, and had yet to be cultivated. But, it was there, and even though I couldn’t see it, others could.
Those were my teachers and mentors. They saw my potential as a healer, and they guided me along the path to help me express it more fully.
And, that’s what I see in YOU. It’s my job to do that because when you come to me with a problem, with some form of suffering, I must look into your eyes and your heart KNOWING that greatness is there. And, I must get to work helping you to bring it out, so that it may shine the light that will lead you out of your darkness – whether it is physical or emotional pain, or difficulty having a baby, or hormonal imbalance, or… WHATEVER it is… your OWN greatness, your OWN essence, is what is going to carry you through.
You embody such massive healing force. You contain the seeds of such greatness that, like me back in 1999 when I started school, you can’t even begin to fathom. I’m not saying I’ve reached some kind of end-point and I’m certainly not putting myself above you in any way.
In fact, I’m telling you that you are no different from me. That you have the seeds of brilliance within. We all do. But, it is not easy to see it sometimes, especially when we’re dealing with hard times and painful circumstances.
So, I encourage you now by reminding you where you came from. You were born of the stars and oceans. You are an embodiment of the Creative, the Ultimate, what I call “Heart-Essence”. It is a desire to live, a desire to love, a desire to have impact.
And, it starts right here, right now.
To support the emergence of your greatness takes a commitment to one thing first and foremost – to be kind to yourself. What follows from that is nothing short of “miraculous”, yet it is not really a miracle.
You begin to take care of yourself. Your nutritional habits change, you WANT to heal. You decide to leave the darkness behind, and move forward to a greater future.
You suddenly see the light coming thru the bottom of that door in front of you. And, YOU REACH OUT TO OPEN IT.
This is what true medicine is. Are drugs medicine? Yes. Are herbs medicine? Yes. Is food medicine? Yes. Is acupuncture medicine? Yes.
All those things are medicine because they facilitate change.
But, the greatest medicine of all, and please don’t forget this, is THE GREATNESS THAT ALREADY LIVES IN YOU NOW.
So, start with kindness. A WHOLE LOT OF IT. Then, see what emerges.
I am 100% certain it will be something GREAT.
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Until next time!