The sign stood out on the pavement. It was like the other signs I’d passed by, on what seemed like every street corner in Downtown LA, but this one was different. Alongside the services of palm reading and tarot cards, it listed chakra cleanses.
The door was locked. Thinking it a sign, I kept walking.
For the next few days, my attention kept getting drawn back to that little shop window, until the last day I found myself pulled back there and the door was opened.
I sat down with Sherry and strangely decided I wanted a tarot card reading instead.
She said to me, “You have a big change coming. And yes it will happen in October.” I’d been feeling a lot of angst over our America unplugged road trip and whether we’d make the intended October departure, but I never told Sherry that.
“It’s a big move. something you’ve been desiring for a long time. You feel this pull to go there, a deep calling to lay your roots there. Where you are now, you have no roots there. None at all. Let it go.”
It was both comforting and sad to hear. Comforting because I felt permission to let go of the guilt about wanting to leave Australia. Sadness because she just confirmed for me that I did not belong in my beautiful home country.
That’s life, isn’t it?
You can’t control or define it, you have to go with it. You were born with a purpose and, when you let go and allow life to take you, things work better.
She ended up telling me what she saw in my chakras and what she told me completely floored me.
She saw a big block in my third chakra (which I know is my weakest) that was spilling over into my other lower chakras and causing problems. This issue was from 20 years ago and was something I thought I had closure on.
She said it was from a past relationship. not my boyfriend, but a girl who was there at the same time and did a lot of damage to my sense of self. I don’t have any negative feelings towards this person, which is why I was surprised. But, once she brought that to the life so concisely, I could see exactly how subconsciously this impacted my life for the past 20 years.
Damaging wounds and chakra cleansing
Deep wounds and shadows hide well. They block our chakras, and consequently, our external lives if we don’t bring them to the light so they may heal.
Now I knew what was hiding there, I knew how to heal through chakra cleansing. It’s a slow unravelling and healing, but I have the tools to do it that don’t require me going through months of painful counselling and shock therapy. It’s gentle, it feels good, and it brings me back to myself.
Because of my regular chakra cleaning work, there is not much I have to do anymore when it comes time to heal. Once I’m aware of the problem, I allow the white light to step in and do the work.
Chakra cleansing has been a part of my daily ritual now for nearly three years and I’ve been a student of it through the School of Modern Mystic lead by my good friend and spiritual mentor, Belinda Davidson.
I first heard of chakra cleansing years ago from a friend who told me it was an incredible way to make changes from the inside out. I didn’t actually try it myself until I was pregnant with Savannah.
I loved it and thought it especially cool when Tiffany, my chakra healer, told me that in a past life I was a pirate – a good pirate, who stole from the rich to give to the poor (that makes me good right?). I was caught and hung, which meant I had problems in this life with my throat chakra (the ability to express myself) and issues with money. Ha well I was broke, pregnant, jobless, and living with my in-laws, so you could say I had a problem with money all right, amongst other things.
From that moment on, whenever I felt stagnant or blocked, I’d head to a chakra cleanser to help me clear it. I even continued while travelling around Australia. I’d do a Google search or come across an advertisement on a local noticeboard and I’d show up – always to the right healer to clear those blocks. Every time I do life flows a little better and it’s the first step I take to solve any problem and rebalance my life.
Your chakras make up the essence of your energy and spirit. It’s who you are – the real you. Chakras can become blocked because of the experiences and conditionings of this present life and those from past.
Each chakra connects to a certain aspect of your life and if you’re chakras aren’t working, your life isn’t.
For example, I have digestive issues and years of struggling with a low sense of power and self -esteem – both of these connect to the third chakra, which is my weakest chakra, consistently told to me by all my chakra healers!
Cleansing your chakras, and getting to know them, takes time. It’s a gentle unfolding of yourself, which gives you a chance to enjoy the journey.
Tiffany helped me clear the pirate block and life lifted up a little. I’m not going to tell you a lot, because as I’ve learned through my work with chakras, and just life in general, that healing and change happens subtly. There are no lightning bolt realisations that suddenly bring you a new reality.
Change your energy, change your life.
I discovered Belinda in 2012 and became an avid reader of her blog. I mean she was a physic and a ghost activist, how could you not be fascinated? But I was drawn in once I knew healing the chakras was her foundational teaching of how you change your life.
I joined her weekly white light healing list, and when she released her School of the Modern Mystic, I knew it was something I HAD to do. Here she was offering to teach me how to clean my chakras myself, improve my manifesting powers, and connect to my soul purpose.
It was the at the time I started my Money Project, where I make improving my financial situation my focus, and as I explained to Craig, this would be wonderful research material for my project 😉
It took me a year before I could manifest the means to enrol in the course, and give myself permission to do something fun and spiritually rewarding.
I was a devoted student – listening to the tutorials in the car and waking up at 5am to practice my chakra cleansing. Because of the intensity of our road trip, I could clearly see how powerful this course was and how my chakras and the white light were helping me to steer my ship (I’ll share more about that in a moment)
I completed Level 1 and joined Level 2 the next year. I’ve not long finished Level 2, have attended a two-day workshop to learn how to read chakras and past lives, and am now working through a manifesting course with her.
Every time I listen to Belinda’s teachings, I learn something new. She has incredible insights and her teachings are similar to some of my favourites, like Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle, but it’s like she’s taken them and wrapped them into something practical I can apply every day to make my life work.
Belinda and I connected during SOMM and chatted on the phone. We found out we had a lot in common: a love of travel, a desire to live in our soul homes (hers is Germany, mine the USA), raised on the Central Coast, NSW, and a deep love for Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers. We both have a desire to help others live remarkable lives and we have a similar no-nonsense, let’s get on with it, attitude.
A couple of weeks after we moved to Burleigh, I ran into her at the Burleigh Markets. We’ve become closer friends since. She and her daughter have come around for dinner and a playdate, we’ve done a webinar together on soul purposes and travel, and we often chat on Skype.
Due to my technical savvy skills (HA!) she asked if I’d help her run the Live Q & A webinars for level 2 SOMM. I was delighted. We giggled a lot and I was thrilled to sometimes be able to share my experiences and input alongside Belinda.
So you can see the School of the Modern Mystic has been a sacred and spiritual experience for me.
How School of the Modern Mystic has changed my life
I could talk to you about how my health and finances have improved, as well as other aspects of my external life, but strangely they’re not the most important changes. They flow and ebb according to how fit and healthy the corresponding chakras are.
SOMM, for me, is more about the returning to myself and reconnecting with who I am and what I have to share.
Helps me cope with life’s ups and downs
School of the Modern Mystic is not going to make your life perfect. Cleaning your chakras daily will not make your life perfect. There will never be a moment when you can say, “oh I’ve cleaned my chakras enough now, I’m clear forever.”
We live in a world of constant change. We are always bringing in energy from around us. We are human and we have an ego; an ego that loves to cause trouble.
SOMM has shown me how to cope with the chaos and drama of my life. It’s helped me stand firm when things are falling apart. I trust in the process. I know ‘this too shall pass’ I don’t wig out, I don’t feel like a victim, I get straight to applying my practical strategies to heal.
I’ve learned nothing about me needs to be fixed, I’m not broken, there’s just some blocked energies that require healing and shadows that can be brought to the light. I’ve learned to enjoy the process of the shadow work, i.e. befriending the fears and limitations so I can grow and live my true purpose.
More mindful and aware to ENJOY life
I mentioned above how I could really see the course working while I was travelling around Australia. When you travel, life around you is constantly changing. This means you never get lost in the blur or mundaneness. You’re highly aware of what is happening, how things move from one day to the next, and how to flow with change.
It’s a mindfulness so easy to tap into, which is why I feel travel is so addictive.
With each new chakra we were working on, I could see how life was guiding me to circumstances, or places, that could assist me in the healing of that chakra.
It made the SOMM experience immense fun.
I first noticed this while working on our heart chakra, which is all about love and forgiveness. We had a series of very unusual delays which brought me to Mooloolaba right when I was healing my heart chakra.
Mooloolaba is the place where my life turned to shit. It’s where we invested badly and started the process of losing half a million dollars in assets. I always hated going back to Mooloolaba because it would remind me of what a fuck up and failure I was. ( I do not refer so harsly to myself anymore)
One evening, I was walking along the beach watching the sunset and suddenly it became clear to me what the Mooloolaba pain and destruction was all for. I shared it with my email community…
And in that moment, amidst the welling of the eyes and the clearing of the clouds, I understood. I wouldn’t be here now had I not experienced the pains of that life. It was this disaster that caused me to search for something more and to promise I’d leave a better legacy. (Cripps and Blood gang stake outs sure ain’t a good one!) Mooloolaba was my sacrifice. I didn’t know it at the time and I didn’t until this afternoon. You don’t understand your sacrifices until far into the future when the greater plan starts to reveal itself. I wouldn’t have this lifestyle and I wouldn’t be making a difference to so many if it were not for Mooloolaba. I had to give her up to get here. This place that once broke my heart now mends it. It was at that moment, my heart opened up and I forgave myself.
And in that moment, amidst the welling of the eyes and the clearing of the clouds, I understood.
I wouldn’t be here now had I not experienced the pains of that life. It was this disaster that caused me to search for something more and to promise I’d leave a better legacy. (Cripps and Blood gang stake outs sure ain’t a good one!)
Mooloolaba was my sacrifice. I didn’t know it at the time and I didn’t until this afternoon. You don’t understand your sacrifices until far into the future when the greater plan starts to reveal itself.
I wouldn’t have this lifestyle and I wouldn’t be making a difference to so many if it were not for Mooloolaba. I had to give her up to get here. This place that once broke my heart now mends it.
It was at that moment, my heart opened up and I forgave myself.
SOMM taught me there are no such things as co-incidences, only miraculous interventions. And My God, is life more beautiful when you see it that way.
What about this funny one?
Our departure from Mooloolaba was strangely delayed again. This time, we left on the day our SOMM practices moved from heart to throat chakra – which is all about expressing yourself (and is blue in colour).
Remember my pirate past? The day before we left, my tooth chipped. I could not get it repaired until we arrived in Airlie Beach two weeks later (the amount of time we spend on each chakra in SOMM).
For that time period, we did so many activities on boats out on the water, and I looked like a PIRATE!!! Not only that, during that time period, we were photographed and interviewed for local papers, and met many people within the tourism industry. I could not do anything, but learn to sit with my embarrassment and discomfort to express who I was despite looking like a pirate!!!
SOMM has helped me see the magic and miracles of life again. I’m so in awe of it, just like I am when I travel and experience incredible acts of nature and beauty. There is no other way to live then be present, in awe and feeling joy.
Tap into white light healing
You may only just be learning about chakras and now I’m throwing white light into the mix for you too!
I’m sure you can guess the white light is the powerful source of healing. Through SOMM, I’ve learned what this pulsing energy feels like and how to tap into it. Through the work with Belinda, I can now connect to this white light through my 8th chakra. It’s bliss.
Sherry, the clairvoyant, said my 7th and 6th chakra – the ones responsible for Zen, intuition, and manifestation were unusually strong for someone who has such weak lower chakras. I was not surprised as I feel them vibrating all the time and I rarely work on cleaning them of a morning. The white light healing has helped me with this.
Throughout the course, there are a couple of white light healing weekends, where Belinda can help you heal a particular area of your life that is blocked through the white light. if you’re tuned in, you can feel that white light. It’s amazing and you don’t have to do anything but relax and enjoy it.
The total trust
As mentioned already, I trust in life. I trust in my chakras and energy. I trust in my inner voice. I only make decisions that feel right in my gut. You won’t make me budge if they don’t. Been there done that, ended in disaster. I trust life to lead me. I trust the right people and opportunities to show up.
Not only do I see the connections in life now, I have fun with them, I’m in awe of them, and it makes me want to be present and never fear how life moves for me. I’m not sure if we will make that October date for the US trip, but I’m not worried as I know the Universe is moving things around to make it the perfect time.
It’s so liberating to live with total faith and trust in life and myself. I rarely feel any kind of fear anymore. It appears as trace elements that helped to guide me, but it’s not limiting or obstructing me from playing full out and enjoying life.
Live my true purpose of joy
It’s only through level 2 that I’ve discovered my true purpose. More to the point, working out what shadows were preventing my acceptance of it and steering the ship in the wrong direction.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is travel. I know this, but I never believed I was worthy enough to have a life purpose that involves travelling and sharing it. Despite the Universe sending me nothing but travel for 20 years and supporting this purpose, I kept looking elsewhere for the answer.
I went on a path creating courses and pushing for this and that, thinking that was how I could change the world make my life purposeful and important. Of course, I can do that, but it was always shrouded in struggle and fear and doubt and it never felt joyful.
Sometimes I think we feel if we’re not changing the world in huge ways then we aren’t important.
What felt right to me was travel. What felt joyful to me was when someone sent me an email that said, “because of you I went travelling and my life changed” or tagged me in a photo sharing and experience they just had on the travel road because we recommended it.
My heart would burst. It feels like it’s not very powerful because you’re just helping someone find a good burger, but in reality, we’re helping people create moments and memories. It’s those moments and memories that shape and impact their lives and lead them to new horizons and help them experience JOY.
I realised all I wanted to do was experience joy and express that, but I denied it because I felt guilty. How could I have a purpose that’s so joyful and so simple?
I shared this on a SOMM webinar with Belinda, which led to a profound conversation where she explained that’s really the point to everyone’s life – to feel joy. If the way I feel joy is through travel, then it’s up to me to accept and allow what the Universe brings me to live that joyful expression. It’s in the living of it that I can truly help others do the same.
That changed everything for me.
Now, my focus is on accepting the travel, living that joy and helping people find the best goddam places to eat burgers and drink craft beer.
Hell to the yeah.
The final thoughts
Believe me when I say that writing this post brings me tears.
I didn’t want to write as I felt so vulnerable and afraid to tell you about something that may seem a little woo woo or coo coo. I’m afraid of your judgement. I’m afraid of your cynicism. I’m afraid of you tearing me down. 20 years ago this was my reality and I shut me down. It’s been a long journey to bring me back.
Sherry helped me to see the damage that one person has had on my life and how I’ve subconsciously been avoiding doing things in my life, or sharing the real me because of that fear of judgement. She also told me I’m itching to live this life and it’s time for me to heal that damage from 20 years ago and share what I know.
I’ve been questioning for months, why am I so stuck with this particular area of my life. Why do I care so much what people think of me? Why, whenever I share something, my focus is always on the villains – the ones who criticise and judge and hate? Sharing your life and thoughts on a public space sucks when you believe everyone is standing ready with spears drawn.
I know the supportive people are there. They share that support with me through kind words and messages, yet every single time, I feel like I have to crouch down with my arms shielding my face because I’m about to be hated. I’ve lived such a protected and guarded life because of it for many years.
I’ve been asking for the answers and healing I know I the miraculous intervention guided me to Sherry in LA, who brought, as she called it, the seed of negativity to light.
Now I’m aware, I can heal.
So know that when I share this with you, I’m afraid and vulnerable, but I’m practicing keeping my arms down and holding my head up.
This is who I am.
I love the woo woo. I love the chakras. I love meditating every morning. I love connecting to the white light. I love learning how to heal myself. I love feeling in control of my life. I love being connected to a higher power or source – you define how you wish to name it.
I love being a student of the school of the Modern Mystic. I’ve learned how to read past lives, although I don’t practice it. I love that I feel the vibration of my chakras and can tell you which ones are humming with love and which ones are blocked and unhappy. I love how I could possibly do the same for you.
I love that I’m now highly intuitive and are guided by that inner voice instead of my fear. If it doesn’t feel right to me, I don’t do it. I tune into my chakras and my soul purpose to find out. I love that I know I’m always going to be okay.
I love that I feel braver to share this with you with the intention to help you live your light and truth.
I love that now I live a life in tune with what brings me joy.
Free chakra training
SOMM opens up next week, but, this week, Belinda has some free video training to help you at least start on the journey. I’ve had a lot of people lately ask me about the chakras and how you heal them.
In the videos, you’ll learn how to
- Change Your Energy & Change Your Life
- Create Health, Wealth & Beauty
- Trust Your Intuition
- Find Clarity, Passion & Purpose
- Heal Your Shadow & Embrace Your Light
I am a proud ambassador of the course!
SOMM opening next week
I’m doing Level 1 again, not because I need to relearn the material or need extra help with the daily practice, but simply because, throughout the six months of the course, you get Belinda’s energetic support and white light healing retreats. (That’s when you can ask to heal a physical or emotional injury or block, more money, opportunity or whatever you want to manifest. It works.)
I know what that feels like. I know when Belinda has walked into the room. I feel her energy before I see her. She can tap into the white light and help you heal. The community is also wonderful and supportive, and Belinda’s Mum, Rhondda, is a wonderful coach and guidance through the course.
Craig has decided to also do level 1 this year, which is a fascinating miracle. He’s watched my journey with it, heard bits and pieces, and met Belinda, and now he’s “hmmm I want in with this.”
You might decide you want to join us, or not. Either way, that’s between you and your soul.
I know this can be very new for many of you. Just make a start with an open heart and learn a little more through the free training.
Change your energy. Change your life.