"I dream that the people no longer see colour, race, financial class, or experience emotions such as greed and jealousy. I dream of the people together as one people, healing the whenua (the womb of the mother that nurtures us). For when the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
"Toitū te whenua, Toitū te moana, Toitū te tangata."
Although my parents influenced a love of the land and of nature, I grew up in a small town submerged in the ideals of society. I learned to become a people pleaser, a follower, never (ever) good enough, clumsy part of society struggling to fit in. This led me to spend the better part of 30 years in the career expected of me.
For many women, middle age presents us with a time to question what we really want from life, and if we are on the right path toward our personal freedom. Many of us begin a transformational experience at this quintessential time in our life, and this is where I discovered I had never actually experienced passion for the role I was playing. Yes, I experienced true love, the love of a wife, of a mother, a daughter, sister, friend. Yet passion appeared to be unreachable. That was before my transformative experience, before I discovered self-vale, self-love, and self-worth. Before I quit my day job within societies expectations. Before surrendering all that I had learnt and thought I knew. Before surrendering to my true heart’s desire. Before returning to Papatuanuku (Grandmother Earth) and learning to become whole again.
So began a new phase of my personal journey toward self-awareness and emotional wellbeing. With an indigenous heart, it is my passion for Papatuanuku (Grandmother Earth) and all people, which enables me to work from unconditional love. My practice has led me to conclude (for now) that my gifts lie within what we ‘feel’. The emotions. We as humans in our physical bodies, expel so much of our energy avoiding what we ‘feel’. We plunge our emotions down into our bodies avoiding any kind of acknowledgement or understanding, until our body eventually cannot take any more and it screams out in physical pain.
Certified in Management, Lifestyle Coaching, Peer Supervision, Reiki Master, Lomi Lomi Massage, & Mediumship, I am equipped to walk alongside those willing to take a journey toward the self. As they journey through key principles toward emotional wellness, the layers which have restrained them throughout their lifetime begin to peel away. As these cage walls fall away, an exhilarating sense of freedom can then be experienced.
Every new day is a new beginning, a new opportunity to meet new people, to learn, to observe, to acknowledge, to practice and to absorb. I choose to make the most of every new beginning, to experience and feel every single moment. I hope that you may wish to join me in experiencing this freedom, to take time to feel the sun upon your face and view the endless magnificence around you.
I am on a life-long journey of study, observation and learning. Please join me on my journey, feel free to contact me, subscribe to my blog, follow my Social Media pages, or just linger.
From my heart to yours, aroha nui