Are you ready to dance?
A Magical Evening
I am so grateful to have an opportunity to share a little bit more about myself and my purpose in life with all of you. When I was very young and I hadn’t yet developed my ideas about life and its meaning, I took a job in administration for a law firm which involved working closely with the company’s Chief Executive. After a while, I started feeling like an item of furniture decorating her office. Thankfully, after a few months, I was able to change my role and help out in other ways, including welcoming people and assisting them find a free lawyer. Through this, my work started to develop more meaning.
I recognised that the people in difficult situations I worked with were not so different from myself, or the other people I knew and cared for. The realisation that there were so many people in the world living an unhappy life, and having to face such harsh realities, had a huge impact on my outlook.
After work, I would talk to my mother about all the people I met and their problems. Why were they so unhappy? How could they carry on living with those stresses and strains? They had to deal with so many pressures, how sad! Somehow, my name became popular at the court, and often people who needed help would ask for me, by name, to assist them. I couldn’t understand why, as I was the least experienced person there. What I knew was that I truly listened to every single person I could, and I felt their sadness with an honest desire to support them.
After a while, I had to leave that job. All that sadness was affecting me. I didn’t want to spend my life listening to problems while feeling I couldn’t help as much as I wanted. After all, I was not a lawyer, I was doing paperwork. However, this was around the time that I first discovered vitamin B12 injections and their effect on the nervous system, what a gift! My doctor at that time understood this to be the key to solving my health issues. That, combined with my experience in work, helped me to discover what I wanted to do during the rest of my life - I found my passion! I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to bringing happiness to people by showing them the beauty of being alive.
I continued to develop my interest in the mind, positive thinking, breathing and relaxation techniques, the brain, the subconscious, concentration and creative visualization. I lost my dad when I was only 14 years old, so I started wondering about the meaning of life from a very early age. I grew up with a younger sister and a very young mum; I didn’t have time to be a teenager. Even though at that time I didn’t understand “the tragedy”, I did know it was time to rebuild my family and enjoy a happy life.
In 2006, I become a Life Coach in Relaxation Techniques and Personal Development. It took me two years to gain this qualification, with my studies including the higher mind and the inner self, the therapeutic power of suggestion, self-image and self-esteem, stress and nervous disorders, the psychology of the human mind, and overcoming the fear of death... I found myself, for first time ever, deeply involved in my studies. Why didn’t they teach me these subjects at high school...?
Energy and its influence on our body and life more generally was also on my list of things to study, and I knew that the more I studied, the more fascinated I became. In 2004, I finished my second level of study in Reiki. I decided not to continue with the third and final level, because I didn’t want to become a Reiki teacher. However, I kept attending healing courses until 2006 with the best healer and most pure person I have ever met. I am so happy to say that after all these years, she became my mentor, a beautiful gift from heaven.
Through learning about healing, positive thinking and the power of the mind, I started to become more curious about our physical body. I needed to know more, so I became a massage therapist in 2007. Since then, my work has been focused on the physical element of who we are. Although I continue to do some Reiki sessions, I now focus much more on physical massage.
At this point in my life, I feel it is my time to give more of who I am and what I have learnt and practiced in my daily life. From the deepest part of my heart, I would like Happy Tuesday to bring some of the happiness I have felt into your life.
When I was unwell, I had to take the hard decision of closing Oeshi Vitality Centre to take a break. After that break, I realised my decision to do that really broke my heart. I worked so incredibly hard over nearly three years to make my dream happen. I genuinely felt that my dream was over and it was time to give up. However, one day, while on my recovery break in Tenerife, I saw the same symbol as the one I chose for my business’ logo in a shop window on a lovely silver chain. Suddenly, I felt that was a message; that symbol was telling me to keep pursuing my dream, and it was not time to give up. I decided to create a special necklace to remind me everyday why I created Oeshi. I used gemstones and my beautiful new chain.
The gemstone I chose was lapis lazuli, which I truly love. Throughout history, lapis lazuli has been one of the most sought-after stones. Its deep, celestial blue remains a symbol of royalty and honour, gods and power, spirit and vision, as well as a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. I learned that day that sometimes to achieve our dreams, we only need to take a different path and hold them very tight. Believe in them no matter what!
I began to realise that something very special was happening by taking the decision to continue pursuing my dream. Through designing and creating the necklace, without knowing it, a new adventure was about to be born; YŪRE - Handmade Gemstone Jewellery. Dreams come true, but we need to make them happen. Different paths can lead to the same direction and still allow us to achieve our goals.
Although I changed my path, I am still facing the right direction. When I think about my dream, I cry - it is so beautiful and it feels so real. I am convinced it will become a reality at the right time. At the moment, I am enjoying the journey – knowing there are so many things to learn. I know it will happen but what I don’t know it is how or when. Actually, I don’t need to know everything. I trust the unknown and I have faith!
I have trusted in myself since I decided to leave Tenerife in 2007. My life keeps getting better and better, but also I have been working very hard to make things happen. If you can see in your mind, you can create in your life!
I would like to finish by saying that if I were born again, I would choose to live my life in exactly the same way. I wouldn’t change even the hardest of my experiences, not even losing my dad. Thanks to all these experiences, I have become the person I am today and I love being that person. I can’t wait to keep learning and find the best version of myself. For me, every experience, no matter how hard it is, is truly an opportunity to grow.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning how to dance in the rain” Unknown