I deeply respect ancient knowledge, traditions, and beliefs. Because of how I was raised, in a cult religion, I saw the polarisation, fear, judgement and righteousness that this restrictive and dogmatic way of thinking caused. At the age fifteen, I left the religion and realised I did not know who I was. In my late teens and early 20s, I went through many dark nights of the soul, wanting to take my life on two occasions. I was depressed and completely disconnected from my soul. While darkness, despair and devastation were painful, through understanding, I now see the beauty and transformation they caused. My darkest times were my greatest catalyst for my spiritual awakening. Therefore, it is always my intention to keep my work as non-dogmatic as possible.
Dogmatism can be defined by the expression of an opinion or belief as if it were a fact, an unwarranted, arrogant viewpoint, or system of ideas based on insufficiently examined premises. One of my greatest soul unfoldments in this lifetime is upholding deep compassion. Compassion for others that do not think or feel the same way we do and love them anyway. I wear a Sanskirt (ancient language in Hinduism) necklace, of Ahimsa अहिंसा, which means non-harming and my daily intention is to live by this.
The Vedic sciences found me just after my mum, Robyn, passed away from bowel cancer. Her experience with the allopathic medical system plus the pain of watching this process are things I would never want for another.
I began to study Ayurveda – the science of life, a holistic healing modality that focuses on the balancing of the body, mind, and soul. However, through my own journey with this alternative modality, I became too attached to its restrictive and somewhat outdated disciplines for, I believe, our modern world and its reliance on herbal remedies.
My study and integration of Jyotish – Vedic astrology allowed me to see the bigger picture of healing. It allowed me to understand that I didn’t want to give people something from outside to heal, I wanted to help them find the Medicine within. This has been my journey with Jyotish – the science of light. In these modern times, it is very easy for us to lose our way so Jyotish uses our birth chart as a soul map to our past, present, and future.
Our modern Western, allopathic medicine has conditioned us to source outside authority of ourselves, to give our power away. Using the Vedic sciences as tools, we can reconnect to our body wisdom, and empower ourselves to become our own healer.
Through my own healing, which is a never-ending journey, I have come to understand that it is not my responsibility to heal people. The truth is people only heal when they are ready to. What heals me, may not work for everyone.
I weave and draw inspiration from all the Ancient Vedic sciences, which the ancients did not segregate like we have. These modalities were viewed and practiced as an integrated system, connecting to each other through the five elements: fire, water, air, earth, and ether. The Vedic limbs include Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Tantra and Vastu Shastra.
While I honour all these systems, I also believe our world has changed dramatically from when these sciences were channelled, it is my mission to keep the integrity of these sacred sciences but deliver them in a modern, accessible way.
I'm grateful and thankful to be here, to inspire you to be curious about these ancient sciences and to empower you to trust yourself and your inner wisdom.