My story of how I came to be a naturopath…
The details are not something I’ve shared with many people, but given that the world is currently shunting its way uncomfortably through the twilight zone, it now feels very relevant.
I come from a very conventional family in a very conventional town, & one day about 20 years ago, something very unconventional happened to me.
One evening, when I was eating a stuffed pepper, I suddenly saw the Earth like I wasn’t on it. I also felt like I wasn’t on it, but somehow still at the dinner table at the same time. Despite it being a very brief experience, when I ‘came back’, I felt very very weird, like I was a bit to the side of myself & I suddenly found it incredible that everyone was just going about their daily business without thinking how weird that we’re living on some kind of ball in the sky & don’t seem to have any idea why.
I also had a new awareness of energy, but I’ve just scrunched up 5 pieces of paper trying to describe that, so I’ll leave it there.
What followed was about 5 years of ‘strange’ experiences & wondering if I was having a breakdown before I realised that what had happened to me had been some kind of spiritual shift… which is what led me into the world of natural health.
It was far from comfortable though. For many years I had a constant feeling that I was straddling two worlds. As my partner Graham once put it, ‘Basically, Luce, you had one foot either side of the fence & the fence was slightly higher than your inside leg.’
Careerwise, I worked with ex-prisoners, drug addicts, & people with mental health issues, & again found this huge disparity, but this time within the human body.
‘We’ll help with the drug addiction when the psychosis has gone.’
‘We’ll help with the psychosis when the drug addiction has gone.’
I left in frustration thinking how could it even be thought possible to truly heal a human being by metaphorically chopping them into bits? Looking around at the general deterioration of health amongst people was all I needed to confirm that it isn’t possible at all. If our current reductionist method of dealing with health worked, there wouldn’t be an ever increasing level of chronic ill health. It really is as simple as that.
From here I quickly became aware of the corruption within the medical world; something that I & probably millions of others are now insanely relieved finally came to light in 2020 & will no doubt continue to unravel in 2021.
…So I knew that I wanted to learn something holistic, because I now knew that with a bird’s eye view you see more, & the interconnection between everything becomes clearer, so I set about using myself as a human guinea pig.
I eventually came across naturopathic nutrition 15 years ago & it instantly rang true.
At last; something that bridges the gap, relieving me of that uncomfortable straddle.
Something that acknowledges the influence that food, drugs, thoughts, energy, radiation, toxins etc, have on the physical & energetic levels of the cells, organs, body, planet & universe.
Everything. All in. Brilliant.
Since then I’ve learnt not only about the difference good nutrition can make to the body, but also to the mind (I used to suffer from anxiety).
I’ve learnt first hand that our thoughts, energy & relationships can influence not only ourselves but those around us, & not only their emotions but their bodies too… This led me to learn about the quantum field, the law of attraction & energy vibration – & is why I’m now encorporating energy healing & soundbaths into my work.
I’ve also witnessed & experienced all kinds of ‘incurable’ things being cured, & I for one have not been to the doctor in over 12 years.
All that said, I made a pact with myself 20 years ago, when what I craved more than anything was something or someone that could just sit with me somewhere between ‘normal’ & ‘out there’, that however far down the road to the alternative I ended up, I would never, ever, forget the discomfort of straddling that fence.
So writing this now, as the world divides, just like I did within myself, I still to some extent have a foot on each side. I’m no longer anxious or confused, but I can bang a gong & help you zone out into a state of bliss or I can show you how to make the most delicious chocolate & laugh hysterically at the bonkersness of it all. Whatever floats your boat!