In order to be able to write my inspiring memoir, I had to go way back into my memory bank to retrieve all the pertinent details. What struck most me were the many different roles I have played over the course of my lifetime:
One year, during the summer holidays after grade 10, I became a sales girl for a grocery store. Then my piano teacher trained me to play the organ at church to replace her since she had Parkinson’s and could no longer perform. At university I became a student for foreign languages but also graduated from a course as a nurse’s aide which came in handy on several occasions, especially after my arrival in Canada. Next came wife and mother, the most challenging and life-altering roles. They took the focus off myself and onto the wellbeing of others.
Being a teacher was fun at first, especially when I was dealing with the privileged students at a private school. As a handwriting analyst I was, among other things, introduced to the mind-boggling concept of past lives which paved my path for becoming an energy medicine practitioner. I also trained as a Documents Examiner (forgery detection) which was most engaging and eventually lead to my B.C. Provincial and Supreme court qualifications.
My education as an auricular laser technician (specializing in ear acupuncture), forced me to stretch my mind but also my soul. When I’m engaged in this kind of work, I feel alive. To watch someone come back to health is beyond awesome and keeps me humble. I know that I am a catalyst through which Life works its magic.
Lastly, as a transformational coach I get to interact with people ready to make deep changes in themselves. As a lecturer, workshop facilitator, and course teacher I have the privilege of getting people in touch with their dreams and to watch them take steps in a new direction. They become enthusiastic and dynamic again.
Howard Thurman, mentor of Dr. MLK said to him: “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what you need to come alive, and then go and do it because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”
In conclusion I note that my latest role as a published author may not be my last. I have a sense there is more to come. I hope this blog has given you food for thought about the roles you have played in your life.
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