When I was very young I was very sensitive to the world around me. I found that I would be deeply affected by world events. I always wanted to help save the world and I knew I had a higher calling. I remember questioning things of who I was, what was my purpose. As time went on I forgot who I was and how I wanted to help. I kept covering up and adding layers to feel safe instead of being able to help others. As a child, you can feel helpless to heal the world because everything is so much bigger than you. I felt everyone's pain and took it on as mine. I did not understand what it all meant.
The first time I really tuned into taking on another person’s pain was when I was working on a performer and she had been in a horrible car accident about 9 months earlier. I had been doing her makeup a couple of times and then I started to have lower back and leg issues. It was very strange, it was not gradual it came on and had a very difficult time walking or driving. Could barely get myself out of the car, I had to physically lift my leg out of the car.
I went to the chiropractor to heal this issue. It wasn't until I had a conversation with my performer that I found out about her accident and realized this was not my pain. I did not know how to deal with this other than going to get treatment. I began to seek information on being empathetic and how to protect myself. I now say a protection prayer every morning and night and any other time I feel I need extra help. I wear protective stones and burn incense or I spray sage to clear the energy.
I realized that because I was empathetic that was some of the causes of my difficulty in school. I had difficulty staying focused, how could I focus when I was taking on everyone's stuff. I was sick quite often in school with tonsillitis and other things.
When I was 13 I took a makeup course and found my dream career. I went on to study at a few other schools and finally apprenticed at the Canadian Opera Company. As a makeup artist/ hairstylist I would hear all about the performers personal lives and I would coach them while they were sitting in my chair. It just seemed like a natural progression for me to be on this path to coaching and healing others.
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