My Esoteric Training
It’s not easy to quantify and verbalise the exact route of such study, mine began a long, long time ago (hrmph yes I know – we all did) but in this life I remember writing endless journals sat on the banks of the River Dee in my early teens, doing spirit releasement work, and reciting affirmations. I had always done these things without ever being told. I remember my grandma teaching me the basics of herbs from her garden, the qualities of her soups and other foods, how to dowse for the sex of an unborn child and dream of the face of your husband to be, the younger adults in the family called it her “old wives tales”. My grandma was with us until she was 96 and a great, great grandma. She was my first teacher.
As a teen I was fascinated by the tarot, astrology and astronomy although I have had very little formal training. I was drawn to esoteric groups and all things “alternative” during my 12 years in London and travels round the world in my twenties. Then as with many people, my thirties brought an interest in physical fitness and mental clarity – transcendental meditation, yoga and the beginning of my journey into energy work….
I taught Reiki from 1999, first studying it in 1994 with my Mum and then other teachers around Scotland. I first studied Egyptian Sekhem with Simon Treselyan in London in 2000 and completed masters with him along with Cartouche Mastery and initiation to the Order of Melchizedek during a trip to Egypt in 2002. I joined a SKHM workshop with Patrick Zeigler in 2003 and I studied Sekhem Masters in London with Jonathan Cohen 2000-2001. I then decided to train with the Helen Belôt Sekhem Association, I had avoided energy associations until then as I find politics difficult and stultifying (even the playgroup committee when my daughter was young drove me mad). However here was something offering itself as a complete system and I believed that a good basis to teach from. Plus let’s be fair – I wanted it all! So because of the interesting albeit scenic route my training had taken until that point I decided to get the rest directly from the horses mouth as it were. I spent a week studying and living with Helen in November 2004 in Australia. During this period Helen believed she wasn’t long for this earth and passed to me and 5 other masters the secrets of a “new technique” which she had used to repair her own heart during illness. I remained an endorsed teacher with Helen for 4/5 years, training many masters during that time and during which time she initiated me to master. Perhaps inevitably the rigidity and control began to outweigh the joys and benefits of the system and in 2007 I joined the honour roll of the great “defrocked” having fallen out of favour with Helen, whom as far as I know survived and is still with us.
I continue to teach all I’ve learned giving credit where credit is due. This occurred in perfect synchronicity for me as in the years since then I have found myself and my groups moving away from systems healing and moving towards teaching what is right for the individual student / group at the time of the workshop. So now I feel free to teach others and share knowledge and information in a dynamic way particularly at the sacred sites where “the agenda” is written by a higher power, and the teachings can come through from the original teachers themselves. So now I teach Sekhem as Lemurian Living Light which is how it has morphed through my own practice and teaching and share what I see as the nuggets of my journey.
Other training and great teachers I have been blessed to work with include Hypnopsychotherapy with Sue Washington; Crystal Therapy and Colour Therapy with Sue Richter; NLP with Bandler McKenna and Breen; Spirit Releasement, Soul Retrieval and Past life Regression with Irene Louis; a little TFT and EFT, health and fitness; aromatherapy through my wonderful sessions with Jacqui Christie of OrganicaJ, herbal medicine through same with Judy Patterson, Yoga with Pam; Indian Head Massage; Raindrop Technique and Tibetan Reflexology with Yvonne Jevrons and who knows what next