The vision of owning my own healing Centre for people to come and feel at home and take the necessary time and steps toward wellness – whatever their current situation may be – was initially perceived in the far north-east of Thailand whilst walking meditation was happening across the temple. The Buddhist Monks at Wat Pa Sukato lead amazing lives there, acting as warriors of the mind and welcoming all new comers like myself who are seeking The Way.
Walking Meditation is a very large part of the physical practice that allows work to be done on the mind. It is through this practice that many moments of clarity, peace and insight came to me. One of which – probably the clearest of all – was the notion to open my own Healing Centre. Modelled in a similar fashion to that of the Temple, with bungalows and dormitory options for stay and buffet foods of the most life-giving kind. A space for anyone of any religious background to come and seek refuge from the system for as long as need be. I envisage many holistic approaches to life and health to be on offer. Myself alone being a fully qualified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Level 2 Practitioner, I not only want to create the space for people to come and share but to also be directly involved in the activities on offer at the Centre. I am currently working towards becoming a Reiki Master as well as my Diploma in Massage Therapy, some study of Naturopathy as well as purchasing my own Bicom Machine and being trained in its abilities.
The journey continues…
From first acknowledgement of this idea, I have since travelled around Australia to meet with important people in my life like mentors if you will, along with a financial planner, to see about writing a business plan and to generate the funds needed to get this idea off the ground. I now have a large mind map business plan running the length of the wall in my house in Perth and I add to it constantly. I have also travelled back to Thailand and studied the ins and outs of owning property in the Thai Kingdom to build my healing Centre there… However with the lands shrouded in smoke a few times every year as I discovered from the burning of the Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia, and the fact that only lease options are available for me in Thailand, I have set my sights on Australia to be the home of my center. It is already my home country, born and bred on the Gold Coast, Australia, I am now realising from my extensive overseas travel that Australia’s air is among some of the cleanest in the world – ideal for a healing Centre to be located if you ask me. Also the climate in various places around Australia is a constant enjoyable temperature all year round which would mean healing oneself in the most comfortable environment possible.
All this is being said with the constant notion that the body wants to be in a state of optimal performance, if we choose to put our bodies in the right environment, we essentially heal OURSELVES from whatever ailment has entered our lives.
Also I am looking into soil in various places around australia, I wish to grow all our own food so it is important to take this into consideration. I am also aware of the elements and wish to incorporate each element into the Centre so being near a natural source of water is ideal. Further more, following the notion that Ley Lines run across the earth acting as an energetic field around the planet connecting all life, I wish to research what points around Australia do these Ley Lines intersect or simply run close by to, as I believe this grid system would be highly beneficial in spreading what we stand for around the globe as well as receiving information from the four corners of the earth.
I see a place that is self-sufficient. Running mostly off solar panels and candle light, fire when needed, a generator for any back up support we may need, rain water tanks and high alkalising water filtration, a garden which all may tend to and the ability to grow the seasonal fruits and vegetables in a large enough amount so as to feed anyone and everyone that passes by the Centre. Fresh vegetable juicing will be a daily practice, along with specialised alkaline dietary practises and workshops to educate people along the way about the importance of maintaining a PH of 7.36. Sun-Gazing will be routine.
I can visualise a Yoga Hall and many treatment rooms with massage tables used for Reiki, Massage, Kinesiology, Bio-Resonance Therapy, Crystal Healing and any other holistic modality that practitioners passing through the Centre may need a treatment room for. There will be ample space for practitioners to dwell as well as people coming to heal.
When referring to healing I acknowledge that we as human beings are made of 3 equal parts – body, mind and soul. Thus, in order to heal a human being fully one must look at each part and make the necessary changes in order to arrive at the goal – typically overall health and well being.
I see a large kitchen and juicing bay and ample seating for guests staying on the property to enjoy. Walking meditation amongst nature will be a must. A library filled with multiple copies of any powerful book to cross my path or the paths of my practitioners will be a comfortable room with beanbags etc so you can relax and read then and there or borrow one of the multiple copies – a strict pass-it-on method will be in place for all books bar the last copy as there must always be one copy left on the premises.
I can see the yoga hall being rented out for local yoga classes and local practitioners in the area leasing treatment rooms for their practices. Retreats will be taking place at this Healing Centre. I feel like monthly retreats ending on the full moon would be ideal. Each month there will be a basic structure to the retreat however depending who is passing through the country/state/place we can make each retreat unique according to the gifts that the guest practitioner wishes to share. I can visualize every inch of the gardens and main building and bungalows and treatment rooms. I can see this as if it is a picture alive in my mind. Every part of me knows that this is where I am headed. To share, to learn, to give back, to accept, to love unconditionally, to live without fear, to be self sufficient, to rejoice in simplicity, to inspire and empower others in their own lives and to grow exponentially in mine. I am working hard towards this goal everyday and I would absolutely love your support and involvement!
If this has hit a spark within you, if any of this resonates with you, if you can see yourself one day passing through this place of love or perhaps never leaving… Maybe you can think of someone in your life now that an environment such as this would benefit; I implore you, spare whatever you can and donate now. Let’s make this a reality as soon as possible!!! I cannot wait to start living what I have chosen to dedicate my life to, in my opinion such a wonderful cause and am so humbled to have such an idea and the drive and means to pursue this. Thankyou all for stopping by my page and finding out a little about me, where I’ve come from and where I’m headed.
Sarah Weitenberg x