Read Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine Issue 11 | March 2017 - Page 43

they believe society expects of them). “Another step I teach is that it’s okay to think for themselves, to have their own opinion, and perspective. People are constantly told what to do, and how to do it. It’s a power struggle. What I do is cut the cord to the control, disempowering it which allows individuals to source their own power - enabling people to tap into their own beautiful souls to let them shine.”

In Start in the Dark, she starts the reader in the dark. Literally. Natasha begins her book by telling the reader to turn off the lights. For many lightworkers, that’s a very uncomfortable situation to be in because they were taught to ‘shine the light’ on the darkness. “A true lightworker knows to start in the dark and then you shine into the light,” Natasha said.

I agreed, and said, “That’s how a person finds their light.”

Natasha replied, “How can you find your light when you’re always in the light?”

“We’ve been taught …” I paused, and changed the direction of my reply, “People go into spirituality thinking it’s all going to be rose and pink rose petals and they’re never going to have a bad day because I’m spiritual now, and I’m guided and protected. But, that’s the illusion. We are taught that spiritual people have the most blessed lives. In reality, as the true spiritual individual (the shaman, lightworker, healer) we are the teacher. We walk the path that can sometimes be hellish in effort to pave a less-hellish path for others.

Natasha shared, “If you have true inner peace, nothing will rattle you. Your most prevalent growth occurs in the darkest moments. We grow in the dark. The dark is where the most beautiful creations begin. You’re a miracle and you were created in the darkness of the womb.”

Whether through stillness or meditation, the intent is to strip away the old patterns of belief and the triggers, and to do so in a way that honors <em>you<em>. “I honor and respect my clients and students. I meet them where they’re at. That’s how they begin to dismantle and release what they’ve been taught, and are able to begin a new path. A path to their heart; ‘their soul’. This work can foster opportunities for forgiveness. Forgiveness of others, as well as of ourselves. Allowing our true self to know they are going to be okay. “You made a mistake, it’s not the end of the world,” Natasha said. As Natasha reminds her students, the proverbial slate is clean each morning. “It’s a beginning. It’s a journey. It’s not an ending.”

At the conclusion of our conversation, Natasha stated something that resonated deeply for me. “It’s not easy to be who you’re not meant to be; or allowing yourself that ability. Most people resist being who they are at their core.”

Think about that for a moment. “It’s not easy to be who you are meant to be - or allowing yourself the ability to become that person - most people resist being who they are at their core.”