SOUL Beginnings – Part 1

September 2007.  It’s about 3:00am and I’m stuck in an elevator at hotel in Kansas.  I’m in the elevator at 3:00am because I just made a run to Walmart to find some migraine medicine.  The alarms are blaring in the elevator, which is making my head feel worse.  I’m on the verge of throwing up.  I’m holding my head thinking, “What the hell am I doing in Kansas?”


I’m in Kansas for a 3-day retreat.  The retreat is with a woman, Cuky Choquette Harvey.  Cuky is a certified massage therapist, intuitive and practitioner of an ancient Hawaiian healing art called lomi lomi.  The promise of the retreat was to bring my spirit home, back into my body.  I knew my spirit had left my body because I felt flat.


At the time I was running my own environmental consulting business.  A very profitable consulting business and I was miserable.  The work was monotonous and my clients were all unhappy people.  I was emotionally drained.  At the urging of my husband, I decided to go see Cuky.


After 45 minutes of torture, I get out of the elevator.  I crashed on my bed and thought, “How am I supposed to lay on a massage table when I feel like I have to puke?”  I closed my eyes and said if I wake up in time to get ready, then I’ll go.  I didn’t sleep at all.  I paced in my room. Even though my head still was pounding, my brain would not stop.   Do I go or not go?  Do I go or not go?  Over and over again.  Finally a little wise voice emerged.  “Cuky is a healer,” it said.  “You’re here to feel better.  So go.”


When I arrived at Cuky’s house I was greeted with a welcoming smile and hug.  I immediately started crying.  I told Cuky about how horrible I felt and my elevator experience.  Cuky smiled and said, “Well you sure are stuck.  We better get to work,” and she whisked me off to begin our first session.


Check in tomorrow for  SOUL Beginnings – Part 2.

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