Contrary to some beliefs, it is pain, that is the great motivator that gives people the opportunity to make a change in their life - if they choose to. . . Pain from being broke, without a mate, losing a parent, lack of health or pain in the body, it really doesn’t matter - pain motivates. . . Pain wakes us up. It pierces through the noise in our heads & it shoots directly through to our hearts. It can open up our consciousness & awareness to things we’ve not been paying attention to or taking action toward. . . Even devastating things that happen in our lives can push us to wake-up to new realizations about ourselves & it might even push us in directions in our lives we didn’t think about before ... . . ... it happened to me years ago, after Chiropractic College, where life sent me down a road to learn about & experience different techniques for emotional healing. It was at that time that I realized I was passionate about emotional healing & how it directly connected to physical healing. I was a very sensitive person, however emotional well-being was not my strength, as my physicality & athleticism was way out of proportion stronger ... now in my life, I’m happy to say they’re equal. . . Various kinds of pain & painful events give us opportunities to wake up & we decide the meanings as to why these events have happened & how we choose to respond to them. . . Years ago, even though I was going through tremendous amounts of pain, I was also simultaneously realizing my passion at the same time. . . And it became my obsession, that no matter how badly I was feeling & the stuff I had to dig through, it was the clarity of the skills I was learning & my passion & vision of what became my work today, that propelled me along all these years. . . People say bad things happen for us, not to us & I don’t agree with that, but what I do know is that we choose who we’re going to be & what we’re going to do with those feelings, regardless of what happened. . . Put all of your feelings into creating something, regardless what it is ... all the heart break, sadness, rage, anger, resentment. Keep healing, keep evolving & keep creating with it all.
- Maria Lopez
In a world that is hectic, my time with Harold Turk is my moment to BE, to grow and learn about myself in a deeper way. I haven’t always had a passion for investing in personal growth, especially because I have always suffered from low self-esteem. Even when others always saw me as a leader, the confident and secure one in the room, I knew that was far from the truth. This of course led me to unfulfilling and abusive relationships, especially with myself. I became and expert at allowing those I loved to take advantage of me. But then came the health issues. Stress had made itself present through rashes, body aches, swelling in my joints… at times making it even difficult to walk. It was clear that mind and body healing was necessary in my life. I was done not facing the MY truth. The past was affecting my health and most importantly the type of future I was setting myself up for. Since seeing Harold, he has allowed me to connect the physical pain to the stories I had been believing. I have slowed down, learned to respect my body and have developed healthier habits. Most importantly, I now make it a point to be more conscious about not wasting my time and energy on those things and people that are not deserving it. Harold has been a light and a force that has allowed me to love myself most in my vulnerable moments and to push forward even when I’ve been scared. Thanks Harold for being a teacher, a healer and a friend.