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Sheri McNeely, AHC, Health Coach, 200RYT

"you've always had the power..."- Glinda from The Wizard of Oz

How many days are frittered away without really grasping this Truth?  I can say, for myself, a massive part of my life.  I grew up looking for guidance and direction from everyone and everything on the outside of me.  I can't really be blamed, though, for going along with the way it was.  When you are taught that wisdom and truth will always be found in some vessel - human or otherwise - that resides somewhere around you, you never stop to seek inward.  No one ever told me that I was born with "a True North".  I was not encouraged to drop questions into my heart and wait and watch for the answers to bubble up.  So I followed the answers on the outside...weaving each one of them like they were a thread...each woven into the tapestry of life that l was creating.  I wove the threads of school and good grades and the accounting degree and the good jobs that delivered the good money and it so often occurs, I looked at the tapestry of my Life and realized it was not a picture of me.  It was a picture of oh so many conditioned beliefs and notions and I had woven it very tightly.  The picture was perfect with all the correct colors and even lines and making sense to everyone but me.  So I started picking at the edges...seeing if I could loosen the binding...seeing if I could see what I had forgotten was underneath.  Then one day it just happened...I found myself looking at the pile of wrinkled thread...knowing that I could never weave it back the way it was and knowing I didn't want to anyway.  So I quit my accounting job and walked through the door of "becoming established in Self".  Ayurveda and its wisdom had been calling me from the edges of my life for many years but I never allowed myself the room to consider how I could live this passion.  The more I looked inward the more my "True North" pointed to Ayurveda and more specifically to The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.  I made the decision to move there and study with Dr. Vasant Lad and with the support of my family I earned my certification as an Ayurvedic Counselor.  My education and The Svastha House have been birthed from my passion for the wisdom of Ayurveda and from a desire to help others "become established in Self".  The Svastha House is a place to learn and to heal. I hope you will join me here.  Peace and Namaste

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