I arrived at my 70’s naturally with no fanfare but wondering whether there was a way to make changes, to learn new skills, perhaps to support others to find a sense of ease and equanimity within themselves.
So it was back to school, jumping in feet first with no idea of what lay ahead. I enrolled in a course – a Diploma of Chakra Puncture and, importantly for me, practising this modality would place no pressure on an ageing body.
Learning about the body and needle placement was the practical part of the course. I loved and appreciated every aspect of this modality as well as every classroom moment. The theory part of the Diploma was studied online on the Hub – ‘the dreaded Hub’.
Written expression is not one of my strengths, but I consistently plodded along, learnt what I needed to learn, and little by little completed each subject.
Before this, I was totally computer illiterate and needed to purchase a laptop, therefore the next year was spent visiting the Apple store for weekly computer lessons. That was in 2016 and it turned out to be the best choice I have ever made, as I fully embraced learning about Chakra Puncture and what it can offer others.
Inspired by everything that I learned, I contacted the college and repeated the course the following year and what a joy that was.
In 2018, I felt the need to deepen my connection to others and to be of further service. I decided to do a Diploma of Counselling and completed that course in 2019.
Being in my 70’s has allowed me to expand and grow; now, with less responsibilities, it leaves space to learn and experience different things. I appreciate having said yes to what was on offer and to extending myself so that others might benefit.
Avril McK., Australia
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