In my late twenties, in the summer of 1991, while working in the operating theatres, at the local hospital, I asked out of politeness and to make conversation, what a patient who was about to have his bowel removed due to cancer what he did for a living. He was a butcher. Two days later, there were another two similar bowel cancer operations. Curiosity got the better of me, so I asked them in a friendly, polite manner what they did for a living, whilst they too were in the anaesthetic room. It stunned me to know that they too were both butchers. Fascinated, as soon as I was off duty, I paid a visit to the medical library and looked into the causation of various diseases for six hours. The connection between bowel cancer and meat and a variety of other diseases had been known medically for decades. However, two weeks later, after further intense study, I announced to my world I am now a vegetarian.
Knowing I had this insight into what the cause of most health issues are and a determination to act upon it. I ignored the scoffing and the laughter of my family and peers. Especially doctors and nurses every time I brought a bag of fruit and veg into work, to eat during my shift. Eighteen months later, with clear skin, clear eyes, abundant energy and having total overall wellbeing, two doctors who laughed, offered to take me to lunch as a way of an apology and asked the question, “Tell me what you know and have found out that I don’t, because you have changed for the better?” So, I did and continued further with my studies.
While reading Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking by Dr Robert Schuller, sometime in July of 1995, something happened that gave direction and purpose to my life. I know that’s a cliché but I was actually sitting on my old bed at my parents’ home with my legs outstretched as I lay relaxed to enjoy my reading time. As I read, without warning, without control and without any notion of what I was about to experience; I found myself transported onto a stage; the stage that you would find at any convention centre or large auditorium. And before a packed house with an audience of several thousand strong, with many of my associates at the time in front of me, I was speaking about health; a vision that was sublime, vivid, exalting, unfathomably electrifying and so emotionally charged that tears literally rolled down my cheeks. Every fibre of my being was alive and I was filled with a deep, deep, all-encompassing heart-warming love; that was as real as you can image, what I suppose being in heaven must surely feel like. Although words cannot accurately describe what it felt like. However, when that vision or apparition cleared, and without-a-doubt the revealing of my soul’s purpose here on earth. I found myself back in my old bedroom, in a state of shock, overwhelmed by the deep emotion of it all. I sat motionless for what seemed a long time before carrying on with my daily life through very much so perplexed and pensive, to say the least for several days, with the primary thoughts being on how do I make that vision a reality.
A few months later I left the hospital where I worked at the time, to go back to college again and study, really study; firstly, dietetics and nutrition, followed by English literature, topped off with a double PHD equivalent, in theology and metaphysics that took fourteen years to complete. I had already studied to degree level business and finance and behavioural psychology. And attended every seminar that I was able to and read every book I could get hold of and still do to this day on the subjects of health, physical health, mental health, spiritual health and the causation of disease and illness and the solutions for disease and illness. Eighteen years after that fateful day in July 1995, I opened my very own private practice and twice a week I teach, occasionally giving a seminar just like in the vision I had. During which time though I learnt a lot about myself and others and still am learning; testing out several theories including as the video clips indicate, what the human mind, body and spirit is capable of once guided by a purpose and working in harmony.