Transformational Healing

Leah Jade is the Author of The Sacred Psychology of Healing, Sacred Space, Self Care Medicine, Heal Yourself, Moving Beyond Pain and co-author of The Book of Inspiration for Women by Women, Made Beautiful By Scars and 1000 Ripple Effects.

As a Holistic Therapist, Astrologer and Feng Shui practitioner of over a decade, Leah is deeply passionate about helping people live their life to the fullest. Having lost most of her family prematurely because of drugs and addiction, she is called to contribute to the lives of others in a way that helps prevent stress and suffering through having a clear life direction and purpose, just as she healed herself.

Leah has given her lived experience great purpose with her work in the healing realm ranging from her natural therapies and consulting practice, to working in drug rehabilitation settings with youth. Her deepest calling and passion lies in helping people awaken their highest potential through Self Care Mastery and creating inner harmony through self awareness, understanding and compassion.

The Year of the Water Snake

The Snake is the Yin Fire animal of the Chinese Zodiac, governing the Heart organ known as the “Seat of Consciousness” where memory is stored and emotions are felt. Like a small candle flame, it is powerful in being the beginning of great transformation as it’s sets light to far greater spheres beyond it’s own. In a “Water” year, we can energetically link the force of the two elements to unite as a ripple effect, extending our oneness consciousness of unity, connectedness and merging forces within human kind.

Spiritually this Astrological period marks a mystic initiation into the balancing of opposing forces between fire and water, yin and yang, external and internal. This year brings us to face the crucial need to honour the inner life by voicing our deepest truth, our soul seated yearnings and hidden treasures of the spirit. It’s time to speak and share our wisdom so as to lead the way in the discovery of our own unique insights and offerings in contribution to the unspoken needs of humanity.

The fire of the Snake animal heats up the water, giving it visibility, awakening us to it’s power to transform, dissipate, reach out and expand it’s influence.

The water element is needed now more most as we face the two year transit through “fire” animals, from the Snake to the Horse, where energy is set alight through the unfolding of the spiritual heart flower, the expression and giving of who we are. The Astrological fire season brings a rebirthing through the burning off of rigid branches, dried up directions and misguided assumptions.

This is a time to choose again, from the wisdom of our highest discoveries, from a presence free of past shaping towards a space of sharing and experiential exploration of perfection, gratitude and clarity of soul purpose.

2013 is the year of discovery, awakening and alignment with the forces of destiny, With relationships and health as our undeniable foundations for life, this year brings lessons in the value of connection, harmony and compassion, as we learn the art of living through the heart so as to bypass everything that blocks or limits our fulfilment of being our honest selves.

Water element (day / self sign)

Water people (born on a water day – in the Chinese Astrological calendar) will be called upon this year to step forward, take control and gain recognition for the fruits of their labours. Water souls have a busy year in 2013 while spreading their wings and expanding to greater heights…which brings them to need caution where their vital energy may steam and dissipate in spreading themselves too thinly. An interesting time indeed.

Metal element (day / self sign)

Metal people will make significant changes this year in surrendering to the powers that be and letting go of rigidly set ways. 2013 brings transformation to Metal people more than most, in breaking them down to become more malleable, flexible and willing to explore the unknown so as to be of service in ways that require the ultimate level of selflessness that lead to greater wisdom, recognition and humbling.

Earth element (day / self sign)

Earth spirits shall finally obtain their well earned support and recognition for their valuable contribution to sustainable living, through a commitment to nurturing the solidarity of existence. Overall Earth people will be strengthened by the energy of the Water Snake.. in particular, Yin earth people will have an incredibly harmonious year with relationships. 

Fire element (day / self sign)

Fire element people have a year of challenge in learning how to balance their energy and remain creative while under the pressure of the Water’s presence. Fire people will have a very busy year of self refinement, discipline and application. On the other hand, you may at times feel a little under the water’s weather. The key will be to keep moving to maintain momentum and spark. 

Wood element (day / self sign)

Wood people have a brilliant potential to shine this year as elemental influences are just ripe for the picking. Wood need both Fire (brought through the Snake) and Water elements to grow in sunshine, heat and water. 2013 brings perfect conditions for wood to grow and expand rapidly. The water Snake brings balance and blessings to wood people, with the stars aligned perfectly to enhance their strengths and allow them to soak up all that deep water wisdom.

Keeping it Simple

I love simplicity and I feel that Feng Shui blends perfectly with the Zen philosophy around the clarity and emptiness that brings abundance in it’s space and potential for possibility. 
Since implementing Feng Shui in my own personal space for over ten years now, I have found it to be a tool that has made it’s influence evident in each and every space I’ve called home…and there have been many. But it’s a tool I have carried with me everywhere that has enabled me to “make” a home out of “any” space I have chosen.
As destiny has it, I have lived quite a transient life of transformation where moving has been no stranger, and since taking on my first lease at 18 years old I have become known for my ability to bring harmony to a space with deliberate design. In times of change, I have become familiar with the house hunting phase and each time it has been quite the journey.
Just like the human spirit, the environmental forces within the walls of any house, as beneath the exterior of a character, there are hidden energies at play. Just as we do not see the breath…we do not see “energy”, but who would deny it’s existence? 
Energy beneath the surface can be dark and heavy with a smile on it’s face, which many are fooled by…but not me. I have brought my trusty compass with me to every new potential home and taken reading after reading before landing the right home.
On the outside and even inside, a space can look beautiful and lovely even new and attractive, just like a person…but as a Feng Shui practitioner who has trained with the best there is no fooling me. And as much instability as I have withstood in my life, I will put my success down to the wisdom I have carried with me to create the foundations to steady myself upon with the right energetic environment. 

I’ve passed up the most (seemingly) financially viable and neat modern little rental properties for Feng Shui purposes, knowing too well, with my energy map…what fortune I would have taken on by living there. On the other hand, every place I have chosen to live in has been an instant match, no questions asked hands down.

In each of my living spaces I have felt at home instantly with the deliberate orientation and design which has only ever sped up my own personal evolution and journey towards bigger and better things. My personal experience has shown me both potential sides of Feng Shui in the “Good & Bad” where in a few instances, choice has been limited in temporary living circumstances, where Feng Shui has been..not so balanced.

I’ve seen such energetic influences take form and shape in the manifestation of illness in both myself and others, where I personally have not chosen a specific location, which gives me the insight to say that not only do I know it works for the better..but it also has sway over the vulnerable where less auspicious. 

My advice is to keep it simple and do your research…for sometimes, what may seem silly now, can save you headaches later. Turn down the pretty place that has less auspicious Feng Shui and you will thank yourself later. Invest in the wisdom of Feng Shui and evolve at a far more rapid rate by tapping into your full potential and you will only give thanks for following your intuition. Until then, best of luck.

Knowledge is Power

Education is the birth place of wisdom, the seed of life that brings both contentment and change. Two sides of the one coin that buys us fulfilment, needed for peace that comes from power and understanding.

Most of my life has been spent devouring books on human behaviour, metaphysics, traditional medicine and philosophies on healing. Where I come from is vastly different from the place I am, making me an unlikely example of defying the laws of expectation and nature versus nurture…and all because, in my firm belief…I surrounded myself in knowledge. 

We just came back from watching the movie “Searching for Sugarman” who was (is) the American singer songwriter from Detroit, Sixto Rodriguez, never big in his homeland, only to discover years later that he was bigger than Elvis in South Africa through the 70’s. He was a mystery man to all until one day, he was finally found by a South African journalist, looking to find out what happened to this great star who’s music was like anthems to South Africans, facilitating political revolution and a sense of freedom in the people. 
I was inspired by this movie, in seeing the values this man instilled in his children through all the years he remained hidden and undiscovered, all the while a super star in faraway lands, after just one girl brought his album to South Africa from America back in the 70’s. A ripple effect exploded and for years, this man never knew what a musical hero he was, who empowered generations through his lyrics…all the while as he remained a humble working class man, who instilled the wisdom in his children that knowledge is what truly takes you far.

As we watched the documentary film, I was impressed by the books crowning the shelves behind one of his daughters, beaming with a wealth of wisdom that you could see on this woman’s face. Though no royalties ever made their way back to this man or his family for the sales of his albums in South Africa, and most of the money he made from the sold out concert tour went to family and loved ones, his mysterious and legendary existence remained, as he maintained a humble riches of soul and righteous essence of depth and character.

By this I was moved. I was moved within to have faith again in time and it’s possibilities. It was a beautiful image of a message in a bottle, never lost only made more potent like wine. It was a reminder for me to believe in myself and the power of words to shift the evolution of humanity, if not now…then through time, however long undiscovered. This film to me was a confirmation also of the importance of wisdom…not “over” wealth, but “in being” wealth. As I looked upon this musical hero’s humble home in Detroit, I was moved. 
I was enchanted by it’s simple warmth…it’s richness in character and unyielding integrity in being true to the simple life of purity and authenticity. Even as we made our way to the film, we saw monks as we passed, with their friends, sitting down in a restaurant. To me this was a symbol of how simplicity can have a place in success…and that not one should be removed from the other. I myself feel connected deeply to a sense of simplicity and have strong attraction to the sustainable, self sufficient life of living close to the earth, and yet at once, I feel this to be the ultimate “success”.
I just wanted to share, that one image stood out as I watched this movie and that is of the Detroit Library, as pictured above. It brought tingles down my spine in the true image of knowledge as power, in reality. This man brought his children up to value wisdom over wealth and because of that, their wealth was clearly seen in their characters, through the expression in their eyes. And to me, that is the most wealth anyone can have. So today I am sharing with you a gratitude for the reminder of some beautiful qualities of life. That is, the endless possibilities of our words through time…and the beautiful power of wisdom as wealth to the soul.

“Sacred wisdom directly from an inspired heart that could help heal your life.” (on The Sacred Psychology of Healing book)

Dr John F DemartiniBest Selling Author of Count Your Blessings – The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love

“Leah’s heartfelt approach to her work is very inspiring. Her genuine commitment to making a difference shines through as a practitioner and teacher.”

Katia KrassasReiki Master, Holistic Counsellor

“It has been a great pleasure to know Leah since 2003 when she began studies with me. She is a person of integrity who is dedicated to her work and her passion for health and healing are an asset to her profession.”

Vic KetisFounder of Macro Whole Foods & Principle of The Australian Academy of Feng Shui

“I just finished reading your book. You should be proud of yourself. Every chapter was so perfectly said.” (about The Sacred Psychology of Healing book)

Hanane HabibAuthor of Misunderstood - A Scar For Life

“I found her work process to be extremely professional. Her calming presence rejuvinated my perspectives toward both my personal and business lives. In essence, Leah helped me to regain and strengthen my focus in regard to my ambitions and my abilities to achieve them.”

Tony BoveProducer