My journey started while I was a youngster. I always had this very intense knowing that there is something “else”, something that I am not in line with, something bigger. This constant nagging took me quite a few years to sort out considering I grew up in a Christian God fearing home where God and the Bible were not questioned. So after my teens I had an unfortunate experience with my local church and friends and this “unfortunate experience” turned into the greatest blessing!
I studied psychology and was a trauma counsellor for many years, counselling whoever needed some guidance. Personally, my journey was one step at a time, and I needed to learn a new way of thinking and experiencing life. Living a positive life is one of my cornerstones of existence. From that space I can take on more or less anything, and my understanding of life has changed.
I have also come to the conclusion that a good way to learn is to take on the challenges as they come and then learn the universal principals connected to that particular problem. This was the only way I was able to learn and change my space. I functioned much better when I was able to sort out one issue at a time and understood why it was there in the first place. What made these lessons interesting was that, when you understand your issues, you can embrace them; and if you embrace them, you recognise them. The thing with issues is that they come around more than once in our lives: Once to learn and get to know them (please get it the first time); and the second to remind us of them. So it depends on you how many times you choose to learn a particular lesson.
Most important in my world is to want to grow; and from wanting to learn and grow, I lovingly will guide. I can tell you all the challenging things that happened in my life and how bad it was for me. However, I feel that I started living the day I chose to grow. Life prior to my “new life” is of no consequence.
If you feel that I may assist and guide you on your journey, contact me, and I will gladly serve.
Rev. Leana Pretorius, M.Msc.