I was first introduced to Kat John through my friend Hilary Holmes. Hilary and I connected hard and fast, we're totally aligned. One day she was telling me about her Chakra Course she was doing, and said "OMG Stevie, you will LOVE Kat when you meet her! You HAVE to do this course".
You know when people say "OMG You will love this person!" and it's really disappointing when you actually meet 'this person' because you had all these expectations? Well, this wasn't one of those times. (PHEW!)
It was the day of my #SVDCBodyLove Exhibition & Fundraiser and I actually fell in love with Kat. She was warm, sweet and intuitive. (Win-win, thanks Hill!)
So - Chakra course. I went along to one of Kat's Chakra evenings at The Laneway Loft, where Kat filled the room with candles and music, and talked openly and freely about Chakras, what they are, how they work, and how she turned her life around by sorting her's out (I say that loosely, sorting out Chakras is an ongoing process). BUT, Kat had got herself to a point of being able to heal others, and I admired her for that.
Her language was relatable and ironic. She is charismatic, friendly, genuine and oh-so funny! She gifted each attendee with a beautiful personalised hand written note (which we intuitively chose by sitting in the seat we did), a candle and chakra tea, and we were all on our way, uplifted!
From that moment, I knew I wanted to do Kat's course - but, as always - life was soooo full on! I had decided to divorce my boss (I mean quit my soul exhausting day job as an EA), so when I did that, I booked right in with Kat. I committed to weekly sessions, I knew it would be tough and wonderful, and ground breaking, but I didn't quite expect the result I got.
I THOUGHT I HAD WORKED THROUGH MY SH*T (HA!)
Well, I had. As much as I knew how. Then came Kat.
In her soft, gentle, calm (my favourite thing about her style) and intuitive way, she walked me straight into my sticking points - one Chakra at a time.
From Base to Sacral to Solar Plexus, then up to the Heart, followed by Throat, then onto Third Eye, and finishing off with Crown.
We delved straight into the beliefs & judgements that I had been raised to believe, or learnt along the way. The sh*t that had been born into my soul, from many many generations ago. The stuff I was going to work on, and change, this lifetime.
She shone a light, so to say, on why I was feeling stuck, confused, hurt, and not the real Stevie.
She helped me see where I needed to work on myself, and most importantly, where I needed to take sweet, sweet care of my soul and body, in order to continue my journey of healing and empowering others.
HEY MATE, LET'S MEDITATE! (™ Kat John)
Kat has this incredible way of making everything seem so relatable and relaxed, so I love that she calls her mediation classes "Hey Mate, Let's Meditate".
She introduced me to meditation in a form I'd never known. For me, I learnt it visually, as in, my eyes were closed, but I was able to keep my mind stimulated by visualising what she was saying, and that made so much sense to me.
Previously, I had been ignorant to meditation. I mean, I liked the idea of it, but for fu*ks sake, I couldn't get my head around closing my eyes and doing nothing for 10 minutes (I could've smashed out 10 emails in that time!) so I just didn't do it.
Kat has this beautiful way of guiding you through a mediation with her voice, to help fill your heart and soul with positive colours, words, and good feels. After mediating with Kat John, I always leave feeling so full of love.
She hosts mediations monthly, all over Victoria, so get onto her next one! You won't regret it.