Mary M. (Mesa, Arizona)
When I started Dahn Yoga about 1 year ago, I was the most tired, oldest and burnt-out 26 year old you would have ever met. I hardly smiled and when I did it was only to hide physical and emotional pain. Although, I was never officially diagnosed, I was definitely suffering from depression. I can see that now. I worked very hard trying to become somebody that mattered. I spent two years obtaining my CPA and worked 10 ~ 12 hours a day as an accountant. Just like everyone that walks this planet, I was searching for happiness. Money, boyfriend, house, car, nice outfits, you name it, I was working very hard to obtain these things. I always experienced these tremendous highs to these unbelievable lows and a feeling of incredible loneliness.
I thought, this is it, this is as good as it gets. My family provided much joy, but there again, I was looking on the outside. Then I met Dahn Yoga. This is where my freedom began. During my first few classes I experienced chest breathing. It felt like breathing for the first time. My whole body ached as the tension started to release. During tea time, after the class, I could hardly sit up straight due to the pain in my back, neck and shoulders.
After about 6 months, I felt like I hit bottom. I started to become so confused about my life. I was ready to run. The instructor started to talk to me about healer school; he started calling me Healer CPA. I would just laugh and walk away. He is crazy, was my thought. I started to become more and more irritated by the idea; I would ask myself, what is a healer anyway?
I received an opportunity to see Ilchi Lee. The entire experience was fantastic, nothing I had experienced before in my life. I was impressed with Ilchi Lee, and the beauty of the landscaping as we drove through that area of Arizona. Later that week, I was lying in bed, and I suddenly felt this wave of energy that moved from by abdomen to my chest. I couldn’t believe what I was feeling, but then I felt it two more times. That was my confirmation? I was going to an advanced workshop of Dahn Yoga. My first test was getting off of work for a week, with 4 days notice. I couldn’t believe how much I was supported. The courage started to build. The rest of healer school came with many more tests and challenges.
Healer school prepared me for the Shim Sung (self-discovery) program and it became one of my biggest breakthroughs. Each one, I came out stronger and a more sincere person. I started to love the person I was becoming for the first time. Now that I am about to graduate from the advanced healer school program, I can hardly believe the transformation from the person I was 7 months ago.
Now, I am able to answer my own question, I know what a healer is, and YES, I AM A HEALER! Thank you.