How We Got Together
Heres my side of the story. I had been in 2 very brief, intense and turbulent relationships after a 12-year relationship had ended. I was emotionally bruised and battered. I had attended my regular men’s group a week before meeting Katie declaring “I’m over women, they are too difficult to live with”.
Can you imagine my resistance when I was invited to a local meditation group knowing there would be mostly women attending?
Yet, inwardly, I had been asking to meet someone who I could have as both a lover and a friend. My intuition was very strong and pushed me to go. Luckily I have learned to trust it more in later years.
Feeling very reluctant and prickly I marched into the gathering where I met a pretty blue-eyed woman who seemed unassuming and natural. My defenses started melting as we each had a turn to share how we honestly felt and where we saw ourselves going.
My inner voice was saying, be quiet, relax, open up and listen.
As Katie spoke about her life and who she was, a smile appeared on my face and a warm, comforting feeling spread throughout me as I knew we were going to be good friends. By the end of the night, I could relax and be myself with this lady without having to pretend. It was so refreshing after all the drama I had been through recently.
The next day I woke up feeling an inner assurance that all will be well and what have I got to lose by asking her out on a date. I rang her at work and asked her if she wanted to go bushwalking with me. Later I was told she nearly dropped the phone in surprise. It felt so right to get to know her even if we just became friends. Yet deep inside I knew there was a greater plan unfolding.
To say I was surprised was an understatement, in fact, I was totally gobsmacked to get asked out on a date. I felt like a teenager again, but without the raging hormones. I loved that we went walking and swimming in Nature rather than sipping a drink in a crowded bar. It was a perfect day and I felt I had known Tony from another time. He was so familiar and I was so uncensored. I thought I had trust issues, but I threw caution to the wind, that day. There was no need to be coy and play the Mating game. My inner voice said, ” Just be me and just be free”. I have never been so direct and I loved the freedom this gave.
We had so much in common, I appreciated the company of someone around my age, our similar upbringing, reminiscing over old-fashioned sayings, common interests in Natural healing, philosophy, meditation, gardening, being in Nature, as well as the thirst for travelling with a purpose and creating wonderful adventures and memories. I just needed someone to share the dream with.
After spending time with Katie it became obvious we could become teammates, as well as friends and lovers. We were together to “lick each other’s wounds” from our past relationships, and help others along the way, to enjoy life and never give up on love and the journey of our soul.
I was working at a Pharmacy in Atherton as a Naturopath, a half an hour drive from home. It was a challenging but a growing time for me, I lacked confidence and felt isolated in this employment-based around Pharmaceuticals, my escape was lunchtime. I’d dash off to Platypus park with healthy salad box lunches, for both of us. For over a year we had Picnics in the park 3 days a week. Tony’s extensive experience, helped me gain confidence and practical knowledge in our profession and I am grateful for such an amazing Buddy.
Not long after we had met, Tony started coming to Port Douglas Markets too. Many of the regular customers got to know him and appreciated his friendliness.
When a customer asked after Walter and said they had bought the salt rock from him years ago. I would deliver the news, ” I’m afraid Walter passed away in July 2013 “. They would say, ” I’m so sorry to hear that”. I replied, gesturing towards Tony, ” This is the updated replacement model”. After some laughter, reassured and smiling, they’d walk away with a new Deodorising salt rock.
OUR VISION for US
We are on a journey to have fun and enjoy the beauty of the Natural world while sharing our gifts of Natural Healing. We also encourage others to actively realise their unique gifts, to care for themselves and this beautiful planet we live on.
OUR VISION for YOU
To help you get well, stay well, be well and follow your dreams and live your passion. We believe that you are important, powerful and you make a difference.