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Spiritual healing practitioners, Yvette Clarke and Brenda Pitout, formed a unique alliance more than six years ago, successfully combining their individual abilities and together healing hundreds of clients who could not be helped by modern medicine – proving two heads and hearts are better than one and sometimes we’ve got to go deeper to achieve real change.

Sceptical but desperate clients with diverse conditions including addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression and eating disorders have come for and received “transformative” healing in the nurturing hands of this remarkable pair.

As a Clairvoyant and Light Worker, Yvette, is able to clearly see, hear and feel her client’s subconscious emotional blockages. Before finding Brenda, she felt powerless to help her clients heal the painful manifestations of these emotional blocks that she was able to discern.

With a, “nothing left to lose attitude”, Hayley, who was feeling depressed, anxious, suffering from insomnia and in deep despair, attended her first session with Yvette following the death of her grandfather.

 

“The first few appointments blew me away, as Yvette has the ability to see into what is going on in your system emotionally and what has or is causing it to happen.”

“She is able to read into and settle your system down with one of her amazing prayers,” explains Hayley.

Kylie first attended a session with Yvette 14 years ago describing it as, “the most unique and mind-blowing experience I have ever had.”

In this and subsequent sessions Kylie explains, “Yvette was spot on tuning into whatever was happening to me (emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically) and understanding all the micro emotions that make up me, inspiring me with the confidence and skills to create the reality I truly desire.”

Yvette, a self-proclaimed “blunt practitioner”, is often compelled to reveal difficult but necessary information to her clients for healing to take place.

Rather than “leave me to just sit in my heightened emotional state,” Kylie explains, “Yvette would always provide options for further support and assistance.”

Before finding Brenda, however, Yvette often felt powerless to help her clients heal the painful manifestations of their emotional blocks.

In 2011 she found Brenda Pitout, “an astounding BodyTalk practitioner”, who was both capable and willing to use her clients’ notes to continue the healing process she had started.

“Really, it took over a decade to find Brenda, who unlike all others before her, was prepared to work with my findings and not dismiss them due to the restrictions of her healing modality or ego,” Yvette reflects.

Yvette sought Brenda’s help for excruciating endometriosis which was debilitating. After only a few sessions with Brenda, the symptoms dramatically improved. She also sought Brenda’s help to release a lifetime of trauma and anxiety.

“It was after this astounding healing experience, I began referring clients to Brenda to recalibrate, restructure and realise their own healing,” Yvette explains.

Yvette was now satisfied she could truly fulfil her manifesto of providing people with an “emotional channel for the higher good of humanity by shifting them out of their cycle of suffering and abuse.”

Yvette says clients often come to her when they are at their lowest and feel “all else is lost”. To conduct her session she must enter their sacred space (the room of their soul) and she will therefore only do this with permission.

Upon invitation she enters this space by tapping upon her song bowl that resonates with a strong and unwavering pitch that carries with it the anticipation of what a client’s soul room may reveal.

While immersed in the soul room, Yvette is able to pick out what she calls “the carrots from a stew” – the most relevant subconscious messages from which she scribes pages of notes that enlighten to the reason the client’s soul has presented to her on that day.

Brenda then uses these notes as a platform to optimise healing.

BodyTalk uses the body’s own innate wisdom to heal itself. I merely facilitate this process by using neuro muscular bio feedback and intuition to bring change to the governing blueprint through its healing priority,” explains Brenda.

She enters “The Zone (where she) interfaces the left brain’s pragmatic and practical knowledge with the right side’s intuition to bring about shifts of consciousness.”

“Tapping on the brain enables us to focus on reprogramming of formula and tapping on the sternum enables access to the heart and storage of the information,” she continues.

Brenda discovered the BodyTalk healing modality in desperate pursuit to end her own intermittent battle with depression and her daughter’s suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

She believed this cured them both and was her impetus to train in the modality – “something anyone can learn”. She is now dedicated to the ‘ongoing study of humanity at the “University of Life”’.

The healing duo have given hope, health and happiness to hundreds of clients with a broad spectrum of ails, healing where modern medicine had failed.

“It’s ‘Out There’, but it works,” excites Doctor Matty Moore, MD FAAFP FACRRM EM Cert, who, once sceptical, last year sought immediate resolution of issues that counselling and therapy could not provide. Unfamiliar to his Western Medical training, he tried to remain open and allowed Yvette to “identify” blockages and Brenda to “rewire” his subconscious.

“My repair was immediate, dynamic, and life-changing, for which I am enormously grateful,” says Dr Moore.

The practitioners describe distance and time as “mere concepts”, so when Yvette referred Hong Kong residents, Sean and Evania, who had “tried everything and had nothing to lose”, their sessions, unlike any other therapies previously tried, provided “immediate and life changing results”.

“Whilst cliché, Yvette and Brenda have made a huge improvement to both of our lives which we never thought possible and we would highly recommend both of them,” says Evania and Sean.

A curious Perth Psychologist, recently experiencing relationship issues, gushes about an “astonishing first session with Brenda resulting in profound shifts in thinking and feeling.”

“The combination of a skilled and warm therapist delivering a kick-arse modality was a winning formula for me,” she says.

A major depressive disorder, severe anxiety and an eating disorder had “steadily consumed”, dubious but desperate scientist, Lauren, for many years who was “sold” after her first session with Brenda.

“An expert practitioner, she navigates the blueprint of your body and mind with the precision of a skilled surgeon to find, and hand you, the key to self-love, acceptance and your full potential,” she says. “She achieved for me what an army of GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists and medication were not able to. She saved my life. It’s as simple as that.”

“An expert practitioner, she navigates the blueprint of your body and mind with the precision of a skilled surgeon to find, and hand you, the key to self-love, acceptance and your full potential.”

Seven years ago a desperate young female on the residential rehabilitation wait-list for addiction to crystal meth-amphetamine, conquered a lifetime of addiction and eating disorders with Brenda, later herself qualifying as a BodyTalk Practitioner and Nutritionist.

While their clients present with varied physical conditions, Brenda identifies consistencies in their underlying emotional causes.

Testament to the success of their relationship, built on mutual admiration and skill collaboration, after six years, Yvette and Brenda continue to join their hearts and heads together to identify then rewire subconscious blockages and optimise healing outcomes for their clients.

For more information contact clairvoyant Yvette Clarke yvetteleahclarke@gmail.com or BodyTalk practitioner Brenda Pitout bodytalkwa@gmail.com

Beyond ego and facades…

Of all the life-changing events, this course has affected me, and improved my life, like no other.

I was surprised to learn I held deep-rooted Rage and Shame in being a woman. I had been blocked by a fear of not being good enough. A fear of rejection. We ALL feel a sense of isolation and anxiety over not being accepted. We NEED to belong.

The Mighty Gum

Not unique, not special, one of many … at first glance.

Omnipresent from where I sit, and common throughout the world.

But look closer and you will see the power of the Mighty Gum.

Erect and tall, it reaches high and higher, its stem gradually growing depth and bulk as it metamorphoses into a solid trunk, over time.

Its branches spreading outwards, expanding to take in more of what the air has to offer.

Its delicate leaves multiplying, more and more and more, and dying and dropping off and falling; the tree, never once grieving the losses of these, as it knows in its heart, its soul, its guts, that more will come.

It is strongly rooted in the earth, spreading underground in gentle, continuous search of more nutrients, more moisture, to sustain its blood and body.

It doesn’t resist the searing sun, it moves gently with the breeze and allows the rain to gently fall from its leaves.

Opening to the sun, soaking in its energy, that it needs to feed all its elements – the leaves, the branches, the bark, the trunk, the guts, the roots… all of her.

Which then feed the many creatures that like to visit, stay a while or stay longer – the ants, the beetles, the birds, and bugs.

And then, as it ages and understands the elements won’t keep its body alive, there is no terror as it looks down and sees its two healthy, enthusiastic little saplings thriving – full of optimism, hope, and energy, eager to continue the cycle of the Mighty Gum.

 

I wrote this poem on the Path of Love retreat recently, during a small assignment where we reflected on Nature and its symbolism to us.
It was about my journey as a Woman and as a Mother.
Surprising for an editor perhaps, I frequently agonize over writing, but I wrote this poem in 10 minutes.

I wrote with freedom. Self-doubt didn’t suffocate me, instead a bolder, richer and more creative part of myself emerged; overpowering my usual insecurity and self-criticism.
I credit this to the Path of Love.

The Path of Love (PoL) is a powerful, seven-day course, set in natural bushland in the Hunter Valley, NSW, which is formulated to break through limiting, personal barriers that block people from achieving what we really want out of life. It is designed to help us develop more Love, and to live a more meaningful life.

It enabled me to go within, to the core, beyond Ego and facades such as appearance, life-situation, and personality; which cleared the way for my natural drive and passion to return.

I went to the Essence. I experienced an authentic me.

People had different personal motivations for being there – relationship problems, a lack of career direction, a personal crisis of some kind, dealing with childhood and past traumas, or, simply, because they felt at Crossroads and wanted more passion and direction in their life.

I didn’t have a clear reason for going on this retreat. I just noticed a few coincidences around PoL and was compelled to sign up, not knowing very much about it at all.

I am glad I listened to that inner whisper, because of the University degrees, travel, relationships and other life-changing events, this course has affected me, and improved my life, like no other.

PoL is a deep inquiry into the Self, involving meditation; music; dancing; writing; time in nature; sharing experiences, thoughts, and emotions; reflection; and silence.

There were 30 participants and the same number of staff, our ‘Angels’, who supported us through the intense, exhilarating and, at times, confronting, journey within. They formed a nurturing womb which held us while we shed outmoded and decaying belief systems and habits, allowing for a truer self to emerge.

We worked intimately in a group of eight where all exteriors washed away. I now consider these people another family. The bond we formed during this personal process was profound. And, under the skillful, compassionate and deeply insightful guidance of our facilitators, Samved and Mairead, we were safe to allow raw vulnerability, which encouraged trust, truth, unconditional love and deep, personal breakthroughs to happen.

I faced the scary, dark fears, and also celebrated the light-filled, majestic parts of myself.

I was surprised to learn I held deep-rooted Rage and Shame in being a woman. It was a low-level thing. On the outset, I was reasonably accomplished and happy, but deep down, this self-subjugation was killing the inner fire. In an effort to avoid being a “hard bitch,” I had suppressed my natural Womanhood.

I had made myself ‘small,’ in what I thought femininity ‘should’ look like. I had believed I was an empowered woman! But, through the course’s penetrating process, I experienced a different, new and beautiful kind of power in the Feminine.

The experience helped me take ownership of myself as a woman and as a mother.

Opinions, self-support, sexuality, sensuality, inner strength and a Voice to express what I want and need, as well as love and compassion. I found a Lioness. Protective of her children, and herself. Protective of women.

I identified issues I’d been harbouring since childhood, adolescence and adult life, and was then encouraged to nurture these wounds, and to let them go.

I also found a need to Speak my Truth, overthrowing fears of reproach or judgement, and I’ve been amazed at how well this has worked since in my relationships, work and daily life. I was too afraid to do this previously for fear of rejection, conflict and ridicule.

I realised I have been quite a fearful person, which, despite appearing confident, manifests as shyness and me avoiding social situations. I felt awkward and nervous of intimacy, and actually found it almost impossible to look people in the eye.

It was humorous and a great relief at the end of this course to be able to do this apparently basic exercise, that had seemed so terrifying seven days earlier.

I had been blocked by a fear of not being good enough. A fear of rejection. This, I learnt, is inherently part of the human condition. We ALL feel a sense of isolation and anxiety over not being accepted. We NEED to belong.

I learned that all have our insecurities, weaknesses, fears and pains. Of particular interest, was an insight into the male psyche and heart. I was ignorant to just how vulnerable men are too, and they, like women, are just as in need of love and meaning in their lives.

Here is a snapshot of what my new friends experienced on PoL:

Gunter, a husband and father who traveled from New Zealand to attend the course, shares:

“I felt pretty much done with life – I was depressed, fed up, over it, tired, mainly with my relationship in particular, and came away with the support and feeling that I was still ok, that I was not banished, cast out… I have always known that I’m not perfect, but I gave myself such a hard time, from quite early on. I feel I have made a quantum leap.”

Tanya was overcoming childhood sexual abuse and trauma:

 

“The loving kindness of PoL fast-forwarded the healing of childhood wounds that I did not realize were holding me back in love and life.”

Mark, a devoted husband and father, says, he was tired, stressed and depressed.                                                                                                        “I had lost the passion and connection with my life purpose. Life post-PoL is completely transformed. I am excited about the future and have a new perspective on what contribution I can make.”

Carol, a powerful, sophisticated, charming woman reveals:

“Path of Love helped me understand I had a longing for connection – with my Self and with others. Since I have been able to meditate easily and to find the real “me” within. I’ve also been more aware of patterns where I may self-sabotage and I am able to connect with friends and with life at a much deeper level, which is enriching my life. I feel an inner peace.”

Troy, a devout Christian, father and husband, says:
“I came to learn and grow, and discovered I really wanted to see the bits of me I always hid from. I was encouraged to share, to cry, to listen, and to dance, and to realize that I was loved and divinely bespoke.”

Wen, a charismatic woman coming to terms with the ending of her marriage, shares:                                                                                         “I was able to look at my self-doubts and love for myself. Old beliefs are hard to confront but when you are in a loving, gentle, understanding surrounding, you can feel pure bliss.”

Ant, a clever, eloquent and successful businessman and father of two, explains:

“Its formula is genius and gruelling. On the course, I was semi anxious most of the time with that simmering turning up of the requirement to keep going deeper. That constant inching forward of the intensity and that escalating demand to face yourself. I found real power there. It was enough of a taste to show me that most fear can be transcended.”

I recently read somewhere: “Once you wake up, you can’t come back.” 

The Path of Love enabled this to happen and it feels great to be alive, present and loving, and Real.

An ordinary woman shares her extraordinary spiritual journey, recounting Spiritually Transformative Experiences in her new book, Where the Light Lives. With the launch of a blog and home-based business this year she hopes to connect with, help and inspire spirituality in others.

It’s 1990 and a terrified 16-year-old Perth school girl, Linda Cull, sits breathless with fear on the floor, overwhelmed by her first spontaneous spiritual experience.

Only moments before, Linda was happily sketching, immersed in thought, when she began to hear a voice wistfully calling her name. Initially dismissing  the voice as her mother’s or neighbour’s, Linda slowly came to the frightening realisation that the voice was emanating from directly beside her – an invisible spiritual energy was gently calling her name beckoning her to notice.

Frightened and alone as she was, Linda says this experience was a “blessing”, signifying the beginning of the remarkable and life changing personal spiritual journey which ensued.

From this point onwards, Linda’s life exploded with what she describes as overwhelming, spontaneous, spiritual phenomenon including, “many encounters with The Light, Angels and religious figures like the Blessed Mother, as well as multiple out-of-body-experiences (OBEs), after-death-communications and past-life-recollections,” she says.

At 21 Linda had what she describes as a Light Encounter that was, “the most exceptional spiritual experience of my life. I encountered the Divine Light and entered a heavenly state where I experienced the reality of all things”.

In the following year Linda explains she had an epic OBE when she encountered a “spirit guide” who guided her through a Life Review and then a Life Preview, “and gave her the choice to either stay in the spiritual realm or return to physical life”.

Beautiful and profound, Linda says that these experiences brought with them a new life purpose and spiritual direction. She believes they resulted in the spontaneous healing of her life and recovery from the depression which had plagued her teenage years as she struggled with a poor body image due to scoliosis (a curvature of the spine), which was becoming increasingly exaggerated as she grew taller to fill her adult 6ft 2in frame. 

Linda had also endured transgenerational grief throughout her childhood. Her father, as a boy during the Second World War, had witnessed the executions of his father and brother. This trauma permeated the mood in Linda’s home every day.

With every OBE (of which Linda recalls over 30) her perception of reality expanded, and her world view would never be the same again.

“She struggled with a poor body image due to scoliosis, which was becoming increasingly exaggerated as she grew taller to fill her adult 6ft 2in frame”.

Defying popular belief that such experiences are reserved only to those near death (Near Death Experiences/ NDEs), Linda’s experiences, spanning the last 20 years, have sparked the interest of researchers across the globe.

Raised Catholic, Linda felt her new spiritual realities could no longer be explained by The Church and hence painting became her refuge. It was also to become a “spiritual communication line”. In her twenties, while cradled in the comforts of the artistic process, surrendering thought, and feeling truly fulfilled, Linda’s first of many Intuitive Artistic experiences were evoked. 

Linda defines Intuitive Art as an automated artistic process and an example of a phenomenon known as Spontaneous Inspired Creativity. As the artist, Linda relinquishes her own will, granting authority to her “highest spiritual aspect” that directs her without conscious plan or vision. Without effort, subconscious interpretations of spiritual themes are transferred onto her canvas.

“Painting in this manner is very different to the deliberate process of the painting I did as a teenager,” she says.

Linda refers to an inner energy guiding her hand, sometimes illuminating a path for her paintbrush to follow across the canvas, like numbers on a dot-to-dot, arousing the same thrill of a child, who is slowly revealed to the hidden image after much anticipation and invested commitment to the task.

Now a mother to two boys aged ten and six, when possible, Linda creates opportunities for spiritual lessons, learning and growth for them, as she would do with any other life skill. 

While Linda’s boys have not yet had spiritual experiences of their own, Linda provides other caregivers with strategies that could help their children cope with the confusion, loneliness and fear spiritual awakenings can invoke.

“A Spiritual Experience, like an OBE or spirit encounter, can be confusing and scary for kids, so it’s best to listen attentively, ask questions, assure their safety and validate their experiences as real and natural, even commonplace.”

“I’d encourage them to draw or write about their experience to manage and share their feelings.”

Linda refers to an innate spiritualty which is very strong in children and can be developed regardless of their propensity to display such abilities, and she advocates the practice of mindfulness as a way of nurturing this. 

“Encourage children to immerse themselves in nature, notice how they are feeling and what their physical senses, such as hearing and vision, are experiencing.” 

“Paying attention to small things and subtle signs can be learnt, and does become easier with practice. It’s one of the ways the spiritual world communicates with us.”

Children’s natural curiosity can lead to many spontaneous discussions about life, love and death. Linda explains, “We can provide many opportunities to introduce notions of spirit, soul, connectedness and compassion to them.”

Children observe, learn and model their behaviours on those of their parents or caregivers and therefore Linda believes that to provide the best spiritual foundations in our children, parents must nurture and grow their own, by living “authentically” – attending to their innate gifts for “their own sake and in the service of others”.

Throughout motherhood, writing has provided Linda with an alternative spiritual outlet to her Intuitive Art, explaining that it is more easily assimilated with everyday family life and around the hectic pace of motherhood. She feels more able to “snatch time” between parenting commitments. Linda enjoys the writing process, likening it to painting with “its layers and rhythm”.

When Linda considered her options about returning to the workforce she changed her thinking about the business of spirituality, realising that in order to do what she loved every day she needed to earn a living from it. Once the bohemian, gifting her paintings to friends, Linda now writes for both business and pleasure.

An Anglican priest, Father Barry May of Embleton (deceased), interested in near-death-experiences and out-of-body-experiences, encouraged Linda to write a book about her own spiritual experiences saying, “It would give hope to many”.   

So with her family’s support, Linda worked day and night for the last five years writing and self-publishing her first book, Where the Light Lives, released in February this year, about her spiritually-transformative experiences.

Previously working in Politics, Linda says that spirituality feels like her “Life Calling”. While the career change has presented some challenges including learning new technologies and adjusting to working alone, Linda feels the decision has been unquestionably the most fulfilling.

Linda aims to reach out to those needing help to assimilate spiritual experiences into their lives as well as to connect with people interested in developing their personal spiritualty. In doing so, Linda is living with authenticity and thus realising her own spiritual growth. She dedicates about 50 hours per week to promoting her blog, Spirit my way, to other spiritually-minded people as well as developing inspiring new products to sell online. 

Last year Linda focussed heavily on establishing her website and preparing her book for market which involved editing the manuscript as well as managing the design, publication and distribution of her book. This year, her focus has shifted to marketing her book as well as writing weekly blog posts and growing an audience.

She is learning and persevering to fulfil her dreams. Linda walks her own talk, practicing “mindfulness” every day. While some days are challenging, she is enjoying the flexibility of working from home and found a harmonious balance between work and play.

Today, Linda stands tall in both stature and presence – elegant, happy, strong and fulfilled, living by her own words. By “living authentically” and doing what makes her happy every day, she towers above all of life’s challenges with a graceful poise and contentedness she once thought beyond her grasp. 

Contact Linda with your story and view her website at lindacull.com

Linda’s path is destined for fulfilment. Grateful for her opportunities, she aims to continue to grow her business by continuing to be true to herself and advocating:

“We have all chosen to be here and we are spiritually perfect, and gifted, whether we recognise it or not. There is nothing we need to be or do to be loved by Spirit. We are infinite beings of light here for the purpose of growing from our experiences. As difficult as this life can sometimes be, there is a long queue of souls awaiting their chance for this physical experience. It’s a privilege to be here, and to love in form!”

Regardless of one’s own spiritual beliefs, the breathtaking imagery of Linda’s spiritual accounts convey the importance to love ourselves and all others in this lifetime.  Life truly is a precious gift to be nurtured, respected, cherished and above all else be grateful for.

lindacull.com