MEETING KATY (2013)
In 2013, during an episode when I was feeling emotionally very down and not seeing the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’, my mother suggested I see Katy Le Blanc.
Katy is an Ayurveda consultant who guides on lifestyle compatibilities through Ayurvedic principles. The first thing I told Katy was that I was very alone. (I later came to the truth of it and acknowledge that it was that I FELT very alone.) ‘Being very alone’ was not a state that kept me at centered or that afforded me peace of mind. I felt no stability. And fear stemming from thoughts that there would be no one to catch me if I ‘fell’. It left me in a psychological search for a way ‘not to be alone’. I yearned for stability and balance. The problem was that I was searching for an external influence, and out of a feeling of desperation, I needed an immediate fix.
Katy shared this quote:
“You are at my side, dear friends, and God is everywhere. Yet ultimately we are alone, making our way home by the candle of the heart. The light is steady and sure but extends only far enough to see the next step. That there are steps beyond is a matter of faith. That we have the faith to endure and walk our own journey – even when we think that we are lost – is a gift of grace, and of friendship. Many times our light seems to go out. But another light, one held by a stranger or a friend, a book or a song, a blackbird or a wildflower, comes close enough so that we can see our path by its light. And in time we realize that the light we have borrowed was always also our own.”
When I first read this quote, I was reduced to tears of relief, because my heart instantly felt lighter from the space that came from feeling less afraid and alone – that my “blackbird or wildflower” would be right there with me.
Five years on, I no longer relate to being alone with fear. What shifted was the realisation that I am quite capable of standing on my two feet, to hold my weight and carry my Self in a way that I can trust my intuition to make choices – that ultimately I will be OK.
Katy is not just an Ayurveda consultant. She guides with her heart and her intuition, and comes from spaces that I can relate to. I was in good hands for restoration and re-balance.