There are those that talk about doing something and those that do something. David Eyerman of Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center is the latter. Following his healer instincts, he has created a sanctuary of wellness right in downtown Andover. Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center offers courses, bodywork, and coaching with its team of practitioners. You can take advantage of a reading, massage, acupuncture, or join in a group meditation session, and more.
We got to know David this week and know you will feel as inspired as we did after hearing from him.
Daring Spirits: Tell us about a decision that felt really bold.
David: My wife and I bought a house and then both quit our jobs. I left teaching high school to go to acupuncture school and my wife left her W-2 job as a therapist to commit full-time to her growing private practice. While on paper it may have looked ill-advised, ill-planned, or thoughtless, we knew all the decisions were in alignment. We trusted that it was time for us to move out of our apartment in Somerville and move to a more spacious, freer, more open plot of land.
Likewise, both our career moves were in alignment with us taking steps further on our journeys. It was certainly tough for us for a while, but in our times of doubt or struggle, we tuned in to our souls and we confirmed our decisions were the right ones for us. Certainly bold, and not understood by many of those around us, but we knew it was right, and we were totally supported by Spirit.
Daring Spirits: Describe a time when things went "wrong" and then the Universe delivered.
David: I like that this question has wrong in quotes, because when I look back at the troubling circumstances or events in my life, I can see the greater context and lessons learned, so things really were never wrong.
The most glaring example in my life is when I fell overboard when whitewater rafting and got stuck in an eddy. With all my might I fought and swam to get to shore, but was never able to get closer than a few feet away before being dragged down under the surface again. Out of energy and having the thought, “I don't know how much more of this I can take,” the current of the river “naturally” brought me out of the eddy and back into the main flow of the river, where I was picked up by another raft and brought safely to shore.
That experience brought with it plenty of human fears, but deep Soul lessons of letting go of control, trusting the greater forces at play and coming home to myself. That began a deep path of learning for me and I got introduced to Buddhism, meditation, and “alternative” healing modalities. This laid the groundwork for my life's work as a healer. So while I was terrified in the moment, and later went through months of depression, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and propelled me to step into who I really am.
Daring Spirits: What’s one thing you really want people to know?
David: I want people to know that it is okay to slow down, to pause, to allow yourself to go deeper into situations and sensations. I want people to rediscover the natural curiosity they had as kids which still exists, but is seemingly buried under a mountain of falsely-elevated sense of importance and urgency. There is a richness of life, of YOU, underneath the surface-layer hustle and bustle that is our modern-day life. Just because the world is moving faster doesn't mean we have to.
Daring Spirits: Beach or Mountains? Sweet or spicy? Window or aisle?
David: Both beach AND mountains. The gentle power of water and the perspective held from up top on the mountains. Both are powerful and delicious.
Window seat. I love seeing the earth from 30,000 feet.
Daring Spirits: Thank you, David! We could not agree more about the pace of things. Great reminders and insights. To learn more about Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center, visit their website today!
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