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‘Do what’s most meaningful,’ says Dr Demartini

It was exciting to interview international inspirational speaker Dr John Demartini, who was a contributor to the bestselling book The Secret and has been my mentor.

How many years have you been travelling?
I’ve been teaching for 47 years and travelling since I was a child. I’ve been to 154 countries so far.

I went to your Breakthrough Seminar 15 years ago and you have mentored me since and changed my life.
It’s important that we take control of our life. If we don’t, someone else does.

You’ve led seminars in Australia for around 25 years. Who were you married to?
I was married to an Australian, Athena Starwoman. But she passed away 15-plus years ago. Many people know her from her work.

What do you do to reduce stress?
If you’re doing something you really love doing it really reduces your stress and the ageing process. I tell people that if you don’t fill your day with high-priority things that inspire you, your day tends to fill up with low-priority distractions that don’t. This brings you stress and then illness. I think that our world is giving us feedback when we are not in affinity, and is trying to get us to live more authentically. If we do that our health improves, our immune system flourishes and we tend to have more vitality in life.

How important is it to do what you love?
We can live in emotional bondage to our emotional perceptions or we can give ourselves permission to go after what we really love. I tell people to give themselves permission to go and do something really extraordinary. You love dancing and inspiring, and I love educating and researching, so I do that every day.

What happens when we live by our highest priorities?
Every time we do high-priority things we grow in self-worth and the blood goes into the highest levels of our brain, the cortical centre where we can govern ourselves, be more objective and prepared, and have resilience to whatever happens in our life. We are also clearer and inner directed.

What can you suggest to help people?
There are things you can do to give people power instead of medicating or treating people; like teaching them how to ask new questions, to become conscious of what was unconscious – to become aware of unrealistic expectations. When they do this, their life flourishes.

Seda Star with John Demartini. Photo: Supplied

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