Living the dream
By Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhari
Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri shares her own journey of healing that catapulted her from a corporate high flier, to a healer, facilitator and trainer
I was devastated and shocked when I received the news of being diagnosed with abnormal cells and a chronic hormonal condition that needed immediate surgery and medication. While I had a PhD in cancer research from Oxford University, I never expected a similar fate to have transpired in my body. As the news sunk in, I had a gut inner knowing that surgery was not for me, and there was another way. I just did not know what the other way was.
A year later my mother gifted me a book titled The Journey written by Brandon Bays. It spoke of the process of cellular healing, and how one could heal oneself. Ironically, the disease had made me vulnerable, and I refused to accept any outside help exactly at the point when I needed it most. Within that period, my father passed away, and I became very devastated emotionally, and finally had the courage, desire as well as humility to read the book that my mother had gifted me.
Healing from within
As I read the book and started to explore the field of alternative therapy, I began to understand how repressed emotions, limiting thoughts and unresolved past events may have led to the abnormal cells and the shutdown of my reproductive system. This understanding motivated me to use all the process work that I was learning on myself. The abnormal cells literally flowed out of my body, and my reproductive system reset to its proper functioning self. The doctors and nurses were astounded, and I was now living proof of healing with alternative methods without the need for drugs or surgery.
At the same time as being diagnosed with abnormal cells, I was also suffering from chronic daily migraines and debilitating pain in my shoulders and back. I was on shock therapy and a cocktail of medications to narcotise the pain. It was at this time that I discovered Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and used them to clear the migraines and get rid of pain completely.
Although EFT is widely acclaimed with thousands of testimonials and accolades, most people are not aware of the more advanced forms of EFT, which can allow for instantaneous healing. Matrix Reimprinting with EFT, is an example of a powerful advancement of EFT. I used Matrix Reimprinting to clear shock from past traumas, overcome hay fever allergy, have a better relationship with my family and increase financial wealth.
As I continued to explore and apply these potent techniques during the next seven years, I was still working full time in corporate business. However, I used to spend every holiday learning new and different alternative healing modalities and coaching systems from the best masters around the world.
While I knew I wanted something more in life, I still continued to work in corporate business, holding on to the security and comfort of employment, and my executive lifestyle. However, I met with an accident in December 2008 that broke my coccyx, sacrum and pelvis, and confined me to bed for nine months. It was a time of gestation, reflection and application of all the healing modalities.
At the end of this period, I emerged pain-free and able to walk again, and I literally walked out of my corporate career, leaving behind my sports car, business class lifestyle, and attachment to material rewards. The healing journey I had embarked on also stripped away my need for external approval, and rewards.
As I left my old lifestyle, I surrendered everything, not knowing how I was going to pay the mortgage, my bills and have food on the table. Initially, I was lost. I felt like a buoy, bobbing up and down, floating on the ocean. No path and yet at peace.
Inspired by my inner guidance, I started a free meditation group in London, UK, and people started to come one by one. Organically, I was asked to facilitate paid sessions and gradually, my private practice began to grow. Owing to the success rate and positive results coupled with training in over 200 healing modalities, I was asked and divinely guided to facilitate training sessions to teach others about healing the body, mind and spirit from my direct experience.
Eventually, I was guided to form ‘Vitality Living College’ and I now travel around the world delivering seminars to people from all backgrounds, races and cultures to enable personal, professional and spiritual development. I am also a work in progress, and continue to work on myself with the sole aim of spiritual enlightenment.
Recently, I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid and had been prescribed thyroxin. I decided to take the medication, and also work on myself at the same time. From the beginning, I did not buy into the story that once you start with Thyroxin, you have to stay on it for life. I created a self-healing programme that combined Matrix Reimprinting, NLP and Journey-work along with yoga, meditation and healthy nutrition, and a year later my blood test showed normal functioning thyroid.
What created the biggest shift was the inner work, particularly on being able to speak my truth, no matter how I might be judged on the outside. I have had a fear of speaking up, particularly in the media and press, as I have been scared about how my extended family may judge or perceive me. My personal healing story is a private one as I have experienced physical as well as very violent sexual abuse that left me bruised and beaten. While the sexual abuse was physically traumatic, it was also emotionally very scarring as it was my first sexual experience and shattered the fairytale notion that one day I would meet my Prince, fall in love and live happily ever after. I felt dirty, damaged and developed a self-hatred that closed the door to happiness. With time all that has healed, and I am learning to speak the truth and connect heart to heart so that my personal story may also touch the lives of others, and give them strength, courage and inspiration to heal.
Today I deliver seminars on stress relief, creating the life one wants and self-realisation based on my own direct experience. It is a fulfilling life filled with purpose, passion and oodles of inner work and self-healing. The journey that I have embarked on, has transformed my life literally and metaphorically, and I am just humbled and glad in the knowledge that such transformation is available to everyone if they choose, and I feel gratefully privileged to be one such facilitator.