Lara Schachat, South Africa
In June, European summer in 2012, I was at the airport with my mother, on my way to the Amalfi coast in Italy. Whilst standing in the queue about to board the plane, it came to me that I must buy a book. I dashed to the bookstore, I felt that I should let the book find me, so I opened myself up to this. I saw the Shaman in Stilettos sitting right there. I was intrigued by the title, and cover, it actually made me smile inside Being a modern day woman, who is joined spiritually – the title resonated immediately.
I went on a journey with Anna, for the next week, reading her book, whenever and wherever I could. Staying up late at night, reading, experiencing, laughing. The Shaman in Stilettos is a wonderful heart opening story, which reminds one how to trust, as it did with me. I contacted Anna to thank her for her experience, and to find out more about learning about Shamanism.
What Anna has done, is create a tangible, and beautiful association to a magical experience of healing and spirituality, which previous to meeting her, I wasn’t sure how to reach.
I went to see Anna, as she inspired me at such a deep level. I also had a few issues going on in my life, I was in a toxic relationship with my boyfriend at the time, and my heart was sore, as I wasn’t following my truth, but I just did not know how to get out of. I thought I could make it work, but he was pulling me down on many levels. I wasn’t happy at all, and felt like my life was a lie.
I met Anna, and was astounded by her beauty, her clarity and inner understanding, caring and giving nature. Coupled with her wonderful experience in journalism & writing, she knew how to ask me the right questions, and where to lead me. I could see the light shining behind her eyes, which made me believe even more. Being in her presence awakened my spirit.
My intimate session with Anna was incredible, and the journey she took me on was astounding. One of the most incredible things I learnt was how to access my inner wisdom. Since seeing Anna in 2012, by January 2013 my entire life changed. I left the toxic relationship, in March 2013 I studied makeup artistry. I am now working on fashion shows, and on editorials with fashion designers. It has opened me up to meeting an entire new group of friends in the creative industry. Beautiful people. I am loving my new life, and I feel it is only going to improve. I can say now, I am happy, at a very profound level. It feels like I have the sun inside my heart, always. Even when the days and nights are cold, the warmth and feeling is always there. My life has come full circle. I’m back to doing makeup artistry which I always loved as a child. I always have my music playing, and I am really living. There is always work to be done, but this is good, it is part of the journey and adventure. The connection I gained through Anna, is reflecting back to me now, in my heart, soul and in everything.