Breathe Love interview series with Michelle Patrick

By April 1, 2021No Comments

Please share with us a little about you, describe yourself in five words

Inspired, Geek, Embodied, Conscious Present

Tell us about your journey, what brought you to where you are now?

Life is beautiful isn’t it?! from an early age I had a huge affinity with nature. HUGE. I was blessed to grow up in villages, and have access to fields and forests. I was obsessed with our relationship with nature. I used to go out into the fields next to our home and ponder over all the plants and flowers. I used t pick them and press them. I had a cute little flower press. I used to label them and wonder what more could they be for than looking at and breathing in. So my love of herbalism and my interest in the interconnection between nature and humanity started super early. I also had an uncanny relationship with nutrition. Firstly, as a young child, I was in an American school. This was because my father was in the U.S military. I was privy to typical American kids packed lunches. I used to be obsessed with looking at the ingredients! especially when they would say things like ”contains real fruit ”. I would turn them over and check where the real fruit was, this also lead to my discovery of all the other unnecessary ingredients in food and opened portals to my love of naturopathy. I was lucky enough to have this as my purpose work from the beginning of the formal study. I studied nutrition, then naturopathic medicine. I always had a love for Chinese medicine and acupuncture. My mother used to take me to alternative practitioners with injury and other things growing up and I always felt drown to this. I then studied Chinese medicine after naturopathic medicine and also acupuncture. Both traditional and five-element. This has been life-changing for me. Life-changing in a way that has allowed me to venture into ancient philosophy through my practice, and cause radical change and expansion in my own health and ideals of wellness. I began looking at the body like divine architecture and experiencing huge landings in my understanding of it. The relationship between the organs, the emotion and the nervous system. I began moving away from systemic ideals of wellness and creating an alternative approach for myself and my patients/clients. Returning the wisdom of the body in totality has massively changed my own health and emotional wellbeing. I have been in clinical practice for around 15 years whilst studying and adding on skill sets along the way. I opened the Cloud Gate, a clinical practice in London last year which was a dream come true. I have been in practice in other places prior which has been beautiful, but to have a place you call your own is a heart-opening and humbling experience. Through this work, it has allowed me to expand to teaching online courses and masterclasses pertaining to all of my skill sets. I also have a newfound community of global clients who I consult online as a result of adapting to these new times we have found ourselves in. I am feeling more inspired than ever and continue to look forward to expanding and supporting the expansion of peoples wellness and the reminding of personal power and divinity. I am extremely grateful.

What has been your biggest inspiration with the work that you do and share?

My biggest inspiration has been the work of those who came before us. The philosophies and classic texts of five-element philosophy have been and continue to be a huge inspiration to me. The potent power and capacity of our relationship with nature and the depths of human capacity within the body. Another huge inspiration has been my family and how to implement these fundamentals to self-mastery has also expanded their understanding of wellness. Nature and creation has always, and will always be on the top on my gratitude list. Its supporting role in our very existence and how are internal environments mirror the external. It blows my mind. I have learnt so much from nature and just watching the way wild animals exist in our world. With no expectation or conditions, just a mutual exchange of life and blessings with the wholeness of the environment. It could make me weep honestly and often does.

What sparks joy in your life that truly lights you up? (This could be big or small).

Freedom. The freedom that can be found in existence. Existence period! I am in awe of the beauty of it all. The tantra of life and everything that exists in it.

What is your favourite practice that connects you to your heart ki/energy? (Please share a tip, tool or technique to support our wellbeing?

I have a few. firstly, just making time to be in nature. We have such a powerful exchange with nature through the senses. It stimulates all of them, opening up parts that become closed and blocked. Stepping out of the matrix and into the reality of creation always humbles and opens this part of myself to its infinite nature. Sometimes things can be and get to be simple. One of my other practices is mediating with my heart chakra. Imagining flowers blossoming from this area and perfuming all of my subtle bodies. I also will use essential oils, herbs in for of teas and of foods that support this centre on my heart meditation days. To radiate the opening of this energy.

Rest the palms of your hands on your heart centre, take a soft breath and share with us a message from your heart?

You are powerful beyond measure, the architecture of the divine and manifest from pure undiluted love. Find yourself in the seat of this remembrance, and share its reflection with the world.

“You are powerful beyond measure, the architecture of the divine and manifest from pure undiluted love. Find yourself in the seat of this remembrance, and share its reflection with the world.”

Thank you for breathing love with us, Michelle.

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Michelle is a wellness revolutionist, a clinically experienced practitioner of Naturopathic Nutrition, Traditional Chinese and Five Element Acupuncture with formal studies at Kingston University and The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. It is her belief that the human body is capable of great self-healing when the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies are aligned.

*This interview took place in 2020.

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