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Devaki Sokaris

Live the life your soul wants

About Devaki

Through some insight into my life journey, may I inspire you to not be afraid to grow through your suffering, discover the true essence of who you are, and the gifts you came to share with humanity.

This is a concise back story of my life, and decades old so please appreciate I have had plenty of time to transmute all the emotions associated with it, thus I have evolved. I am at peace with my past.

We are here to become who we truly are. I am not here to tell others how to live their life. My intent is to help others source their own inner wisdom, so they can heal and evolve as their soul wants for them.

Early in life it was evident that I had a unique ability to help people understand themselves. I knew when I was 9 years old, I would become a nurse when finishing school, so these abilities were shown to me early on, so I could develop them further over many years in preparation for what was to come in the latter years.

I am mostly introverted and like to spend more time on my own than with people. I am highly intuitive, spiritually intelligent and have strong skills in life purpose-development, self-discovery and self-awareness. I have a past background in nursing, fitness instruction, and alternative therapies. I have also been a singer-song writer since 2000.

I started mentoring others about 10 years into my healing journey, because you cannot help others unless you have already transformed from your past, and are able to then deconstruct the wisdom, so you can explain it to people. Experience isn’t wisdom, it is only when you have truly understood your suffering that you have wisdom.

I am originally from New Zealand and first came to Australia in 1977. I went back to NZ in early 1990 for two years and then returned to Australia where I have lived since.

I grew up in a traumatizing environment, so anxiety was a constant in my life. As a result, I developed low self-esteem, general anxiety disorder, PTSD, and irritable bowel syndrome. I was often sick, having numerous bouts of tonsillitis and viruses including glandular fever until I was about 25 years old.

I started my nursing training at the age of sixteen and a half. I was shy, nervous, and challenged by my intuitive ability as I became more sensitive to the happenings in a hospital. At the age of 17 I developed ulcerative colitis and was admitted to hospital.

When I was 26 years old, I lived through 3 life changing challenges, and tragedies only a few months apart. As a result, I had a major breakdown. After this I battled with wanting to stay here and lost a great deal of weight. I started to see a counsellor for some months to get me through.

In 1992 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue which I still live with today. Since then I have had plenty of time to exam all possible avenues of treatment. My condition is chronic and severe, and unfortunately many aspects of my illness are currently untreatable.

I was spiritually awake as a child, but for many reasons I did not start pursuing a spiritual path more seriously until I experienced life changing trauma when I was 26 years old.

I have explored spirituality through many different non-religious philosophies. I do not follow a religion, nor do I believe in a biblical god. I have been on a spiritual path for 35 years and am spiritually eclectic, although I draw a lot from Buddhism and Maitreya theosophy.

I met my spiritual teacher Ananda Tara Shan in 1994. Ananda was a great teacher and mentor. She had a significant impact on my spiritual growth and path. Ananda gave me my spiritual name Devaki, and I am grateful that I received this name before her passing to the inner levels in 2002.

In 1999 I met my husband to be and we married in 2000. Our journey together has brought us both a lot of growth, much of what you cannot do alone. When you embrace your purpose as a couple, a soulmate can help you evolve in ways you cannot do when single. We have been mentors to each other and have supported each other in fulfilling our purposes in life.

I continue to live with chronic illnesses and have learned to use my anxiety to propel myself forward in life, but I still have lessons to learn from these illnesses. It is highly likely my chronic illnesses will be with me for life, as they are part of my spiritual lessons.

There is a lot of stigma about people on spiritual paths having to present with good physical and mental health. Spiritual growth challenges what needs to be healed. While that may bring a lot of benefit to the life, it also brings inner challenges, which can cause mental, emotional and physical health issues. It will depend on where one’s weak points are what may manifest there.

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