Welcome to this installment of The Wellness Universe’s ‘A Conversation With …’ interview series! Each week, we will feature interviews from some of our amazing WU World Changers so you can learn about who they are as a person, their profession, mission, and their why!’
A Conversation with Gus Southey –
Certified Law of Attraction Coach and Energy Healer
The Wellness Universe directory is a resource and community filled with Change-Makers, we call WU World-Changers (Wellness Universe World-Changers). Today we want to introduce you to our member, Gus Southey.
Hello Gus, will you please tell us about yourself?
I’m originally from South Africa and as a child, I was extremely shy with low self-esteem. By the age of ten, I was diagnosed with epilepsy which mentally affected me severely. So, throughout my childhood and teenage years I had an ingrained belief that I was a nobody plagued by a harsh disease. And this really impacted my life, because when I reached university I had no idea what I wanted to study and eventually decided to do a B.Accounting degree for job security.
I then began my corporate career in Cape Town and due to the South African political situation, including a government scheme called Black Economic Empowerment, I could find no job for an entire year, and it’s the very reason why I decided to move to China in 2006. I first started teaching English in Taiwan, because it was easy work for me to find, and after a year I decided to ‘follow my head and not my heart’ and moved to Shanghai to begin a corporate career as a financial planner. And after three years of no success, I came to Hong Kong in 2010. Again, I was unsuccessful and stressed for another four years, with no salary, earning an extremely low commission-based income. And that’s when I decided to throw in the corporate towel for good and start from zero.
Then I soon discovered ‘life coaching’ on YouTube, which resonated deeply within me and I knew immediately it was what I wanted to pursue in life, and it inspired me to become a fully certified Law of Attraction coach.
Gus, what is it that inspires you?
I’m inspired by people who endure so much suffering in life that they eventually decide to seek peace and begin helping others to overcome similar suffering. It’s the reason why I decided to focus on abundance, specifically wealth, because I struggled with wealth attraction myself for so many years. It’s why my coaching is so extremely rewarding and I’m incredibly grateful to be able to guide others to overcome this common obstacle in life.
Will you please tell us what you call yourself and explain what it is that you do?
I call myself an ‘Energy Healer’ because I coach others how to use EFT, or the Emotional Freedom Technique, which is also commonly known as ‘Tapping’. And it’s a powerful process called ‘Acupressure’, which releases unblocked energy caused by our negative emotions by tapping on various pressure points located throughout our body.
Tapping focuses specifically on nine key pressure points located mostly around our face and shoulders and it provides highly effective and immediate pain/stress relief.
How exactly does that help someone?
Well, basically every object in our physical world is made of energy and is, therefore, vibrating at a certain frequency. And our negative emotions cause our human bodies to vibrate at a low frequency, while positive emotions cause us to vibrate at a much higher frequency. So, whenever we feel negative or unwell our bodies’ energy meridians become blocked by these lower-level vibrations and can no longer flow freely. This results in us attracting further negativity and things we don’t want into our lives because the universal Law of Attraction is simply responding to what vibration we’re emitting.
Likewise, positive thoughts and emotions will attract what you do want in life, including abundance and wealth. And when we combine saying positive affirmations with the physical Tapping’ exercises, we’re literally able to release all negativity much faster by literally tapping into wealth and start attracting endless abundance into lives.
Why are you so passionate about energy healing, such as EFT Tapping?
I’m passionate about teaching EFT, or Tapping, to others because it personally transformed my own life. I guide others to follow the exact process to let go of past negative beliefs surrounding wealth. What most people don’t realize is that you must first focus on the negative issue/belief to fully resolve it, before you start thinking positively. Because these beliefs are normally deeply ingrained within us from social and collective conditioning we’re exposed to since a young age.
And once this has been fully acknowledged and accepted, abundance, in the form of pure joy, can begin flowing and will start attracting the endless wealth which we desire and deserve.
Did any specific life experience prompt you to follow this path?
I spent eight consecutive years of my life constantly suffering as a financial advisor because I was forced to sell products that I never really believed in myself. Once I quit, I still had no idea what I wanted to do in life, but I also felt immense peace and a sense of relief because I was no longer attached to any material goal or desire.
And it was no coincidence that soon after I discovered about life coaching which instantly transformed the course of my life and inspired me to transform other people’s lives too.
How long have you been doing this?
I left the corporate world permanently in 2014 so I’ve been following my passion for five years now.
Will you share a story of how you have made a difference in someone’s life?
Yes sure, I remember one case where I helped a 55-year-old woman who had been suffering both mentally and financially for many years. She had been through three painful divorces and was still struggling to support her youngest child. I first guided and taught her how to let go of her overwhelmingly painful past, including her minimal alimony received and general negative monetary beliefs from many years of social conditioning.
Once she accepted these facts and learned how to use Tapping to reinforce her acceptance, her life situation soon changed, and it just seems to get better and better ever since. She also started viewing her life from a place of gratitude and as soon as she stopped worrying, specifically regarding her wealth, abundance began to attract itself in all its forms… from peace to joy to wealth in close succession.
And this is just an example of why so many other people are consulting with me one-on-one, to unlock their inner peace and appreciate life so much more.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
To continue transforming countless people’s lives by traveling a lot more and establishing my coaching presence in many other countries outside of Hong Kong. I just love exploring our beautiful planet and to be able to do this, by also meeting and helping many more people around the world, is a dream come true!
Thank you so much for sharing today, Gus! Do you have any final thoughts?
Yes, there’s a coaching motto I love using: “We don’t face reality, we create our own reality.”
Another beautiful quote which I think compliments this perfectly is: “Just as all rivers are destined to find the ocean, so are we all destined to find our inner serenity.”
In other words, we can start living a blissful and abundant life whenever we choose, and it’s always our choice to make right now!