Interview with Davina Mackail
‘It’s about learning to trust wisdom rather than knowledge. Wisdom is not biased or judgmental as knowledge can sometimes be and is always available to harmonise personal and community issues’- Davina Mackail
Loneliness, the feeling of being unwanted are known as the most terrible poverty.
Three years ago, a large study carried out by researchers from Brigham Young University in the US involved over 3.4 million people and showed clear evidence that loneliness increases pre-mature death by 30% and ranks in the same harm category with obesity, alcohol misuse and heavy smoking.
Loneliness, unhappiness, depression, confusion generate unhealthy emotions. Paradoxically, in our modern society we are connected in more ways than ever via social media yet, disconnected from any real off-line relationship. As a result, feeling lost, unfulfilled, dissatisfied, is a common experience in western society. Is natural wisdom able to bring good health, true happiness, and inner peace? Is natural wisdom coming to rescue those who discipline their mind and find the way to escape emotional poverty into emotional competence and true richness?
We reached out to Davina Mackail whose eclectic career history includes qualifying as a nurse and a counsellor, director of a commercial radio station and company director in the telecommunications industry. Throughout her corporate years she remained committed to her parallel universe of energy work. Studying and experimenting with natural wisdom and ancient knowledge through her extraordinary adventures which took her from Moscow to Mongolia, through China and Hong Kong across Tibet to Nepal, India, Bangladesh and finally the Andaman islands, Davina returned from this life changing trip and worked with clients across a wide spectrum of both business and personal issues. ‘Natural wisdom is not biased or judgmental as knowledge can sometimes be and is always available to harmonise personal and community issues’ Davina says.
An experienced writer, presenter and motivational speaker Davina is a trusted and respected source of wisdom and an inspirational mentor. A firm believer in the transformational power of humour, with a diverse business and medical background, backed by her in-depth exploration of the world’s esoteric belief systems, Davina provides an unorthodox skill set designed to get brilliant results.
‘In all my undertakings my greatest intention is to unlock the gateway to your most glorious self. This has led to a lifelong study of the human mind, metaphysics, quantum physics, the nature of consciousness, philosophy, psychology, dreams, symbolism and shamanism – a passion that is as much part of my being as breathing. I have a talent for translating dense, inaccessible esoteric information into pragmatic solutions that work in the modern world’ Davina explains.
Master practitioner in Hypnotism, Time Line Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Davina believes the language we use has enormous creative and symbolic purpose. A Spiritual educator, shamanic seer and healer, dream expert, energy healer, feng shui and space clearing expert, Davina takes her inspiration from Nature, ‘our greatest teacher, healer and nurturer’ she explains.
Davina describes shamanism as ‘a way of being, a fundamental trust and belief in the interconnectedness of all living beings – acting in an attitude of sacred reciprocity with all of life, appreciating the animating essence, the living Spirit, if you like, of all matter. It’s about learning to trust natural wisdom rather than knowledge. Where wisdom is the source, the knowing, without the need to know and knowledge is the attempt to rationalise that “knowing”. In my work I use these fundamental principles as a basis for accessing wisdom directly from Spirit and using the information I receive to work with clients in resolving a multitude of modern age issues like loneliness, unhappiness, stress, and anxiety. Wisdom is not biased or judgmental as knowledge can sometimes be and is always available to harmonise personal and community issues.’