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Dr John Demartini – Heroes of Healing

Two years ago I was introduced to Dr John Demartini at a Melbourne event and what he spoke about that night really resonated with me. Since then, I have read and studied John’s material and I am writing this special post to add to Jenny Mannions Heroes of Healing Group Writing Project.

Dr. John Demartini is a world leading behavioral expert, speaker and author at the forefront of the burgeoning personal and professional development industry.

He is a philosopher, teacher and healer and his purpose is to step foot on every country of this earth and help people realise they can be magnificent and live inspiring lives.

John has developed methodologies and principles to help people express love and not in a romantic way but in a universal understanding that there is synthesis and synchronicity of complimentary opposites and everything else is an illusion.

At age 7, his parents were told that he would never read, write or communicate so he turned to the sporting field. At age 14, he was a high school dropout and asked his parents if he could go surfing in California. They agreed and they dropped him off on the highway and sent him on his way.

Dr John Demartini and Ange Recchia

This photo was taken at the Breakthrough Experience weekend I attended in Melbourne September 2006.

Today, John travels the world speaking on 300 days of the year and is very passionate about helping others to find a balance in their lives and have gratitude for everything they have which in turn lets them attract more of what they do want in their lives.

My most favourite Dr John Demartini quote is:

No Matter what I’ve done or not done, I’m worthy of Love

What Ange has learned from Dr John Demartini

What I have learned from Dr John Demartini is that Joy and Gratitude are the most important emotions we can have. All of us have different values in life and if something supports our values, we class them as good. If something challenges our values, we tend to avoid them. If our life is being supported, we feel joy and if it’s being challenged, we feel sorrow.

Sorrow is an assumption of a loss we are striving for and we suffer because what we strive for is unobtainable.

Joy and sorrow show up in every action and the synthesis and synchronicity of these these two emotions are fulfillment which is Love. Gratitude is when we can embrace joy and sorrow at the same time.

Method to Feeling of Gratitude

John taught me this really simple method on how to go about feeling gratitude which I will share with you. Before you go to bed at night, reflect and review your day and anything you can’t say thankyou for, look at it from a more whole perspective until you can. Then in your own mind, run through all the things you can be grateful for and don’t stop doing this until you have a tear of gratitude for all the areas of your life.

A tear of gratitude washes your mind from any delusion you may hold which you can then be grateful for. The moment you do this, go to your innermost being and ask for inner guidance like:

What mission do you have for me, what direction do you have for me, what am I supposed to do next?

Ask this series of questions every night and document your answers. Once you start doing this, your mission or purpose will become clear.

In the morning, then plan your day. Any details you leave out of your life, someone else will fill in so you might as well fill out the day the way you would love it to be so you know exactly what you are up for.

When the voice and the vision on the inside is louder and more profound than the opinions on the outside, then you begin to master your life and do something extraordinary and magnificent!

Here is a video of Dr John Demartini speaking about Gratitude.


Some resources you may like to try:


The Breakthrough Experience: A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Transformation

This is from the weekend course I attended and has helped me tremendously to find balance in all areas of my life.



The Gratitude Effect (The Inner Power series)The Gratitude Effect

Heroes of Healing

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15 comments to “Dr John Demartini – Heroes of Healing”

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  1. There was no way I was going to miss out on telling the world about this wonderful man, and having it displayed on your Heroes of Healing site is just awesome! Thanks also for all your support and kindness during the year too. HUGS

  2. Thanks for sharing…he sounds great. 🙂

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  3. Bonjour Ange!

    Lucky you to have met Dr. Demartini — he comes through as such a sweet man. Thanks for sharing the photo, you two look absolutely mawwwvelous together.

    I would add another question directed at our innermost being, “What can I learn from this?” I’ve found this question to be very enlightening…and have always been answered fairly quickly.

    Well, dear friend, the thought that you are always at a click’s reach on the internet is something I am grateful for. Thanks for sharing your hero with us. If ever you write a follow-up story, I’d really like to know what happened right after his parents dropped him off on the highway… 🙂

    Big hugs and lots of LOVE,
    Mudd a.k.a. Happy Oza

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  4. Bonjour Oza!

    John is a very caring individual and he wouldn’t be devoting his life like this if he wasn’t.
    His story is amazing and okay, you twisted my arm (a little) and I will write a follow-up about his life in between him being dropped off on the highway to go hitch-hiking to how he arrived at what he is doing now. You will love it!!

    Big HUGS back

  5. It must have been pretty great to have meet Dr. Demartini. I saw him in the Secret, and he was pretty inspirational. And I also believe that joy and gratitude are what make the difference. Without that, you get too bogged down in negative energy! Shaw

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  6. I myself find inspiration from simple things like a hug from my children or a cool breeze. Great feature story – I look forward to reading more about him.