As a proud partner for the inaugural Sugar & Spice Festival that’s happening this 1-15 August 2020, we are bringing you this series of interviews with presenters so that you get to know them better and their workshops.
Today, we have Luke Elijah Lim, a prolific speaker and spiritual practitioner, who is delivering ‘The Mastery of Self-Love’ and ‘Sacred Sexuality for Men’ workshops at the festival. We ask him some questions about the workshops and his background. Please enjoy and sign up for his workshops!
Q: How would one know if he/she does not truly love oneself and would benefit from the Mastery of Self-Love workshop.
Ask yourself these two questions: Do you absolutely love and accept every aspect of yourself including your flaws, imperfections and shortcomings? If you had a son or daughter, would you like for them to date someone like you?
If the answers are not an immediate and clear definite “yes”, then there is obviously stuff that can be improved and worked on in terms of self-development and cultivating self-love.
Q: Who are some of your biggest teachers in your work as a spiritual healer?
I had a handful of good mentors, but none that really had a tremendous influence or life-changing impact on me. From a broader all-encompassing perspective, everyone that we meet has something to offer and teach us as well. Even a child can teach us a lot. The best teacher is life itself.
Q: How does Taoism fit into your teachings? If someone is not religious or Taoist, how should they approach your workshop Sacred Sexuality for Men?
The concepts that inspired and fueled the practical techniques that I shall be divulging and teaching during my “Sacred Sexuality for Men” workshop class are derived from ancient Chinese teachings and practices on the divine nature and creative prowess of retaining, refocusing and circulating sexual energies throughout the meridians of the body. The session is otherwise neither religious nor particularly overtly focused on Taoist principles.
Q: Tell us why and how you left your successful corporate career in 2011 to pursue your calling as a spiritual practitioner.
I felt innately unhappy and unsatisfied with myself and had a sense that I was not living out my true life purpose in spite of achieving much material and earthy success in my multiple award-winning career in fashion that spanned over two decades. Then in 2011, I had a suicidal bout of depression that triggered a sudden and intense spiritual awakening. It was the best thing that ever happened to me and it transformed my life. I then instinctively quit the fashion and media industry and dedicated myself entirely to my true soul mission and calling. The rest, as they say, is history.
Q: You are a man of multiple talents. How do you manage your diverse interests, intense work schedule and self-improvement altogether?
Pure passion for all that I love and believe in. When you truly love and believe in something, you naturally find the zest and compulsion to get tasks done. When you genuinely love your own self, you will invest in your total well-being without coming up with any excuses. Not having any addictive distractions such as watching TV, shopping, drinking, etc also frees up all my time to focus on productive self-development.
To sign up for Luke’s and other presenters’ workshops, do sign up for Sugar & Spice Festival at www.sugarandspice.asia.
Images: Luke Elijah