We had the good fortune of connecting with Neil Aaron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Neil, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business is focused on helping the community as my business is a healing business. I use a scared modality I learned in Bali called Shiva (Siwa) Murti to heal people of ailments and diseases. When I facilitate a healing on someone (or their pet), I am doing more than taking away pain or illness. I am showing them there is more out there than what we have already been taught in America. How else do you explain when pain disappears as soon as I work on them in person or even with a picture? The person then has the opportunity to spread the experience they just had, and that is how my business has grown. Word of mouth. I can’t advertise it because it’s not believable to most people. But most healings inspire people to have their friends and family healed. And since I also heal remotely, I’ve worked on people all over the world. I find people being really generous and paying for other people’s healings. I have also set aside time for complimentary healings for people I come across that cannot afford it. Since this modality is new to The U.S., it has attracted such an amazing group of people who want to learn it through my teachings and has blossomed a beautiful community. This community is so loving, supportive and generous with their talents and abilities as healers.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Absolutely. As a Shiva (Siwa) Murti healer in America, I faced many obstacles. The first was to believe in myself enough that I would be able to heal people in this way. I only knew a few healers of this modality and there was no way of knowing if I would able to do it. I decided I needed to go beyond what my mind told me was possible. I had to jump off the cliff and believe in myself to do this modality. I also had to listen to the calling I felt inside me and know I just had to do this. Then came my second and third obstacles. Time and money. In order for me to learn this as a pioneer, I had to pay for all my teachings and a trip to Bali. I also had to take off work to go. I had a low paying job as a teacher and wasn’t allowed time off. But I couldn’t let anything stop me from this. In my mind, what could be more important than being able to heal people and alleviate suffering? So I raised the stakes in my head. Which meant that if I needed to let go of my stable job to become a healer and start a new business, that’s what I needed to do. And for raising the stakes around money, I thought, “what if I needed that money for surgery for my dog?” I’d find a way. And I did. Ironically or not, a year later my dog avoided surgery due to the healings I gave her. My next big obstacle after returning from Bali, was how to get the word out to get clients. This is not something that you can post flyers about. Even after receiving a healing, most people can’t believe it. I needed word of mouth. That meant that everywhere I went, everyone I met, I told them about the healing. Then I would ask them if they had a bad back or anything and them offer a healing. Sometimes in the middle of Starbucks or the gym. I had to not care or worry about being laughed at. I was one of a few bringing a new healing modality into the country and couldn’t be concerned with my ego. I found that compassion, passion and integrity are everything. When you know deep down you are being called to do something amazing, the passion is the driving force, the integrity is the vehicle and compassion is the passenger. Whether I am teaching Shiva Murti or healing with it, I bring those three things to the table every time.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spots in and around the city are outdoors. I love hiking and getting outside to the beach to play in the waves. My favorite spots are Will Rogers Beach, El Matador beach or any other beach in Malibu. As far as hiking in the city, I love to hike up to the Hollywood sign or start in Fern Dell and hike up to the Griffith Observatory. I also love some of the hiking out in Malibu and the Angeles Forest. My favorite trail is Switzer Falls. But, we gotta eat too, right? My favorite breakfast/brunch/lunch place is Millie’s Cafe in Silver Lake. Vegan and gluten free or totally not, the menu has everything delicious. For dinner, I love Hugo’s in Weho. Same versatility as Millie’s but stepped up a notch into a more “nice dinner” vibe. I also love to show people The Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Venice canals, the Getty, the Grove and Rodeo. I figure they are looking for some kind of typical LA moments they’ve seen in TV and movies.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Ratu Nabe, Master Teacher of Siwa Murti in Bali.
Denise Crew (headshot)