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After almost 70 years of accumulation, 45 years of sharing and months of hard work, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to share my journey, my work, my soul.

The process of creating this website has proved to be an insightful retrospective. Opening and exploring folders deposited strategically throughout the thinly veiled chaos of my computer filing system, for nights on end, I downloaded years of class notes, powerpoints, conference handouts and pages of personal experiences. And in the course of this digital walkabout, a timeline of my life chronologically choreographed by each dated document, I came to the realization—if you want to know where you’re going, look at where you’ve been.

Taking the time to see where we’ve been matters, honoring the booboos and ouchies as well as the kudos and applause. For in so doing, we can make a choice—whether to stay on the same road or take an alternate route. There is value in periodically stopping when we find ourselves at  crossroads; however, one of life’s most vital teachings I’ve gleaned is that, regardless of which avenue is chosen, you can’t drive forward while staring into your rear view mirror. To make the choice to jump in, roll down the windows and speed off down the road without looking back takes trust and courage.

When I was younger, newly initiated as a cosmic child of the 60’s, I was  in the knowledge collection stage of my life. Scavenging for meaning at every opportunity, rushing headlong into unknown realms, hoping that each scrap and fragment would embed itself into the cellular matrix of my inner being to take hold and sprout into wisdom.

This unquenchable thirst for deeper knowing grew past containment; so impassioned and inspired to the point of overflow, it naturally spilled out into the world and I found myself seeking like-minded, soul-driven others. For days and nights on end, bolstered by esoteric teachings and enlightened professors, we shared theories and insights, joining our puzzle pieces to form coherent definitions. Experiencing momentary glimpses not only of the web of interconnection existing around us, but ourselves simultaneously as active participants and co-creators, offered a fellowship providing support and safety as we attempted to move through our daily lives.

The power of those energetic exchanges created life changing moments that brought with them a level of satisfaction. Far from being ego-based or success driven, it was more of the way a child feels as new territories are explored and conquered, when secrets of the universe are revealed, moments resulting in explosions of unfathomable power and unspeakable excitement.

In experiencing it more deeply, however, I felt it to be the kind of excitement that comes with discovering and sharing the magic of the simple truths that exist and are often overlooked…those that unknowingly and silently feed us daily and are driving factors in our lives that we don’t always realize or cannot easily express; they are unseen and perhaps unknown existential options which, once explored and claimed as our own, suddenly open us up to new worlds of understanding.

Regardless of explanation, the excitement was there, continually singing through my cells, sparking me to follow.  I acknowledged, then, that my life had been transformed and there was no going back. I made the decision to keep moving down that road, intent on continued exploration and adventure, searching for answers, seeking wholeness and sharing my discoveries.

That was then, when I was young. Now that I have more years behind me than ahead, gazing at the outcome of earlier explorations generates a very different feeling, both unfamiliar and vaguely uncomfortable.

These topics are no longer adventures to be had or new worlds to excitedly explore. Rather, like beloved old colleagues, each file has invoked a memory of a specific moment in time and space when thought, concept and experience collided to create form, which was then birthed into the world and given a voice.

Unbeknownst to me, I have discovered what it means to age…to grow old, to move into yet another new territory after almost 50 years since my quest began. What a long strange trip it’s been…and it’s not over. And I’m still not looking back. The piles of deeper knowing and interconnection are sprawled across every flat surface of my library, each competing for their time again in the world.

What a different experience to offer these teachings at this point in my life.

These insights came totally unexpectedly-what I thought was to be an introduction  to my work and an advertisement on my website for teaching gigs somehow has turned into a profound realization that will change the way I share information and experience life.

Returning to cherished past haunts and secret spaces, visited as a young adventurer plowing over hill and dale, yielding Excalibur in search of the grail, has proven to more profound than I’d ever considered. For now I am finding myself gently walking worn paths through old familiar terrain, seeing each tree rather than the forest, savoring the sacred uniqueness of each blade and bloom in contrast to jumping into the totality of a green pasture sea. No longer searching—on an unspoken mission to find the unity in all things as I did during the first 3 decades—these last 3+ decades of life experience have given me the chance to know and touch that unity intimately…and from that place of wholeness, I am able now to see it in others, appreciating the magnificent uniqueness of each individual spirit.

Instead of seeing the tapestry as a beautiful piece of richly colored cloth as I once did, my vision has shifted to the deep acknowledgement of each thread that assists in its creation.

Truly, a vastly different perspective from years ago—but one which calls forth a similar level of overwhelm, awe, humility and gratitude. Walking the realms of both life and death for years and standing at the gate of the in between has been a gift, a responsibility and ultimately an opportunity to receive insights and teachings beyond my imagination. I have inhaled, absorbed and savored this place in my life, putting down the warrior’s sword to embrace the grace of an aging wisewoman.

Meanwhile, the occasion to stand still, enthralled with the mesmerizing awareness coming as a result of this recapitulation, is short-lived. What has always remained constant has been the understanding that, when I left the shore and climbed into the boat that would carry me along my life’s current, I was given a rudder but not the paddles. I could help steer but there was something much greater than me in control.

And so it is—with a few strong shoves and shouts from the universe, letting me know this accumulation of lifestuff is not to be wasted, pushing me from thought into action, I am happy to move sleeping words and dormant seeds  from the hidden recesses of my digital memory , waking them up and, in sharing with you, giving them new life.

I look forward to the opportunity!

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Endorsements

“Before moving to Albuquerque four years ago, we asked our current Acupuncturist for a recommendation on where to take our special needs daughter for acupuncture. Dr. Polasky was at the top of his list. Dr. Polasky was more than happy to add our daughter as one of her clients. She listened intently to a list of needs we had for our daughter and then took the time to sit and evaluate h..

Lori Blair, Mom to 2 outstanding Boys & 1 very special Daughter

Using Acupuncture treatment for nearly 15 years

“Dr. Polasky was highly recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I value. Prior to going to see her, I researched her website and was very impressed with the breadth of her interests, studies and accomplishments in the fields of spiritual, metaphysical and holistic modalities, as well as her many years of practice as an acupuncturist. Unlike other websites focused on fees and insurance, Dr. P..

Deborah Openden

“Dr. Diane Polasky is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! She has such a powerful force in her own spiritual health and vitality that, I swear, she looks younger every year!  She is also a kind minister to both broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Her gentle and holistic acupuncture practice has profoundly impacted my life”.

Sarah McCord Artist/Owner

Putting It All Together LLC; Concierge Decor & Design Services; Be Alive Artistry & Design

“Diane Polasky is a very gifted and caring healer and spiritual leader! She is the reason I am on my spiritual path! I am so fortunate to have attended several of her workshops on shamanism and to have been a part of her Druid Grove!”

Paula Steinberg

“I've known Diane for many years, decades in fact. As a multifaceted healer, she has helped to guide me through the variety of both physical and emotional issues in my life. Her wisdom and humor are invaluable to me as I've made my way through the maze of life. Diane is a warm, intuitive and caring woman who extends her talents to each person she deals with and for me, she is a necessary part..

Morgan Joy OCailleigh, Esq.

“I have known Dr. Polasky approximately 20 years. Diane opened me up to the realm of shamanism. As a teenager I didn’t even know what a shaman was, I just thought it sounded mysterious. She taught me, along with many others, how to walk in different worlds and how to connect with the spirits. It changed my world and it changed my life. Over the years, as I have gone deeper into this practice, ..

Jessica Lamm

Artistic Designer; Event Manager

“Dr. Diane Polasky is my acupuncturist, colleague and friend. She is a consummate acupuncturist, knowing how to use her skills to create healing and well-being quickly. She has treated me for over ten years and brought me back to well-being and total health quickly from two serious auto accidents. She utilizes not only her Chinese medicine and herbology but is well versed in several other heali..

Dr Suzanne Lopez, PhD

Licensed therapist, juried artist, national author, TV expert

“When considering writing about Diane Polasky I think I will have to ramble a bit. She is a sparkling multifaceted jewel and has added so much to my life as well as the lives of my family. 30 years ago my husband and I began acupuncture treatments with her which over the years has cured many many ailments. Me by helping me thru menopause with no hot flashes! My husband was plagued by double visi..

Kristen Wilson

“It has been a true blessing to work with Dr. Diane as I evolve as a manual therapist. She and her guides supported me through the loss of a child, provided soul retrievals to heal childhood wounds, cleared an elemental and have helped me integrate my energetic fields so I can be grounded, present and spirit lead as I work with others. Each time I work with her, I have a better connection to my ..

Sarah Day, OT/L, MPH, CST-T

CranioSacral Certified Therapist; IAHE Teaching Assistant

“I first met Diane more than 15 years ago. I got to know her as a friend, then as an excellent acupuncturist and then one day she told me about this spiritual circle she led. As she explained the concepts of Druidry and how they fit into her life, I then met her as one of my teachers. Diane invited me to her circle of twenty or so people. I learned that she had been teaching and leading Druid..

Dr Brenda Cole, DC

“I first met Dr. Polasky several years ago when I was suffering from a painful case of sciatica.  I came to her because of a glowing recommendation from a co-worker.  I had tried traditional medical care to stop the pain and it had not helped.  Her use of acupuncture along with a few sessions of physical therapy that she recommended freed me from the condition.  Since then she has continued ..

Michael Folsom, PhD

“Dr. Polasky saved my life. And I can only imagine how many other people’s lives she’s saved. There’s no way I can ever express how much I appreciate all she’s done for me over the last seven years that I’ve been in her care. From knee pain to hot flashes to severe chronic back and neck pain due to Scoliosis, Arthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease and chronic inflammation; to allergies, ..

Linda Pegues Campbell

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