For the last month or so, it’s been battle of the babes for the Badgelor’s heart, and we just can’t stop talking about it.
There’s been no shortage of drama since it’s premier in August – from past flings to full blown bullying.
However, unless you have live under a rock with no common sense whatsoever, you’ll know that a lot of these reality tv shows – the bachelor included – like to manipulate ‘characters’ and story lines to keep you coming back week to week.
Conversations are cut and only portions of peoples personalities are shown – perhaps one of the most manipulated personalities was Cayla Tudehope or as they dubbed her ‘Crystal Cayla’.
Cayla is an energy healer and runs her crystal jewelry business, Love Loons.
WHAT IS ENERGY HEALING?
‘Energy Healing is a term for a number of different techniques that manipulate the energy in our Physical or Subtle bodies to regain balance and facilitate our body’s natural ability to heal.’ – www.loveloons.com
Spirituality shouldn’t be something that is made fun of, nor is the beliefs of one person just because they differ from yours and that is, in essence, what happened while she was on the show.
Cayla is a very kind, compassionate and spiritual person and I was fortunate enough to chat to her about her time on The Bachelor and learn about all things energy healing and Love Loons.
What drove your decision to go on the bachelor?
‘I honestly just felt guided by the universe to apply, I was even a day or two late with the application . I never thought or ever had the intention prior to ever competing against other women on a show like that . But I learnt a lot of lessons in there , met some soul family members and so overall it was meant to be.’
The way the show portrayed you isn’t at all even a glimpse of your personality, if you had one sentence to explain the type of human you are what would it be?
‘That I care about us evolving in consciousness, that I care about people , about the collective. That the interests of us as a whole, for me, is my biggest focus . I’m here of service, we are one & I want to help us all evolve on our spiritual journey.’
When did you get into energy healing/crystals?
‘I got into energy healing around 17-18 years old . But crystals a few years before that. Particularly in high school I started to learn more.’
What do you love about energy healing?
‘That it enables us to see ourselves than more than our 3D self and on a metaphysical higher consciousness level of spirit, here to learn life lesson & become better people & change the earth we live on.’
What do you want other people to understand about crystals and energy healing?
‘That we have mental, emotional, physical & spiritual needs that are all connected & energy healing and crystals assist on these levels.’
How important is holistic living to you?
‘It’s everything. Having the lifestyle and everyday something new challenging you , trying to be conscious of things – I’m a minimalist in every sense. I’m happiest when I have very little possessions because I know what it’s like to be the most miserable person ever & no amount of possessions can make you happy – so therefore I derive my focus on enjoying the simple things in life.’
Where did Love Loons, your crystal jewelry business, come from?
‘The name got told to me in the middle of the night when I woke up & I love the meaning of the loon, which symbolises hope & with Tudehope being my last name there was that connection . The loon to the natives meant rising from the ashes & that to me symbolises the trials we go through in life.’ Cayla creates beautifully crafted crystal necklaces, each crystal has a different healing property – You can purchase them here.
What’s your favourite crystal and why?
‘I have quite a few favourites as they help at different times but a few are:
Pietersite – Pietersite is an important tool in bringing pent-up, internalized feelings and conflicts to the surface, allowing the unsaid and unexamined to erupt in an emotional outpouring that not only clears the air, but begins the process of healing.
Danburite – Danburite point a high vibrational crown chakra crystal to activate your higher abilities , higher self and intuition .
Rose quartz – The soft pink emanations of Rose Quartz comforts and heals any wounds the heart has suffered, penetrating the inner chambers of the Heart Chakra where emotional experiences are recorded and stored.’
What did going on the show teach you?
‘So much that it would take days to explain – my producer in particular was an amazing person who I believe helped me remember who I really am. Own who I am and release any unhealed parts of myself that I didn’t even know I needed healing , I learnt a lot from the relationships with the girls and made some life long friends .
My biggest focus in there was integrity , honour & intentions are everything , and I upheld myself to that.
Any final words or wisdom for our readers?
Create a life of meaning , of purpose , of being conscious of the lessons we learn along the way , to be compassionate , loving & kind to others but just as importantly to ourselves. Self love is one of the biggest life lessons that took me awhile to work through and I still have some more work to do . Let’s make this world a better place.
You can find Cayla on instagram here