Evette Rose is an Author, Personal Development Teacher, Trauma Release Practitioner, and Life Coach who has traveled to more than 34 different countries to teach personal development classes and seminars. Her work is all about helping relieve people from past traumas, which they may or may not be conscious of, and inhibiting them from leading a happy and successful life. Evette draws on personal experience to show her audience that it is possible to go from a bleak and dark state of mind, seemingly impossible to escape to one that is healthy and promotes a well balanced and fulfilling life.
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You mentioned in the intro of your book that you had your own personal traumas in your early life … would you say that was your main inspiration for getting into the field of metaphysical anatomy?
Yes, that definitely kick started my personal development journey into a career.
Where did you first hear about Metaphysical anatomy and why do you think (besides personal reasons if they are applicable) you felt so drawn to it?
This is funny! While I was writing my book Metaphysical Anatomy, I had no idea what the name of the book would be. I was 3 years into writing MA and one day the world Metaphysical Anatomy just came to me. I had no idea at the time that this word and concept already existed to such an extent. For me the word Meta – refers to what is “beyond” or an over-arching framework and metaphysical is all that is not seen and yet plays such a big role in all of our lives.
Western medicine is becoming more and more aware of the fact that a lot of issue’s that we have in our lives are a lot more psychosomatic than perhaps given previous credit for. MA is holistic way of looking at a human being and the anatomy, which believes in creating processes for actively working on finding answers that we cannot always find on a conscious level.
At what age or stage of your life would say you began dedicating most of your time to this type of research and learning?
When I was 23 years old and quite my corporate office job.
Was there something that catalyzed your desire to get into the field at that specific moment?
I moved into the personal development industry because my life was a mess physiologically and physically. I was working 85 hours a week and struggled with addictive and restricting behaviors that completely ruined my quality of life. I was battling severe depression and used my work schedule to drown out my feelings. I was 22 yrs old and a full-blown alcoholic, , workaholic, chain smoker, and gym addict. I woke up one day and realized that I could not keep fighting demons that I could not see. I knew I had deep unresolved problems and my current habits made that very clear to me.
What I didn’t realize at the time is that the more my problems were mirrored in my environment and relationships, the deeper I sank into my destructive behavior as a way cope. We all know when we are in pain, but we are not always conscious of exactly why. I could see that there were people around me who were truly happy; they didn’t just show happiness through a smile, they truly embodied it. I paused and thought to myself; What are they doing that I am not? How did they access this blissful state of mind, even it’s just for a few minutes a day, and I can’t? What are they doing that I am not?
I realized that the emotional numbness that I felt within myself was protecting me from emotions that I didn’t want to feel. I paid a big emotional price for it and that price was to not feel anything; especially love and happiness. When I woke up one morning I realized I couldn’t live the way I had been living anymore and thus found myself at a crossroads. Suicide or an entirely new approach to life were my options and I knew I had a to make a decision because my present lifestyle was doing significantly more harm than good.
It is then that I decided to take control of my life and live the type of life that would provide me with the same happiness I saw in the people around me. I studied many modalities to improve my life and, slowly but surely, started seeing results. These results were good, but they were not enough. I wanted more which is when I took it upon myself to create a personalized system that was catered to me and my developmental needs in pursuit of a good life. It is then that I started getting the results that I was searching for. When I started teaching clients and students what I had learned, I noticed undeniable patterns between people from all over the world who were inhibited by similar ailments and psychological challenges as the ones I faced. I compiled notes from the thousands of people that I had the privilege of working with and realized how much value was encapsulated in the data that I collected. That is how Metaphysical Anatomy was born.
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Did you have an initial career path that you saw yourself following prior to getting into this field? And if so, what was it?
Yes, I always wanted to become a crime scene investigator. However, that dream dissolved very quickly the day I was called to hospital to sit with one of my good friend who had been in a bad car accident. I was standing in the waiting room when all of a sudden a man in a wheelchair was wheeled 4 feet in front of me; he was in the ER because his girlfriend had stabbed him in the neck but the hospital did not have enough space for the trauma patients that night so they made him sit in the waiting room. Within minutes he died in front of me. The emotional trauma I felt at that moment made me realize that I was not cut out for that field and I quite my studies the next day.
How does your family feel about your work? Do they agree with your theories? Have they read your book?
My father and his side of the family ostracized me because my beliefs and values are entirely in conflict with their Christian traditions. In Christianity people believe that you are the devil if you can see and sense things that they can’t. They also believe that only God can heal, which still amuses me because I am someone who refuses to be passive bystander in my own life. We all have a healing ability we just need to learn how to tap into it. Some of my aunts still try to send me the Bible because they believe that I have lost my way but, if anything, I would say making my own decisions and dealing with my past head on has allowed me to find myself.
I have no idea if they have read my books. I did call my father to tell him that I was writing “Finding Your Own Voice”, my first book, which was an autobiography of my life and my relationship with my father. I knew I did the right thing by telling him about it and opening a dialogue to see if he had an objection to it. All he said to me after my telling him was, “good luck” and proceeded to hang up the phone.
After my books were published, my family did publicly attack me several times on social media; however, I knew they were coming from a place of fear and lack of understanding my work and concepts. It’s normal to react with aggression or to retreat from something when something makes you uncomfortable or challenges your beliefs. That being said, I am at peace with their objections to my work. It’s not my job to convince them of anything and they have a right to believe in what they choose. However, how you decide to communicate your differing ideologies is what can truly make or break a relationship. I believe that there needs to be a willingness to listen and enough patience to at least try and understand; nevertheless, when that patience/willingness is absent, as seen with my family, that is when I gracefully bow out.
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Do you feel like you have always had a really strong mind and body connection or do you think that it has developed over time as you learn more?
I would say that I’ve always had a strong mind from birth. I remember when I was four years old, I saw my mother really upset about something my father had said to her while he was drunk. When I recalled the memory to her she told me that I had stood there, next to her, and tried to explain that my father is broken and she can’t fix. He has to fix himself.
My mother is a mentally and spiritually strong woman and I inherited a great deal of her strengths. I’m very grateful for my mother because the biological makeup and life experiences that she passed down to me have greatly contributed to the person that I have become. In a similar fashion, the traumas I dealt with growing up, as well as my fathers destructive behavior also affected a great deal of my character and dictated a lot of who I became as I matured. It did not ruin me; however, my father’s physical and emotional absence stained my soul because his love was something I constantly yearned for but could never have.
I believe that the more experiences life throws at you, the wiser you get. I think that as more and more hardship comes your way you start building a certain level of resilience towards trauma and stress. I learned very quickly that there’s a difference between numbing yourself from feeling hurt and resolving old pain so that you can move forward with your life. I believe that life is our teacher and we live to learn. Nevertheless, it is important to question the way you deal with life’s happenings. As hardship occurs are you becoming more and more numb or are you moving through these painful experiences with awareness and a willingness to heal? I think we all know what the right answer is and I think we all need to work hard and find it within ourselves to move forward consciously, and hopefully.
How did you conduct research to figure out how certain physical ailments are connected to our emotional selves?
When I started teaching courses cross continentally I noticed that there were similar traumatic experiences that people from all over the world dealt with and thus had similar ailments. I started documenting all the data that I collected from these seminars and eventually decided to compile it into a book. I realized how useful the information was to my students and figured that the general public would benefit from my research as well. With that being said, my purpose was never to reinvent the wheel because I knew that other books with similar messages already existed. My goal was to contribute any information I felt was missing from the pre existing publications as a way to enhance and further the data, not change it.
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How did you conduct your research in general?
I love following different scientists work and reading about the latest developments in studies of consciousness. With that being said, I think science has been on a downward spiral these last couple of years and taken on a very limited approach to the ways that we ought to explore/perceive consciousness, spirituality and life. What I really want to do is find a way to link science and spirituality because I think they are one in the same. A concept can only become a reality when you accept it as such; thus I beg the question, how many concepts are out there, floating in the abyss of the universe, that we have deemed unrelated to our reality? I can almost guarantee the answer is much larger than any of us want to accept.
Have you seen cases where something you observed totally contradicted another person’s situation (i.e. reason they broke their wrist – you observed a certain way that ailment is connected to peoples past or a predisposition but someone else had a completely different reason for it happening)? If so what was it and how do you explain that?
I like the example that you gave of the wrist. I actually had a client recently who did have a wrist problem on the right-hand side. Normally, in the world of metaphysical anatomy, this would mean that there is a tremendous amount of stress associated with the client’s ability to receive support and love from the father in a safe and comfortable way. In her case; however, it actually happened to be a trauma transfer of her mother who felt those emotions towards her father and she took on the stress of her mother. I do discuss this a lot more in my level two live certification events because I recognize the weight of this topic and want to help others understand it also.
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Is it possible for us to know what we are predisposed to based on the environment which we grew up?
Yes, there are basic rules or, as I would say, laws of spirituality that you can look at. For example, if your ancestors or parents grew up in an environment where there was severe poverty and food depravation, it is very likely you end up developing a sense of scarcity and distress in your own life. This can result in you overcompensating by, for example: hoarding, becoming overweight, or being overly aggressive all because you were predisposed to an unconscious drive to fight for survival.
Can you explain what epigenetics is and how it relates to metaphysical anatomy?
Epigenetic’s is a term that refers to the chemical changes in gene expression that, unlike the genetic code, is not spread hereditarily. Epigenetic changes involve chemical mechanisms that can turn genes on or off as well as enhance or dull their magnitude of influence depending on your environment. With Epigenetic’s you can turn off the expression of a certain gene that is causing an ailment and within 100 – 200 years the actual DNA strand will change. So far no evidence appears to show that DNA can change overnight. Nevertheless, in MA, we aim to resolve or greatly lessen stress in the body by turning off epigenetic expressions that do not have a positive influence on a person’s quality of life. Gene expression is fundamental to synaptic plasticity, the process that allows the brain to remodel itself and reprogram how it functions in order to adapt to changing conditions in a positive way rather than negative one.
Do you believe in random accidents? If not, why?
This is a really good question and I guess my answer would be yes and no. For an accident to occur someone usually needs to already be in a certain emotional state (i.e. making you more vulnerable) for it to happen in the first place. Therefore, I think the most important part of looking into why accidents happen is trying to figure out why someone may be have been in a certain emotional state to begin with. With that being said, the type of accident that occures is also very important to look at. A minor accident will have a very different outcome and meaning than an accident that resulted in severe pain or even death.
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Interviewed by Jaqui Gutman