I met Gordon Farmer five years ago. Lottie, my 18 month old standard poodle was sick. I was a little bit lost. Not only did Gordon save my dog’s life that day, he changed mine for the better. Gordon Farmer was to become one of the greatest teachers of my life.
It was already a journey reaching Gordon’s house the day we met. Leading veterinary neurologists had discharged Lottie after numerous inconclusive tests and no diagnosis. She was on death’s door. “Take her to Gordon Farmer”, my friend Margie said. “He cured an elephant last week!” I drove cross country, delayed by closed motorways with one last hope in my heart. There was no where else to turn. When we finally arrived at Shorn Cottage Gordon took one look at Lottie, and said confidently,
“We will have her better in no time!”
“Are you serious?” I said, hoping with every single part of me that he was.
As I drove home later, I knew that afternoon with Gordon was nothing short of miraculous. Within minutes he had made a diagnosis and treated Lottie. She was already looking better and drank water that evening for the first time in weeks. Gordon also treated me for chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which I had carried for years. My head felt different. I was thinking clearer. This was profound.
A mentor or good teacher in life is someone who inspires a student to do what they do. The second time I met Gordon he said to me, “You have to know what you want to do in life. I always knew that I wanted to heal. What do you want to do?”
“I want to relieve suffering”, I said. “Will you teach me?”
“For as long as I am alive I will”, Gordon replied. And so began a 5 year instruction from Gordon in therapeutic cold laser healing.
Over 5 years, Gordon truly did what a mentor does. He taught me everything he knew, to the best of my ability. Protocols Gordon developed over 40 years, supported by his medical training and acupuncture techniques, he passed on to me. Along with many stories of his life, his loves, his losses, his frustrations, his victories, his deep pride and love of his family, he also shared..
I am so profoundly grateful for this precious time and experience I was fortunate to received from Gordon. I have a debt of gratitude to repay. And so I continue where Gordon leaves, to carry on his important work. On my own, but always with the thought in mind, “What would Gordon say? And what would Gordon do?”