Kim O’Niell: Hello and welcome. You are watching another episode of Every Day is a New Day, and I’m excited as always to talk to today’s guest. Today we’re talking with Jeoffrey Hutcherson, and let me just name off a few of the things that he does. He’s an artist of life coach, he’s a massage therapist, a sound healer, infinite possibilities trainer … For all those who are not familiar with infinite possibilities, check it out, check it out, check it out. It’s good stuff. And he is a doll model, so he has a doll that looks just like him. How cool is that?
With that said. Hello and welcome Jeoffrey.
Jeoffrey H: Hello everyone out there in the interwebz. How’s it going everybody? Gonna be a good time today.
Kim O’Niell: That’s right. It’s going to be a good time.
Jeoffrey H: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kim O’Niell: Okay. You know what my first question Jeoffrey is, what does Every Day is a New Day, mean to you?
Jeoffrey H: Every Day is a New Day, that’s a totally wonderful concept. That’s taking every moment to start fresh. To start new. People think that they have to have this new year to begin again. No, you can begin again in the next breath. You can begin again in every moment. So, Every Day is a New Day, absolutely right.
I mean, we can have fun in this moment and always choose something better, something more at peace, and really have more fun with that. That’s an opportunity to feel good all day, every day.
Kim O’Niell: Tell us a little bit more about what you do. I named off some of your titles, but share with us a little bit more, so we can get a feel for the kind of work you’re doing in the world these days.
Jeoffrey H: Well, the kind of work that I’m doing if you even really want to call it work. It’s not really work, it’s just Jeoff playing. I am happy first, and then I do the things that I enjoy. Getting into sound healing was really having fun. Letting music touch my soul, and express in my body in a different way. Music is very powerful for me. How come when you listen to music from that time it takes you instantly back to that feeling? Bobby McFerrin said this so brilliantly, “That music is the one thing that unites all of us because no matter where we are on the planet, everyone understands a drum beat. Everyone understands a rhythm. Everyone can unite and communicate that way.”
When I started to get into sound healing and taking people on guided meditations, it was really using the sounds as a tool to get them to relax. To get them open up because if you’ve never been Didgeridoo’d before … Oh, my god.
It’s just a really cool experience to feel that vibration move through you and to just open yourself up to receive the peace that you’ve been asking for. To receive the answers that you’ve been putting off, because you kept focusing on the fact that you were stuck, and you kept saying that you were stuck. But then if you’re listening to a crystal bowl, you’re not thinking about being stuck but you’re in a place to receive your answer, and then suddenly you get your answer. Bingo. That’s where all of these tools came from.
Being a massage therapist came from my peace of trying to figure out how make my life work, and I had such an anger that was inside of me at the time. I was a martial artist, and I started using that as a tool to focus my anger, and I got really fantastic at hurting people with my hands, but there was something more that I could with them. I felt it on the inside, and my mentor again shared with me how he was actually healing me from all of these punches and kicks that I was doing, and I was going, “How are you doing that? And what are you doing?”
Well, he just said, “There’s a healing side to the martial arts.”
“Wait, what? Really? There’s a healing side to the martial arts?”
He’s like, “Yeah. It’s just not taught here in the US, and we’re getting more into showing people what that is.” And I’m like, “Okay. Can you show me?” And it started from there. With massage therapy and then it became … When I got on stage to perform, there was … Okay see, that’s where, that’s got to go there doesn’t it. Okay.
Kim O’Niell: It’s okay. It’s okay. Bring it out.
Jeoffrey H: Oh. Okay. It’s a story I love to tell, which will put all of this into perspective for you. Okay? As I said, one of the things I was doing. I was a martial artist trying to figure out how to make my life work, and I was going about life looking at different philosophies, religions, and things like that. Just looking for my answers. I didn’t have my answers.
Low and behold, one of my friends and teachers was doing a playshop here in Wisconsin, and he’s from Arizona. Wonderfully, wonderfully phenomenal man. His name is Keith Varnum. In the workshop he said, “Okay now it’s time for you to talk to source. Source has been wanting to communicate to you, and you’re just going to play with the direct line. So, this is where we’re going to humor the facilitator.”
I’m like, “Really? Nope. Okay. Yeah we’re just going to talk to source, right?” Because again, this is just a construct that we’re playing in. Just go ahead and look in front here because I was willing. I was willing. That in itself. If you’re willing, you’re going to get your answers. Plain and simple.
Kim O’Niell: Yeah.
Jeoffrey H: So, I was willing. A little belligerent, but I was willing. He said, “You’re just going to take the phone, and put it up to your ear, and talk to source.”
Mm-hmm (affirmative). Okay, so I did the whole pantomime thing. I put it up to my ear, and boom. Okay, my world went white. It was just kind of trippy, in that moment in time, and even though it was a blink it felt like a really, really, really long time.
So within that space of time I saw my high school stage, and there was a curtain on it, and it looked like just the curtain from The Muppet Show. I’m not kidding. It really did. It looked like the curtain from The Muppet Show.
Kim O’Niell: Okay.
Jeoffrey H: So, a high school stage, and there’s a spotlight there, and I’m going, “Hello?” And I hear a voice, and the voice says, “Hi there.” I said, “Who’s out there?” Voice said, “You know who’s out here. Step on stage.”
“Okay.” Step on stage and I get into the spotlight, looking … “Who’s out there?”
“You know who’s out there.”
“Oh really?” At that point I got really pissed off. Okay? And I just went off on the voice. I’m like, “Oh. You’re out there, and I’m up here. How come you were not there for me when my father died? How come you were not there when those guys beat me up? How come you were not there when my life was falling apart? How come you were just out there when my world was shattering? Where were you when all of these bad things were happening to you? I am so sick of this. I want to figure out how to make my life work. I’m in so much pain right now, I really want to just check out here. I’m very close to checking out. Tell me how to make my life work because when I was on this stage … When I’m on this stage performing for people, I help them forget their problems. I make them laugh. I make them cry. I am so comfortable on this stage, but how come I stepped off this stage, I could never find you? How come on this stage I could only be me?”
And I was trying to be someone else. How come … It hurts too much to be the person that I was. On the stage was the only place that I could find comfort. Was the only place that I could find peace, and I just went off on this. I went off. I just gave it everything I had, and then I finally said, “Tell me how to make my life work.”
The voice said, “Are you finished?” I screamed, “Tell me!”
Then it said, “Jeoffrey, Jeoffrey, okay. You said, ‘I was never there.’ My boy, I never left your side because you were going through so many things. Because you were going through such pain, I was trying to communicate to you through everything that you were interested in. Through martial arts, through theater, through the shows that you were watching. Everything you looked at my love, I was trying to communicate to you. You just didn’t hear me. So now here, when you were in theater, you remember when you were in theater?”
“Okay, so what was the first piece that you had to learn for your theater class? Because remember my love, you said, ‘On that stage was the only place you felt comfortable. On that stage was the only place that you felt like you could be you. On that stage was the place that you could feel at peace. You could feel love for yourself.’ But do you remember the first piece you had to learn for your theater class.”
I’m like, “Yeah, it was a William Shakespeare piece.”
“Go ahead, recite it for me.”
“Okay,” William Shakespeare, the first piece I had to learn, and it was like, “Okay, yeah. All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and …” Oh, my god.
Kim O’Niell: Wow.
Jeoffrey H: I mean, at that point I was just dumbfounded. I was humble. I was laughing. I threw up my middle finger to source going, “Yeah, very funny. Very funny.” And you really need to understand through all of the rules that I had made up for myself, and for my life, and for my given personality, that message was delivered to me, to my perfection.
If on that stage was the only place that I felt comfortable. If on that stage was the only place that I would allow myself to feel joy, and forget all the thing that I define painful in my life … Well, guess what? All the world’s a stage.
It didn’t have to be on an actual physical stage. It was delivering that message of personal power to me, right there in that moment because of the rules that I had made up. Please get that. Because of the rules and limitations I made up. Something had to be created to filter through all of that to get through the rules that I created. Now, once I destroyed those rules … Guess what? Got through easier, got through faster, and that is the piece that’s the driving force within my life now because I see myself as an artist of life.
I see myself, as expressing myself however I wish to be. I hear my name is Jeoff Free.
Kim O’Niell: Oh.
Jeoffrey H: That’s how I hear my name.
Kim O’Niell: Nice.
Jeoffrey H: That’s who I am.
Kim O’Niell: I like it.
Jeoffrey H: Just from that simple piece right there, changed so many things in my life, and during that little … Talking to source meditation, I was downloaded the three ideas for books. I have to actually start writing on the third one now because I’ve gotten my signals saying, “Okay. Yup, it’s getting easier to come out now, so it’s time to start writing.”
But it was during that time, that I was again, laughing on stage, throwing my fingers up to source, and having just a blast and then I really felt my life change. I mean, when you give yourself that breath, that moment to just say, “You know what, I don’t have to believe everything that I think.”
Your life alters. You are free and you can just move on, so that’s the driving force in my life. I’m happy first, and then I do life coaching. I’m happy first, and then I’m a massage therapist. I’m happy first, and then I do sound healing. I’m happy first, and then I do anything that I want. That’s the driving force for me.