We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr. L Brock-White aka ChosenEyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. L, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
Choosing to publicly assert myself as a doctor and psychic-medium was certainly no easy decision to make! I struggled with how my colleagues in Eastern and Western medicine perceived the “non-clinical” aspects of my abilities, but also the push-back from spiritual practitioners who misunderstood my pursuit of a medical degree as a need to confirm rather than to enhance my work. My goal has always been to serve as a bridge between that is perceived as magick and medicine. The two are not mutually exclusive, and by holding space for their unification healing in it’s highest form can be experienced. Once I allowed myself the opportunity to confidently engage with the world on my terms with my calling I found those like souls who have welcomed me warmly and wholly embrace and appreciate my approach to healing. Moral of the story: shoot your shot and bet on you!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started this work as a child, actually. I have always been the person that people randomly confide in, and was born a psychic-medium. At the age of 13/14, a friend of my mother’s asked me for some psychic advise. Clear as day I heard a voice say “Ask for $25” And thus, this psychic-medium was born in the for-profit sense, lol! ChosenEyes was created with the purpose of empowering through compassion, and this is done largely through work in one-on-one spiritual education and consultation, community education in health and wellness and curriculum development. As a doctor, I use my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine to offer wellness education in the areas of mindfulness, diet and holism. As a psychic-medium I remind my students of the vastness of time and space and how that attribute is etched in their very being. I work with clients range from CEO’s to homemakers, and I feel honored and humbled to be entrusted with their matriculation. While the work I do is beautiful, holding space for others can be challenging, as the balance between your own humanity and divine purpose don’t always see eye to eye. As a mom and wife, there are times where striking a balance can be hard, but thanks to the pandemic I have prioritized those things that comprise my center to ensure I’m a whole, healthy version of myself for me and the community.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I LOVE to chew my way through any city, as someone living in Austin I would most definitely take them to my favorite food trucks, restaurants and food vendors (mostly seen in markets around town)! Some of these include, but are not limited to Kreyole Korner, The Doughminican, Jeany’s Elixir, Tony’s Jamaican Food, Tamale House, Cru Wine Bar and Haru for good ramen. Of course, the shew continues with breakfast favs such as Torchy’s Tacos, Magnolia Cafe, Crêpe Crazy and Donut Taco Palace #1! Pedernales State Park, Mc Kinney Falls, Mt. Bonnell and the green belt for some nature and great views would definitely be on the list, as well as the Blanton museum, Umlauf Sculpture garden and all the great street art around town (especially those made possible by Raasin in the Sun non-profit!). I tend to support events in town that highlight and directly benefit local artists and business owners, especially those that are BIPOC and women-owned, so those would also make the list.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank everyone I have had to pleasure of sharing time and space with along this journey: yay and nay sayers alike. I have had such a large village along the way, and don’t want to miss anyone, lol.
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editorial shots (both in dresses): @lucero.studio (IG) Candids: @choseneyes9 Bridge shots (white blouse shots): @theeyeofewing Laughing headshot: @thebenchmarc