Why I had lunch with Dr John Demartini... - Amanda Foy

Why I had lunch with Dr John Demartini…

I asked and he said yes.

Now, isn’t that profound?! I know…

I spent a full day yesterday at the Brisbane Convention Centre listening to Dr John Demartini and Benjamin Harvey help people step into their power by becoming difference makers.

Do you know how cool it felt to be a room with 300 other people wanting to find the key to stepping into their dreams of being a difference maker.

That level of passion in a closed space makes for one very ‘binging’ off the ceiling Manda….let me tell you.

To have our lunch date turn out the way it did, you can not put it down to anything other than the Universe lining that up.  

I was to meet a friend, and told a couple of other’s that she was coming to have lunch with us. I didn’t think to turn my phone on to say, ‘where are you’, I’m good at scanning, I can find people in crowds quickly.  Not today.

My friend Lyndall and I ended up walking out the building looking for the friend we were meeting for lunch and she wasn’t to be seen, so we decided to keep walking to find somewhere to eat when we came across the CBD Bar. In we go and there he was, on his own at a table with a bottle of water.

So I asked him if he would mind if we joined him to which he said no, then I asked another three unnecessary nervous question to which he pretty much answered the same thing each time…. this sort of thing would happen to him daily … he knew which planet I’d just landed from. 

And there we sat for 40 minutes shooting the breeze.  

You see, Dr John was an unknown for me.  I’d seen him on things, but never stop to listen or had the opportunity to read anything about him or where he is coming from.  I just went because another friend posted a photo with him a while ago and said what a great day she’d had.  I trust her.  She does not follow people for no reason.  I had no expectation other than, ooo, he’s on his own, surely he wouldn’t eat in a public place, being so famous, if he wasn’t up to having people DESTROY his sanctuary.  I was right.  He was great and Lyndall and I walked away going “how did that just happen”.

No pedestal though.  

The man walks his talk, he is just the same as us.  He just has a bit more money and a greater likelihood to fill an auditorium than either Lyndall and I could on that very day… watch this space on that one though… just sayin.

You would think that the highlight of my day would be that I got to have lunch with a multi-millionnaire who really could be described as a living God with the tools he provides people to recognise who they really are and what they are capable of.  


The highlight of my day was this:

I wrote down at the beginning of the day what my measure of success was at that very moment:

“Having people come to me saying my life is completely different. I am a different person. I love my life…” as a result of anything that I might have provided, done or said in any of my communications or expertise.

What happened?  At one of the breaks, one of the ladies I know who was there came and showed me her note book where she wrote down who her mentors were, and who was there? Me.

Can I tell you it was all I could do not to burst into tears on the spot. 

Then I found out another friend had written me down as well.  More watery eyes and lumps in my throat. 

When you live your purpose.  When you get REALLY clear on who you are and where you want to go with that, these things show up. 

Everyone is the same.  No one is better than the next person.  We need different people, opinions and situations to help keep the world going around and when we are trying to find our way, it’s nice to have people in our life that we can say “when I grow up, I want to be just like them.”

I have full and total conviction in what I am good at and what my purpose on this planet is.  Am I going to save the world? 


Am I going to keep walking my talk on my own journey of self discovery as I continue to live in my happy place. 


Is that going to help inspire people to know they can do it too?

I hope so.


  1. another great article and you are absolutely right – its about living your life in an authentic way.

    • Thank you Caitlin. When you live telling the truth it’s easy. You don’t have to remember to be a certain way, you don’t have to remember what you’ve said, you don’t have to do anything other than BE. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Totally awesome Amanda. You are making a difference. How nice to receive confirmation of that. Not that it ‘should’ matter, but it does matter, especially when you give so much. It’s nice to know you are on the right path to where ever it is you are going! Krishna xx

    • I agree Krishna. When you just focus on what makes you happy, outside recognition of that isn’t sought. Having people that I have been inspired by, it is nice to know that I am able to inspire others too.

  3. You’re definitely making a difference, Amanda! From confronting us to make the connections as to why we think the way we think (like you have recently in your radio show about body image… why do I have *this* impression about myself? Where did that come from?) to then working our way through that… going into your own heart and mind and soul and showing us the dark spots there and bringing them into the light, which then gives the rest of us the courage and the path to do the same…

    You are a lightworker, a torchbearer and a companion on the path, all in one. It’s an honour to walk with you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Of course, as one of the people you were *supposed* to be meeting for lunch, and not even *seeing* you walk out that door (despite being about eight steps in front of the door, you’d have almost tripped over us) I can only agree you were supposed to have that conversation and I’m glad you did. Maybe next time you’ll be destined to hang out with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I was explaining what happened to Juli, Pauline, and she reckons your ‘aliens’ theory has merit. As I was telling her I had a thought pass through my brain that I will meet him again one day and he’ll remember me because of that lunch and it will mean something. So…let’s keep that somewhere in the vault and see when it turns up ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a wonderful message! Thank you for sharing that, it is very inspiring and motivation to keep doing what we love doing.

    • Thank you Kama! It’s Monday now and I’m still binging off the ceiling with what came about on Friday.

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