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Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Banks.

Hi Sarah, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My name is Sarah Banks and I am called as a healer to assist individuals on their spiritual journey of life by providing a safe space for healing and connecting with nature & the community.

I am a Lover of Qigong, Teacher of Spiritual Psychology, and Creator of Greater than 3D: A Spiritual Health & Wellness Boutique and Healing Center.

What is Greater than 3D? Greater than 3D is my passion project focused on reconnecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit as well as the rediscovery of self through different modes of holistic healing.

My vision for this project is to create a community of spiritual, like-minded individuals to share knowledge about healing and spotlight & support small businesses along the way.

From where does the name Greater than 3D originate? At 2:22 AM one morning, I was awakened from a dream to the repetition of the word phrases: light therapy, sound therapy, frequency healing, water healing, energy healing” and the following sentences: “We are spiritual beings living a human experience.

We are more than the physical. We are greater than materialism. We are forever expanding our consciousness past the 3rd Dimension. We are Greater than 3D”. I instinctively took action and recorded these downloads into my notes. 5 months later, my business came to fruition– a direct manifestation of my dream.

One of my most important life values is to always acknowledge and attend to the inner child within every one of us– the child-like energy of exploration, curiosity, innocence, and excitement. As we go through life and become robots to our 9-5 job, we tend to become disconnected from that energy and lose sight of the extraordinariness and magick that life has to offer.

As a young child, I loved collecting things. Chapsticks, erasers, drawings, stickers & crystals, to name a few. Today, my boutique consists of a collection of handmade, naturally & ethically sourced items from all around the world, many of which are reminiscent of my childhood. Surrounded by their energy, I am constantly reminded to never lose touch with my inner child.

To honor my inner child and Her energy, I dedicate this passion project to Her and my mother, Lisa for whom I could not have done this. Greater than 3D, I owe my life to you!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
One of my tattoos reads: “What is meant for you will reach you, even if it is beneath two mountains and what is not meant for you will not reach you, even if it is between your two lips.”

A mere two years ago, I was on track to graduate from Washington University in Saint Louis, a University of dreams.

After a Near Death Experience (NDE) in high school, I was determined to major in Clinical Child Psychology with an emphasis on Trauma/PTSD and follow in the footsteps of my father as a doctor in Medical School. All throughout grade school, I kept myself busy with multiple extracurriculars, volunteer work, and tutoring all in preparation for my future path as a doctor. I had prepared my whole life for this!

Apparently, the Universe did not believe this path to be within my cards because, in Jan. 2020, my entire life changed. I had another traumatic accident which caused me to take leave from University. Then, COVID hit and I was unable to return back to in-person study.

As that was not my learning preference, I decided to take a leave from my studies. This transition was… not easy. For the first time in my life, I was not an institutionalized student and my entire life plan, relationships, and goals had seemingly shattered in front of me. I had to re-evaluate & re-assess my entire life.

After years of life constantly throwing me “curve balls,” I constantly asked myself, “Why is this happening to me?”

Months later, I began work at Saint Louis Psychiatric Forensic Rehabilitation Hospital as a Behavioral Observer.

Here, my role was to observe and analyze behavior without interacting with the patients. After months in a clinical setting with no interaction (both due to COVID and my job position).

I found myself craving connection and the desire to help heal others more holistically, especially given the state of so many medicinally-induced patients. During this time, I experienced what I like to call the “Dark Night of the Soul” where I transcended what I believed to be my physical, emotional and spiritual reality. All of the components of my life began to shift. Again.

Instead of collapsing under this pressure, I found the strength to alchemize this energy and turn it into motivation to rebuild. When I was at my darkest, Spirituality became my light. I dove into Spiritual literature, opened up my mind, and became a student of a variety of Spiritual Teachers/Mentors such as Abraham Hicks, Lorna Gabriel, and Alan Watts.

With these new perspectives, I began connecting with myself, my Higher Self, and other like-minded Spiritual individuals who shared a similar goal: to connect with and raise the collective consciousness of healing around the world. After months of isolation and disconnection, these connections became a profound saving grace.

The bonds I’ve made and the knowledge I’ve acquired since this time have been transformational. I no longer see life as full of obstacles, but rather opportunities. My life no longer consists of me asking myself, “Why is this happening to me?”, but rather, “What can I learn from this? What is this experience teaching me?”

Through these connections and my awakening to Spirituality, I’ve been able to holistically heal myself from depression, chronic pain, and intense trauma/PTSD. My Mind, Body & Spirit have never been so connected & I feel strongly called to share my experience and healing with others.

Today, I am an ABA Therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum/those with Learning Difficulties and the Creator of my very own manifested business. I have come a long way mentally, physically, and spiritually and boy, oh boy, it’s been an adventurous ride!

I am extremely grateful and at peace with the present moment and excited for the future and all the opportunities it has in store. Follow me on my journey of healing and allow me to guide you on your own!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Greater than 3D consists of both a Spiritual Health & Wellness Boutique and a Holistic Healing Center.

Greater than 3D is my passion project focused on reconnecting the mind, body, and spirit as well as the rediscovery of self through different modes of healing. My vision for this project is to create a community of spiritual, like-minded individuals to share knowledge about holistic healing and spotlight & support small businesses along the way. This is the movement behind Greater than 3D.

Our community aims to change how healing is viewed in the world. We believe that the human experience should be seen from a holistic perspective. We aim to heal from within and provide a safe environment for the integration of the Mind, Body, and Spirit. We set ourselves apart from the Western Medicine community by aiming to heal the root of any physical, mental or emotional disease and maintaining a balanced life as dis-ease quite literally translates to a dis-ease or imbalance in the body.

Greater than 3D’s Boutique is a collaboration of small businesses and artists that has transformed into a Spiritual Health & Wellness Boutique. Each & every piece in our boutique is natural, safe & meticulously hand-selected with the intention of spreading love, support, and community.

We offer healing for the mind, body & spirit through handmade works such as a selection of hand-poured soy altar candles, art & ceramics, jewelry, natural linen & cotton clothing, natural beauty products, spiritual necessities, and holistic health products & crystals ethically sourced from around the world.

We do not have a permanent physical location yet but are currently holding space at vendor events such as Tower Grove Farmer’s Market at The Boulevard on Sundays, Farmer’s Market on The Loop at Delmar on Saturdays, and a variety of other locations around Missouri. Stay up to date with our schedule on our website (www.greaterthan3d.org)!

Although Greater than 3D consists of both a Boutique and Healing Center, there has been an original emphasis on the Boutique in order to promote the business name, attract & grow our community, and network amongst other healers.

In the near future, our website will list upcoming community events, courses, services, and items for sale as well as provide a place where community members can stay informed through blog posts and interact through different forums.

There will be plenty of resources for living a healthy, spiritual lifestyle such as articles on healthcare products, daily yoga exercises, tutorials, and DIY projects. We will also be offering various courses and training on different healing techniques in order for members to become healers themselves.

Once Greater than 3D has established a foundational community of individuals, there will be a shift to focus on our Healing Center, the heart of Greater than 3D. Our Healing Center will consist of independent healers who specialize in a variety of healing techniques with the shared goal of reconnecting the Mind, Body & Spirit through Holistic Healing.

Such healing would be done through various mediums such as Qigong, Yoga, massage, meditation, sound healing, energy healing, light therapy, and Reiki. Our Healing Center will also invite individuals to participate in intimate pop-up events such as Yoga and meditation under the Full Moon & global retreats to reconnect with each other and with nature.

What do you think about happiness?
I find peace and happiness when I’m able to network/connect, build our community and awaken the concepts of Spirituality & Mind, Body, Spirit Integration healing within the lives of others.

It brings me joy to provide hope and show people the beauty & depth of our human experience through bridging the gap between Science and Spirituality.

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