Dr. Sue Morter answers the question:

What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?


Blessings. Namaste. Thank you so much for this question. It is a lovely thing to visit the nicest thing that someone has ever done for me who was not a family member.

The first thing that popped into my heart was a story about me being in high school, and it might not have seemed like a big thing that this person did, but it truly changed my life.

So let me just give you a little backstory. I was incredibly shy and painfully shy and intimidated in life. I didn't like people to speak to me. I hid behind my mother's skirt when I was a kid. I slept on the floor of my closet because there was only one direction I had to look at night, and I was just frightened all the time. I was intimidated to engage in life. And so here I was.

And then my senior year in high school, I was trying to overcome all of this by the time I was in the ninth and the 10th and the 11th grade, and pushed myself to do things and participate in school. And so I tried to do things. I became involved in student council and cheerleading, and all kinds of things like that. But inside I was in terrible pain. Then my senior year in high school, my parents moved to St. Louis because my father became the president of the Chiropractic College that he had graduated from, and so we moved to St. Louis.

So now I'm in a new city, big city from living in a small town and just totally intimidated. So I was just going to school and trying to fit in, and trying to participate and show up and do the right thing and just make my way in the world, and maybe you can relate to that. But I was just doing my thing, studying like you do. I wasn't inspired, I wasn't looking to the future. Here, it's my senior year and people were applying to colleges and getting very excited about what was next in life, and I was just flat-lining, and it was just a very intimidating time in my life.

My science teacher took note one day and she walked over to me, class was ending and the bell rang and people were getting up, gathering their books and walking out of the room, and I was just slowly doing the same thing. She came over and just tapped me on the shoulder and she said, "Sue, I'd love to just talk to you for a minute." And it freaked me out, of course, there's this teacher doing this. And so I was like, okay, and she said, "You're brilliant, and you always write the most amazing things in the tests that we have and I was talking to the creative writing teacher that you also are a student of in another class, and we were just talking about all this stuff that comes out of you that's really phenomenal. And I don't see you really inspired to go do something with that. And I just want to encourage you to take note that you have something, and you really need to honor that." And so encouraged me.

So I started applying to colleges. Again, I didn't really know what I was doing, but I felt like, Wow, somebody believes in me. So my parents believed in me and they were phenomenal individuals, brilliant people and kind and compassionate people, but they were traveling all the time. My father was traveling and teaching seminars all the time. So they weren't around to have this direct inspired influence. And they were very self-motivated and inspired people when they were my age, and so it didn't occur to them that they needed to be pushing that or corralling it or guiding it in some way.

So here was this science teacher who took me aside and just said, "Don't waste this. Let you be you in whatever form it can take." And so I applied to some colleges and got scholarships, and I was off to the races. And I've never forgotten that moment. And it was just what popped in the moment that this question was asked of me. And to her, she might've thought it was not a big deal. She probably has that conversation with multiple people in the course of a year or two.

And so in this moment, it might've just even been something sweet that she did that day, and then she went on, but it changed my life. It truly changed my life even though I had amazing role models. And I had the opportunity to grow up inside of a quantum science-energy medicine household. But inside of me, I was in pain and I wasn't finding me, and someone outside of my world that just noticed from afar, tapped me on the shoulder and said, "I believe in you."

So perhaps this might even spark something in you to notice when you notice that someone has potential and you see it, and maybe they're not seeing it, and that you just say it out loud. She came all the way across the room to catch me before I left and she made that effort and she might've just as easily not. And yet in that single, probably 2-minute conversation, I course-corrected and I shifted in my intention and I started to allow a fire inside of me to matter.

And so maybe it would inspire you to know about that and to pass that on. I certainly am paying that forward with my life now, and I love the idea of being able to inspire people, and I love what it feels like when someone taps us on the shoulder. And so, yes, thank you. Sue Fromoth is her name. No longer on the planet, but a blessing in my life and so she lives forever.

So blessings to you all. I hope that you can think of the best thing that someone has ever done in your life and allow that gratitude and appreciation to flood into your system and be an awakening aspect to your purpose on the planet. Much love to you all. Namaste.

Dr. Sue Morter, an international speaker, master of bioenergetic theory, and quantum field visionary, utilizes the embodiment of high-frequency energy patterns to activate full human potential. Through her seminars, retreats, and presentations, she illuminates the relationship of quantum science and energy medicine — elevating human consciousness into life mastery.

Dr. Sue is the #1 bestselling LA Times author of The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life. Throughout The Energy Codes, Dr. Sue provides techniques to activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in the body, empower hidden potential, and become one’s true, essential self. 

She’s the founder and creator of the globally taught coursework, The Energy Codes®, a multilevel body of work on personal and spiritual development. Dr. Sue also created the BodyAwake® RYT 200 Certified Yoga Program and is co-creator of the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.). She has served on professional licensing boards, providing guidance to healthcare practitioners on integrative approaches to healthcare leadership.

Dr. Sue is also adjunct faculty at two medical schools at Michigan State University, an AAU school classified as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Dr. Sue is the host of Gaia TV’s Healing Matrix, and co-host of Your Year of Miracles lifestyle training. Dr. Sue is E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 certified in Yoga Instruction, and was recently recognized for her outstanding achievements as an honored member of the Transformational Leadership Council.

In addition to founding Morter HealthCenter in 1987, she is the founder and visionary of the Morter Institute for Bio-Energetics, an organization committed to teaching individuals self-healing techniques with an inner wisdom-based approach to life based on quantum science and higher consciousness. With three distinct schools representing the unification of mind, body, and spirit — the School of Energy Medicine, School of BodyAwake® Yoga, and School for Higher Consciousness and Personal Development — Dr. Sue provides tools and avenues to empower the global community to discover and embody a joyful, inspired life, lived from the true, Soulful Self.

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This article appears in: 2020 Catalyst, Issue 26: Winter Solstice Fest