I am a husband and this year my wife and I will celebrate our 48th anniversary.
Our relationship has been a very important part of my personal and spiritual
growth. We have two grown sons whom we cherish and have also been a critical
part of my journey.
I have always had a strong service ethic and worked in the public health/mental
health /alcohol & drug field for over 30 years. During the last 22 years of my
public service carrier I was responsible for developing and managing mental
health and/or alcohol & drug systems of care. Following my retirement from
public service in 2004 I began the formally establishment of the services that are
reflected in this web site.
I have had the awareness, since about the age of 30, that unknown spiritual
forces have guided me. I assumed it was “God” but had no sense of a
relationship outside of a retrospective awareness that my life’s path did not seem
random or accidental. I have always been successful by others standards both in
my work as a clinician and as a human services manger. One of my gifts is the
ability to take ideas and manifest them in the form of human service programs
and services. I am able to bring people together to forge a common vision and
mobilize their energy towards common goals. As a clinician I had insight into my
client’s emotional workings. Looking back I know that these were expressions
of my intuitive abilities. However, for much of my life these abilities were
masked by an intellect and personal fears/doubts that kept me shrouded from the
experience of my spirit.
What I call my spiritual awakening started about 20 years ago when I was
introduced to the work of Caroline Myss (resource link). Her work resonated
with me in a very profound way. I was raised Catholic but had abandoned much
of the teaching of the church in early adulthood, viewing organized religion as
oppressive and focused on the negative. Caroline’s work drew much on the
spiritual traditions of the Catholic Church as well as eastern traditions (which
had always intrigued me) and gave me new perspectives on the nature of my
spirit, spiritual laws, and how to understand my life experiences from a spiritual
perspective. Her work on sacred contracts was most profound and it was through
self-study on my own archetypes (with the help of her book “Sacred Contracts”)
that I came to the realization that the pain I felt in my life was of my own
making. This awareness brought much healing and transformation for me
personally and in my relationship with my wife.
The next significant influence in my spiritual healing and transformation was the
best selling author and psychic Sonia Choquette, PhD (resource link) It is no
coincidence that I was introduced to Sonia when she was a guest speaker at a
Caroline Myss workshop. I was so impressed with Sonia that I took her one-day
workshop the next day. While Carolyn’s work mostly resonated with my higher
intellect, Sonia’s work opened me to the experience of my heart. I went on to
study and train with Sonia and completed her professional Level I and II Six
Sensory Certification program.
Fifteen years ago while my wife and I were in Arizona, at one of Sonia’s intensive
workshops, I had a mystical experience which awoke my intuitive abilities and
brought to my awareness the Native American roots to my own spirituality. Upon
returning home I sought out and began a year long mentor ship with a spiritual
teacher and medicine women, Michele Field (resource link). Michele helped me
in exploring/developing/understanding my intuitive gifts, my relationship with my
spirit guides, and how to manage the new energy I was experiencing.
As my intuitive gifts began to more fully manifest, I became aware of a calling to
return to clinical work and more specifically a desire to help others in uncovering
their intuitive gifts and living their true purpose. My work with Michele
ultimately lead me to The Alchemy Institute of Healing Arts in Santa Rosa
California (resource link) and the Alchemy Institute in the Pyrenees, France
(resource link) where I completed 350 hours of course work/training and
achieved my advanced certification as an Alchemical Hypnotherapist.
In 2005 I was introduced to A Course In Miracles and became an ardent student.
Along with a friend we started ACIM study group which continues to this day.
This path ultimately led me to completing course work from and ordination threw
Pathway of Light whose philosophy and curriculum is based on ACIM.