What ups and downs, twists and turns I have experienced in my life! From an early age, I sensed strongly that there is a deeper reality to life than appears on the surface. I tried many, many ways to find that deeper reality, but for so long it eluded me. Along the way, I’ve experienced lots of highs, but also so many difficulties and frustrations — in my varied working life, in my personal relationships, in my finances and in my efforts to find Truth, peace and contentment. Perhaps you can identify with some of those difficulties and frustrations?
For more than four decades, I delved deeply into educational philosophy and psychology; old wisdom and new science; reports of higher consciousness; and a wide range of personal development, holistic wellness and spiritual awareness practices.
As I experienced all the ups and downs of my personal life, my working life was quite varied, but mostly in education. I had many different roles in that field, most of them seeking to promote education of the whole person for the “real world”. My PhD thesis was titled “Investing in Intelligence: An Inquiry into Educational Paradigm Change”.
I came to see that in our world we are generally making some deeply flawed assumptions about knowledge, human nature and quality of life. In 2006, I resigned from a two-year stint in academia in order to focus on unlearning my education and other conditioning.
Throughout 2017 and 2018, I was very focused on living the insights and practices I describe in my book Spiritual Awakening Made Simple, and I experienced major changes in my consciousness and way of being in the world. In September of 2018, my spiritual awakening began in earnest with a beautiful dream followed by energy flows through my body.
Through my Personal Freedom Counselling, personality type readings, and coaching for a beautiful life (face-to-face and via Zoom), my writings, online courses, online videos (on YouTube and Insight Timer) and live talks, I help others to dissolve troubling thoughts and emotions, clear away the mist of the conditioned mind and awaken to their true nature as the peace-filled observing awareness beyond the mind. Occasionally, I speak to groups and podcasters about how, contrary to popular belief and experience, living a beautiful life through spiritual awakening is both natural and achievable.