Phew! 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?
After formal and informal investigations into so many different ideas, experiences and organisations, I eventually came to see that in our world we are generally making some deeply flawed assumptions about life, knowledge and human nature. And it is those conditioned assumptions that take away our peace. In 2006, I resigned from a two-year stint in academia in order to focus on unlearning my education and other conditioning, and on awakening the fuller functioning that I had come to see so clearly is possible and desirable.
I have recently experienced major changes in my consciousness and way of being in the world. Throughout 2017 and 2018, I was very focused on living the insights and practices I describe in my book Spiritual Awakening Made Simple. During 2018, life had me in a period of relative retreat from the world, and I experienced a flood of dreams about my spiritual awakening and about soon assisting others with awakening. In September of 2018, my spiritual awakening began in earnest with a beautiful dream followed by energy flows through my body.
Through my writings, talks and 1-on-1 support via Skype and Zoom, I now help others to clear away the mist of the conditioned mind and awaken to their true nature as the peace-filled observing awareness beyond the mind. I speak to groups, podcasters and radio interviewers about how, contrary to popular belief and experience, spiritual awakening is both natural and achievable.