WHO AM I AND WHAT DO I DO?
The very short answer is, I am an interfaith minister, spiritual counselor, writer, speaker and joyful advocate for positive transformation in our world. A more detailed answer to what I do is found below under SERVICES OFFERED.
I am, as are you, in this world to be both a teacher and a student. Our life on earth is our spiritual school. Our difficulties are our lesson plans. If you and I are called to meet each other here, then we will together, in a confidential atmosphere of love and caring, learn new lessons, teach one another our own unique truths, create beautiful new possibilities and open ourselves to the joy and wonder of who we truly are. We will both become new and continually refreshed on an ongoing ever enlarging, and constantly healing spiritual path.
The information below is presented so you may know more about the spiritual perspective I bring to the services I offer and begin to know whether or not the spiritual counseling path I offer is right for you.
I live the Truth that when the heart is open and
receptive, the universe opens the right
door at the right time in the right place, and
the right people show up in our schoolhouse.
In joyful loving-kindness I am open to the right
and perfect Divine encounters. I affirm that
you will be an incredible blessing in my life
and I in yours. I know exceptional experiences
are possible as together we prayerfully open ourselves
to the Divine Presence alive within us.
I generally resist the idea of placing people into categories, but I will say that spiritually there are two "categories" which seem appropriate placements for me. First, as I began opening to the awareness of Divine Presence acting in my life, I found myself called to what is generally referred to as New Thought Christianity. This path immediately spoke to me at a very deep level, and is an essential part of my spiritual perspective. I pursue my spiritual path in the Unity Movement.
Second, I am an interfaith minister. As part of the interfaith movement I believe that there are many paths to God (or whatever word one uses for the Divine), but we all seek the same God. Two common principles of New Thought and the interfaith movement are that there are many paths to God and all paths are worthy of respect, and that we are all One in God.
The following are words from different spiritual paths from around the world and spanning thousands of years. Together they express a universal and ancient wisdom that illuminates the pathway for all that I do in my ministry.
The starting point of all of my counseling and workshops is to begin in each person's life to open them to this pathway. The pathway is the Truth of the wonder-working power of unconditional Love:
"If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,
Whether in their presence or absence,
see only their good.
If you want to be as clear and refreshing as
the breath of the morning breeze,
like the sun have nothing but warmth and light for everyone."
Sufi mystic Abu- Said Abul-Khayr
"To him in whom love dwells the whole world is but one family."
"Spiritual love . . . recognizes all personality weaknesses and failings, but dismisses them as unimportant in contrast with the shinning warmth of the inner self."
Psychic, J. Weed
"Love said to me
there is nothing that is not me.
Sufi mystic Rumi
"Offer love and let love do what it will."
"All you need is love,
all together now.
All you need is love,
Love is all you need."
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"Each of us can make a difference . . . when love and forgiveness and everything we think, say and do are our gifts of love to everyone."
from A Mini Course for Life by Gerald Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione
MY LIFE'S MISSION STATEMENT
To be of service.
To put aside all differences and focus only on our common ground.
To live and promote by example positiveness and enthusiasm in life at all times.
To offer only Love and let Love do what it will, in the certain knowing that Unconditional Love always exceeds expectations.
To live by 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in all circumstances give thanks."
To live balance, harmony and wholeness as the Truth of my being.
To live the continual awareness of the Oneness of all that exists.
It would be my great pleasure in loving coordination with you to develop from your own inner spiritual wisdom a mission statement for your life.
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