My spiritual path started in earnest when I was 9 years old. Which would be about 1975 or so. I was fascinated by ESP, pyramids, visualization, meditation, and who knows what else.
Around the age of 10 I took a trip to Germany with my mother. At a book store in Munich I begged her to buy me a copy of one of Carlos Casteneda’s books. When I got home from the trip I read all of his books and began practicing exercises he recommended. A year and a half later I could lucid dream and see my hands in my dreams. When I would meditate in bed I could intend myself to feel my body floating, spinning, and tumbling.
Over the years I continued developing and exploring meditation. It wasn’t until I was about 30 years old when a big shift hit me. I started to spend a lot of time outdoors. Being present in nature as well as exploring with all my senses. Which is when the big dreams and visions began. From seeing dimensional splits in the the sky, looking back into time, seeing 9/11 3 years prior and being present with one of the passengers on a doomed flight on 9/11, and on and on.
In 2001, while at a fundraising weekend with a handful of billionaires, a Lakota elder and spiritual mentor of mine, and assorted multimillionaires, I had an experience of deep personal grief. Every 18 months or so my world is turned upside down causing rapid and sometimes painful growth.
Standing in a clearing in the hills near Half Moon Bay in California I placed the grief into the Earth. The Earth sent a wave of energy through my body that caused all the birds in the trees ringing the clearing to scream. I couldn’t move. When I finally was able to head back to the house I was staying at my body and especially my hands were covered with a blanket of energy a foot thick. A friend could see rainbows coming off my fingertips in his peripheral vision. That day was what I call my Initiation. And I’ve spent the years since then exploring how to cultivate and use the energy that flows through and connects all of us.
Currently, I am training in Transpersonal Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/NLP through Jack Elias of the Institute for Therapeutic Learning in Seattle, WA. Should be ready to work with hypnotherapy clients by the end of winter 2015!