If you live long enough, if you “follow your bliss,” as Joseph Campbell advised, and if your bliss changes over the years, then you’ll likely wear a closet full of hats in your lifetime. This has certainly been true for me. After a brief stint as a travel agent in the deep south, I moved to California and went from fledgling singer/songwriter in my early years, to ad exec and production company CEO for the next profitable twenty. Then, in my late forties, I switched gears to writing and the study of the subconscious. I went to school for hypnotherapy and guided imagery, taught and worked as a hypnotherapist for several years, then became passionately devoted to the intersection of creativity and personal, spiritual evolution, which I realize now was always my “bliss.” This is now what I teach.
The most constant hat I’ve worn, however, the one I’ve never removed throughout my six decades and counting, is that of SEEKER. Those words of Jesus, “Seek and ye shall find,” were from my youth a calling, a challenge, and quite often a rock in my shoe.
But somewhere along the way (in my early fifties, I think), I had the epiphany that I was not only a seeker but a FINDER as well! That moment was paradigm-changing. It was as if I grew up all at once. I realized that all those years of seeking had yielded a wealth of wisdom and heart-knowing that needed to be SHARED.
You’ll see in the variety of my posts that this is not a site committed to a singular spiritual point of view. My seeking has been heart-led, and one of my discoveries is that the heart is naturally unboundaried, if we allow it. The heart will literally sing YES! to us in the presence of truth, and it will point out cultural, religious and philosophical common denominators, rather than differences. The most important, the most profound of these common denominators, of course, is LOVE. The heart seems to have a magnet in it that pulls us toward communion, connection, and compassion, if we keep the channel clear. But, oh how skilled we are at clogging up the channel! So it is to these I am dedicated, to the best of my ability: surrendering to the pull of love, and working daily at keeping the channel clear.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is this one by Ram Dass: “We are all just walking each other home.” Isn’t that great? Let’s walk together!