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The Journey Begins with that First Step in the Direction of Our Dreams
Below is some of my journey, but if you want to get right to what's in it for you, is coaching with me the right approach for you? Click here.
The journey of our awakened life begins when you take that first step in the direction of your dreams. I must admit, I often found myself on major detours, in the woods, in the dark, and crying out for help. I knew I had a path, but couldn't always find my way.
I spent many years trying on other people's ideas of who I was or what I should do, but never really listened to my own inner wisdom. I walked eyes wide open, into two marriages that I ultimately was not equipped to sustain, and finally walked out of both of them. I tried a career as a real estate broker, ran a small office and enjoyed a good income as a single mother of two children. BUT.
The proverbial BUT. We all have this BUT....BUT I was really not happy, not feeling fulfilled in my calling, not in any sort of healthy intimate relationship. By most standards I HAD IT ALL, so what was wrong with me? At one point after my second divorce, I took a look inside and saw my No. 1 destructive coping strategy, i.e. Chardonnay! This awareness finally got me in recovery and from there my life began to turn around and I began to turn within. Not drinking meant no more numbing out to my feelings. It also meant I needed to find some new friends and ways to amuse myself as a young mother of two. I took up ballroom dancing!
The inner urge for something different
My small real estate company was doing fine and I was earning a good living, but I had this inner urge to quit and go to work in the Unity church office for $10 an hour! A ludicrous thought at best (according to my then accountant I had lost my mind). But this is just what I did! One $1Million house sold, and I quit! This new job for very little pay was to be the right and perfect next step for me. From there I began a deep journey of self-discovery. I read every self-help and spiritual help book I could find. I sought out psychics, pulled angel cards, went to tarot readings, became a Reiki practitioner, and ultimately found a place inside myself that felt so very real and comfortable and alive!
As I continued this deepening path I found myself longing to teach and share
As I continued this deepening path I found myself longing to teach and share the lessons and grace I had found, and soon was on my way to becoming a Licensed Spiritual Teacher in the New Thought Unity tradition. In the mid-1990s I ended up as a Fundraiser. Hired as the Development Director and Capital Campaign Director for several large Bay Area churches and started designing spiritual growth programs, and curriculum for spiritual and personal study. I was good at it and I loved the positive results that people shared with me. I had found a niche that suited my love of life and my spiritual quest to know the Divine in a deeper way. At that time I founded SpiritMatters and supported hundreds of churches over the years with my 7-week spiritual growth programs.
Eventually, I got the call
Eventually, I got the call to start my own church in Berkeley, California, and from 2000 to 2011 that was my work: full-time Founding Minster of Unity of Berkeley. Wanting to expand and continue my education, I enrolled in a Doctoral Program with Matthew Fox, the renegade priest who founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, now Ubiquity University. The curriculum was the Reinvention of Work and focused on the many paths to God and the deep cultural and spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples. I was awakened beyond my former spiritual boundaries. From that work I traveled and came to discover the underlying connections in the many wisdom traditions. This was my window into the world of Oneness.
A friend's trip to India changed my trajectory drastically
A friend's trip to India changed my trajectory drastically in 2005 and I began to have many experiences and ever more profound shifts in my consciousness as a result of attending courses in India at the Oneness University. Since that time I have been back 20 times and will go after covid lifts in 2022. As I took on more responsibility for teaching in the states and became initiated to give a powerful transmission through my eyes, the Oneness Meditation online. I was asked to travel around the country. This expanded my community and my worldview even more. I grew to have friends all over the globe and our differences began to fade. It has been this amazing work in Oneness that has launched my coaching practice and taken me beyond my earlier work as a spiritual counselor. Coaching is a commitment to transformation, not a one-stop repair shop.
I am passionate in my intention to support more and more women on the journey to happily ever after
Ancient teachings have become modern everyday experiences, meditation and prayer have become a way of life, deep processes that open the mind to new awareness take us where we have never been in consciousness. The time is now. We must never go back to the old ways of judgment, comparison, competition, and the suffering that comes from our sense of separation from one another, from ourselves, and from our highest most sacred connection.
Are you a warrior women feeling the call to grow and live more fully?
If you are ready to make the journey you will feel the call, the urge, the divine discontent. It is unstoppable. You are a feminine warrior and the world needs you now. So what are you waiting for? If this is you, let's have a Jumpstart session and see if you are ready to do the warrior's work with me. I am here to support you completely and help you live your one most amazing life, in technicolor, happily ever after. Here is the calendar link, sign up for a Complimentary Jumpstart Session, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a convenient time.
BA: Boston University,
Le Sorbonne: Paris, France
Masters work in Environmental Land Use Planning, Univ. of Rhode Island,
Doctorate in Ministry, The Reinvention of Work, Wisdom University
Special Training and Experience:
CA Real Estate Broker 1990
Licensed Spiritual Teacher Unity 1995
Facilitation Trainer 1993
President, SpiritMatter Spiritual Growth Programs 1999
Ordained Unity Minister 2006
Doctorate in Ministry, inteh Reinvention of Work 2006
Senior Minister, Unity of Berkeley, 2001-2011
Advanced Oneness Trainer, Oneness University, India
Oneness Meditator, Sacred Chamber Facilitator
Podcast Host: Relationship Fix - 2018
Hospice Volunteer, Continuum Hospice
Over 20 trips and courses in India 2006 - present
One Consciousness Transformer, O&O Academy, India
Ballroom dancer, super grandmother, great cook
Oneness Program Internet Radio- 24/7 online interviews hosted by me
Author: Chapter 10 in The Ultimate Guide to Self Healing VOL. 5 - out on Amazon Dec. 14th