More important than book learning, however, is the fact that my work stems from what I have personally, directly experienced along my own psycho-spiritual journey.
Upon relocating to the West Coast after graduate school, I became steeped in the work of Wilhelm Reich, a student of Freud. At that time, I was a very intellectual or “mentally focused” young man who was very out of touch with his emotions. It was through Reichian Breath work that I first began the process of discovering my feelings. A process of purification, integration and healing began.
I next discovered Science of Mind, (SOM), the Law of Cause and Effect and the power of using thought to create our experiences. I learned to change my thinking from that of a victim and, as a result, changed my life to one of much greater empowerment and abundance. My studies led naturally to licensure as a SOM Practitioner, and I engaged in that form of spiritual counseling for over 15 years on a part-time basis. I also taught Psychology part-time at East Los Angeles Community College.
In 1999, I met my Satguru, my “final” Spiritual Teacher. It was through his grace that I had the direct experience of awakening to the true Self that we all are and discovered the possibility of ending personal suffering in this lifetime. My counseling work is very much rooted in extending the invitation and offering the gift that I received from my Teacher.
My full time career of 30 years, from which I’ve retired, was with the Federal government. For the majority of that career I was engaged in human rights, supervising government attorneys who were charged with determining who could be granted political asylum in the United States as a result of having experienced persecution in their native country. That career facilitated my visiting many foreign lands and experiencing very different cultures.