I am a modern mystic, spiritual writer, singer-songwriter, highly intuitive vegan, introvert, hermit, minimalist, and live with my husband spending my time in solitude.
A modern mystic is down to earth and realistic thus their feet are planted on earth, and their heart embraces soul and spirit. I have been on a spiritual path for 36 years since experiencing a spiritual awakening in 1985, at the age of 27. In 2019, I retired from mentoring. I write to help awaken people to their true selves. I have a background in nursing, fitness, spiritual healing, flower-crystal manufacturing, massage therapy and 25 years professional soul mentoring. I have also been a singer-songwriter since 2000.
My philosophy is simple, Live the life your soul wants. Religion is not spirituality. Religion is a set of rules and dogma which separate one from spirituality. Those who believe religion is being spiritual are extremely limited to experiencing spirituality as a free spirit. Being spiritual requires one to be flexible, and is a state of consciousness, which shines through in how we meet the world, it's a way of the heart. Although challenging, a spiritual life flows more easily with right balance and simplicity.
I met my spiritual teacher Ananda Tara Shan in 1994. Ananda passed to the inner levels in 2002. I have continued to work with and keep Ananda and her teachings close to my heart. Through 25 years in mentoring others, I have helped many understand themselves through connecting to their own inner wisdom. The more people who connect to the heart contribute to the collective heart consciousness that heals the self, earth and humanity.
I do not tell all the details of my back story, as I have little use for it. It is like it was someone else’s story not mine, thus its not who I am. However, in brief I experienced a spiritual awakening following 3 life changing tragedies in the same year, when I was 27 years old. I am now 63 years old, so this is a long time ago. I have had plenty of time to transmute all the emotions associated with it, thus I have evolved, and are at peace with my past.
Before my awakening I was suicidal, and suffered with PTSD, anxiety and more. After awakening nothing looked the same. I walked away from people, things and places that no longer made any sense. I felt closer to my true self than I ever had before. To cut a long story short, I continued my nursing career and later became a mentor, healer, and singer-songwriter. I wrote my first song after learning to play guitar for just one week. Once these new purposes were awakened, they flowed naturally.
When we start to experience our true selves many issues start to fall away and are seen for the illusions they are. Some will need many lives of personal growth before they are ready for spiritual growth, so they work with their personality growth and development. From there they may start opening their hearts to their soul when they realise they are not who they thought they were.
There are so many people that believe they have had a spiritual awakening when they have yet to experience it. The actions following what they believe to be an awakening did not align with what that really is. What they had is a life transition which we all experience in life, but life transitions are not an awakening to the true self.
After an awakening values and beliefs are not based on life experiences, but rather they are based on inner truth. Experiencing a spiritual awakening starts to make understanding of the true self much clearer. It is an initiation into soul awareness. The journey that follows, lives in that awareness, as the true self continues to reveal itself, thus an awakening is only the beginning of that journey.
Until inner truth is experienced, the soul is not experienced. People must get out of their heads and align with their hearts to start experiencing inner truth. An awakening is the doorway too the inner world where we begin to meet our true selves.