I began the practice of meditation when I was 18 years old. I attended a meditation class and I was the youngest person in the class. It was in the middle of the day and my arrogance thought this would be a good way to get a good grade and a nap too. Who would know if I were napping or meditating? For 6 weeks I attended the class and napped. Curiously even my arrogance woke up to the others in the group having experiences of inner change. During the last week of the class I tried to meditate and failed miserably because I had zero practice behind me. The teacher in her infinite patience didn’t call on me to recount my experiences during the past 6 weeks, I think because she saw my sudden interest for the first time to what the others were learning. I didn’t meditate for even one minute but I was in the company of those who were aspiring to higher levels of intelligence and peaceful understanding. This failure would ultimately be my good fortune. I would leave the class without any technique but I had been exposed to spiritual evolution. I learned that silence was full of healing potentiality.
I had always had intuitive experiences and in my twenties I would find myself in a situation where I didn’t have any money, employment, husband (divorce, not death) or a car all in a day. But I did have this intuitive ability (uh huh) and a love for the sacred art of Tarot. Oh I know, what a turn off Tarot cards are. Well, not to me. Anything as powerful as Tarot is going to be exploited and misunderstood. This ancient art has been helping me to develop spiritual awareness in others and myself for over 23 years. During that time I’ve sat with thousands of people and I’ve done over 20,000 intuitive counseling sessions. I’ve learned things about the human spirit that I might never have known without the privilege of sitting with people and listening to their incredible stories. I’ve learned that pain is pain regardless of the circumstances. Happiness feels like happiness. We think our pain is unique but loss is loss. Only the circumstances change. People tell me the loss of a child is the very worst sorrow. I’ve seen people drown in sorrow over much less. I’ve learned not to judge the circumstances as to how a person should feel but to respond to the broken heart.
I have always wanted the experience of a deep and profound meditation practice so teaching meditation techniques seemed natural. It’s so true when they say we teach that which we need to learn the most. Of course meditation is self-taught through practicing the techniques.
My life has been graced with the wisdom of many eccentric geniuses, world renown and not so famous psychics, healers, masters and seekers. But my greatest gift has been my continuing education in spirituality put down by the Vedas and embodied by my spiritual Master who resides in India. I’m inviting you to open yourself up to exploring the world of virtues. It’s excitingly mind blowing. Meditating on virtues takes inner strength and determination. I hope you will join me on this quest.