How I discovered my true nature.
Life is a journey, not a destination. ~ from the song “Amazing” by Aerosmith
My Life was and continues to be, a journey of awakening. If you are reading this, chances are you are ready to start this journey for yourself. Whoever you are, the unadorned truth of human existence is that there is no destination. Had I believed there was such a thing and focused exclusively on it, I would not be alive today.
So many times, during my miserable, addictive life, it felt like I'd reached the end, and I wanted to give up, but somehow, I didn't. To this day, it blows my mind not only that I survived but that I am now thriving.
I had a powerful awakening of consciousness and became aware that LOVE is my true state of BEING and was always within, even when I could barely feel ITS flame. LOVE is what kept me going. Somewhere within me, I knew, ALL IS WELL.
"All Addictions Come Out of Pain.
All Recovery Comes Out of Love."
Trust me; spiritual awakening is not for the faint of heart. Everything must fall apart before things can change. It is the way of nature. Old patterns, perceptions, beliefs, fears, thoughts, emotions, and ideas need to collapse because they are the real reasons we suffer, develop addictions and other negative behaviours, and not change.
"Our real issue is Mistaken Identity, not knowing the innate truth of who we really are."
I had a crisis of consciousness, an identity crisis of the soul whereby I could no longer accept my old "self." However, my old identity desperately wanted to live, but I had to be willing to sit with my pain without self-medicating; it's the only way through. I had to stand my ground and allow the old self (Mistaken Identity) to die so that my true nature (LOVE) could live.
We can scream, cry, and stomp but don't try to keep it all together because our old self must crumble so we can experience our true nature: LOVE.
Remember: There is nothing to fix. There is nothing to change. Just allow the identity crisis to arise from its darkness, and the awakening will unfold.
"Those who have been to the darkest places will experience an equal, opposite LIGHT when they finally recover. It is not personal, it’s Newton’s third law of physics: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
I invite all readers to remove the disguise, to further explore that knowing, and to experience the miracle of who you are in deeper, ever-expanding ways.
Don't give up on your glorious opportunity to finally wake up and know that you are enough and will always be enough because you are already the LIGHT you seek.
I am here as a guide to help you remember your authentic self and get in touch with your true essence of love, peace, and joy.
Trained in CI - Compassion Inquiry - Gabor Mate MD, One Year Intensive Course for therapists. Which covers healing of trauma, grief, addictions, and other issues.
The Heart of Trauma workshop with Gabor Mate MD
Suicide Intervention and Prevention.
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy DBT Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
17 years of studying and teaching Meditation
30 years fitness/health expert
First Aid and CPR
A person of long-term recovery.
Author "Mistaken Identity - The Sacred Journey from Addiction to Awakening.
Director of Health/Wellness and Marketing at Two Treatment Centres
Been on a spiritual awakening for 26 years
Facilitator of the Family Program, Aftercare and Continuing Care Programs at Treatment Centre
Worked for four well known Treatment Centres.
“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them … That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.”~ Dr. Gabor Maté