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Article from Quirk magazine.
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 the course of 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.
I am a testament to how the power of love transforms people. For whatever reason, I became aware that LOVE is a state of BEING and was always within me, even when I could barely feel ITS flame. LOVE is what kept me going. Somewhere within me, I knew, ALL IS WELL.
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, use, and cannot stop.
I had a crisis of consciousness, an identity crisis of the soul whereby I could no longer accept my old “self” as true. My whole life was “I”; it had to go, or I would have to continue to live in misery.
Our real issue is Mistaken Identity, not knowing the innate truth of who we really are. ~ Paul Noiles
Scream, cry, and stomp! Do whatever is required to release the deep levels of sadness, but please don’t try to keep it all together because it must crumble so you can experience your true nature: LOVE.
The old identity of pain desperately wants to live, but you must be willing to sit with it for it’s the only way to let go. It does not serve you anymore. Just like I did, you must stand your ground and allow the old self (Mistaken Identity) to die so that your true nature (love) can live.
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.
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." Paul Noiles
I invite all readers to remove the disguise, to further explore that knowing, and to
experience the miracle of who you truly are in deeper, ever-expanding ways. Basically,
I am here as a guide to help you remember your true nature is love, peace and joy.
The Heart of Trauma workshop with Gabor Mate MD
Currently taking Gabor Mate's Compassion Inquiry One Year course with him.
26 years on a journey of awakening
17 years of studying and teaching Meditation
30 fitness/health expert
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A person of long-term recovery.
Author "Mistaken Identity" coming out soon.
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