An interesting view on the quantum mechanics of space-time is that, in the ever-present now, as you shift perspective and consciousness in the present, you not only change your future trajectory, but you also change your past. So by the time you read this my past may have changed a bit LOL!
That said, I’ve always been interested in the mystery of life and the edges of possibility and consciousness. In fact, an astrologer once told me that my chart was so tight that i could pretty much only do one thing in my life, and that was to explore consciousness.
Initiation to the Path of Consciousness
When I was about seven years old, I was so frustrated with life that I went into the backyard and demanded that God tell me why I was on this insane planet because it seemed a waste of my time.
That moment expanded into a full-on merging with what I call Unity or Divine Consciousness, where all sense of my body and identity dissolved and I was one with all that is. The knowing that came with the experience was that I was here to BE that—to BE Infinite Consciousness in a physical body, and to adventure in this life from that state. I’ve endeavored to explain this state in different ways as my experience of it has grown. Currently, I characterize it as the space between the synapses, or the synaptic gap, where one is attuned to the interior spaciousness of your infinite self and the experience of wholeness, rather than thoughts, emotions, sensations, habits, patterns or the external world.
No matter how I characterize it in the moment, that initiatory experience set me on the adventure of being a modern mystic.
I wouldn’t have called it that back then, but there is no better term for the amazing adventure of living from the spacious expansion of consciousness in our very linear modern age.
It would be an understatement to say that my entire life has been a pursuit of expanded consciousness and deepened awareness. As part of the exploration, I’ve played in the professional world as a clinical hypnotherapist, author, yoga & meditation instructor, speaker & coach, among many other things, all with the intention of diving deeper into the mystery of existence and expansion of consciousness.
Travel as a Path to Awareness & Unity Consciousness
I’ve also traveled and lived around the world to experience reality from different angles through different cultures. The magic of travel as an avenue of expanded awareness is that when you immerse yourself in the unfamiliar, it shows you your hidden patterns, identity and assumptions ~ often times with lots of emotional explanation points. The magic of travel as an avenue of awakening to your infinite nature and the experience of unity consciousness is that when your conditioned mind has no idea what to do in an unfamiliar situation (like when trying to find a place to stay late at night in a new city, and with no online access) it is easier to surrender to the spacious synaptic gap and access the limitless possibility of your infinite self and its guidance, wisdom and massive ability to orchestrate serendipity. Once this becomes a natural orientation, there is no going back to operating from habits, patterns or thought ~ at least not for long.
I’ve been blessed to have been an exchange student in Australia; lived and traveled in Europe during college; taught English in Japan, solo traveled backpacker style in China, Russia & the Baltics during the fall of the Soviet Union; traveled through India. Sri Lanka & Nepal for nine months that included volunteering for six weeks at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying in Calcutta; served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea, and traveled through various Pacific islands on the way home.
You need not travel internationally to use culture differences as a pathway to self-awareness. The greatest culture shock I had was when this Southern California suburban girl lived and volunteered for a year in rural Appalachia Pennsylvania.
The modern mystic pursuit of expanding consciousness has taken me to some edgy places and infused in me energies, experiences and ideas that might have me committed if I talked to the wrong person about them. Over the years of working with unity consciousness, I’ve developed practical tools and strategies to meld the mystical with modern life, and I keep tapping consciousness for simple, straightforward ways to understand and expand consciousness in everyday life.
I’ve also been lucky enough to cultivate friendships with people who love to adventure on the edge as much as I do. In our work, and in paying attention to the world, we’ve realized that spontaneous expansion is happening all around, and most people who this is happening to are burgeoning modern mystics who have no one to talk to about it—they think they are having a breakdown as they get pushed to their own edge.
I started the CONVERSATIONS from the EDGE podcast to share my fun, expansive conversations with people and consciousness to show that expansion is not just okay, but that it is the shared experience of a growing number of people.
Eventually, the expansion experience may go mainstream (gasp!) but until then, we modern mystics all play at the edge of our own consciousnesses, and synergistically expand the edge for everyone and re-create the world from the magic of possibility.
If you’re game for inner adventure, take my free EXPAND Your EDGE course HERE
Other Things People Ask…
First…what’s with the hair? I’ve had this buzz cut since January 1. 2000, when I was living in a Papua New Guinean village as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was tired of hair ~ my hair specifically. I have fine hair that feels like spider webs when it flies around my face and no matter how long it is, it won’t stay in a ponytail.
So I decided to cut it, or rather buzz it, with my hubby’s beard trimmer. I’d done it once before in India after a monstrously bad haircut, and really liked it, but had let it grow back when I returned home. On that fateful New Year’s Day, though, I went from shoulder-blade length hair to 1/8 inch, and it’s been that way ever since. I just like it this way. It’s easy, requires no product or chemicals, and takes 10 minutes a week to maintain. Honestly, I think every woman should give it a try at least once in their life to play with any hidden attachment to hair and the identity attachment that comes with it. It’s really freeing, plus, did I mention that it’s super easy?!?!
Second, why don’t I see you all over the place like some consciousness teachers? Well, the same astrologer who said I was zoned in to explore consciousness also said, in a shocked voice, “Wow, you really need a lot of alone time and down time. Like, a whole lot more than anyone I’ve read.”
While I am no longer shy, nor do I shy away from being out in public and talking with anyone who will listen, my introvert nature does require a lot of non-interface time. Over the years I have learned that for me this means that I limit private clients and live events/trainings, and prefer audio conversations to video.
I do a lot of behind the scenes energy work in the world, though; it’s part of my daily play with unity consciousness. And one of the ways I recharge is by sending love out to my community, followers and the world writ large. So you may not see me everywhere but, if you tap in, you may feel the love I am flowing to you. Feel free to flow back, and to our growing community of modern mystics, and out into a world that really needs to feel the love.
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