I was born in Chicago, Illinois in November of 1958. That makes me a Scorpio: a lover of all things hidden, and passionate about life.
Like most children, I had spiritual experiences that society taught me to disregard by the time I was an adult. My parents were not inspired to teach me any particular dogmatic beliefs, but answered my questions objectively when I asked about religion.
I went on with my adult life, as most people do, experiencing the human spectrums of love and heartbreak; career success and failure; abundant life and emotional loss; riches and poverty; family joy and household strife, all the while making the usual mistakes and gaining new insights along the way.
However, the spiritual world was not about to let me forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Throughout my adult life, I’ve had what I like to call “taps
on the shoulder” that I would later understand to be calls to fully examine the nature of the world we live in, and the nature of human potential.
I went on a quest to investigate the cause of these rather unusual experiences. I had a burning desire to find out if it was just my brain playing tricks on me, or if I really was experiencing metaphysical communication from “beyond the veil.”
I searched out the believers and the skeptics, and considered each point of view. I weighed all the facts that could be known, against my own experiences, and how those experiences affected the quality of my life.
The conclusions I came to were clear to me: We are more than our physical bodies. Our authentic selves extend beyond our skin. Energy does not die, and neither do we, nor does love for that matter. Guidance is available from a loving, benevolent source, that helps us reach our full human potential — physically, intellectually and spiritually. The source is known by many names: God, Goddess, Christ, Allah, Buddha, Grandfather Sky, or simply All That Is. All that source asks in return, is our honest commitment and dedication to doing the best we can.
Once I was fairly sure that there was a higher intelligence available to aid us, I sent out a prayer that basically said, “I know people ask you for things both tangible and non-tangible. You must be swamped with work. I’m going to be different. I’m not going to ask you to do something for me, I’m going to ask you to give me some of your work to do.”
To make a long story short, things started happening for me. I met people who had abundant spiritual wisdom and knowledge to offer. Opportunities opened up for me, where none had been before. I found myself helping other people, with the knowledge I already had, but didn’t realize was valuable to others. After a long and winding path, that prayer has led me here.
As a life-long student of Energy, I am certified as a Reiki I Practitioner in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki method. I have studied various metaphysical, mystical and spiritual wisdom traditions for 26 years. I also have more than 25 years experience in the Corporate world, with specialized training in Leadership Methods, Team Building, Total Quality Management, Conflict Resolution, and Interpersonal Communication Skills. In 2000, I founded FriendsCommunities.org, a free online metaphysical community which has been featured on a television show that was syndicated world-wide and in print in several publications, and currently has over 12,000 members.