I consciously discovered this question ‘Who Am I?’ at a point in my life where I had successfully completed studies, had several good work opportunities, a large circle of friends, owned my own house – yet ultimately I felt afraid, not happy, and very unsure about what I was supposed to be doing in life. I distinctly remember sitting in nature on a rock and deciding that my first step was to find ‘me’. I was 25 years of age. Little did I know that this question would begin a journey that would lead me around the world – metaphorically and literally! This exploration has led me to work with and alongside several respected teachers, to live in different countries and to have many varied experiences. Through self-exploration I began to see my covered-up hurts, my unconscious behaviour patterns, limiting beliefs, fears and more importantly, uncovered my strengths, passions, my aliveness, and the ability to integrate these understandings and to truly live my life. I now experience myself with an easy feeling inside. Laughter and gratefulness are frequent companions. I experience a sense of open possibility for what else can unfold in my life, alongside an inclusion of a feeling of vulnerability that arises from my human experience. As an outgrowth of my personal self-discovery I realised that I could share my insights and experiences with other people interested in finding ‘who they really are.’ I have come to understand that we all can truly 'see' more than we generally believe. To me, this is simple fact. We are naturally born with much more than we are educated to understand, especially from a western educated perspective. We each have within us the spark of unlimited potential. As we embrace and engage this naturally inherent gift our life situations can evolve in ways we never imagined. Because of some experiences in my teenage years, I chose to explore the area of psychic ability and intuition with various teachers both spiritual and mainstream, including indigenous elders. I sought to understand the phenomena, and the more general theme question of ‘what is intuition?’ I realised that intuition has been my gateway to uncover natural truths that are available to all of us, all the time. Now I share simple truths and exercises for others to practice to expand more into their own natural birthright. The skills I share are mediated by my business and science background which allows me to bridge the worlds of the ancient and the modern. Meditation and self-inquiry have been powerful tools on my own path and form the basis of what I offer. Since 1995 I have been sharing my experiences and understandings in residential retreats and classes, as well as in one-on-one counselling sessions.
In recent years I have expanded my own exploration through combining intuition development with social responsibility: what can I/we contribute to my/our world community? This has illuminated a much broader view of the impact that an individual can have on his or her community. I have come to understand what compassion means and to see the natural effect of healing and opening through the power of simple presence. I have matured into the understanding that as I see more, there is a natural feling of responsibility to care for my fellow travellers, in all aspects of life. My practical life skills, combined with my developed intuitive abilities, give me a unique perspective and opportunity to be of service in various ways. If we are to contribute to a more balanced and harmonious society, this will need to include practical aspects of how we can live in economic and social harmony with each other and with our environment.
Looking into the future, I consider that I am still uncovering more depth and intimacy in my own human experience. Personally I have the belief that it is a never-ending journey! Through sharing my own experiences and being with people in individual sessions, classes and retreats, and in various life environments, I continue to expand my own conscious awareness. My passion is to support other people to deeply understand who they are. I cannot tell you who you are, only you can experience this truth. I can, however, share my experiences and what has worked in my own life as potential tools for you to find your own truth.