My present-day healing practice is a blend of wisdom traditions that I have put together over the last six decades. They all somehow expose and celebrate the knowing that life experienced through innocent, unfiltered eyes is spontaneous, peaceful, and easily accessible (simple). They are – Non-dualism (direct inquiry into the core nature of reality), Classical Shamanism (maneuvering through the unknown and engaging with spirit guides), a blend of Zen and Shamanic Meditation (Just Watching), and devotion-driven Hindu Mysticism (Openly acknowledging and celebrating our unified Self). My commitment is to assist you in identifying and dropping long-held beliefs and expectations; they always filter our view of reality. Currently, I live and work at The Two Eagles, Horse & Wolf Retreat Center in Tucson, Arizona, where I gratefully share. my love of the Sonoran Desert with the local flora and fauna.
I am a spiritual teacher, counselor, and retreat guide that assists with identifying and changing long-held limiting beliefs that cloud an unobstructed view of the eternal nature of reality, right in plain view. Primarily, my responsibility is to offer guidance and direction to people like me that have had intimate and unforgettable encounters with the vast stillness of the unknown, only to let that truth slip away under the weight of viewing life through a veil of unexplored beliefs, and conditional expectations. The bottom line is that we are all responsible for our own experience of life. How life appears is directly determined by how we choose to see and experience it. Now is the perfect time to reopen to an unfiltered view of Self and Reality.
To go on a retreat requires that you set aside time for a change of focus, a deliberate act of stepping outside of our normal routine to be in a safe and supportive place for much-needed quiet reflection. Together, we will identify and address how you specifically hold on to past beliefs and future expectations. To be clear, we will design and implement your retreat specifically with you in mind, followed by developing and implementing a plan designed to liberate you from circumstances of your own doing. The Retreat is not an escape from reality, but a very real re-engagement with your heart’s desire.
This section is for those experiencing a spiritual awakening from an old dream of separation or a sense of isolation from the rest of the world. What we awaken to is a renewed sense of well-being and a knowing that we can consciously choose to take in life without being filtered through a veil of beliefs and expectations. Carl Jung described this process of coming back to the original Self and the experience of rising to a higher state of consciousness as being an intrinsic part of being human.
During this transformational phase of eyes opening, the support of like-minded people inspires a sense of belonging, security, and well-being. It is a blessing to know that we are walking along a familiar path of Self-discovery with others. What follows is a series of quotes or ponderings that are meant to spark a dialog with others on the path less trodden.
The Words We Use…
The integrity of the words we share with each other is critical! Words have to be handled with the same level of care as handling a deadly weapon!
Try this - Make a commitment to slightly Bow to yourself and others throughout the day, as many times as you can stand it. Try it for as least three days. Silently whisper Namaste and openly acknowledge the divinity that holds us together! What do you notice!?
An Unfiltered View of Reality
Please allow the focus of attention to relax and surrender to the vibrant living space between objects that appear in the world. Take a break from our conditioned fixation on objects of attention. Instead, open to an already open, boundless, and formless energetic...
The Being in the Mirror!
This is a simple, loving, and powerful way to start the day! Before re-entering the world, the very first thing in the morning, gaze into the eternally loving eyes of the being in the bathroom mirror (or a mirror nearby). Look out with fresh and innocent eyes - set...
Fear is a powerful emotion that sounds an alarm that something that we value may be in danger. The ideal response to the alert is to shift our attention to the present moment. When the focus of attention shifts to the Now, there can be a clear and unbiased view of the...
Stop Searching for an Experience!
We are all aware of moments in life when nothing is happening in our imagination to project upon or expect. We are here, present, and listening with nothing to add or subtract. There is a sense of freedom and completeness. When we go back to the conditioned habit of...