Two years ago I formed my own publishing company and released High Way From Hell: Using Emotion to Fan the Fire of Enlightenment. It's based on my life experience but it is not really about me. It's about everyone who reads it. It takes the reader on a journey within, to the deepest recesses of the heart where our own inner truth dwells, waiting patiently for us to discover it. Reading it is an experiential process that meets readers where they are and gently guides them to an expanded consciousness.
It's available at Amazon.com, or you can order a signed copy from my own site, SpiritWindPublishing.
In addition to being an author, I am a personal growth facilitator, massage therapist, energy healer and hypnotherapist.
Through many years of soul-searching and personal growth I've realized that the most important thing for us to do is to become honest with our feelings, experience them and let them go. In doing this we can learn to experience all of life from a neutral perspective, the dispassionate point of view described by Buddha as the road to enlightenment and inner bliss.
When we make judgments about our feelings, or about ourselves, our experiences or anyone in our life, we destroy the purity of the moment and limit our ability to learn whatever the experience can teach us. By becoming authentic without judgment, we can experience more deeply and move on more easily. More about this in my book!
As a massage therapist, I specialize in deep tissue work, aromatherapy and energy work. The thing I love about massage and bodywork in general is that, aside from how wonderful it feels, it approaches wellness from the approach of integrating body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, American Beauty, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, Pulp Fiction, Bandits, Mulholland Drive, Mothman Prophecies, First Knight, Pretty Woman, Jerry McGuire, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Troy, Meet Joe Black, Forrest Gump, The Patriot, Seabiscuit, Erin Brockovich, Matrix, Phenomenon, Swordfish, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Moonstruck, Mask, A Knight's Tale
I like meditation music, Tibetan bells, singing bowls, Native American flute music and jungle rhythms. One of my favorites is Sacred Spirit Drums by David and Steve Gordon. Also Seven Metals: Singing Bowls of Tibet by Benjamin Jobst. I often meditate to the Space Sounds CDs recorded by the NASA Voyager - very powerful.
Classic rock (60s and 70s), especially Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Doors, Aerosmith (older), Alice Cooper, The Who, James Gang.
Other rock artists: Aerosmith (newer), Prince, Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Melissa Etheridge, Guns 'N Roses, Lenny Kravitz, Supertramp, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Collective Soul, Eagles, Don Henley.
My favorite classical song is Pachebel's Canon.
Massage, aromatherapy, moments of sudden ecstasy or euphoria, looking at things in nature, learning new things,deepening my level of awakening, expanding consciousness
Cruelty and viciousness
Anything to do with mystical experience or metaphysics. Writing. Painting. Bodywork and massage. Artistic expression. Learning Brazilian Portuguese. Learning computer programs. Aromatherapy. Yoga. Qi Gong. Thai Chi. Conducting or attending workshops and seminars. Learning. Toastmasters. I used to be into Shotokan Karate and received a brown belt in 1988.
My own title, High Way From Hell: Using Emotion to Fan the Fire of Enlightenment, fulfills a life vision, is very personal and is closest to my heart. My favorite books by other authors include The Third Millenium by Ken Carey, the entire Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean Auel, A New Earth, Stillness Speaks and Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch and The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra.