A deep cultural blind spot has recently come into my awareness, and it’s the kind of blind spot that, once you see it, you can’t unsee it. When I was in Bali, I spoke to a Hindu high priest, who is also an indigenous Balinese shaman—a rare combination—and he said that during the Kali Yuga, many blind spots will be revealed, and it is our invitation to just let ourselves see what has been in the shadow, for only then can it be illuminated with healing light. So let us shine light on this pattern and explore it together with curiosity.
This pattern has to do with our relationship to needs, and it plays out in our dynamic between the masculine and the feminine (within ourselves, but also out-picturing in relationships between men and women, as well as playing out in patriarchal systems, like the Western medical system).
The sun was rising over the mountains as I hiked up to the Muir Beach Overlook to center myself and ground into Mother Earth before a full day one-on-one session with one of my Visionary Mentoring Program clients. The ocean was serene, still and waveless, after many stormy days of high winds. The air was silent, pregnant with promise. A few weeks had passed since my mother had been diagnosed with an “incurable” kind of stage 4 cancer, so life had been heavy for some time. Yet something about this morning felt light. A calm quietude fell over the sea.
Yesterday’s first class that I taught with Trevor Hart for Reorienting Your Inner Compass was called When Life Throws You A Curveball. (It’s not too late to get the recording and learn the deeper practices we shared to help us navigate life’s curveballs with great consciousness. You can still register here.)
As I shared with you yesterday, my beloved mother was just diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kind of leukemia. (If you missed it, you can read about our shock and our magic stories here.) When life throws you a curveball, advice is often the last thing you need. You need permission to be emotional. You need room to be with what has happened. You need . . . whatever YOU need. It’s so individual. That said, I thought I’d share with you some of the things that help me when life throws me curveballs.
Picture the scene. Trevor is a young man, hiking above the tree line at 14,000 on a Colorado mountain when suddenly, a storm blows in and lightning is striking all around him. He knows he’s a dead man. As the tallest lightning rod on the mountain, the lightning appears to be following him, so he drops to his knees and makes a solemn vow. If his life is spared, he will become a man of God.
This is just one dramatic frame in the journey that led Trevor first to a Lutheran seminary, then to a baptism at a Southern Baptist church, then to an Indian guru in the Kashmir Shaivism yogic tradition after a near death experience during his baptism.
Watch below as I interview Sacred Medicine healer Trevor Hart about the miraculous life journey that led him to spend thirty years as a healer—offering spiritual mentoring and remote sacred geometry healings using a healing technology from the future—to ease the suffering of some of the sickest people on the planet, the ones Western medicine no longer knows how to help. Trevor and I will begin our collaborative group mentoring and healing work soon, so if you feel the draw to know Trevor better, watching this video of me and Trevor, filmed in my home, will give you an intimate glimpse into the life of an extraordinary man, someone who I deeply admire and trust. You can also learn more about Trevor’s work here.
Apparently, many of you read last week’s blog about Trevor Hart: Is White Magic Real? Let Me Introduce You to a Real Live Wizard because Trevor has gotten received over 500 emails requesting appointments and inquiring about our new upcoming course, "Reorienting Your Inner Compass." We are delighted that so many people are open to such an unconventional approach to healing, and we are heartened that Trevor’s insights into the healing process may help us heal ourselves, educate doctors, and revolutionize and expand what is possible in health care on a more global scale.