I’m in Boulder, Colorado right now with Trevor Hart, leading a Sounds True event about trusting the invisible forces of love to guide you in your life. Yesterday, we spent all day talking about how we can invoke spiritual guidance, the tools and practices that can help you receive guidance, and what gets in the way of opening to this kind of guidance. Today, we’ll be focusing on the tricky topic of discernment.
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.
With my mother’s permission, I want to share with you all the curveball life just threw my family. A few weeks ago, my healthy 71-going-on-55 year old mother started feeling palpitations in her chest, a fast heart rate, and some shortness of breath. She thought something might be wrong with her so far always healthy heart, so she went to Urgent Care, where they found a healthy heart but severe anemia of the macrocytic (big blood cells) variety. We thought she might have a B12 or folate deficiency and hoped the treatment would be as simple as a vitamin supplement. But the next day, the doctor called me. Her blood smear was just reviewed by the pathologist, and it didn’t look good. It looked like leukemia, but the only way to know for sure would be to endure the painful gold standard test—a bone marrow biopsy.
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.
I was researching a future book Sacred Medicine when a friend who knew about my interest in spiritual healing suggested I interview Trevor Hart, who offered remote healings over the phone from his home in New Hampshire. My friend was hosting Trevor as he offered his first public workshop about aligning with your soul’s blueprint in California. I attended the workshop and listened with rapt awe as Trevor spoke. I approached him afterward, and there’s a whole magic story that I won’t get into about how we came to be fast friends. From November 2015 until June 2016, Trevor and I spoke nearly every week, diving into spiritual inquiry together, discussing our healing work, and sharing magic stories. By June, we had developed a sweet fondness that lead us to want to spend more time together in person, so I flew to New Hampshire to spend the week with Trevor. Trevor feels like my spiritual father, the way Rachel Naomi Remen, MD feels like my spiritual mother. I feel incredibly blessed to have both of them in my life. Most of you have heard many stories about Rachel’s influence on my life, but until now, Trevor wasn’t prepared to have me talk about him publicly. Now, we are preparing to teach together this year in an online program Reorienting Your Inner Compass: Spiritualizing Your Life’s Work While Sailing Through the Rough Seas of Change. So, in preparation for expanding who his message reaches, Trevor has finally given me permission to share with you some of the mysteries we delve into together and some of the revelations I have learned through my relationship with Trevor.