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.
As fellow lovers of truth, science, and consciousness, I need your help, my friends. One of the healers I interviewed and studied for my Sacred Medicine book has had her TEDx talk censored by TED, and we need your help broadcasting this "idea worth spreading." Brandy Gillmore, whom I met two years ago and who has since become one of my best friends, was once a person who suffered from such severe neurological pain after an accident that for six years, she was immobilized by the pain, bound to her bed and a wheelchair to get around. She failed all Western medical treatment—narcotics, epidural blocks, etc. Through the unfolding of realizations about how pain, the mind, and healing work, she was able to heal herself (with prayer and Divine support, as well as the power of her own mind) from years of agonizing, debilitating pain.
Years ago, when I was practicing medicine in an unusual way and trying to find language to describe what I was doing, I struggled through words that didn’t quite fit my definition. Although words like “integrative medicine” and “holistic health” got close, the way those words are understood in our culture wasn’t the same thing I envisioned. To me, “integrative medicine” meant you play nice in the medical sandbox with acupuncturists and homeopaths. “Holistic health” meant you recommend green juice cleanses and prescribe a lot of supplements. “Functional medicine” means you order a lot of unusual laboratory tests not usually covered by insurance, and you treat often neglected biochemical imbalances naturally. While I very much appreciate the value of natural medicines, green juice cleanses, non-mainstream lab tests, and alternative healers, and while I fully endorse the benefit of all of these interventions, I was more journeying down another rabbit hole, where patients were having “spontaneous remissions” without drugs, supplements, raw vegan diets, or acupuncture needles.
We all know what it’s like to fill out detailed forms about our medical history at the doctor's office. But is your doctor asking you the questions he or she really needs in order to get a good read on your health? At the Whole Health Medicine Institute, the training program my team runs for doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, energy healers and other health care providers, we teach healers how to ask patients the right questions. But in case your doctor isn’t asking you the questions that might illuminate potential root causes of your illness, try asking yourself these questions.
1. What is your body saying no to?