The spark of my interest in alternative healing, meditation and energy medicine began in 1990, when my mother brought Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch and Reiki into our home. When I received my first session, I experienced deep relaxation, weightlessness and an out-of-body experience. I felt clear and connected. I wanted to learn more.
At the age of 17, I was handed a book from my high school English teacher which changed my life forever. Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, was a book written in 1922, about Gautama Buddha and his enlightenment. It was this very book that lined me up to my destiny.
I started to study other religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, and became fascinated with meditation. Drugs became a way for me to experience altered states of consciousness. In later years, I learned the impact that drug and alcohol use have on the body and mind. That over time, they weaken the nervous system. They can only take you so far on the journey into meditation and enlightenment, and have negative side effects. In my experience, true liberation came through meditation.