My formative experiences on my journey since 2010 to a deeper self have included:
A cross-country trip where, sleeping in tent I more than once experienced awakening in the night to an experience of complete connection to the universe. On that same trip I visited an ashram in British Columbia (2010);
A trip to India where I learned a little about Hinduism and, more importantly, was able to see poverty as I’d never witnessed it before (2011);
A period of disruption and healing (2011);
Finding my teacher in a Franciscan priest named Richard Rohr who began to answer my deep questions about God (2012);
Through Richard Rohr, discovering the profound work of Ken Wilber and his Integral Theory. A underappreciated genius, Wilber has radically expanded my understanding of both the Kosmos and the spiritual wisdom that emanates from all of the world’s great spiritual traditions (at their highest levels). (2012);
Commencement of a daily meditation practice (2012), expanded later to an unwavering twice per day for 30 minutes (having been convinced by reading Wilber of the essentiality of meditative practice to personal transformation and growth) (2013);
A 2-year program of study at the Living School for Action and Contemplation with Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Finley (2014-2016);
Training as an Integral Professional Life Coach in a coaching methodology developed by Integral Coaching Canada in large part based upon Wilber’s Integral Theory (2014);
Training as a Certified End of Life Coach (2016) as well as continued training from Integral Coaching Canada (2107).
What you can expect from working with Kevin
Clarity as to direction in your life and the path to getting there.
A deeper connection to who you really are and what really matters to you.
Greater sense of spiritual connection and groundedness.
Practices and exercises that build new capabilities and strengths for your journey.
The imagination retains a passion for freedom. There are no rules for the imagination. It never wants to stay trapped in the expected territories. The old maps never satisfy it. It wants to press ahead beyond the accepted frontiers and bring back reports of regions no mapmaker has yet visited.
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
….myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
Gerald Manley Hopkins, When Kingfishers Catch Fire
“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”
James R. Sherman, Rejection (1982).
“I say, ‘follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.’”
Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth
“You (and every other created thing) begin with a divine DNA, an inner destiny as it were, a blueprint tucked away in the cellar of your being,that begs to be allowed, to be fulfilled, and to show itself.”
Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation, December 31, 2017
“And one of the loneliest things you can find is somebody who is in the wrong kind of work, who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing, but should be doing something else and haven’t the courage to get up and leave it and make a new possibility for themselves.”
John O’Donohue, Interview with Krista Tippet, OnBeing, 8-31-17
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
Charles Du Box
“Does the rose have to do something? No, the purpose of a rose is to be a rose. Your purpose is to be yourself. You don’t have to run anywhere to become someone else.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
David Viscott, Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times: A Book of Meditations.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”