A life of great difficulty is a life of great potential.
I am a survivor of profound childhood abuse. Being highly empathic since birth, while compounding this experience, also enabled me to find my way back to wholeness.
Living with childhood wounds that seemed unbearable, I had existed moment to moment trying to hide the truth of how I felt inside from everyone around me. In my early 20s, after years of being lost in pain and self loathing, a series of events led me to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. It is while living there that my latent, innate abilities of perception and healing were awakened. While living on the Big Sur coast, immersed in Esalen’s healing environment, my process of returning to wholeness began. Big Sur possesses a beauty so awe inspiring that just looking at it stirred the depths of my soul; it changed me, lifted me and humbled me. To see it, I felt, was to know the hand of God.
My healing was a journey made all the more difficult because of my extraordinary sensitivity. I felt all the terror, pain and agony of my past on a level I can not explain and would not wish on any living thing. I honestly never for a moment thought I would survive my process of healing; it was simply too severe. I was only trying to clear as much damage as possible before I died. My aim was to greatly lessen what I had to face in my next life.