In 1991 I began a beautiful awakening. Like the lotus that arises out of the mud it began with a painful situation, the death of my father. I remember leaving the hospital after he died thinking “there must be more to life than this”. That thought was the crack that the light poured through and over the next 6 months I began a process of exploration which led me to a crystal healer who opened me up and then pointed the way to my first spiritual teacher, Gill Edwards. I read her book Living Magically
several times and the words on the page affected me in ways hard to describe. I felt parts of me wake up and wave me on. I was on a new and exciting track. There were challenges since my first wife did not much like the changes in me she was noticing. Within a couple of years we were divorced, which was very challenging because we had two young children aged 9 and 13. I met new soul friends and started volunteering with a spiritual organisation. I explored magic, shamanism and metaphysics. I trained with Gill Edwards for several years and this helped to deepen my trust in my inner light and guidance. The only area not aligned with spirit was my work and in ’97 I resigned from my job in local government and decided to follow the guidance of my heart. This led me to working for the spiritual organisation and by 2000 I was appointed a director and here I stayed for the next 13 years. This journey led me to writing about the nature of work and spirituality in my book The Enlightenment of Work
. So during this time I had played with the idea that we create our reality and it really worked. The concept being that the outer world is a mirror of our inner world of thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and choices. Most of us look outside to change our life circumstances. This was a different way of initiating change, make the shift on the inside first, then take action in line with your inner guidance second. This is the magical way and the more I experimented the more I experienced both small and big miracles. If you are interested in this approach you can read my blog post on High Frequency Living
and Quantum Reality Creation
. This experience of working magically became more consistent over time. In 1998 I met my second long term partner and in 2000 she left her native Italy and came to London. My life had shifted from being a daily slog to a grand adventure. I felt my heart and whole being open to more light. I understood synchronicity and flow, not from an intellectual level but from a daily experience. I felt connected to a wonderful sense of wholeness and divine grace which in just a few short years had put me on a whole new direction in my life. I wrote a few books and had them published. I trained in coaching which I really enjoyed. I trained in some amazing energy clearing/healing techniques. I began to give public talks and ran workshops and retreats. I began offering 121 sessions. Looking back
I felt I had awakened from a bad dream. I had fallen in love with the world and my life. Everything seemed possible. I was learning and growing. Life became my learning ground. My steps felt guided by unseen hands of light.