The Timing of My Life (Part 2)

There is so much to be shared about the timing of anyone’s life. When you find yourself in a clear relaxed space and reflect on your life, I think you too might see more clearly the connection between synchronicities and how they are related to the various unfolding of events in your life. I find that those synchronicities and the events that follow, leave me more connected to the present moment. I think I need a short definition of synchronicity. “Synchronicity is a term that is frequently used to represent the process of experiences coming together and forming some sort of meaning.” More simply, is about the seemingly unexpected and disconnected timing of events in your life that leave you with a more clarified understanding of your journey of awakening. I also need to add one last final thought. Synchronicities, and their related events might not seem at in the moment all that positive. Maybe even unpleasant, unsettling and enduring.  None the less if those events and related experiences are followed to their natural conclusion there is always powerful learning and growth.

I feel that many events, maybe most that seemed to be outside of my control arose from the timing of the unspoken agreement that happens on the soul level. Almost impossible to comprehend. The family I was born into. My parents and siblings. Religion growing up. Resources available as a child and teenager. The general flow of my life. Maybe all a set up to help get me to where I am. I had a relativity easy childhood. Very middle-class. I never went without. That now seem like the backdrop of the life I needed to get me to where I am now. I want to be careful.  Just because my life was relativity easy. Not everyone’s life is. Some are incredibly challenging. I place no value or judgement on anyone’s journey through life.  We are all entitled to grace. It has been my experience grace is bestowed equally to everyone.

I could write endlessly about all the synchronicities and related events that took place in my life. At this point in this blog post, I will just list many of the compelling synchronicities. Ones that led me to my spiritual awakening.

I took a meditation class in high school. I was introduced to a great book called, “Be Here Now” written by Richard Albert, aka Ram Dass. And at the same time I was introduce to mescaline. Those 2 events blew open my perceptions what I thought to true about life, myself and where I was at that point in my life. That is where my spiritual yearning started.

Finding my first kind of spiritual mentor in high school.

Quitting college after a 2 day LSD trip.

Informing my parents that I was quitting college to live in a Yoga ashram in California run by Swami Kriyananda, a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Connecting with my first spiritual teacher Swami Lakshmi Devi.

Living at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Readers, PA for 1.5 years.

My first marriage and the amazing gift of my daughter and granddaughters.

Even my second marriage and the many painful lessons.

Finding my way to Studying with Michael Harner and his teaching on the practices of Shamanic journeying.

Living with Huichol Indians in west Mexico for 3 weeks.

Trips to Ecuador and Peru to study and live with indigenous healers and shamans.  

Getting divorced.

Quitting my well-paying job and career to study full time at an Acupuncture School.

Find a spiritual teacher and community that I was involved with for 20 years. I still have a relationship with that teacher.

My last 4 week trip to Bolivia to hike through the Andes and live among several shamans and healers.

Finding Man Kind Project and a community of a group of amazing men that I truly feel loved and supported by.

My current relationship & partner.

My continuing exploration of indigenous medicine.

My current relationship. One that stretches me and competes me to grow as a man.

The very unexpected sale of my practice.

Our house in Tucson, Arizona.

I will stop here. I continually stand in amazement that I find myself at this point in my life. I feel nourished by the illuminate and grace bestowed on me by the mystery that live all things. I can clearly see how that illumination and grace ignites my unique expression and through that ignition my life is created. Love, relationship, community, friendship, posterity, abundance, wealth, purpose. The entirely of how I move in the world.

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