Yesterday I had the profound gift of sitting with a dear friend who is healing after 6 months of INTENSIVE cancer treatment. We were talking about all the things you talk about when death is staring at you in the face. In the midst of the conversation she asked me a question that will likely … Read moreWhen Did You First Know?
Authentic Freedom Academy supports the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents. As a center for experiential education, we support the transformation of human consciousness through the integration of Western psychology and Western Spirituality, equipping students to be agents of positive, non-violent change in the world. We accomplish this mission through: writing and publishing one-on-one mentoring … Read moreWhat is Authentic Freedom?
As a teacher of and guide for human development, I could not do this work without those who have gone before me. In my own journey of human development, I have come across teachers, guides and authors whose work has profoundly influenced my own journey, along with the work I do. Below is a list … Read moreMy Favorite Books on Human Development
The journey toward self-actualization is in fact, one spiritual initiation after another. Spiritual initiation takes place every time we are faced with an opportunity to remain in the perceived safety and security of what we have known or take another step toward the fulfillment of our life purpose. The spiritual initiation is successful when we … Read moreSpiritual Initiation: Standing at the Crossroads
I define spiritual development as: the process through which we uncover the answer to the following questions: Who am I? Whose am I? (Where do I find peace and belonging?) What are my gifts and how am I called to use them for the sake of my own fulfillment and in service to the betterment … Read moreSpiritual Development – Surviving a Freefall
Authentic Freedom Academy supports the spiritual awakening and self-actualization of change agents. As a center for experiential education, we support the transformation of human consciousness through the integration of Western psychology and Western Spirituality, equipping students to be agents of positive, non-violent change in the world. We accomplish this mission through: writing and publishing one-on-one mentoring … Read moreAuthentic Freedom – Our Mission
The call of the prophet is to change the world. As prophets we are gifted with the ability to see what in our world is in need of healing and transformation and how to support that transformation. Prophets come in all shapes and sizes and walk among us within all sectors of our culture. Prophets … Read moreThe Call of the Prophet and the Prophet’s Revenge
Yesterday it hit me like a ton of bricks: Existential Rage – the energy of my mission, purpose and calling seeking its fulfillment coming up against the brick wall of perceived obstacles to its fulfillment. It was another one of those days where I felt like a voice crying out in the wilderness speaking only … Read moreExistential Rage, Appropriation and Sheeple
Jesus became self-actualized and sought to teach others how to achieve self-actualization. Today’s blog explores Jesus and his teachings as a model of psychological and spiritual development through which we are empowered to become self-actualized and through which we are able to be freed of the obstacles which prevent us from reaching our full potential … Read moreJesus as a Model for Self-Actualization
Co-dependency has been defined in many ways. At the most basic level, co-dependency is based on the false premise that it is our job to make other people happy and that if we do not, they will no longer love us. After our spiritual awakening and as we move toward self-actualization, we come to recognize … Read moreFive Steps toward Healing Co-Dependency