“If . . . transpersonal growth is engaged with great intensity, then at some point you will climb not just up the ladder, but off it." — Ken Willber
My remarkable mentor and analyst, Tracey Woodward, was a shaman, Renaissance man, spiritual genius and, incidentally, the inspiration for the character of Yoda of Star Wars fame. Shockingly, one day Tracey told me that talk therapy must ultimately fail. Fail it must, he said, because words and their accompanying thought forms are actually hidden addictions, subversively in service of the status quo. Talk therapy is valuable. It can get us to the top of Ken Wilber’s ladder. But to finish with therapy and finally be free to simply “be,” we must be willing to step not just up, but off the ladder.
Whether you are a veteran to psychotherapy or not, you are evolving. For most, this is an unconscious process. However, if you become aware that something important is missing in your life, even if it feels intangible, then you are being invited to a conscious evolution. Perhaps you sense the possibility of a door in your mind you have yet to open, or your soul's gentle tug on your heartstrings, reminding you of the great joy, beauty and freedom available to you. You are not imagining things. All your previous efforts, both in and out of therapy, have readied you for a transcendent, unfiltered, direct experience of life.
The last crucial step in your process, the step not just up, but off the ladder, is to distinguish yourself from your thinking, ego and identity altogether, and free-fall into each moment. Without your historical thinking to cloud your experience you will be wiser than you ever dreamed possible. Now you are ready to learn that the Universe is friendly, that you can trust life and be present, moment to moment, without any notion that you must think your way to safety.
You may be positioned to take the breakthrough step in your personal evolution that leads to wholeness and the experience of enlightenment itself. A step that will take you to where joy lives; where wellness, belonging and oneness are found; and where love flows — both to you and from you.
If the above resonates, let’s meet and see if together we can free you to fully be you, and get you out of therapy for good.
You'll be free to live life in the Here and Now as your authentic self, finally free of your historically limited thoughts and feelings. Open to possibility, you'll be free to visualize and build a new and better life.
You'll discover Creative Flow — our most natural, productive state — that place that is home to the writer’s muse, the lover’s gaze, and the athlete’s “zone ”. In this state you may revel in your gifts.
With greater clarity and renewed purpose, you'll appreciate each moment as it rises and morphs before you. Met with an open heart and a non-judgmental mind the Universe, in turn, opens itself to you.
I invite you to schedule an introductory session with me here in Los Angeles. We can get a sense of each other — you the understanding of what I offer, and I an idea of where you're at in your personal evolution. If we agree that we make a good team, we can begin the process of completing your therapy. If not, there will be no charge for the consultation.
Online and phone sessions are also available.