Yet, life, Universe, God, knew more than I did. The path evolved step-by-step:
2009 – My client introduces me to Tara Brach, a psychologist teaching about mindfulness. Little did I know, she had just opened the door to Buddhism.
2010 – I’m pushed into yoga by a woman I sponsor. 12-Step Recovery was my SECOND spiritual path. I have 33 years of recovery. Without yoga, I never would have gotten to stillness. Kundalini yoga was my THIRD spiritual path.
2011 – 11/11/11, to be exact, I teach a class on Awakening to Oneness where I explore and share what I learn from Doing Time, Doing Vipassana. I go on record saying, “I hope I don’t have to go to prison to learn how to meditate.”
2012 – I begin to claim my role as an Integrative Mental Health therapist, blending Eastern philosophy and practice with Western training
2013 – I run into my former 12-Step sponsor, who tells me she has followed Thich Nhat Hanh and “there’s a monk in my basement.” I consult with Nithya Shanti, a former Buddhist Monk
2014 – I continue my training with Nithya Shanti and attended my first Buddhist Sangha. I break through my inner barriers to find silence all the way to my core.
2015-2020 – I developed and researched Quantum Wholeness Meditation with individuals, couples, and families – finding the power meditation has to heal lives, marriages, and entire communities.
2020-2022 – www.AMillionAtOne.com is born and built, bringing the Eastern mind and Christian heart together in an online forum of live group intention sessions, Miracles and Meditation, and mastermind groups.
May 2022 – I return to the Buddhist Sangha with humble gratitude. I begin attending weekly, making it my FOURTH spiritual path.
On September 26, 2022, I taught my first Buddhist Sangha. It stretched me more than a 3K stage. It challenged my knowledge beyond Gospel Doctrine – my FIRST spiritual path. It brought more divine beings into my space than a temple session. It was a greater peak experience than Impact Training. It went beyond words, and yet, the topic was the power of words: Right Speech.
Resources and Links:
- Mindfulness by Jack Goldstein
- Nithya Shanti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6T-FdHTd-8
- Thich Nhat Hanh and Oprah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyUxYflkhzo
- Barbara DeAngelis The Choice for Love
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Cristine Price, Ph.D.
Integrative Mental Health Expert