I have returned from our first Time of Transition Retreat (May 2nd – 10th, 2016) in the Peruvian high jungle which I was hosting with Fred Clark Alvarez. It was powerful, intense, beautiful, transforming and healing.
I’m honored to have been invited to speak at the 10th anniversary of the Maitreya Festival in Australia March 11th-14th 2016. I’ll be part of several panel discussions and giving one talk at the Maitreya Pata Mumunya Chill Space/Fire Side Chats. Matt Violi, one of the organizers of the Pata Mummunya Chill Space, asked me to do an interview via email prior to the start of the festival.
It is often the case that those people who are engaged in sincere self-work – and seeking truth whilst walking upon their individual path of “Awakening” – experience a conflict between the demands involved in “making a living” (i.e., their job/work/career) and staying true to themselves.
In this day and age, relationships are very challenging, especially for the ones who seek truth sincerely within and without, stepping out of complacency and conformity, not playing by society’s rules, expectations and conditioned desires. We have to pay with ourselves, confronting the predator and shadow within first and foremost. So sometimes people and situations come into our lives that play out what we have been hiding all along, only for us to recognize without blame.
A topic that has been coming up recently in a conversation with some friends is the idea of “Wanderers” in relation to esoteric work, the awakening process and the Time of Transition we are in. It is something that has been on my mind for a while and wanted to explore a bit deeper, also reflecting on my own life.
That’s what John Lennon was singing about and it is true, all we need is love. But do we really know what love is? Love is a word that is sung about in songs, written in poems, talked about a lot and it is something many people long for one way or the other, mostly in form of a partner.