So many people have helped me. A girlfriend who never said a bad word for six months. She was the start of my journey. I thought whatever she's doing is working. She got me started. She made it okay to seek help. I found help just by chance, but what would I have done without Lana Lensman, my guide. Without these two individuals I don't know if I ever would have the understanding I have now. I will be forever grateful to them. The remaining references listed I identify with; its as if I have a filter in my head now. I know what good is. These people are good.
Lana Lensman: The person that helped me the most with her patience, understanding, and incredible ability to listen is Lana Lensman. As I help others my appreciation of her only grows, its hard to do what she does!! I can't say enough about her ability to help others.
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine: Jim Gordon is absolutely wonderful. In terms of being able to positively impact your life, his exercises may be able to do it more quickly than any other technique I have encountered. His stuff "just works".
Dalai Lama: It was a pleasure to hear the Dalai Lama negotiate the feat of elevating inner values while accommodating both religious and nonreligous perspectives. His understanding is the purest I have seen in another person. Unfortunately, in terms of helping an individual, Buddhists as a whole are decidedly cryptic in their teachings so I would recommend Lana Lensman or Jim Gordon first.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, self proclaimed the greatest "hatha yoga". He is one of the greatest! Nisargadatta is aware of the limitations of his religion, just like the Dalai Lama. I've read the, "The Ultimate Medicine". Chapter 9 has some excellent passages of the highest level.
Charles Berner: Inventor of Enlightenment Intensives and author of the Manual on Enlightenment Intensives. Wonderful! Very high level.
Undefended Love by Jett Psaris and Marlena Lyons: A great introduction if you'd rather try to do this work by reading on your own. The later Chapters are still muddy.
Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins: Chapter Four is great on States of Human Consciousness
Nelson Mandela: An inspiration. Great leadership and perseverance. I know little of him, but the following quote is enough, “ During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
The Mindbody Prescription by John E. Sarno: Fantastic book on the connection between mind and body.
Betty Makoni: Betty Makoni, Zimbabwe: "When you tell your story you get stronger. I'm here to listen." Betty was a CNN top ten hero of the year. Spectacular story.
Global Oneness Project: The Global Oneness Project is a website by a film maker with many inspiring videos. We are one, we are the same. Promote mutual respect, love, and harmony throughout the world.
Carol Hansen Grey: Carol has a website which is incredibly direct in instructing on how to resolve fear. It is religious in nature, which provides a more direct path. I've provided two links to the sections that speak most directly to her ideas. The idea of God is readily understandable by everyone. As a result, much of the groundwork has been done and she makes full use of this. At the highest level, religions fall away. Nevertheless the material is outstanding.
Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Lovely, let the reference to God be interpreted in whatever manner suits you; the rest is gold!
Eckhart Tolle: Good understanding, but some nonsense. Its been a little while since I've read or listened to him so nothing specific right now.
Shya and Ariel Kane: Outstanding with living in the moment techniques. Supernatural element is unnecessary. Their book, "Being Here" has some terrific stories to open you up!
Non Violent Communications: I have been to a Non Violent Communications course. This organization really means well and you can meet many people who are interested in helping others. They may be able to point you towards professionals who can work one on one with you.
Peaceful Warrior: Books and Movie by Dan Millman
Reginal A. Ray: Books and CD
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo: My alma mater whose slogan is,"Learn by Doing"
World Scripture: A comparative anthology of sacred texts. I haven't thoroughly reviewed this. They spent a ton of work putting this together so I would like to make use of it somehow. I lost this reference at one point so now I never will.