Transformation and New Openings
I came to meet Casey when a moment of intense eruption of all of my emotions threw me into what felt like a tumultuous mid-life crisis. Frantically seeking something to grab onto, I searched the web and came across his generous sharings. His words spoke to me as if he had witnessed from within my previous 24 hours. I felt his kindness through his writing and called him right away. At that first talk, I felt safe enough to share my vulnerable self.
An important point I need to make is that it takes someone with exceptional qualities and authenticity to earn my trust when in such a fragile state. As a psychologist and coach, practicing for the past 25+ years, I am accustomed to being there for others. Those who I will turn to when feeling weak myself are few and far between. Casey breathes what he teaches… and I liked his breathing. Through our first conversation, I came to realize that what felt like a crisis is truly a gift … a transformation, a new opening. A path that is calling me, and that the moment of the intense emotions was my awakening. Since then, I have had the incredible opportunity to spend 10 days with Casey and Julie in a retreat, and this has helped me in ways even beyond my conscious understanding. It has helped me to let go of the urgency and stay open to the process.
Presently, I am practicing patience; awareness of my stories, perceptions, other’s perceptions, my essence, my intuition; compassion for myself and others; and pause. It is easy for me to get pulled into the whirlwind of the material world and I so appreciate having him and Julie as a “secure base” that continually reminds me of what is truly important.