Listen to this wonderful conversation with Indie Spiritualist author, Chris Grosso, which ranged from Entourage, taking psychedelic mushrooms to A Course in Miracles and those “aha!” moments. An energetic and very fun conversation.
Chris Grosso promotes his book—Indie Spiritualist—as a “no bullshit exploration of spirituality,” and his honesty is hard core, which, frankly, we love at GVK. But, what he brought to our conversation this week was a gentle mindfulness. Like Megan and I, Chris has been down the rabbit hole and experienced the darkness. And then, by the Grace of All That Is, he found his way into the Light.
We talked about some of those “aha” moments that reawakened our Higher Self. That “aha” conversation reminded me of a song by Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens ), The Wind.
To me, this songs sums up my experience with Awakening. I did swim upon the devils lake. In fact, there was a time when I thought that was my only choice. Divine inspiration or intervention weren’t for people like me. I had goals and dreams and ideas, but I never seemed to quite get it right. I always seemed to make that one bad decision, trust that one wrong person…
It’s not like I was born with those feelings. My mom always talked about how all of us (my sister and brothers) came out with our personalities in tact. She said that I was always happy, optimistic and excitedly looked at everything like a new adventure. But when my teens hit, I got hit by a storm of negativity that took hold of me. The brutal experiences of my teens left me with the feeling that I was all alone and that life was meant to be endured. Sigh. It was a dark and lonely time for me.
And then came my shift in perspective. An understanding that if I really had been alone, I would have most likely been killed by those negative forces. I retraced those dark times, as I plunged into my spiritual quest, and saw where I was guided, loved and held in Divine Light. Thus was and is my journey of seeing, of hearing and of Knowing. It is, as Chris Grosso so beautifully put it, “the spirit continuing to awaken.”