H e l l o ! I am delighted that you are here.
I I N T E N D T O M A K E a P O S I T I V E C O N T R I B U T I O N
My journey has felt like many, many decades have been condensed into a formation that is beyond my years. What normally would have been a standard adulthood journey by modern American society's standards has been, rather, a winding, diversified, humbling, and not completely conventional road. With hindsight, I have noticed that each piece along the way has led to its culmination of me being here, bringing Our Charismata worldwide and offering the specialized Spiritual Direction and Insight Clairvoyant services to all, i n c l u s i v e l y, while remaining rooted and grounded in the Heart of genuine Christian Spirituality.
I have lived in, lived with, these experiences, these distinctive faculties not by any extraneous effort, pursuing, or study on my part. Relating to Life, and perceiving all aspects of the fullest extent of Life with the Spiritual senses is what I have known since birth. Also, the specified gifts of the Holy Spirit that make Our Charismata services possible (from my standpoint), are also a 'from birth' existence.
In our humble, southeastern Pennsylvania, Presbyterian-Roman Catholic home and family, these innate parts of being alive were so inextricable that they were not needed to be spoken about; for generations.
I n o t h e r w o r d s, as examples for comparison, all written with due respect
I did not grow up in a community wherein psychics, mediums, tarot card readers were the norm.
A N D I was not raised in a Pentecostal-Charismatic church that focused on outspokenly embracing the gifts of the Holy Spirit, including audible glossolalia during worship services.
A N D I did not grow up in a community that banned mentioning, learning about, or talking about either positively, or negatively, psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, as examples.
"From Birth" status to "Cultivating a full-time, ethical Profession / Ministry"
The deepening range of intensity of 'my' Spiritual senses increased over time, which I attribute to a variety of factors
The natural ebbs and flows of being engaged in the Christian Spirituality journey - a continuum, within community - with beloved role models
Those gifts shifting and refining themselves to a point of distinction, which lended to an inclination towards devoting myself to a Spiritual vocation starting in my early teenage years, which I did explore.
An especially significant interior transformation wherein the way I saw my identity and purpose in relation to the world changed. After having spent time in two careers, and yes, I will say it; then, after experiencing two near death experiences very close to each other (within one year), there was really only the option to give way to a fundamental reordering of one's world.
All of the above contributed to the culmination of an inner conversion experience.
A perspectival shift took place having everything to do with a "beginner's mind finding me," and "Yet not I, but the Grace of God with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10
I was irreversibly inspired to cultivate being a professional, well-rounded, provenance-aware provider of Our Charismata services with single-pointed attention to most fully give, be present, serve, contribute, and pursue Love because of the eye-opening compassion and empathy that washed over me.
"Where Love is involved, there is wholeness, for Love is the most powerful force there is." UNKOWN
It was a profound time in my Life that marked and clearly presented the path forward: the departure from my previous careers, and the consequent, natural transition of my Lifestyle to become more similar to that of lay monasticism, because those are the modest conditions that contribute to how and what "I" am able to bring to Our Charismata sessions with you!
Did you know? As not-in-a-bubble-at-all my education, interactions, and travels were... somehow it worked out that I was N O T e v e n a w a r e of the professions of psychics, mediums, astrologers, tarot card readers until I launched "Our Charismata," online to extend the reach of my services. How could that be? I wonder to this day. It was only then that I was thrown into a very steep learning curve, becoming aware of and learning about these completely foreign-to-me professions. I am thankful for the kind, nonjudmental, and authentically motivated people I met who work under those descriptors!
I wonder to this day...
"'The centering of Unconditional Love as the foundation of reality and the expression of Wisdom when perceived with the eyes of the Heart.' If I am in that statement as a guide what is my title?
I am at peace without any title.
I can just relay what I have learned is a main lesson from my experiences:
'Love is reflected in Love.'"
Photo Georgios Alexandris
BA C K G R O U N D in B R I E F
F o r m a l S t u d i e s Ecumenical / Interfaith studies, Theology / Metaphysics / Mysticism, World Religions in Dialogue, and (most of) the Arts were my main studies in University, and continue to be in most ways. 1999 & 2000 - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Studies 2000 - Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation Full-time Resident 2006 - B.S. Interreligious Dialogue, mentor Dr. Leonard Swidler / Music Composition. Temple University. 2006-2008 - S.A.E. Institute for Audio Engineering / Internships 2011 - M.S.Ed. Temple University. 2014 - Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Jefferson University - Eight Week Course, Mindfulness Meditation Currently | Ongoing Research and Continuing Education: 1. Comprehensive, dialogic research on related topics within Our Charismata services, throughout history; Contextualizing in Cultures and Religions. 2. The link between well-being and exposure to nature. 3. The link between well-being and meditation practices.
M e d i t a t i o n and C o n t e m p l a t i v e P r a y e r I have an ongoing practice for over two decades of various forms of mindfulness meditation and contemplative prayer. I like to welcome others into these areas. I am still in the process of articulating how mindfulness practices and contemplative prayer serve to underpin all else that I do in a deep sense of stability; a solid foundation... yet at the same time not by my own doing. Highlights of f o r m a l study for Meditation and Contemplative Prayer include: Received ongoing Spiritual Direction, PA. (I wanted to be a professional Spiritual Director at age 17!, but the minimum age for becoming certified is 35+... I completely understand why, now, over two decades later!) See https://www.sdicompanions.org Weekend Retreat for monastic discernment (age 17) at the Mount Saint Benedict Monastery Erie, PA with Sister Joan Chittister. With a specialized course on Lectio Divina. Full-Time Residency at Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Contemplation and Study, Pennsylvania. A class series on Celtic Spirituality with Philip Newell, former Warden of the Iona Abbey in Scotland. Eight week course on Mindfulness at the Myrna Brind Center at Jefferson University Hospital, PA. Continued engagement in Silent Retreats
B r o a d e n e d A p p r e c i a t i o n based on Diverse Life Experiences = nonjudgment. Feel at ease, not judged, understood and respected when we connect; this is my intention. In this Insight Counsel field, in my public service, Our Charismata, my Life and study experiences enable me to have a broader appreciation, perspective and inclusivity: various cultural traditions, varying economic situations, family dynamics, various medical/therapeutic paradigms, religions, faith groups, metaphysics, and non-religious/non-spiritual orientations, gender orientations, all without judgment or presuppositions. This broader exposure from travels, studies, and largely diverse life experiences keeps me grounded and compassionate as an Insight Spiritual Director using the Clairvoyant - Charismata modalities.
I feel full of thanks for the team of my Spiritual elders and teachers in the Heart of the faith and in my very diversified personal community who have generously offered their support and guidance; to keep me and Our Charismata services honest, reflective and accountable. T h a n k Y o u.