Shall We Walk Together?
After an initial awakening experience in April, 2013, I have endeavored to live in the constructive tension between the exoteric and the esoteric understandings of Christ and the larger Cosmos. I do not have answers. I only have evolving reflections. I try to approach everything with both an open mind and skepticism. I desire to serve others and live with integrity. The words, “balanced,” “both/and,” “grounded,” and “apparent paradox” mean a lot to me.
I have lived for a few years in Latin America including Mexico, Nicaragua, and El Salvador during my twenties. I earned a masters degree in clinical social work and a masters in pastoral ministry from a large university in the northeast. For the past twenty years, I’ve worked as a mental health counselor for different organizations. Currently, I work part-time at a local university in the Dallas (Texas) area and have a private counseling practice (www.dougscottcounseling.com).
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are people who have influenced me. I don’t hold any one source as having the full truth or being the full expression of the truth. I do hold them all in gratitude and I bow to them in reverence for their “yes” in doing their work from a place of authenticity. These are not presented in any order of importance:
Thomas Merton, Cynthia Bourgeault, Illia Delio, Teilhard de Chardin, Ken Wilber, Dolores Cannon, Michael Newton, Bible, the Law of One material, Rudolf Steiner, Daskalos, Carla Reukert, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Richard Rohr, Eckhart Tolle, Thomas Keating, John O’Donohue, Diarmuid O’Murchu, Theresa of Lisieux, Theresa of Avila, Theresa of Calcutta, Brené Brown, Kristin Neff, Robert Monroe, Adyashanti, Brian Weiss, Richard Smoley, Q’uo, Bede Griffiths, Mirabai Starr, Henri Nouwen, Scott Mandelker, Pema Chodon, Jurgen Ziewe, Joseph Campbell, Ram Dass, Ramana Maharshi, Carl Jung, Michael Crosby.
Here is my prayer that I pray everyday:
I Desire to Live as a Crystallized Healer
I desire to live as a crystallized healer of the mind-body-spirit complexes of my other selves on this planet. I desire to live my full authenticity without fear, anxiety, or compromise.
I merge my will with Your will so that I have no will of my own.
You have given me everything and I return Your gaze of love by releasing myself into You. I offer myself to the One Infinite Creator totally and without reserve.
I am deeply grateful to be a part of Your divine Self-expression and marvel in sheer delight at how You are eternally both transcendent and indwelling everywhere:
–in, as, and beyond creation;
–in, as, and beyond my other-selves;
–in, as, and beyond me.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You