Before being exposed to Michael’s teaching, my spiritual journey was stalling out. I was doing the best I could, but I knew there was something more. I was also being confronted with the question, “How do I really want to spend the rest of my life?”
Being in my mid-60s, I knew it was a lot shorter than what was behind me.
Michael immediately began helping me take the terribly long and tedious journey from my head to my heart. His teaching helped me see ways I was “asleep” and needed to “wake up.” He opened up a new way of approaching Christianity by exposing me to fresh translations of Scripture and fresh ways to process texts with an eye to opening the heart. He taught me simple songs (chants) and ways to pray with the body that continue to outline the way I center myself and open my heart to God and others.
Now, I can open my heart more, to things that cause great joy and pain, and be able to hold those in love. I am more quickly aware of when my little self, my ego, gets caught in dualistic thinking and can “wake up” to choose love in the moment. What Michael brings may seem out of kilter to what you have done and been told all your life, but what it will really do is enhance and enlighten you to what it means to try to live and be the hands and feet of Christ, to move forward with the mind of Christ. And he does this in the context of a community of fellow seekers, which I found to be transformational.