Faith is to believe what you do not yet see;
The reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
In 1973 my work as a clinical psychologist went through a sudden and dramatic
shift. Although I didn’t have the least idea that this was coming,
my understanding of therapeutic dynamics was about to expand in a way
I would never have imagined.
This occurred one evening as I was doing a therapy session in the office I shared
with a psychiatrist. My client that evening was a woman I had been seeing in
therapy for over six months. I knew her, I knew her psychological dynamics, and
I knew the therapeutic direction we were taking. Or at least I thought I did!
As it turned out, my understanding of my client’s dynamics and the way
in which I was used to conducting therapy sessions were about to turn upside
down, for which in the long run I have been duly grateful, even though it was
challenging at the time.
I recall that therapy session as though it were yesterday because it initiated
what I have come to think of as cosmic tutoring in the science of psychology.
My client asked me a question and I opened my mouth to reply—and my
mind went absolutely blank. It was as if everything I knew about her was
erased in that second. Furthermore, I had no idea what she had just
asked me or how to make a sensible response.
Trying not to panic, I closed my eyes for a moment and offered a fervent, silent
prayer to Jesus and anybody else up there who might help me. I opened my eyes
again and began to respond to my client’s question. To this day I do not
know exactly what I said or what her question had been, but apparently I was
on track because she was nodding in agreement. To my astonishment, words and
concepts kept flowing from me in a most organized and effortless manner.
My client was most attentive and pleased with the way this therapy session was
going. It was turning out to be especially fruitful in terms of her progress
in addressing the complex issues that had brought her into therapy in the first
As for me, I became the amazed observer of a miraculous thought process and therapeutic
intervention that was clearly beyond my clinical expertise. I managed to keep
my outer composure as accurate interventions tumbled out of my mouth without
my having the least idea beforehand of what I was going to say.
My understanding was clear with respect to the fact that the interventions were
correct. However, I was mystified about where in the world they were coming from.
I decided that until I understood what was happening, the better part of wisdom
was to observe the phenomenon while it was occurring and to figure it out later.
When we completed the session and said good night, my client and I were
both elevated in consciousness—and I was in a state of shock. I thanked
Jesus, the angels and whoever else might be helping me, and I went to bed that
night excited, baffled and wondering where my professional life was going.
This unusual kind of therapeutic intervention repeated itself over a period of
approximately six months. To my amazement and gratitude, my clients took great
strides forward toward healing the traumas that had been so worrisome that they
were propelled into therapy. As for me, with every session I learned more about
the ins and outs of what I now call spiritual psychology. I progressed from being
considerably nervous about the entire drama to looking forward with great interest
to what I was going to say next!
I realized that it was definitely not me doing this amazing therapy—these
higher understandings and fruitful interventions were coming from a higher
source. I prayed for the acceleration of my spiritual understanding so that
I would be able to continue accessing that level of higher consciousness
for the benefit of my clients as well as myself. And I pondered within myself, “What
is my lesson?”
As I prayed and examined the accuracy of the interventions, I began to understand
that the lesson was to integrate all that God was teaching me, which meant paying
attention to inner guidance in all of my therapy sessions. At the same time,
I realized that my expertise as a clinical psychologist was being taken to a
higher level, and I was also being propelled a step higher on my spiritual path.
I began to understand that these remarkable interventions were coming not only
from Jesus, the master to whom I had prayed, but also from other ascended masters,
whom I later came to know when I was introduced to The Summit Lighthouse.
time I began to realize that when we pray to God for assistance, the ascended
masters in the heaven-world do their best to intercede on our behalf even though
we may not be aware of their intercession. They prompt us to take right action
in accordance with our higher consciousness—our higher values and intentions.
Traveling Forward on My Spiritual Path
Shortly upon the heels of this discovery, in the fall of 1973, a client
of mine introduced me to the teachings of Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare
Prophet and The Summit Lighthouse. Through the teachings of this spiritual
organization, I was to discover the culmination of all that I had learned
from Christianity, Eastern teachings, Edgar Cayce, Paramahansa Yogananda,
and the teachings about the great I AM within us.
I studied the teachings of The Summit Lighthouse and determined to do my best
to master my spiritual lessons as I now approached them with a greater awareness
and understanding. And I prayed to Jesus Christ and Almighty God to help me move
forward on my spiritual path.
I began to travel weekly to The Summit Lighthouse center at La Tourelle
in Colorado Springs from Boulder, where I was teaching at the university.
And every time, I learned something new that coincided with my own inner understanding
of God. How exciting that was!
I knew I was on track in fulfilling my spiritual
mission in life. And I realized that integrating the in-depth teachings of Mark
and Elizabeth Prophet and the ascended masters was exactly what I needed to do.
So my next step was to attend Summit University, a spiritual university that
focused on the teachings of the ascended masters as given by the Prophets.