One day in 1985, when I was meditating and praying at a spiritual center in Santa Monica, California, I had an experience that turned my life around. At the time, I was having a lot of trouble getting my life to work, and as I prayed I kept pleading with God to change my life. I can remember the cries of “Please God. Please God,” that I kept repeating.
Suddenly, a voice inside of me boomed out, “Joan, no more ‘Please God.’ The Power is within you. Release it!”
For years I had been hearing from various spiritual teachers, “You are the guru,” and “The guru is within you.” The message from the metaphysics I studied was clearly, “You are a master of wisdom.” I understood the concepts, but obviously, I was not living as if they were true. Read more