About Allan

Allan-photoAlthough the process of reconnecting spiritually had begun the previous year, it was in 1979 when my head was turned around through connecting with Osho (then known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh). The twenty-hour flight from Toronto to Mumbai (then Bombay) followed by a taxi ride to the train station and three-hour train ride to Poona would change my life forever. Initially I made the journey because of a number of serendipitous meetings, great curiosity and a desperate desire to change my life. Before making the final decision to purchase a plane ticket, a series of dreams with Osho showed up. One such dream found me flying with Osho, who happened to be wearing a green garbage bag. He was so full of joy and so unperturbed at wearing this choice of unflattering clothing that going to India became a foregone conclusion! It was obvious that I was being encouraged to go and I wanted to know why?

I traveled full of myself along with a warning of be careful not to let Osho suck me in. I was not sure what that meant but there is a prevalent fear about how some teachers hold power over their students. I was not sure what I was going to do at Osho’s ashram but it was suggested I do some sort of therapy workshops so out of immense curiosity I signed up. I was to discover that some of the best therapy leaders and healers in the world had been drawn to this place and as a result thousands came for the opportunity of personal growth. The first two groups were introductions to the process of self-discovery, but the third one opened me up to what “satori” felt like. It was a seven-day residential workshop with a gathering of about fourteen and a leader. For the first three days Rajen gazed out the window and said nothing. The fourth day saw fireworks, as there was an explosion of emotional catharsis including my own. After pounding pillows and yelling, Rajen asked me to stop, tied up my hands and feet and offered a challenge to undo the rope. This, I was told, symbolized my own emotional knots. After much effort Rajen told me to stop, intensely looked into my eyes and asked me to be still. “You’re not there,” he repeated, “not yet, not yet and there you are, now here. Now go sit and feel this.” Rajen had given me my first taste of the here and now. I sat in silence for the last three days of the workshop. When I went outside people who knew me before the workshop could hardly believe the difference. The look of stress had vanished, my energy had shifted and I was present for the first time in my life.

I was hooked. The very thing I was told to watch out for had come to pass. Allan the meditator and mystic had been born. Then began the process of integration. It is one thing to feel enlightened, it is another to own it. That is still a work in progress.

Since 1979 I have explored the spiritual realm through expanding my own personal growth and diving into the depths of shamanism. I became adept at reading tarot cards and working with energy. Channeling came naturally to me as I opened more to the spirit world and allowed healing energy to flow through me.

Although I’ve done a myriad of experiential workshops I’ve never had training as a healer. My intuitive nature has determined that it be so. It speaks to me when I do a card reading and I am amazed when perfect cards appear for any given situation. It is as if magic is happening and I am an instrument for spirit to speak. The same holds true with the energy work that I perform. Whenever I am with a client and I open to spirit, in that moment, the energy flows to where it is needed. I simply allow. I am humbled as the energy does its magic and encourages healing and expansion of energy. Dis-ease means disconnection from spirit. We are all connected to spirit whether we acknowledge it or not. To disallow that connection is to cause dis-ease. I help reconnect you so that healing can be facilitated. Then anything is possible. All that is required is an open mind. From there the energy can flow freely and unblock that which prevents the process of healing.

Feel the presence

Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension...the drop has fallen into the ocean. ~ Osho

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