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I've studied metaphysics since I was twenty-one, and that was thirty-four years ago! I have known since I was five that I am special, connected to something higher. By the age of twenty-one, I began my search for Divinity by visiting the Theosophical Society in New York, numerous meditation centers in Florida, and even a metaphysical center on a Swiss mountaintop.

At every juncture, I learned about people and their relationship to the Divine, consciously linking their search for Divinity to my own.

My Catholic upbringing gave me much food for thought because of my Cherokee, Awarak and African heritage. In all my years as a Catholic, I never saw a priest or nun of color, which I consider an affront to all children because children need to identify with their teachers and guides.

Aside from the color dynamic, there was always hellfire and brimstone, guilt trips and sin, the requirement for Catholic school students to attend church every day, as well as the outright hypocrisy of a clergy that smoked cigarettes, drank liquor, and did all the things they told us kids not to do.

After I freed myself from Catholicism, a timely visit to a New Age book store led me to books about Yogi philosophy, the science of breath, and the mystics of Christianity, to name a few. These books showed me how to take control of my inner self and to avoid concerning myself with over-analyzing, criticizing, and coaching others.

While I gave my nine-year-old son the book,
Yogi Philosophy, and I told others about the other books I have read, I hesitate to take on the role of teacher, master, or guide because each of us is on her own journey to Divinity.

When I explored Krishna Consciousness, I didn't do handouts at the airport, but I went to the temple in Philadelphia, wore the sari, participated in ritual, and ate food I loved. I also read the Bhagavad-Gita, and visited the shrine of Prabupahda in New York. I am still Krishna Conscious, although I don't partake of the ritual any longer
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From the ages of thirty to fifty, music served as my Divine Expression: I sang for a living.  I enjoyed performing and

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