The unknown has always drawn me, what was hidden from ordinary sight has been the whisper in my ear. The potency of this draw prodded me to take the next step, even when I’ve been terrified to my bones. I discovered that making the inner journey is not a singular event with a beginning point that leads to a conclusion. Instead it is a continual process of unfolding into the new, over and over; and only then “decoding” it for use in daily life.
Though the journey never ends, there is always more to discover, to receive and to offer. That’s been true even through the twists and turns and turbulent times.
The study and practice of psychology was the foundation for my journey. As a successful psychotherapist, I devoted years to understanding the inner workings of the human experience. As a college and university professor, I taught the why and the how of life. But I knew there was more.
The draw of the inner quest became a longing for something I couldn’t name and that seemed just out of my field of vision. A series of remarkable teachers appeared. They taught me about energy, about healing and about the power of music and imagery to reveal deeper levels of my inner world. I worked with vibration and how to attune myself to higher frequencies.
Still the feeling remained of something that I thought others knew but didn’t reveal. With all that I thought I “knew” I didn’t feel a strong enough connection with myself to satisfy this inner longing to know.
So my journey continued, exploring other teachings and processes, across states and countries and disciplines. I was teaching workshops on the Inner Journey. I found myself training teachers, ministers, doctors, therapists and healers. The longing continued though, unfilled.
Discovering the Keys to My Own Kingdom
I met Dawn in 1987. Something profoundly different began to take hold within me that I hadn’t experienced in all my time with encounter groups, psychotherapy training, body work or energy healing sessions. It was through Dawn that I experienced a sense of Self-love that took me beyond the personality. An imperturbable rock of utter knowing became anchored within me: that I existed and that I was loved. Self-doubt could not stand with it. Love remained, filling the empty longing. Through Dawn’s daily teaching by example, through her opening the energetic doors of the Mysteries, I discovered the keys to my own kingdom.
My life is now an entirely new kind of journey, not one of searching for answers, but one of stillness that allows me to receive. The mysteries have continued to open as I have been willing to surrender to that limitless Intelligence within me that loves me and gives me life. This is the Inner Teacher. It is from here that this website was born, out of a desire to give voice to the evolution of an inner teaching, a legacy of my work with Dawn and the group of “inner researchers” who have been part of this. This evolution continues with you.
The Journey in Pictures
Images I’ve collected along the way
Work with Laurie Seymour
Laurie can also be found as a writer on The Huffington Post, The Magic Happens, The Elephant Journal , Positively Positive, One Wise Life and Tut.com. She is a contributing author in the Amazon #1 Best-Seller, The Wisdom of Midlife Women 2 and the Amazon #1 International Best-Seller, 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul.
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