Before I learned how to fly, I was confined to earthbound ideology and traditions. As a child I would often lie down on the grass at night and look up at the stars and wonder what was out there, and I remember having a recurring dream of being in an empty room with my body sitting in an old wooden dark chair, but being able to float above my body and observe myself from above. I've also had frequent dreams of flying totally effortlessly like an eagle soaring through the sky very high.But other than that, I was pretty earthbound. I played with my dinky toys like other boys and went to Sunday school every week, learning the Lord's Prayer and the Lord is My Shepherd and I sometimes even performed skits of Jesus in a Manger and sang hymns with the adults and Christmas Carols like Silent Night. I remember seeing how bored and solemn everyone looked in the congregation as the Minister preached his sermon and thinking to myself, "Is this really God's place?" and "Does this guy with the white collar really think that people are listening?" I soon realized that going to Church was just another tradition passed down from generation to generation without anyone questioning its value. There was no actual teaching of how to connect directly with God; just listening to the minister's own version of God.
In my teens I had a natural gift of writing and composing songs and would spend hours in front of the piano singing and belting out tunes. Poetry and lyrics are things that came naturally to me. I also seemed to possess the ability to travel into the future because at age 16 years I wrote a song entitled, "The Old Grey Schoolbook," a nostalgic account of me at a much older age discovering an old schoolbook in the attic and seeing the names of old schoolmates signed on the inside back cover (In those days the textbooks were passed from student to student). Sports was another talent that I had since I was blessed with an athletic build and natural ability. There were very few sports that I didn't compete in and I was always selected to play on the school teams. But this polarity of interests would soon become a lifetime theme of conflict and confusion for me. I had great difficulty in knowing what area I should focus on so as not to spread myself too thin.
When I graduated from High School, I realized that I had an interest in parapsychology, but discovered that there were no universities that taught this in Canada. Not having the means to travel to the United States and study in any of the universities that offered it (mostly in California), I settled on going to a local college where they offered a Social Sciences curriculum that covered the basics of Humanities, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology. With competing interests of writing music and songs, dancing at the college disco, playing basketball on the varsity team, running a coffee house, etc., it wasn't long before my interest in academics waned. So I dropped out. But fortunately I had an encounter with someone who introduced me to the writings of Edgar Casey. This was my first exposure to a world that was to become my inspiration many years later in developing the Experience the Light Seminars©.
But first I had to get an education, not from school, but from life. A psychic actually told me that I would spend time getting an education, but I only realized much later what that meant. The next 10 years were spent working in a whole variety of jobs including car dealer parts inventory clerk, warehouse worker, tennis instructor, typewriter technician, office equipment salesman, and the list goes on. Finally at age 28 years I decided to give my first passion a try - music. So I enrolled in private singing lessons, took acting lessons, and performed in a number of amateur musical theatre productions. After three years of this, I decided I couldn't possibly make a living at it. So I went back to university (they let me in as a mature student) in the undergraduate psychology program at Concordia University. I worked fulltime during the day and studied at night. Five years later I had a B.A. Honours in Psychology. My 5-point GPA score was an impressive 4.6 (I finally developed better studying habits), so I was readily admitted into the M.Ed. Counselling Psychology program at McGill University.
I started my career as a Counselling Psychologist in 1990. Along the way I became a Certified Morita Therapist after traveling to Japan to participate in the first International Morita Therapy Symposium. Back in Montreal I did a one year's internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital's Behaviour Therapy Clinic, another 1 1/2 years at the Montreal General Hospital's Addictions Unit, one year consulting in the development of behavioural management software, 1 1/2 years at a Native Healing Lodge (I actually participated in a sweat lodge ceremony on the night of New Year's Eve ushering in the new millennium), became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and that's not all. I discovered that I had other gifts that were not easy to explain or to use under the guise of a Psychologist, in fact they were forbidden. But, I used them with my friends and family. By using laying-on of the hands (I found out later was similar to Reiki Therapy) in combination with spiritual hypnotherapy, people reported improvements in conditions ranging from cancer, to arthritis, to neck pain, headaches, anxiety, and many other maladies.
Twenty-five years later, I decided to no longer continue working as a psychologist so that I could offer to the public a wider spectrum of my services. So not only am I offering Skype One-On-One Healing Sessions as Holistic Therapeutic Healer & Teacher, I am also spreading my wings to offer self-hypnosis mp3s, healing seminars in select venues that have comfortable seating and state-of-the art audio/visual equipment as well as Webinars.
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Peter Kelly, M.Ed., CHT, Holistic Therapeutic Healer & Teacher