Avril underwent a severe crisis beginning 1984 through to 1996 during which she began to re-educate herself, dismantling many illusions. At the time of the crisis she was a wealthy Co-Director of a Finance Company, wife and mother. The crisis involved many OOBIES (mental health providers name this as Hallucinations) and much psychic phenomena including UFO and Abduction experiences. This was the beginning of her emergence into A New Human undergoing a multidimensional experience.
Many years later after worldwide travel and learning from other cultures and spending periods in Buddhist Retreat Centres from India to China, she undertook voluntary work raising funds for Children’s Charities in India, with much “hands on” work helping children.
After this period in her life she realised that she still had an incomplete mission in life, and because she could not find a way to complete this she experienced periods of depression. It was this that led her to connecting with Mental Health Organisations and once again her education took off as she learned from her fellow peers. As she listened to them, it slowly dawned on her that what she regarded as a “Spiritual Awakening and Shamanic Initiations” had for some others been diagnosed as a mental illness and “chemical imbalance of the brain.” Eventually life led her to connect with others who were openly questioning the current Mental Health Paradigm and as she formed links with these people she learned there was an Emerging Paradigm making connections between Mental Illness, Spiritual Awakenings and Shamanic Initiations. It was during this period she completed and published two books A New Human, which had been birthing over the previous 17 years and A Multidimensional Paradigm.
She is now part of an Emerging Paradigm working with others who have undergone their own Mental Health Crisis and who are forming groups and organisations to raise awareness that there are many perspectives to Mental Illness which sometimes includes Spiritual Awakenings and Shamanic Initiations. Early childhood trauma which plays a large part in emerging Mental Illness is not the whole of the story. We are all humans emerging into a Multidimensional Awareness that we are unique, and no one answer fits all. Many of us are wounded healers, helping and collaborating with each other. We do not pretend to have the answers but we are willing to explore and work together with others.
What is the website about?
It’s about understanding how Orwellian our World is and what to do about it.
It’s about Acceptance and Commitment to grow through working with Shadow and Light.
It’s not about me, but includes my experiences both in books and articles.
It’s not for anyone who simply wishes to be entertained or distracted.
If however you have courage to delve into the deepest of realities then maybe you should hang around a bit and dig into some of these posts:
In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us whilst relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours; anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us. Jack Kornfield.