The year was 1987. I was 30 years old before I finally started to wake up and step consciously onto my spiritual path. Like many of us, I read books, went to workshops and the like, thinking I was making progress. Now it is true that I made some progress, but this is like sitting in a restaurant reading the menu and thinking that your hunger will be satisfied. Yes, I had made it to the restaurant but I was not eating; still, I thought I had arrived, but I was never going to be filled up with the words on the menu.
In fact, the spiritual journey is not about adding things, like acquiring more knowledge or learning new things. It is about taking action: specifically the action of letting go. This is when we make progress, when we recognize a truth that–at the soul level–we already knew. This is what spiritual mentoring is all about: supporting your process of self-inquiry and guiding you to let go of who you have become so that you can consciously inhabit your True-Self.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
~ Lao Tzu
When I started practicing bodywork in 1988, I did not have any idea that it would lead me to a deeper spiritual connection and understanding of life. As I continued to go deeper into my work and self-inquiry, I was able to help more and more clients on their journey. I found this dual approach much more rewarding than helping with just a client’s physical challenges. I soon realized how connected the physical and the spiritual were, which led me to new ways of working with my clients.
Why Work with a Spiritual Mentor?
I observe people everywhere going through great and small changes – changes in their work life, changes in their financial life, changes in their relationship and romantic life, changes in their family life, changes in their social life, and changes in their spiritual life. Working with a Spiritual Mentor can assist you with integrating the changes in your life, and further your spiritual journey in this life.
If you are you experiencing great change or any of the following, then spiritual mentoring may be helpful:
- Do you feel that life should be comfortable every moment?
- Do you feel anxious about the future?
- Do you find yourself worrying about things in your life or for others?
- Have you thought that if you just get that next thing, e.g. partner, job or house, everything will be perfect?
- Have you ever thought, if I just did not have this problem, everything would be OK?
- If only this person was not in my life, I could finally be happy.
- Are you fearful of what is to come?
- Does life feel difficult?
- Would you like to change the way you think about life?
- Would you like to change the way you react when someone is angry with you?
- Do you think that what is happening to you should not be happening?
- Do you feel that life is not fair sometimes?
If you feel any of the above and you are looking for help, for some answers, for some comfort and clarity, then contact me. These spiritual mentoring sessions are rooted in supporting your personal empowerment, personal and spiritual growth and fostering conscious awareness of how you are the creative force in your life. In your free 30-minute consultation, we can see if working together is for our highest good.
I know this can be a scary proposition, but if you are prepared to self-reflect and grow past your old, limiting beliefs and patterns, then spiritual mentoring might be right for you. It has been my experience that there is nothing more satisfying than growth and change in these areas. I would be honored to guide you and hold a loving and safe space for you to progress on your journey to reconnecting with your True-Self.
As always, that first step is yours. Let’s get started!
I was referred to Tim Custis by my therapist, and am eternally grateful for this gentle nudge towards healing. I had spent decades pursuing various forms of individual and group therapy to cope with post-traumatic depression and a variety of self-defeating behaviors. Although I’d made patient and consistent progress over the years, I’d recently become increasingly frustrated that certain situations and behavior patterns never really improved. Working with Tim, I have experienced many shifts, some subtle, but others sudden and profound. Habitual all-or-nothing thinking has been spontaneously replaced by open-mindedness and the ability to challenge myself and see the new possibility at every turn. Tim has shown me that “impossible” is the same as “I’m possible.” There can be gain without pain!
Through my work with Tim, I was able to ask for and receive a 12-week paid medical leave, and have since returned to work transforming my punishing, overachieving schedule into a four-day work week (with minimal decrease in salary). I am more gentle with myself and others, taking time each day to rest, eat and drink properly, exercise, sleep, and enjoy my family.
I have been inspired to clean out closets, letting go of things I no longer need — both material possessions and habits of thought. I am increasingly able to remain calm and grounded in stressful situations. I am more aware of responses in my body and routinely challenge my old ways of thinking. I am unclenching. Best of all, I feel happy and contented most of the time. I enjoy increased harmony in the workplace and at home. My husband recently said, “I can’t even remember the last time you got mad at me or had a meltdown.” He now fondly calls Tim “The Exorcist.” So if like me, you think you can’t change or you are wallowing in self-pity, think again! Call Tim and get ready to transform your life!
Olga A Lewis, MSIS
Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence and Analytics
Tim has for many years guided me with his spiritual insight. His way of living what he “teaches” makes the lessons learned that more powerful. Over the years Tim has helped me gain discernment of what it is to be truly alive, increasing my understanding of who I am and of my place on this earth. It has made me more tolerant of myself and of others, resulting in a richer and happier life.
Retired Software Engineer