Thanks to the Boston Voyager for the recent article about our work. Read it below or click the link at the end to see it on their website.
THE BOSTON VOYAGER: Today we’d like to introduce you to Samvedam Randles. Samvedam, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I came to the USA in 1983 after graduating from my German University with an MA in psychology.
What drew me here was my continued involvement with a spiritual teacher from India, Shree Rajneesh, with whom I had been studying in India for the last few years.
At first I lived on the West coast where I studied Postural Integration and managed the Institute for Release and Integration in Mill Valley.
THE BOSTON VOYAGER: Has it been a smooth road?
Are there any smooth roads?
Following my own heart and spirit has brought me many unexpected joys and adventures and has also not been an easy ride.
THE BOSTON VOYAGER: What was hard?
Leaving my home country and my family of origin.
Stepping out with new methods such as Breathwork or Family constellations that were not yet valued, and even described as “weird” or “unreal.”
Standing in the face of popular believes and asking people to open their minds and hearts to something new, asking to expand into something unknown, does often not go over that well.
When I began guiding spirit journeys, I learned that the week before people step into the unknown, fears and doubts rise in a large wave and I had to learn to hold ground and faith in the midst of these fears.
Our desert wisdom journey probably topped this experience. Knowing that we would be in the Sahara Desert with no shops available, no hospitals nearby, brought up waves of fears for most participants. And yet, it was one of the best transformational journeys I ever guided.