Who am I?
“I am just another person walking the path. I have some gifts, some useful experience, and the guidance of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As do you. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all facets of the same Diamond, all beating in the same Heart, all thinking through the same Mind. I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1997. I was introduced to the Course in 1995, but I scoffed and dismissed it. Several years later a personal crisis had me desperately praying to a God that didn’t make sense to me and A Course in Miracles crossed my path again. This time, I couldn’t put it down. It turned my life upside down — in a good way. I started formally teaching the Course in 2005.”
Amy Torres is a well-loved spiritual teacher, author, and retired Gestalt psychotherapist. She has helped countless people regain their lives through a process she terms “unravelization” – safely structuring meltdowns, temper tantrums and nervous breakdowns for repressed and imploding adults desperately in need of release. The idea is that by unraveling and falling apart we encounter new psychological terrain in which fresh realizations and breakthroughs can arise.
This process is powerfully healing and evolved out of what the founder of Gestalt psychotherapy, Fritz Perls, called “the impasse.” Unravelization evokes a dynamic process of healing. You are brought to a state that ACIM calls “a clean slate.” Here, transformation occurs. Truths are revealed. Peace and acceptance is possible. Love is felt to be What You Are. Motivation to reclaim one’s life is renewed.
Amy’s background as a Gestalt psychotherapist, with training in Wilhelm Reich’s bodywork, Ruella Frank’s somatic infant development, Puran and Susanna Bair ‘s heart rhythm meditation work, and as a yoga instructor, makes her uniquely qualified to take an experiential approach to A Course in Miracles. This means she can help you experience the Course, actually feeling the results of its practices in your breath, heart, muscles, cells — throughout your entire body. You will walk the world as a Light body, and feel light-hearted and enlightened in the process.
In addition to unravelization, she has developed the Language of Love, Harmony & Beauty©, which is a form of emotionally responsible communication, conflict negotiation, and a way of “undoing” our identification with the ego. She works with individuals and groups, teaching emotional intelligence and communication skills.
Although Reverend Torres was guided to formal ministry training and was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2008, she considers herself “an undercover minister” meaning that her work is to embody Love and Light and allow her Presence to heal all within her sphere, often without mentioning God, or even speaking a word.
Amy was led to A Course in Miracles by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1997 and received shaktipat from Jesus in 1998 (see http://facebook.com/ACIMYoga). Her work is a synthesis of many teachings, ancient and contemporary. The result is an exploration and discovery of who you really are, which naturally results in miracles of love, peace, purpose and joy.
She has had many spiritual teachers and guides (see her photo tribute at http://facebook.com/AmyTorresACIM).
You can read her popular column, Ask Amy, in Miracles magazine. Her book, Sweet Dreams of Awakening, is available at www.amazon.com. Her e-course, Workin’ the Workbook, is a rich companion to your ACIM Workbook practice. Amy’s Blog has many essays and articles on A Course in Miracles. She works with people nationally and internationally via phone and Skype. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-340-1201.
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