From Mathematician to Mystic
I have always been a mystic.. Although I didn’t call it that. Even as a teenager, I studied religion and read every sacred text I could find. My grandfather and uncle were both ministers, yet it wasn’t really the church I was interested in. It was the direct connection with God that I desired.
And then I discovered that there were others.. And they were called mystics.. Meister Eckhart, Rumi, St. Francis… I read anything I could find about them..
In University, I studied mathematics.. Mathematics is the philosophy/science of looking at the universe and seeking patterns that can be described through the pure medium of numbers.. My mind expanded and expanded..
And then I fell in love with a farmer.. I moved to a dairy farm in the middle of the country in Ontario.. And here I would have my greatest turning point. I was a computer programmer until I had children and then I was full-time on the farm, milking cows with babies on my back.. (Apparently I was meant to have a very grounding experience)..
When my children were 2 & 4 years old, I discovered breast lumps growing quickly.. My mom had just died of breast cancer 4 years before.. Her mom and sister had also died of cancer before her.. As serendipity would have it, a “guru” appeared in my life and guided me through the experience to an eventual miraculous healing (that I describe in detail in my book “What If You Could Skip the Cancer?“).
There were many, many things I went through.. dark nights of the soul, incredible healing times.. but most importantly, I had to learn to listen. I had to learn to pray, listen and then follow through on the answer I heard.. This meant turning off my brain (which had served me so well) and trusting something greater.
That was back in 2001.. And I can only live this way now. All my decisions are made this way. My mathematical mind still does all my webdesign, balances the books and does logic puzzles when I’m on holidays.. But I am always in prayer, listening – when I write, when I teach, when I’m talking to my children..
The most amazing shift was that miracles are everywhere in my life. Miracles are so common, that my husband and children would just say “Well, that’s Katrina’s World”… Personally, it feels like I really have nothing to do with it.. I just listen and amazing things happen..
So, I am thrilled to share this incredible path with you… To explore, to go inside, and watch the world transform before our eyes.