Biography

Having spent Years as a small scale inspirational speaker and minister, I quickly began to realize that often the culture of the inspirational speaking assignments I was accepting encouraged me to be inauthentic. I’ve spent hours from stage outlining the journey that has been my life. Now, at the age of thirty-nine, I find myself at a point where some people experience an existential crisis culturally is that defined as a midlife crisis. Alternatively I believe I am just starting a period of true enlightenment on my way to a sense of authenticity. One of the biggest thing that bothered me from stage was that in order to keep the calls coming and my career on track I had to present my journey as a success only journey.The truth is while there was much success; the road to that success was anything but smooth.  There were many periods of sorrow, pain anguish and depression.  These valleys as it were, were either glazed over or omitted entirely in the name of presenting a powerfully persuasive “you too can have this success” mentality.  While there will always be a place in society for this ultra positive outlook, after a few years it was no longer serving me well and i felt as though i was doing it an injustice to the crowd I was serving.  As an interesting paradox, whenever I was called upon to minister or evangelize and speak with regards to issues of the human spirit, I began to recognize my individual truth.  My physical body has betrayed me since birth.  I was blessed with a unique challenge in the form of Cerebral Palsy, and taught to believe that my brain was the only muscle that would never fail me. So what then is a person who has devoted their life to helping others reach their potential to do?  The answer is simple, return to and foster the only skills which I felt truly authentic in exercising out of that column is born the Able Spirit project.  Many people before me have written extensively on being present, the power of intention, and various other aspects of Spirituality.  So I began a journey of discovery, guided in large part by remarkable pioneers in spiritual thought, such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Eckart Tolle, and Dr. Brian Weiss.  As I surrounded myself with this enlightening material I have found a world when combined with my own spiritual perspective to be powerful, consuming, and challenging. I do not begin to claim to be as evolved as any of these mentors. However, I believe I have a calling to provide my perspective to the universe with out regard to ability.  As such, upon the death of my primary mentor a few years ago I received a spiritual call to action and will devote the rest of my life to providing tools which will allow anyone to challenge their beliefs, expand their horizons, and grow in the spirit. there by increasing individual empowerment.  This vision is still in its infancy but will include a series of books, multimedia presentations at AbleSpirit.org and hopefully at some point a return to the speaking circuit, grounded in truth, authenticity, and unconditional love. Thank you for taking the time to locate my profile.  I look forward to you joining me on this journey.
Namaste,
Earl

Welcome

Greetings all,

mere hours ago, the earth completed yet another revolution around the sun. In most societies, this marks the beginning of a new year. As 2017 begins, many of us will choose to begin a new adventure, will rededicate ourselves to an existing adventure, or hope to see a long-standing project come to some form of a conclusion. Often the challenge behind new adventure is nearly identical to continuing to work on projects that have been long-standing. New Year’s often causes us to examine our focus, reflect on where we been, decide where we are going in the best way to get there. In this spirit this blog begins marking a new chapter on a project I worked on for several years. Since I was a teenager I have recognized that I have a calling to change lives by sharing my own unique worldview. For many years, I have addressed this need to make a difference in the number of different ways. I spent close to two decades as a professional public speaker, have provided counseling and guidance in an informal setting to a number of people facing the most unique challenges you could think of, the number of years ago began work on a book intended to consolidate my life experience, the advice and lessons learned through hours of conversation, reading, listening to all nature of media; and most importantly mentally processing all of these experiences in order to obtain whatever pearls of wisdom I could gain from every experience I’ve ever had.

Life is all about perspective and everyone’s perspective is unique. As for me, this journey we call life began nearly 40 years ago, Life has been full of joy, pain, sorrow, laughter, tears, and celebration; often at the same time my physical existence is never been very kind to me I was born with cerebral palsy.  From the start my very existence was in peril. Born in 1977, They did not have the technology to keep a 2 /12 month premature infant alive. Thus, my first cycle began. My first struggle was to overcome the fact that I was in a Hurry to begin life, followed by a period of respiratory distress syndrome, brain damage, and a muscular system that does what it wants; when it wants. Pain in my physical body is a constant companion. My muscles are in a constant state pf tension. However even that isn’t consistent.  Cold, wind, moisture, body positioning and barometric tend to be my constant nemesis. Most days my physical state is unpredictable, challenging and a distinct blessing.

What…Wait… a blessing? How can that be? Daily pain greater than most could endure, life in a wheelchair in world that is built for the “normalâ€� people how could that be a blessing? I am fortunate enough to be alive despite odds stacked against me and have surrounded myself with people and influences that taught me from a young age that my mind is the only muscle that will not betray me.  That has led to a lifetime of transcending the physical out of necessity. As an adult that early lesson has served me well. I can be certain that life will continue, the only certainty is life is uncertain. However, challenge while constant is also motivational. Thanks to spiritual mentors many of which I will never meet, most notably Dr. Wayne W Dyer. Whose recent passing was a call to action for me (more on this in numerous future posts. Like me your mind is the most powerful tool you will ever have.   I commit to myself and to you to create a diverse platform of enlightenment. This blog, numerous books, extensive social media usage, and the cornerstone ablespirit.org let the journey begin. A cycle of positivity, and fulfilment. Let’s begin…

Wishing you unconditional love and light,

 Namaste,

Earl