About Rob and Liesel
For a very long time, and well before I wrote Your Soul's Plan, I had been searching, fruitlessly, for the deeper meaning of my life.
A Personal Turning Point
In 2003, my search took a new and surprising turn when I decided to consult with a medium. Although I had a strong belief in God, I had never (as far as I knew) directly experienced the metaphysical. I researched mediums and selected someone with whom I felt comfortable.
My session with the medium took place on May 7, 2003. I remember the exact date because on that day my life changed. I told the medium very little about myself, describing my circumstances only in the most general terms. She explained that each of us has spirit guides, nonphysical beings with whom we plan our lives prior to incarnation. Through her I was able to speak with mine. They knew everything about me—not only what I had done but also what I had thought and felt. For example, they referred to a specific prayer I had said to God some five years earlier. At a particularly difficult time I had prayed, “God, I can’t do this alone. Please send help.” My guides told me that additional nonphysical assistance had been provided. “Your prayer was answered,” they said. I was astounded.
Eager to understand the suffering I had experienced, I asked my guides about the major challenges I had faced. They explained that I had planned these challenges before birth—not for the purpose of suffering, but for the growth that would result. I was shaken by this information. My conscious mind knew nothing of pre-birth planning, yet intuitively I sensed truth in their words.
Although I did not realize it at the time, my session with the medium triggered a profound spiritual awakening for me. I would later understand that this awakening was really a remembering—a remembering of who I am as an eternal soul and, more specifically, what I had planned to do on Earth.
Traveling a New Road
I became obsessed with reading about spirituality and metaphysics. As I read I thought often about pre-birth planning. All my life I had viewed my challenges as nothing more than meaningless suffering. Had I known that I’d planned my challenges, I would have seen them rich with purpose. That knowledge alone would have greatly eased my suffering. Had I also known why I’d planned them, I could have consciously learned the lessons they offered.
During this period of intense study and inner exploration, I met a woman who is able to channel her soul and who agreed to let me speak with her soul about pre-birth planning. I had no knowledge of channeling and was taken aback when she went into a trance and another consciousness, one clearly distinct from hers, began to speak through her. I spoke with her soul for fifteen hours over the course of five meetings.
These conversations were thrilling. They verified and complemented my reading and study. Her soul told me in detail about her own pre-birth planning: the various challenges that had been discussed and the reasons some were selected. Here I had direct, specific confirmation of a phenomenon of which very few people were aware. Because the pain in my life had made me extremely sensitive to—and intensely motivated to relieve—the suffering of others, I was excited by the potential healing an awareness of pre-birth planning could bring to people. I knew that the information I had discovered could lighten their suffering and imbue their challenges with new meaning and purpose. As a result I decided to devote my life to writing and speaking about the subject of life plans.
Writing the Books
Working closely with several mediums and channels, I have now explored the pre-birth plans of many, many people. I have learned that the events in their lives are neither random nor arbitrary, but rather part of a wisely conceived and intricate plan—a plan they themselves bravely designed. I have learned, too, that souls often select very different challenges for similar reasons. You may therefore hear the motivations of your soul in the story of someone whose life is, at least on the surface, very different from your own. In my three books (Your Soul's Plan, Your Soul’s Gift, and Your Soul's Love) I offer to you the life stories and pre-birth plans of many courageous souls.
These stories speak, I believe, to our heartfelt, universal yearning to know . . . why?
The great Indian avatar Sai Baba, just before he accepted a copy of Your Soul’s Plan from my friend, Ted. I am very grateful for this wondrous blessing.
The Work Evolves
Over the last decade or so, my work has evolved quite a bit. In 2012 I began offering Between Lives Soul Regressions (BLSRs), also know as Life Between Lives or LBL regressions to help people awaken, heal, and understand the deeper spiritual meaning and purpose of their lives, and in particular, their greatest challenges. Please see the Sessions page of this website for more information about the BLSR. I also created my Awakening to Your Life Purpose, Discovering Your Life Plan workshop, which I've offered in many countries around the world. The two-day version of the workshop consists of a brief talk I give about pre-birth planning; my Divine Virtues Exercise that gives you insight into the qualities you're working on in this lifetime; the Contact a Deceased Loved One regression (in which workshop participants often make contact with both people and pets); and a group Between Lives Soul Regression. The one-day version of that workshop is the group BLSR. Offering the workshop online has been very fulfilling to me personally, as it's allowed me to help people around the world who would never be able to attend an in-person workshop.
The most significant development is that I met the love of my life, Liesel, who is now both my wife and co-teacher. Initially, neither of us ever even dreamed that we would work together, but then Liesel mastered her OCD (see her story below), turned her life over to Spirit, and opened to channeling the Beings of Light (BOL). We now co-teach the Awakening workshop as well as a number of new workshops Liesel and the Beings of Light have channeled: a Higher Self workshop (that creates a stronger conscious connection with your soul so that you can receive more guidance and inspiration); an Empath workshop; our Star Souls workshop (for those who came to Earth from far away and usually much more highly evolved places); and our Aligning with Ascension workshop. Liesel, the BOL, and I also created a monthly membership and mentorship program called Rise to the Path, the primary intention of which is to help people activate and live their highest vibrational life plan, where most of the learning is done through love, peace, and joy and not so much through pain or suffering.
In all the workshops we often explore topics like the nature of the soul, karma, reincarnation, soul groups, healing, unity consciousness (oneness consciousness), starseeds, mediumship, metaphysics, and the Council of Elders (the beings with whom you speak in a BLSR).
Rob and I have been together for over a decade, and have been married since 2016. You would think given that Rob’s books are based on channeled material from mediums that it would make sense that he would meet and fall in love with someone that channeled beings who reside in Unity Consciousness, and that, of course, Rob and this special someone would not only share their lives, but would also meld their work together to teach workshops to people all over the world. The catch is that for most of our relationship, I had no idea that I had any abilities or skills as a channel. In fact, it was not until 2020 that I really started to open to these capacities and began channeling messages from the incredibly wise and loving beings that exist in a state of Unity Consciousness that Rob and I now affectionately call the Beings of Light or BOL. Rob and I feel so very blessed now to share a sacred mission to offer all that he has discovered about pre-birth planning and all that comes through me from the Beings of Light with people to help the world raise in vibration and help as many individuals as possible expand their level of awareness and consciousness.
So, how did this come to be?
I know intimately what evolving through intense suffering is. For over a decade of my life, I suffered from severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Many times during that period, the agony of daily life and the constant terror, anxiety, and depression I felt seemed unbearable and unrelenting. Desperate for an end to it all, I teetered on the brink of suicide often. Slowly, what I needed to extricate myself from that Dark Night of the Soul came. I encountered the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and mindfulness, and drank them in like someone in a desert would gulp down water. Beginning to realize that I was the witness, the awareness that was aware of the intense anxiety and “crazy” thoughts. I could occasionally feel some space around the hellscape that was my inner world, and this space allowed me to come up for air.
Sometimes, I became so intensely present to the anxiety, so in a state of acceptance and non-resistance to the anxiety, that it was like I would break through that vibrational field and discover another just beyond it that was bliss. At first, these glimpses were only occasional and lasted for only seconds. It was an incredible journey of contrast to go from feeling the depths of terror and despair to getting to taste the eternal peace and bliss of the beingness deep within and then back to terror all within a matter of less than a minute. However, those little tastes of the divine kept me alive and gave me hope that present moment awareness might be able to help me get out of the dungeon in which I felt trapped.
One evening, when I was experiencing one of these roller coaster rides up from the depths of mental suffering, I walked into my bedroom closet and had one of the most profoundly beautiful experiences of my life. My one-bedroom apartment’s small, walk-in closet was completely mundane by traditional standards, consisting of wire shelving hung on regular drywall. However, this time when I walked into the closet, I could see and feel what I might now describe as the “Source essence” of the drywall. I felt the love and beauty and aliveness that is the substrate of all form, and I felt this not on a beach looking at a beautiful sunset, nor looking at a majestic redwood in an ancient forest; rather, I felt this profound knowingness while staring at drywall.
That experience reframed how I looked at life and made me realize that one’s sense of peace and joy are not really dependent on external conditions, that actually even seeing or perceiving incredible beauty is not dependent upon external conditions and is even possible in the most unlikely of settings. I knew that if I could have a spiritually transformative experience staring at drywall, then that really meant that the spiritual and transcendent dimension is all around us, and that really what is going on is that most of the time we have blinders on in the form of the mental and emotional structuring of the small, personal self or ego. It really drove home the point that lasting peace, love, and joy were not to be pursued or found by arranging external conditions until they were “just so;” rather, lasting peace, joy, and love were to be found by getting beyond this filtering mechanism of the small self that acted like “blackout curtains” to perceiving this incredible love and light that was everywhere.
Of course, I still spent the vast majority of my time living in my small personal self. I did manage to make the conditions within this small personal self less hellish by learning and incorporating OCD treatment techniques. With the help of a very gifted OCD therapist, my personal self became more functional and more able to manage and cope with the obsessive thoughts, compulsions, and intense emotions. I also continued to practice bringing Presence and awareness to these difficult phenomena within my psyche. Intermittently, I would experience what I called “energy rushes” that were like electric bolts of bliss and pure beingness. It was now nice to have them in the context of less contrast to them, to not go from sheer hell to bliss and back to hell. The “residue” of them would linger longer; however, for the most part my improvement was through the slow slog of learning to utilize OCD treatment techniques like ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) in my daily life.
I met Rob during this time, and we quickly fell in love. Our relationship made me very motivated to get better so that my OCD didn’t hamper and impact our lives so profoundly. I worked very hard to use the OCD therapy techniques. Slowly, my mental and emotional patterns began to rewire into more benign versions of themselves. It was still a small personal self, but a less tortured one. By 2019 I had made so much progress that Rob and I were able to travel to Spain together, something that would have been unthinkable in years prior. I also sometimes emerged from meditation with insights and answers to issues with which I had been struggling.
Then in early 2020 (as everyone is well aware) Covid arrived. For someone who has OCD that is primarily based around germs, contamination, and contagion, a global pandemic is like having your worst nightmare come true. I had no idea how to cope or manage the new reality that I (and all the world) was thrust into in March of 2020. This new reality was orders of magnitude beyond the personal self’s coping skills that had been acquired over the years in therapy. As an act of sheer survival, I surrendered. I surrendered to the very depths of my being, asked for help, and asked this deep, internal place that I'd had glimpses and tastes of over the years to take over and live and navigate my life. I surrendered to Source within out of complete necessity as I saw it as my only hope to be able to live in this new reality. In the coming months, I surrendered over and over again. Whenever I became overwhelmed, it was like my Tibetan bell or call to awareness to remember to surrender. I began to notice that the “energy rushes” became stronger, more frequent, and more sustained.
I also began to notice something else that was quite amazing. I noticed that when I was in this surrendered, internal space, I was no longer alone like I was when I was in the personal self space. I felt this multitude of loving, light-filled beings with me. I would feel their profound love and deeply peaceful energy when I fully surrendered into this internal space. Then I noticed that messages would come from this field of loving beings often in answer to a question with which my personal self would be struggling.
I started to write the messages down and began sharing them with Rob. He was quite surprised and, I think, a little amazed as neither of us had ever thought of me as a channel. He commented on how powerful and high-vibration the messages were. Considering his extensive knowledge of channeled material, I knew that he knew what he was talking about. He asked me to ask if the vast group of beings had a name. The sense I got from Them is that They did not really have a name as a group in the way we think of names, but for practical purposes They were happy to let Rob and I “name” Them. So, we affectionately began calling Them the Beings of Light or BOL for short. Rob kept asking, “When can I put some of these channelings in the newsletter?” I was hesitant, but finally in late 2020 I agreed to let Rob share a few of the channelings in his newsletter. The response from readers about how helpful the channelings were really touched me.
Then at the beginning of 2021, I said a prayer. I said, “Source, I surrender to this, too. I surrender to this energy and momentum and these amazing beings that have so much love and wisdom to share with the world. So, use me as you will.” Well, long story short, Source took me at my word, and by Spring of 2021 I was co-teaching a new Shift Network course (much of which was based on channeled material from the Beings of Light) with Rob to an audience of over 500 people. That course with over 500 people enrolled in it was the very first time I had ever taught in any capacity as a “spiritual teacher.”
Since then the BOL have continued to pour forth their loving wisdom and transformational tools in the form of Their channelings and powerful meditations. Rob and I are honored and blessed to be able to help so many people use these teachings and meditations to transform their consciousness in the workshops we now do together. We are so profoundly grateful that these workshops help people experience the love and light within that is their fundamental nature and help them connect with the guides, angels, masters, and love-light beings that long to nurture and support them and all humanity.
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