A couple of personal stories:
As I look back on my life today… it looks very different than I thought it did just 10 years ago. Why? The past didn’t change. Sure I have changed, but what has really shifted is my perception. Isn’t this what healing really is? It’s a shift in my internal world. It’s a deep experience of gratitude for everything in my life exactly as it is.
I will tell you what I mean. I went through a period of 10 years where a lot of “bad things” happened. It started with the death of my grandparents all within a couple of years… That wasn’t so bad – everyone loses their grandparents, but that was just the beginning. On May 10, 1999 – I found my father on the floor curled up in a ball and foaming at the mouth after having suffered a stroke. This marked the beginning of the complete upheaval of my life. My beautiful, idyllic world was about to be shaken to the core. My father was in a coma – out of a coma and back into a coma for 6 weeks and passed away on June 28. In the next 10 years, I experienced the following:
~ Fire – the house I grew up in burned to the ground shortly after my dad passed away
~ Flood – the apartment my sister and I lived in flooded
~ Tornado – the house we inherited from my dad’s uncle was destroyed by a tornado
~ Brain tumor – I was diagnosed with a brain tumor
~ 2 brain surgeries – I stopped breathing and died after the second surgery
~ Marriage & Divorce within 1 and a half years
~ Sinus surgery to remove e. coli bacteria in my sinuses that had been introduced somehow during the brain surgery
~ Addiction to pain killers after my brain surgery – treatment for said addiction
~ Diagnosed with Endometriosis after having a surgery to treat intense abdominal pain
~ Diagnosed with a second brain tumor
~ 3rd Brain Surgery
~ 2 miscarriages
~ Second Divorce after surviving an abusive marriage
Needless to say, I have been through some pretty dark times. Such fear, devastation, pain, and suffering that I was brought to my knees many times. It was a dark night of the soul indeed. I was brought to the depth of despair. I was broken.
But…. I had been broken open! Upon being broken open, there was space for Grace to enter. Thus began my healing.
You see, everything was so brilliantly designed for the awakening of my spirit. Each and every experience was perfect. I developed the kind of compassion and depth that I would never have were it not for these “tragedies”. I use quotations because I have learned that each struggle was, in fact, a gift. I was graced with the opportunity to experience a sort of spiritual boot camp.
When I see a “storm” brewing – I see it as an opportunity… for growth, for enlightenment, for compassion, for exactly what I need.
You see… stumbling blocks and stepping stones look the same – It’s all in how you perceive them.
I remember my first teacher about the sky… My Dad. He would teach me all about the stars, planets, galaxies, scientists and sparked my quest for lifelong learning.
Whenever I look up at the starry sky, I am reminded of the big picture, of how miraculous this creation is. I see god in the stars.
When I was 10, I began studying religions. I studied Christianity, Buddhism, The Baha’i Faith, Native American traditions, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Hinduism. I wanted to discover why they were all arguing. I had always seen all of the different belief systems as pathways to the same light. My studies confirmed this knowing. There are many paths to the universal light of truth. We are all pieces of the beautiful source of creation – we are Truth, Love, and Joy. There are as many paths back to this light as there are souls.
I also began studying science. I was fascinated by Einstein and Hawking.
In college, I studied Astrophysics. I had a class one semester on black holes. I was in awe of the then theoretical black holes and how all of our “understanding” of the laws of physics were turned on their head. Time is relative? Yes. Space is relative? Yes.
I am in awe and almost brought to tears when I gaze upon pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope of distant galaxies… of areas of space that we thought were empty – only to discover that there are Thousands of Galaxies in each picture.
My investigation into String Theory began to explain what I always intuitively knew. We are literally made of particles of light vibrating at different frequencies. A beautiful symphony of creation.
My study of science and spirituality has brought me to my current understanding of the Divine. There is an intelligent and miraculous consciousness behind all of creation. So beautiful, so incredible that we can only fully comprehend glimpses of its splendor.
Wouldn’t you know the ancient cultures knew this. They knew that we are all connected to the whole. That we are an imprint of the universal light at the time of our birth.
In my 20’s I learned about yoga. I was fascinated and wanted to learn more about the origins of yoga. I read Autobiography of a Yogi. Shortly thereafter, I had a Vedic Astrology reading. The information shared with me resonated on such a deep level. It opened something up in me. I began to expand my consciousness. I was hooked.
I began a 4 year program of study in Vedic Astrology, Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting, Meditation and Vedic Knowledge . Something magical happened. It was as if I was remembering the knowledge rather than learning it for the first time. The knowledge of the vedas is so enlightened that I continue to experience deeper and deeper understandings of truth to this day. It has the power to elevate consciousness, to spread light and bring deep and meaningful experiences of peace.
It is my path to reflect to you the LIGHT AND LOVE THAT YOU ARE!!!
Andi’s Education and Spiritual Path
Andi Bond has been on a spiritual path since the age of 10… studying multiple religions, philosophies and scientific modalities. At a young age, she had a profound sense of oneness. She practices the sciences of Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Meditation, Mantra and Kriya Yoga as a way to shed light on your highest purpose in life to provide healing and direction. Her study of science and spirituality have given her deep and meaningful experiences of truth. Her unique practice offers insight into the evolution of consciousness and the ultimate truth that we are all beautiful threads of a universal tapestry.
Andi graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder – where she studied Engineering and Astrophysics and graduated with a degree in International Marketing and Spanish with a Minor in Business. She holds a Masters Certification in Vedic Astrology from Shruti Institute for Vedic Arts. Her areas of focus include: Sanskrit, Meditation, Vedic Astrology, Science and Philosophy of ancient India.
Andi uses the sciences of Meditation, Sanskrit, Kriya Yoga and Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology) as a way to shed light on your highest purpose to provide healing and direction. She has been initiated into the Shankaracharya tradition of Jyotir Math. Andi also received the blessing of initation into the lineage of Kriya Yoga by Roy Eugene Davis – disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Andi practices as a teacher of sacred knowledge and meditation.
Spiritual Life Coach ~ Vedic Astrology ~ Meditation ~ Sanskrit ~ Mantra ~ Yoga
Delray Beach – Boca Raton – West Palm Beach, Florida
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