Darlene Van Dyke

My life’s journey is about the path of the Heart, seeking God through mystical experience, and nurturing the Sacred Unity that connects and heals, bringing wholeness within the human body/soul and groups, churches, communities. I’ve explored community-formation since 1970 when I attended a Trust-based Community Experience led by psychologist Jack Gibb, T-Group Method co-founder, mentor. An active member of the Episcopal Church since the early 70s, I’ve also explored many spiritual practices. I was led to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and the work of Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz in 1998, then began walking the Sufi path under his guidance. I received ordination in 2015 as a Sufi Healing Cherag(“Lamp”), an Interfaith Minister. My work has included teaching, writing, lay professional ministry, consulting, nurturing community. Presently semi-retired from 25+ yrs practicing Cranio-sacral Massage Therapy, Sound and Healing Arts, God’s call emerges still. I cherish being Grandmother to five. Delighted my 5th Goose!!!

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