Spiritual coaching in a safe space
Safe Space Spiritual Coaching is Spiritual Coaching in a safe space!
Created by Dana Biondo and Neale Donald Walsch.
I was born in Malone, N.Y. on October 5, 1960. At 11:07 am. My astrology is Libra Sun, Aries Moon, Scorpio rising. 11- 7 both Power numbers.
I have 5 Scorpio risings to be more specific.
I AM an Artist, a Healer, a Teacher, Spiritual Guide and a
Friend in deed.
My Family tree stems from 2 common ancestors: Pietro (Peter) Biondo and Giovanni (John) Biondo were both of whom were born in the village of San Mauro Castelverde, Sicily. Although they were brothers, they were born two years apart. They Immigrated to the USA at separate times and settled in different places in the N.E.
How I Created my Self and Who I AM!
The 1st turning point in my life was with my parents as I was with them for only the first five years of my life. And I never saw them again. This was a major trauma for me as a boy of 5.
And I stuffed my pain deep in side my self.
Which gives me much compassion for you.
The second turning point was my very first home after my parents. The state of N.Y took me to my cousin Janice Biondo's home with her parents. I could not stay with them for more then a few months then had to go to my first foster home. I was confused and frightened at the same time and yes I blamed God as most of us do.
Now I know there is always a blessing in every disguise. That is life and why I am here today writing this bio. When I look back I was told my parents were way out of balance, no surprise they were handed down the beliefs from many generations before them like most of our families.
I also know now why I was asking for "many years" that dis empowering question -
God what is wrong with me? And turning that anger and rage inward.
Most of my life I have been in sales, even as a boy as a news paper carrier. I rode my bicycle for many miles in cold N.J. weather to deliver news papers and collect payments. One of many jobs as a young boy and teenager. I was very ambitious! I was even called money bags.
The third turning point was after 10 years in my first foster home at age 16, I was again asked to leave, I arrived there at age 5. Now I know why it is not easy to unpack and call any where home because,
I have moved so many times in my life it is like living out of suite case every day of your life. Another Awakening I had when I realized How I developed a Not Enough attitude. While in foster homes you are treated as if you are Not Enough because you are always second best.
I saw how biological children were given privileges I did not have and my Self Esteem began to erode very quickly. Again I thank God she is teaching me now to love my self, I AM a worthy and deserving person and I have a right to my place in the Universe.
My first foster home really felt like home for me because they gave me what every foster child longs for ten years of love and stability. I remember my best times when I went clothes shopping every school year and when we had Christmas. I loved this home and my parents. After separation from this house I moved again to several new foster homes that were all temporary. I was leading my Self to live a life of independence and interdependence on God. What I was being taught was self reliance to Trust the Universe.
I remember one home I was put in was a father who clearly drank too much and displayed threatening behavior and a son who did the same. I knew in this home I was constantly under emotional or physic and at times physical attack.
At age 17 I decided to go to Philadelphia after a friend in High School told me about the military and I joined the U.S. Navy. After a trip to the Far East and 1 year in dry dock for over haul I was discharged in Seattle.
How glad I am to have seen the far east it opened my eyes to many things I had not be aware of. I realized how rich, fortunate we are here in the U.S.
So I chose a career of in inside outside sales? The reason became clear many years later. In order to "make the sale", you have to have a high self esteem. Which I have learned after being in sales for twenty years sales means "self love." So I catapulted myself in to a career that required good self esteem and in order to be successful.
"Thank God! I found Amway or Amway found me. While reading the Power of Positive Thinking, I met one of my first mentors. He convinced me to sell my TV and start reading more self help books. It was the best thing I have ever done To this day, twenty years later, I still do not watch prime time TV or any TV at all. I do watch Net Flix, some DVD.
This was another turning point in my life and the next one was was when I met a student of Dr. Deepak Chopra who gave me a Beautiful ceremony into Primordial Sound Meditation and introduced me to the Seven Habits of Spiritual Success. I then began going to the Seattle Siddha Yoga Center to Chant and Meditate that was so liberating and beautiful, I loved it!
Not only have I read and studied hundreds of self help, Spiritual and Metaphysical books, I have read many of them multiple times. I am still reading them today for repetition. In fact I read them most every day. Most of us know our brain is just like a computer, we have been and still are programmed by mass media to be negative and in fear. It takes intense awareness to see through the illusion of separation and remember who really are. This is the path to enlightenment.
And this is why Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly! Angel means messenger. They are messengers of God the Divine. So if you want a message from the Divine ask the Angels. I love the Angels and I know I am always being guided.
Honestly I feel truly grateful how my life has transpired, because I have gained so much in -sight, wisdom and clarity. I have no negative feelings about my parents God bless them! In Fact I AM grateful for my experience with them. They gave me a great gift! They set me Free!
Being Italian, very happy to be not as an egotist only with a way of loving the Italian way. I do love the Italian people I believe they are some of the most heart centered people most of the time. they are also some of the best Artist on the planet. I know WE ARE ALL ONE and every one of us is special and has some Gift to share. However it is a fact Italy, Sicily are 2 of the most visited places on the planet and are on the top of the travel list. Even Asians love pizza. And most of us love Italian art, fashion.
After being with my parents and experiencing much trauma, abandonment issues. I had to go through my own issues of the same kind of separation. It was no accident my daughter and I were separated when she was 5 and we have had no contact since.
And on top of all that I also realized I have been playing out my issues from my mother with all the women in my life that end in separation, rejection, abandonment. How fun! :). First I was lost and then I have found - my self.
This has been one of my greatest teachers, to allow what is and to surrender to life - God - Goddess.
At this time I have already been on the Fast track to enlightenment which is exactly what Vajrayana means in Sanskrit.
I clearly remember being on my knees and to praying God for help and reading the New testament
which created a deep healing for me and a bond with Jesus
After being in Seattle for 20 years God was saying get out! Go somewhere and find peace and yourself. I had already been in touch with a friend at a famous Herb store in Lincoln City the Oregon coast.
He was another student of Swami Muktananda and he gave me the name Atmanananda introduced me to Reiki
and said wounded healer heal thy self!
His friends and I would sit in dahshan and meditate after reading sacred literature. We also had what we called a Sadhu meaning man of God in Lincoln city who we would visit and talk with about God.
I have experienced homelessness 4 times now. So after 55 years of being on planet earth I still did Not face all my fears of survival.
Thank you God! One more aha moment was when I realized after reading Wayne Dyer was Gods loves us so much the same lessons come to us until we finally get it! And it is great practice to love the situation that is given us "opportunity" to heal it.
And just recently in 2015 another "turning point" was my latest experience with being homeless virtually overnight after 6 years of total dedication to a situation, Business I was forced to leave without unemployment, severance pay or savings or not even a thank you. I slept in my car for several months. This created a surfacing of intense rage, anger, pain, disappointment, sorrow, self loathing and confusion again I was Not enough!
A great experience I AM grateful for. And Gratitude was what took me through that experience. Thank You X 3!
Well the Truth is I have No one to blame because when you take "total" Response ability everything changes.
And Truth is "I" Create my own reality! No one else!
And again Everything is a gift - everything!
It is just illusion the feeling and thought of separation. One of the first thoughts we had was separation from the creator - God!
And the pain, separation is all part of the Divine plan because it is cleansing ,my heart, soul of all I was holding inside of me.
Yet I AM much more aware and I much softer, more compassionate with myself and others. Again Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
I AM Grateful! I have learned so much and this is how I create a safe space for you because I created for my self.
I have also worked for Microsoft, The Immunex Corporation a "Bio tech" and Nordstrom. All Fortune 500 companies.
Every time I fell, I picked myself up and started over again.
After leaving the Immunex Corp back in the year 1999 I began a career in I.T. selling computers, copiers, Phone systems and credit card machines. This was about my 19th year in Seattle. One of my lowest points.
My Self Esteem was so low I could not look myself in the face without self loathing. This was about my 20th year in Seattle, the Universe was saying after losing multiple jobs get OUT of town.
Then came yoga from my first Ayurvedic Doctor, I was well on my path of higher awareness, healing my childhood trauma, that takes many years.
So my quest for inner peace has brought me here to guide you on your way to inner peace. We need each other for the changes that are in the days to come. What I am saying by change is positive for the highest good of all concerned.
So my reason for being here is to guide you back to yourself which is Pure love, innocence.
The Divine in me sees the Divine in you!