We trust people when we believe they are speaking the "truth". The words "trust" and "truth" have the same root.
So here is my truth about why I have created this organization to help people find purpose and peace...
When I was 5 years old, in 1971, my family moved from the US to Israel. My father was Israeli, and he decided to take a sabbatical from Johns Hopkins to teach in Tel Aviv.
I spent one year in Israel and attended kindergarten ("gan", in Hebrew). I quickly learned Hebrew and spent my time with the Israeli children...my best friends from gan were Naomi and my "boyfriend" Alon. We spent our play time outside the house where I lived. My happiest memories, though, were of gazing at the beautiful wild flowers such as the tiny red tulips or golden cactus blossoms in the open fields.
Though we spent time "having fun" as children, I realize today that I was a child who was extremely sensitive to the energies around me. Sadly, much of that energy was very negative, with a lot of (as you might imagine) animosity and resentment in the air. There was very little "positive talk" around me. Hence I became a very anxious child at a young age. I was afraid of the world...it was a scary place to me.
My parents had challenges, my older brothers were busy, so at age 5 I began my quest for peace. Out of necessity I became my own best friend, and while I have always had "best friends", I've always been top of the list.
My life since age 5 has revolved around overcoming negativity, obstacles and fears to find peace. My formal training began at age 18 when I went to my first "shrink"...since then I have spent my life exploring the realms of psychology, spirituality, transcendentalism, metaphysics and mysticism, all of which have helped me understand the truth of the world today and turn my dreams into reality.
As Kermit the Frog once said, "It ain't easy being green!" but today I see that my lifelong challenges have not only made me the person I am today, but they've also given me the tools to help others trying to overcome the same challenges. Our greatest challenges are actually our greatest gifts, if we choose to look at them with a positive mindset.
I am determined to bring peace to as many people around the world as I can during my lifetime. Ultimately, I wish to use my gifts to bring peace to those living in the Middle East, since that is where my quest began 40 years ago. I believe with all my heart, and I continue to see in my own life as well as those of my clients and friends, that when we are on the path to our purpose, that's where we find our greatest peace.
So why should you trust me? Trust is a choice, and the choice is yours.
-- Rachel Naddor