RN, BSN, MS, MSW Intuitive Council, Spiritual Healing, Educator
As a child, I was never afraid of the dark energy. From a young age, I could feel the light and dark energy emanating from other people and in a room, and I accepted this as a natural part of life. I remember challenging those dark feelings, telling them they could not hurt me! Without knowing what I would become, I was already a spiritual warrior. My younger sister used to run to my bed at night for comfort, knowing that the dark spiritual energy that terrified her didn’t faze me. She always fell peacefully asleep, and I was happy to be a channel of light in her life.
No one in my family understood or helped me cultivate my gifts, but my compassion found expression in the realm of physical healing. At 12, I decided to become a nurse. With my mother’s encouragement, I volunteered as a candy-striper at Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx. After two weeks of bringing water and flowers to patients, the nurses sent me to the Pediatric ICU where heroin-addicted babies lay in incubators. I remember how frightened I was that first day, not knowing how to pick up or feed such sick babies, but I didn’t hold back, and the babies relaxed in my arms. That experience taught me that I was supposed to spend my life helping people.
My childhood was the foundation for my work in addictions and grief counseling. I learned that the energy of love is able to release and unloose the dark hold of fear, guilt, and shame. Even though I didn’t have a spiritual mentor, life itself helped me hone my gifts.
In 1982, I graduated from Bellevue School of Nursing in NYC, and while I did not intend to be anything other than a nurse, events directed me. When I was 21, I worked in the Kidney Transplant ICU at New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center and my gifts began to emerge. As I washed and shrouded patients who had died, I saw them surrounded by a loving energy. Some of these clients were my age. I counseled families in their grief and in their hope for their loved ones. I walked side by side of life and death each day.
I also mentored other nurses. Over the years I have served as an Adjunct Professor of Medical/Surgical Nursing, Community Nursing, and Psychiatric Nursing at Pace University, Rockland Community College, and the College of New Rochelle.
The Darin Method ® developed as I practiced deeper levels of healing within myself and others. I earned an MS in Family Therapy from Iona College in 1990 and an MSW from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Work in 1996. These two programs directed me toward working with addictions, and they reinforced my conviction that in order to heal, we must take responsibility for our own choices. I have maintained a meditation practice since 1986, which keeps me profoundly open to the healing power of God. In my private practice, I integrate the healing modalities I have been learning, and The Darin Method ® continues to bring about fundamental shifts in my clients’ deeply rooted patterns and beliefs.
In addition to my own years receiving traditional and healing therapy, I opened my spirit by traveling the world to experience the light of those who are revered as icons of divine grace. In Italy, I so enjoyed embracing the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Several trips to Israel brought me closer to the ministries of Jesus. Swimming with dolphins in Bimini taught me to dive into my heart center without fearing the raw energy of the natural world. India brought me clarity in its heightened expressions of both darkness and light while I learned five of its religions. In Egypt, I embraced the Divine Feminine. The shamanic practices of Bali were a gateway to my innate abilities, pulling out what lay within. As I traveled to the astounding state of Alaska, God has blessed me with a greater appreciation for His majesty, sovereignty and amazing imagination through the awesome beauty of His glorious creation.
As I assist others with Intuitive Council, Spiritual Healing and Education, I welcome the opportunity to fully express my spiritual gifts, supported by the wisdom and experience I gained through my Eastern and Western Training. Light and darkness, love and fear are the ruling spirits of our lives. As my clients learn to tap into their own innate wisdom, trusting their connection to the light, they are able to acknowledge their shadow feelings. They explore the root causes of their ego patterns and beliefs, and I guide them to release negativity and energy blocks within the body. Working together, we create a sacred space in which we see and feel the light. This light sets clients free by surrounding them with love and safety as they take responsibility for their own healing.
Although I knew I wanted to be a nurse, God had a plan for my life. As it unfolded, I realize that we are all connected to this amazing love. God is the healer, the teacher, the council that works through me. God’s Word is the most powerful book that recharges my faith, trust and assists me to listen to His voice daily. “For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to will and to act for His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)
Thank you and I welcome the opportunity to meet you.