Welcome to richardedwardward.com. My name is Richard Ward.
Thank you for visiting my eclectic blog focused on personal growth and spiritual development.
Coming Full Circle
Now in September 2019, I seem to have come full circle going back to focus on spiritual things as I did when I began to study for a Bachelor of Theology degree at McGill University in 1970. While I was studying theology and comparative religion I was working as a bouncer in a Montreal bar. Hahaha. An interesting dichotomy. 🙂
Telling My Story
My goal with my blog now is to follow the advice gievn to me some years ago by a Medicine Man from Zimbabwe Mandaza Kandemwa who told me:
“You are an elder and you need to, you must, begin to tell your story.”
His words surprised me as I didn’t feel or think that I was an Elder as I looked around a room in which many of the men and women present were people who I considered Elders were present. Many of them looked at me and smiled.
My Current Focus
My focus of late has been updating and adding content in:
- Shamanism & Shamanic Practice
- Spiritual Development Tools
- Points of Reference
- Teachers, Guides & Mentors
If you have questions, suggestions or ideas please leave comments.
Some Basics About Richard Ward
In sharing my story perhaps you will find some of my experiences helpful in your own life, so let’s start with some basics about me. A more detailed bio of me can be found here.
I am a Canadian born in Montreal, Quebec in 1948. I moved back to Montreal in 2016 after living in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and Beijing.
Having been around for more than 70 years now (2019) I have a lot of stories to tell as I have had quite a few experiences. I have not followed a straight path. As I mentioned I worked as a bouncer in a bar as I was studying theology.
In hindsight, it seems as if I have been wandering in circles, trying this and that, but always coming back to things spiritual.
And I have made a lot of mistakes. Perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
Lots of adventures.
Underpinning my experience over the last few decades are a number of health related issues. I have been:
- sober since 1991 (more than 27 years),
- a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor since 2000 (almost 20 years);
- a heart attack survivor since 2004.
I have been a Reiki practitioner since 1992.
Over the years I have received training in Core Shamanism, Christianity, Druidry, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), I Ching, Feng Shui, Pure Land Buddhism, Tantra, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and more.
I hope that I am successful in sharing my interests with you in a meaningful and useful manner.
Sounding Board Career Life Coach
I work with clients as a Sounding Board Carer Life Coach because I have always enjoyed helping people with their careers and lives. I now work with a few clients every week from around the world.
Please take a looksee at my Ask Me! Sounding Board Career Life Coaching Service.
Free 30-Minute Consultation
I provide a 30-minute free consultation known as the Introductory Conversation. The Introductory Conversation is a great starting point.
Looking Forward to Connecting
I am looking forward to connecting with you here on my blog.