I’m Jim Wert and my primary interest, if it can be said to be one thing, is to support the awakening and empowering of the Divine Feminine energies in all people and the culture. For the past two years I have been leading Sacred Cacao Ceremonies in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Cacao has been dubbed ‘The Food for the Shift’. An Indigenous myth tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return us all to harmony.
To this end, I participate in, and am very much interested in, continuing discussions on what a sustainable and fully functional economic system might look like and what kind of financial system is evolving, or could evolve, to support the development of such an economic system. Until April 1, 2011, I was a senior counsel in the Legislative Counsel’s Office of the US House of Representatives where I worked for almost 31 years, 26 of them writing banking, financial services, credit, and coins and currency legislation and laws. My role was not a policy-making one and I wrote for all points of view. (Politically nonpartisan and independent office). Before that, I had spent some time as campus co-coordinator against the Viet Nam war on my college campus in the late 60s. I led a contingent to the March on Washington in November, 1969, and dropped out of university very soon after that. The next several years were spent laboring on large construction projects, often as foreman, working with my father in our small electrical contracting business, and engaging in extended travel and other forms of exploration and experimentation. In 1973, I attended a Sunday service with Kriyananda in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas: my first satsang. I corresponded briefly with Kriyananda, after returning home and began a long-distance course of study shortly thereafter with the Self-Realization Fellowship (yoga classes were rare and unknown in most places, and none were available near me). Soon a student of Swami Rama came to town and began teaching classes which led to my meeting with and studying the teachings of Swami Rama of the Himalayan Institute. After I began my legal career in Washington, DC, several years later, the personal and spiritual journey continued. This included training for and becoming a Certified Polarity Therapist. I was involved in a number of ways and in a number of positions with the ManKind Project (an international men’s organization for the initiation of men into lives of accountability and service), and through the auspices of MKP I received and then led multicultural awareness trainings, and led multicultural conversation circles, for over a decade. The MKP work included a number of leadership and shadow work trainings as well as deep work in weekly group meetings for a number of years and participating on the staff of weekend trainings. During that period I was introduced to kundalini yoga and practiced it rather intensively for several years until an extended and intense legislative scheduled blasted it off my schedule and the ashram where I attended classes closed. I attended several winter solstice intensives with Yogi Bhajan who gave me my name Amrit Singh. My interest in developing ways to restore and sustain right-brain functions and qualities like nurturing, cooperation, and intuition came as a result of the multicultural awareness training and processes and some very powerful transformative experiences on empowerment trainings with David Quigley of the Alchemical Institute of Hypnosis. (Joined 4th Nov 2013)
My philosophy is inspired by my Training as a Modern Day Priestess, with the Institute of Modern Wisdom, which is based on Oneness, Right Relationships, a life lived in Consciousness and Love Absolute. I believe that everyone is born whole and our purpose in this life is to Remember our Truth, our Light, our Bliss, our connection to the Divine and to be Love.
It is my own journey, which began in 1998, through breast cancer and chronic Lyme disease that led me to look at life differently. Since then I have searched for ways to heal my body and soul and eventually discovered that I had all the answers within to heal both my emotional wounds as well as my physical ailments.
I believe that we Know deep down what is True for us and that our personal journey is to Remember that Truth. We do not need fixing. Whatever modality I use, I will hold space for you and support you to Remember the Truth of who you are.
I am a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist as well as a Sekhem Sechim Reiki Master. In 2007 I became a Certified Life Coach with the Coaching Training Institute and a Wellness Coach two years later.
In 2013 I was initiated as a Modern Day Priestess through the Institute of Modern Wisdom, a modern mystery school founded by Rev. Kate Rodger: a 2 year intense program, steeped in practical Mysticism, that delves into Consciousness raising modalities like Affirmative Prayer, Soul Remembering, Shamanic Breathwork and Sacred Alchemy Circle. I am Certified as a Modern Wisdom Practitioner/Modern Day Priestess and a mentor for new practitioners. Find me on Thursdays on Facebook for my Modern Day Priestess Prayer request.
In 1998 I was initiated in the Woman Within Weekend. In 2005 I became a Team Leader and since then have co-led about 70 of these experiential empowerment retreats for women in the United States and in Europe. It has been an amazing journey that I have shared with hundreds and hundreds of women, and it still continues.
I co-lead Cacao Ceremonies with my husband in the Mid-Atlantic area. I lead monthly Alchemy Circles in the DC/MD/VA. I have taught wellness classes and led wellness workshops in the Mid-Atlantic area for the past 15 years.
I am a master at holding space and celebrating each person in their truth. I combine the various modalities I have been steeped in over the past 20 years to support, with a smile and open heart, people individually and in group, in women’s circles, workshops and ceremonies. I am here for you.
“WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT EACH PERSON HOLDS THEIR INHERENT WHOLENESS, WELLNESS AND HEALTH WITHIN THEMSELVES. MY JOB IS TO BE PRESENT FOR YOU, DO WHAT I AM TRAINED TO DO TO ALLOW YOUR INNER LIGHT TO SHINE.”
You can find out more about what I do at http://bodysoulwisdom.abmp.com/