"I must be willing to circle back around, to keep gathering up all that is lost and broken within myself and others . . . because I cannot authentically move into spiritual healing and leave any part of myself behind . . . I cannot authentically move into spiritual healing and leave anyone else behind . . . we go through the gate together or we don't go through the gate. My job is to work on my consciousness so that I am not trapped in any place but I am present so that the person can do what they need to do...that's very different from saying that I know what's best for you, that you should awaken...What I can do is create an environment where if you want to get rid of your suffering there's nothing in me that's going to keep you stuck. What that leads to is that the work I do out of compassion for other beings is the work I do on myself to extricate my awareness from being trapped in a way that traps others or that reinforces the entrapment...so that I am listening more deeply into the universe. The listener is even gone, there is just listening. I do that out of compassion for other beings. I work on myself as an offering for other beings and I use my work with other beings as a way to work on myself.