Evie Karen Gibbens
“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice … “Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was!“
These words from Alice resonate deeply. Only, instead of swallowing a pill like Alice did and growing physically, I read Katie’s book Loving What Is. Now I witness a curious and imaginative mind opening up and expanding, nurturing deep realizations.
This is in stark contrast to the prison of the mind I had lived with up until January 2006. Back then, during a marriage guidance session, my counselor helped me to see how I was torturing myself with painful images and hurtful stories from the past and future. As she gently guided me through The Work, questioning thoughts that had created all the stress and confusion, I sensed a powerful seed of self inquiry being sewn.
Using The Work as a mindful meditation since then, I’ve inquired into the death of a father and brother, infidelity in marriage, domestic abuse, work-related stress, illness and addictions. I can see stress as an opportunity to dive in and question my thinking. Openness and gratitude pour through this existence, with an ease I could only have dreamed possible.
Practiced in business management, suicide and bereavement counselling, as a mother and grandmother, it is my privilege to share The Work with you. Sessions can be in person, via phone, or Skype. In addition, I offer a monthly inquiry evening, bringing together anyone who shares an interest in this amazing Work.