It has not only been my professional mission, but also my personal journey. While my life had all the trappings of being ever so perfect, looks were really quite deceiving. Underneath the surface was a world which few people knew, and which I strove to keep others from detecting. I knew in my heart that I was different, that no one would really understand, that if only they knew, they would leave me. These were the things that I told myself, that kept me separate, isolated, and afraid. I could not fathom that I would ever find anyone who would ever really get me- until I did. Surrounded by those who understood and appreciated my world, I rose from the depths and fully embodied the gifts that had come through me. Grounded in the Light, I learned to soar, and in so doing, began to uplift all those who came to me. Finally, life, and my traumas, gained meaning.