I was searching for a teaching that could help me understand and integrate a spontaneous spiritual opening I had when I was 27. A few years later while working on my MA in Transpersonal Psychology I was introduced to the Diamond Approach thru Hameed Ali's (founder of the Diamond Approach) writings. As I read Hameed's books there was an instant recognition and connection. I had found a teaching that resonated with my direct experience. Finally, I could put words to my experience. Over the years this path not only helped me integrate and understand the opening I had experienced but has continued to bring blessing, fulfillment, and joy to my life.