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About Yaz Rooney

Hello everyone! My name is Yaz Rooney. I’m a British expat who has had the great fortune of having lived and worked in six different countries around the world (I lived in two others as a child!), and in so doing have discovered the remarkable inner world of the spirit. In my long journey, I’ve been a teacher, healer, and writer. Now I’m truly excited to add blogging to the list of things I love to do.

Life has not always been easy. Following a wonderful life of travel, a lovely marriage, two amazing children, and spiritual work that I loved, tragedy struck. I lost my first-born child Zak, when he was 21 years old. He died in a car accident, and left our lives shattered. That was in May 2007. Since then, my journey took a rocky turn. I found myself in a state of what the bible calls Armagheddon, others call The Dark Night, and what I call the Road to Samarra. After a life of what I called ‘spiritual dedication’ I was furious at what God had done to me. I ranted and raged for a long time, I fought against everything that I had ever learned and turned my back on the Divine. It was a battlefied; spiritual mayhem. My inner world was turned upside down, and everything I had come to believe was called into question. And yet, as the years passed, and in spite of my self, I began to understand why this experience had to come to pass. I discovered the meaning in my dreadful circumstances, and my son’s death brought many gifts of insight that couldn’t have come to me through any other means.

Five years later, here I am, a completely transformed human being. I gave up teaching and healing after Zak died.  I lost my nerve, my sense of knowing, and my connection to my spirit. I died a horrible death, leaving behind a person who had searched for God, struggled inwardly with her demons and sought comfort in New Age pursuits that had come to mean very little in the grand scheme of things. As I recovered, I found myself in a completely different space. In this place the world looked different and I discovered such unbelievable perspectives that I realized I was looking through the eyes of God. Now, I don’t teach; instead I prefer to share. I came to realize that I am not the only one who has received these gifts. Many have been on a long journey, and through their own spiritual hardships have found incredible insights and union with the Divine. From these people I have learned so much, and because of them, I want to give back.

All of us have so much to give each other, I have learned to listen more, open up my heart without suspicion, and connect through the spirit, which is the hidden gift of the internet. Through cyber-space we connect though the heart and the soul. No longer do we need to meet physically. I’ve come to understand that we are all harbingers of change; each and every one of us are both teachers and students of the other. We belong together in a human network of interweaving realities and each divinely ordained experience that we create together, has meaning and purpose. I’ve found that without each other, without our interaction and sharing, nothing changes. We need each other, and forums like these are part of the Divine Plan of the God within all of us.           

I’ve started this blog site so that you may join me in what hopefully will be many alchemical moments of change. If you find yourself here, you might ask yourself if it is because you are searching for something and that somewhere in the labyrinth of words might be that moment of truth you are waiting for. Like me, perhaps, you have searched your whole life relentlessly for some piece of yourself that is missing. And like me, you may have felt that empty space in your soul that prevents you from being totally happy. Being here in this moment may prove to be one of those meaningful meetings that changes something for the better. Many times in my search to fill the emptiness, I have found in the words of others a missing piece of my soul. I’d like to return those gifts by sharing my thoughts with you, in the hope that something in them may light up your own road and make sense of what you are experiencing. And I’d like to hear your thoughts in the event there is some wisdom you could share with me too. 

Like everyone else, I don’t have the answers to all things, but I do have some answers to the questions that I have been asking. All I can do is share the Divine perspectives that I have been given and leave them out there in case anyone wants to try seeing things through my eyes. I feel that each of us is finding that missing piece of ourselves in our own unique way, and we don’t need others to either preach to us, or prescribe a way forward. What we all do need as human beings, however, is a sense of community. We need to connect, to share without trying to convert others, we should be free to discuss, ponder and ultimately find the truth for ourselves through direct experience.            

I do have what some may call some radically alternative views of life. It was the gift of insight that I was given after Zak died. I never mean to offend anyone else’s views. I only intend to put out there another, more peaceful way of viewing things. I believe that my way of looking at life brings peace to the heart and soul, and opens the heart to eternal love. It took me a long time to reach this point in my evolution, and I understand those who cannot resonate with some of my views. All I ask is that you be open. Before you read some of my blogs, I wonder if you might do as I do as I begin to read other people’s words. I try my best to pause and be still. Ancient Zen wisdom taught me that if you leave a glass of muddy water to be still, the mud will sink to the bottom and the water will become clear. I find it a good thing to clear my mind of my own ideas as best I can; be still a while so this can happen. In this space I am able to allow myself to see the world though someone else’s perspective. Where I find I like my own ideas just as they are, they’re always there waiting for me. I’ve opened myself up to so much new understanding this way. I hope you will try this method of approaching both my blogs and other people’s on this wonderful road to the ultimate revelation of True Self. And of course, with a mind completely empty of ideas for just a few moments, you might even see God.

Thank you for being here. Let’s have a truly wonderful journey ahead.

Many blessings,

Yaz

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82 thoughts on “About Yaz Rooney

  1. I admire this sensitive and profound introduction. My life, too, has been shaped by familial tragedy (actually two tragedies.) Like you, I confronted a long period of anguish and anger, only to find that the tragedies had carved out a capacity in me that otherwise would not have existed. Your story is beautifully expressed and deeply touched my heart. Many blessings as you begin your new year. Vivian 🙂

    Posted by Where God Takes Me | January 9, 2013, 6:36 am
  2. HEY, I have nominated you for a versatile blogger award. Its just a kind of appreciation for your blog and a way for us all to network. If you wanna except it there a couple of lil things to follow you can see them here
    http://littlemindseeds.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/versatile-blogger-award-nominations-how-is-2013-going-for-you/

    I hope 2013 is rocking your world so far….

    Posted by amydewbrie | January 24, 2013, 1:30 am
  3. It is true that the many twists and turns in life test us, indeed it is never easy to tread new paths but somehow it is just necessary. A very in depth post and thank you for sharing your thoughts. Have a nice evening and I will be back later to read more of your postings.

    Posted by poet365 | January 31, 2013, 3:21 am
  4. Thank you for all that you share! I would love to send you a book from MysticPete.com if you are interested. The title is on Sex and Mysticism, this a beautiful yet humorous take on opening our heart center’s to create better relationships around us.

    Posted by thedigitalseer | March 7, 2013, 10:25 pm
  5. Hello beloved Yaz, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award! I believe “Liebster” comes from a German word which means beloved, dearest or favorite, and I think your blog definitely qualifies on that count! Please do collect it when you have some time from here: http://wp.me/p2x7VR-oM

    Posted by aalif | March 22, 2013, 11:24 am
  6. Very sorry to hear about your son Zak, but extremely happy to hear about your transformation and the spiritual quest, very nice reading about you Yaz, it touched my heart.

    thank you so much you visited my blog, I am blessed by a mother

    thank you very much once again, be in touch

    Posted by ajaytao2010 | March 26, 2013, 4:48 pm
  7. Hi Yaz – Congratulations on the Sunshine Award nomination! I’m happy to find you over here through Diane’s nomination. I can really relate to some of your thoughts and insights though I’ve not had it take me down such a tragic path. I’m still working on this journey. I think it must take a whole lifetime of exploration and discovery and, yet, it’s not about the destination, but the journey.

    I wanted to ask if you had found more answers on your Camino del Santiago pilgrimage? I’ve had a gentle desire to experience that one day too. Not long ago, I came across a site by Randall St. Germain in Canada who took the trip in 20 days and wrote a book about it. The trip was in honor of his mother who had died. I was intrigued by his pictures and stories on his site at http://www.caminomyway.com/. Maybe, it’s something you would enjoy too.

    It’s good to meet you and hope our paths will cross again many times. Take care and God bless you. 🙂

    Posted by Pat | June 4, 2013, 11:58 pm
    • Thank you Pat! Along the way, I did click onto the link that you gave me, and found Randall’s site so lovely. Thanks for that. I hope the next set of blogs will give you some idea about my journey.It’s good to meet you too, and hope to share your life journey too.

      Posted by Yaz | July 7, 2013, 8:18 pm
      • What an accomplishment Yaz. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading more on what you experienced and learned in the pilgrimage.

        It’s something that I’ve been drawn to years ago since I first read Shirley MacClain’s account of her pilgrimage.

        I like what you said, “The camino determines what you will accomplish, based on the human story that lies in your soul.”

        Posted by Pat | July 8, 2013, 10:24 pm
      • Thank you Pat!

        Posted by Yaz | July 9, 2013, 8:26 pm
  8. Yaz – I reblogged your post on my site at Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom (http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/reblogged-post-i-made-it-camino-de-santiago-2013-by-yaz-rooney/). I hope you don’t mind.

    Posted by Pat | July 9, 2013, 1:39 am
  9. You’re welcome Yaz and thank you again for the opportunity to share your quest with my readers. I’m excited for you in this exciting and inspiring accomplishment. 🙂

    Posted by Pat | July 9, 2013, 9:40 pm
  10. Hello Yaz, I just happen stance your blog through follows and I just had to read the rest of your blog so I gave u a follow as well. I am so sorry to hear of your tragedy, but, if gaining insight through radical transformation has been healing…happy for you. Quite a blog you have here. Just lovely. My name is Ellie… and may you be blessed as well !!

    Posted by refinedrandomness | July 28, 2013, 3:52 pm
  11. Hi Yaz!

    Your blog is excellent, and I’m very happy I came across it!

    Much continued success,
    -Andrew

    Posted by Andrew Blumetti | September 5, 2013, 11:53 pm
  12. Hi Yaz,
    I’ve been thinking of you lately and wanted to check in.
    I hope all is well…I miss your posts and comments.

    Posted by Denise Hisey | December 15, 2013, 6:23 pm
    • Hi Denise! Thank you for thinking of me! I’ve actually ‘closed’ my wordpress blog now, because I’ve been busy setting up two new websites and blogs (not started the blogs yet). My site is focussed on spiritual matters; all the things I like to bang on about, and the sort that wordpress bloggers aren’t necessarily interested in! I will let you know, though, when the sites are up and running, so that you can pop over and see if there’s anything of interest there for you. Thanks for getting in touch, Denise. I’m keeping in touch with a few other wordpress friends, and I’ll add you to the list. Lots of love!

      Posted by Yaz | December 16, 2013, 4:24 pm
      • Hey, Yaz! That’s really great! I remembered you’d said coming back to blogging after your hike was hard and wondered if everything was ok. It must have been such an emotional high on that journey…hard to re-land in reality! I’ll look forward to your updates!

        Posted by Denise Hisey | December 17, 2013, 8:34 am
  13. Hi Yasmine! I “found” you again. I got your book “Awakening to the Great Sprit”, back in 2004. I loved it, but it was a hard read, still is. I just red some parts of it to day, wich made me end up here. What you talk abt in that book, I resonate with. But incorporating this into my hole being, well, that’s a different story, big time!

    Reading now abt the loss of your son, and seeing the darkness you went through, I see clearly that nothing of worth, comes easily into ones life. Thinking or feeling something to be true, I have come to understand, is far from letting it be a part of every tiny little pice of your being! If it was that easy, my life would be different. Becoming a complete being, demands a great bit of effort, planning, structuring and discipline. Something my ADD personality doesn’t grant me a hole lot of. Finding ones place in this strange sosciety, feels sometimes as difficult as winning the lottery. I’m happy thou, that you are here, blogging your mind!!!

    Posted by stjernevandrer | January 15, 2014, 4:06 pm
    • Thank you for your kind comments. I hope that you deal with the ADD. There is always a gift in our difficulties and I truly hope you find yours. You are right that life heals us, not just beliefs. Beliefs come and go like the seasons, but true change happens when those beliefs are released. Much love to you.

      Posted by Yaz | January 16, 2014, 8:57 am

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