I met Michael Simonson at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles in his workshop in February 2013. I was the workshop room manager, a job that I’ve done for over 9 years now, so I’ve seen hundreds of speakers come and go over the years. Some of them were impressive and entertaining and had valuable info. Others left a less impressive feeling and disappointingly appeared to be fake phonies, just using “spirituality” as a means to make money off desperate souls. Then came Michael Simonson. First of all he strolled in surprisingly as just this regular looking guy with his grey goatee beard and generic plaid shirt – not your typical “spiritual leader”. So immediately I was intrigued. I introduced myself to him as his workshop room manager. He was very nice, and had a very calm energy. He didn’t really say much.
“Hmmm…” I thought to myself, “THIS guy is a healer? This should be interesting.”
So we got everybody in the room, closed the doors, and Michael started to speak. I was immediately MESMORIZED, and frankly blown away! I have been on my own personal spiritual journey for over 20 years. I have read all the books, attended the seminars, practiced the techniques, and even worked in the spiritual arena with expos, and having worked for a healer on tour for several years. I’ve seen it all and done it all. I learned MORE in that 1 hour and 30 minutes listening to Michael speak, than I’ve learned in all the years of studying and seeing teachers, healers, and gurus come and go. He just made it so simple and easy. There was no technique, or big secret. It was just common sense. Not since Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now, has anyone left such a profound and enlightening impression like Michael Simonson. His calm energy and sensible teaching took away any fear and anxiety I’ve ever had about it all before. And he did this with not an ounce of ego, not an ounce of judgment, not an ounce of “fakeness” like I had seen before, over and over again. He’s the real deal. If all of humanity would practice what Michael Simonson teaches, it would be a beautiful world free of fear, anxiety, anger, greed, illness and hate, and full of love, compassion, happiness, and well-being. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.
John Papapavlos, Producer/Writer, Los Angeles