ABOUT CSLPA / MEET REVEREND ASHA
MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
I am honored to serve as the Founder and Spiritual Director of CSLPA.
Like all paths, mine was a winding and varied one as I pursued my highest and best self to arrive here.
My spiritual journey started when I was young: I became involved in children's theatre at the age of eleven, enabling me to take my inner confidence and learn how to express it to the outer world. I continued this dream as a drama teacher for the Fullerton School District in California, and later in Missouri where I became the Director of Performances for Young Audiences of St. Louis. I became a Licensed Practitioner (Spiritual Counselor) there in 2001.
In 2002 I married a long-time friend and love and moved back to my old stomping grounds in Southern California. I picked up where I left off teaching in Fullerton and became very active at the Center for Spiritual Living Newport Mesa.
In 2007 life shifted again when I received another nudge from Spirit to be a primary caregiver. My husband and I moved to San Diego to care for his mother and grandmother until their passing. It was there we discovered Universal Spirit Center in the Hillcrest neighborhood, where I again dove into my own spiritual growth and became deeply involved in the daily life of the Center. After a number of years as a Practitioner and Education Director, I became a Staff Minister there for a year and a half after graduation from Ministerial School, loving being a part of the community and growing in my ministry.
I finally heeded the deepest calling of my True Self in 2010 and entered the Holmes Institute, an accredited program for a Master's Degree in Consciousness Studies, where I graduated May 2014. In August 2014 I officially became ordained in the summer of 2017.
I continue to dive more deeply into my ministerial life and professional practitioner work, creating new programs and classes, teaching wherever I go, and being the presence of Light and Joy in whatever I'm engaged in. I'm working more on “being” these days, and the “doing-ness” happens naturally from that space.
In March of 2015 my husband and I discovered Port Angeles and fell in love. We knew we had found our new place, and my very long-term Vision of creating a spiritual center, co-housing community and other facets of a space for people to come together began to take form.
We began holding services in July 2016 and CSLPA has been growing ever since. We are excited for the next steps on this never-ending spiritual journey, joined by those who want to be a part of it, or are just curious what we’re about. All are welcome!