Six years after the violent suicide of her father, in one moment her own intense suffering was swapped for amazing joy, altering her life permanently. Happiness and peace became her predominant states. Laughter exploded at the simplicity and power of it, and tears of gratitude flowed.
Understandings began to come about how we have been living backwards, how we have mistaken the outside for the inside, and how we have tethered ourselves to the uncontrollable winds of change in the midst of freedom—and how we can return to truth, sanity, and peace.
She dropped everything she was doing to show people how to feel good no matter what because when you shift your state, your whole perspective and world shifts; problems dissolve, villains become victims, and compassion kicks in. So much gratitude came with this revelation, she now helps people awaken joy in their lives.
Months after discovering joy, one day in the woods she was knocked to her knees by an explosion of love that was followed by the end of time and space, self and other, and when she looked up at the trees, she saw them as herself, as everything is. Uncontrollable laughter belted out from the belly of being, tickling every cell in her body as it laid on the snow, laughing and crying at the simplicity and unbounded joy of it all. She could not speak for a while, because the thinker and speaker she thought she was, was gone. Cindy is writing about that “direct seeing” of Self in a third book she is working on.
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Cindy works with:
Healing from Hurt, Trauma, Abuse
Dating and Relationships
Betrayal, Resentment, Conflict, Anger
- Physical Pain, Terminal Illness, Death
Abandonment, Grief, Shame, Guilt, Low Self-Esteem, Fear
- Spiritual Seeking
Cindy is the author of The Alchemy of Love and Joy™. The practice came through her own suffering and later discovery of joy, and it emerged and took form in words, to help someone else. Her life has become happy and often ecstatic with the most simple things. She is excited to continue this adventure and wonders just how good it can become as she practices allowing more and more joy. She encourages the world to—Seek Joy!
Now Cindy helps other people end suffering and awaken joy in their lives.
Cindy Teevens, Author/Alchemy Facilitator
“The last 4 days have almost been continuously like this. Shivers tingling up and down my body give rise to goose bumps. I beam at strangers everywhere—and they beam back! Even sitting alone, smiling, my happiness and pleasure grows. My thoughts now are joyful, peaceful. It wasn’t always like this, though…”
My father attempted suicide, and I found him. There was too much brain damage so we removed life support, and seven days later I was there when he passed-away. That experience started me on a quest; I promised Dad “This would not be for nothing.” One day, literally in the flash of a moment, I went from intense agony to amazing joy. My life changed dramatically, inside out. I became peaceful and joyful, and at times ecstatic, from just being alive. I had no words to explain what happened to me.
My own experience of transforming suffering into joy churned inside wordlessly, until the words were drawn through me to help a friend in need, and the practice of The Alchemy of Love and Joy™ was born. I was driven. I had to share this. I had been moving in a different direction; it was not my intention to write a book, I was thrown-into it by circumstance. Yet within four days I had the first book written, design, produced, printed, and a website up. I dropped practically everything else and began organizing groups to share and practice this with. The book and practice are now altering people’s lives. Alchemy has been described like a cross between Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now and Byron Katie’s “The Work.” I look at it as a joyful way to question yourself into the power of now.
Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner training has supported my ability to guide people in finding their own happiness, yet the practice is so simple that it can be learned from a book. Due to working with a lot of people from common suffering to those experiencing suicidal pain, I took suicide awareness and intervention training. I have been a Zen student since just before Dad passed away. The Alchemy of Love and Joy™ is my purpose, passion, and life.
Cindy currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.