I’ve worked professionally as a software developer for 16 years. Currently employed at a large banking institution specializing in C#, .NET, SQL Server development for desktop and web applications. I graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Winthrop University. In my spare time, aside from pondering my place in the universe, I enjoy staying fit, outdoor activities of any kind, going to music festivals, and mixing music.
My name is Timothy Humphrey and I’ve been a lifelong seeker of truth. As a child I was raised in a Seventh Day Adventist Christian church, but I had an intuitive sense there was something more to the world than what most people accepted as real and what I perceived with my five senses. I was drawn to mysticism and people such as Edgar Cayce and Nostradamus intrigued me. I wondered how could the things they wrote about be possible with the commonly accepted reality?
As a teenager I discovered the book Emmanuel’s Book in a public library while looking for material for a class project. The book seemed out of place and drew my attention. As I leafed through the pages I saw a different way of writing and perspectives about the world than I had ever encountered before. Over the course of several months I would repeatedly renew my check out of the book as I digested every aspect of it that I could. It was a turning point for me as it took my attention away from mysticism, ETs, and “out there” phenomenon to within myself.
I continued my integration of the concepts presented in Emmanuel’s Book as I went to and graduated from college with a Computer Science degree. It seemed as a young adult that I was ready for the next phase of learning and came across The Law of One book series. It built upon the foundation prepared by Emmanuel’s Book in presenting a more direct explanation of reality. Suddenly philosophy, science, religion, and consciousness came together for me in a way I had never known before.
I would spend the better part of a decade reading The Law of One as if it were my bible. But still the yearning persisted there was more. Although I had direct knowledge that we were all connected and there was only one consciousness, God, I didn’t truly express that. By this time, I had distanced myself from my emotions, not overtly expressing negativity but yet still experiencing it within me. I was a hypocrite; I was not living the law of One.
And so, by chance yet again, I came across an organization named The Shambhala Center for Spiritual Awareness. I was intrigued by the name Shambhala as I had only a few days prior heard about it from reading a book. I attended some of their meetings and saw many parallels to what I had read in The Law of One, yet made more personal to my day-to-day life.
Over time with the organization, now known as The Kumara Center for Spiritual Awareness, I would start to see the meaning behind the adage that there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking it. The experience of living in the illusion that we’re separate from God is a strong one and not as easily seen through as I might have first imagined. Many long cherished personal truths I’ve accepted are not truths at all, but merely strongly held beliefs born from a repeated pattern of experiences. I’ve had to get in touch with my heart, with my emotions, and not deny anything I feel. My sense of what is spiritual has started to fade and in its place is simply life.
My journey continues as being an integral part of The Kumara Center. It’s my pleasure to know that I can help others receive the teachings of this wonderful group. To begin to see past the illusions that bind.