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Improbable—from Juárez poor to worldly and wealthy. More improbable—he’ll sacrifice it all for enlightenment.
Born in 1934 to a devoted mother and absent, abusive father, Ozzie knew he was far greater than these humble beginnings. Indifferent to school, he learned straight from life—quickly. Mentors helped. A schoolmate improved his speech. A beloved uncle taught him skill and courage in dangerous work on trains. His brother taught him to dance. Macho toughs imparted street smarts. A girlfriend showed him that tenderness brings beauty to sex. He sought high culture in classical music salons.
In Los Angeles, after a decade of factory work, mentors brought him into real estate. With only an eighth grade education, he went on to master complex business deals and introduced bold innovations in real estate sales. His outsized success afforded imported clothes, fancy cars, and romantic encounters.
His appetite for adventure put him in harm’s way. In bayou country, searching for treasure, he realized he was with killers. Uh-oh. At a healing service, disembodied forces overpowered him. The priest refused to exorcise. Now what?
Eventually, he hungered for deeper meaning. He almost died falling off a horse. Amnesia followed with a profound change of consciousness. He devoured mystical books and found a spiritual teacher. He used his charisma to lift others into their goodness. He facilitated workshops for his church throughout South America, bringing spiritual awakening to many. Spirit manifested miracles of healing through him.
The downturn in 2007 wiped out his finances. His health failed. He surrendered, accepting it all with humor, grace, and unconditional love. Always learning, always growing, he found the teacher within. He claimed the richest reward, fulfilling his life purpose—enlightenment.
Ozzie mastered the rules of the games of life, and sometimes he innovated, making new rules. During difficult setbacks he never ever lost his sense of humor nor his ability to savor life. Hero to many, Ozzie radiated powerful optimism and contagious joy. He was deeply devoted to his life partners. He inspires us to enjoy life, to learn from everything, to grow, and to love unconditionally.