Lance Collins

Biography

For Lance Collins, life was simple and idyllic growing up in the suburbs of Southern California in the 1960s. His family moved to Venezuela In 1972, where he ended up living the better part of the next seven years experiencing a much larger world of possibilities. He guided tours to Angel Falls in the jungle of Venezuela, rubbed elbows with the financial elite of Caracas in public relations, and assisted the US embassy mission.

At the age of 24, a horseback riding accident in Mexico catapulted Lance into his career as a holistic health practitioner. Decades of debilitating back pain taught him much about the mind/body connection, not widely considered in the practice of modern medicine. Scouring the United States looking for someone to help him out of pain, he found healers that became mentors. They taught him that miracles are not miracles, but are often a higher form of understanding and knowledge, prompting him to become a certified holistic health practitioner from the San Diego School of Healing Arts in 1995.

Over the next ten years, Lance developed a successful practice in San Diego, California. His long list of clients included horses and Thai forest monks. The surf-turned-healer realized that there was still more to learn about the human condition and the connection between emotions, thoughts, and physical discomfort; a subject that Buddha discussed in detail 2500 years ago.

In his quest to delve deeper into experiencing that understanding, Lance moved to Thailand in 2007. He discovered he was on the right continent, but in the wrong country. His intuition led him to the Himalayas of India, and Nepal, where his perception of what is possible expanded beyond anything he had previously imaged, including writing books. For the last nine years, Lance has been living in Southeast Asia continuing his bodywork practice, writing, and taking month long treks to remote areas.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become a writer?
After 18 months of travel, I ended up on an island in Indonesia called Gilli Air. I realized I had to tell the story. I began to write if you could call it that. It took years to develop with some excellent advice and editing for my writing to evolve. There has been so much to learn, and one of the biggest obstacles I have discovered is all of the conflicting advice about how to write and edit. It’s a vast gray area.
Some of the events in the book are frankly pretty hard to believe. Didn't you exaggerate……….just a little?
What occurred in the Himalayas took me a long time to accept. They were way out of the possibilities in Western thinking. Later, senior monks in Thailand happily validated the incidents. Historically, in Asia, especially during the Buddha era, incidences such as those that occurred with me were commonplace. But using models of quantum physics, seemingly beyond belief events can readily occur beyond linear explanation. All I knew is that I had to get the story out for others, knowing it wasn't about me, but what is possible. We picked highlights for the book, but there were many, many, more stories to be told, including the last five years.
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Where to find Lance Collins online


Books

Full Circle Vol. 1-A Long Forgotten Path Remembered
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,940. Language: American English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
In his memoir, Full Circle—A long forgotten Path Remembered, Lance Collins tells the story of the most profound sixteen months of his life journeying through the Himalayas of Ladakh and Nepal. Following the synchronicities, he discovers some unlikely truths he had forgotten, not only in this lifetime but from past lives as well. Life looks one way on the surface, but underneath is very different.

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