– Marc Gafni’s friends, collaborators, and colleagues speak out for the sake of restoring integrity. This statement by Shelly Reichenbach on being Blown Wide Open was first posted as a comment to the Center for Integral Wisdom statement on centerforintegralwisdom.org. You can read the statement below or listen to the audio. –

Marc Gafni is able to light up, unsettle, challenge, energize a room and fill it with life force that ignites the body, heart and mind, awakening people to an expanded experience of what this life calls us toward. It’s riveting! That powerful presence, Marc, is fueled by Spirit, and is the conduit through which the teachings are delivered. I’ve been blown wide open along with an entire group to receive Holy transmission, and it is pure gift! So I can see how there may be doubt as to whether that intensity could hold to respectful boundaries when in a one on one encounter. And yet, Marc holds that same unbridled energy in private session with dignity and grace that honors the relationship, the individual’s growth and becoming with clear respectful focus and intention. That intention is to be a change agent with the ability to see beyond the limited, narrowed lens that is so tempting to fall into, and Marc has the capacity to see and to hold the vision of divine goodness in each Being he meets.

My knowing of Marc Gafni has been built over seven years of studying with, working alongside of, and witnessing his interactions with hundreds of people. What I can tell you is that this man is a brilliant weaver of truths who has a heart capacity unlike any other I have experienced. Marc holds in the center of his being, and at the core of his teachings, the Truth that each one of us possesses a unique and intricate piece of the infinite whole. He pours an unprecedented amount of time, energy, passion, effort, discipline, love and commitment into awakening people to the truth that their unique contribution of loving not only matters but is essential to the unfolding of this reality and the evolution of love. He is fierce, tender, demanding, wildly intelligent, and is on a mission to evolve love through expanding consciousness. And that’s a mission I stand with fully.

Shelly Reichenbach