Credits and Acknowledgments
We dedicate this book to Shri Haidakhani 1008 Baba, known as Babaji, and His Shakti,Haidakhandeshwari, the Universal Goddess, for being the perfect embodiment of theprinciples of Love and Life.First and most importantly, I thank my wife, best friend, and partner, Renée, for the unselfishlove and support she has shared from the start. She inspires me to reach for my divinity andanchors me in making it all come true. We have the most fun together.Many others added energy to finishing this project. I acknowledge everyone who hasencouraged, questioned, commented, read endless pages of manuscripts, or otherwisecontributed to this work, including:
Leonard Orr, Sondra Ray, Jim Leonard, and Phil Laut (and the other Rebirthers whoformed the beginning nucleus)– All were early inspiration. It is impossible to talk about Rebirthing without acknowledging their pioneering work– the most powerfuland effective system of achieving enlightenment available to the western cultures, inour opinion.
Tom and Joanne Kizer– For agreeing to bring me here, and for the love they expressed,in teaching me how to live and love, and in creating our family. It made all thedifference.
Beth Hill Johnson– For her inspiration and heart, and for reminding me to sustain thefun factor.
Jim Worsley– For being my first Rebirther and Rebirthing Trainer, being sooutrageously honest, and confirming our suspicions that all of this
Ray Winder– For insisting we get it
Iyanla Vanzant– For showing us and the world the power and love in her huge heart.
The friends, loved ones, and acquaintances who have supported us, both in good timesand past the speed bumps– they are the foundation and the proof of this book.
All those drawn to us and the nature of our work– we honor their courage andresponsibility in their own success.THANK YOU– it makes a difference!Ken KizerMarch 23, 1999And, thanks to all those in the Rebirthing community who have taught and supported us.
The Deva Iyanla Vanzant– who inspires both of us to always keep the faith.
I thank my life partner, husband, and best friend Ken for his unconditionalunderstanding, love, and patience with my passionate process in our life together. Heis my soul mate, my inspiration, my love, and my guide in this life and book.
To my children– Claiborne, my daughter, who is every Mother’s dream come true;Wink, the son whose very existence shines light in my life daily; and Ken, the son-in-law, who’s really my third child.
To my guy/girl friends, who know who they are– thanks for your love.
To all the women involved in WomanPower seminars: thank you for believing in it.