MY MISSION STATEMENT
To empower people to take control of, change, and improve their lives by unlocking their unique spiritual gifts, deepening their connection to the Divine, and applying spiritual principles to their life.
My primary focus is on helping others tap into, experience, and ultimately control their spiritual gifts while deepening their connection to the Divine.
My secondary goal is to help people to change and improve their lives.
As a child, I was born into a rigorous Roman Catholic family. I attended Catholic schools from pre-K through High School. I still consider Roman Catholicism my “birth religion.” As such, it will always hold a special place in my heart. When I was eighteen, I thought about entering the Priesthood, but the Divine was going to have other plans for me.
In a meeting with a priest, as we discussed my future, he encouraged me to go out into the world and study other religions and beliefs. He probably had no idea the gift he was giving me.
My real educational journey began in 1999 when I volunteered at a local crisis counseling center. There I attended training in suicide prevention, parental stress counseling, and crisis counseling.
I would go on to earn my first bachelor’s degree in 2003. It was a Bachelor of Psychology with a specialization in Human Behavior from Avila University. Though I would also study for a Masters of Art in Mental Health Counseling, the Divine would ultimately intervene again and lead me down a different path. A path where the focus was on World Religions, especially Paganism, New Age, Metaphysics, and New Thought.
In 2016 I earned a Bachelor of Metaphysics along with a spiritual counseling certificate and metaphysical minister ordination through the International Metaphysical Ministry.
In 2019, I earned a Masters in Metaphysics, a degree similar to an M.Div. I did my Master Thesis on The Power of Affirmative Prayer.
It was also in 2019 when I would reclaim Christianity as my personal religion of choice and begin my focus on becoming a Christian minister.
I have studied a lot in my life. I currently hold two bachelor degrees, a master’s degree, and am working on a D.Min with a specialization in Pastoral Counseling. This doesn’t account for the many certificates that I have earned over the last 20+ years. My primary studies have been in psychology, world religions, and mysticism.
Topics I have studied include:
- Eastern, Western, Classical, and Christian Religious Philosophies
- Comparative and Interfaith Religious Studies
- Christian Theology, Ministry, and Pastoral Counseling
- Parapsychology and Paranormal Studies
- Dreams and Dream Interpretation
- Jungian, Humanistic, Positive, and Transpersonal Psychology
- Religious Life After Death Beliefs
- Transcendental Studies
I consider myself a Christian and a scholar, but as a spiritual guide, I take the viewpoint that I am acting on behalf of the Divine. This means when you work with me, I try to bring healing love, compassion, and spiritual wisdom into your life. It also means I’ll never try to convert you to follow or believe certain things. Instead, I make every attempt possible to work with you within the domain of your own personal spiritual beliefs.
In fact, most of the people I work with tend to be pagans or spiritual eclectics. What is a spiritual eclectic? Simply put, it’s someone that chooses to incorporate a variety of beliefs and spiritual practices into their spiritual path and journey.
The thing is, it doesn’t matter who you are, your background, or what beliefs you choose to follow. I am perfectly capable of working with you in the practice of spiritual guidance.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to companioning you on your spiritual journey head.
PRAISE FOR JOHN CULBERTSON
“John has been an incredible influence in my life since the day that I met him. He also provided me with guidance on life situations when I had nowhere else to turn. The insight that John has brought to me and my life has been nothing short of profound. Thank you, John, for everything that you have done for me and all of the other people that have had the pleasure of knowing you or experiencing your gift!”
“The testimonies I read about John don’t capture how special this guy is or the uniqueness of his abilities. He has all the right stuff: AHA!-Clarity, pinpoint accuracy, deep understandings of spiritual matters, remarkable insights, open-mindedness, and vitality. His non-judgmental, easy going, direct approach; He just has a refreshing, can-do vibe. It is clear he loves what he does and brings all his gifts to bear to help.”
“I felt extremely comfortable with Rev. Culbertson and could just be myself when we were talking. He shared great insight and assisted me in evaluating certain situations that I need to face and accept. He was a joy to speak with, and I will most definitely reach out to him shortly to provide an update about what we discussed and to gather more of God’s vision for me. Thanks!”