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The Dream That Changed My Life
By Vern Woolf
In the late sixties I was teaching an integrative class
in science and religion at BYU when I had a very vivid dream.
In this dream I saw a valley, green and flowing with life.
Suddenly the valley was filled with darkness and I could
see the hands of people reaching up through the darkness.
The hands were filled with agony and I asked, "What are
the hands, Lord?" A voice responded, "They are the hands
of parents who have children on drugs. They are lost in
the darkness, looking for the light, and they have no place
I awoke in a sweat. So vivid was the image and so clear
was the voice that I could not get back to sleep for the
rest of the night. The next morning I was walking to Church
when one of my neighbors, coming from around the block,
just happened to meet me as we crossed the street. I nodded
my head in greeting as we stepped onto the sidewalk together
and then I noticed his hands. They were clasped together
as if he were in some sort of terrible agony.
I stopped and stared at his hands. They were the hands
I had seen in my dream! He also stopped and, as my eyes
rose to meet his, he fell into my arms and wept "I have
a son on drugs. I am lost in the darkness. I am searching
for the light and I have no place to go."
These were the words of my dream! My first thought was
that of the scientist in me. "How can I be experiencing
what happened in my dream last night?" Then the therapist
in me took over. I began to comfort him with words that
gave him encouragement (I thought), calmed him down and,
by the time we had walked a couple of blocks to the church,
he was able to manage being in public. I knew I had not
helped him really solve anything.
That day I received two more calls, each from parents who
had a child, "on drugs" and they were "lost in the darkness"
unable to "find the light," and "had no place to go." My
last phone call was from Connie Rogers. I had known Connie
from my days of teaching in the Institute of Religion in
Southern California. She explained she had a brother on
drugs and, as I listened to the now familiar words, I was
fully at attention. "What can I do?" I asked. She explained
her brother and a small group of his friends from their
motorcycle club were trying to get off drugs. She told me
they were having a meeting that very evening. Would I attend?
I got the address and, after dark, I wound my way through
some small homes on the industrial side of the railroad
tracks. It was an area of the city that I did not know existed
and it was a long way from the lights of the university
I spotted a few motorcycles and made my way up the stairs
and through an open door into a run down room where seven
people sat in a circle. All were dressed in "hippie" clothes
typical of motorcycle gangs of the time. I was in my dark
suit with a thin dark tie. They were having an open discussion
and I just listened. Each Sunday evening, for the next six
months, I attended their meetings. They lasted until late
in the evening and I just sat and listened. Finally, one
of the young men turned to me and asked, "Hey man, what
are you doing here? Are you on drugs or something?" I told
him, "No, I am not on drugs." "Well what are you doing here?"
"I am here to help parents with kids on drugs. They feel
lost in the darkness and are looking for the light and they
have no place to go."
It was electric. "Oh," he said, "we can help with that."
The group came alive. It was as though they had been waiting
for a direction. We discussed family dynamics, how people
get driven into drugs, how it is a matter of substituting
one form of addiction for another, how religion played its
part and the culture supported drug abuse. We decided to
Four weeks later we had 120 people showing up for the meetings.
We moved into the abandoned basement of an old church. Another
two weeks later we had over 600 people attending. From those
early meetings we organized a drug rehabilitation program
(The Utah County Council on Drug Rehabilitation or "UCCODAR"
for short). We won the support of every major organization
in both the community and government. The LDS Church, which
is the majority in Utah, organized its first drug rehabilitation
program in coordination with what we were doing, and we
opened six drug rehabilitation centers (called "The Gathering
Place") in each of six different cities. I became Executive
Director of the program and my world turned around.
Almost everything I had been teaching for the past 15 years,
in both religion and in the psychology department, did not
work. It was as though I had to look at life through entirely
different eyes. People "on the street" coming in from all
over the country, did not think or act in the same way I
was brought up to believe people thought and acted.
I was finishing my Ph.D. in developmental psychology. I
had specialized in Marriage and Family Relations and my
major was Marriage and Family Therapy. But nothing matched
the experience I was having with the drug culture behind
the scenes, on the streets of peaceful Provo, Utah. It was
a polarized society. Half the kids in the local high schools
were on drugs. The other half lived in "happy valley" as
part of the "community of saints".
I decided to do my Ph.D. dissertation on the development
of consciousness. Were the kids on drugs different than
other kids who were not on drugs? I set up one of the most
extensive testing models ever attempted up to that time
in history. It took over 4 hours for each person to complete
the testing. There were 94 variable, everything from education,
family backgrounds, beliefs, religious histories, politics,
and everything else that anyone considered important. To
top it off I became a Kohlburg Moral Maturity Tester and
trained half a dozen others to code the moral maturation
of every participant. We took over 300 people, half from
the drug culture and half from Brigham Young University
(where drugs are totally forbidden), and tested them. The
end result was that, of the 94 variable, only one showed
significant differences. It was moral maturity.
The drug group tested 17 times as many morally mature participants
as did the non drug group. It also tested 16 times as many
people at the lowest level of maturity. The test group taken
from the student body of BYU, showed highest concentration
in the middle. It was a perfect bell shaped curve. The biggest
mystery of the study for me, was to discover who were the
"mature" people in the drug abusing group.
What I discovered was that morals, ethics and values cannot
be measured according to demographic variables. They do
not depend upon family history, cultural ethics, or religious
experience. They depend upon the emergence of the level
of consciousness of the people.
I completed my Ph.D. dissertation but I never completed
my study of consciousness. It became my life passion. I
started with a dream and took me down a path completely
different from the one I thought my life would take.
We wiped out drug abuse in six cities. We were a “happening”
something impossible to define. We met at “gathering
places” and held “gatherings” that had no agenda except
to “be there” for people. We organized the kids who had
come “off” drugs into couples who “re-parented” those
who asked for help in “breaking the habit”.Our theme, if
there was one, was “get high on life” and we broke all the
rules. We used role playing, psychodrama,
open and gentle confrontation. We identified all the games
without any of the judgements. We were “family” and we faced
the world together. We reached out, brought other in, took
on the syndicate with love and openness. We tracked the
pushers, befriended the backers and stayed almost totally
within our own internal references. The crime syndicate
sent agents in to harass and physically beat up our kids.
They floated free heroin and no one would take it. The State
and Federal authorities on drug and alcohol rehabilitation
put immeasurable pressure upon us. They did everything possible
to administratively suppress us. Eventually they required
a 12 hour intake procedure before anyone even just smoking
pot could enter the program. But it did not matter. It was
impossible to break the bond that united us.
Finally a staff member, one responsible for accounts, arranged a sting operation to discredit me. To some extent,
it worked and I resigned in protest after a vicious series
of false accusations. It was too late. We had done our job
and the cities remained drug free for the next decade. I
learned how to make a difference. I had learned what works
with people. Not just theory but acting from a state of
being. I never looked back.
I opened a private clinic and began to teach family members
who had an identified patient in the State Mental Hospital.
Within four years we had emptied out over 80% of the
hospital patient load. The pressure to stop reached
the highest levels of state government and finally we moved
on to prison reform, juvenile offender’s programs, street gangs, and other socially identified “problem”
populations. We dismantled two “satanic” groups that
were abusing young women, took on dysfunctional corporate
conglomerations, and took on the cold war and terrorism in the Middle East.
Through it all, the scientist in me sought to explain how
we created such extra-ordinary results. My background in
physics provided the basic tools to apply quantum physics
to consciousness. I added information theory, holographics
and neurobiology and correlated the findings with those
of developmental psychology. I developed a new mind model and a series of processes for making a difference in states
of consciousness. I tested these in each of the situations
mentioned above and wrote the book “Holodynamics” to reveal
some of the findings. Now, having taught seminars around the globe, I have just finished the book “The
Dance of Life: Living in a Conscious Universe” and six manuals that bring new clarity to the research done over the past
So who are we?
We are a group of people who apply the modern sciences
and other information from various schools of thought, to
better understand the nature of consciousness and how to
make a difference in the world.
We are an emerging population of people who posses a sensitivity
to local and global problems and believe that every problem
is caused by its potential solution. Every set of circumstances
is driven by potential, everything is connected and the
planet is part of a living, multi-dimensional conscious
We create extra-ordinary results and any problem is our
potential solution. If any of this sounds familiar, just
remember, you are not alone. We invite you to come explore
with us, the wonders of this magnificent world.
THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION
"When one person transforms we all
win, we all transform."
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