I am a counselor. In 2002, I had a beautiful and profound outcome with an IRS tax issue, based on an “enlightened” approach suggested to me by my friend and Holistic Attorney Duane Light.
When I first spoke to Duane, I was afraid of the IRS and what they might do to in response to my outstanding IRS debt. I didn’t know what to do and was especially afraid of calling them.
I called Duane, and he gave me guidance to approach the IRS agents with an open heart, honesty and compassion. He suggested that I “treat the person as a friend in the making.” He told me that the average job turnover in the IRS is 9 months, and that many of these individuals are struggling with their work and rarely get to experience compassion and care from someone on the other end of the phone line.
After meditating and praying until I became calm, and when I sincerely felt that I could care for the person on the other end of the line, I made the call. My heart was open toward the IRS agent, and I know he felt that.
I was able to be friendly, direct and truthful about my financial situation. Amazingly, the agent reclassified my debts as uncollectible!
I continued to stay in contact with them over the years, and all my dealings with the IRS since that time have been completely benign and full of good will.
The work that Duane did with me has changed the nature of my relationships with people in positions of authority that used to intimidate me, such as the IRS and insurance adjustors. It’s just completely revolutionized the reactions and the results that I get from those people, in an atmosphere of fellowship with them.
It didn’t just change a skill set, it changed a mindset for me and opened my heart to people that I had been afraid of.
In another situation, I was injured on a private property and I was receiving medical care through the owner’s insurance company. There was a little-known medical procedure, prolotherapy, that I knew would be good for me. The first time I talked to the adjustor she told me that would never happen. I used what Duane had taught me in terms of treating her like a friend in the making.
First, I kept in regular contact with her. And every time I spoke to her I expressed gratitude for her help, and also compassion for the position she was in. Gradually she opened up to me about some medical problems her daughter was having. By the end of my course of treatment, not only had she authorized all my prolotherapy, but I had researched and found a prolotherapy doctor in her area for her daughter’s injury. This beautiful result developed directly out of the skills and attitudes that I gained from my sessions with Duane.
I have made reference to the benefits of the principals I learned from Duane to people often since that time. So the benefits have continued to ripple out and help others. The principals upon which his work is based are so solid and grounded in essential truths that I feel there’s been no diluting of their potency over the years.
I’m glad to recommend Duane as a coach and guide to anyone who wants to deal with authority figures in a heartful and effective way.