When awakening happens, the mind’s need to understand disappears into the unconditional love and acceptance of the Heart. - Tom Thompson


I have been working with Tom for nearly two years at least every other week. I have had many counselors throughout my life but Tom has guided me through my difficult journey with the most wisdom, calm and grace. He is completely nonjudgemental to all involved in my life situations because he leads with his heart. His unwavering compassion comes from his deep innate knowledge that we are all connected and anything that affects one of us has an affect on the whole.

Of course there is suffering in life but the suffering can open us to deeper
peace and understanding. He has helped me realize that underneath it all is love and peace. Like the ocean, underneath the roar of the surface waves, the ocean is in motion constantly changing and, yet, connected… and underlying the surface storm, there is quiet and calm.

Life on the surface can seemingly be tumultuous but underneath, the calm is always available to us. He has helped me learn to lead with my heart. He has helped me be unafraid of the struggles of life and realize that they will open
my eyes and heart and mind to a wider consciousness.

I hope one day to be as nonjudgemental as Tom, as kind as Tom, as at peace
as Tom, and as wise as Tom. For now, I relish being in his presence and
realize I am so fortunate to share him as my shaman.

The light in me honors the light in you.                                        - Anna Fakadej

Around four years ago, I was at a crossroad in my life. I knew I was hungry for something, but
I did not know what was it. Then I met Tom. He was the first person who taught me how to meditate. Since then, he has totally transformed me. His teaching has helped me become a
free person with an open heart. His insight and wisdom are among the most generous gifts
I have ever received in my life.                                                                                                     - Xinyan


Tom Thompson was so instrumental in guiding me in the right direction, not only with my life
but with my business, that I booked on-going weekly sessions with him for my staff.  Each of
the people who worked with me, met with Tom in private sessions on a rotating schedule.
There is no question that it helped them, which greatly improved the performance and the
overall working environment within my company.

It’s rare to find someone who has the abilities, knowledge, background, and most of all, the right state of being to be able
to help so expertly just by pointing the way. He has been, and still is, a huge factor in my success on many, many levels 
                                                             - Tom Scheve, EquiInternational Inc., Developer and Designer of EquiSpirit Trailers, Author


The Awakened Heart Center is a true gift that has a vast and far reaching ripple effect. I have worked with both Tom
and Bonnie and the results were deep and sincere transformation through loving wisdom and compassion.

 Tom has been a wonderful guide and inspiration to awakening the heart to experience the true nature of our being.
And has continued to be accessible throughout that process.

The Awakened Heart Center is a place of true compassion and integrity. A rare and extraordinary gem.   - Melissa Helms


I attend The Awakened Heart Center for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’d like to report that the sessions work.
I feel alive, liberated and happy. The Awakened Heart Center has added real awareness to my life. I had glimpses of awakening before and went along on faith. But now I proceed consciously. Thank you, Bonnie and Tom. 
                                                                                                                                                                                           - Paul Striberry


The Awakened Heart Center has brought me an extraordinary amount of comfort and peace. The wisdom Tom Thompson possesses is extraordinary. After a lifetime of reading everything I could get my hands on regarding spirituality, religion and all things otherworldly, he has gently guided me inward to the place where enlightenment can truly take place. It is so simple yet so profound. The group meditations are filled with love and good energy. I thank Tom from the bottom of my heart for teaching me how to let go and be meditated... these are tools and guideposts I will fall back on for the rest of my life.

- Erin Chandler


My experience with Tom and Bonnie has always been very fruitful.

It is obvious to me  that they are of the up-most expression of Dignity and Integrity.  Thank you for your healing
presence on the earth.                                                                                                                                                     - Linda Sheer


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