Dr. Marj BrittCBLI Founder and Mystical Teacher
Dr. Marj Britt is the Founder and Visionary Leader of Called By Love Institute. Before that, Marj served for 19 years as Senior Minister of Unity of Tustin, California. Called By Love and www.LivingLovingLegacy.com bring the Campus of Consciousness to the world. Marj holds a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Education. She is a mystic in the world, a master teacher, with consciousness and Love as the living flame of her life.
Fabienne MeulemanCBLI Executive Director
Fabienne joined the Called by Love team by Divine Appointment, as Marj Britt refers to it. Guided by synchronicities and changing life circumstances, she became part of our team in 2013. A natural fit due to her profound thirst for personal & spiritual growth, combined with her experience in Business/Human Resources/Coaching and her strong desire to make the world a better place through the Power of Love. Fabienne’s bilingual & multicultural background also contributes to Called by Love worldwide expansion.
Michael Ward, MDCBLI Treasurer
Michael left a career in medicine in 2014 after having enjoyed a very successful clinical practice in Anesthesiology, during which time he was also actively involved at significant levels of leadership in an integrated health care system. He became deeply immersed in mysticism during the last 10-15 years of his career and integrated these principles into the multiple roles in which he served. His commitment going forward is to live a fully integrated life and support the evolution of consciousness on the planet. He is committed in his journey to the transformation of the world that we share.
With more than 20 years of technology-enabled, data-driven marketing experience, Lisa is a highly qualified direct marketer who builds customer relationship management (crm) teams for both ad agencies and top corporations. Her responsibilities include the development and execution of cross-channel strategies that include website, email, mobile, social, digital media, direct mail and call center integration. She enjoys building and leading diverse teams toward a common goal. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration and has a personal interest in issues surrounding the middle- east, international travel, and non-profits that support and empower individuals and their communities.
Caroline Bush recently retired from 36 years of teaching. After graduating from a Southern California high school, she journeyed up to Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where she ended up living for the next 16 years. She taught preschool in the demonstration laboratory for the Early Childhood Education Department at Capilano University. Returning to California, she added a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an M.A., with a Specialization in Teaching and Learning. She enjoyed teaching kindergarten through 6th grade for 19 years.
Melanie M Davis
Melanie M. Davis is Spirit filled and Spirit led. An advanced theology graduate blessed with a Servant’s Heart in ministries: GriefShare, Women’s Jail Ministry and CFC Media Productions.
Melanie directed the first Called By Love presents the Living, Loving, Legacy TeleSummit with Dr. Marj Britt and Friends.
With Called By Love Institute, Melanie is the Executive Director of Online Business Operations, Development & Training.
Melanie is the Founder of the Excellence Business Academy.
Elizabeth Bruce-Lyle grew up in a loving family in a traditional Christian Faith. She had an unexplained yearning for something deeper, but didn’t know what it was. She was led to Unity of Tustin. She knew then, that she was Home and never looked back. The Campus of Consciousness became her Spiritual Home. She often attends intensives hosted by Called By Love, under the leadership of Dr. Marj Britt. Elizabeth enjoys Selfless Service duties, and does it joyfully.
Rebecca’s roles in our team have included Sound setup and recording, as well as Audio Visual gifts of getting things that Marj wants on the big screen, giving us video and music. She has a professional background in accounting and a love of dance and movement.
IN FUTURE TIME we have a VISION of a team with GIFTS of editing our amazing audio and video archives of four years of live intensives into teaching segments for the worldwide web!
Toni Monsey, PhD, Adult Developmental Psychologist, Spiritual Director, and Founder of the “Heart of Advocacy,” is Called by Love to ignite the spark of conscious awareness within individuals and groups. Toni works with her clients to actively engage their own inner guidance to free themselves from old wounds and habitual patterns, and access their untapped creative potential in order to discover deeper meaning and higher purpose in their lives.
Karina spent years searching before finding the Mystical Teachings at Unity of Tustin. Karina’s greatest fulfillment is in Selfless Service: creating art for the highest good. Karina donates her art and photography to raising consciousness movements. Karina works as a freelance graphic designer. With over fifteen years of experience, she creates and manages entire projects from early conceptualization to completion and takes great pride in creating on-strategy, on trend, creative design solutions.
A widely recognized agent of change in elevating the consciousness of business worldwide, Coral has been recognized as a visionary whose actions put her at the forefront co-creating a global shift for the greening of mainstream business including providing broader access to organics. For over thirty years she has held positions in Senior Management for several global brands and organizations. Elevating Global social and spiritual transformation is her soul’s natural self-expression. Being a part of the collective Called by Love team has been truly Divinely guided.
Nicolaas-John van Nieuwenhuysen, MD
Nicolaas-John van Nieuwenhuysen, MD is a Psychiatrist, founding member of Called By Love Institute and Co-Founder of Called By Love In Action.
His roles as a Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Faculty, Psychiatric Society Past President, Medical Association Chair of Wellness Programming, and life-long student of practical Mysticism, combined with a multinational background, inform and fuel his passion for exploring and sharing integrative models for physical, psychological, and spiritual health and evolution.
Kay is a native Californian with an artistic background. After college she chose an airline career to see the world and meet its people before settling down. However, a series of experiences beginning in 1977, altered her awareness and unexpectedly placed her on a spiritual path. This ultimately led to Marj’s ministry and Unity Church in 2003. Here, she continues her religious and mystical studies and serve in the church bookstore. Kay has worked with Marj since CBL began.
Developer of Acting Enlightened and CBL’s first webmaster, John was told to be either a priest or lawyer in his youth. (Even a bishop attempted to recruit him.) Instead, he went into singing and acting and eventually to holding workshops and coaching with his Acting Enlightened program, which utilizes performance techniques as spiritual exercises.
A lifelong mystic originally from Butte, Montana, he received a degree in Music at Stanford while taking classes such as Zen Buddhism and Feminist Theology.
17 years ago, Harry was guided to the mystical teachings taught by Dr. Marj Britt and other master teachers she brought to the campus of Consciousness. Harry underwent a transformative experience that resulted in the healing of some very deep wounds. His professional career includes ownership of two businesses and 24 year as an executive in product development, sales and marketing for an international chemical company. Harry is dedicated to walking the path to greater spiritual understanding and enlightenment.
Vanessa Van Nieuwenhuysen
A founding member of Called By Love Institute, Co-Founder of Called By Love In Action, and CBLI Events and Retreats Coordinator.
Her belief is that “Work is Love in Action.” She has a passion for Spiritual Practice and Mystical Teachings, with a deep yearning to Serve a Higher Purpose. This calling has manifested as Service through volunteer positions on three continents and board positions for non-profit organizations, with a particular focus on bringing Love and Light into the lives of children.
DREAMWORK is David Jonathan’s passion, purpose and Gift of Genius. He work with you and the Awareness of your Soul and Higher Mind communicating with you through your dreams. His questions bring forth your own answers from the Symbols of your dreams, the language of your soul, yearning to give you guidance to apply into your daily life.
David’s teacher and mentor was Brugh Joy and dreams have been David’s deep love for more than three decades.
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. Harvey has published over 20 books including The Hope – a Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House) andHeart Yoga – the Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism (North Atlantic Books). Harvey is a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford from (1972-1986) and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as, various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. He is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois.
Intersections in Time that changed my Life, by Marj
As I would ‘prepare the Field’ for Andrew to step into and teach one of his many multi-day intensives at Unity of Tustin, the Process of Initiation into Vastness would begin. Andrew’s passion for Rumi became seeds in my heart and mind. The one intensive imprinted in my Being, of all of those intensives, became The Way of Passion, a Celebration of Love and of Rumi.
On page 157 in Andrew’s book, The Way of Passion, I found the Vision statement that I recognized as the Purpose of my life: “Set up educational institutions in which the sacred role of genius can be really known and understood and in which mystical discipline becomes the foundation of all the other disciplines.”
The quote plays in my heart and in my mind as a personal Unique Self Mission statement that quite delightfully and passionately sings its own song! Interestingly and playfully, the page number 157 was the three-digit telephone number in my childhood home in Boulder, Colorado. Synchronicity and symbols span our lives.
Andrew Harvey’s Link:
Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.
Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”
Based in Northern California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast, ‘Cafe Dharma’.
“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.
Intersections in Time that changed my Life, by Marj
We never know when ‘happen-stance’ occurrences may be significant intersections in time that can change our lives. One happened when I heard Adya speak for the first time. He wasn’t famous yet. I went up, spoke to him afterwards and said that he looked so young for his incredible wisdom. I told him that I wanted him to come to Unity of Tustin.
Then Adya and I just happened to be walking back at the same time to the Inner Directions gathering in La Jolla after lunch that day maybe twelve years ago.
I am a visionary…and I saw it even then. I shared with him that he would be speaking all over the world. He looked at me and said, ‘Well, it’s really only on the West Coast now.’
On September 25, 2013, Adya invited me to be his guest on his worldwide broadcast from Open Gate Sangha. Feelings of Awe, humility and immense Gratitude come as I experience the Mystery of It All…coming into time… Adya’s deep heart invitation was to simply open to speaking of the Descent of the Dove, the movement of Spirit into form, the Void, the Light of Awakening and the Power of Love.
Cafe Dharma, Free Live Internet Radio/Video Broadcast:
I grew up in the cleft of a Cotswold valley on the edge of Bath, England. As an adult I spent decades traveling the world exploring spiritual teachings and learning from masters both East and West, including the nondual teachers, HWL Poonja, Chandraswami, and Nanagaru in India, the Mevlevi Sufis in Turkey, and the Orthodox Christian communities on Mount Athos in Greece.
My first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2012, I have published twenty books, including three travel books, a novella,Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with the publication in 2012 of Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. Maria Sharapova, the tennis star, has called my book, Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living, (2007, Harmony) “one of the most inspirational books I have ever read.”
My work has been featured many times in The Oprah Magazine, in The New York Times, and in the Los Angeles Times. I moved from my native England to the Bay Area in 1998 and while I miss England at times, especially the landscape, I have found my home here and wake up thankful every day for the Bay, Mount Tam, and the wonderful community of creatives and spiritual explorers that have been attracted to this corner of the world.
Castle Combe, near Bath, England The view from my window in Sausalito
Intersections in Time that changed my Life, by Marj
Roger Housden has written so many wonderful books, many of which include some of my most favorite poems. I love his book ‘RISKING EVERYTHING, 110 POEMS OF LOVE AND REVELATION’. And taking one of his on-line writing courses was part of my INITIATION into the amazing Invisible Platform of the worldwide web. My Intersections in Time with Roger Housden have profoundly imprinted in my heart and soul. Click here to read more.