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 My name is Val Ashford but some of you may know me on social media as The Afro Buddha. Strangely enough, even though I’ve studied the teachings of buddha extensively I’m not actually a practicing Buddhist or any of the other religions listed on tik-off boxes at the doctor’s office.  Once upon a time, I was a super devout Christian like most of the people that grew up in the bible belt.  My life experiences paired with my deep thirst for spiritual knowledge unexpectedly led me down a path from a seminary school dropout to finding my life's work as an alternative spirituality counselor and mindfulness teacher.

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For the greater part of the past decade, I've been fortunate enough to help thousands of people navigate spirituality as religious drop-outs. and tap into the tools necessary to actualize a well-loved life. Of all the resources and modalities I've practiced with my students over the years  I’ve found the greatest tool of them all to be the intentional act of nurturing an active imagination.  With this awareness in mind, I sought after a book that I could recommend to my clients that could assist them in their "deep healing through manifesting" journeys.  One that would feel like a straightforward and unfiltered reference material to return back to time and time again. One that sparked laughter and soul-level revelations without the guilt, shame, and fear-mongering found in most traditional spiritual self-help books. 

I came back from this quest empty-handed. 

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Before I became a spiritual counselor I spent over 15 years in the corporate world as a senior-level instructional designer and illustrator which came in handy while creating this book.  Taking notes from one of my all-time favorite authors Shel Silverstein I've hand-drawn over 40 illustrations as well as completed the cover designs and layout entirely on my own. 

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Sunday School Dropout
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