Ronda LaRue, M.S. (honorary D.D.)
2464 Rose Hill Road ~ Marietta NY 13110
805-746-1657 (text msg) Skype ID: ronda.larue
Ronda LaRue, M.S., has an unusually diverse and rich background with lifetime study in research sciences, the expressive arts, social-psychology, consciousness practices, and the poetry of the sacred into a deeply transformational playground of inquiry, inner healing arts, and awakened self-realization applied to real life.
Ronda’s work is uniquely grounded in holistic mind/body/soul-integrated research and healing practices, while devotional toward the spiritual wisdom traditions that recognize life as a journey to conscious awareness and evolution of the heart cast within real world action.
Ronda works almost exclusively from a mentoring tradition of personal apprenticeship in private and small group retreats - offering the very rare opportunity to engage her directly in an inspired mentoring process of guiding and shining a light onto your own inner wisdom and way.
Her work is unique in its flair for creative playfulness, down-to-earth practicality, interfaith depth, and fiery delight in casting a light on each individual’s healing insight and path.
Ronda has an undergraduate degree in Social Administration/Psychology with Minor in Business (University of Texas/Dallas) and a M.S. Master of Science degree in Social Psychology Research & Evaluation Methods (graduating top of her class, summa cum laude, TCU 1982).
Ronda conceptualized, designed and owned InfoVision Systems - a corporate market consulting and strategic planning company serving the business and governmental segments regionally, nationally and internationally for over 28 years. She has worked with individuals, groups, and corporations through her own businesses for over 3 decades.
Author of 2 books and numerous contemplative articles, today Ronda is sought-out as mentor, guide, and consultant of inner healing technologies both conventional and alternative; living meditation; couples communication/clarity; and depth spiritual awakening processes.
Rated over the years as one of the leading spiritual retreats for integrated healing and life-changing awareness practice. Non-denominational. Non-dogma. All paths.
...Ronda's many hundreds of seeker-clients offer the real testimonial in the ways that most matter: with their lives...
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TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Ronda's BGS Bachelor's Degree is a 3-way degree in sociology, business administration, and psychology from University of Texas at Dallas (1978).
M.S. – Master’s of Science Degree in Applied Social Research and Evaluation Methodology (Texas Christian University: social-psychology research and health behavior evaluation methods. Thesis: clinical problem solving in medicine. Minor in business. Graduated top of her class (summa cum laude) 1982.
D.D. Doctorate of Divinity (Hon) Licensed ordained minister and honorary degree recognition for significant life work and clinical experience in healing and consciousness studies; Universal Life Church, 2005.
Corporate Consulting Work - For nearly 30 years Ronda created and owned a successful corporate consulting practice in strategic planning, survey research, and program evaluation (Founder, InfoVision Systems) working with cities, national and international corporations and the hospitality industry.
She was marketing consultant for the Ojai Music Festival overseeing donor and board development, strategic event marketing, PR and advertising. Her company was hired by many cities (Santa Barbara, Solvang, Dallas/Ft Worth, Oxnard, Ventura) for tourism analysis and development, where she was often a keynote speaker to large County/City/Lodging consortium in economic analysis and development.
In her earlier years, she conducted work for Panasonic Japan, the Mentor Corporation, Medical Planning Associates; the Vice Chancellor for Development and The Organizational Research Institute at TCU, Fort Worth; and as a Consultant with Laventhol & Horwath Health Division in the late 80's. In addition, her firm was hired to evaluate company market mix strategy and customer/employee quality evaluation programs including the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (a Crown holding) in the late 90's.
Artistic & Poetic Presence - Locally, Ronda is a recognized working artist/poet and social commentary visionary. In the 90's she was part of the prestigious and juried Ojai Studio Artist Tour, creating and producing large scale social commentary and performance art works as well as ceramic sculpture and the Beatrice Wood series (See galleries on this site). Her pieces have been shown in galleries in Texas, California, and New York, with many of her works in private collections.
Consciousness, Spirituality, Meditation, Health & Wellness - Throughout her life, Ronda has continued to study consciousness, world religion, health and wellness, and psychology research. Ronda has significant post-graduate and independent study, with emphasis in:
Consciousness studies, meditation and spiritual awareness tools; emerging technologies in integrative medicine, natural brain chemistry re-balancing resources and help with addictions (particularly alcohol and negative thought patterns). She has guided many hundreds of one-on-one clients and thousands of readers in the profound healing impact using her SoulArts Process of Awakening(TM) home practice of daily awareness as well as her Soul-Communication Living Meditation Practice for Couples seeking healing and closeness.
Books & & Published Writings:
Remembering Who You Really Are: The Journey of Awakening from the Dark Night of Soul is a classic in contemporary spirituality and sacred psychology, and marked Ronda’s own journey through spiritual crisis, dark night of soul, and transition from life as a successful corporate business woman to becoming an internationally-sought spiritual teacher, healer, and mentor.
The Art of Living Your Destiny - A Guidebook for the Jourey of Soul offers a short introduction into Ronda’s life-transforming retreats and her SoulArts Process of Awakening.™ This practical guidebook helps readers initiate their own inner wisdom in everyday real life.
Home Study Portal - You are invited to freely explore and receive Ronda's many free contemplative articles with home awareness tools; guided meditation podcast recordings; and video interviews and virtual retreats
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HOBBIES AND BEING AT HOME:
Ronda shares daily life with her husband and SoulArts partner, Mattawe Clements, RIA (Lifestyle & Financial Investment Specialist); their 2 dogs and cat.
Favorite home activities include: creating, presenting (and eating!) “healthy decadent” meals (SoulArts Recipe book in progress); designing sacred living spaces; poetic photo collage, social commentary mixed media and installation art (former member Ojai Studio Artists tour); collecting and playing/singing music (symphonic classics to country — still not a rapper); expressive NIA dance; spa cleanse and detox; online research; special party scape design; helping spawn new entrepreneurs; and ever-new idea visioning!
For more, you are invited to meander this site and the many free resources: audio meditations, talks, interviews; spiritual home study and contemplative articles, art gallery retrospective here.
UPDATE: Ronda and husband Mattawe P Clements have recently moved to beautiful Skaneateles (Finger Lake Region) in Central New York State to help care for elder parents. Retreats will reopen when a new property is acquired and Covid permits. In the meantime, online/virtual retreats and mentoring programs continue, by application and readiness. Ronda is a available now for fundraising, special events, unique event planing, marketing/production and visionary ideation.
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WORKING WITH RONDA:
Spiritual Retreat Intensives and Direct Spiritual Awareness Apprenticeship programs with Ronda are designed for those who are ready to find out what it means to make that leap in perception (sometimes called an awakening) into a deep seeing realization of the mechanisms of ego/mind and dynamics of soul/heart ...and what it takes to integrate the (seeming) two qualities into a life of true character, evolution and purpose.
Ronda’s central emphasis remains a direct experiential teaching and training in self-healing; egoic breakthrough from the bondages of fear, early woundedness, and the conditioned mind; spiritual awareness as direct consequence of honoring inquiry; and the art of every day, real life spiritual living.
Her work is NOT a religion, not a cult, not woo-woo, not a dogma of any sort. It is a consciousness mentoring that leads you to your own inner awareness. It can save decades of misunderstanding and the trappings inherent within subconscious beliefs and early conditioning alongside living a often "too busy" lifestyle. Her work is not new age and it is not aligned with any one path. Rather, it is inspired in the art of helping an individual to find and honor his/her own inner spirituality. This process offers an organic, responsible, profound, playful and mature self-realization.
Her work is open to all genders, sexual identifications, religions or ages so long as the person applying to work with Ronda is dedicated to approaching life from care for others, integrity of action, and a self-responsible maturity to growing in one’s own experience of God/Expanded Awareness without dogma or rules imposed onto others.
See testimonials of people who have directly trained with and experienced radical healing and life transformations with Ronda and her SoulArts Process of Awakening ™ .
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….Ronda invites all genuine seekers to come join the magic of waking up to Life and your own true genius!
Your treasure is hidden in the wound…
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