Through his insightful, practical, and gentle approach, John Morton has a unique ability to help others see the blessings in themselves and everything that occurs in their lives. John is the Spiritual Director of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), an ecumenical, non-denominational organization founded by John-Roger, D.S.S., with communities worldwide. Since 1979, John has brought his heartfelt service around the world by presenting and creating seminars, classes, and workshops for the general public, as well as graduate students on topics including loving, peace, wealth, relationships, and practical spirituality. Many of his public classes can be viewed online via free interactive webcasts. John has twice received the award for Minister of the Year from MSIA.
As President of John Morton Ministries (johnmortonministries.org), John coaches and consults with individuals, groups, and organizations to help promote harmony, learning and growth. John’s clients range from individuals coping with personal, intimate family matters to executives of corporations managing economic and employee challenges. By focusing on the goodness inherent in each moment and each experience, John helps awaken others to their spiritual nature, opportunities for greater success, peace and well-being, and ways to create a better world.
John is the author of The Blessings Already Are, You Are the Blessings: Meditations and Reflections on Life, God and Us, and Blessings Here and Now. These books are inspirational guides for finding the blessings in ourselves and everyday life, regardless of our challenges. John has written numerous articles on practical spirituality for MSIA’s worldwide newspaper, the New Day Herald, where he often responds directly to questions from readers. John received his Doctoral degree Spiritual Science (D.S.S.) from Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy, the educational body of MSIA. He volunteers on the Boards of Insight Seminars, where he serves as Chairman of the Board, and the University of Santa Monica, where he serves as Chancellor. John has two adult children and enjoys sports, most especially golf. John is married to fellow Minister and Emmy Award-winning actress, Leigh Taylor-Young Morton, and when not traveling they reside in Westlake Village, California.