I guide women who are on the unique path of their own beauty and power, through the inner wilderness, in the outer wilderness on the Labyrinth Path of Initiation. As a Wilderness Guide, I support you to become more Whole through practices of integration and Self-Healing. The opportunity I offer, is grounded in building resources, healing the past and the future in the present, welcoming home exiled parts of ourselves, courting a living relationship with the natural world, remembering our own wildness and cultivating authenticity and emotional aliveness. Through dreamwork, accessing intuitive creativity and visionary practices, deep imagery journeys to meet inner guides and other wild ones from the dreaming of the earth, community building, spiritual practices, ritual and ceremony rooted in the natural world, grieving and praising this life and those lost, tracking the signs of your deepest longing, I support you in saying yes to the journey of becoming a true adult. I call forth aspects of my training in ritual, nature coaching, the Way of Council, shamanic practices, wilderness immersion and vision fasts, meditation, singing and voice, movement, storytelling, movement and Tai Chi as tools on the journey with you, weaving a web that holds you in a cocoon of healing and Mystery-intiated Self transformation.
The Volcano is a deeply meaningful image for me of my own power as a woman, and as an Underworld Guide, or one who guides people through times of Initatory Change. It is my connection with the center of the earth, the fire of life that flows through me, and also my offering in the world. In Hawai’i, Pele is the Volcano Goddess and she is loved and honored as the mother of earth: red molten rock becomes new soil, full of minerals that nourish life. She is often seen as an old woman, walking along the Volcano’s rim. May our Path together on the volcano’s rim be the beckoning of future soil for a world that honors all species and cares once again for our mother, the Earth.
I believe that we are essentially whole, healthy, beautiful beings that cannot be dirty, broken or wrong. My way is to nourish and support the body, to do its work of Self-Healing and balancing. Therefore, while lab results are helpful as markers to measure progress or discover low or high levels of vitamins, minerals, hormones or inflammation, I am not interested per se in diagnosis. I am interested in re-wilding health and remembering our Source. Medicine originates from plants, from common wild weeds. Medicine comes in the form of energy, touch, emotional flow and the release of trauma from the cells of the body. Medicine is something we carry wihtin us as a gift for the world. This work of healing the dis-balance of civilization as it manifests in humans as dis-ease from chemicals, plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, stress, sugar, living in boxes and driving in cars as metabolic illness, adrenal fatigue, autoimmune related disorders- is what i am about in my practice. Remembering the body, remembering the body as nature, remembering nature as home, remembering our unique soul home, within the unitive consciousness of love.
With deep gratitude to my Ancestors, to my Teachers and Mentors: Joan Halifax, Bill Plotkin, Sage Magdalene, Geneen Marie Haugen, Gigi Coyle, Marty Peele, Steve Hyde, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, Ursula Hofer, Nate Bacon. And to those who have inspired me: Mary Oliver, Martin Prechtel, David Whyte, Martin Shaw,Carolyn Hillyer.