As a child, I felt that the world around me was ignoring the things that mattered most: listening to the trees, the water, and the sky and creating meaningful relationships with the natural world. When I found myself in a World Religions Class in high school, it was like taking a long drink of fresh water after feeling parched and dehydrated.
I have always had intuitive or psychic abilities, but early on I was unsure how to utilize them to benefit myself and others. So I focused on the task of building a career and becoming self-sufficient. I studied illustration and design and became a freelance artist. But I quickly discovered that this was not my calling. I returned to school to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and then entered a two-year training in Expressive Arts Therapy. There I was exposed to the magical processes of psychodrama, authentic movement, and the arts as a sacred vehicle of expression. Later, I received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have worked for many years as an art therapist. My clients have mostly been adult survivors of childhood trauma, including pregnant women and new mothers.
In 2012, I moved from British Columbia to Maine with my husband and our middle school-aged son and soon found myself involved in an intensive two-year program at an interfaith wisdom school called The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. My internship involved working as a spiritual companion for individuals in hospice care. After completing my ordination as an interfaith chaplain, I felt ready to come out of the closet so to speak — to bring my intuitive gifts out into the world in a more refined way.
My next step took me to a space-clearing course by Denise Linn where I discovered that I could communicate reliably with energy and forces in the more hidden realms of reality. I am committed to deepening my skills and currently receive regular guidance and mentoring from an experienced and wise shamanic practitioner.
I am a devoted student of Tibetan Buddhism, which involves regular study and participation in week-long silent retreats. As part of my commitment I have a daily meditation practice. I get recharged by being in relationship with the natural world.