I am a writer, a mom, and a teacher, who also happens to have the gift of imagery, which is less mysterious than it sounds. It means, simply, that I see (in my mind’s eye) vivid dreamlike imagery. This is, I’m certain, the way shamans (and the best writers) see. In patterns, pictures and symbols. It also means that when someone tells me a story or a problem or outlines a project, a little ‘room’ of awareness pops open to the right of my forehead and I begin to build the story, problem or project in there. Think imaginal diorama space.
So, I write - and I talk with people about their lives.
In my 1:1 sessions, online workshops and in-person retreats, I help people come to a place of steady, quiet peace. When we feel steady and at peace inside, we become more spacious. We can open more and let the world delight and surprise us. From spaciousness and quiet steady peace we naturally begin to fill with our true self. The natural self, which is often exiled from full expression, returns home. Then, the feelings and sensations that make us feel anxious or unsettled can heal.
No longer do we feel separate, unworthy, and unable to make life work.
I named the modality out of which I work *Illuminated Imagery”. This means that I share the imagery that I see with a client, and this helps unlock and release stuck energy. In an Illumination Session, I notice patterns in the things you say and do which reflect the ways that you perceive and interact with the world.
An imaginal model begins to emerge, a map of the world as you experience it.
Everyone experiences the world differently. Everyone lives inside of a field of their own experience. The best word I can find for this interior point of view is ‘soul map’ (but I want you to know that soul map is not its name. It’s an image. A personal point of view. You might think of the ‘soul map’ as the configuration you have drawn inside of yourself which explains the world (and your place in it) to you. I also want you to know that this ‘soul map’ exists inside of a wider ‘map’ - a field of love and blessing that contains us all. Which is why you are not trapped inside of the ‘soul map’ that you inhabit right now. You can change maps, you can move to a new story. you can change your life.)
In a session, as you and I explore this soul map, you notice things you may not have noticed before. Out of this, invitations emerge - experiments you can try to expand the borders of that map (and of yourself inside of it).
Like opening a window that has been sealed shut for a while, these openings allow fresh air to circulate. New light becomes available. Once you can breathe, life feels easier, more spacious. You have more room to move and grow and create. Feeling better, you can make new choices. As you will see, following light always leads to joy.
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if we are going to ever make this world work we are going to have to be honest about what is really going on
- including what is going on in our own bodies, our own houses, our own families,
- the hard stuff and also, the wildness, bursting at the seams to be free
because I come here to write
about how beautiful you are (if only you could see)
and own that ripe, juicy fullness that you are
the starlight of that bright glitter mind
the wisdom that you carry in your secret belly.
because I come here to write
about this world infused with magic
and this radiance that we are just beginning to understand how to reveal
because I come here, also, to write about grief
(because pandemic and quarantine and sometimes life is just so hard)
and to write about the other magic,
the one where, even in the darkest times,
people can be so generous, so brilliant and so beautiful.
because I write about
marriage and yoga and babies and grown children and
I write down my dreams, mostly without telling you what they mean.
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If you'd like to work more closely with me, I welcome you with an open heart. Here’s the link to my offerings. There, you’ll find information about my Soul Call Cards (a divinely simple divination deck), my one-on-one Illumination Sessions and the workshops I offer.
And here’s the link to my ‘not a membership circle’. There, you can learn about my Soul Caller community and the ways you can engage with me online.
What are the wounds of separation?
The illusion that you are separate from love and blessing.
This illusion creates wounds which cause you to question your worthiness, your value, and goodness. Healing this wound repairs and rebuilds this fundamental truth: You are worthy of love, worthy of inclusion in the wholeness of blessing. There is enough for you. You are enough. You are fundamentally good. Life loves and accepts you no matter what you’ve been through. No matter what you’ve done. You are worthy of love.
The illusion that you are separate from nature and from our own body.
This illusion creates wounds around life force, around body image, and taking up space in the family, in the workplace, in the world. Healing this wound repairs and rebuilds this fundamental truth: You are supported by life. You are invited and encouraged to fill your footprint on the planet. Take up space. Occupy yourself. Fill with the beauty and creativity that you are. Emerge fully, visible, fill with yourself.
The illusion that you are separate from personal authority. “I have no choice.”
This illusion creates wounds around freedom, choice and courage. Around free will and the right to choose your own way in life. Healing this wound repairs and rebuilds this fundamental truth: You are meant to be here. No matter your circumstances, you are free to choose how you respond to what happens to you and around you. You are encouraged to follow the path that leads to your own joy and meaning. Choosing your own response to life will change your life.
The illusion that you are separate from purpose. “What’s the point of me?”
Your life has meaning, has a pattern and purpose beyond the habits and needs of the small self. Healing this wound repairs and rebuilds this fundamental truth: You are meant to be here. You matter. your life has a meaning and a pattern. You are here to change the world - by being exactly who you are.