I see Love Rising - in the world, in myself and in you.
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.
Put simply, it means that I see (in my mind’s eye) vivid dreamlike imagery. I’m guessing this is the way that shamans (and the best writers) see: in patterns, pictures and symbols.
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 ‘see’ the story build itself in there. Think of this as an imaginal diorama space.
Professionally, I write and I talk with people about their lives.
In my 1:1 sessions, online workshops and in-person retreats, I mostly listen. I begin each session from the intention to hold space for whatever emerges between us. I have no pre-conceived system, no series of steps. No plan for what the person before me should do, could do.
My work is mapping a different system - the one that is already here, asking to emerge from inside of you so that you can experience the fullness of your life.
If I had a goal, it would be helping you to settle into the experience of grounded presence, a steady, quiet peace. When we feel steady and at peace, we become more spacious inside. We can open more easily to let the world delight and surprise us.
From spaciousness, without effort, without having to DO anything, we naturally begin to fill with what is already here - our natural self. As the natural self, which is often exiled, returns home, the feelings and sensations that have made us feel anxious or unsettled can heal. No longer do we feel separate, unworthy, and unable to make life work.
As I work, I share the illuminated imagery that I see with my client. This helps unlock and release stuck energy. In an Illumination Session, I notice patterns in the things a client says and does. These patterns reflect the ways that they perceive and interact with the world.
An imaginal model begins to emerge, a map of the world as they 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. These things have no names. They are images, guideposts pointing to 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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because here I am and here you are and all of this reality ishere with us and 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,
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.
and so, if you want to read all of that, you can subscribe for free - and if you want to pay me with a small sum of money each month by way of thank you or just a nod to our shared humanity, you can do that.
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I won't use this newsletter to up-sell you into a sales funnel. When I offer my workshops, books and other offerings, I will do it quietly, respectfully, trusting you to know when something resonates with your own soul's guidance.
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.