To create a conversation with life that is rich with the sacredness of all that you are and the magic of spirit, is to be vulnerably and beautifully open to an ongoing conversation with your soul and the Great Mystery. Nothing changes until we change. But do we really change? I think perhaps we remember.
We remove the layers of socialization, shame and judgment from family, schools, peers, culture, that weigh us down, make us fearful and dim our light. When we talk about change and transformation, I believe that instead of trying to become something we think we have yet to become, we actually become more of who we really are and were all along.
We are not trying to better a wrong and broken self. We are embracing our inherent goodness and wholeness; remembering our innocence.
I know that entering into the mystery of a deeper conversation with life can be both intoxicating and disorienting. There is a period of time when we may come to feel very alone on the journey. Perhaps, you’ve begun the journey before and turned back out of fear or aloneness. Our familiar sense of safety and security can be temporarily shaken as we explore new more empowering options for ways of being and doing. It is a conversation that, as poet David Whyte says, is held on the frontier. That frontier is your very own frontier beyond the borderline of your habitual thoughts, feelings, and actions; beyond what you and others have set as your limitations. It is the frontier of your imagination and what you can imagine, you can create.
Why hire me as your guide?
I have been on my own frontier for the past 10 years and I danced back and forth between that frontier and perceived safety for a good 10 years before that. I have been to the lowest place of hopelessness and back. Along the way, I have gathered a powerful bundle of tools, skills and experience, from healing arts, energy work, shamanism, coaching, teaching, creative arts, leadership and years of meditative, journaling and contemplative practice, to assist you.
I am a scout, an explorer, a wayfinder (as Martha Beck describes it) and I stand ready to walk beside you as you explore your own frontier. This is an opportunity for you to experience the magic of a friendly world, the peace that forgiveness brings an aching heart, the sublime satisfaction of knowing and receiving your own beauty, light and belonging.
You too can be an explorer, an adventurer of the wild frontiers of the imagination and the landscape of the soul, if you are willing to stay the path.
As your guide in the dreamtime of your walkabout, I will be the one who gently nudges you back on course, reminds you of your own creativity, resilience, beauty and resources. I will be the one who reminds you to rest and simply be for a moment until you find your center again. I will remind you when you need to lighten the load and have some fun. I will also nudge you when the energy of sacred reverence and responsibility is asking something more of you. We will explore that frontier together and I will stand at the threshold with you. In time, if you choose, you will enter the majestic landscape of your sacred dream.
How does it work?
While I supply a basic structure, the order of events, the wisdom teachings and resources, you and I will co-create customized activities, ceremonies, inquiries, rituals, and practices that suit your unique needs. No two journeys are alike. (That’s why I am not offering this as a group experience.) Some people object to ceremony and ritual, because it makes them uncomfortable. There really is no right or wrong here. We can create them together to be as lively, quiet, eccentric, or creative as you like.
The walkabout consists of 22 phone consultations of 55 minutes each, spaced about twice a month, with more frequent calls when needed. You will have fieldwork to do between calls.
In addition, we will meet face to face. For people who live locally, we have several wisdom walks and ceremonies together. For people who live at a distance, we will have two weekend one-on-one retreats. These will require that you make your own travel arrangements.
The walkabout requires your focus and caring. Our calls are the markers along the way, but the real journey is the work you do in between our connections.
Because of the advanced nature of this work and the commitment required, I will interview potential journeyers before accepting them into the program.
This is a complete and whole program. It cannot be broken into modules.