walking, I am listening in a deeper way. suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. be still, they say. watch and listen. you are the result of the love of thousands. ~ linda hogan
I guide individuals and groups in the process of ancestral lineage healing. We all have deeply well, ancient ancestors with whom we can connect and build relationship to support the healing of our more recent deceased. Through this work, we discover countless blessings to be retrieved from the ones who have come before us.
I have always had a profound connection with my ancestors. I was invited into the work of ancestral healing through my mentor, Shauna Janz, who was informed by Ancestral Medicine. My approach is also influenced by Nikiah Seeds and the Red Moon Mystery School. Ultimately, I am informed by the endless wisdom of my ancestors.
RITES OF PASSAGE
to be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others. to remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inheritance. ~ david whyte
I support people in navigating times of transition in their lives. This includes, but is not limited to: entering adolescence, having a child, getting married, or the loss of a loved one. This can also involve other changes in one’s life such as illness, changing your profession, or mid-life crisis. Our ancestors marked each of these occasions with ceremony and ritual. I am here to guide us in remembering these practices.
My journey with rites of passage began with my experience of chronic illness that became the catalyst for soul initiation. This was guided by the work of Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute. I have also been influenced by Malidoma Some and Martin Prechtel in reclaiming rites of passage. And, I trained in Ceremony and Rites of Passage with Haaweatea Holly Bryson and Katie Asmus to deepen my skills in supporting others in navigating times of transition in their lives.
knowing that you love the earth changes you. but when you feel the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms into a sacred bond. ~ robin wall kimmerer
I create opportunities for people to deepen connection with the Earth through embodied experience. This is a journey of reclaiming our wild nature and surrendering to the guidance of the land. Our disconnect from the Earth is the source of many of the challenges we face today. The good news is that it's also one of the easiest things to remedy by simply remembering our place in the sacred web of life.
My relationship with the Earth began as a child playing freely with the wild beings. It deepened as a young adult when I went travelling and found myself by spending time alone in nature. I have been impacted most profoundly by the animist worldview (held by my ancient ancestors and most Indigenous Peoples) whereby everything is alive and filled with spirit. I am also guided by the work of Bill Plotkin in seeing nature as the ultimate source and greatest teacher.
your joy is sorrow unmasked. and the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. ~ khalil gibran
I offer community grief rituals and personalized ceremonies to help us remember the practice of grieving as a village. There is power in being witnessed and witnessing others in their grief. It allows us to be held in a sacred container as we lean into the most vulnerable places in our being. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, healing from ancestral wounding, or mourning the devastation of the Earth, there is no emotion too great for the circle. As we honour our grief, we find it is an expression of praise for that which we have lost.
I was introduced to the process of grieving through a course with Okanagan elder Jeannette Armstrong. My journey was deepened by engaging in a 3-week intensive spiral to the depths of my grief led by Hilary Leighton. Grief has transformed my life by opening my heart to the fullness of love. I have also been informed by the work of Francis Weller, Martín Prechtel, and Shauna Janz in finding ways to help us remember the collective practice of grieving.