Published in Sibyl Magazine August, 2018
We live in interesting times. Change is all around us. The old structures are crumbling and the new forms are yet to appear. This is happening on a global, as well as a personal scale. Once again, the Spiral Path provides a roadmap to help us navigate these changes.
Published in Sibyl Magazine July, 2018
This past year has been a practice of Being in the Not Knowing. After 35 years of marriage, my life is undergoing a foundational shift. All of the old ways of doing things are up for renegotiation. Some friends comment that after 35 years, they thought we’d have it figured out. Others confide that they, too, are considering divorce.
Published in Sibyl Magazine June, 2018
It is relatively easy to live a conscious, spiritual life when things are going smoothly. However, due to the nature of our life on this planet, change will inevitably occur. And, we may not like those changes. Further, we may not have control over the changes that are happening. But, we always have a choice in how we respond.
Expanded version of an article published in Sibyl Magazine, May 2018
My first experience with spiritual travel took me by surprise. It was 1990 and my marriage had hit a rough patch. My husband and I decided to take a Caribbean Cruise in order to have some romantic time away. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom with three children age five and under. The more traditional part of me was active in my Lutheran church, teaching Sunday School, ringing handbells and participating in Bible study. Simultaneously, my closely guarded mystical side was practicing yoga, reading Barbara Hand Clow and exploring the healing qualities of whole foods, homeopathics and herbal remedies.
Published in Sibyl Magazine, April 2018
Throughout our lives we go through many transitions. Some transitions, like starting a new job or moving into a new romantic relationship, are filled with excitement and anticipation. Conversely, when that job or relationship ends, we often move into more uncomfortable feelings like grief or even dread. When we are on the Spiral Path, we have a roadmap to guide us through any transition.
Published in Sibyl Magazine, March 2018
Living in Shamanic Consciousness means we pay attention to the signs. Often, this means we notice what appears in our external environment. We learn to notice the eagle flying overhead or the deer standing by the side of the road. Or we pull a medicine card from our favorite oracle deck. We may look up the meaning of the animal or card in a book and think about how it relates to our current situation. But that is just the beginning.
Published in Sibyl Magazine, February 2018
Like many people on a spiritual path, my prayer life has ebbed and flowed over the years. Sometimes, especially during times of crisis, it is easy to reach out to God/Goddess and ask for help, protection and guidance. Other times, when life gets busy or when things are going smoothly, I may forget to take the time to connect with the divine.
Published in Sibyl Magazine, January 2018
My journey has been one of walking between the worlds. I have long felt an inner calling to reconcile the opposites and find a new, sustainable way of walking on the planet. For me, this has meant learning to bridge the gap between mainstream religious thought and deep mysticism. It has also been a process of appreciating the contributions of western academic understanding, while also honoring my own lived experience. This has been a lifelong undertaking.
I work with clients in my role as a Shamanic Minister. Most clients who come to see me are spiritual seekers. Often they seek out my help when they are feeling stuck, alone, or going through a 'dark night of the soul'. Meeting and walking with adults who are on a conscious journey of spiritual exploration gives me great hope for the future.