Priestess ♦ Energy Healer ♦ Spiritual Guide
These were not the words I wrote down in my grade two class when asked what I wanted to be when I grow up. It was more along the lines of: school teacher, veterinarian and airline stewardess. My mother told me I could do whatever I wanted and I believed her – but my lens, my understanding of the world and my conceived options were very narrow.
My upbringing did not include a spiritual practice or even a religious one. We never went to church, never talked about the concept of God and my dad the microbiologist was atheist if anything else. Connecting with an energy greater than myself was not a concept I even knew existed until my thirties.
What I did connect to was nature. I talked to trees and rocks. I connected with animals and the elements, my favourite being snow. I loved camping and being outdoors, but I didn’t understand fully what that meant for me until I was much older.
I was studious, well behaved and feared failure, criticism and disappointing others. I thrived on outside validation and praise and though I was well travelled and in touch with the greater world around me, I did not know myself. I pursued a University degree in Political Science and French Literature. Once done, I had no idea what to do so I did my Masters’ in Political Science. Though I did fairly well, I was a fish out of water and always felt uncomfortable in my classes and really could care less about politics and I knew I never wanted to work in Government.
Freshly graduated, I realized I was now trained for public administration. My first big kid job was with Environment Canada. I felt sick to my stomach – I was selling out, but I didn’t know what else to do. My dad was so proud and happy for me – a government job with a pension! I was set up for life. I struggled deeply in that job and subsequent positions that I took on, but during that time I came across two fabulous yoga teachers and began to study with them. They guided me into my body, into my emotions and started to expand my understanding of the universe and the subtle realm that supports us. It terrified me and drew me right in at the same time. They both encouraged me to teach yoga and that was the conscious start of my spiritual development, my path home to my heart, my soul, my authentic voice.
I dove into personal development courses, western psychological therapy and eastern subtle energy therapies. I became a hatha yoga teacher in 2005 and I opened up to the energy of the universe and started to ask and listen. Who am I? What do I want? What do I value? Why am I here? What is this game of life?
In the fall of 2009 I took leave from my government job to care for my young family. We took a time out from our regular lives and moved from Ottawa to the mountains in Nelson British Columbia in Canada. Here I proclaimed to the mountains, to the sky, to the Universe that I was ready to create a life on my terms. Time, Energy and Money would not dictate my heart’s desire. I was ready.
Here is the thing though, when you are ready, when you answer the call, this is when the Initiation begins. You have to be willing to fall, to unravel, to crumble, to surrender, to let your ego-self die so that you can re-emerge whole and shine as you were meant to shine.
I did this and I continue to do this everyday. The past 6 years have been the most humbling, gut-wrenching, painful, exhilarating, joyous and incredible years of my life. In this time I became a kundalini yoga teacher, in 2014 I became a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, completing the two year intensive program and in 2015 I completed the third year clinical practitioner’s program. I worked (and continue to work) regularly with a number of gifted healers to release emotional trauma from my body, psyche and soul. Most recently, in 2014 I began Priestess training and completed training to lead women in circle.
And here I emerge, out of my cocoon and into the world as Priestess, Energy Healer and Spiritual Guide. I often shake my head in wonderment. Laughing at how far I have strayed from my path, but knowing that it was simply the journey I needed to take to find my way home to my heart.
The journey home, spiritual awakening, healing, figuring out who you are and what you want to do with your life, whatever you want to call it – this does not unfold on a linear path. Your job is to listen and to be the valiant champion of your heart. Life calls us to listen, our body calls us to listen.
When we don’t, the pulls, the tugs, the experiences get louder until we can no longer avoid it. This may be in the form of a significant loss of a job, home or loved one. It may be illness or disease, addiction or depression. But if we start to listen to the whispers of our heart, of our deep knowing before they need to get louder, we can walk this path with more ease and grace.
This is why I am here – to be of service to women who need a guide, a friend, a teacher, a healer. I am here to help you move through whatever stands in your way of connecting with your truth, with your heart and creating the life you want to live.
Are you ready to step up and dive into your heart?