Come Home to Nature
Come Home to Source
Do you wonder how to connect with nature? Are you seeking the greater wisdom of Spirit? Perhaps you wish for a fuller understanding of your life’s purpose. I offer one-on-one shamanic-style journey sessions to support you in deepening your relationship with the Source, the Living Spirit flowing through you and all other parts of nature.
Connecting with Spirit through Shamanic-Style Journeys
What is a shamanic-style journey? It is a way of connecting with allies in nature, both seen and unseen. In a shamanic-style (or spiritual) journey, the seeker receives insight and clarity from a compassionate Spirit Helper. Spirit Helpers might be animals, trees, birds, plants, or other figures who mediate the wisdom and love of the divine.
For those who gave up on prayer long ago because it felt like talking to empty space, a shamanic-style journey provides an opportunity to hear Spirit speaking back. When we enter into a journey, we can commune with our own Spirit Helper, who always conveys loving support and fresh perspective on life. Opening to a warm relationship with one’s Spirit Helper is a life-changing path and provides a foundation of loving companionship for daily living.
Contact me for a free 30-minute phone conversation to address your questions about shamanic-style journeys and Spirit Helpers.
Mentored Journey Sessions
If you would like support for for your own path of connecting with Spirit, I offer mentored journey sessions (by phone).
If you need guidance on a specific question. You might be seeking clarity on a specific issue or question. You bring your question to a session. During our session I listen meditatively to Living Spirit and convey the particular wisdom that is shared for you. Journey sessions provide a fresh perspective on life’s tangles and offer renewed courage to live from your clear heart. Whatever question you bring, you will receive support for embracing your truest calling and your deepest joy. Sessions usually last 50 to 70 minutes. (Single sessions available only after an introductory set of 4 sessions.)
If you want to develop your relationship with your own Spirit Helper. You might wish to develop your own skill in perceiving the quiet presence of your Spirit Helper. Through a series of mentored journey sessions, you can practice opening to your Helper’s wisdom. Connecting with a Helper typically increases people’s confidence and joy and leads to a deeper understanding of self and purpose. (For listening to your own Helper, a series of 4 sessions is recommended at all times.)
Whatever each person’s particular need, there is more-than-human wisdom available when we pause, ask, and reflect. In a nature-based (or shamanic) spiritual path, the visible and less-visible parts of nature together make up a single reality. To deepen our connection with nature is to deepen our connection with self and Spirit at once. Sessions will assist anyone wishing to root their lives more firmly in an everyday nature spirituality.
Why 4 Introductory Sessions?
If we have not worked together before, please schedule a series of four weekly sessions. Shamanic-style journey sessions are different from both therapy and spiritual direction. They have their own rhythm, tailored by Spirit for each person. A set of four sessions allows each of us to get used to the rhythm that is right for you. Four sessions also provides some time for reflection. Four weeks gives you a chance to assimilate new insights and allow them to take root in your life. Change doesn’t happen instantly; it grows as we grow. A series of four sessions gives you a bit of growing time.
Contact me for a free 30-minute phone conversation to answer your questions and see if journey sessions might be helpful to you.
4 sessions, 1 per week: sliding scale $300–$400 (recommended at the beginning)
One spiritual journey session: $85 (available only after a series of 4 sessions)
If $300 for 4 sessions is out of reach for you, contact me to make other arrangements. No one turned away for lack of funds.
I am a writer and spiritual counselor with a passion for reconnecting people with nature. I received a PhD in religious studies from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) and have taught environmental humanities, feminist studies, critical thinking, and thesis writing in graduate programs at Prescott College (Prescott, AZ) and Naropa University (Boulder, CO).
Nature advocacy started for me years ago in Oakland, where I founded a small nonprofit land trust to preserve a nearby creek. In various communities, I have cleaned and restored urban creeks, fed baby birds in wildlife rehab, and cofounded a local rights-of-nature group.
My first book, Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature (Counterpoint, 2012), won the WILLA Award for Creative Nonfiction. Tamed by a Bear: Coming Home to Nature-Spirit-Self (Counterpoint Press, 2017) is a spiritual memoir of listening to the still, small voice through shamanic-style journeys.
My partner, Tim, and I live on Maui, where we are learning to know the life in the sea.