Although I didn't realize it at the time, I have practised Energy/Light Work since I was a preschooler and I have spent my life nurturing my innate abilities. In addition to my formal studies, and independent activities with the Metaphysical arts I have trained with respected elders and teachers. My unique perspective melds Welsh, First Nations, Buddhist, and Metaphysical Science philosophies. As a result of my life's work, my intuitive abilities are highly focused.
My grandmother must have been the first to recognize my abilities: she always wanted me near her and had me touch her painful spots all the time. Some times I found it maddening. Now I know she was honouring me and helping me to develop my talents. By the time I was about 6 years old, I had a burgeoning neighbourhood practice that focused mainly on my friends' pets. It didn't take long for the adults to decide that if it worked on pets, it must work on people too and by the time my 8th birthday came around, I had a regular following.
Childhood wasn't exactly easy for me, I don't see the world the way most people do. As a result, I question everything and my questions often prove to be very frustrating for those around me. This was especially evident throughout my years in the public school system. I couldn't see the point of showing how I arrived at the answer to a mathematics question: I intuitively knew the answer, I didn't know how I got there and what did it matter? I got the correct answer. Unfortunately, teachers want to see the work, so I never did very well. As I got older, I was able to 'see' how I got to the answer and school became easier, sort of. By finding a way to understand my intuition more fully and to articulate it onto paper I was able to make my way through the education system relatively unscathed. Ironically, writing has become one of my most precious past times and has proven to be a direct channel to intuitive information. I have come to consider this to be one of my greatest gifts.
I spent my 20's and most of my 30's trying to be who I thought the world expected me to be. I even worked in the mutual fund industry for a time, wore a 'born to shop' swatch and conformed to as many social standards as I could. Credit cards, car loans, life insurance, diamonds and all the rest of it. It almost destroyed me! I was almost completely consumed by the material world and had completely lost focus of what was important to me. I had become who I thought the world expected me to be and in the process, I completely lost sight of my Self. I couldn't even remember what I liked to eat, so I decided to find out!
It happened around the time I became pregnant with my daughter in 1998. I attended my first medicine wheel ceremony. I still have difficulty articulating how profound an experience it was! I wanted to know more, much much more. I already knew I had an affinity for the work and I decided that I would begin formal metaphysical training. Being in Victoria made the first step easy and I was able to to connect with 2 wonderful women who facilitated my Reiki training. As a lifelong practitioner, this process happened relatively quickly and my life quickly changed focus. Knowing that my journey was still unfolding, I began an intensive year long energy healing class at the Chelaume Centre for the Healing Arts. This was an amazing program that fostered intense self-discovery processes and facilitated an increase in my ability to access and interpret intuitive information.
My journey continues today and I am currently working on the thesis component of my Masters Degree in Metaphysics at the University of Sedona. In this manuscript I provide an introduction to basic metaphysical teachings, a complete set of practice exercises, and suggestions on developing your own abilities. This comprehensive program compliments the work I have already done at the University (see below) and provides me with an avenue through which I am able to share my methods, knowledge and insight with you.
In addition to my Metaphysical practice and studies, I am currently:
-a volunteer conflict management coach
-taking courses in conflict management and compassionate communication
-a peer helper at a local community agency
-obtaining peer counsellor training
-writing articles for community newsletters
and raising two wonderful children!
I hope that in some way I am able to help humanity (and You!) by sharing my knowledge and abilities.
Much Love and Many Blessings,
Master of Metaphysical Science, University of Sedona, in progress
Metaphysical Ordination, International Metaphysical Ministry, 2008
Bachelor of Metaphysical Science, University of Sedona, 2008
Metaphysical Practitioner Certificate, University of Sedona, 2008
Conflict Resolution Certificate, South Island Dispute Resolution Centre, 2007
Bachelor of Arts (Geography), University of Victoria, 2002
Energy Healing Certificate, Chelaume Centre for the Healing Arts, 2001
Reiki Master/Practitioner Certificate, Dhyana Lovering, 1999
Associate Degree Biology, Camosun College, 1997