Reawakening the Spirit 

The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.
— Barry H. Gillespie

When we open to right relationship with this planet and align with our hearts, we influence everything around us. The Earth desires that we communicate with her and restore well being to our bodies and sacredness to our personal spaces. Our companion animals are a reflection of the choices we make. The restoration of our natural landscapes is the key to healing ourselves during these times of extreme upheaval and chaos. There is an amazingly intelligent and abundant healing power on this planet (and within our own bodies) that is always guiding us to align with our soul's highest truth and purpose. Joy returns to our world filled with inspiration and infinite possibilities. 

 

Photography by Clarissa Harison/Awen Environments

(except where noted)

The green kingdom

Within Nature we can find many of the answers we seek when we take time to slow down. As we contemplate and communicate with all life around us and honor its sacredness, we heal ourselves. The plants will follow us (or we them) to offer their healing gifts. The trees and plants purify our air and soil, but they also offer natural medicines to heal our bodies.

When we listen to our heart and reconnect with our own inner sense of health and well being, our landscape is enlivened. We are living conduits of the energy of this planet. By getting to know our personal landscape (and what is screaming at us) we begin to heal our bodies and our souls and affect the world around us (Red Beech at Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, NY).

20160604_161934.jpg

animal guides

Animals often act as guides on our spiritual journey, leading us on our path of self discovery and wisdom helping us to refine our choices. Each have a personal message to teach us about ourselves, inspiring compassion and invoking inner thought and reflection as we recognize our own strengths and weaknesses. Often their illnesses are linked to our own inner struggles and the choices we make.

The more we connect with those who share our environment, the greater guidance we receive. Whether wild or domestic, animals can be a great source of teaching and inspiration if we pay attention to what they are telling us (Keyna, the one who would have been left behind. See Photo Gallery for story).

Amanita Muscaria

nature grid

Fungi are Nature's recyclers. They also offer healing medicines and hold information from the trees, animals and the water where they are found. They act as networks of communication within the realm of Nature creating balance on the land in a way only they know how. Fungi offer solutions to many of the problems that ail this planet.

Medicinal mushrooms can heal you just as they heal the soil. They have been part of my healing story as I have overcome my fears of working with them and healed my body from stress. They are directly connected to the natural energetic grid which surrounds our Earth, an equivalent to man's web of technology (Amanita Muscaria shown above is non-edible).

 

Holistic Healing Services

 

 
20170604_175106.jpg

Animal Healing journey

Would you like to understand your animal companion better or help heal their trauma? Would like to develop a better, more comprehensive plan of caring for your pet? Is conventional medicine leaving you angry or feeling hopeless? All illness has an emotional and/or spiritual component. Schedule a 1/2 hr free consultation to discuss options that are available to address acute or chronic situations.

joy.jpg

Consultations for companion animals

Are you frustrated by traditional veterinary practices? Has your pet become ill after taking meds that were supposedly safe? Are you longing to restore the health and spirit of your beloved animal? Via meditation, intuitive guidance and shamanic journeying, the foundations for your companion animal's illness can become clearer and the path toward healing can begin. Homeopathy, healing essences, nutritional supplements and focused healing sessions are all part of a specially designed program for your pet.

I have had a deep relationship with animals most of my life and many years of healing injured and orphaned wildlife, as well as my own rescue and companion animals has enabled me to understand patterns in behavior and establish healing modalities that work.

 Source: Unknown

Source: Unknown

Wild creatures

All of Nature is communicating with us if only we take the time to listen and pay attention to the signs. The wild ones offer so much wisdom to help guide us on our path, whether they appear in our dreams or waking moments

20171008_190043.jpg

nature communicates

The Earth is alive and communicates with us in a variety of ways via the (4) elements of earth, air, fire and water. Symbolism can be found in color vibrations, the whisper of trees and the visitation of animals. Are you paying attention?

insect.jpg

insect kingdom

Insects are far more complex and intelligent than most humans give them credit. They know how to work together as a community and play a vital role in a healthy ecosystem. Their appearance often revitalizes the landscape. Are you living in harmony with them?

Shamanic journeying connects us to our own inner truth.

 

Direct revelation is available to us at all times. Shamanic journeying is a meditational tool I use to connect to the world of Spirit for myself and others. Many cultures throughout history have been guided by this ancient spiritual practice and have been successful at healing members of their community. The answers are all around is in the places, objects and creatures that we encounter and the messages that we receive on a daily basis. With guidance from helping spirits and awareness of the natural world, answers can often be found in the most unexpected ways. Shamanic healing journeys are available for animal companions and humans. Sacred ritual creates the catalyst (essentially opening the door like a key) for healing spiritual and/or emotional distortions held within the body that can cause illness. The human (and animal) body has a remarkable ability to heal itself when sacred ritual and alternative healing arts are incorporated into one’s life.

 
 Have you been searching for greater meaning? Does travel help you forget your mundane world? Are certain places intriguing and familiar to you? Are you yearning to follow your heart and reawaken your spirit? Sacredness can be found most anywhere and incorporated into one’s daily life  (Ancient Incan City of Machu Picchu,  Peru).

Have you been searching for greater meaning? Does travel help you forget your mundane world? Are certain places intriguing and familiar to you? Are you yearning to follow your heart and reawaken your spirit? Sacredness can be found most anywhere and incorporated into one’s daily life (Ancient Incan City of Machu Picchu, Peru).

 Are you drawn to foreign lands and exotic places? Do your trips often leave you with more questions than answers? Perhaps the guidance you seek is hidden within your dreams and daily life  (Morning Mist at Machu Picchu , Peru).

Are you drawn to foreign lands and exotic places? Do your trips often leave you with more questions than answers? Perhaps the guidance you seek is hidden within your dreams and daily life (Morning Mist at Machu Picchu, Peru).

 Do you know who your power animals are? Do they follow you in your dreams or appear in waking life? Have you been fond of certain animals since you were a child? It is believed that everyone has their own personal animal spirit that has been with them since birth  (Jupiter and Venus, the Masked Visitors ).

Do you know who your power animals are? Do they follow you in your dreams or appear in waking life? Have you been fond of certain animals since you were a child? It is believed that everyone has their own personal animal spirit that has been with them since birth (Jupiter and Venus, the Masked Visitors).

 Do animals appear at mystical moments? Spirit can speak to us in many ways. Are you paying attention  (Mourning Dove in the Light,  Cliffs of Lima, Peru)?

Do animals appear at mystical moments? Spirit can speak to us in many ways. Are you paying attention (Mourning Dove in the Light, Cliffs of Lima, Peru)?

Home as Sanctuary

 

Your home environment should be your sanctuary, the place you go to relax, de-stress and be inspired. All that is around you affects your well being. Your furnishings, your paint colors, the plants and objects you choose to have in your space will either lift you up or pull you down. Colors have vibrational frequencies that affect mood, as do antiques and objects collected in foreign lands. What do you have around you? Look closely and choose wisely...

 
 Nature is a great source of inspiration for color. A wonderful resource for the healing aspects of color can be found in    Simply Color for Everyday Living    by Diantha Harris, a book which includes my own contribution of insights and experiences with the color yellow  (Autumn Glow  in Como Lake Park).

Nature is a great source of inspiration for color. A wonderful resource for the healing aspects of color can be found in Simply Color for Everyday Living by Diantha Harris, a book which includes my own contribution of insights and experiences with the color yellow (Autumn Glow in Como Lake Park).

 Do you enjoy entering your living spaces? How do they make you feel? What objects do you have around you? Does your home reflect your unique personality and enhance your well being? Even if your living situation is temporary, make it your sacred space.

Do you enjoy entering your living spaces? How do they make you feel? What objects do you have around you? Does your home reflect your unique personality and enhance your well being? Even if your living situation is temporary, make it your sacred space.

 Space Clearing and ceremony provide a new, fresh start to your home or business, clearing away predecessor energies that may be undesirable while  planting seeds of new intentions . I use a wide range of space clearing tools including sound, aromatic plants, as well as creating an altar.

Space Clearing and ceremony provide a new, fresh start to your home or business, clearing away predecessor energies that may be undesirable while planting seeds of new intentions. I use a wide range of space clearing tools including sound, aromatic plants, as well as creating an altar.