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My Journey

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I always want to hike to the very top of the mountain to see the view. These views, these vistas have always been important to me. There is always a bit of a challenge getting to them, it takes a little effort but I am so driven by it.  Fascinated by it. This is always where I choose to meditate. This is my church, my talking to God space. Something just happens, to see the bigger picture and to see the tapestry and how it works together. My body is initially drawn to it.  You can see the lizards, the birds, you can see civilization, the island, the air, the beaches. From there I feel successful, it is my slice of heaven, I can see the beauty from above. 

In my life physical pain has also been a part of my journey, from trauma to accidents. The pain has guided me and been a friend on my journey. Going into the pain has been my answer to finding my path in life. 

I have never done things in a linear way. And I’ve learned that it is in fact the inner rebel, this inner wayfinder, guiding me through my own labyrinth. This has led me to circle closer and closer to my true self. A space where it’s okay to be me.  It is a bit traditional and a bit non-traditional at the same time. I know it is God's nourishing spirit coming through that gives my path its true direction. The message that has become crystal clear to me, is that your way is honored and your way is waiting to be born.

 

Most people know me as a wife, a mother, a volunteer who has spent over 30 years in school environments. Also known as a spiritual seeker, naturalist, and mystic enthusiast. Prior to that I was known as a Capitol Hill employee and financial analyst.

 

But all the years of going in, I was doing yoga, going on pilgrimages around the world, sacred circling, ritual dreamwork, Enneagram, Human Design, Council, women's circles, mindfulness meditation (MBSR 1), Centering Prayer, evolutionary spirituality, and much more. I realize now that for many years I was symbolically on a labyrinth walk drawing deeper and deeper within, seeking wisdom from these contemplative practices, going inward and finally reaching the center point. The point where the divine meets you as you. 

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