"I had climbed
these heights in pursuit of my completed mesa, a portable altar of unique healing stones that would help me realize my advancement as a Shamanic practitioner."
- Erika Graiff
Huddled in a tent atop of Holy Mount Salkantay in the Andean Mountains of Peru, I clutched my sleeping bag to my chin, terrified by the nine inches of snow burying our temporary camp.
I’d climbed these heights in pursuit of my completed mesa, a portable altar of unique healing stones that would help me realize my advancement as a Shamanic practitioner. But a storm had made all passage up or down impossible. Trapped at 15,000 feet.
My journey to this frozen mountaintop began three years earlier when I gave birth to my daughter, Calla Grace. Labor and delivery left me emotionally raw; I was a natural but untrained empath tormented by energetic sensitivity. So I began to search—for healing, for wisdom, for a real sense of purpose.
By divine grace, I found Alberto Villoldo and Linda L. Fitch of the Four Winds Society, two of the most potent modern medicine people of our time. I learned Shamanic Medicine, facing my shadows and shifting my destiny drastically. Called to begin my own practice, I founded Becoming Luminous Women, a women’s circle to support empathic women as they evolved into their higher selves.
Now, many years later,
Becoming Luminous Women has transformed- as have I.
My work EMPOWERS WOMEN TO
ALIGN & CONNECT TO THE STABILIZING FUNDAMENTALS OF LIVING IN
ACCORDANCE WITH LIFE.
SOURCING FROM OUR INNER TRUTH, WE BECOME THE MAP, COMPASS, AND PATH,
LITE FROM THE INSIDE OUT, BECOMING THE LEADERS, TEACHERS, HEALERS, CREATORS, AND
CRONES OUR ESSENTIAL NATURE OFFERS.
Giving Back... a note from Erika
MY PASSION FOR WOMEN INCLUDING THE ULTIMATE MOTHER, THE PACHAMAMA, LEAD ME TO DONATE MONTHLY TO CHARITY'S AND CAUSES WHICH FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND EMPOWERING BALANCED, FEMININE LEADERSHIP.
THESE CAUSES ARE NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART. PLEASE KNOW THAT EVERY WORKSHOP, SISTER CIRCLE, COURSE, AND COACHING PURCHASE SUPPORTS SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOU OR I. TOGETHER WE ARE CREATING TOMORROW.
I OFFER YOU A DEEP BOW FOR JOINING ME IN THIS EXTENSION OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SERVICE TO HUMANITY.
My teacher, the celebrated shaman Linda Fitch, once gave me the words "self-referencing" as a compass to navigate my development. These words offered me a place to trust myself in listening to my internal guidance.
Though I am a long-time scholar of consciousness elevation—my mentor’s words were the ones that changed my life.
Using the hard-won wisdom and grace my path has offered me, I now know the hidden truth and strength held by all women.
Having weathered a long journey to healing has made me who I am today.
An ever-evolving support system has freed me from a near ridiculous multitude of personal challenges.
These include childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect, learning difficulties, alcohol and drug addiction, chronic illnesses, intense marital stress, post-partum psychosis, food allergies, high energetic/empathic sensitivity, chronic physical pain, hormone imbalance, body-shaming complex, rage, depression, and anxiety, with plaguing daily suicide contemplation.
It is here I found we have innate guidance, pulling us through the darkest days of despair, into a new, lighter, freer version of ourselves. We just need to learn how to listen.
Becoming Luminous Women has evolved into a high-touch life coaching practice, a path to sisterhood and personal healing, and a journey to become best friends with yourself, offering women a foundation of emotional, mental, and spiritual stability, with ears to hear her truth and a heart to know her strength.
Linda’s simple instruction helped me discover my direct channel to Divine Guidance, which I commune with to offer my clients spiritual healing and growth. I also use gentle humor, lovingly direct guidance, and the heart and spirit of my Athlete Archetype to encourage transformation.
I am honored to welcome you.
My journey to Becoming Luminous has been wild, compelling, and tumultuous at times, but I have been divinely guided, just like you!
My training below has prepared me to be my light in the world, and now I offer this to you, dear sister.
School Of Homeopathy, New York- Misha Norland
The Four Winds Society- Healing the Light Body School- Under the Guidance of Alberto Villoldo, Linda Fitch, and Ona Sachs
Certified Master Healer- Tiffany Carole
Certified Aroma Acupoint Therapist- Tiffany Carole and Peter Holmes
B.S. in Natural Health and Medicine- Clayton College
Certified Life Coach- Jeannine Yoder- Mentor Masterclass
Sacred Contracts Archetype Consultant Candidate -Caroline Myss
Mentee of Jillian Vogtli- two time Olympian
Guided by Lao Tzu, Mary Magdalene, my Animal Totems and many, many more.
I am a lover of Running, Beekeeping,
Mother Earth and The Tao.