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 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.