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 special healing stones that would help me realize my advancement as a Shamanic practitioner. But a storm had made all passage up or down impossible. We were 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 true sense of purpose.
By divine grace I found Alberto Villoldo and Linda L. Fitch of the Four Winds Society, two of the most powerful medicine people of our time. I learned Shamanic Medicine, facing my own 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.
But my own journey was just beginning. My distrust of life and inability to feel safe, products of early life trauma, spun out of control when, in a period of just three months, my father passed away, my husband was nearly dismembered, and I suffered a nervous breakdown.
I sought a another powerful form of healing for myself, supported by the shamanic medicine. I found Aroma Accu-point, a modality that marries pure organic essential oils with needle-free acupuncture. Developed by Peter Holmes and Tiffany Carole Pollard, leaders in aromatherapy and traditional Chinese medicine, this method clears trauma, rewires energy meridians, and heals schisms on all levels.
When my daughter suddenly suffered severe sleep apnea, I redoubled my training, becoming a Master Healer© certified by Tiffany Carole Pollard, medicine woman and honored carrier of dolphin medicine, affirming the wisdom of our earth mother connection and the elements within all of us.
So I found myself in 2012, guided by Linda L. Fitch, teacher, shaman, leader, numb with cold, paralyzed with fear, listening to the wind whistle outside my tent. As my body shivered with the instability of our situation, I stared into my lukewarm cup of Ovaltine and suddenly saw a vision of my daughter as a newborn.
At that moment, the wild, sacred feminine power of the mountain infiltrated my system. I felt the powerful, expansive nature of the universe flow through my veins. As if waking from a dream, I witnessed deep levels and planes consciousness of what is possible as a highest destiny, globally and individually—all the while being gently held by the trust of the pachamama, our earth mother. It was here that my father's words came to me. 'It's just a breeze' he would say, using his 'viking-esk' nature as a sea-faring captain to stand boldly in the face of the ever changing ocean conditions. As if standing on my own 'boat', which I would name the Eagle, feeling the long line of bravery in my veins and the ships that held my lineage including the Hustler, Dolphin, and my fathers last, the Falcon.
With perfect synchronicity, symbolism, and safety that only the pachamama can give us, after my father's death, the totemic medicine of the Falcon has come to my aid numerous times, supporting both cycles of death and rebirth within my journey.
As we carved our decent path in the snow, I knew Eagle medicine, initiated in 2010, was coming home within me. Once known as a paralyzed victim, I was now feeling the gifts of inner sight and awakened consciousness. Another level of Becoming Luminous uncovered, both personally and professionally.
Upon my return, I vowed to hone my own unique medicine informed by the challenges and gifts I encountered. I transformed Becoming Luminous Women into a women-centric spiritual practice for women called towards reclaiming feminine wholeness and leadership, combining small group online education called the 'Growth Intensive' coupled with one-onone coaching as a portal of connection with our most whole selves.
This higher perspective I attained on that sacred mountain now enables me to pass on the gift of a elevated perspective to my clients. Soaring above the clouds of grief, judgment, shame, and fear, my clients now embrace a queenly sovereignty, the power which comes from being the central authority of our lives. By learning to hold their journey, each shifting day, continuously as complete and whole, each challenge along the way can be a welcomed gift, evolving our inner light.
Using my attentive inner witness to heal sexual wounded-ness, shame, grief, and childhood trauma, I also operate as an Archetypal Counselor in pursuit of certification from Caroline Myss Education Institute, offering interpretation and practical application of archetypal guidance to support an appreciation of the many facets of my clients own becoming.
It is my most passionate desire to guide those awakening into wholeness and highest service. This brave medicine I offer to women on their journey of Becoming Luminous. May the light of compassion, empathy, and divine grace always walk by us.
With the support of our ever-present great mother, my heart, mind, and Luminous Energy Field are now calibrated to serve the evolution of women just like you and me.
Welcome to Becoming Luminous. It is my honor to have you here. Deep Bow Awakening One.