After nearly three decades in communication and leadership work for public and private organizations, pursuing what has been called the ‘American Dream,’ I left for a sabbatical that became a transformation.
Over the course of the next seven years – one Saturn cycle – I went from corporate communicator succeeding in a man’s world on men’s terms, to mystic, astrologer and nature healer learning to balance the masculine and feminine, within and without.
The shift began in my body, first with catching up on the rest foregone during 50-plus hour weeks and the stressful conditions of 25 years of corporate work, then through the rigors of Ashtanga Yoga teacher training in Goa, India. An immediate return trip to India was part pilgrimage and part immersion in Ayurveda, the sister health science to yoga. This immersion included signing up for a month-long cleansing and healing treatment known as panchakarma. The depletion of my body’s resources facilitated the release of lifetimes of mental and emotional toxins, furthered during the following month at the sacred Arunachala, mountain of fire, and the ashram of Ramana Maharshi.
My call as a Rainbow Warrior came the week later.
Once I learned how to listen to my Soul’s voice, rather than that of teachers and gurus, I knew it was time to go home to Montana,
beginning with five months in the family cabin 15 miles and a world away from town. Trees, plants, bears, birds, lions, sky, sun, moon and planets became my companions, healers, and guides.
In a flash of insight, I signed up for a “Mentorship for Mystics” with astrologer Emily Trinkaus, and proceeded to have another potent dream, this time calling me to astrology.
The Earth has always held me; the trees and animals have always been there for me; the Sun, Moon and planets have always spoken to me. Now I hear them, feel them, listen to them.
The elements of Nature are here for you, too. I would love to help you listen.