"Your time is limited, so don't waste
it living someone else's life."
My Transformation Story
Like all of us I arrived on this planet as a great ball of bright energy.
My parents helped me turn my light down along with Walt Disney.“Don’t be too colorful, do what you’re told, don’t get mad, only say nice things. Be good, be quiet, don’t embarrass us".
As a girl of the Baby Boom Generation I was trained to know my place in society. The secret to a successful life was to marry a man with a good job and devote myself to him and the family. I did that (more than once). I chose men who were powerful and egotistical. Men who were very effective in helping me continue to keep my light down. (One even told me it was my job to turn my light down around him!)
I put on a happy face for the outside world and performed my societal duties to perfection, while inside I felt miserable, lonely, unloved and resentful. Preoccupied with making everyone else happy I suffered the torture of emotional abuse and betrayal (more than once).
Nobody wanted to hear my complaints. “You have everything - the husband, the kids, the big house . . nice vacations. The confusion of living in two realities was soul wrenching. My inner life bore no resemblance to my outer life. I got pneumonia, broke bones, got electrocuted, suffered severe stomach aches and almost skied off a cliff. A second nasty divorce sent me through a Dark Night of the Soul.
Sitting quite depressed on my bedroom windowsill twenty-some years ago I wondered if this was as good as it gets. I’d been given a book by Neale Donald Walsh and a sentence echoed in my head - “Listen to your soul, listen to your soul,” and this teeny, tiny voice screamed, “NO, there’s so, so much more!”
Contact with that inner voice propelled me on an intense, exciting, non-stop, mind and soul expanding journey to stop the pain and live an authentic life.
My journey to Self evolved over years of intense learning from powerful mentors and teachers. I experienced on myself the tools and holistic concepts for transformation that I now use with clients and teach.
I love the concept of a Shaman being a person who endures a trial, survives and thrives. My list is miles long for the life issues I’m now able to help my clients with. For this reason I bless my past, the challenges I have overcome and the long transformation from living other peoples ideas for my life to becoming an empowered woman. My children, a fifty year yoga practice and regularly communing with nature has kept me grounded. My reinvented Self feels loved, understood and appreciated. Abundant with energy, joy, gratitude, harmonious relationships and fulfilling work my passion is to help others. My five wonderful children are thriving and I keep on learning and growing.
Like a Dragonfly larva, living on a lake bottom in the muck, for months or maybe years, a new existence awaits you at the surface. Climb into the sunshine on a plant stem, dry off and split your confining, conditioned skin and emerge as a magnificent Dragonfly. Your wings unfold, you pump them full with a magical liquid which hardens in the wing veins, giving them support. With strong, iridescent wings you are ready to fly!
Based on the understanding of the Native Americans, animals deliver messages of healing for the body, mind and soul. Such a ‘medicine’ brings personal power, strength and wisdom to the recipient. I feel a very deep connection to nature and can easily identify with this world view and especially with the dragonflies which frequently land on me and commune for extended periods.
The dragonfly signals us that it is time to bring into consciousness those beliefs and habits which have restricted the fulfilment of our dreams. It beckons us to attain a new perspective, whereby healing is possible and our creative energies flow again.
The dragonfly embodies the winds of change and brings messages of enlightenment and transformation.
Follow the dragonfly deep into your self, to the place where magic is still alive and drink from the life energy and the inner wisdom which is available to you for consciously creating the life of your dreams.