my spiritual journey began thousands of years ago. my earth journey began thirty odd years ago. my heart journey began the moment it began to beat in my mama's womb.
i have an 11 year history in the realms of natural nutrition. i studied nutrition for several years and then opened a health food store which i owned & operated for ten years. during that time i also ran & co-ran several unique versions of vegetarian & vegan cafes, juice & smoothie bars & a small scale catering company. these endeavours supported me in my own healing journey of the body, mind and soul. i am a deep believer in the wellness protocols of anthony william (medical medium) a leader in spirit informed nutritional practices. i find his information to be easily digestible, straightforward, accessible and extremely effective.
during my nutritional studies, i ignited my long lost love of creative writing and began writing nutrition & natural health articles for a local monthly magazine. at some point along the way, my soul started calling to me to share my personal journey with those around me who were needing support in their own healing processes. to do this i began publicly sharing my soul inspired written words on-line 5 years ago and haven’t stopped since. you can find my written wordshere, here,here & here. analog publications of my poetry, prose & essay style compilations will soon be available!
i have self-studied meditation for many years, developing my own style of meditation that resonates deeply with my belief that we are ultimately heart & soul centred beings who are intricately connected and supported by the fertile and grounded energies of the earth.
almost 10 years ago, i studied with a buddhist teacher who told me i could be a spiritual teacher as long as i was willing to cut out the bullshit (basically to stop falling in love so quickly). he went on to gently bring to light a falsely held belief that i was unworthy of being seen or heard or valued. i cried so deeply when he spoke of this as i knew it to be an absolute truth. he asked me to consciously work with this belief for the next ten years, diligently washing away my self doubt, clearing away any residual fragments of unworthiness that might be holding me back from stepping fully into my soul purpose as a spiritual teacher & leader. in oct 2020 it will have been 10 years. the process has been agonizing and enriching.
i have completed a four year process of integration and self-initiation through the 13 moon mystery school priestess of the goddess training. during this time, on a very deep soul level, i explored the 13 faces of the feminine archetypal energies. this process included alchemical integration of shadow & light work. through this i was able to explore more deeply what it was that was holding me back from wanting to be seen in the world, what it means to re-claim the lost and fragmented parts of myself and how i am meant to move forward into the work and play of alchemical transformation. this is an ongoing journey as more and more levels of integration of self come to the surface of my consciousness to be transmuted by the frequencies of golden rainbow light. i have come to learn that all emotions are equally important and deserving of the space for expression, and that when worked with on a conscious level, can be amazing catalysts of great inner growth, change and healing. i have learned how to express my anger and rage for the injustices of the world in healthy, positive and productive ways.
over the years i have learned alongside many teachers and guides, practicing the arts of sound healing, energy healing, indigenous methods of healing, herbal plant medicine, astrology & quantum physics, soul portrait painting, creative writing, rebel yin yoga, social justice leadership, reconciliation, & the simplicity of being a kind & good human. i plan to continue to learn & share for the rest of my earthly existence & beyond. i am in deep gratitude to everyone and everything that has brought me to this place of understanding of myself and the world as it is right now. i hope to be able to bring honour to all of the teachings that have impacted me in good ways. i am so grateful for all of the good medicine that has come my way.
i came into this life on the east side of turtle island, within the lands of the miꞌgmaq first nation, upon a wild blueberry field, where i was raised in the woods in an off-grid log house built by hand, by an english father and a brasilian mother. i was homeschooled until i was 11 years old, which i attribute to how i escaped much of the societal mind conditioning that most of us are unknowingly exposed to. and even still, there is much that i have had to and continue to de-condition.
my father has been a great teacher of simplicity and of slowing down, doing less & being a revolutionary in quiet & gentle ways.
my mother has been a great teacher of human connection, diversity through acceptance of cultural backgrounds, and the ability to nurture many things at once (she birthed 7 children!!!).
together they have shown me how to take life seriously without taking it too seriously at all.
i am: an empowered survivor of sexual assault a non-conformist to sexual orientation deeply connected to the process of grief an ex-binge drinker a social justice advocate a fierce & gentle feminist a sister to many a 23 year vegetarian a lifelong cyclist in love with the earth, all the creatures & humanity.
these things do not define me, they simply inform the way i see and be in the world.
i extend gratitude to those who have walked and have been walking for eons, the path of equality, empowerment & liberation, to those who have risked life and limb to bring awareness & justice into the world. special acknowledgement to those who have walked this path without the white privilege that I have been graced with in this lifetime. i acknowledge i could not be where i am right now without the work that has been done by those who have been oppressed simply because of their skin colour and cultural backgrounds. i am forever grateful, and i also know there is still a lot to be done & i intend to carry these flames forward.gilakas’la.