I believe that life is messy and heartbreaking, and ridiculously beautiful all at the same time. I believe that you were made for so much more than you are experiencing right now – more love, more joy, more effectiveness, more meaning and satisfaction. I believe that there is a voice of Love and Truth inside you that is calling you into living life to the full.
And I believe that I can help you right where you’re at, right now.
I offer two tracks for guidance: Cards and Coaching. In both, I bring to bear my intuitive gifts, old-soul wisdom, professional training, and life experience.
Using a combination of animal folklore, ecology, intuitive writing, and my own wisdom and experience, I will weave together a message of hope, healing and helpful advice delivered right to your email inbox.
In addition to my own growing study of animal ecology and lore, I currently use Jamie Sams’ and David Carson’s Animal Medicine Cards (and sometimes the beautiful Animal Spirits Knowledge Cards, from Susan Seddon Boulet) as a springboard for the guidance you will receive. As I work to entirely decolonize my practice, I’m creating my own deck of animal facts and metaphors so as to avoid the pitfalls of cultural appropriation that this type of work too often sees.
I use animal metaphors for my intuitive guidance practice because no matter how removed from nature we humans have become, there is something primal within us that recognizes and is drawn to the wisdom and teaching of the earth. Every religion seeks guidance from the plant and animal kingdoms, often projecting our own desired qualities onto the animals we observe. Perhaps we impose too much meaning upon basic evolutionary processes, but isn’t that what makes us human after all: looking for answers, reasons, and solutions in the complexity of our circumstances?
When you work with me, you will have the opportunity to nurture the Truth that has been planted in your heart, and to take hold of the bigger, brighter life you desire.
(If you’d like to see a brief example of how the animal metaphors play into my work, see this blog post.)
Note: I really do believe that metaphors hold a special kind of magic. Fairy tales, fables, parables all harness the magic of metaphor and analogy to unlock imaginations, illuminate reality, and guide right steps. I believe that the wisdom with which you resonate in the guidance I send has its source in a Truth much bigger than all of us – one that defies labels and definitions.
That’s why I’m comfortable being flexible with nomenclature for my clients’ sakes. My clients’ backgrounds are diverse: Christians, Pagans, Atheists, Skeptics, and Nones…and they all receive the same fruits of the messages I send: Goodness and Life.
Choose Cards if:
- You’re intrigued by the idea or feel drawn to animal metaphors
- You love to work with metaphor in general
- You are totally skeptical but open to anything
- You process in reading/writing
- You want a more prescriptive statement to begin your soul work
A coaching session with me is your opportunity to enter into sanctuary – a contemplative space wherein you can offload your burdens, sorting through them to see what to carry, what to release. I act as space-holder and facilitator, champion and confidant. My goal for each session is heart-opening and transformation; when you show up with vulnerability and honesty, together we can create something profound.
I am a Certified Professional Coach in the Coaching for Transformation program offered by Leadership That Works. This is an ICF accredited training program that meshes brilliantly with my value of holistic heart-centeredness and existing intuitive practice.
Bringing my innate gifts of intuition and wisdom, plus the pathways of alignment and other tools I’m picking up in my coaching classes, I will partner with you in exploring the subject of your choice. Together, we will untangle the threads of your story and weave them back into the glorious tapestry you are creating with your life.
Coaching sessions are done either over phone or Skype/Zoom/Facetime.
I am happy to integrate Cards into a Coaching session! Many of my clients like to work through a card reading within a coaching call, or to use a 3-card spread to “check our work” in the last few minutes of the call. I respect that not everyone resonates with the Cards. I might ask if you’re willing, but I won’t introduce them without your permission.
Choose Coaching if:
- You’re a verbal/external processor
- You aren’t comfortable with the idea of Cards
- You want a more collaborative approach to your soul work
Why “Wild Goose Guidance?”
It’s the name that came me in the early morning hours, right after I had decided to put myself out there and officially offer medicine card readings as a business. My mind was buzzing all night with entrepreneurial energy, but I still hadn’t landed on a name that I liked. I was awoken with the whispered answer and immediately was struck by its perfection. Early Celtic Christians referred to the Holy Spirit as the Wild Goose. The metaphor of the “Wild Goose chase” perfectly captures the unpredictable, elusive, and wild connection that I have with Spirit. My work is very much in partnership with the Wild Goose in whom I live and breathe and have my being.