CAN YOU WRITE A SONG ABOUT (BLANK)?
Yes! And so can you, with a little support or collaboration!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SINGING?
As long as I can remember. But official choral singing began in 8th grade and voice lessons at age 15.
ARE YOU A PSYCHIC / MEDIUM / ENERGY HEALER?
No, but I have friends who are, and I'm happy to introduce you!
WHAT IF I'VE BEEN TOLD I CAN'T SING?
That was a very unkind thing someone did to you. If you want to undo it, I can help.
FAQ: ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW MY GENEALOGY?
This process works well with or without details of your genealogy. The space we work in is intuitive, looking at and communicating directly with lineages instead of relying solely on historical records for information. Historical and genealogical research is not discouraged, it is just not essential.
WHAT IS A LINEAGE?
For our purposes, we will focus on your four primary blood lineages, which are connected to each of your four grandparents. Imagine your mother's mother as the head of a line of grandmothers going back through time. That is one lineage. Even though the lineage focus leads to gendered language, we do not assume that the gender identity and expression of all ancestors is binary and only male or female. We understand that ancestors vary widely in gender and sexual identity and expression, just like living humans.
WHAT IF I CAN'T DO THE INTUITIVE THING? CAN YOU JUST COMMUNICATE WITH MY PEOPLE FOR ME?
My role is to coach you, support your intuitive process, and tend to the structure that keeps the work safe and effective. I am not functioning as a medium (but I do know some if you want a referral). I want our lineage healing work to be the beginning of your felt connection to your people, leading to a lifelong connection and healthy relationship with your ancestors.
CAN THIS WORK EVEN FOR ATHEISTS? OR FOR CHRISTIANS?
Yes. Even atheists have ancestors! It is true that this work is based on an assumption that the dead and the living both exist simultaneously, and it is also the case that the work is rooted in core animist values about relating well with all beings. No particular religious, theistic or atheistic beliefs are required to participate effectively in this process. Intuitive experiences can be described in relation to a person's religious practice when that is helpful, and I am comfortable with many kinds of religious language and framing.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER IN THIS WORK?
The training to be a certified practitioner of ancestral lineage healing in the Ancestral Medicine network includes multiple intensive trainings led by Daniel Foor, with ongoing learning through trading practice sessions with other students and working on one's own ancestral wellness. This is followed by a certification phase of supervised session work with real clients (40 sessions minimum). Working as part of the AM network of practitioners includes ongoing continuing education, a unified Code of Ethics and collegial support.
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT PRACTITIONER FOR ME?
We can meet on Zoom to learn more about mutual interest in working together. I especially like working with people who are creative or have a healing practice themselves, or both. Maybe you are interested in me because you have similar ancestry, or because you are a singer, or you don't know why. Ask yourself and your own guidance if working with me is something you feel called to at this time. Is there excitement? Safety? Ease?
FAQ: SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
WHO IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR?
It's for anyone who wants to give intentional care to their spiritual journey in an ongoing, supported way. My practice is interfaith, so I welcome people of any faith, of no faith, or somewhere in between.
HOW LONG DOES SPIRITUAL DIRECTION LAST?
A session is about an hour, usually about once a month (negotiable). Sessions can continue just long enough to support a particular transition or phase in a person's life, or they can continue for years.
WHAT KINDS OF THINGS HAPPEN DURING A SESSION?
The possibilities are wide ranging, and arise in response to the client and any divine promptings received by the director.
"Direction" of the client is not usually what happens. More typically, there is a lot of listening to the sacred stories of a person's spiritual and daily life. There may be clarifying questions asked, or deepening questions, or questions that bring the spiritual focus back into the conversation. There could be prayer or blessings or periods of silence. A spiritual practice or song could be introduced, or a somatic process explored.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WANT TO WORK WITH YOU?
It's a good practice to have conversations with at least three different spiritual directors before you choose one. Then ask-- "Where do I feel most comfortable and alive?" The discernment process for choosing a director is like many other discernments-- look to your heart, make your best guess, and trust that life will respond with additional information.
Schedule a time to find out more. No pressure here-- this is all about discernment and finding a good fit for both of us. Or use this feature to learn a little more about these healing modalities. I trust you to know what you are looking for.
15-30 MINUTE CHAT
In this consultation, we can get to know each other a bit. As needed, I can answer your questions, discuss how we might work together, or describe my modalities in more detail.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION CONSULT
This is a 30- to 60-minute conversation to discern if we want to work together in the context of Spiritual Direction. We don't have to decide on the spot. I recommend you consider other spiritual directors as well before making your choice.
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