We are all potential shaman, each an aspect of Nature, of Creation, each perfect. Like trees in the forest we are given shape and character by the conditions we encounter, and, like them, we are each beautiful in our own unique way. Our lives are a conversation with the Ancestors, the First Ones, and the Creator. The challenges we face, the suffering and hardships we endure, and the joys we experience are all meaningful and sacred. In our lives there is always the possibility of healing, of returning to balance, of remembering the wisdom of the Ancestors, the Directions, and the Great Weathers. That is the healing journey.
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and encourage those who ask me for aid to seek a vision of healing. Together, we draw from the wisdom of our Ancestors, their own creativity, and from the healing traditions of our cultures. When you come to see me we will speak together about your life, and the values, experiences, and aspirations you hold dear. We may journey to consult the spirits, take time to prepare ceremony, or utilize energy work to soothe and heal the body, mind, and spirit. Perhaps we will ask the aid of the plant beings, and if appropriate, your friends and family. Always you will be encouraged to turn to Nature and Creativity for guidance.
Healing, like life itself, is a journey; perhaps I can walk with you some of the way. With permission, I may ask my life partner, Jennie, a gifted healer, to join me in working with you, as together we can offer more than either of us can alone. I often make recommendations as to what I believe might be useful, yet the journey is yours, and only you can decide what is best.
I will gladly collaborate with your support team: health care provider, psychotherapist, clergy, or other persons in order to provide the support the person needs to heal.
Traditionally, healing work is free, the community seeing to the needs of the healer. In the beginning you might approach a healer with an offering of tobacco and a request for aid. If the healer agreed to work with you, you might give her or him food, blankets, and other necessities. I strive to follow traditional values to the extent possible, so seek to aid all who ask. Thus, I ask people to consider their needs and finances and to pay what they are able. Please do not allow a lack of funds to stop you from requesting aid.