This is me

I received my undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing in 2010, and I am nearing the end of a double master's degree in Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a freelance writer, a lover of cats, reading, music, art, film, and exploring the mysteries of existence. For nearly twenty years, I have studied metaphysics, divination, astrology, dream interpretation, numerology, holistic healing, yoga, the chakra system, meditation, sacred medicine, and the healing arts in general.

“The wound is the place

where the Light enters you.” 
― Rumi

Much of my young adult life was filled with loss, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Through every single one of the debilitating periods of chaos and misfortune I experienced, a strange thing kept happening. My spiritual willpower got stronger and stronger. My resolve to survive fought harder and harder—and as much as I wanted to give in and give up, my spirit and the divine in the universe would not let me. 

Born into a highly religious culture that would never be in sync with my intuition or internal values, I had to find my own spiritual truth at a young age. The connections I developed early on never abandoned me. They were always there, taking my trembling hand while guiding me through the fog-stricken forest towards a path that would eventually lead to healing. 

There were times when I didn't think I'd make it, and I wasn't sure if I'd see tomorrow again, but somehow the beauty of life, love, and the light in existence held on tight and never let me go. This unconditional love moved me to tears often. This colossal cosmic nurturing picked me up and brushed me off over and over again. Because of this, I found self-love. Now I live each day overflowing with gratitude and an unending affinity for all that is good, benevolent, and pure. 

"You can only understand people

if you feel them in yourself."

―John Steinbeck

I've been through it. I've taken the dark initiation. I've tangoed with the shadow. I understand turmoil, melancholy, pain, and despair, and I know firsthand what you're going through.

 

Because of fumbling about blindly for so long while simultaneously laying my trust firmly in a higher power, I developed intuitive skills such as clairsentience, claircognizance, and clairvoyance. These abilities consistently helped me climb out of the mire. Now I use these skills to help others. It is my feeling that every single person has the potential to develop heightened gifts as well, and if that is something you'd like to investigate, I'd love to assist you. As your spiritual guide, I will always be lifting you up and filling you with hope. I will do for you what the light in existence has done for me. I will bring you back to life. 

More than anything, meditation, guided imagery, and storytelling therapy pushed my healing to another level. Inspired by Joseph Campbell, Rollo May, and Carl Jung, I took their guidance to heart and decided to write my own myth about my own life using recorded dreams, magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, and superhero mythology, as well as ideas about inter-dimensional and parallel realities. Reading and re-reading my personal myth (of stories within stories) immediately awakens me to the enlightenment of my life. It cuts through all of life's illusions and gets straight to the heart of the existential-everything.

"Myth is the primordial language natural to [these] psychic processes, and no intellectual formulation comes anywhere near the richness and expressiveness of mythical imagery." 

—Carl Jung

The cycles of time are tricky and can sometimes zap inner wisdom right out of us. Along with hurtful or self-doubting situations, we can easily lose or misplace our core truths. After these occurrences, reading my own myth magically floods my being with remembrance and true sight. I re-fill with wisdom and knowledge immediately, skipping over months of other healing techniques that would be necessary to push me back to where I was before inevitable life-destruction-and-setbacks struck. This is the alchemy of myth. At the click of my fingers (or the time it takes to read my story), I'm placed right back on track upon the journey of my highest calling. 

 

Beyond anything else in my life, storytelling therapy has brought me the highest level of clarity and healing. I promise it will do the same for you. 

 

"I write only because

There is a voice within me

That will not be still."

Sylvia Plath

 

​Major Life Influences In Chronological Order:

 

Sylvia Plath, Tori Amos, 90s alternative (Nirvana, Silverchair, Live, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps), Bjork, Poe, PJ Harvey, Delerium/Conjure One, the rave scene, trip hop, electronic dance music (trance, deep house, deep progressive techno, IDM), Neale Donald Walsch, James Redfield, Richard Bach, Dan Millman, Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Terence McKenna, Stephen Levine, Marianne Williamson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Osho, Greek philosophy (Plato, Socrates, Zeno), Spinoza (Pantheism), Wicca, shamanism, fey folklore, existentialism (Camus, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Nietzsche/The Übermensch), superhero mythology (comics & films), Bushido, Hinduism, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, BodyTalk, quantum physics, superstring theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Lynn V. Andrews, anti-heroes such as Riddick & Wolverine, Richard Linklater, Waking Life, science fiction & fantasy (movies and books), Darren Aronofsky, Wes Anderson, indie/folk/electronica, neo-composers, ambient music, ambient soundscape, drum and bass, liquid dnb, Lars von Trier, Terrence Malick, Sigur Ros, Elliott Smith, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell/The Hero's Journey, mythology, ancient history, intriguing conspiracy theories, Carl Jung, Rollo May, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Irvin D. Yalom, Albert Ellis, The OA, Stranger Things, and Aurora (Norwegian singer).  

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