My spiritual life is tattooed across my body—telling the story of archetypes, totems, familiars, relations, poems, symbols, loves, and the cycles of life, death and rebirth that have crafted me into the being I am today. Inside this artistic landscape I embody my calling as an Alchemist, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Workshop Faciliator, PhD. Student, Artist, Poet, Ritualist, Herbalist, Gardener, Yogini, Friend, Daughter, Wife, and Step-Mom.
I was born and raised in Southern California where I currently reside with my husband and children. As a child I found the Divine at the lake near my parents' cabin. The big pine trees surrounding it were my sacred space—my church. It was there that I began to understand that we are all part of the Divine Web of All Creation. At the age of twelve I sought comprehension of that Web by starting my study of the World's Religions. While obtaining my B.A. from the University of Redlands, Johnston Center, I delved into Goddess Spirituality, Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism. I moved in and out of different spiritual practices after College, weaving together the energies of all of the Archetypal-Forces with whom I entwine. In 2011 in ritual with the group I led, I heard the call: Nourish others' understanding of their connection to the Divine Web! So off I went to Starr King School for the Ministry (a Unitarian Universalist Seminary) where I received my Master of Divinity, and the Chaplaincy Institute for Ordination as an Interfaith Minister. Having battled a long-time kidney illness, I almost died of an infection after completing Seminary--but found solace in finding my true path of Alchemy and Depth Psychology during this difficult ordeal. After a full recovery I began the adventure to obtain my PhD. in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Jungian & Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute; as well as the creation of Within the Sacred Circle Interfaith Educational Society in the Inland Empire. I am dedicated to building bridges between religious communities, bringing people together to honor the Divine in all of its forms, supporting environmental advocacy, and helping the marginalized.
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