I believe in the power of nature to heal, to inspire, and to connect us to something greater than ourselves. I believe that when we spend time in nature, we are reminded of our place in the world and our responsibility to care for it.
I have always been drawn to nature. As a child, I would spend hours exploring the woods behind my house, following alongside the creek, hanging out by myself. As I got older, I continued to be drawn to nature. I started camping and hiking, started going to Native American pow wows to learn more about earth spirituality. I wanted to listen to the land, and to the animals. I read books like “Black Elk Speaks” and “Seven Arrows” and other books by Sun Bear, finding answers and truths to my personal questions. And knowing I was on the right path. Plus I found a great connection with water- water has been a powerful and healing aspect in my life, being on the water, in the water. Right now I am vacationing in a small cottage on a lake and it is great for reflection and reviewing my work and desires, peaceful and beautiful. And now that I live in the desert, I feel the power of the earth in a different way, and the history too.
In the 80’s in San Francisco, I also dove into different types of spirituality, going to lectures and rituals, pagan ceremonies, adding in yoga studies, studying and then reading tarot cards for deeper understanding and connection to my guides and higher self, to Source/spirit, god/whatever works for you. I studied Shamanism, goddess mythology, dream work, witchcraft, art, and animal wisdom, all different philosophies, to learn the ways of others. To find what I connected to, what my beliefs and values were, and how they are now too.
Back then, besides creating art with my photography and playing music in bands, I was also working as a massage therapist, when I studied and I started using crystal healing, energy work, and my own intuitive guidance and empathic and psychic abilities to help others heal, through bodywork, coaching, and movement. Always going back to the earth wisdom. That is one of the reasons that my Global Caravan tribal bellydance style, and the growing global tribes, and business has developed so strongly too, I believe is my connection with the earth, revering the elders, ancient wisdom, honoring the animals, and listening to my divine feminine GPS!