My life purpose is to facilitate good relationship between the human ego and the Sacred Self. The human ego is rightfully the servant of Sacred Self.
This is our true primary relationship.
The integrity of all our other connections depends on this connection.
Sacred Self is a term I use to refer to anyone's divinity or higher self. I call it that because I refuse to decide for anyone else what they will call their higher identity. There's been WAY too much of that in this world, and that has fed the illusion of separation. I am about feeding the truth of oneness and connectedness.
Make no mistake, it is my strong knowing that every one of us human beings has in their Sacred Self a spiritual GPS which will guide us through all the strangeness of these times. I believe there is no better map for us, day-to-day, than our Sacred Selves.
I have Gemini on my midheaven in my astrological chart, which means I can't seem to do just one thing for a living! I have been guided in several directions, and believe it is important, and fulfilling to express all facets of our souls.
For over forty years I have been a psychotherapist and soul coach, helping individuals, couples and small groups live from their highest guidance.
I've worked in colleges, nonprofits, churches, social service, career counseling and government agencies, and on Wall Street. In 1995 I founded Sacred Self Living, dedicated to helping people find and listen to their own Sacred Self guidance.
Plus, I've been a professional singer on opera stages, in recital halls, and in sacred institutions. Recently I recorded and performed the "Feminine Faces of God" concert, which consists of original devotional songs (by Annelinde Metzner) to multiple Goddesses. To get that CD, CLICK LINK HERE or go to http://annelindesworld.blogspot.com/p/buy.html
I performed leading roles in favorites such as Funny Girl, Fiddler on the Roof, Madame Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, Merry Widow, and La Boheme. I recorded a CD called True Voice. You can CLICK LINK HERE to order it, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2014 I was privileged to sing with world-famous recording artist Marina Raye on the CD "Return to Innocence", which can be found here CLICK LINK HERE https://www.marinaraye.com/returntoinnocence.html?mgiToken=QEH3T222VC3GKGFS1.
This love for music and singing has now expanded to the practice of sound healing, particularly using toning and quartz crystal singing bowls and drums.
In 2008, I co-founded White Horse Black Mountain, www.whitehorseblackmountain.com , a beautiful music venue near Asheville, North Carolina, which offers beautiful live music and specializes in benefit concerts for individual and nonprofit causes.
I served as operations manager for a small nonprofit called The Heart of the Healer, which taught Peruvian spiritual traditions, and allowed me to travel to Peru and study there with indigenous shamans.
I've also worked with United Way as a social worker to reduce the impact of poverty in the Appalachian Mountains.
I describe myself as "spiritually promiscuous" and in love with the mystical origins of many traditions.
I've been honored to spend time on Navajo and Blackfoot reservations, in Hindu ashrams, sung in Jewish synagogues, been in ceremony with ayahuasqueros in Peru, traveled to the Mary Magdalene holy sites in France, am a member of an Episcopalian church, meditate every day, and love all forms of the Goddess as well as the mystical Christ Consciousness.
I have great respect for each individual's unique and winding path to their own Sacred Guidance.
It is obvious that humanity is at a crossroads. Our highest way forward in these chaotic times, individually and collectively, can be found through the guidance of our Sacred Selves.
My education includes:
- B.S., Music, Illinois State University 1978
- M.S.Ed., - Master's Degree in Counseling from Illinois State University 1980
- Certification in Sound Healing - Tom Kenyon's Acoustic Brain Research 1996
- Mentorcoach Coaching for Therapists 2002
- CHt., - Certification in Hypnotherapy, Wellness Institute 2009
- Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship 2012
- CIRS - Certification as Information and -Referral Specialist - AIRS (Alliance of -Information and Referral Systems) 2015
- Certification in Flash Technique for Trauma Reprocessing 2020
- Channeling Group Training through David Cogan Holt 2021
I facilitate "Accessing your Sacred Self" Tribes, which are high vibe, in-person, real-time soul coaching groups of 5-9 people who want to supercharge their lives with their own unique guidance, mirrored and amplified by likeminded humans.
In January 2021 I began offering "Sacred Activism Tribes" for people who want support in processing the 1/6 attack on the US Capitol, and who want activism ideas as well. These particular Tribes are offered by donation. We are at a crossroads, an apocalypse, and must come together to create our world anew.
The power of shared, evolving consciousness in these groups is miraculous! These Tribes provide solid, heart-based grounding to support you as you listen to and act on your highest Sacred purposes.
If you'd like to sign up to hear more about these groups, please contact me at email@example.com or CLICK LINK HERE to can schedule a free short session to answer your questions.
I warmly invite you to be part of these Sacred Self Tribes.
Your relationship with your Sacred Self is the most important connection you will ever have.
What do I mean by Sacred Self? It's a neutral term I've chosen to indicate your "higher mind", or connection to the Divine, or God/dess, or choose the term that fits best for you.
This Sacred Self guides you better than anyone or anything else. My job is to help you find, access, and prioritize your communication with your Sacred Self. It's the ultimate spiritual GPS which serves you for you in every situation.
So while I am not your guru, I am an experienced facilitator and "gut checker" to mirror, support, and encourage you as you more deeply relate to your own Sacred Self wisdom. Our work together may be just one time, a few times, or over months or years. Your choice.
I offer sessions by telephone and Zoom, and in person if we are in the same town and able to safely distance from one another if necessary.
When possible I offer a sliding fee scale to accommodate clients' financial situations in this unsettled economy.
I also provide couples counseling, based on this same philosophy of each partner accessing their Sacred Selves and communicating with their partners through that lens.
If your intuition is saying yes, I welcome you to reach out to me.
If you'd like to have a free 15 minute chat with me at no charge, CLICK LINK HERE to schedule a Pathfinder session, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can get to know each other and see if our souls choose to work together. There are infinite approaches to a spiritual mentorship.
Among the tools we may use are:
- Practical problem-solving
- Traditional client-centered counseling
- Sacred Self meditation
- Trauma release method: The Flash Technique CLICK LINK HERE
- Channeling CLICK LINK HERE
- Sound healing CLICK LINK HERE
- Prayer, shamanic and Usui Reiki energy work