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 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!
For forty years I have been a psychotherapist and soul coach, helping individuals, couples and small groups live from their highest Divinity.
I've worked in colleges, nonprofits, government, and on Wall Street. In 1995 I started my own business called Sacred Self Living, dedicated to assisting people to find and listen to their own Sacred Selves, whatever they want to call them.
Also, for forty years I've been a professional singer on opera stages, in recital halls, and in sacred institutions. When the pandemic subsides I will resume performing the "Feminine Faces of God" concert, which consists of original devotional songs (by Annelinde Metzner) to multiple Goddesses. http://annelindesworld.blogspot.com/p/buy.html
I sang opera in NYC, performing leading roles in favorites such as Madame Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, and La Boheme. This love for music and singing has expanded to the practice of sound healing, using toning and crystal singing bowls.
In 2008, I co-founded White Horse Black Mountain, www.whitehorseblackmountain.com , a beautiful music venue near Asheville, North Carolina, which still offers beautiful live music (now online for awhile) and specializes in benefit concerts for individual and nonprofit causes.
I was operations manager for a small nonprofit, The Heart of the Healer, for several years, which taught Peruvian spiritual traditions.
I've also worked with United Way as a social worker to reduce the impact of poverty in Western North Carolina.
I describe myself as "spiritually promiscuous" and in love with the Divine 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 the Mary Magdalene holy sites in France, am a member of an Episcopalian church, meditate every day, and love all forms of the Goddess.
I have great respect for each individual's unique path to their own Sacred Guidance. Do contact me if you are Called. My work is not for everyone, but if your intuition tells you to contact me, do follow that.
It is obvious that humanity is at a crossroads. Your highest way forward can be found through the guidance of your Sacred Self.
I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Illinois State University, a certification in Hypnotherapy from the Wellness Institute, and a certification as an Information and Referral Specialist from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. I have worked with Integrated Feeling Therapy, Mentorcoach Coaching for Therapists, Usui Reiki, Peruvian indigenous healing training, and Tom Kenyon's Sound Healing Certification.
See my services below.
I facilitate "Accessing your Sacred Self" Tribes, which are high vibe, in-person, real-time coaching groups of 5-7 people who want to supercharge their lives with their own unique Guidance, mirrored and amplified by likemindeds.
The power of shared, evolving consciousness in these groups is miraculous. These Tribes provide solid, heart-based grounding to support you in your highest Sacred purposes.
If this draws you, sign up on my blog page to receive notifications of upcoming groups.
I am not your teacher or guide; YOU are.
I AM an experienced facilitator and "gut checker" to mirror, support, and encourage you as you more deeply contact and relate to your own Sacred Self.
This Sacred Self, whatever you choose to call it, guides you better than anything else.
The relationship with your Sacred Self is the most important relationship you will ever have.
I offer individual sessions by telephone and computer, and when possible I offer a sliding fee scale to accommodate clients' financial situations in this unsettled economy.
My offerings are not for everyone; yet if your intuition is saying yes, do contact me.
Among the tools we may use if we work together are traditional counseling and psychodynamic therapeutic techniques, principles of whole-brain learning theory, practical problem-solving, sound healing with crystal bowls and voice, meditation, shamanic journeys and interventions, soul retrieval, Reiki, dreamwork, emotional expression, spiritual coaching, mediumship, and communication with our guides.