Dahlia Flower

My Story

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I'm a keeper of the Labyrinth, an artist of sacred practices, a gypsy-soul, barefoot-bohemian, 

tea-loving, bibliophile

(book addict), spiritual life guide with an affinity for living authentically, mindfully &

with intent everyday.  

I have always felt a deep connection to God, as a child, whenever troubled, I would write out my worries & prayers on paper & set them afloat on the lake, feeling a lightness within.

Working in a church setting in Youth Ministry I felt deeply called to my work but personally struggled to find a quiet stillness inside...this led to training as a Spiritual Director.  My own gifts & innate creativity in sacred practices were discovered.  

It is my belief that we hold the answers to our questions within us & our connection to our Divine source is as unique as we are.  The practices I work with aim to provide the quiet, contemplative space to uncover these inner knowings

I draw my own spiritual path from Earth Wisdom, Buddhism, Jesus & Mary Magdalene & through this have created a belief system that leads me daily into inner peace.  My prayers come from many cultures, my ceremony and ritual comes from history, from the ancients and I believe in

spirituality over religion.

My family is my greatest passion, my support, my inspiration & we are writing the next chapter of our lives in New Zealand, after moving across the globe from Canada & chasing this dream of ours to one day create a family village & retreat space of Olde World influence.

 

I feel that anyone can find the balance within by being open & true to what moves their soul. 

It is my passion to accompany others on their own journey towards a deeper connection within.

'The privilege of a lifetime is 
being who you are.'
~Joseph Campbell

A bit more of my story...

 

In 2003, at a retreat, my first walk on the narrow pathways of a Chartres design canvas labyrinth changed how I was living my life

It literally taught me to stop rushing through my days & slow down to actually live each moment.  It became a profound & necessary part of my spiritual journey.  I sought them out, walked them in places where others didn't even notice their existence. 

I was blessed to learn from Lauren Artress herself, the founder of Veriditas ~ the worldwide labyrinth organization.  I became a Veriditas Trained Labyrinth Facilitator (VIA,) in 2008, & a part of a supportive community of professional labyrinth facilitators sharing ideas & providing education in the growing field of labyrinth facilitation.  I am the Secretary, a Regional Rep & International Regional Rep. Liaison as well as an an Energy Keeper with The Labyrinth Society Inc.

 

My work with the labyrinth has guided walkers to discover depths within themselves, to dip their souls into the answers within, simply by walking with purpose & intention.

In 2008, I furthered my spiritual journey with a two-year training in Spiritual Direction.  I wanted to be able to authentically support those who walked the labyrinth with me by offering my guidance, holding the space & leading them into their own spiritual practices.  As a Spiritual Life Guide, through the Ontario, Canada Jubilee Associates, I offer deep listening & contemplative guidance into discovering one's connection to their Divine.  

I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher & Transformation Meditation Teacher.  My approach to yoga is creative flow, moving softly & slowly led by the breath & the spirit, guiding students through the asana practice towards an intention within themselves.  I chose meditation at a time in my life when nothing else would touch my anxiety & stress & its effects were miraculous, now, I offer others various approaches to meditation to find that stillness within body & mind, as there exists a practice that resonates with each individual.

My personal spirituality is nurtured by nature.  I am moved by standing among ancient trees,  I can feel them breathing when I place my forehead to their bark.  Wandering along the beach listening to the ocean, meditating on cloud formations that could only be painted by God & immersing myself in sacred gardening, I connect & heal.  By recognizing & attuning to the Earth's Energies, we can reach places within ourselves that hold the keys to deeper purpose & clarity.

I have been leading Labyrinth Walks, Women's Retreats, Mother & Daughter Retreats, Spirituality Groups & Creativity Workshops since beginning my own Spiritual Journey in 2004. As a Child, Youth & Family Ministry Director for 16 years, I have created, organized & carried out over 125 events, connecting families to one another & to the Divine.

This is my authentic life... join me & let's find your path.

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