Throughout my childhood I heard sounds and voices that were not there. I talked and danced with the unseen. I felt other people’s energy and emotions which left me overwhelmed and confused. What some would call the strange and unusual fascinated me. I sought answers to questions that weren’t fully formed. It wasn’t until I entered adulthood that I found what I had been looking for. I worked toward understanding and embracing who I was.
In 2017 I answered a calling, an inner knowing. It pulled me like a rope tethered to something unseen. I had opened the door to a long forgotten home that still had a hot cup of tea sitting by a fire burning in the hearth. I began my journey into energy healing by way of learning western Reiki from Marie Manucherhi. I’ve continued to learn and grow since then through teachers like Betsy Bergstrom who I learned the practice of Seiðr (a Norse oracular trance practice), controlled mediumship, and compassionate depossession.
I am privileged to be able to trace my ancestry. My heritage is largely Scandinavian (namely Norwegian and Danish), but also Scottish, Irish, Swedish, English, Welsh, and German. I enjoy connecting with my ancestors through food, music, and research. I am continuously working to build an authentic practice by co-creating with my ancestors and heritage.
As a white cis able-bodied human, I am actively working on dismantling the oppressive systems that impact marginalized folks. The work we do as spiritual healers needs to be from a place of practicing anti-oppressive and anti-racist work. To do this I continue to learn from Black woman+ educators who are leading the way for creating a world that de-centers whiteness. I continue to analyze myself and my spiritual practice, looking for where I can do better and let go of what is not mine to hold.
In my spare time you can often find me with the soles of my feet dirty from barefoot walks through the woods. I climb trees to see things from a different perspective, hold rocks to feel grounded, and stand in creeks to feel the flow of life. I listen to the ancient wisdom of the moon. I also enjoy quality time with my family (especially board games), falling down rabbit holes, and deepening my understanding of the great mysteries of life and beyond.
I reside in the greater Seattle area, which I would like to acknowledge is the unceded ancestral land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present. I extend my gratitude to both the Duwamish Tribe and the land itself. I live with my partner, son, dog, and cat where I live my life by the moon and seasons.