The Wisdom of the Four Directions
Healing For Life Purpose : Embody Your Authentic Power, Uncover Your Strengths, Break Free of Limiting Patterns, Learn Healing Techniques for Yourself and Be in Greater Service to the World
• HEALING • JOURNEY • CEREMONY • PILGRIMAGE•
Consciously embody the ancient wisdom teachings of the Four Directions, a complete and unparalleled framework for personal inquiry and growth. This is a program of deep knowledge based in thousands of years of wisdom of the Four Directions and is designed to help guide you to your highest soul expression on this Earth Walk.
Do you feel a deep longing to be on purpose and in service to the world? Learn energy medicine and shamanic healing techniques that combine ancient wisdom teachings with modern neuroscience methodologies to create a life in alignment with your truest essence and purpose.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
These teachings guide us on a path to sustainable harmony with not only all humans, but will each and every plant, animal and spiritual entity that is a part of our world.
UPLIFT YOUR SOUL
You will be guided through the process of uplifting your soul through daily practices and ceremonial experiences. Allow your soul's purpose to emerge from within you.
HEALING OF SELF
Part of our life’s journey is to unify the aspects of Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit. This unity allows us to function naturally.
HEAL THE WORLD
Transform your actions in order to bring healing to yourself, your community and all lives on Earth. In this way, each step you take on the path of life becomes a healing process.
Are you ready to go deep and discover your unique, soulful, intelligent, and meaningful place in the world?
So often, people feel like "there's got to be more to life..."
We all have dreams for our life and our future — desires within us that feel important and necessary to living a life of purpose. So why do so many people accept a life of unfulfillment?
Most people struggle in silence, fear slowly strangling their passions and drive to make changes in their personal and professional lives. Dreams of living your ideal life, the perfect fulfilling work, experiencing true intimacy with a partner and soulmate, and achieving flow and abundance in your life become muted --- but, in your heart, you know these dreams can be realized, you just can't seem to figure out how, and where to begin...
If you have ever thought...
- I Can't Remember Portions of My Childhood
- I Can't Seem to find Fulfillment Professionally
- I Can't Stop Thinking About the Past
- I Keep Repeating the Same Patterns
- I Just Don't Feel Whole
- Why Am I Here? I Don't Feel Like I Belong
- There's Got To Be More to Life...
- I Long for Meaningful Relationships
When you are feeling dispassionate, disconnected, foggy, or unmotivated this signals a loss of personal power. Using earth based practices we can regain our personal power and stop energy leaks from draining us.
Healing stems from the power of Nature itself. These teachings will help you tap into the power and intelligence of Mother Earth and the ancient wisdom teachings will show you how to wield this power for manifestation of good in your life and others. When you begin learning the Wisdom of the Four Directions, you’ll feel as though you’ve returned to your authentic self, with the promise you were born to realize.
Discover How to Own Your Authentic Power
It is my deepest honor and joy to share the energy healing tools and indigenous teachings that will change the way you interface with the world, process challenging circumstances, and create a life you truly love living, while giving back to the world!
Learn earth based practices that empower you to step beyond your mind and emotions. Learn energy medicine techniques that shift at the cellular level, and see how your life begins to re-organize around you, as your vision comes into focus.
- Release and reprogram outdated patterns and beliefs
- Uncover your unique divine plan
- Develop your intuition and learn to trust your inner compass
- Deepen your connection to abundance
- Discover your true source of unlimited POWER
- Get unstuck & reclaim your true VISION
- Serve the world by healing yourself and learning to offer healing to others
Do you feel a deep longing to be on purpose and in service to others?
The Wisdom of the Four Directions supports us to be in right relationship with others, our world, and ourselves. This work helps us choose inspiration over fear; compassion over anger; forgiveness over retaliation.
The Four Directions Apprenticeship is for you if:
- You feel a strong calling to give back to the world
- You feel a deep resonance with nature and want to do your part to protect our natural resources
- You feel in transition, but you're not sure what step to take next
- You've tried a lot of things but nothing has given you the kind of deep fulfillment you've been seeking
- You long for purpose and meaning in your life, and want to feel a greater connection to all things
Discover your true Life's Purpose and experience 5 months of initiation and immersion into the wisdom teachings of the Four Directions. As your Spiritual Guide & Mentor, I will help you in the creation of your own unique tools, methods, strategies, and “jumping off plan" for your specific work—life purpose.
Spring, Air, Self-Care, Soul Imprinting, Healing of Past Trauma and Wounding, Change, Rebirth
Summer, Fire, Growth, Courage, Action, Strength, Practices to bring forth more Vitality & Abundance
Fall, Earth, Harvest, Dream Work, Shamanic Journeying for Wisdom & Vision on our Earth Walk, Manifestation, Maturity
Winter, Water, Healing, Great Mysteries, Wisdom, Wellbeing, Integration on the Physical Plane
CENTER Connection to the Above and Below, Earth and Center, Deep Integration at the Soul Level
The powers of presence, action and communication are the foundations of leadership. We will explore the principles and applications of personal and community leadership. The practices of Center help us show up, make positive contributions to our families and communities and avoid the abuses of power that plague our times.
Tap into the power of Mother Earth and use these ancient teachings to wield the energy and power of nature in your daily life. Learn earth based practices to heal yourself and the world.
Consciously embody the ancient wisdom teachings of the Four Directions, a complete and unparalleled framework for personal inquiry and growth.
This journey around the medicine wheel is a deep and profound exploration of all that has changed the course of my life as well as many of my clients lives, forever.
You will learn to self heal and shift at the cellular level, releasing deep imprints from the past, and this is when your external world will begin to re-organize around you, as your “new” vision comes into focus.
The core of this immersion includes the Wisdom of the Four Directions and healing practices that have been shared for thousands of years between mentor and student. These energy transmissions will cleanse the frequency and vibration of your energy body or your luminous body upgrading the programming that informs your emotions and your consciousness. Anchoring in to your body your most authentic soul expression and greatest calling.
Reclaim Your Unique Vision
A vision is not a glimpse of what will be in the future — it’s an awareness of what is already true within you, here and now.
The vision is not something you make up, it is who you were born to be. It’s your true power, your essence, your genius, and the source of your abundance.
When you are cut off from the truth of your essence, you don’t just fail to fulfill your potential, you experience many other side-effects. The challenges you face in the other areas — health, work, relationships, prosperity — are often symptoms of a disconnection from this divine pattern in you. That’s why many attempts to solve those other problems don’t work — because they’re symptoms, not the cause.
When you rediscover your vision and begin to align with the forces of nature, you activate the latent power within you and begin to dissolve many of your problems. This is when miracles can happen.
The process of engaging the wisdom of the Four Directions, the elementals, and guardians help us to establish a personal paradigm based in natural fulfillment. You will engage with your helping Spirits, learn the Medicine of Power Animals, and receive helpful insight with visions through Shamanic Journey.
You will learn to heal yourself and to help others.
Learning to connect with sacred places on earth is an intrinsic part of ancient wisdom. By spending time in natural wonders, such as rivers, lakes, mountains and caves, we reawaken our Spirit and invigorate the energy of the land.
VISION & CEREMONY
Ceremonies honor the Spirit of ourselves within and engage with the Spirits of nature to help promote harmony and balance. In becoming ceremony we beget relationship and engage in meaningful communication with something greater than ourselves.
CONNECTION WITH NATURE Energy healing practices are not only concerned with the health of the individual, but also with the health of the world. This includes all people, plants, animals and all of life. As we raise the vibration within our own body and life we help to heal the planet by raising the vibration of all.
The profound and permanent shifts that I have experienced with this work is truly amazing and absolutely life transforming. I am stronger, more confident, and clear about who I am and my purpose in life. — Cassy L
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?
I believe for one to be a healer, we must be deeply healed… and it is the transmission of Medicine between Mentor and Student that is how we have healed for millennia. It is this kind of one on one support with a Healer & Spiritual Guide that truly makes a difference in being transformed by the work at a cellular level, versus surface learning at the level of the mind.
In engaging with the wisdom in this way, not only will you experience your own deep healing transformation, you will have a direct experience of Shamanic practices and be able to use this knowledge for yourself and others for the rest of your life.
This program is designed to offer a container of deep individual healing, along with teachings and trainings for how to implement these types of practices in real ways. This journey around the Medicine Wheel, is a deep and profound exploration of all that has changed the course of my life as well as many of my clients lives, forever.
It's not just teachings, trainings, and course work that I am providing, but also extensive individual energy healing techniques where the focus is on your personal life goals and your individual belief systems, creating a transformative experience of living and breathing the Medicine, becoming Ceremony, and direct experience of the Wisdom of the Four Directions Wisdom.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
- Anyone yearning to experience more in life
- Anyone who wants to break free of negative patterns
- Anyone wanting to feel passionate and purposeful on a daily basis
- Anyone who wants to start a new career or re-invent themselves
- Anyone wanting to break through to a new level of prosperity and flow
WHAT MAKES THIS WORK DIFFERENT?
When you talk to people about your problems you may experience a temporary sense of relief and clarity. In this way you may learn reasons for disconnection and apathy, but still feel unable to breakthrough. That is because this type of teaching operates at a superficial level. Unfortunately, it does not fix the root cause at the soul purpose level.
The limitations in your life are a symptom of something deeper. Simply talking about it is not going to fix your underlying loss of connection to soul purpose, passion, and your abilities to feel deeply, which is how anything is manifested in our lives. We must be able to reclaim our power in order to experience the things we long for.
These tools have been used for thousands of years for our wellbeing, to heal illness, both physical and spiritual. I believe that is the reason shamanism has persisted even in modern times, people are longing to be reconnected to their Spirit and the Heart of Mother Earth. Shamanic practices are proven to help heal depression and anxiety and return passion and purpose to our daily lives.
The healing traditions & teachings of the Four Directions focus on our connection with nature and the nature of our true selves.
LEARN TO LET THE DIVINE TAKE THE LEAD: Trust in synchronicity and learn to live in sacred time, and allow the universe to conspire on your behalf.
RELEASE PAIN & STRUGGLE: Own that which makes you uncomfortable, and no longer hold anyone else responsible for your pain or happiness.
FIND YOUR INNER SOURCE: Get in touch with the voice of your inner guidance, You learn to source your own power and wisdom.
LIVE YOUR LIFE PURPOSE & MASTER YOUR DESTINY: Embark on a sacred journey, see only opportunities, and step into your destiny.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
Apprenticeship program includes — resource manual, teachings, shamanic journey work, weekly energy healing sessions & coaching calls, supplemental energy embedded audios for sound healing, and a full healing retreat immersion, where you will receive healing stones and personalized ceremony.
In addition to the trainings and teachings, you will also receive healing energy work during our sessions, and I offer daily healing prayer for you, channel insight and share wisdom that comes through for you during these transmissions. You will receive individually tailored energy healing and belief system reprogramming for your particular blocks and barriers to happiness and prosperity.
- 5 months of training and teachings including individual weekly healing & coaching sessions, shamanic healing techniques & practices, sacred sound audios & shamanic journey work, as well as monthly course work in the trainings of the Four Directions:
- Month 1—East
- Month 2—South
- Month 3—West
- Month 4—North
- Month 5—Center
- Learn Animal Medicine and how to journey with a Power Animal for personal power
- Learn to source the Power of Elementals and the Energies of Influence on Earth
- Learn how the cycles of the Moon influence your energy and how to wield this power in your daily life for positive outcomes
- Learn about Divine illness and the role this plays in our initiation on the path of purpose
- Learn about the loss of passion and our inability to experience deep intimacy from a shamanic perspective and how to get your passion back
- Experience the benefits of Soul Retrieval and Soul re-remembering
- Experience energy healing work, and weekly support to deepen your relationship with Self, Your Higher Purpose, Life Purpose & Life Mastery; and your own unique connection to the Divine
- Individually tailored processes and shamanic tools to help you to empower yourself and clear limiting patterns in your life
- Unique methods, and strategies, for your specific work/life purpose
- Daily healing prayer for your life purpose and clearing of limitations, blocks and barriers to happiness and prosperity
- Two 21 Day programs, creating momentum and change deepening your Self-Love and also releasing and forgiving your debts to increase your prosperity mindset and welcome greater abundance
- As you go through Full Moon cycles you will receive the transformational benefits of the Full Moon Fire Ceremonies held each month. This is a powerful experience in shamanic healing with focus and intention while harnessing the energies of Fire, Earth, & Moon.
- Private ceremony with Chloë on her land in Virginia; a full healing retreat immersion, including personalized ceremony and Inyan Pejuta, Stone Medicine treatments, an ancient Native American Healing Art, shamanic drum journey for life purpose guidance, and soul retrieval and soul alignment ceremony
- Unlimited email support and follow up support as needed throughout the entire program and beyond
As a Healer and Spiritual Guide, I combine multiple modalities and types of treatments based in energy medicine and indigenous traditions, as well as spiritual life coaching techniques. The tools and processes I teach you are based in a foundation of practical life experience, many years of training and practice, multiple wellness certifications, and apprenticeship under several Indigenous Curanderos, of the Inca Q'ero lineage, the Amazonian Shipibo tribe, as well as receiving certification as a Native American Healing Arts Practitioner of the Santee Dakota Sioux Stone Medicine Lineage or Inyan Pejuta.
Including a SPECIAL invitation to work with Chloë in person on her land in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and receive sacred healing ceremony.
• HEALING • JOURNEY • CEREMONY • PILGRIMAGE•
Journeying to special places on earth has always been part of the spiritual path and a way of connecting at a deeper level with personal power and the power of sacred land.
At the closing of our work together, near the end of the 5 month program you will be invited to journey to Virginia and meet with Chloë at Skywater Hollow Retreat to receive sacred wellness treatments and become ceremony on her land.
These ceremonies are given as a gift to your wellness and in service to your life purpose. Travel to Virginia is not a requirement for the Apprenticeship, if you are unable to make the trip to Virginia, you may still complete the apprenticeship. This is offered in addition to your Apprenticeship and is helpful for integration of your sacred life purpose. , the retreat value is $1500 and this cost is included in your tuition.
The retreat location is two hour drive from the main airports of Washington DC, or a 3 hour drive from Baltimore International Airport.
You do not have to make the journey to Virginia in order to complete the apprenticeship, however, if you are able to make the trip, you will receive two nights and two days of ceremony, including Inyan Pejuta or Stone Medicine, a traditional Native American Healing Art and medicinal Ceremony of the Amazonian Shipibo traditions.
You will experience a healing retreat based in ancient healing methods of connecting to the Spirit of the land and our Ancestors.
WHY ME, WHY NOW?
Each of us is born with a unique gift that we are here to share with the world. You are born with everything you need to bring this gift into the world, but as a result of societal and familial conditioning, life experiences and wounding this gift can be forgotten or remain hidden for decades.
We are living in a time that the indigenous people prophesied as a major shift of human consciousness. These Visionaries spoke of this shift as a time to “remember who we are”, to turn your attention inward and live from your heart and truth; to understand your essential nature and the power you have to create great change in your life and on the planet. Isn't it time you answered the call of your heart?
If you are ready to start living a life of purpose and meaning...
APPRENTICESHIP POSITIONS ARE BY APPLICATION ONLY. This format is ideal for those of you who prefer to be supported to do the deep inquiry and have plenty of space to integrate and deeply embody the wisdom practices and energy healing tools that you will learn throughout the program.
Discover your life's true purpose and experience 5 months of initiation, immersion, and wisdom of these ancient teachings.
In this frame work you will be supported to clear decades of story and wounding, release ancestral and karmic inheritances, reclaim your passion and purpose and align with who you are truly meant to be.
This type of immersion is only for those who are serious and committed to stepping into your true life's purpose.
If this describes you, please apply below ↓
Complete Your Application Here:
Due to the nature of this offering you must apply for this program, to begin the application process, please click the link above. If you have any questions pertaining to the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Chloë directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered on a first come basis, however, the enthusiasm of the applicant and their alignment with this work will be highly weighed in consideration of filling the Apprentice Positions. Please understand you will meet with Chloë first to see if this program is right for you at this time of your life.
Payment in Full: $4000 due upon acceptance into the training. Please note that there is a $160 savings when you choose the full pay option.
Financing Option: $1000 deposit is due upon acceptance into the training, then 28 days later you will begin six monthly payments of $500.
* Both payment plans include personal ceremonies and individual retreat at Skywater Hollow. The retreat value is $1500 and this cost is included in your tuition. Details of the Healing Retreat will be given upon acceptance into the Four Directions Apprenticeship. Each participant will be responsible for their own travel expenses to Virginia, as well as any additional costs of lodging, accommodations, and food while traveling to Skywater Hollow Retreat. Once your dates have been confirmed for the healing immersion, you may choose to stay at Skywater Hollow Retreat where a rustic camping site, bedding, and tent are provided. All meals are also provided while on retreat. The meals are freshly prepared with love, and mostly vegetarian, using ingredients from our organic garden.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD IT?
I understand this dilemma and spent nearly a decade believing that my personal happiness would show up one day, and in the meantime I couldn't afford to get help until my circumstances changed. In fact, it wasn't until I invested in my personal wellness that my circumstances changed. The limiting belief of there's "never enough" along with the feeling that you aren't worth it, is often the direct result of childhood imprinting and inherited belief systems.
You are here for a reason.
The belief systems of lack and limitation prevent opportunities from materializing and leave you stuck in the unhappiness of repeated self defeating patterns.
Investing in yourself and your soul's work is a sound life decision. Time matters, don't let another year pass you by. Just like putting money into an investment account – you will reap the rewards of self development for years to come. These are personalized tools for your life, that you'll use over and over again. This is not another program but a way of life that has served our health and happiness for thousands of years.
ABOUT THE EXCHANGE FOR HEALING & CEREMONY:
In indigenous cultures, healing services with a Curandero or Spiritual Guide are highly regarded and well paid for. From time immemorial medicine people have been paid for their services, whether in the form of animals like goats, chickens, or cows; or goods like tobacco. Money is now common currency for service. It is widely believed that if people don’t pay or exchange something for their healing then they won’t get better. The rate of exchange respects the spiritual lineage of the client and the Spiritual Guide, and is a symbol of taking spiritual growth and healing seriously.
I go to great lengths to support my clients and spend truly devoted time each day with each individual person's healing, and I charge a rate requisite with time spent as well as consideration of my expertise as an initiated Curandero.
In these times when many people are calling themselves shamans, one should spend time researching and determining whether a Teacher is the right fit for you. It is important to feel that your teacher is authentically honoring the medicine and the healing lineage and the ancestors who trained and offered their wisdom. Only you can make the right decision for you.
A personal message from Chloë....
Many have asked, what makes this different from any other program?
Quite frankly, this is not a program at all, this is a full immersion into the realm of shamanic healing, and the ancient wisdom and healing methods that have been used for our evolution, growth, and wellness for 100,000 years.
When I call this an "Apprenticeship", I am not referring to becoming my apprentice, I am actually referring to becoming an apprentice of the Wisdom of the Four Directions.
As you walk the Four Directions you will learn practices that will serve you in being a whole, vital, and empowered human being for the rest of your life. This wisdom will serve you no matter what path you choose.
After training and becoming certified in umpteen personal development modalities and spending tens of thousands of dollars searching for the perfect healing method to help myself and others, it is my deepest honor and joy to share with you the energy healing tools that will change the way you interface with the world forever. No matter what path you are walking right now, these tools will help you be more POWERFUL in your life, love, work and prosperity.
You will learn to process challenging circumstances completely differently, learn to manifest from a place of power, all while giving back to the world and helping to heal the planet.
When I first began exploring shamanism as a way to find my own healing, I was not aware that I was being invited to walk a well worn path of the Ancestors. I could not fathom how this way of interacting with the natural world would become so natural to me, almost instinctual, as if was a part of my DNA.
That is when I realized that what was being revealed to me while engaging in healing and ceremonial practices and offered to me through the teachings of my Mentors and Elders, was much greater than a teaching or a belief system or a “way of learning about the world through oral histories" or seeing the world through metaphorical stories. I started to sense that I was tapping into a way of communicating with the Intelligence of ALL of Creation, the Nature of true Existence all around me.
I realized that this is not an antiquated or sentimental way of viewing and experiencing the world. But a very real, very alive, highly evolved and intensely present, awake, and aware intelligence that is actively communicating with us in our modern world. In fact, trying to communicate with us, in order to engage in collaborative solutions to our twenty-first-century issues of pollution, illness, disease, war, and other plagues of humanity in our present-day environment.
Furthermore, at this time in my personal level of understanding, I believe that by using the practices first to heal ourselves and regain our personal power, and then engaging in communication with this intelligence through “shamanic practices” we may be able to solve the problems that we humans have created in our natural environment and help to bring healing and harmony to the planet.
The Wisdom of the Four Directions support us to be in right relationship with others, our world, and ourselves.
I am offering deep one-on-one healing work with each individual in the program. It is my hope to give you as much of what I have learned along this path as possible, in a way that speaks to your heart, and gives you a framework that is helpful in gleaning understanding from your own experiences.
I hope to give you practical methods and coaching that creates real life context and serves you in perceiving the meaning of your own experiences as well as others, as you walk your path.
It is not just the teachings, trainings, initiations, and course work, that is provided, but an experience of deep individual healing, where my focus is on your personal life goals and your specific belief systems. This focus creates a transformative experience of embodying the Wisdom of the Four Directions and living the Medicine.
May You Walk in Beauty.
On the path to become Spiritual Guide & Healer there are Twelve Medicine Paths according to the traditions of our ancestors. Each path can require a lifetime of in-depth learning to become a true Healer and master.
I am an initiate of the Pampamesayok Lineage of the Inca Q'ero and practitioner of Andean Energy Medicine, a certified Native American Healing Arts Practitioner, and an active apprentice learning the plant healing traditions of the Amazonian Shipibo Tribe.
A Curandero is a true healer. In Shipibo, a curandero is called an Onanya — one who has knowledge. In order to become a true Onanya, the apprenticeship is around 10 years. True curanderos must be able to face the most difficult of human experience and the darkest energies when working with clients. For this reason, the training is extremely hard and one must pass many tests.
Though my initiation into the realm of Healer began in Peru, I live in North America in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. Many years ago I was given a vision to return to my birthplace of Virginia and begin offering healing retreats and immersions on my land for those seeking a greater connection to their own divinity and life purpose. I began working with the Curanderos in Peru in 2012 and that is when I founded Explore Deeply & The Explore Deeply Movement.
I regularly lead sacred journeys to Peru, where we sit in sacred Ceremony with the Curanderos, and also make pilgrimage to Machu Picchu.
As a Spiritual Guide on the path to become Healer, I utilize multiple healing modalities and types of treatments based in ancient earth wisdom and energy healing practices, as well as Spiritual Life Coaching techniques. I began my healing work with others as a professionally trained Life Coach in 2010, and I am certified in multiple healing modalities and techniques for self healing and personal growth, such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing), as well as receiving Yoga Instructor & Meditation Instructor certifications.
I tailor my work with each individual client to your personal goals and desires for wellness and fulfillment. The processes and tools I teach are based on a foundation of practical life experience, many years of training, multiple wellness certifications, and apprenticeship under several Indigenous Curanderos, Inca Q'ero and Amazonian Shipibo traditions, as well as certification under a Santee Sioux Native American Medicine Woman. You may read more about my personal background → here.
This apprenticeship will help you regain a sense of personal power, so that you may answer your own unique calling. Please join the Explore Deeply Movement to stay connected and receive healing resources and announcements for upcoming spiritual adventures and retreats!
PICTURES FROM THE END OF PROGRAM RETREAT AT SKYWATER HOLLOW IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY VIRGINIA:
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
I will NEVER self-abandon again! I am a more engaged co-creator of my life story. I take care to listen to my heart and inner wisdom more often. Throughout the past 5 months, so many things have changed for me! As I walked month by month through each Direction, I became deeply aware of the root patterns that had kept me from expressing who I truly am, allowing my highest potential and truth to live in this world. I became much more aware of the limiting beliefs and patterns that had kept me from being truly empowered. Perhaps the most fundamental of changes was the grounded day to day connection to Spirit and Heart-Centered Knowing that I had not experienced before. Through this work I know and feel the truth of being 'given back to myself'. I discovered how it is a choice to live in harmony and spirit connection to myself and all my relations, through prayer, becoming ceremony, and service to Creation. — Rob H
After working together I feel more resilient with some true grit! I have a more courageous, fearless spirit to give life all I've got regardless. Now I'm DOING and BEING!
When I joined the Four Directions Apprenticeship Program, I was hoping to resolve some deeply held beliefs that I was not worthy and had nothing of value or worth sharing or giving to the world. Through the dedication, I began to see how important this work is to me for my own well-being and that of others around me.
I am simply in awe and humbled by the deep effect that this work has had on how I view myself now. I am more loving and forgiving toward myself. I am less quick to anger and frustration over the petty problems in my daily life that I encounter. There is a clarity and deeper self-trust that my inner-knowing will never lead me astray and always guide me toward that which expresses my highest truth and nourishes my well-being. It has taken me a long time to recognize my own self-worth and this process has made me confront that issue at it's very core! I see the greater wellspring of love, wealth and abundance within me... something that I now realize must first come within me in order for the world to respond back to me in kind.
I looked forward to each week: learning about the Four Directions, Shamanism, Wisdom of our Elders, self improvement, methods to shield, sense, and protect my energy. It was good to share my story, ie. my life, and gain the insight and wisdom necessary for me to move forward on this wonderful wheel of life! We journeyed, probably my favorite thing along with Stone Medicine. I filled up an entire journal with my experiences. We became ceremony together, and we even seemed to connect/synch so many times on upcoming lessons... We did so much! WOW! I had many major insights and breakthroughs during our journey with the Four Directions.
I thank you from the bottom of my soul for all that you've shared, for all that I've learned, and for all the beautiful things ahead as I leap back out into the world as myself again...and that is one of the greatest feelings...Ahhh-HO!
Some of my favorite insights and breakthroughs that have come to me during this time together are that you don’t have to demand something that can never be taken away. All someone can attempt to do is make it harder for you to believe what is already yours. You can choose to compromise on ideas that do not require a compromise on your morals and values. It’s okay to change your mind. You are not required to be today who you were yesterday. Knowledge is personal power, personal power is for everyone (is everyone’s divine right). You are simply who you are. If you do not know who you are, you are either in a process of transformation or unaccepting of self. And lastly, I create my own success, I define what success is for me and I choose what is my success.
Prior to working with Chloë, I was feeling lost in my direction in life with an overwhelming sense of anxiety and doubt that the attempts I was making to change my situation wasn't bringing forth momentum. I had forgotten who I was, as one might say. During our sessions, I would take the time for myself that I needed and felt a weight lift off of me afterwards. Through our time together I was able to go deep into the obstacles, feelings and habits that had been preventing me from arriving at a place that I desired. In time, I found the encouragement and strength within myself to open new pathways.
I no longer feel the need to 'take any shit' from anyone....most of all, from myself! I no longer think I'm 'lazy' and as a result, I give myself the opportunity to begin again anew each day no matter what the day before was like. If it does not serve my highest good or is not supportive or nourishing, then I do my best to kindly and lovingly walk away. Among the most relieving and encouraging strengths that have come out of this work together has been the awareness that I actually have something to give, to say, to do in this world.
I have been continuously in awe of Chloë's passion and her truthful and grounded way of being in the world. Her dedication to wellness and the kind of presence she carries in her work with people is a huge inspiration. She is able to create a very safe, healing, and inspiring container for those she works with. This gave me an immediate sense of trust and the belief that I could become more and more self-empowered...in other words, more ME!
A STAR STORY | Written by Gina S
Once upon a time there was this Star in the sky. It only shined when someone else needed light to see...it seemed to light the path for others, but it was otherwise pretty dull.
Not because it wasn't an equally beautiful Star that deserved to shine with the rest in the sky, but because it was depleting itself and losing itself.
Then Chloë came whizzing by in her cosmic egg and shook the Star up like a Shaman's rattle.
The Star learned to not only energize itself and shine, but also to twinkle to the beat of a Shaman's drum. Thus the sky welcomed back the Star and the others began to shine a bit brighter too!