I am a traveler and a pioneer both by nature and experience. I was born in 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My father is a very well-known and accomplished ophthalmologist, pioneering vision in the fields of lens implant and corneal lens transplant surgeries. My mother pioneered various social programs which aided pre-school children and their mothers. home-bound seniors, and the elderly unable to care for themselves. Through their support, I have traveled around the world including North America, much of Europe, parts of Africa, as well as China and Japan. On our first trip out of the USA, I was nine years old and can still vividly remember this journey to Africa and Europe. My longest journeys were two one-year stays in Japan, one year in Tokyo and one year in Hiroshima. Several years ago I visited the Cook Islands and most recently have been to Japan.
I came to the Akashic Records indirectly. At the time, in my 30s, I was involved in a new journey, a journey to understand me. Like all of us, I had encountered, over my life, events that were difficult and traumatizing. I was trying to understand who I was and who I might become. I was trying to let go of what I no longer needed, trying to move toward a sense of peace and freedom. I found that traditional religious and medical approaches did not bring relief nor provide support to whatever seemed to be unfolding within me as I traveled this inner road. Instead I found relief in what we call alternative but what felt to me to be normal. I believe that part of the reason I was able to claim this path was because of my early travels where normal did not look like where I grew up. I had become accustomed to feeling connection within the unknown. Japan, China, Africa, Europe may not look like Tulsa, Oklahoma, but the people I met felt like friends that I would know anywhere. My spiritual journey became the same, guided by the feelings of connection even within the unknown.
I attended my first Akashic Records workshop 20 years ago not thinking about what it would be for me but to support my friend as she conducted her first workshop. Surprisingly, I found that not only could I enter the Records but that I was very adept. I also found that with consistent practice, I was able to improve my connection with the Akashic Records and through this connection I found profound support for my inner journey.
One could say that’s that and here I am. But the reality is that I have encountered much struggle releasing the effects of trauma. I have also struggled to understand myself as Akashic Record Reader and Spiritual Guide. I struggled because it was difficult at first to see what would be most helpful for me to see. Like most of my clients, I too have had to learn to let go of judgment and expectation in order to move forward. I have had to challenge myself to let go of yesterday’s truth in order to be free to embrace today’s truth. I have learned to follow my heart, and listen to and develop trust for my heart’s voice. I feel more clarity in my life and have slowly let go of the struggle to force change. I feel able to allow the flow of me, standing witness to my being and becoming.
Fifteen years ago, my guides in the Akashic Records began to insist that I teach about the Akashic Records. I resisted because I had never considered this possibility. I decided if I was going to teach, I needed new information about the nature of the Akashic Records. I felt that what I had been taught was too limited and narrow for the depth and richness that had been my experience in the Akashic Records. Beginning very simply, the Akashic Records began to unfold their story and to explain in detail about the nature of the energy which supports and sustains the Akashic Records within the infinite and eternal nature of the universe. I began sharing this information and found that its clarity and its simplicity touched the hearts of my students and allowed them to enrich their own inner journeys.
Approximately twelve years ago, I began an intensive journey to write about the Akashic Records. At first I thought my book would be just my ideas and experiences with the Records. However, I realized one day that I needed to investigate the metaphors associated with the Akashic Records and understand their history and influence on how we view the Akashic Records. This set me off on a very intensive research project in which I investigated the origins of the Book of Life, the broadest reaches of the Sanskrit word Akasha, and the implications of associating the Akashic Records with the ideas of library, word, book, and story. The result was the publication in 2010 of my now award-winning book, The New Akashic Records. Several years later, I followed with Many Paths, One Mountain. I have also written Kissing Frogs, Goddess Emerging about my spiritual journey in online dating. You can read more about all three on my book page.
As I look back, I understand that my journey in the Akashic Records matches well with the rest of my life, especially as pioneering traveler. In the Akashic Records I have found a deep connection with the broad view that has always been my window on life. My impulse towards innovation and pioneering new points of view is powerfully supported within my experiences with the infinite and eternal reach of the Akashic Records. In the Akashic Records, I journey in the unknown, connected to All That Is. When understood as spiritual practice, the Akashic Records move from thing to access to process for understanding the deepest parts of yourself. The Akashic Records become part of your being and support your journey in becoming more truthful and trusting of yourself and your world. I say that I help people bridge gaps between daily life and spiritual self because that has been my experience and truth in my journey.
Over the years I have intensively studied in the Akashic Records and developed expertise in several areas including the release of trauma, contact and study with Mother Earth, and working in the Akashic Records to access what we think of as inanimate objects such as computer networks, businesses, houses, and other physical locations. I have also studied Shamanic journeying and have become a Reiki master. I have learned about plant spirit medicine and the therapeutic uses of minerals and herbs. I have studied Tai Chi and Bikram Yoga.
Nowadays, I live in Portland, Oregon. I have a beautiful daughter who is just setting out to find herself in the world. We love to read and enjoy sharing with each other the latest best-book-ever. We love to talk about what’s new in science and in the world. I also walk and hike a lot. I love taking road trips especially down dirt roads and through unknown lands. I love putting my feet in the ocean and standing on top of buttes in the Columbia Gorge. And recently I became a garden guide at the amazing Portland Japanese Garden! I am always in search of the next best fantasy novel series, the perfect pillow, and the ultimate Margarita. Life is amazing! I am deeply grateful to be so blessed.
There are several places to read more of my writing. Here on my blog I post articles about the Akashic Records and spiritual practice. Also I offer newsletters which contain new information and perspectives — scroll to the bottom the page for a sign-up form.