A Word from Carol:
WE:LCOME TO STRONG OAK SPIRIT!
What has been increasingly important for me in my
rich and varied spiritual journey is experiencing the unfailing strength of Spirit--the Spirit of the Universe, Great Creator, Grandmother, God, Goddess, and Pachamama, Mother Earth herself . I have become
more connected to the spirit of the Tree of Life--the Strong Oak. These connections also encouraged me
to see another unfailing strength (although I did not always see it at the time) --the strength of my inner
spirit--that spark of Spirit itself. I find myself with increasing frequency meditating on the power of
this strong oak and, so, I am here in this very new, yet very old place. And, I'm very glad you are here with me to travel our journeys together.
Thank you to so many of you who have been with me from the start, and to all of you who have joined us along the way, welcome.
Are you looking for someone who is a passionate listener and cares deeply about your soul journey? Carol has many gifts that she is able to offer as you grow and explore whatever path you are on and is available to become your anam cara...
at any point along your journey...
According to the late Irish author John O'Donohue:
"A friend is a loved one who awakens your life
in order to free the wild possibilities within you..."
"...your anam cara, your soul friend, is the truest mirror to reflect your soul. The honesty and clarity of true friendship also brings out the real contour of your spirit."
What is an "Anam Cara"?
Carol is this kind of "Soul Friend". She is available to anyone who is seeking a special kind of listener to walk quietly along the woodland paths of their journey. A true anam cara merely reflects your own spirit journey. Carol is also available to offer meditations, rituals, and Shamanic journeys to assist people along the way.
Carol has studied many spiritual paths throughout her life from ordained mainstream minister through various methods of energy healing and finally into Celtic traditions and Celtic Shamanism. She is also a Reiki Master but also uses several other methods of energy healing in both her work and personal spiritual practices. More importantly, she follows the ways of the Celtic Shamans. It is often believed that each Shaman has specific gifts that are given to them. For Carol, those gifts include healing, listening, and storytelling. She has developed over decades the ability to listen in a non-judgmental and unconditional way and she has encouraged many to find ways to explore and claim their own spiritual journeys in wholistic and authentic ways. She encourages reflection, exploration, and celebration.
There are many ways Carol can serve as your anam cara so her website is eclectic, enabling you to visit and explore the various ways this could be valuable in your life. There are plenty of avenues--one-on-one or in community--for you to be involved. Most of all you are welcomed to the magical, mystical expansion of your journey however you define it--spiritual, multiple faith traditions, pagan or something else entirely. Please let Carol know how she can get to know you and welcome you to this ever-widening community, she and others call home.
Strong Oak Spirit was conceived to celebrate and embrace all traditions that honor the Source of Love, encourage oneness with Mother Earth and Nature and cherish all expressions of Sacred Energy both in this present life and in Spirit where our ancestors and spirit helpers walk with us on our journeys.