Why "Strong Oak Spirit"?
As I continue to walk this earth and hear the callings of our Great Mother I become increasingly connected to trees. I have always loved trees. As a small child, I spent hours under the large trees in my grandparents' yard. When life has been at its hardest, my friendship with trees has not failed me. And so, my spiritual journey becomes even more nature-based and I encounter special trees as I follow the pathways as Great Spirit leads. These special trees, my soul trees, have led me to understand more fully and live into my calling and legacy with grace and peace.
The Oak Tree is held in special regard in almost every ancient and indigenous traditions. It represents strength, endurance, and the ability to withstand the difficulties of life. Oak trees are resilient, often wounded in some way by acts of nature or humans, but many times, they fight on and remain the ceremonial tree of life for communities and individual souls. My own spirituality and life has been influenced by the strength of the oak tree as I have explored ways to describe my own journey. In the shade of the Great Oak I have come home. And so it is.
We all travel our spiritual journeys in unique and mystical ways. One of the greatest gifts we can discover is a person who is willing to listen to us without judgement or condition.
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...
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 as a continuation of my early ministry and service as a way 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.