About me and my guiding philosophy
I am passionate about healing, transformation and the exploration of consciousness. I consider myself a student and teacher of the healing arts and it inspires me to share, with those who wish to learn, about:
I have been working intentionally with sacred plant medicines for over 20 years and trust deeply in the healing power and wisdom that can be accessed from the respectful relationship with these earth medicine teachers.
One of my greatest joys and purpose in this life is to facilitate sacred space for the exploration of consciousness and guide those seeking to know and express their soul's deepest truth.
I believe with all my heart that every one of us are on our own “hero’s journey,” facing a myriad of unique life circumstances and challenges to guide us to grow and transform. It takes courage and resilience to survive and thrive in these times of great change and upheaval on the planet.
We all have a special story to tell of how we got to where we are at. When we are able to share and hold our story with compassion, deriving meaning from it, then we have the power to turn our painful patterns of suffering into purposeful living.
I too, have my own story- of addiction, co-dependency, suffering and also of HOPE and HEALING- and I am grateful to have received the emotional, mental and spiritual support when I needed it and when I knew I could no longer "do it alone."
In order to thrive with confidence and resilience, I believe we need connection to Nature and our True Selves as well as connection and support from trusted allies in our lives.
My Various Trainings & Certifications
- Bachelors of Arts degree in Natural Science with minor in Biology- University of Hawaii at Hilo
- 30 Level Transformational Coach Certification from Being True to You
- Advanced EFT Practitioner, trained from Sophia School of Living Arts in Austin, TX
- Initiate and Ceremonialist of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition- a cross-cultural, shamanic mystery school
- End of Life Specialist, trained from "Doing Death Differently"
- Ordained Minister of Universal Life Church
- International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) Level One completed, 2016
- partial Waldorf Education teacher training, 2005
the Gift of music
I have been creating and singing songs since as far back as I can remember. For me the gift of song has provided me a way to express and integrate my feelings, dreams, prayers, life lessons and growth. My process of song creating has two main aspects: deep listening and intention. It is my wish and intention that these songs be an expression of truth and be of service to the healing and awakening of the whole- bringing us back to a centered clarity of who we are and why we are here. For any of my songs to have fulfilled the intention I had in bringing them forth, I am in humble gratitude.
Music is such a blessing to us all~ it has the power to unite, heal, anchor our visions and awaken consciousness. It is humanity's universal language. I like to regard my music as "Visionary Medicine Music" and I am truly honored and grateful to share these songs that come through me to the world.
Here's a kind of concise blurb about me & my music which can be utilized for promotional purposes:
"Mary sings her soul songs from the heart and in the spirit of ceremony, with the prayer to awaken, uplift and empower those who listen. She weaves her lyrical expressions with humble praise for the universal human experience and the mystical and miraculous nature we are all a part of. Since her debut album, “Nectarian” (2013), which received much praise, she has released 9 more albums and continues to produce her own sacred visionary music from her home studio in Northern California. Learn more about her offerings on her website (www.pathwaysoftransformation.com) and social media. (@maryisismusic).