The work I do is a bit unique, and you may have questions.
Here are some answers!
I have a specific problem or challenge I need guidance on. Can you help?
Yes! You can come to me with a real-life issue or question—career, relationship, family, a difficult decision to make. We discuss it first, and then I bring it to the Guides. I transcribe and email their guidance to you. Finally, we have a coaching call to discuss the wisdom received and how to put it into action.
The phrase “Big Picture” refers to the expansiveness of the perspective the Guides offer, not to the size or content of the questions you may have. Ordinary struggles and problems are fine!
Will you tell me what decision I should make, or predict what’s going to happen in the future?
No, and that’s a good thing. Predictions or advice are rarely useful. What I can do is help you see the present with new eyes, and help you clear the way to know your own answers with confidence and grace.
What if I don’t have a specific question, or don’t know what to ask?
No problem. We can use our initial phone call to come up with questions, and/or you can ask something more open-ended like, “What do I need to know right now in order to move forward?”
How many questions can I ask in one session?
In an introductory session, two to three questions work best. For repeat clients, the number of questions depends on how long a session you choose.
Do you only work by phone?
I work exclusively by phone (or Skype) and email, though in the future I hope to offer in-person classes and retreats in various locations. I also plan to add video to my site soon!
What if I can’t find an appointment time that fits my schedule?
Just send me a message using the Contact link and we will find a time that works.
Can I pay in installments?
At the moment, my website is set up to accept full payment in advance only. If I get enough feedback that this is prohibitive, I will look at offering other payment options. So do let me know.
What if I’m unhappy with my session?
If you are dissatisfied with your session, I’m more than happy to offer you a full refund. That said, sometimes a reading seems “off” at first, and only begins to make sense weeks or even months later. Sometimes the Guides are way ahead of us, and we can’t see it at first.
What do you mean when you say you are an “intuitive” and receive “intuitive guidance?” Aren’t we all intuitive?
Absolutely. Everyone is intuitive! Everyone has the capacity to know and sense the truth on a deeper level. One of my goals is to help you connect even more with your own sense of inner knowing, in whatever way feels most natural to you.
But to be an intuitive is to be a specialist in this area. I’ve always known and felt things about people without knowing how I know them (this is known as being an Empath), and I also have a special skill called clairaudience.
What is clairaudience?
Clairaudience is inner or extrasensory hearing. According to the Psychic Library, those who are clairaudient can “hear voices, sounds or music that are not audible to the normal ear. They receive these messages mentally or within their ears.”
In my case, I sense messages internally and transcribe guidance for clients through a practice I call guided writing.
Is that the same as “automatic writing”?
The term automatic writing, which has been around since at least the 19th century, tends to connote a spiritual phenomenon in which the hand moves by itself and the mind is unaware of what is being written. Many poets and those in the Spiritualist tradition described what they did as automatic writing. Because I receive messages mentally and then consciously transcribe them, I like the term “guided writing.”
Who are the Guides?
I answer that very question here.
So are you psychic?
Clairaudience is a psychic ability, but I don’t like to use the P-word. “Psychic” can be used to mean someone who predicts the future or has “all the answers,” and that can take power away from the client in a way that’s not too helpful. (Anyone who’s ever latched on to a “psychic prediction” in a way that’s distracting, confusing, or ultimately disappointing will know what I mean.)
Also, I like to think my intuitive work can appeal to everyone, including those who might be a bit skeptical at first, or those who don’t see themselves as the type to have a psychic reading. That’s why I avoid that particular word.
I’m confused. I thought you were a writer.
I am. I’ve spent many years writing poetry, essays, and teaching creative writing, all of which I love. You can visit my writing website here. But I’ve always been equally engaged in and fascinated by spiritual and emotional growth, and have been exploring metaphysical and faith traditions as well as doing my own deep inner work for decades. My practice of guided writing actually started long before I published any creative work or started teaching creative writing classes, and it springs from the same desire: to connect deeply with others and know the truth.
How did you get started doing this spiritual work?
My practice of guided writing started by accident twenty-five years ago when I was a young, impatient writer feeling terribly stuck. I prayed for help, never imagining I’d get an answer, much less discover a surprising ability. I tell that story here and here.
All this sounds great, but how do I know that your work is for real?
Ultimately, you don’t. That’s why I offer a money-back guarantee. But I can say that in twenty-five years of doing this work privately, the guidance I’ve received for myself and others has been of very high quality, surprisingly profound, and enormously helpful. You can find some examples of that guidance in blog posts like this one: One Big Reason for Hope, or What the Guides Told Me After the Election. and this one: You Are Needed: A Message in Advance of the Eclipse.