Areas of Focus
Spirit – identifying, exploring, affirming, deepening, evolving, and/or transforming what inspires us, gives us meaning, and connects us to ‘beyond’ or ‘more’ than our local selves
Purpose – responding to life’s calling(s); facing challenges; gathering resources; drawing upon personal and shared values; and collaborating with love and compassion to make a positive difference in the world
Community – sharing what we’ve learned – our wisdom, skills, and resources; building on collective values; and embodying dreams and visions, as we evolve into Global Citizens, Universal/Future Humans, and Social Artists, who are co-creating a Wisdom Society that nurtures community(ies), supports collective empowerment, and calls forth the Anima Mundi
Having been raised a Vatican II Catholic with a strong mystical and social justice foundation, I was particularly drawn to cross-cultural core shamanism, which also embodies those mystical and ‘greater common good’ perspectives, particularly when partnering with Compassionate Spirits to help individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in their healing process. As a result, a mystical shamanic worldview permeates and guides all aspects of WBA work and all sections in this website.
Since the early 1990s, I have felt called to help retrieve spirit, purpose, and community – elements of what I came to think of as the Anima Mundi, or World Soul (affirmed when I was ordained). This website attempts to explore these elements not only individually, but also as they weave together holistically. I have made these connections myself, but have drawn upon the wisdom, writings, insights, and guidance from many teachers in all realms.
We are individuals, but as most religious and spiritual traditions in the world acknowledge and teach – as do many in the scientific community, we are fundamentally related to each other. As healthy ‘cells’ in a ‘collective body’, together, we can make a difference in the world. I invite you to reflect on your reaction to that statement and to what it evokes for you not only at this time in your life, but also at this most amazing era in the history of our planet.