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HISTORY

THE FIRST FRUIT

From 1996-2004 ONTOS came into being in a real and tangible way through intensives, wilderness journeys, ongoing weekly ‘kiva’ meetings, bi-annual long dances and the book Ever Flowing On and the CD The River. I had the good fortune to train and work closely with Dr. Bill Plotkin of the Animas Valley Institute (Author of “Nature and the Human Soul”) and was initiated into my work as a soul guide in 1998. I came to understand the difference between life guidance and soul guidance. You can explore and find out more about these differences in the sections on life guidance and soul guidance. I became a vision quest guide and wilderness first responder - guiding 15 quests over a 7 year period. The seeds had not only germinated and grown, but had begun to bear their first fruit. My attention turned toward how to integrate our day to day domestic lives with the larger, transpersonal world of the soul which often included expanded states of consciousness, encounters with nature and heart-centered creativity.

ARTIST AND HEALER

In 2005, Hurricane Ivan threatened to destroy all we had built in the 25 years preceding. After the hurricane what helped me heal was immersing myself in creativity and the practice of mindfulness, that is, just being. Creativity once again, saved my life. Drawing, painting, composing and writing helped me rebuild on the inside while we worked to rebuild on the outside. I realized daily how my life as an artist balanced my work as a healer. The creative process always takes us on a healing journey and is the very place where the personal, existential lives intersect with the transpersonal bringing with it balance and wholeness. It is a joy for me to offer the online sanctuary of ONTOS to help others discover the creative healing potential within themselves to further them on their soul’s journey. The motto of ONTOS is “Be who you are on the journey to becoming who you may be.” It is this interweaving of being and becoming oneself that our approach to the life journey is all about. We each have a gift within us, the work that makes our soul sing – and it is our job to discover what that gift is and to give it away to our people. I hope in some small way ONTOS will help you find that gift and encourage you to share it with others.

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