Practitioner Highlight: Winter Clark of Winter's Path
My practice came to me; I was raised with the tools, they were given to me by my mother. When I was growing up, there were summer trips to powwows where she collected medicine items and I began having visions that came to me in dreams. She taught me the Goddess chant at the age of 12, how to focus energy and move it around, and gave me my first set of tarot cards when I was 15.
As an adult, it all began to fit together as a way of healing others when I began a career in massage therapy around 2007. I was guided to work with crystals and energy during massage work sessions; I found that the combination of bodywork with energy work facilitated healing on a much deeper level, creating lasting results.
The practice wasn't sustainable for me though because I became burnt out after two years! I realized I could continue doing the energy work with the crystals and avoid the same depleting effect. Soon after I was guided to use a system that incorporates tarot into the energy healing process, using it to open a dialogue, visually and verbally. Often times the tarot will shed light on aspects not previously considered, or even forgotten about, as messages are channeled through myself to the client. This provides some additional insight for me on how to approach each chakra for balancing, restoring the client's connection to their higher self and to the divine.
*Modalities: Tarot, Intuitive Energy Healing and Space Clearing (creating sacred space at work or at home).
*Aha Moment: It was during a moon circle I was facilitating. I had decided to introduce group energy work as a part of the process, and had just finished closing the crystal energy grid and thanking the women for working with me. One by one they began to talk about their experiences and each one described seeing a female figure with a large headdress. I had called in Isis to help with the healing work and they saw her! That felt amazing and I knew immediately that the work I was doing was both meaningful and accessible.
*Credo for 2017: Dream big & always fill your cup first! The first part is easy to remember but the second bit is so important and often put to the side; to do the healing work, you must take care of yourself first so you can continue to be of service.
*Dream Destination: Oooh, a mountain home by the river! Or a lifelong Amtrak train pass to go wherever I want at the drop of a hat :)
*Power Colors/Scents/Flavors: Blue (sky or indigo), red cedar incense, fresh medjool dates, and spotting deer in the woods,
*Theme Song: Indian Summer by Jai Wolf
*What Brings You Most Fully Alive: Dancing, hiking & learning new things! I'm forever curious.