Updated: Aug 23
It’s not uncommon to reach out to a teacher when you need help. If you are building a house you ask for an architect and a contractor, right? Working with a spiritual coach or spiritual guide can be very helpful as you are journeying to reveal your spiritual individuality to yourself. If you have come from a religious background you might notice that earth-based spirituality has fewer rules (and maybe none at all if you ask some people) and therefore it can feel like it is harder to practice this unorganized and decentralized religion or spirituality. There is not one book to reference and no hierarchy of leaders ( in most cases). And for some people that is a relief. It can also be unsettling to work in such a open system when you have experienced something different for most of your life.
Working with a spiritual coach you might find it’s helpful to have someone walk along the path of your own spiritual self-discovery. Being able to talk with someone about what you are thinking and discovering can be very cathartic. Working a spiritual practitioner that has spent years developing their path and practice, can be reassuring. Often they have previously navigated the internal conversations you are having and its reassuring to have a place to share your soulful side.
I have been a pagan or an earth-based practitioner my whole life. I did not grow up in a Christian household. In fact my parents were cautious and suspicious of people from organized Abrahamic religions. I attribute this to their own religious trauma, coming from ancestral communities that were conquered by Abrahamic religious systems. Mainly ancestors come from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. Let me explain Abrahamic religion; The British Library describes Abrahamic religions as “When people refer to the Abrahamic religions they are usually thinking of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are, in fact, more Abrahamic religions, such as the Baha’i Faith, Yezidi, Druze, Samaritan and Rastafari, but this article will focus on the main three aforementioned.” Here is the website if you would like to read more about these religions.(https://www.bl.uk/sacred-texts/articles/the-abrahamic-religions)
Nature religions have always fascinated me. I grow up in the 1970’s so I spent all of my childhood outside in nature. Developing a relationship with the land around me is a nurturing and rewarding experience for me. It is one of my greatest joys to walk with a person as they uncover their innate, genuine soulful relationship with themselves and the natural world. Crafting a world where you feel as though you are authentically expressing your divine nature, brings many people great peace but how do you get there?
How do you find your own brilliance when culturally we are very Abrahamic in our framing and perspective? It takes time, deconstruction and focus. You can find lots of healer focusing on deconstructing their religious belief systems. I can give you some resources but this is not my specialty. I am happy to support a person as they navigate this tricky process of uncovering what is sustaining and supportive to them.
What I like to do is help people create discover spiritual paths and practices that reflect their desire to connect with nature and provide a sustaining relationship that help their soul grow. If you would like a guide or a way-shower as I like to call myself, I would be happy to walk beside you, encourage you, offer some wisdom when asked, and generally support you unfolding, then please schedule a session with me! Click here to schedule a free 15 minute phone call.
Karin Olsen is a healer, a seer and a teacher. She has been studying plants for more than 25 years, owning a herb shop and metaphysical store for almost 15 years. She has been a massage therapist for almost 30 years. Karin learned her psychic medium skills from her mother and see clients via zoom. She teaches classes on earth-based spirituality through Moonhill Mystery School in the Salish Sea area. In 2021 she earned a Master of Ecopsychology from Naropa University.