I believe that there is power in names and being given the name "Dragon Dream Spirit Healer" by my guides and "White Wolf Mother" by my shamanic teacher and creator /founder of Travellers Joy, "Grandmother Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood" http://www.travellersjoy.ca/nancy-sherwood.html has deeply enhanced my journey of empowerment and self discovery.
For all of my life I've felt a deeply connected to the Land and the Elements, to the Ancestors and the Spirits of Place, to the Animals and the Creatures of Mother Earth, and to the energies of Life. And my prayer is to help others awaken their awareness of the Divine, nurturing, healing and creative Energies that surrounds us always. I believe that the most powerful creative forces are ignited by conscious acts of Compassion and Love. That Generosity of the Heart, Reverence, Empathy and Respect for all living things are the keys to living healthy and abundant lives.
From a very young age I have felt a deep appreciation for all of nature. Growing up in New Brunswick, Canada, my fondest childhood memories are those of connecting with the tree's and being in the forest. For most of my adult life, I have been on a journey of discovering my gifts and I love to incorporate drumming, sound and song into my healing practice/Ceremony.
For more than 11 years I have been facilitating Intentional Shamanic Drum Circles dedicated to Ceremony, Intentional Drumming, Healing and building Sacred Community.
Studying and practicing Shamanism since 2007 has led me on many adventures including to Arizona, California, New England, Mexico, British Columbia, Eastern Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ireland, Scotland and to England as part of my Teacher Training for an experiential Shamanic training program called The Moving Mandala.
In 2016 my adventures took me on Sacred pilgrimage once again to Ireland. Where, along with Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood (Travellers Joy http://www.travellersjoy.ca/nancy-sherwood.html) and fellow Shamanic Practitioner Brenda Marita Mason (http://www.travellersjoy.ca/brenda-marita.html), I co-led two groups of pilgrims, the first of which was in honour and celebration of our Faery Ancestors in West and the second was on“A Voyage of Mastery” a journey of integration and wholeness, to both the Republic and Northern Ireland. Both of these powerful journies were in response to a call from land, the sovereignty of the Goddess, inviting us to be in balance within ourselves and our environment, so that we might live more freely in commitment to a path of service.
In 2017 Brenda and I (through Travellers Joy http://www.travellersjoy.ca/) once again, lead a group of 13 pilgrims to the Ancient East and West of Ireland on a journey around the Celtic Wheel, celebrating the 8 Festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year. With the intention of harmonizing our energies with the powerful energies of the seasons and the elements and to explore where we are in relation to the cycles of Nature and the movement of the Sun, Moon and Stars. To discover the ancient knowledge of the Ancestors and in turn establish a deeper connection with ourselves, our communities and all of life.
In 2017 I received my Faery Name; "Lorriiii" which among many other things, speaks to my playful & power-full connection to the energies of magic and wonder.
Through Travellers Joy http://www.travellersjoy.ca/, in 2018; Brenda, Nancy, David Cameron, myself and my life partner Jeff Smyth, created a pentacle of compassion & power, to lead a group of 22 pilgrims on "A Reunion of Souls" Pilgrimage to Scotland. A journey of reconciliation, revisioning and remembering who we are. Of honouring and celebrating our differences. Of merging with the spirits of the creative people, who carved the rock in ancient times and left messages for us in the stone.
Once again through Traveller Joy http://www.travellersjoy.ca/ in 2019; Our pentacle of leaders lead a group of 19 pilgrims on a "Star Jaguar" pilgrimage to Ancient Mexico, a ten day journey into the heart of the Maya Yucatán. With the intention of journeying between the realms of yesterday, today and tomorrow, asking the Ancestors and the Spirits of the Land to awaken the sacred within us and to reveal to us ancient secrets and universal truth.
Our most recent journey was to Ancient England once again on an "Awaken the Heart Flame" journey from Oct 22nd until Nov. 3rd, 2019. For more info. Traveller’s Joy Website; http://www.travellersjoy.ca/journey/2019/03/awakening-the-heart-flame-a-pilgrimage-to-ancient-england/.
Out Next Pilgrimages;
Northern England and Scotland - Welcoming in the Wild Spring 2021
Ireland ~ Journey Around the Celtic Wheel Spring 2021
Details to follow soon.
Shamanic Sessions (journeywork, healings, extraction, soul retrieval)
Moving Mandala Shamanic Training
Firewalk Facilitation & Training
Drum Circles & Ceremony
Body Centred Coaching
Stage of Life Blessing Ceremony
Standing my Ground
Remembering My Power
"I believe, that there is great power and freedom in responsibility. That when I acknowledge and take responsibility for my feelings and choices, without judgement or blame, I move into greater harmony with the power-full and creative forces of life. When I realize that I am in charge of myself, I open to personal evolution, transformational empowerment, healing and growth." ~ Lorriii Dragon Dream