My Influences

In both my own 35-year healing journey and my professional studies, I’ve worked with some amazing trailblazers. Two of of the primary influences on my teaching, coaching, and healing practice, Dr. Norm Shealy and Q’ero elder don Mariano Quispe Flores are discussed in greater detail below.

In addition to Norm and don Mariano, I’ve found myself driving cross country, hopping on planes, and bumping into genius at the grocery store for more than 3 decades. A few of the influences I’ve been blessed to have been touched deeply by in one way or another include: 

Most of my teaching and coaching activities incorporate the work of the following two mentors.

Earth-Honoring Wisdom | Don Mariano Quispe Flores

dmqf2There are many teachers of Andean mysticism and indigenous wisdom. After first stepping on this path, just a couple of years ago after decades of my own inspired yet “made up” path, I felt an unmistakable imperative to study with a Q’ero elder. I have been blessed to have exactly that opportunity.

What I use most in my teaching, healing, and ceremonial work is the wisdom transmissions I’ve received from Q’ero elder don Mariano Quispe Flores and his ancient ancestral Inka p’aqokuna lineage. It was an instant fit for me with the techniques and experiences I’ve had since my near death experience 30 years ago, most of which was gifted to me intuitively.

Don Mariano’s K’anchis Wara teachings and rites working with the 7 Layers of Mother Earth are an ever increasing part of my work; as are the Ñusta and Willkamayu Karpays. In addition to these initiations, I’ve also received don Mariano’s Hatun Karpay, or great initiation. It warms my heart that he now calls me his “ñusta” or earth goddess. Teaching this work and doing my small part to honor the earth fills my life with purpose.

Read don Mariano’s biography.

Learn more about the Q’ero people on the Heart Walk Foundation website.

Energy Medicine & Intuition | C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

Shealy-miss-st-univ-crThe moment I read in intuition pioneer Carolyn Myss’s books on energetic anatomy about her partner Norm Shealy, a Duke-educated, Harvard-trained neurosurgeon, I knew he held the keys for me. Incomplete spinal cord injury was so rare 3 decades ago that every doctor I talked to just scratched his head. It was lonely and exhausting.

Integrating energy work and intuitive guidance with conventional medicine was equally rare when I first healed myself using visualization, meditation, and my own intuitive downloads in 1985.

(Norm and I’ve talked often of intuitive downloads. He, in fact, regaled an Austin audience recently with the dialogue between him and God when he was “given” the Bliss elemental formulas!)

Having a completely integrative mindset since 1985, I was on my own until Norm came into my life. You can bet the moment I found out that there was a neurosurgeon on the planet that actually co-pioneered the science of medical intuition I picked up the phone. And then got in my car and drove to Missouri. That was in 1999. He has been one of my most important advisors ever since.

Spending time in Springfield to learn and integrate the Shealy Protocols into my life allowed me to live well and drug free, even with daily pain for decades. In a recent development Norm has translated his ground-breaking work with electrical currents into a more efficient, faster-to-use modality using essential oils on the same acupuncture meridians utilized by the LISS stimulator that I used for years. It’s brilliant and quick and – it works. Ask me to share the science!