I have an unusual talent, for supporting people to dive right into their dark, and meet any of the grief or trauma that has felt impossible to heal. I notice that once fear is addressed, pain is felt and we go a little deeper - something essential happens - the dark becomes the birthplace of our magnificence. My gifts then, are offering the guidance necessary for the initiation to unfold. For this is what our suffering is... an initiation into our lives greatest teachings. I do this through private sessions, shamanic training or retreats focused on trauma.
I was catapulted onto this path unexpectedly when a stranger murdered my mother in the winter of 1995. My deep desire for freedom led me to venture inwards and outwards, to forgive her perpetrator and reconcile with her loss. Through listening deeply to Spirit I found the tools I needed to do this.
For over 25 years I have studied Spiritual Healing and Personal growth via the context of Wicca, Shamanism, Energy Healing and Restorative Justice. Highlights have led me to the Andes of Peru to work with Indigenous healers, the Amazon to work with Ayahuasca, into the prairies for ceremony and teachings with the Cree First Nation, the hills of southern Oregon to study Alchemical healing and even to D.C. to study Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience. From 2007-2019, I taught a variety of healing workshops, trainings and retreats in Alberta & B.C., ran my own healing centre, brought groups to Peru to work with Indigenous healers and held a private practice.
As a Shaman I am an apprentice to Spirit. Though I have been trained in numerous traditions, what I teach is not founded in the context of lineage or tradition. It is my guidance that to be in right relationship with the issues of misappropriation, it is important for people to learn to have their own personal self revelatory experiences, and create their own ceremonies from what their inner guidance is telling them. The ancestors and helping spirits always show us the way. This is what I teach people to do in Shamans Path.
In the past 10 years, I have also shared my personal healing story at the Edmonton Women’s Prison, Knowing our Spirits Conference, multiple First Nations Bands and Friendship Centres, Victim Services, Churches, Women’s Circles and Conferences. My main focus is Transforming Trauma into Medicine or Radical Reconciliation. The latter is a real life conversation with Marilyn Brighteyes - whose brother killed my mother - where we both share our stories of loss and transformation and pose suggestions for embodied reconciliation.
At present I live with my husband and our last child at home, nestled in the southern mountains of British Colombia, not far from the Granby River and close to the city of Grand Forks.
I would love to support you on your journey. Check out the private sessions page to book. Add me on Facebook or Whatsapp and get on my mailing list.
Sarah Salter Kelly
White Raven Woman
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Text - 1-780-314-9150