One of the first books I was asked to read prior to starting my master's degree was "The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer & Visionary" by Angeles Arrien.
I was curious: why this book? What would I learn that I could apply to this program? New skills? New tools?
Arrien was herself a visionary and embodiment of the four archetypal principles of the Native American medicine wheel. What I gained was an expanded understanding of how, the world over, these four principles could guide and direct my intentions and my heart. I do not think I would have made it through my program without being reminded, sometimes more than once a day, about showing up, paying attention to what had heart and meaning for me, telling my truth without blame or judgment and being open to outcome.
These were not principles I had learned as a child and even then, as a mid-life woman, I felt I only had some familiarity with. But taken as a whole, for me, they were to guide my interactions through that program and into my travel overseas and my time in the Peace Corps (1999-2001). And now. I often remind myself to tell my truth without blame or judgment - probably the hardest of the principles for me to uphold.
And I find myself sharing these principles with my clients often, or recommending the book.
I would love to help you discover what you value. What principles of living are important to you? And upon discovery and adoption, how might those principles or values help you have a better life, feel like a better person? Step into the world in a different way?
If you are curious, call me for a free consultation: 360-432-1236.