How to Be With/Relate to Someone Undergoing Crisis/Transformation/Shamanic Initiation/Cultural Dismantling and a Peek at What Might Be Going On Beneath the Surface

Today’s Transmission: I’ve been undergoing  a deep and long crisis/initiation/transformation.  Only very recently have I begun to realize that my seeming failings, and the Universe’s seeming lack of support are anything but.  Every painful event unfolding in my life has a deeper, most beneficial purpose.   Themes center around things “not working out”; one of which is my dearth of success in the professional world, … Continue reading How to Be With/Relate to Someone Undergoing Crisis/Transformation/Shamanic Initiation/Cultural Dismantling and a Peek at What Might Be Going On Beneath the Surface

Sunday Morning Darshan

I woke up this morning with a fresh perspective to my recent baffling challenges– remembering a vision from a Hebrew Priestess Journey where I was a piece of copper being hammered, this morning i realize that every knock or bang or being hammered by Life, is really just forging my Instrument and the instrument that is being created is developing a beautiful, clear, strong sound; … Continue reading Sunday Morning Darshan

“Dare, Care, Share”, aka Fun with Math

Let’s have some Fun with Math, shall we? The challenge is called “Dare, Care, Share” and involves me, you and yours. It’s an easy but fun math problem to solve, I promise. I’m trying to raise $7000 for a year of healing and helping in Peru– that seems quite ambitious, esp. in only 2 weeks, no? Let’s say I have 175 facebook friends- if each … Continue reading “Dare, Care, Share”, aka Fun with Math

Why I Love Crowdfunding, and Why You Should Too

I’ve gotta say,  I *L.O.V.E* Crowdfunding!   And not just because I am currently raising funds to move to Peru to volunteer to help build a Permaculture -based Eco-village Healing Retreat Center (Learn more or donate here ). Crowdfunding is the spirit of Democracy at its finest, putting the power “Be the Change We Wish to See in the World” back in the hands of the people, on a … Continue reading Why I Love Crowdfunding, and Why You Should Too

Who Is Paititi, What is Their Work, and Why Is It Important to Peru and the Planet?

As some of you know,  I’ll be moving to the Sacred Valley of Peru to volunteer for a year at Paititi Institute.  I wanted to share a bit about them, the work they do and it’s importance. Paititi is a lighthouse whose work extends far beyond Peru, having a ripple effect of what is possible for humanity and future generations. Recently they acquired 4000 acres … Continue reading Who Is Paititi, What is Their Work, and Why Is It Important to Peru and the Planet?

Fundraising and Practical Hands-on Help Campaigns Launched!

Friends and Supporters~ Thanks to the generous talents and time of my friend, June K.,  we now have a fundraising campaign-  Jess’s Journey- Healing Inner and Outer Landscapes to raise the funds needed for pursuing healing and volunteering for 1 year in Peru.  Check it out here- http://www.youcaring.com/jess-schurtman-402373 She also helped me organize some hands-on support for the daunting task of moving….to a foreign country….with 2 pets…..in … Continue reading Fundraising and Practical Hands-on Help Campaigns Launched!