On a gorgeous June day in 2017, a small group of us graduated from a 12-month apprenticeship in dowsing and geomancy. At the very end of our weekend at a Napa County ranch, our teacher Richard Feather Anderson announced, “I now pronounce you Geomancers, 24-7! Go forth and heal the Earth!” With that proclamation, we laughed, hugged, and promised to keep in touch as we headed our separate ways. As I walked to my car, I asked myself, “Now what?”
The 3-hour return drive to my home in the Sierra foothills of northern California gave me plenty of time to reflect upon my next steps toward becoming a confident dowser and geomancy practitioner. Through our apprenticeship, I had learned to identify subtle earth forces. I had practiced moving water veins, which let me know so much more was possible. I was especially drawn to the “earth spirit healing” facet of geomancy. Hearing the proclamation, “Geomancer 24-7!” sparked my dreams of forming a dowsing practice and earth spirit healing consultancy, based upon principles of spiritual ecology, to help others improve their relationships with their places.
Healing Begins at Home
Like my co-graduates, I started by discovering what was available and needed at my own home place. As my practice evolved, I learned from multiple teachers how to use various tools, including dowsing, space clearing, sound healing and other intuitive approaches. I practiced until I was adept with them.
I was turning my attention toward living in partnership with the magnificent forces of Nature and Gaia’s many helping spirits. When I practice what I call ‘spiritual ecology’, I do it with heartfelt honor and awe for the Spirits of Place, serving in respectful partnership with them.
Most of Earth Spirit Healing is relationship healing. My husband and I had built our house before I knew to confer with the nature spirits at our homesite’s location. I had not yet learned to ask Nature what it wanted, so we cleared vegetation and graded for a large concrete foundation solely focused on the building’s architectural design. As part of my growing into my spiritual ecology mission, I asked for forgiveness from the spirits of place at my home site in the gold rush country — where the land has endured and continues to hold much historical trauma.
Living in Partnership with Nature as a Way of Life
My apology was accepted, and our friendship deepened. The helping spirits guided me to come into attunement and alliance with them by performing repeated clearings and blessings. I did this daily, often with a ritual of absolution and blessing at the riverfront by my house. I asked the trees if they wanted copper antennas to increase their chi, and I installed them as requested. I asked for and received direction about planting and growing a vegetable garden. Nine-foot tall abundant tomato plants were one of the results of our partnership. Most wonderfully, my stress level went down as the land’s historic trauma was lifted, replaced by a warm feeling of being welcomed home by the hills, trees and water and spirits around me.
Increased Joy, Health, and Prosperity for All
The most significant result of all my cooperative work is a secure knowingness and joyful connection with the place I call home. I feel protected and supported by my partner, Nature. Now, the land loves me back. My ongoing efforts to live in co-creative partnership with the spirits of place has resulted in my increased health, improved finances, and feeling of long-term balance and harmony.
I now feel that I am a Geomancer 24-7, and can help others achieve these same benefits — while also nourishing the Nature around us. If having your land love you back appeals to you, I love to hear about your special place. Contact me here for a 30-minute complimentary consultation.