‘The Guest House’
‘this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival.
a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
he may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
the dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.’
Receive, Rinse, Repeat
those of us who hold big space for others need ongoing space held for us, too.
our inner circles are deeply nutritive and important, and help us through all of the initiations we face as leaders and teachers. ideally, our dear friends, partners, therapists, and chosen family are present for us through thick and thin, and have our backs.
those beloveds, as much as they love us, may not understand the complexity of what we do as spaceholders, or how demanding, painful, confusing, or lonely it can be to respond to the siren song of our calling, while keeping a graceful smile on our faces for those we love and serve.
‘ongoing support’ is where we can say all the unsayable things in a confidential space to someone who’s been there and lived it, too. we might need to dream into a new frontier that feels mysterious and strange with someone who can see clearly and hold a clean space for possibility. we might just need to let our hair down, let it all hang out, and relax.
here are a few honored guests we might entertain in ‘the guest house:’
- cultivating our living relationship to joy and juiciness, life and thriving, without making more work for ourselves or lists of things to tend or ‘do’
- navigating compassion fatigue, and what it’s like to be impeccable in our commitments while experiencing deep weariness, tragedy, or burnout ourselves
- developing new work, or facets of our work, so that our offerings are fresh and interesting, and aligned with new frequencies as they arrive
- finding strength after criticism or unkindness around our work, and releasing projected energy and hurt from our tender selves
- honoring that we get treated and held differently as teachers and leaders, which can feel lonely and isolating, and bringing normalizing antidotes to this
- creating regular, deep spaces of retreat and self-dedication to step away from ‘being the leader or teacher’ to rediscover who we are now, real time
Adaptable & Creative
our work can (and will) span any of the many realms you inhabit – we might focus on naming or storytelling, receiving healing from guides, mystical or initiatic ceremony, daily nuts & bolts strategies, or dreaming big dreams. if it’s healing work that’s needed, my helping spirits and I will hold you, and we have lots of tools to support.
we’ll be organic and bring in what’s needed – a good cry, reading the cards, a soul retrieval, a business plan, a quest, or making each other laugh because joy.
one of the things that helps us excel at holding big space for others is how adaptable we’re invited to be, and that creativity and adaptability is here to meet, honor, and support you.
I’m grateful for my 25 years of teaching and healing ‘boot camp’ and my empathic shapeshifter nature, because I can meet pretty much anyone where they’re at. I have limitless compassion for what you bring into the container, a big basket of tools, and clear vision to support and celebrate you.
we’ll laugh until we snort, we’ll cry together, we might swear like sailors, we’ll move big energy, we’ll change the shape of creation, and that’s all great.
more importantly than any of that, you receive the support and holding you offer everyone else.
I’m here, believing in your glory and greatness,
ongoing support container
$1,500 a month (4 month minimum)
2 calls a month, 2 hours each via phone
2 additional impromptu calls (delivered within 48 hours)
weekly energy message from guides (you’re busy, 10 min or less)
‘we laughed & danced & healed along the way. the way anna holds space is incredible, a wonderful gift in itself to feel and experience. she will help you unlock and remember the power you already have, lovingly showing the way.’ ~ megan
I’m happy to set up a call with your lovely self to explore and see if we’re a good fit together. kind thanks for taking a moment to fill out the form below – I’ll get back to you shortly.
note: if you feel this work calling you and don’t identify as a leader, or we’ve worked together before, please fill out the form below. I trust you in following your heart.
whatever has led you here, something wonderful is afoot…