Those were the words repeated most by her classmates to describe Mary’s “essence” at the end of Denise Linn’s Soul Coaching® certification course in California in May, 2008. Clients working with her since then also add “caring” and “safe”.
Her journey to Soul Coach, Reiki practitioner and Instinctive Feng Shui™ consultant from her first brief career 25 years ago as a practising lawyer (B.A., LLB, Dalhousie University) has been an unfolding of her essence, a road to her authentic self. She has gradually let go of preconditioned beliefs about who she thought she was “supposed” to be, opening her to her true life’s work.
Her varied experiences, including 14 years as a fine-art and commercial photographer, and more recently being a hobby farmer of lavender, have brought depth and perspective to her Soul Coaching® work with others, helping them to unfold and connect with their own authenticity, learn to hear and trust their inner wisdom and chart a course that is joyously theirs.
We Are One Farm, the land which she shares with her partner and husband Edward Howell, shows their mutual love and respect for the land and the creatures that dwell there. Filled with rows of lavender, herbs, flowers and vegetables, it has become their sanctuary that they share with others as a healing backdrop for their work.
Mary has been a life-long student of human nature, especially inspired by works in mind-body healing, learning how our thoughts, emotions and spiritual connection or lack thereof influence our physical and emotional well-being. Appreciating how dramatically her own life had changed for the better through discovering her relationship with nature, with Source energy or Spirit, as well as her innate and intuitive wisdom, partly with the help of shamanic journeying, Mary pursued studies that would enable her to help others searching for a sense of peace, connection and inner knowing.
This has led to courses and certifications including:
Soul Coach & Past Life Coach ~ Denise Linn, Soul Coaching® International Training Institute
Practitioner of Usui Reiki, Level 3 (ART) ~ Edward Howell, Master Teacher
Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) ~ Life Potential Developments
Practitioner of Interior Alignment® Instinctive Feng Shui™& Seven Star Blessing™ Space Clearing ~ LuAnn Cibik, Inner Harmony, MEIA.
Additional trainings include:
Psychic Development & Mediumship ~ George LeBlanc, Angel Hall Spiritual Fellowship
Leadership in the Transformational Learning Process ~ Muriel Agnes & Eliza Schurmann
Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Reader Certification Program ~ Denise Linn
Her new blog site, “Soulful Ground”, will explore her connection to Spirit, and to the land she and Edward call home, along with informative pieces based in the coaching work that she does. The name itself, Soulful Ground, reflects the underpinnings of Mary’s work: that our connection with a spiritual Source, to the energies and guides and metaphysical essences that are really the truth of who we are as spiritual beings, can be accessed safely from a place of groundedness, in part through a relationship with nature, as well as through an understanding of the relationship between our Souls and the practical “reality” of our physical form.
Her goal is ultimately to help her clients find insight, transformation and healing by offering practical tools and experiential processes with the additional guidance of Spirit or Source energy, whether that shows up as moments of serendipity or synchronicity, whether it appears through spirit guides of some kind in a journey or meditation, through the life force energy of Reiki, or even through a spread of oracle cards or other divination tools. All is offered in a safe and calming environment where the sacredness of your own personal journey is honoured.
You may email Mary here.
“Your calm and soothing nature and the positive energy you give off definitely complemented the program and enhanced my experience. Your choice of words, whether it be your thought provoking and descriptive stories or your inspirational advice, really captured the true meaning behind soul coaching.
You provided us with the genuine heartfelt encouragement and support we needed to pursue this journey. Not to mention your home was peaceful, safe and nurturing; the perfect environment for those experiencing any sort of emotion, vulnerability, or fear.” ~ Danielle A., Bridgewater, NS, in an email to Mary after the winter 2012 Soul Coaching® class.