A social worker in a group home gave me 2 books, by Kahlil Gibran and Edgar Cayce, when I was 11. I somehow still have them. I called myself Giddeon then. I don't know what she saw in me, but It brought me to some time in a couple of Thich Nhat Hanh US sanghas, among other places, and forward.
I eventually found myself in NYC in the 1980s, as my identity as a young nurse and paramedic, AIDS, hospice, and interfaith were evolving simultaneously. It seemed natural timing as these paths merged with my sense of self, justice, impermanence, belonging and humanity.
As a young, new, single mother, becoming a nurse seemed a practical option. I was also ordained early on as an interfaith minister because it spoke to my core beliefs and the humanitarian ideals of spiritual unity, inter-being. Eventually, I became a licensed therapeutic artist and spiritual sociologist, and finally completed my doctorate in exploring sacred dialogue, engagement, and activism through wholeness practices..
I am a life artist - but I believe we all are. The sacred arts of wholeness is about being present, engaged, in dialogue. I have published, hosted a PBS show for 3 years a lifetime ago, and presented nationally. I am a lifelong intuitive channel for people, animals who are living and passed and medical needs, and spiritual director and counselor, certified master life coach, adhd specialist, end of life doula, and wholeness artist. I have had many rich and wild experiences that all combine to inform what I create to guide you. I could tell you about the 2 year long mollusk course I took or how badly I play a bunch of instruments, but, another time.
Why do I keep learning? Because you keep trusting me with your most vulnerable life challenges. Because I have experienced so much that I wanted to know more. Because I had amazing mentors along the way, and a few crappy ones too. Because if you show up, I'm showing up with you. Because everything changes, whether or not we notice or keep up, so why not wonder?
I have added a short video about the Bardo - the Dear Between we sometimes find ourselves in. Contact me any time. I'd love to hear from you. Connect@birdisinclair.com
Begin Peace is my sister website, and sums the core of my work. We can begin peace again and again, no matter our condition, circumstances, within and around us.
It is a practice and presence we are.