Heather O’Connell is a Spiritual Teacher and Practitioner who resides in the Coastal Redwoods of Northern California. She’s been practicing and teaching Cross-Cultural Shamanism, Plant Spirit Wisdom, Spiritual Land Stewardship, and animistic approaches to being in relationship & living well for over 10 years. She’s known for her warm, integrative, and experiential style of working with others.
Heather’s spiritual heritage is diverse with ancestral roots in both Celtic and Native American cultures. She’s studied with Spiritual Teachers and Healers from many different wisdom traditions including; Sandra Ingerman, Betsy Bergstrom, Cristina Pratt, Robert Moss, Mary Mueller Shutan, and Mary Pat Palmer, RH.
Heather’s relationship with her Helping Spirits and personal healing journey form how she approaches working with others. She places an emphasis on Sovereignty both personal and environmental, self-healing, direct revelation, authenticity, and honors each person’s unique spiritual development & healing journey. She knows first hand the transformation that occurs when we learn how to navigate our lives from a place of passion, greater heart, and wisdom. Heather considers the role of a Teacher/Healer to be someone who helps you find the key within yourself to heal.
“There are many expressions of being in relationship and living in harmony with the natural world, to healing self and others. I’m deeply grateful for every opportunity I’ve had to experience, learn, grow and share the innate wisdom that has been passed down not only from my Ancestors, human teachers, and mentors, but their Helping Spirits and guiding forces. I owe my deepest gratitude to my Helping Spirits, they have not only supported me on my personal healing journey but are the ones who empower, guide and support me in meeting the unique needs of my clients, students and the ever-changing needs of our contemporary culture. My path has and continues to be one of commitment, trust, humility, integrity, and self-discipline. I’ve come to know compassion as one of my greatest allies along with surrender and trust. My practice and the medicine I carry is ever-evolving. I am wholeheartedly honored to be alive and on this path, to be stretched and challenged, blessed and blissed and everything in between.” ~ Heather