Spirit Wisdom Teachings


“Spirit Wisdom Teachings for the Hearth, Heart and Soul”

Are you ready to reawaken to and remember the innate wisdom and gifts that lay dormant within you?

Explore and discover how Spirit Wisdom can support you on your unique path and healing journey!

This highly experiential program offers empowering and practical nature-based approaches to self-care & self-healing that can be applied to your everyday life for balance, connection, and enhanced well-being.

All 6 sessions are taught from a animistic perspective around wellness and interconnectedness. An “animistic” approach to living well asks us to take responsibility for ourselves and how we are directing our energy into the world. This includes how we tend ourselves, our relationships with others and the natural world. The basis of our exploration will be rooted in the ancient practice of drum journeying.

The practice of journeying enables us to discover and calibrate our inner compass so that we can navigate the complexities of our lives and these changing times with heart and greater wisdom. Through accessing direct revelation from the Spirit World we reclaim our spiritual sovereignty, honor our ancestral connections, deepen our relations with all life and receive the guidance and healing we most need to live a balanced and meaningful life so that we thrive not just survive.

Change begins in our hearts and our homes… if you’re ready to heal from the inside out… Spirit Wisdom is here to support you on your unique path and healing journey.

If you have any questions contact the program facilitator Heather O’Connell  (707) 397-0018 or email heather@hearthoftheheart.org.

Dates & Times

Sessions will be held on the following Saturdays from 10:30am-5:30pm.

June 20th – Session One: Divination – Wisdom of the Heart & Soul

Break for July

August 22nd  – Session Two: Being in Relationship

September 19th  Session Three: Shamanic Self-Care

October 10th  – Session Four: Tending the Hearth

November 14th  Session Five: Inner Landscaping

December 12thSession Six: Integration & Coming Home



All sessions will be held at *Wholistic Heartbeat in McKinleyville, CA *See update below

Tuition & Payment

Tuition for all 6 sessions paid in advance ….. $612, $250 non-refundable deposit required by Friday, June 6th balance of your tuition will be due when we gather for Session One on June 20th. Please note: Your tuition is non-refundable should you miss a session. 

*Update 4/19/20: We’re still scheduled to begin on June 20th. Please note that our June & August sessions may be relocated and offered at an outdoor venue In the Arcata area where we can easily practice physical spacing. Should you enroll and decide not to participate a minimum of 7 days prior to the start of the program I’m offering a full refund of your deposit no questions asked.

Small group setting – Space is limited to a maximum of  7 participants to ensure each participant receives individual support. As of 4/19/20 there are 5 spots available.

I reserve the right to cancel the participation of any student at any time for any reason. In such case fees paid in advance for sessions not attended will be pro-rated and refunded. 


Session Descriptions

June 20th – Session One: Divination – Wisdom of the Heart & Soul

Divination is the practice (and art) of accessing the wealth of wisdom available to us from the Spirit World to answer questions, receive insight, find lost objects and more. When done well a person is able to form clear questions and intentions, receive clear guidance, and integrate/apply the information and experience into their life to meet their intentions and goals. This requires a clear intention, trust, and boundaries when approaching the Spirit World. In our first session, we’ll discuss various approaches to divination such as Shamanic Journeying, the Tarot, Questing & Rites of Passage and basic protocols for Divination work. I’ll discuss the basics of shamanic journeying, for those new to the practice, how to form questions and then we’ll move into the journey itself and explore experientially how Divination can support you in meeting your intentions and goals.

August 8th – Session Two: Being in Relationship

In Being in Relationship, we’ll explore how to cultivate conscious relationships with Humans, Plants, Animals, the Land, the Elements and more! When we form intentional relationships, we bring to life those gifts and treasures within us and all around us. This is where the magic happens! There will be some explaining of the principals of how one can practice being in a conscious relationship and then we’ll embark on a series of drum journeys to put you in direct connection with the Nature spirits themselves.

September 19th – Session Three: Shamanic Self-Care

In Shamanic Self-Care, we’ll explore practical approaches to daily self-care & self-healing. We’ll cover key topics including; Energy hygiene, purification/cleansing, basic boundaries, how you can create personal ceremonies and rituals to bring yourself back into balance and how these practices can be adapted and incorporated into your life to support you on your unique path and healing journey.

October 10th – Session Four: Inner Landscaping

In Inner Landscaping, we’ll explore the fun and engaging self-healing practice of inner landscaping. When we begin to relate to our inner world and body as a landscape that can be tended and nurtured, we have a unique opportunity to weed, plant, cultivate and self-heal from the inside out! We’ll embark on a series of drum meditations where students will discover the map of their inner gardens and learn how to assess and address common imbalances that can cause you to feel weighed down, ungrounded and stuck.

November 14th –  Session Five: Tending the Hearth

In Tending the Hearth, we’ll explore how to deepen your relationship with the land, your home, workplace and more. Participants will learn simple clearing and blessing practices, alchemy for home and hearth and how to work in partnership with the diverse energies of your home for balance, connection and harmony. There will be some discussion, demonstration and then we’ll move into the journey itself.

December 12th Class Six: – Integration & Coming Home

In Integration & Coming Home, we’ll explore practices to support the integration and continuation of personal and spiritual work. Each quest, each journey, each step we take in life has a beginning and an end to be marked, honored and celebrated. Then the question becomes what do we “do” with our experience? How do we process, integrate and incorporate what we have experienced into our daily lives, our hearts, and our homes? We’ll discuss traditional and non-tradition approaches to integrating personal and spiritual experiences before embarking on a series of journeys to support you in marking endings and beginnings.