Shannon’s journey is, in a nutshell, a quest for authenticity.
Moments before she started the most important work of her life, her successful 25-year career in corporate strategy and marketing had culminated in the job of her dreams: Director of Strategy and Experience Design for Freeman, the largest producer of conferences and events in the country.
This was it, she thought. The pinnacle. The office was literally one block from her brilliantly designed and decorated condo in the heart of her beloved San Francisco. She loved the work; she loved the travel; she loved her colleagues and clients.
But each day was getting harder for her emotionally. And she struggled.
“I should have been deliriously happy. Why wasn’t I? More and more, I would find myself in the dark, alone. Depressed. Contemplating. Despite years of dating and a handful of promising relationships, they all ended in heartbreak. I kept coming back to the fact that I wasn’t with the partner or children I had dreamed of having since I was 5 years old. I didn’t have that happiness of family and togetherness that I had always craved.
“In my work, I was literally sitting across the table from some of the top executives in the world, guiding them in designing positivity and excitement and engagement—all the while, feeling that, in my life, something was really wrong. That I wasn’t lovable; that nobody would choose me; that I could never live into my greater purpose.
“The Shannon in my head and my heart didn’t match the Shannon others were seeing. And I decided right then: No more double life.”
It was what became the first step in Shannon’s path to healing and spiritual exploration. She connected with some of the greatest teachers, shamans and gurus in the world to uncover the truth of her gifts—and the sources of her pain and suffering. She discovered an intricate web of repressed memories, negative belief patterns and emotional reactivity caused by the severity of her early childhood traumas.
In her 6+-year journey, Shannon gave herself full permission to do whatever it took to find the love and life she had always dreamed of. She experienced the power of magnificence: Sometimes gut-wrenching; other times, beyond joyful and actual laugh-out-loud fun. She met a beautiful and gifted partner in the form of a woman…a path she had always wanted to explore. Through that relationship, Shannon learned she was indeed lovable and capable of great love – both for others and herself. While the relationship ended in heartbreak, it was this heartbreak that opened her deeper into her path and shamanic initiation.
She discovered her soul’s calling as an intuitive energy healer and soul guide. By marshalling the forces of her soul-self, she found her whole self.
Her clients agree. Today, Shannon combines her life experience, the discipline of her corporate background and her knowledge of energetic and shamanic practices to enable self-explorers to discover joy and liberation, so they can unleash their full creative potential.
“In our journey to heal ourselves, we need to template others who are positively modeling the life we most desire. Through my immersive journey to joy, I’ve become a walking template for transformation.”
“Shannon is a gifted guide when working with groups and individuals. She does a beautiful job of holding space for both group and individual transformation. As a result of my work with Shannon, I have developed a deeper understanding of the complexities of myself…I am better at meeting myself and others with compassion…I am very grateful for this work and offer many thanks to Shannon for supporting it.”
~ L.S. Santa Fe, NM