Mature, adult-level spiritual.
It came down to adult spiritual needs grown women have, that where I was didn't want to touch or even talk about. Of course, there was much I loved about where I'd been; I just had to leave to take this journey.
My soul reason in sharing this course, is that what's here is mine to say--and I'm uniquely qualified to. It will help you clarify and find your own path.
I'm a spiritual teacher who wants you to confidently be--and delight in being--you, and to trust your divine origins and built-in navigation systems. Peace, happiness, joy, enthusiasm, love, humor, and finding exactly what you're looking for along the way.
(If you're here, you're looking for something different than, independent from, usual places.)
Our feminine stories, spirit; experiences Life and our Soul asks us to handle. A course that encourages, nourishes, and supports evolving great souls of grace, compassion, divinity, sensitivity, and wholeness.
In the foothills of forty, I had to find sustenance for my soul that included and celebrated all that's feminine--earthy, sensitive, strong, independent, intelligent; images, words, language that reflected, empowered, and loved our deepest aspirations--expanding spiritual to include everything about us.
This course is for:
- Independent seekers
- Adult women (mostly) feeling dissident with churchy religion
- Intelligent, educated, spirit-aware
- encouragement of exploring everything your soul knows and requires
- uplifting and clarifying for yourself and your life
- respectful, inclusive, joyous well being as you
A true spiritual teacher, however, sees your greatness and teaches you how to see it in yourself. They show you by example how to trust your own guidance system, and thus help you awaken your own inner mystic and set yourself free from fear and dogma. Good teachers help you believe in yourself rather than cultivate a belief in them.
--Anita Moorjani, Sensitive is the New Strong
Why I lead this Course
- First, because I can; and also, I'm uniquely qualified to do it. I'm independent; that means that I am not hired to teach a particular church doctrine. I get to (and do) gather resources and life wisdom from many sources, including ones you're familiar with.
- My soul reason is that what's here is mine to say. If I exit tomorrow, this body of Life Wisdom from WonderSpirit is here to help you and other spiritual seekers. As Anita Moorjani's words earlier imply, I'm a spiritual teacher who sees your greatness and wants you to see it, to confidently be and delight in being you, and to trust your divine internal, built-in guidance systems. (More on that in Lessons 1 and 2.)
- I have exceptional on-paper and life qualifications: degrees and certifications in religious studies, education, and youth ministry; later, a masters certification in human resource management, wellness coaching, and life coaching were added; and then an entrepreneurial endeavor, WonderSpirit LLC. And I've been a woman of spirit and muse for sixty-some years now; perspective, experience, a lifetime's worth.
- More significant is that I'm not here to convert anyone. You are exactly you by divine design; and we're both life-travelers, both with our own path.
Anne is such a blessing – she has a natural healing energy and feel to her. I am privileged to be connected to her and love getting to know her.— Lara L.
Most of us talk things out, process our thoughts, and find clarity in conversations with one another.
There's pragmatic stuff in here, and in talking things out. It's designed for conversations; full of eclectic resources to learn, study, question, consider, find what you're drawn to.
This course contains what I found most valuable, helpful, and worth saying, sharing. Mostly, it's a process, step-by-step, big questions that come up, to look at closer, investigate, and find your own solid ground and peace in. I want that for you, too. Your answers can absolutely differ from mine.
Imagine sitting with an old soul, someone you can talk to about anything--including deeper thoughts-about-life stuff; to be heard and encouraged, to be you, without anyone trying to change or judge you. That's what you have here.
7 Weeks of Lessons.
Spaced to give you quality time with each topic.
These will lighten your way. ... promise. One leads into another.
I know; I've lived it...and others have told me that, too.
In 1987, a college assignment research paper took me to places outside my religion's comfort zone. It opened (and freed) my spiritual lens. That research process led me to create this Seeker's Toolkit. It was powerful and freeing--and worked! Still does ...
(That college paper, all sixty pages, comes as a download with this course.)
A woman's soul is different than man's.
As the service began, I became acutely aware that every hymn and biblical passage used only masculine pronouns, as if that was all there was. Until then I had accepted that when it said men and brotherhood, that somehow meant me, too. But now, in a place much deeper than my head, I didn't feel included at all.
Sue Monk Kidd
It's not a big deal... Until it IS...
First we try to ignore it; I did.
Then we try to work around it; I did. Defecting in place is how one author said it.
We can't unknow what we know, though. We try rationalizing it, working around it, and then a last straw tips the scales.
1996, a final last-straw moment of knowing... I had to go to grow;
Something roared to life, barely able to keep silent... frustrated, appalled, saddened, hurt, betrayed; that it no longer aligned with my soul's need of inclusion, equality, and sense of fairness.
Your last straw may be different. Whatever it is, it will be a line-in-the-sand for you, and lead you to seek something more spiritually satisfying. Nature's way of making sure we grow.
Spiritual has lots of pathways. And our own is perfect for us.
We all start somewhere
caterpillars to butterflies... transforming naturally...
As we know more, experience Life more, we transform also.
I started on a farm and grew up catholic.
That came with an independent streak, imagination, an inherited German spunk, and Bohemian spirit; a love for animals, too. Thinking for ourselves; making personal, spiritual, life decisions--especially in matters of our bodies, especially women's; and not always agreeing with Church fathers in such matters; seeking the right thing to do and honoring our conscience are instinctive.
Growing up Catholic also came with a colorful Imagination around spiritual realms: Heaven, hell, purgatory, limbo; angels and saints, archangels, principalities and powers, Mother Mary, the Magdalene, and mystics; the Mass and sacraments, and the smell of incense.
We memorized and absorbed a culture that influenced us. It's a reference point, regardless of where we are or who we are now. Your religion of origin is a cultural influence, also.
When you find your passion, the last thing you need is permission. And if there's not an organization doing what you feel led to do, you create your own.
--Pam Grout, Living Big
This course will be a lifeline.
Anne Wondra, WonderSpirit Soul Sistering
It's different... in a good way.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.
What if I didn't grow up Catholic?
Not a problem. These are personal spiritual-quest lessons, common across people and time. What's here, for me, had to apply to all and uplift the human spirit.
Is this course only for women?
It's for those who are drawn to it. My work was creating it. I'm very comfortable being a sister to brothers.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at email@example.com.