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In case you are not familiar with me and my work, I have included the story of my spiritual journey below. As you will see, I have been sharing this journey for many years; I hope you will join me in walking through the doors I see opening now!
I am a Pathfinder and Modern Shaman. I am also a singer/songwriter, the author of A Call to Greatness, the Exciting, Joyous Journey Your Soul Wants You to Take and my latest book, Earth Survival Guide, Why You are Probably from Another Planet and How to Survive This One. I have an amazing membership site, i-am-this.com, where I do live Empowerments and Shamanic Journeys several times a week. And I am the creator of the unique websites, PowerAnimalsUnleashed.com and Quado.com.
I have been privileged to bring the wisdom of Quado and the healing power of Running Wolf to thousands of people for over 20 years. I actually began my spiritual explorations while I was still in the corporate world, where I was a Vice President at a Fortune 50 company. I would get up before dawn, get my message from Spirit and then drive the LA freeways to work. All of this gave me a unique opportunity to develop highly practical approaches to spirituality. Power Animals helped me get through many a difficult business meeting!
Below you will find my point of view and my story, what it means to be a Modern Shaman and Pathfinder and the journey that led me here.
What Do I Mean by Spirit?
When I speak of Spirit, I mean the Universe, Great All, Oneness, Source, Creator and God, that benevolent loving force of which we are a vital part.
I also speak of Soul or Soul Spirit, by which I mean that unique energy that is you, the eternal presence from which you came, the essence that fills you whenever you are deeply connected to the moment and to which you will fully return when this life is complete.
In my world, all religions and belief systems are welcome, as long as they come from love. I am not particularly concerned about where we came from and where we will go after we die, but I am deeply focused on how we can make this life a glorious experience, where we shine out as much as we possibly can.
What is a Shaman?
A shaman is someone who has the ability to enter an altered state of consciousness at will, in order to seek power for healing and good outcomes, both personal and for others. The shaman can move back and forth between the worlds of ordinary reality and non-ordinary reality and is focused on the practical usage of spiritual power for the enhancement of existence here on earth.
Shamanism is not a religion; it is a methodology for accessing Spirit and reaching deep truth. Like a mystic, the shaman depends upon first-hand experience, knowing that truly significant knowledge of the deepest and widest can only be obtained by journeying into Spirit.
I was initiated into shamanism when a woman asked me to conduct a spiritual healing session. I was about to answer that I didn’t do that, when Running Wolf showed up in my mind and told me that yes, we could and would do that for her. After some years as his apprentice, we became a shaman team.
In true shamanic tradition, when I lead any of our journeys into Spirit, I do not know what we will experience during the journey. I may have a vision or a flash of insight just before, but during the journey I am discovering along with you, simply speaking of what I am seeing, feeling and experiencing as we go along. And you, as fellow travelers, may well have your own experiences of the powerful energies called forth as we walk together.
As a Modern Shaman, I work with Power Animals, but I do not follow the tradition of a specific ethnic culture. I also embrace manifestations of Spirit that go beyond traditional shamanism, such as angels and my spirit guide, Quado, as well as Jesus, who often brings that deeply powerful and unique energy of compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love to my Pathfinder sessions.
What is a Pathfinder?
As a Pathfinder, I hold private sessions to help you find your way when it is difficult for you to access Spirit clearly yourself. I work with your energy to help you regain your natural strength, power and confidence. I reach up into Spirit and receive the guidance that is surely there for you, both the practical solutions you need now and the way back to the golden path your soul has laid out for you.
It is my goal that our sessions together will empower you and strengthen your connection with Spirit at all times.
“That session was truly amazing. It’s just as jaw-dropping the second time. You just can’t know what a gift it was to me. I have never felt so ‘seen’, so validated and so loved. What more can one person do for another than what you arctic-wolf-silencedid for me last week? I can’t think what it would be.” Natasha, Pathfinder Client
About Me and My Spiritual Journey
I was raised in a non-religious family and for the majority of my life, had no particular interest in spiritual exploration. Yet Spirit came to me, unbidden.
One day I found myself in a bookstore, walking down the Religion & Spirituality aisle I had always avoided. My hand reached out to a book called You Are Psychic, by Pete Sanders. I immediately sat down on the floor, right there in the aisle, and started reading. Finally, I realized I needed to read this book, bought it, took it home and devoured it in one sitting. And thus began my adventure into Spirit, as I tried out the exercises and discovered a latent talent for intuitive hearing, the ability to ask a question and have the answer come in words inside my head.
I began to sit in the garden every morning, ask questions and get answers from what I called “my angels.” I then started getting messages for my girlfriends, and found that they contained great advice with a new perspective I had never had. And one day in 1995, while seeking advice for a friend in trouble, the answer came in a voice with more gravitas. I asked who was speaking and got the answer: “I am Quado.” And now my spiritual journey began in earnest.
The Quado Messages
I began getting up at 4 AM every day to receive and post my daily conversations with Quado out on my website before going to work. I would wrap a blanket around me, grab my journal and go sit on a stone bench surrounded by a white azaleas. I loved listening to the birds wake up the world just as the sky brightened. And I continued to do this for years.
I am delighted to say that thousands of people in countries all over the world have read the Quado messages. Other people received my messages, translated them into many languages and spread them further–including a book publisher in Romania. I love knowing that these gentle and loving words have traveled all over the earth. I have also heard from many people that Quado has become a part of their lives, a quiet voice they can access directly, which also pleases me enormously.
At some point I moved from creating a Daily Quado message to a Weekly Quado message. And then, for a number of years, I provided Quado messages only via the archives from many years of messages on my website, www.Quado.com. And now, I am again providing Quado messages once a week, as a part of the i-am-this membership.
Spiritual Healing and Running Wolf
I have Quado readers who have been traveling on this path with me for these many years and I am grateful for their company and loving support. In 2001, one of the Quado readers wrote and asked me to do a spiritual healing. I was about to say that I did not do this, when a powerful Native American shaman named Running Wolf appeared in my mind and began to heal her. I then found I was able to access Quado at the same time, enabling me to share a transcript of the healing session with her.
I might mention that I had no knowledge of shamans before one appeared in my mind, just as I had never heard of channeling before I started doing it. What an adventure it has been!
My very first spiritual healing client is still in touch:
“Thank you, Carrie! How can I adequately put into words what your healing work has done for me? Working with you and Quado and Running Wolf has enabled me to take great strides on my path of self realization and growth. You spoke to my soul with a truth I have never experienced before.” Denise
Since that time, I have performed hundreds of spiritual healings, first as an apprentice to Running Wolf, and then as a full shaman. The healing sessions began with the shaman techniques of power animal retrievals and soul retrievals and then expanded to include other healing modalities, such as past life regressions and whatever else Spirit brought to us at the time.
When I first created the i-am-this site and membership, I did so in a state of allowing, knowing that Spirit would direct me. And so it was and is! After just one week of doing what I had originally planned, Running Wolf, came forward and let me know in no uncertain terms that he was taking the members on a shamanic journey every week.
And this we have been doing, every Sunday morning. We receive shaman power, which is the power to heal and be healed, as well as the power for good outcomes. We receive beautiful, uplifting energies as well as spiritual teachings and practical guidance for living a fulfilling and joyful life now.
And now Princess Feather-Light has also joined us, for amazing spiritual guidance and healing sessions several times a week. It has been a deeply healing experience for I-am-this members, one I have been so privileged to deliver. We go deeper and deeper, opening up portals for spiritual growth and also for personal health and prosperity.
“I marvel at the connection we all have and how we have come together from our heartfelt desires and the guidance of Spirit. It is truly a beautiful experience and very, very special. You have my complete trust!! And Wow – what an experience this morning!! I am truly “seeing” and feeling more than I ever have…I know you and all of us feel, it, too!! WOW – and thank you again – and who knew it could be so much FUN!!!” Debbie, i-am-this Member
Buddha, Jesus and Reiki
In June, 2002, I went to England to complete my studies in Reiki, which is an energy healing modality. I knelt on the grass in the center of Stonehenge, one of twenty, kneeling in a circle within the stone circle, there to receive my initiation as a Reiki Master. I closed my eyes, and the ceremony began.
I saw a golden ball floating in the air above us, in the very center of the circle. Within it was a young and beautiful Buddha, sitting in the lotus position, one hand raised in blessing, glowing golden and showering his radiant energy down upon us all. (I have since learned that this position is the Amoghasiddhi Buddha, symbolizing freedom from fear.)
I then saw Jesus moving among us, in a robe of blue and white, weaving through the kneeling initiates, touching us and blessing us, one by one. When he touched me, I felt the most pure and intense love I have ever experienced.
The peace and love I felt in that moment has never completely left me. For years after, I sensed Jesus standing beside me, his right hand on my left shoulder.
I found this first experience with Jesus to be very surprising. Since I was not raised in a religious household, I had never formed a Christian connection with Jesus. As with the other aspects of my spiritual journey, I had not gone seeking, but had in fact been found. A Hindu friend subsequently told me that this experience of grace, of receiving unconditional love through the touch of a master, would be called Shaktipat in that religious view.
When I went to Maui for my attunement as a Karuna Reiki Master, I experienced a series of encounters with Jesus. My description of these visions are in the Maui Papers, included in my book, A Call to Greatness, the Exciting, Joyous Journey Your Soul Wants You to Take, along with a more in-depth exploration of my entire journey.
I still work with Jesus, both through my private Pathfinder Sessions and on our journeys with the i-am-this members. I often come to a place in the journey where we feel and see his presence, always at a wide opening of the heart to forgiveness and compassion. Angels may also join us. Evangaline is one angel who often appears to help clear away the debris of the past and the fear of the future. Maria is another who helps us accept transforming energies. There is so much help for us, so many who love us deeply.
“I feel very blessed by our session! It shifted events this week in a miraculous way!” Tanya
I hope you will join me in unfolding to the deep discovery of your own self, the shining light of your soul self, which is your source and your support. Together we will find your pathway to a vibrant, loving and joyful life, one in which you shine out as brightly as you can with all of the wonder that you are, becoming the fullest possible expression of your soul’s intention for your life.
For after all, that is why we’re here, isn’t it?