What’s in a name?

The name In Awesome Wonder comes from a line in one of my favorite hymns, “How Great Thou Art” — a hymn about seeing the power of the Creator in the natural world, which speaks to my love of, and respect for, nature. The hymn describes being in awesome wonder at seeing and hearing the Creator’s power displayed in the stars, the rolling thunder, the woods and forest glades, the birdsong in the trees, mountain grandeur, the singing of a brook, and the feel of a gentle breeze. It is because of my love for this beautiful Earth that I seek to offer healing to all of her inhabitants, to “all creatures, great and small.”

In practicing Reiki and Shamanic healing, I connect with Source to offer myself as a conduit for healing energy, for Spirit to work through me. When I see the positive results — the fearful dog that now can open her heart to receive love from the people who adopted her, the person feeling anxious about upcoming changes who is now relaxed and embracing her future, the horse in pain who now feels frisky and trots happily to greet his human — I always find myself in awesome wonder at the amazing power of the Creator, which is the power of Love.


“[I]n a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.”

–Louise Bogan


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