Nice to Meet You!

Hi, I’m Sharyn, and I am Spiritually Untamed and Independent

I consider myself a perfectly fine, ordinary person who has felt “different” my entire life. Ever since I was little, I felt just a few degrees of separation from the rest of the world. As I got older, I understood certain things, saw beyond the obvious, heard beneath the surface, and felt a connection to the unseen world.

I believe I have a Uniquely Specialized Purpose

My conviction is that we have two great missions. One is to enjoy the discovery of fabulous treasures through our own adventures and enjoyment of life. We are here for our own soul’s growth. The other is to contribute to the positive growth, discovery and enjoyment of life – all life – on this planet.

The Anglo-Saxon concept of “wyrd” — living into your personal destiny from the fruitfulness of your uncommon nature — resonates with me.

A lifetime of remarkable experiences led me to these convictions. Read on and see what I mean.

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

- Joseph Campbell

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Embracing My “Different”

From the time I was little, I felt just a little “different”. I thought it was because my name had an uncommon spelling, or because I am an introvert (described as a child as “quiet and entertains herself well”). I was raised Protestant, yet as my faith deepened, so did my interest in various philosophers, the esoteric and what today would be called ‘New Age’ thought. Spiritually untamed from the get-go.

One day I got tired of feeling “different” and left out, and being referred to as “a little weird.” I had become scared of rejection, and didn’t have a clue about how to be fine with the miracle of my awesome “wyrd.” So I headed off to that mythical place called “normal” and did my best to blend in.

It was not a wasteland, but nor was it my homeland. The years I spent hiding out there were very valuable—nothing is ever wasted. But the time came when I knew it was time to head home—to embrace my “wyrd” and re-ignite my bliss.

When did you become aware that you are different?

The feeling usually starts early, way before we are able to reason it out, or even have words. In the beginning, recognizing our “different” often doesn’t feel comfortable nor do we feel quite safe. Not because of any really bad things, but just the weight of “norms” and our sensitivity, feeling responsible for other’s discomfort or dis-approval. And we carry that into adulthood, making decisions that—without meaning to—dishonor our special gifts. We bury our rare treasure, hunt for a life that’s “like everyone else’s” and carry on. Well, anyway, that’s what I did. How about you?

Here’s the Woo-Woo Part

Now, this next disclosure is important, because you should know that all of who I am and what I am doing comes from my sense of personal and transpersonal Spirit.

I am a spiritual junkie, an incessant explorer and untamed seeker of wisdom, meaning and full possibility living. I challenge self-imposed limitations and boundaries at every turn.

I’ve been having interesting spiritual experiences my entire life. And Symbols, tarot, the labyrinth, qabalah, religious texts, spiritual writings, meditation, mandalas, the hidden creative power of words, Mystery—these are my playground. My Home.

I walk between the worlds of the seen and invisible, the known and the Mystery. I have uncommon clarity and see connections in things that appear contradictory. What this means for my clients is that I am able to support them in growing into new ideas of meaning and purpose that settle inner conflict, quietens fear, liberates energy, and causes the rivers of creativity and confidence and clarity to flow freely. Bliss unleashed.

I love hanging out here in this world. And have a conviction deep in my bones that we are poised for a new paradigm. A new love story with Life, grounded in fresh new creative positivity and possibility.

Can you relate?

If you are reading this and having a little energizing ping of “Me, too!!!” then we may belong to the same Soul Tribe, you and I.
Is that possible? Do you think we could be related?
That would be so neat!

Private Practice

I bring to this journey, a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, coaching certifications, lots of official documents and papers attesting to being well-trained, highly experienced professional.

For many years I maintained a private psychotherapy practice specializing in clinical hypnosis and leading labyrinth workshops and retreats.

But this journey is a little different. I don’t offer therapy. And I am pretty sure I don’t do “traditional” coaching. More like Inspired Consultations and Illuminating Co-Creative Conversations. Teaching. Guiding.

In 1994 I took a big risk by leaving steady employment and opened a private practice. I discovered I like self-employment A LOT. And there are certain aspects of having been a leading edge entrepreneur in my field that were and continue to be fun.

While I was doing the traditional thing, I worked really, really hard to help as many people as I could. But I got tired. And in my heart, I knew that traditional therapy, traditional coaching, traditional anything wasn’t what I came here to do.

Are you doing the work that was meant for you?

One of the struggles that many of my clients have is sorting out what they are here to do. They are often multi-gifted and have many interests. Typically there is fear about reaching for what is truly most desired or difficulty about clearly knowing what is wanted. I say smoke from their Inner Fire got in their eyes. Are you doing the work that was meant for you? Even if you know in your heart that whatever you are doing is not fully aligned with who you are and what you came here to do, are you reaping benefits and learning things that you will bring with you into the life and singular Great Work that is meant just for you? And by the way, I don’t do career assessments. This is about being serious about showing up in your life in an authentic way.

Not Quite Dead Yet — And Other Great News

I told you I have interesting experiences, but one in particular was a lulu.

“Time’s Up!” On Feb. 17, 2013 that was the last message I received from my brain just before I passed out.

When I woke up, I was minus a body and floating up through some vast Sea of Eternal Perfect Well-Being. I tootled around there for a while, chilling out, having some interesting experiences when suddenly, I woke up again back in my body, with my precious panicked husband’s finger in my mouth, and my son was yelling that he’d called 911–help was on the way. I croaked (no pun intended) that I was OK. “YOU ARE NOT OK”, he insisted, “I found you NOT BREATHING! YOU ARE NOT OK!!!!” Oopsy.

I won’t go into the yucky details. Or all the take-aways. Suffice it to say, that little unplanned out-trip to The Other Side was a game changer.

In the time before the NDE, I was tired and increasingly felt out of alignment with the work I was doing, but couldn’t bring myself to let go. Spirit decided to help. The NDE was a kindly-meant kick in the pants — time to get on with what my Soul desired. Short version: Within 3 days I made the decision to close my practice. No more therapy. No more traditional coaching. I had been given an invitation to spend the rest of my life exploring my own bliss and working to help other differently gifted people live into and from their “wyrd” bliss.

You are not alone.

What has happened to you that let’s you know you aren’t alone, that has helped you initiate a difficult change or illuminated you with new thought and insight? In a way, a NDE has limited value. It’s sort of interesting but not really accessible as a learning tool. But many, many other ordinary and extra-ordinary experiences are. And all of them seem to be intended singularly for the person who experiences them.

Release, Release, Release

Instead of hiding, or apologizing, or explaining my “difference”, I am embracing my weird, living into my unique personal destiny–my wyrd, and keeping my word to make the absolute 100% most of the time left in this incredible gig.

I honor my past and what I accomplished and created. But it is over. No more working to get external approval and permission. I am releasing, releasing, releasing. The past isn’t nearly as exciting as what is happening now. And what is becoming.

I’ve taken down my diplomas, turned in all of my licenses, certifications, professional memberships and any evidence of external permission and approval. It’s just me now.

I am currently providing services in two forms: Inner Fire Coaching and The School of Practical Mystery. Inner Fire Coaching is one-on-one conversations. The School of Practical Mystery is a community-based collection of educational and explorational courses and resources.

Do you feel yourself on the edge of something

that is both peacefully familiar and yet NEW and COMPELLING and SCARY and EXCITING?

Have you thought “I have felt different my entire life”?

Not “blue hair, piercings and body art” different. No, your “different” is on the inside.

You feel that you are different because you are different! You have uncommon abilities and gifts and unique ways of seeing and knowing. The culture you live and work in is not necessarily comfortable with nor does it honor this difference.

You may be perceived as a little “weird” by your culture’s standards. As a result, you keep a lid on yourself, holding back. You may laugh off your “different-ness” when it slips out. You find yourself saying, “I know this may sound weird, but…”

I want you to consider that there is far more to this being different than you have ever considered.

DIG DEEP

Here Are Some Of The Challenges That You May Be Having

1. You are ready to get into your own Bliss, but don’t quite know how.
2. You are ready to stop being afraid, guilty, or something else aggravating but can’t quite get yourself free.
3. You are over—I MEAN TOTALLY OVER—pretending and holding back, but feel apprehensive about how those parts of you that you have been kind of hiding will be received.
4. You are as open minded as you are open hearted, and personal growth, and discovery and hot new empowering ideas are as exciting and juicy to you as—well, as anything you can think of. Meaning you are also bored with dogma, limiting beliefs/attitudes, and even the same-old, same-old ideas about “normal” and “reality.” But you haven’t found a coherent, satisfying way of working with the transpersonal world of Mystery that you have been seeking for a long time.
5. Being uncommon can get lonely. Look around. I believe the world is being showered with waves of us. Something big is in progress. And we are here to help usher in a New Story. You have your specialized work to do and I have mine. But it is good for “soul families” to be able to come together to rest, laugh, tell stories, exchange insights, give and receive love and support and help one another carry on when we feel overly challenged.

LET'S DO THIS

DIG DEEP

Here Are Some Of The Challenges That You May Be Having

1. You are ready to get into your own Bliss, but don’t quite know how.
2. You are ready to stop being afraid, guilty, or something else aggravating but can’t quite get yourself free.
3. You are over—I MEAN TOTALLY OVER—pretending and holding back, but feel apprehensive about how those parts of you that you have been kind of hiding will be received.
4. You are as open minded as you are open hearted, and personal growth, and discovery and hot new empowering ideas are as exciting and juicy to you as—well, as anything you can think of. Meaning you are also bored with dogma, limiting beliefs/attitudes, and even the same-old, same-old ideas about “normal” and “reality.” But you haven’t found a coherent, satisfying way of working with the transpersonal world of Mystery that you have been seeking for a long time.
5. Being uncommon can get lonely. Look around. I believe the world is being showered with waves of us. Something big is in progress. And we are here to help usher in a New Story. You have your specialized work to do and I have mine. But it is good for “soul families” to be able to come together to rest, laugh, tell stories, exchange insights, give and receive love and support and help one another carry on when we feel overly challenged.

LET'S DO THIS


It would be a privilege to walk with you on this part of your journey.
Between us I bet we can find the way to the truth and freedom of your Bliss.

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INNER FIRE COACHINGSCHOOL OF PRACTICAL MYSTERY

WYRD BLISS

It’s time for a new paradigm, a fresh new story. The one I am calling “Wyrd Bliss.”

Transformation is real and practical — a conscious capability that can and should be practiced intentionally.

Transcendence is a fundamental requirement if you intend to squeeze the best juice out of this fruit we call Life and deliver on your promise to contribute something unique and quite special to the world.

THERE'S MORE

So this is my story and I am sticking to it.

I felt it was important to share my journey. If any of this resonates with you, I would love if you could stick around, and maybe share your story.

If you are ready to seek some real answers to questions, this is the place where the world of ordinary life meets the world of Mystery. Where amazing things can happen.

To begin, I invite you to explore some FREE STUFF I am sharing. It’s a sample of valuable resources to get you started.

I’ll meet you there!

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