H e l l o ! I am delighted that you are here.
THIS IS ALL A GIFT
How is a gift to be received?
To me, in my Life, this is a gift to be in a place where I may offer the services found here in my personal practice, Our Charismata for approximately 10 years, and full-time for the past 8 years. So, gratitude it is, and the outcome of gratitude, giving, is what I offer you.
In my personal interpretation, I am not 'running a small business.' It cannot be helped that in my Heart, in my view I am part of a larger process of offering a ministry in the truest sense of the word.
Did you know? You, and your Loved ones, are also part of this process with me. You bring all that is needed to allow a session to unfold! There is no hierarchy, "I" do not have any exclusive specialness! For all of what is in me innately is within you as well!
The difference is that I am the navigator and translator in the session, companioning you based on professional cultivation,
it just so happens that the conditions in my Life from birth, and then as a dedicated professional mindful of the ethical and skillful application of these faculties for perception (the Spiritual senses/Insight), I simply and joyfully bring out, bring forward, what has been gifted to me, which also allows each session to unfold.
Our time together is a stunning collaboration of everyone involved.
WHAT I BRING
The intention of offering a True Presence for
spaciousness and for giving a welcome to you and your situation.
In the time of our session together, a remarkable foundation is presented for us.
For me, you are a new person.
You are in a space where I see those with whom I work as a whole being. I put on no labels.
I put on no judgment, agenda, no personal opinions or advice, which gives way to a clearing like none other.
You and your circumstances are not shown to me as the 'world' would present them to me.
Rather, with a clear and quiet focus I am shown a perspective of Truth
As a practice, I am in a space of letting go:
to learn, to un-learn, to learn again, because we are on a continuum, and inherently, interiorly
The centering of Unconditional Love as the foundation of reality and the expression of Wisdom when perceived with the eyes of the Heart;
if I am in that statement as a guide what is my title?
I am at peace without any title.
I can just relay what I have learned is a main lesson from my experiences:
'Love is reflected in Love.'"
Anne Marie at Our Charismata
Quote: M.B. Eddy
I have lived in, lived with, these experiences, these distinctive faculties not by any extraneous effort, pursuing, or study on my part. Relating to Life, and perceiving all aspects of the fullest extent of Life with the Spiritual senses is what I have known since birth, which includes the animal family. Also, the specified gifts of the Holy Spirit that make Our Charismata services possible (from my standpoint as a practitioner), are also a 'from birth' existence. From what I have come to understand, it is at different points in a person's Life that any gift or gifts of the Holy Spirit may become more pronounced, prominent, and intended for right application in the service of others.
From birth, there has been a yet-to-be-fully-articulated-with-words bond with and from Nature, wildlife, including animals that are most commonly called pets!
I feel very compelled to honor the natural world and its inhabitants, and to be a steward of their well-being in all ways possible.
Being present and aware in nature, and with animals, has continually provided every nutriment on many levels.
Serving as an Intuitive Interspecies Communicator is one way that I can give thanks in return, with the hope to engage more people in this peaceful and Loving gesture.
Continuously, there was always the underlying presence of the call to live a Life devoted to a Spiritual vocation.
I I N T E N D T O M A K E A P O S I T I V E
C O N T R I B U T I O N
My journey has felt like many decades and their correlating Life experiences have been condensed into a formation that has positioned me to coalesce everything by forming Our Charismata, and offering these services for you.
What normally would have been a standard adulthood journey by modern American society's standards has been, rather, a winding, humbling, and not completely conventional road due to highly diversified interests, broad-spanning studies, internships, culturally diverse exposure and travels for both educational and living purposes, and career paths that helped to refine my vision and discernment.
Recovering my Health further opened the way
Especially during the most intensive time of recovering from medical injuries after my first two careers, there was the deepening of the interior faith Life; connecting to quietude, and the wholeness of all that we are, including wildlife and nature - apart from what the material senses show us.
Music Industry & Teaching
At times, Life and past career conditions made my vocational calling less prominent. Since the foundation of Our Charismata, (and a few years prior), the conditions came together so that this devotion is: in its fullness active and fluid, realized as a professional service, opening the pathway to assist others and to welcome others to what is quietly there.
With hindsight, I have noticed that each piece along the way has led to its culmination of being here, offering as a service Our Charismata worldwide with the Specialized Spiritual Direction options, and Animal Communication modality to all,
i n c l u s i v e l y, while remaining rooted and grounded in the Heart of genuine Christian faith and Spirituality.
Student Teaching Practicum for M.S. Education
MEDITATION AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
I have an ongoing practice for over two decades of various forms of mindfulness meditation and contemplative prayer.
Their existence interwoven within me is an integral aspect of being able to offer Our Charismata services.
I like to welcome others into these areas.
I am still in the process of articulating how mindfulness practices and contemplative prayer serve to underpin all else that I do in a deep sense of stability; a solid foundation... yet at the same time not by my own doing.
Highlights of f o r m a l study for Meditation and Contemplative Prayer include:
Received ongoing Spiritual Direction, PA.
I wanted to be a professional Spiritual Director at age 17!, but the minimum age for becoming certified is 35+ years.
NOW! Over two decades later, I completely understand the wisdom behind why there is an age minimum.
Weekend Retreat for monastic discernment
(age 17) at the Mount Saint Benedict Monastery Erie, PA with Sister Joan Chittister, Prioress.
With a specialized course on Lectio Divina.
Full-Time Residency at Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Contemplation and Study, Pennsylvania.
A class series on Celtic Spirituality with Philip Newell, former Warden of the Iona Abbey in Scotland.
Graduate of an 8 week course on Mindfulness at the Myrna Brind Center at Jefferson University Hospital, PA.
Ongoing engagement in Silent Retreats
"From Birth" status to "Cultivating a full-time, ethical Profession / Ministry"
The deepening range of intensity of 'my' Spiritual senses, and the personal acceptance to publicly serve as a professional Intuitive Interspecies Communicator, increased over time, which I attribute to a variety of factors.
Those gifts refining themselves (by way of Grace) to a point of distinction.
The natural ebbs and flows of being engaged in the Christian faith Spirituality journey - a continuum, within community - with beloved role models.
An especially significant interior transformation took place wherein the way I saw my identity and purpose in relation to the world change. After having spent time in two careers, and yes, I will state it; then, after experiencing two near death experiences very close to each other (within one year), and the stillness and slowing-down that arrived while working through unexpected medical injuries, the option, the most peaceful gift was present: to give way to a fundamental reordering of one's world.
All of the above contributed to the culmination of a pivotal inner conversion experience.
A perspectival shift took place having everything to do with a "beginner's mind finding me," and "Yet not I, but the Grace of God with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10
I was irreversibly inspired to cultivate being a professional, well-rounded, provenance-aware provider of Our Charismata services with single-pointed attention to most fully give, be present, serve, and contribute because of the eye-opening compassion and empathy that washed over me.
"Where Love is involved, there is wholeness, for Love is the most powerful force there is."
It was a profound time in my Life that marked and clearly presented the path forward: the departure from my previous careers, and the consequent, natural transition of my Lifestyle to become more similar to that of lay monasticism because those are the modest conditions that contribute to how and what "I" am able to bring to Our Charismata sessions with you!
BA C K G R O U N D in B R I E F
F o r m a l S t u d i e s World Religions and Interfaith Dialogue, Christian History / Theology / Metaphysics / Mysticism, and (most of) the A R T S! were my main studies in University, and continue to be in most ways. 1999 & 2000 - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Studies 2000 - Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation Full-time Resident 2006 - B.S. Interreligious Dialogue, mentor Dr. Leonard Swidler / Music Composition. Temple University. 2006-2008 - S.A.E. Institute for Audio Engineering / Internships 2011 - M.S.Ed. Temple University. 2014 - Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness, Jefferson University - Eight Week Course, Mindfulness Meditation Currently | Ongoing Research and Continuing Education: 1. Comprehensive, dialogic research on services within Our Charismata; throughout history. Contextualizing in diverse cultures and religions. 2. The link between well-being and exposure to nature. 3. The link between well-being and mindfulness or meditation practices.
B r o a d e n e d A p p r e c i a t i o n based on Diverse Life Experiences = nonjudgment. Feel at ease, not judged, understood and respected when we connect; this is my intention. In this Insight Counsel field, in my public service, Our Charismata, my Life and study experiences enable me to have a broader appreciation, perspective and inclusivity: various cultural traditions, varying economic situations, family dynamics, various medical/therapeutic paradigms, religions, faith groups, metaphysics, and non-religious/non-spiritual orientations, gender orientations, all without judgment or presuppositions. This broader exposure from travels, studies, and largely diverse life experiences keeps me grounded and compassionate as a Specialized Spiritual Director, and Animal Communicator.
I feel full of thanks for the team of my Spiritual elders and teachers in the Heart of the faith, mentors and colleagues in Intuitive Interspecies Communication, and in my very diversified personal community who have generously offered their support and guidance; to keep me and Our Charismata services honest, reflective and accountable. T h a n k Y o u.