Awakening Your
  Astonishing Light

I wish I could show you when you
are lonely or in darkness the
astonishing light of your own being.

My passion is to guide people, living in this seemingly fractured world, through the myth of separation into the experiential reality that we are all part of an interconnected reality. Once there, our astonishing light burns brightly and offers something unique to the world.

Dispelling the myth of separation, releasing the limiting beliefs and wounds we each carry opens us into the deep well of light and love that animates all of life. The journey from separation to connection is the most important one we’ll ever take. In order to repair our fractured world, it is an imperative journey, for as Lao Tzu says:

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

Lao Tzu

Kate Raymond

I have found Barbara’s coaching to be incredibly helpful in so many ways. She brings a wonderful balance of sensitivity, support, challenge, and knowledge to the table, which only makes me want to work harder in developing my own skills.

Kate Raymond
Spiritual Director

Sheila Denton

I travel approximately 3-1/2 hours round trip to meet with Barbara and not once have I doubted the value of my effort. Barbara is a wonderful guide. It is as if all of her life’s experiences to this point culminate in her practice – and I have been the lucky recipient of her wise and skilled guidance.

Sheila Denton
Executive Coach/Spiritual Director


I have been blessed to work with Barbara around a range of challenges in both my work and family life. Her tremendous compassion, wisdom and love have been an excellent pairing with her deep and rigorous understanding of Integral Theory. She has gently but actively helped me address and make serious progress in my life with her effective tools and practices. I would recommend her to anyone who genuinely wants to examine and deepen their human experience.

Tracy Kroner
Investment Specialist
UN Capital Development Fund
Dakar, Senegal

Sally Knudsen

Working with Barbara has been a rich and rewarding journey for me. The process she uses kept me focused yet had the fluidity to meet me with my day-to- day challenges. As a former therapist, this is the most comprehensive and compassionate approach to growth that I have found. Along with the tools she has brilliantly assembled, Barbara’s insight and compassion cut through my resistance with grace and inspire me to become the human I am meant to be.

Sally Knudsen