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Meet Dana Patterson of Spiritual Homework

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dana Patterson.

Dana, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My journey of my spiritual self-work began in my late teens/early twenties as I was diagnosed with PTSD; suffering from depression and anxiety attacks. My body at the time refused any medication and my experience with counseling was abusive, to say the least.

Following a nervous breakdown, I experienced panic attacks that would sneak up on me during college classes; to which I had no awareness until I was on the floor coming back to consciousness. With no hope of medication or counseling, I had to find my breath; I had to create an awareness of my breath to find a way to stabilize my physical body.

Learning to sense the subtle changes and shifts within became my way of being. Through breath, I found my intuition and through my intuition, I found my Soul Voice. It had been calling me for decades, but I had been hitting the snooze button as many of us do. How often do people find their connection to soul and thus spirit once they hit rock bottom; I was there.

My college major changed during this time to psychology as a form of continued self-work and this was when I began working with some amazing individuals that others tend to label as being disabled.  In turn, I would rather say that they simply have no filter (which is actually quite refreshing) and they proceeded to teach me so much more of this spiritual work and my alignment to this path. They taught me so much, from patience, to using my voice, trusting my intuition, sound and vibration healing… honestly, the lessons were endless. From there, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in education, as I wanted to help shift the unconsciousness and frustrating labels boxing in some of my most favorite people on the planet, so that they too may be held in a space of expansion, as most of us are. Once completed, it was very clear to me that working in the education system was not going to provide the space I was guided was needed. So I went into homes and worked with families to empower them to advocate for their children, educating them on the actual needs of their children, which most often is higher expectations from a place of love and acceptance.

Helping families to shift the vibrational frequency in their intentions, communication, and home– this was my path for many years until the call came to create Spiritual Homework and extend my work to everyone. Through Spiritual Homework, I guide individuals, couples and families through their own self-work.

As a psychic, channel, energy healer and shamanic practitioner, I assist those who are guided to my work to shift into the consciousness that true healing takes work and a lot of homework! My clients receive homework and my deal with them is this:  if you choose not to do the homework, then you are not with the right teacher/guide. The message is very clear; I am not here to heal you but to guide you in self-healing.

My mantra I tell them is “Pray and move your feet”; just as important as the intention to grow is the action to bring forth real change. My intention of my work is not to give “psychic” information to my clients but to use the guidance to help them see the cycles they have created in their lives and the deep roots that connect to those cycles. To guide them to find their Soul Voice and to above all, trust that intuition or voice.

Often I say to my clients that my intention is to work myself out of this process with you; for you to be so clear that you will know for yourself what the next step is and will be able to guide others to find their Soul Voice as well. What I have learned from my own self-work is that, in order to hear your Soul Voice, you have to do the emotional cleanup; by looking at the cycles of your creation and choosing to heal and free yourself from them.

This work is not always easy. In my own personal work I say I put my feet to the fire; continually diving deeper.  I often tell my friends and family that I realize it’s not easy to be by my side, since I will always ask them to do the work with me.  But in the end, we will be whole and clear. This is how I choose to be of service to the Light.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
At this point in my journey, smooth is credited to my Soul Voice. About ten years ago I made a commitment always to listen and trust what comes to me. From this space it is has been very smooth sailing. Above all, I trust my Soul Voice, not my mind, as mind is the memory and the soul carries the wisdom and truth.

Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the US and is the master of the lineage I teach, always stated: “the mind is the servant of the soul”. Prior to my teacher training in Kundalini Yoga, I had already given up the reins, so to speak. The overall journey has not been smooth, but the lessons that have come from this life for me have been infinite, and my heart is filled with gratitude.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Spiritual Homework – what should we know?
Spiritual Homework is a sacred space for spiritual awareness and community based on acceptance (home) and self-realization tools (work). Remember, though there is self-work, acceptance and love are also involved in this! The energy of Spiritual Homework is anchored in truth, which we believe is the message of clarity. Often times we are resistant to hearing the truth, yet we cannot evolve without accepting it.

Services, classes, and events are created to foster your own spiritual growth and support your journey in light and acceptance. The intention of Spiritual Homework is to guide each individual to meet their own truth and healing within themselves. This is a journey to your highest self and the healing and truth that is revealed from that infinite connection. If you are ready to dive into your true self and are looking for a guide, you may have just found a home.

Spiritual Homework offerings include:

1:1 soul sessions: A pathway to experience your own infinity, guided through breath, meditation, and energy healing. Move beyond the mind and do the deep work of your soul’s calling through guided private sessions either online or in person in Southern California. You will be provided with an interpreted session as we channel your guides, loved ones, and your soul to receive clarity on how to clear the emotional blocks that have disconnected you from your highest vibrational being. The goal of Spiritual Homework is to assist you in healing the layers so you will be able to hear clearly and be empowered to make the changes your soul is calling for.

Family Group Work: (aka family dinners) To help shift the vibration in the home inviting consciousness in communication and intention.

Couples connection: Assisting couples in acknowledging their needs and guiding them to find a healthy way of communicating with each other. Teaching couples the energy of language and the effect it has on those we love if it is not aligned in love.

Ceremony: Life is a celebration, and for each part of life there is a ceremony to honor the changes and shifts that we encounter. From birth to death, Spiritual Homework provides services and tools to integrate the sacred in the process and journey that has arrived at your feet.

Education advocate: Assisting families in discerning what their child needs and giving them tools to empower themselves and their children. Guiding them to find their voice to advocate for their child in a loving and healthy way.

Spiritual Guide/Coach: Guiding those who are interested in developing their intuitive gifts and/or healing practice.

Community: Spiritual Homework offers Kundalini Yoga, meditation, conscious breathwork weekly classes, as well as healing courses, sound healing events, and self-transformation retreats.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My definition of success lies in how you answer these two questions:  1) When you look in the mirror at the end of your day, can you say that you walked heart forward with your head up? 2) Can you say you added to the collective conscious in a positive way today? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, then you have had a successful day. If you can say yes to these questions every day, then you will have a successful life.

Pricing:

  • 1:1 session in person or online: 50 minutes for $125.00
  • 1:1 session in person or online: 75 minutes for $165.00
  • Couples session 2 hours for $280.00

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