As a young girl Sand saw and felt people's energy, worshiped the sun and spoke with the stars. Scolded and ridiculed when this disturbed adults around her, her communion with Spirit faded.
But Spirit kept knocking. Nightly visitations for five full years, reacquainting her with the spirit world. Thrown to her knees by voices asking if she was ready for her prayers to be answered. Dark nights of the soul. Dreams to awaken her to the nature of Truth.
And Sand kept searching. Her meditation practice deepened; she could hear the whispers more clearly, and follow them more readily. She studied, found teachers, and travelled, South Africa, Fiji, India, Peru, Ecuador, Europe, the USA; each adventure another step on the path to wholeness. And all the while supporting herself and her children from her professional career in social work in the UK.
Her transformational journey took a new and unexpected turn in 2006 as she moved to California and through that found the traditions and wisdom of indigenous people, in North America and then the Ecuadorian Amazon and jungles of Peru. Now purposefully cultivating her connection to Spirit, Sand immersed herself in deep listening and silence. She delved into sacred rituals and ceremonies and ancient teachings with powerful shamans and authentic medicine men and women, she led journeys into the Amazon and sat with teachers of native wisdom here in North America. She continued studying with speakers of Truth from traditions rooted in ancient India, and constantly surrendered to the mantra "I am willing."
This quest and her constant, prayerful communing with the Divine now bears fruit in her capacity to commune with the world of Spirit and the Intelligence of Consciousness, both with-in and with-out. In her work today Sand creates the space for clients to foster their own connection to Spirit, to aid their own healing or to know themselves more fully as their own essence of Truth.
She lives with her beloved husband Jon in Northern California and has a thriving practice working with clients on a 1:1 basis, Women's Circle and groups, and remotely. She also works with clients in the UK during her regular visits, and worldwide.
Sand teaches Meditation Classes for Anchor Meditation (https://www.anchormeditation.com/sand-symes) in the city of San Francisco.
Sand acknowledge the elders, teachers and wisdom keepers that she has received instruction from that continue to inform her life, her practice and her work in ever enriching and humbling ways.
Sand recognizes, with deepest integrity, the responsibility that she holds in the sharing of certain indigenous, earth-centred practices and wisdom teachings that are inherent in all traditional cultures.
Sand is blessed and profoundly grateful to be a mother to two incredible, amazing grown up children and grandmother to beautiful, precious, Ariana.