I am a seeker of Truth.
My prayer is to be enfolded in Truth in every moment.
Through this I know myself as Truth.

From this place, deep inside my heart, I reach out a hand of loving support
to those also walking the path to wholeness and together we will start the journey home.......

SANd's journey

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.

BACKGROUND

Sand's professional career in the UK spanned over 20 years working for the government departments of Education, Social Services and Health as both a social worker and career guidance counsellor. She learned to support young people, abused women, ex-offenders, children with special needs and disabilities, families from diverse and cultural backgrounds, young teen mothers, children and adults with addictions and many other groups of people in need of support, to be seen valued, heard and respected.. She became a highly passionate advocate for marginalized groups without a voice. She was privileged to pioneer a new approach to wellbeing for young people, a model which has since been replicated nationwide.

Wanting to move beyond the limitations that constrained government agencies, she took on new roles; as a Life Coach/Mentor and supporting women in start-up businesses. Her stand was always that everyone be seen, valued and heard, that dignity and care be available to all, and enshrined in the provision of welfare services. 

Then in California she trained as an Esalen Massage Therapist. Another transformation began, a new chapter opened up for Sand to work with Spirit in both healing and mentoring people.

 

sand through the eyes of a client

Her beloved, weather-infused hands
gently untangle roots
revealing the plump fruits
buried deep in the dark woods
Striking a match to light a candle
the whole forest illuminates
She whispers sweetly:
"Everything you see here is a mirror of You."
the medicine she offers
unveils the layers
covering one's true nature
Epiphanies flood in
the vison is flowing
Holding in her hands
the endless stretch of a day
Smiling form the mountain top
overlooking the sea and trees

Knowing she is one grain of Sand
essential to the workings
of the entire Universe!