Stacey Couch : Spiritual Director
Specializing in Archetypal Symbolism
Stacey Couch has dedicated her life to facilitating the sacred bond between humans, nature and the Divine. Her calling is to help you, the spiritual seeker, discover your inner wisdom and enter into an intimate relationship with your soul. An expert in symbolism, archetypal patterns and shamanism, Stacey supports your ability to see the overarching cosmic design in your life. Decades of experience with nature, archetypal, and spiritual studies creates Stacey’s unique blend of rational and mystical perspectives. She knows that by guiding others toward truth, kindness and service that she is helping Mother Nature in a more powerful way than she ever thought possible.
What to know about me...
I Practice What I Teach
I am extremely loyal to my spiritual practice, and have a fierce devotion to the One Who Moves Through All Things. This requires loads of patience with myself and my life. I regularly set time aside for contemplation and solitude so I can listen to my dreams, study the cycles of nature, journal deep insights, and reflect on my interior life. My spiritual practice carries with me throughout my day, and I endeavor to live as a mystic without a monastery. Studying the mystics and reading deep spiritual texts from many different faiths is a great passion of mine. In addition, I have my own Spiritual Director that I meet with regularly.
Animals, Ecosystems, and the Environment are My Thing
Graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle with honors in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology and spending years working outdoors as a professional Wildlife Biologist, I have the academic background to support my lifelong passion. All of the research projects I participated in were focused on making a difference and helping save the planet. I still go birding and study wild plants.
I Lived Alone on an Island!
My ultimate dream of saving an endangered species was realized when I was hired to work on an island in an endangered fox captive breeding program in 2001. Little did I know that my time alone on an island would cause me to question everything. The isolation was an accidental vision quest that spurred a complete life change. I left the scientific field and went soul searching with the help of two hawks and a shamanic teacher. This story is covered in my book, Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks.
I Grew Up Studying Energy Medicine
As a child, I had the great serendipity of being mentored by a group of wise women, including my mom. They taught me about energy anatomy, spirituality free from religion, healing with light, symbolic sight, and spirit animals in the early days of what is now the current day alternative healing movement. I received my first past life regression at 12 or 13 and my first energy treatment around the same age. Heal Yourself by Louise Hay was my initial go-to guide in therapeutic healing.
My Lifestyle is what I would call Back to the Earth
I live on a 38-acre small mountain farm outside of Pagosa Springs, CO (southwest Colorado) with my husband, son, cat, dog, chickens, and two horses. We have a year round food garden, harvest our own eggs and honey, and heat our house with a wood burning stove. We use solar-power for all of our energy. And, I have all the amenities I need to I run my internet-based, global business out of my home. Rooting in the stewardship of a small farm and connecting virtually to many different walks of life around the world helps me honor the earth in a beautiful way.