My first trip to Ireland was as a teenager. I immediately felt a deep connection to my Celtic roots. However, it was on a much later trip that I was introduced to the ancient sites, the dolmens, standing stones and beehive structures that so intrigue me. These places stirred me beyond any cathedral, temple or sacred site I had ever visited. While Unitarian Universalism provides my spiritual home Celtic spirituality that has been at the heart of my spiritual transformation.
My own calling has been as life coach, organizational consultant, and facilitator of change. Helping individuals and organizations develop their potential and open to emergent challenges has been the thread running through all I do. While I loved that work, on pilgrimage to Ireland in spring 2013, I realized that I was ready to move on. The revision and re-launch of JeanneCrane.com reflects my change in emphasis. I hope to bring my skills to speaking, presenting workshops, starting book clubs, leading tours, and continuing to write about Celtic spirit. I believe the principles, values and imagery of the Celtic nations can offer so much to our 21st Century challenges.
The inspiration to write Celtic Spirit came to me while in deep meditation at Glendalough. I sensed the need to tell a story of the universality of Spirit, the desperate need for us all to reconnect to Mother Earth, the Divine Feminine, and to commit ourselves to peace, love, and the will to live sustainably.
For me the power of the Celtic lands and the Celtic spirit have been a wonderful source of inspiration. I hope my work and the links I provide to the work of others give you a sample of that Spirit as you take this wee journey to visit these thin places of Ireland with me.
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