Background and Training

Visual Art:

B.A. in Visual Art, St. Olaf College (1991)

Art Instructor, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI, 2009-2012

Spiritual Arts:

I am very grateful to have received and continue to receive training in spiritual law and energy work as follows:

Usui Reiki I, II, and III (2010)

Energy Scan Practitioner Levels I & II (2015-2017)

Akashic Records training (2019-2021)

Private study with various spiritual mentors (2010-2021)

Continuing coursework and self-education in a wide range of spiritual and metaphysical studies (I’m always enrolled in or studying something)

In addition (and especially), I would like to thank Mother Earth and Spirit for their constant teachings and presence.

Other Disciplines: 

La Leche League Leader (1999-2005) – taught me a lot about active listening and small group facilitation

Freelance Copywriter (business writer) and Marketing Agency Owner (2008-2022)

Entrepreneurship – involved in multiple other small businesses 2008-present, including retail, contractor, and e-commerce companies.


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About Ona

 When I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to be an artist. But I never dreamed I’d be painting people’s spirit guides!

In college, I majored in art. I started to notice that a couple years after I’d do a painting, I’d see symbolic messages in it that related to my life.

But it wasn’t until years later – after experiencing a spiritual awakening – that I began to learn to “read” these messages as the piece was being created. It was like the Universe was speaking to me through art and symbol. And with practice, I began to understand what it was trying to tell me.

Even more exciting – I found I could tune into another person’s field and see images and hear messages on their behalf. Angels, spirit animals, and mystic symbols whose meanings were relevant to THEIR life.

At first, I thought, “What fun!”

And of course it is. But over the years as I worked with more and more people in this way (both through art and through visionary journey sessions), people kept telling me how profoundly moving and healing the experience was for them.

I cannot begin to express how deeply gratifying it is to have been gifted with the ability to help people in this way.

My greatest pleasure is to work with other creative souls (whether fellow artists and healers, business people, or anyone with a dream and a vision) and help them bring their own gifts to the world. 

Because if you have ever gone through a spiritual awakening, you surely know: the inner resistance to following your bliss can be tremendous!

I spent years fighting it.

First my ego said, “This is ridiculous.”

Then, it said, “Your art is not important.”

And finally it said, “You can never make a living doing this.”

Not long ago I told my ego to go to hell – because that’s what it apparently wanted to create for me.

Instead, I’m learning to make of my life a work of art. And life keeps getting better and better!


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