Why not just focus on the light?
When we bring something into awareness, we are making good use of the ego. Metaphorically, we are shining a light into a dark room, everything in the path of that light becomes illuminated, therefore it becomes visible.
The danger of orienting solely to the light, is the natural rejections, suppression, and denial of discomfort. What we repress only gains power in darkness, it is essential we become comfortable navigating the unknown and facing discomfort. We have a tendency to lael something evil if we do not understand it, if it is too big for the mind to fathom or the heart to hold, we reject it, unknowingly rejecting aspects of self that then becomes mirrored outwardly in the world around us.
I am one who thrives in the dark, I find comfort in dim cool spaces, rejuvenate my senses, release overwhelm from my body, and regulate my nervous system in stillness. My life lessons, traumas, and tragedies have taught me how to navigate empty spaces void of meaning…. finding a way to wave the light back in. I spent decades learning about death, decay, and difficult subject matter, becoming an expert in shadowy territory of subjects on the fringe of evil, only to reveal our projections. We must become consciousness of orienting toward the deeper self, instead of the ego. This is where our instincts are crisp, and we can sense when something or someone is off. When we avoid darkness, we become more susceptible to the shadow within us individually or the collective shadow.
My Expertise & Training
In 2009, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology while continuing to study with various indigenous elders and mentors.
In 2019 I decided to go back to school to complete a Phd. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian Archetypal Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I am 80% complete and received my Master’s degree in Depth Psychology.
I have completed various intensive trainings in ecotherapy. Ecopsychology brings ecology and depth-psychology together in service to the Anima Mundi the soul of the world. Ecopsychology moves us from the ego to the ecological self, the practice includes nature-based art and somatic therapies.
I am a clinical certified hypnotherapist and advanced Yog Nidra practitioner with over two decades of experience leading thousands of clients and students through various guided practices. Many of my clients have learned how to utilize EFT tapping in a way that actually works for them. My unique intuitive tapping technique blends EFT tapping, shamanic journeying, meditation, and various energetic practices.
I blend active imagination, archetypal psychology, and myth into my approach to storytelling, writing, and teaching. Myth and metaphor teach us, reflecting our blind spots and
I am an advanced certified Yoga Nidra Practitioner with extensive training in breathwork, relaxation based techniques, and how to safely explore altered states of reality.
I have been published in seven different books, one solo, two of my own publications and various compilations.
For many years, I studied with an elder in southern Arizona who practiced a Peruvian lineage of Shamanism, she taught me soul retrieval, journeying, and many other practices.
In addition, I also worked with a second medicine woman in Sedona Arizona, for five years, she was also a naturopathic physician and healer.
I have over 30 certifications ranging from body-based healing, Yoga Teacher Training, somatic healing, trauma work, advanced intuitive development and mediumship, and more.
Melissa Kim Corter BIO
As a highly empathic intuitive child, Melissa Kim Corter had a fascination with other people’s basements. Dark unexplored spaces enthralled her, and her insatiable curiosity toward the hidden dimensions of humanity led to exploring the shadow dynamics within the human psyche and nature.
Melissa is an international best-selling author, speaker, and teacher. She has been published in numerous books, articles, and interviews. Melissa’s methods blend active imagination, archetypal psychology, and ecotherapy into transformational somatic experiences. She has a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology with an emphasis on Jungian Archetypal studies and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Her bestselling books include Nudges from your Spirit, The Wild Woman Series, and eight anthology books. Melissa loves creating wooden mandalas in her home studio and curating sacred gifts that foster the re-enchantment of daily life. When she isn’t writing, traveling, or hosting retreats, Melissa is exploring the wooded and magical forests of Upstate New York with her husband, teenage son, and precious fur babies.
Gifts & Graces SWIHA
Off the Cuff with Sunny Dawn Johnston
Creating A Prosperous Purpose with Elias Patras
Real Talk with Grace Redman
Talking about the New Moon with Lisa Williams
Live with Liz Dawn Donahue