Hi! I'm Kate - an intuitive, medicine woman, and guide for embodied Presence

can we be human without the sacred? (new pod and more about Sanctuary)

Published 3 months ago • 2 min read

Hello, dear ones -

I often find myself curious: Can we be human and not believe in sacredness? What does ‘sacred’ even mean?

The energy of these times in this moment of full moon, Spring equinox, and lunar eclipse feels deeply challenging, beautiful, and initiatory. And I had a message come through as I meditated one night about what sacredness actually is:

“Sacredness is not what we do, or even what we feel - it’s a quality of presence and listening which allows for some magic, some alchemy and potential for relationship to occur.”

So I recorded a podcast episode to tease that out more.

Or perhaps I should say I "channeled an episode," as something deep was speaking through me. (In fact, someone who already listened messaged me this morning to say the episode itself was a powerful activation.)

You’ll hear about:

  • intuition vs illusion;
  • a colonial mindset about our relationship with the land and the animist alternative;
  • why witnessing is one of the greatest gifts we can give;
  • how we struggle to recognize the sacred and know how to be with it;
  • ritual vs ceremony;
  • trauma vs initiation;

… and more

This episode also constitutes a first because the theme of sacredness has been working me since I recorded it, showing me some places where I remain out of alignment with what I say I’m standing for.

So I’ve gone back in to cut out a few small parts I originally shared. They deserve more gatekeeping (not as a power move, but as relational discernment) than I had given them. Thanks for being with me as I put what I preach into action. May my own process be part of the transmission, too.

What does sacred mean to you? And do you think you can be human without some sense of the sacred?

I’d love to hear your perspective.

May we be changed by the process of our lives and our loves. May we let wonder guide us deeper. May we trust the unfolding of our journey and have people around us who see the intact innocence of hearts and help us stand for that in ourselves and others. Always.

with Love,


P.S. Tomorrow (Tues) 5pm ET is your last chance to join this cohort of Sanctuary. We gather at 7pm ET and during the story-as-medicine portion of the gathering, in honor of the fiery energy of Spring, I'll be sharing the old folktale of the Matchstick Girl. She's been teaching me much over the last three weeks or so about dreams vs illusions and how we steward our own power and creative fire.

I'm really looking forward to the conversation after the story, where each member of the group gets to share what medicine the story is leaving them with. In our Jan and Feb gatherings, that sharing time was so deep and rich. True wisdom of the ancestors, through the collective.

If you're curious about the Sanctuary vibe, you can check out this little video I recently recorded (clicking will take you to Vimeo, where the video is currently hosted):

video preview

You can also find the video and more info (or registration to join) here:

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Hi! I'm Kate - an intuitive, medicine woman, and guide for embodied Presence

I care with every fiber of my being that you, a creature of soul and soil, are trying to thrive in systems not designed for you. Where ancient wounds of disconnect, inherited traumas, and misalignments with our over-culture leave you feeling out of place, too much, or like a canary in the mine, I see invitations back deeper into your own aliveness; vital next steps to a wiser, more relational future. Let’s navigate your big questions and transitions together. I’ll support you living meaningfully in this world even though you may feel like you were designed for a different one. I’ll keep you orienting to the truth, heart, and essential wholeness of who you are at the edge of great joy and when you need your feet held to the fire of your own journey. You can see what I offer: and sign up to get a little bit of me, direct to your inbox!

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