Michael Byrne, ND, MA
Psychotherapist, Naturopathic Physician
Seattle Healing Arts Center
6300 9th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98115 [map]
(206) 428-2067

Inner Compass Walks


Everything in nature moves in circles. The sun moves across the sky in a great circle, above and then below. The seasons move in a great circle. Each project or new endeavor we take on moves through the circle of dream to birth to fruition to death and back into a new dream. Birth and death cycle around and around each other. And so if we pay attention, we can notice the many circles in our life.

Inner Compass Walks are, at the simplest level, a conscious walk, around a circle, reflecting upon what is in our hearts to explore. What I am offering could be called a counseling/coaching/therapy session while on a walk. It is also a ceremony. One of the goals in a ceremony is to join with the spirit of the time, the spirit of the place we are in and our situation, and to bring together what is in our hearts with what is in the world. On these walks we will tune into the questions, fears, hopes or inspirations in our heart, and then listen to spirit, listen to the land, and reflect. The four directions hold all the energies of life in them. This is the circle of life. If we let our body walk the circle, the circle of life will help us to see the natural rhythms of our queries.