“I witnessed first hand the gift Greta Bro has when she is working. She chanted, she listened and she touched my dying son Dan. I saw his face go from terror to surrender in the days and the hours she spent at his bed side. My husband and I are eternally grateful.” Nancy Slonim Aronie, Teacher, Writing From the Heart, Omega Instititute
I am a psycho-spiritual teacher, depth psychologist, pioneer in women’s spirituality, spiritual midwife, vibrational healer, sound healer, writer, poet, singer/songwriter and performing artist. I have a masters from Lesley University, located in Cambridge MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling Psychology. I studied women’s spirituality with Carol Christ at Columbia University in 1977 and 78. I taught women’s spirituality at Boston’s premier holistic healing center, Interface Foundation for ten years. I also taught sound and music therapy for five years at Wheelock College before it closed and seminars in shamanism at University of Massachusetts, Boston.
I believe that each of us is a vast, multifaceted ocean of being, a unique amalgamation of gifts and qualities. Activating and expressing these gifts and qualities is essential to developing a sense of wholeness, well-being and purpose, Whole Self Healing (which is what I currently call my work) is about learning to build bridges of understanding between our conscious self identity and all that is disowned within the subconscious. Building bridges of loving awareness helps to heal core wounds, beliefs and patterns, retrieve disowned qualities and reweave them into the fabric of our conscious identity. When we do this we form a more complete identity that mirrors the wholeness of the soul.
I act as a psycho-spiritual midwife that helps people reclaim these essential aspects of their I Am-ness so they can express them in fulfilling ways. When we are expressing more of who we are in essence we begin to feel unstoppable, like we can be or become anything we desire. We discover that we are not only unlimited in our potential but that we are connected to corridors of universal consciousness that allow us to link to wisdom streams, receive powerful insights and creative solutions. We are all endowed with faculties that allow us to awaken from the tyranny of conditioning and the byproducts of hierarchical, pyramid based culture — narcissistic culture — and live inspired lives.
These principles work on the level of collective healing as well. Humanity has arrived at the edge of the cliff and has no option but to mature quickly and quantum leap from a paradigm characterized by pyramids of power and domination and subordination to a new paradigm characterized by an egalitarian circle that is sourced in an appreciation of diversity, mutuality, collaborative problem solving, listening as well as expression and reverence for the Living Earth. I teach that collective breakthrough begins with personal healing. As more and more people heal and reopen their hearts they naturally enter into expanded states of self awareness, empathy and knowing that help to accelerate collective healing.
As more of us face and transform core wounds passed from one generation to the next, social inequities and crude biases based on gender and gender expression, race and ethnicity become intolerable. Individual and collective health requires releasing the wounds of narcissistic culture that live inside us as self hatred and shame and replacing them with unconditional self-love. Self-love requires healing the heart which makes room for a new level of inner wholeness to take root and grow inside us.The reawakened heart can embrace the dichotomies of existence the way the mind cannot.
It is possible to live free of narrow, hierarchical thinking and be sourced instead in a natural blend of intellect and intuition, knowledge and gnosis, emotional sensitivity and body wisdom. Releasing toxic conditioning through processing early loss and trauma is the most important thing any of us can do to transform our world. It is the great work that stops cycles of multi-generational abuse and hate from passing through us to the next generation.
I believe that reopening the heart and reconnecting to intuitive wisdom is happening because of the re-emergence and reintegration of the feminine dimension of being and the Sacred Feminine. Through the re-integration of the feminine principle in both men and women, we learn to stop controlling or running from life and instead begin to flow with the deep universal currents that are transforming us personally and collectively. These wisdom currents are realigning us to our essential I Am-ness—the Soul—as well as to the Infinite and the Living Earth.
I have been pioneering women’s unique spiritual quest since the early 70’s. I have led workshops and retreats on women’s spirituality, and the emergence of the Sacred Feminine at colleges and retreat centers. Over the years I have led countless rituals and healing ceremonies. In the 90’s I had a radio program at WALE out of Providence, Rhode Island called “Searching for The Goddess” where I interviewed pioneers of women’s spirituality in the USA and in Europe. To me reconnecting to the deep feminine is a radical act of self healing as well as social activism.
Re-balancing into the feminine is essential for developing spiritual tools that lead to self-acceptance, emotional healing, intuition, the rapture of pure being and discovering doorways of perception that link us to all the answers we need to heal ourselves and our world. The feminine allows us to embrace the full spectrum of our beings so we can be both mystical and grounded, grieve loss of connection to essential dimensions of our wholeness and celebrate exactly where we are at any given moment.
We become more intimate with ourselves, engage in Soul retrieval and begin to release conditioning, dysfunctional patterns and beliefs that breed biases, hate and toxic social divisions. Through the unifying lens of the soul, we begin to experience the sacredness of all people and all beings.The feminine dimension of soul allows us to receive our true identities, our deepest needs and to align with the powerful waves of universal love that are causing widespread upheaval, deep personal reflection and collective transformation.
The people I work with learn to trust themselves on every level of being. They grow in awareness of who they are in essence and then from that expanded lens, learn to lovingly work through family and cultural wounds that cause split, compartmentalization, disassociation, self-hatred, depression, isolation, perfectionism, addiction, mental and physical illness, fear, hate and despair. I help midwife people through all forms of crisis until they begin to transform core wounds into beautiful expressions of Soul work that naturally accelerate collective healing.
I awakened to my healing gifts in the eighties during a spiritual emergency, where I found myself hospitalized for five months with a life-threatening form of colitis. While enduring intense physical pain and great emotional uncertainty I began to awaken to vibrational healing and realized that the illness was a form of shamanic initiation. I began instinctively working with the healing power of energy, color and sound.
I also became aware of spirit teachers who bathe us in streams of universal energy, healing sound and guidance. Through attuning to the wisdom fields of these masters,I was compelled to face the psycho-spiritual split caused by multigenerational trauma and found that as I faced and processed early trauma the illness began to heal. I continued to work with sound, color, meditation, expressive arts therapies, sacred psychology, writing and deep shamanic states and, over time, the life-threatening form of colitis completely healed and never returned. Through the process of healing the illness, I awakened to my gifts as an empath, spiritual midwife, shaman and sound healer.
I now am able to draw on the same universal streams of multi-dimensional energies from which I received healing, to help others step into new levels of wholeness and purpose. Individuals who work with me privately or in retreats find they are able to open doorways of perception and begin to work through trauma, move beyond limiting beliefs and harsh conditioning, and transform the rigid defenses of their ego structures so they can lovingly retrieve buried and disowned aspects of themselves suspended in the subconscious.
While working with me, individuals often begin to reconnect to vast, spiritual treasures within themselves and learn to process and release emotional pain which allows them to become more connected to the contents of the subconscious so they can make better life choices. People also become more conscious of the quantum fields of love and host of spirit teachers that surround all of us. They step deeper into self-love, become their own best ally and are better able to receive and celebrate the wisdom and beauty around them.
I believe that as more of humanity grieves instead of denies pain, accepts the challenges that we are faced with and trusts that we can awaken inner resources to meet them, then the emergent paradigm that is leading us into an Age of Compassion will rise like yeast in bread and more of humanity will begin to heal and walk a path of peace, compassion and awakened awareness.
We must be willing to leave home, to face the un-faceable betrayal and sorrow, to confront harmful traditions and conditioning, to die a thousand ego deaths which lead to uncovering hidden strengths and essential qualities—creative Soul bursts that can help us restructure ourselves, our communities and our world on very deep levels. Be the change, be the inextinguishable flame, be the open door… be love!