Growing up in New Zealand
Jaymie grew up in a small, coastal village in the South
Island of New Zealand.
Jaymie began a journey of self discovery and healing in her early 20's.
2000, Jaymie went backpacking in Thailand for several months with a
friend. She loved the beautiful culture and authentic life values of the Thai
Jaymie began a 2 year councelling course in Transpersonal Pyschology, where she studied the work of Carl Jung and Roberto Assagioli. Jaymie was drawn to Carl Jung's shadow work and the teachings of Assagioli, (Pyschosynthesis) because he had developed a spiritual and holistic approach to psychology, which incorporated the Higher Self.
Having been unhappy in her work as a Graphic Artist, Jaymie was
no longer prepared to make compromises and accept a career or work which
did not fulfil her. In
2002, she began working with children as an Arts Co-ordinator for a
local school. Creating together with children, Jaymie's reconnected with
her enthusiasm and passion for the artistic expression she had enjoyed as a child.
continued to develop her creativity in different ways for herself, but it was not until
she met her soulmate Juerg Dreamturtle, that she began to embrace her
soul work as a healer and artist more deeply.
Eventually, the Rainbowtree Woman cards taught her to trust her intuitive guidance more and to share her gifts with adults, young women and children.
Creating and sharing with Juerg Dreamturtle
2001, Jaymie found Juerg’s Dreamturtle Mandala on a small card at a local
healing centre. Over the next few years, while she lived in different
places, she kept the mandala in her sacred space.
Juerg and Jaymie met at a remote beach on the South Island of New Zealand.
In the following years, Jaymie and Juerg shared and created much together, including Juerg's book "Sacred Journey".
from the devotion to their own healing and growing, they first travelled and
offered support to people throughout New Zealand, attending festivals
and markets and often sleeping in their stationwagon.
After the sale of their retreat and many of their belongings, Juerg and Jaymie embarked on their nomadic journey in December 2009, starting in Australia and continuing in the following years in North America, Europe and North Africa.
Journey written by Juerg Dreamturtle, was first published in 2009. To learn more about Juerg and his
book, "Sacred Journey"
Jaymie and Juerg
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