"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson
Andrea’s leader archetype is a meld of Priestess and Wise Woman having developed her spirituality largely through inner work, Buddhist Vipassana meditation and by following the Red Path of the First Nation people. Along with manifesting her dreams and self-expression, she is most passionate about that which cannot be seen but only felt such as love, spirit, consciousness, and energy. Andrea is a traveler, dreamer, yogi, earth mama, artist, who has yearned to expand her wisdom and live in balance on this earth with all living beings since her childhood. With Andrea’s experience as an actress/ filmmaker/artist/writer/singer/musician/traveler/seeker/intuitive/empath, she brings playful spirituality, creativity, dance, music, healing modalities and writing to her circles, along with her deep connection to the earth, water, trees, and animals.
Dragonfly is Andrea’s spirit name and like the medicine of the Dragonfly, she is mostly interested in transformation, seeing beyond the illusion, finding a balance between spirit and matter and living in reciprocity with water, earth, and all living beings. Her vision is that through individual self-realization and living from a heart/soul/earth-centered place, balance can be restored on this earth. We are the ones we’ve been dreaming of. Andrea is excited to launch Dragonfly Circles and Day Retreats within this Sistership Circle Community and beyond. She wishes to share what she has learned over her fifty-seven years of being alive and loves to inspire other women to let go of fears and follow their true purpose paths and connect with Divine Source Energy. Having co-facilitated circles at her film presentations for years she knows that Sacred Circles are a beautiful way to recognize that we are all one. By loving and honouring each other and ourselves we truly can create a way to live in balance on this earth and create the world we are dreaming of.
Andrea is also a professional actress and filmmaker who makes films about transformation. She is the founder of her company, Dragonfly Films, Asa Nisi Masa Productions, and Fox and Crow Productions. Along with helping her husband, a Master Storyteller, with his career, she has produced and directed several films including, “The Sacred Run, the lotus and the feather.” Andrea has completed two 10 Day Vipassana Retreats, studied for two years with Landmark Education and completed the Enlightened Spiritual Warrior Course where she walked on fire and on a tightrope. She has done deep inner work through therapy, training at The Institute for Shamanic Studies, with Mary Morrisey, James Van Praagh, and the Thirteen Grandmothers. Andrea traveled extensively to India, Nepal, Thailand, Europe, and Korea. She lived in Japan for three years where she taught English, studied Taiko drumming, pottery and she made two films there.
Andrea’s philosophy is that when one lives a heart and earth-centered life there is divine guidance that guides our soul to live our true purpose. It has always been her intention to develop her intuition and connection with spirit. After passing through the dark night of the soul more than once on her journey, she has come to a place where she feels a certain level of bliss and deep compassion for herself and all life. Andrea loves people and has a warm open-hearted way of making strangers comfortable enough to open up and become friends.