Shamanic Counseling


Special Holiday Pricing for Everyone: November 23-January 7

special holiday pricing

I am offering gift certificates for this holiday season in gratitude for a beautiful year. There has been new growth, new people in my life, and also the deepening of relationships. In thanks, these prices can be for YOU as well!

I can create a gift certificate or you can create one yourself, if it is a gift. I accept PayPal to my email [ostrichkc@live.com] or checks to 3649 Cedarview Court in Bettendorf, Iowa 52722.

All my shamanic work can be done at a distance for those who do not live nearby.

Special Holiday Pricing

DISCOVERY OF POWER ANIMALS $50.00! (normally $75.00)

DIVINATION (finding answers to troublesome questions) $75 (normally $100)

DISCOVERY OF SOUL ESSENCE (depiction of the energy you manifest into the world, to empower you and assist with being on your path) $75 (normally $100)

May the holiday season connect you with others and deepen your relationship and understanding of yourself!

Blessings,

Kathleen Collins


Winter solstice celebration opportunity

lamp Our Lady of the Prarie

Celebrate the winter solstice at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center and shine your light! [Photo credit: Our Lady of the Prairie Facebook page]

Kathleen Collins participated in a workshop at Our Lady of the Prairie this summer. While there, she realized how great this location would be for celebrating Solstice. So, on Friday, December 22 at 3 PM, she will begin leading a celebration and gathering. There will be dinner served ($12).  There’s room for overnighters ($40) and we will have breakfast in the morning ($6) and leave by 11 AM Saturday December 23.

We hope to have a combination of silence and talk and ceremony–both inside and outside, using the fire pit and labyrinth.

You are welcome to come for the festivities and dinner, if you are unable to spend the evening overnight.

Please indicate your interest and send PayPal to Kathleen at ostrichkc@live.com for what you are wanting (total for all would be $58, dinner only $12) or send a check ASAP to: 3649 Cedarview Court  Bettendorf Iowa 52722.


Farm Way Day: a celebration of life!

Experiencing the shamanic journey in group, on a beautiful property of Farm Way, all falling in love with the Earth, each other and life!

The Farm Way hosted a beautiful day focusing on The Shamanic Journey on Saturday, September 9. Food, nature, horses, drumming–all combined to create an idyllic experience. A picture is worth 1000 words, so enjoy these photos of the day:


Buck Schau establishes Ole Wolf Scholarship Fund

Buck Schau

Buck Schau

The Ole Wolf Scholarship Fund can help those who desire to do my workshops and have financial challenge. These monies were donated by Buck Schau, a man interested in super and supra events and healing work.

I had the privilege of meeting Buck in 2000. We became very close friends on a spiritual level, and he died in the spring of 2017. He helped a vast number of people, simply identifying himself as “a dirt farmer from Grand Mound.”

wolfI shall miss and honor my Wolf friend!


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique (sometimes called “tapping”) that optimizes your emotional health. Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing – no matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you will not achieve your body’s ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way.


The Medicine Wheel: Practical Use in 2017

medicine-wheel

Learn the Native American practice of the Medicine Wheel. Use the Four Directions for balance and healing. Use this sacred tool to recognize places in your life where more balance is needed. Practice problem solving for yourself and others.  Attend a day with this focus at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center in Wheatland, IA on July 8, 2017. Fee: $20.

This will be a great get away day. At The Prairie you can walk the labyrinth, relax and be into the countryside a bit–yet it is only 45 minutes from the Quad Cities. Get good information that will last you a lifetime. Enjoy the great lunch of home-grown and local, organic food included in the day.

Find more information here: http://chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar/event/49

Call 563-336-8414 to reserve your place. (pre-registration required by 3 days prior)

 


Past Life Regression Services at The Dragonfly

past life regression

Past life regression is a means to healing and greater joy in living.

Kathleen Collins traned with the distinguished psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss, MD.  She is qualified to offer a new service: past life regression.

A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, Brian L. Weiss M.D. is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. He trains professionals nationally and internationally.

Kathleen began offering this new service in May 2017. You are welcome to schedule an appointment to take advantage of this alternative therapy  process. Be one of the first to take advantage of this new means to personal healing and growth in the Quad Cities.

 


Experience “Classic Shamanic Journey,” a CommUniversity course

CommUniversity

“Classic Shamanic Journey” is a short course again offered by CommUniversity in Davenport IA, taught by Rev. Kathleen Collins of The Dragonfly.

This will help you experience one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by us to visit other realities, power animals and spiritual teachers for the purpose of gaining wisdom for your life, for others and for the planet. This course is experiential. And FUN. And life changing.

Please bring a blanket to sit on, and eye cover and a notebook and pen.

CommUniversity is excited to celebrate its 37th year of providing entertaining, informative and exciting classes to the Quad Cities in 2017. Each February, more than 500 students gather from 2 – 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

You can register online. Registration information is available HERE. There is a $40 event fee.


Accent Photographics takes you into our therapy studio

[Photo Credit: Accent Photographics]

[Photo Credit: Accent Photographics] Kathleen Collins in her therapy room.

We recently had the pleasure of working with Shuva Rahim of Accent Photographics. She has produced a lovely blog post on her site, illustrated with her great photographic work, showing Kathleen Collins in her very special, peaceful therapy room.

The post tells the story of how Kathleen began to follow the path of healing that led her to this role of healer. It relates her dual ability: to heal by using conventional methodology and to heal by using alternative methods.

Please visit Accent Photographics post “Kathleen Collins | Iowa Mental Health Counselor of Spiritual Therapies Modern Professional” for more photos and information.


Enrich your life: The Shamanic Journey CommUniversity class

bridge-19513_1280Register now to make your February memorable and life-enriching with a CommUniversity class. Join fellow life journeyers each of the four February Sundays in a class led by Rev. Kathleen Collins entitled “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Shamanic Journey.”

We enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. The “journey” is a most remarkable visionary method to explore the hidden universe known mainly through myth and dream. We will wake up dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with nature. We will find your Power Animal (that reflects your gifts and your path) and a spiritual teacher (to protect and guide you). Experiential.

CommUniversity Class

This course is just one of many offerings in the popular CommUniversity program at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Registration is easy. This grant-supported program costs just $40–no matter which of the many offerings you choose. The first program of courses offered in 1980 attracted 350 participants. But, by 1999, it grew to 470 participants in 30 classes. Now, after so many successful years of education, CommUniversity attracts nearly 600 learners annually.

Kathleen will look forward to leading all participants in an enlightening and rewarding program of self-enrichment. Register early so that you won’t be disappointed.


December 2015: Update from Kathleen Collins

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A new day dawns in the Quad Cities

Thank you for all your support throughout the year.

Here are some special December 2015 prices that are in effect through January 1. These may be also gift certificates. Remember, I can do animals and healing work at a distance if your gift is for someone not here in the Quad Cities.

Power Animal retrieval $50.00, normally $75.00
Soul Essence retrieval $60.00, normally $85.00
Soul Retrieval $100.00, normally $150.00

Any of the above would be a VERY SPECIAL, SPIRITUAL HEALING gift, as well as EMPOWERMENT tool.

CELEBRATE YOURSELF AND get a Soul retrieval.

I am at 563-332-4361, if you have questions.

New year long class for deepening your self love and understanding and spiritual life begins the end of this month!

LOVE AND POWER,

Kathleen


Power animal: Your spirit counterpart

skunk power animal

Do you see a similarity in the woman and the power animal?

You don’t have to dress like your power animal to receive the benefits of that spirit guide. But, if you want to, you’re welcome to do so.

In this photo at the top of the post, the similarities are strikingly clear.

Power Animal Questions

Have you ever dressed like your animal? Do you look like yours? Enjoy the benefits of a relationship with your power animal. Take advantage of our service and discover your spirit companion.

The badger animal companion, as all companions, has a meaning that you can discover. Learn your companion animal and the message it brings to your life.

 


New course: “Love and Power”

A new course, “Love and Power,” will begin in late December 2015 and continue for an entire year.  This group will meet once a month while working with a weekly shamanic life changing workbook.

We need to go deep with our love, while blending it with living in a place or power (which means, living on your path).  This class will focus participants on creating that pathway in their lives.

The year long class will be $600.00 and can be paid in two parts. Those with financial questions can call to inquire.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn, to grow and to continue your ongoing transformation by focusing on your love and your power.


A Special Quad Cities Solstice Celebration

solstice celebrationCome celebrate the winter solstice with music, meditation, art and workshops. This special Solstice Celebration is December 22 at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport at 129 Main Street. Admission for the evening of beauty, information and personal enrichment is just $20, day of show only.

Massage, art, and vegan food will be available for sale in the vending area.

Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Ages 19+ are welcome; those aged 18 and younger must be accompanied with guardian. Visit the Event’s Facebook page for more information and to invite your friends to this special event.

Dixon’s Violin

We are very excited to be bringing Dixon’s Violin as our main musical
entertainment! Dixon’s Violin is the world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving two TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances.

Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Based on his classically-trained violin mastery, Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony.

Guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, he shows the beauty of doing something seemingly impossible. Dixon’s passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!

Dixon’s Violin will perform and speak in the Redstone Room from 9-10:30 pm. 

MRG

Performing powerful, diverse originals and colorfully re-imagined covers and remixes, MRG will take the Redstone Room Stage following Dixon’s Violin. Visit their Facebook page for more information on this local band.

Arrive promptly for performance hall events as they will not be interrupted after starting.

Speakers/Workshops

In the Performance Hall:

  • Kathleen Collins – The Shamanic Journey, 6:30-7:30 pm
    Please bring yoga mat and eye covering for The Shamanic Journey.
  • Rafiki Acorn- Flow Meditation and performance, 7:35-7:55 pm
  • Lars Rehnberg – Reiki Self Healing, 8-9 pm
  • EmJay – Music Therapy and performance – Redstone
  • Nikki Jones – Essential Oils –  Vending Area, 7:35-7:55 pm
  • Duck – Relationship Between Consciousness and Matter


New Special Offers!

winter specials

The Dragonfly is offering new seasonal specials–plan ahead and make your holiday shopping so easy!

Gift certificates are available for Power Animal retrievals for the holidays (or any time). Delight someone you love with an unforgettable and possibly even life-changing gift.

Special pricing for Soul Retrieval is here, just in time for your holiday gift giving.
From Winter Solstice through January 24 you may purchase gift certificates or schedule your own Soul Retrieval,  regularly $150.00  NOW value-priced at just $100.00.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this special pricing to enrich your life and the lives of those you love.

winter special offers


Reflections on life changes–After a soul retrieval

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In this testimony, life unfolds in ways that are unexpected, but beautiful, after a soul retrieval.

We were delighted to receive this message from a client who shared her experience of life changes she experienced after a soul retrieval. She has generously allowed us to share it with you, too, here:

I didn’t know what to expect from the soul retrieval. The morning after Kathleen did the soul retrieval, my husband and I drove to Iowa City to celebrate (a one hour drive). I was driving because he is in a wheelchair and can’t drive. I felt happy that morning and there were beautiful clouds above us, in front and surrounding us, curving around like the curvature of the earth. I was very aware of the clouds, as if they were much closer than usual and I felt I wanted to listen to music and tuned into a choir singing Bach, it was all very vivid and gorgeous.  I felt a sense of wonder that one feels as a child as we drove along, completely in the present. I was unusually patient with my husband. He requires a lot of attention as he can’t move other than his neck, head and a bit in the shoulder flower budand has trouble speaking, and I tire quickly on a drive and tend to be a little sharp. But not on that day. I could feel the returning child gifts within me and I kept hugging them internally and welcoming them. I felt the fullness of their presence and return within my being. Also there was a piece that I had given to my husband, it was welcomed back, and there was a sense of being more myself.

There was another aspect that returned, the disappointed or self sabotaging aspect, and I began to recognize what that self-sabotage really meant (not what I thought). Self sabotage had something to do with the gift of reconnection to my dreams (within the context of this insight), I realized that I should stop chasing the dreams that were totally unrealistic, (and not fun, bring little profit, hard work and impossible to arrange), and follow the fun ones that were within my reach in my situation (as a caregiver for my husband). Insights about my childhood also came to me. But most impressive to me was my patience, and the return of innocence and enjoyment of the simplest things (clouds, music, landscape, people), due to being more in the moment. These feelings were on and off during the next six days.

roseAnd THEN six days later, I experienced excruciating pain in my back which left me incapacitated for about three weeks, slowly recuperating over a six week period (still not fully there yet). My back had begun to feel more pain than usual a few weeks earlier in the summer. But I have never felt pain like that (maybe giving birth, but that was a mere 16 hours). When I told Kathleen about this and asked if it could have something to do with the soul retrieval, she wrote, “Sometimes CHANGE WANTS to happen for you SO DEEPLY so you can live with freedom”…and boy did I cherish those words.  I realized that the feeling of too much being asked of me was being manifested in this pain. Suddenly I could no longer take care of Mark and everyone had to scramble! I was driven deep within by the pain and honestly, it was a relief (but excruciating) to do absolutely nothing for three weeks. I was like a helpless child. And I had to ask for help. But mostly I was aware of the pain, of my physical body and I had to take care of myself. Kathleen was very helpful during this period when we emailed each other.

Now, the result is that in the last few weeks (seven weeks since the soul retrieval) our lives have been rearranged in such a way that I have the help that I really need in taking care of my husband without damaging my back. Getting more help was a step in feeling safe in the world and not sabotaging myself, it was a HUGE STEP in my life. We are both much more relaxed because of this change, and I am seeing the possibility of having more time to myself in the future, something I just couldn’t see before. Also, I have had to change my diet and health habits to improve the arthritis in my back and I feel better for it.

flower butterflyI’ve also felt more inspiration in my art. That has been very strong, even when I was immobilized, as soon as I could sit for ten minutes, I began a new pastel painting.  The feeling that “I don’t want to be here anymore” has mostly disappeared as well.

It’s an ongoing process, and as time moves forward I begin to recognize the internal attitudes that are changing and the changes that need to take place. Self-sabotage is starting to fall away, piece by piece, as I become more aware of the things I do to sabotage myself, (in the past it was difficult to see this). There are times when I might have “given” myself to Mark out of a deep sense of “How can I help him through this?” Now, instead, something inside of me says, “No, that won’t help either of us.”  These were all part of the gifts received through the soul retrieval, and all I can say is welcome home and thank you, Kathleen!

Signed,

D. S.


New Class: Finding Your 12 Archetypes

12 ArchetypesYour 12 archetypes were created as a Sacred Contract before birth for the purpose of learning the lessons meant for you! This guided class is powerful work to assist you in learning more about yourself and your path. It is also FUN

We will use the work of Caroline Myss as our guide…(no need to buy her book, Sacred Contracts).

We will learn which of our archetypes we “lead” with and that each archetype comes to life at different times, as we need them!

To fulfill your divine potential and even to resolve the many issues of daily life, you must enlist a higher plane of consciousness. To be able to see symbolically, to act appropriately on your intuitions, takes practice. There is no more valuable contribution that you can make to your spiritual health than learning to understand your Sacred Contracts as written in your own archetypal language. Identifying your energy patterns helps you to gain a much greater vision of the meaning and purpose of many of your experiences and relationships. When you symbolically read the content of your life, you can make better choices.

Sacred Contracts are mystical, inner agreements we have with our life path and with certain people on our life path. These agreements are not logical. They are mystical, mysterious, and hidden within the subtle forces that govern our life. It’s so very enlightening to understand your life through the lens of Sacred Contracts and to be able to recognize the people in this life who are bonded to you through such a sacred agreement. Every one’s life looks profoundly different before and after understanding their Sacred Contracts.

Four sessions (these are all necessary parts):

September 26     2-5 PM

October 3   2-5   PM

October 17   2-5 PM

October 24  2-5 PM    COST: $  250.00

LOCATION: my place 3649 Cedarview, Bettendorf  IA                                                 

Please send deposit of $100.00 to the above address.

Questions?  Please call 563-3324361 or email  ostrichkc@live.com

A simple snack and beverages will be offered.

Many insurance plans will cover this work. Ask me if I am a provider for yours!


April Special: Divination

april special divination

Divination Special

Usually $100.00. This month: $75.00
Divination is a simple process for you. You just give me the questions that concern you, and we set a phone time to discuss the answers. Or, you can arrange to meet with me personally.

The responses come from my spiritual teachers. Your questions can be about ANYTHING or ANYONE in your life. This can be VERY helpful.

Happy Spring!

It is my honor to serve you.


Men’s Group for those sexually assaulted & 30 Years or older

men's group

Men’s group for those who have suffered sexual assault and are 30 years of age or better to begin in Bettendorf, Iowa.

MEN’S GROUP: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND ARE THIRTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

When: The first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Where: Bettendorf, Iowa (call 563-332-4361) in private residential setting

Facilitated by: Kathleen Collins, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

To register or if you have questions: Call 563-332-4361, or Email ostrichkc[at]live[dot]com

Cost: Free Will Donation


Compassionate Depossession: February Special Pricing, Limited time offer

compassionate depossession

Compassionate depossession is offered at a special price point during the month of February. Move forward unimpeded; remove what limits your progress.

The Dragonfly by Kathleen Collins, is offering special pricing in February until March 1, 2015 on Compassionate Depossession. This service, normally $100.00, is offered only during the month of February for just $75.00.

There are real cases of spiritual possession. It’s also important to note that at the same time most of us can experience being ‘overshadowed’–as if some ‘thing’ is in our way. This ‘something’ can be gently removed from your energy field. In compassionate depossession, the Shaman escorts that spirit to the place it is meant to be.

This is very powerful, yet very simple work and can release you to move on your way more strongly.


Christmas gift specials at The Dragonfly

[Update: January 2015–the Christmas gift specials are no longer available.]

Gift certificates for Power Animals are available (usually $75.00 – until January 1, $50.00!)

I am able to discover someone’s totem from a distance, if they do not live here.

Also, any of my services are $60,00 now (usually $80.00).  (Soul retrieval not included)

Also, Solar Lunar calendars are in for 2015 and are $21.50.
Drumming tapes ~  $19.00
Intuition oil   ~ $15.00  (made by Dr. Norm Shealy)

Eye covers for journeying or profound sleep ~ $10.00
Bath salts created with essential oils and epsom salts for healing and transformation are $10.00 or $15.00
Rose oil (used to protect your boundaries)  $12.00


The Shamanic Journey Communiversity Course

cu-logoLearn the ways of the Shamanic journey in this Communiversity Program course taught by Kathleen Collins. It will be held in February 2015 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport , IA.

The Shamanic Journey course description:

Participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature. Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, bring a bandanna, cushion/blanket, and a pen and notebook to record your journeys.

Registration: http://www.communiversity.org/registration.php

Information about the 2014 Communiversity Program is available on this YouTube video:


My Father–The Engine Behind All I Believe I Can Do

Kathleen Collins as child

Photo of Kathleen Collins as a child. [photo taken by her father]

The photo is of me in Carragana, Saskatchewan Canada with uncles and aunts and cousins- but, especially, my father- who is on the other end of the camera. He who empowered me and deeply loved me and showed it. He is the engine behind all that I believe I can do and he led me into shamanic work.

To be empowered and loved leads one to be able to love and empower others!  This picture shows purity of spirit and a genuine naiveté and trust in life. Canada in the 50’s was untouched- no running water inside and much magic still left!


Steven Halpern and the Role of Relaxation in Healing

Steven Halpern

Steven Halpern

The Dragonfly recommends the message of Steven Halpern, a Grammy nominated recording artist and pioneering sound healer, in his current newsletter [September 2014]. Click through and read it on his website in its entirety.

“Addiction, Recovery, Meditation and Relaxation”

Entitled “Addiction, Recovery, Meditation and Relaxation,” the newsletter offers a different and necessary perspective on healing from addiction and the need for a deep spiritual connection. This is a timely message for us all.

Steven Halpern

 


Why we’re named “The Dragonfly”

The DragonflyThe dragonfly reminds us of ancient time (Doesn‘t it look like it’s from another time?) and shamanism connects us to the wisdom of the past that we can use NOW. It is vital!

And a dragonfly is most often seen near water and light.

Power of light:

  • Breaking down illusions
  • Seeing the truth in situations

Plus, everyone stops to look at a dragonfly–wow….so, hopefully people will find magic in their own lives through our work together!

Thus, the name of my business–The Dragonfly.

 


Meet Guiness. Live in harmony with nature.

Meet GuinessGuiness is my very gentle roommate who assists me with healing and helping clients, as well as myself! He was a-literally-gift to me and has continued to be a GIFT to me and many others.

The harmony we feel when connected with Nature and our special “four-leggeds” reminds us of the possibility of living with all in harmony.


Try the Ongoing Monthly Healing Group

k c drummingOn the second Sunday of every month (except February), Kathleen Collins facilitates The Healing Group from 3-5 PM. The public is welcome to attend this group for a nominal $5.00 donation  This group gathers to focus healing energies for family, friends, yourself, community and the planet. Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one (or any musical instrument).

Location: 3420 Towne Pointe Drive,   Bettendorf, Iowa  MAP


You sit in the center of your own circle of truth, in ever-increasing stillness, knowing that you have indeed accomplished what you have come onto this earth to do.

You have made your mark.

You have added to the world in some way.

You have manifested your truth and your beauty, and now a kind of stillness inhabits you.

You begin to watch life in all its mystery, like a great wise one who is full of love and power.   person in circle


Monthly Sunday sessions open to the public

person in circle

 

The Dragonfly Shamanic Counseling offers monthly group sessions on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. The August 2014 session is held at the Davenport School of Yoga (3rd Floor) at 421 Brady Street from 2-4 pm.
 
The public is invited and encouraged to join us in connecting more deeply with Spirit Helpers and Power Animals!
 
Suggestion Donation:  $5.00