My name is Jamie Homeister.
I am an intuitive artist and shamanic practitioner.
a wife to one
mother to two
and daughter to many.
I believe in compassion and integrity.
I believe in accountability and responsibility.
I believe that vulnerability is a superpower and I offer mine without remorse.
Through art and story, I share my perceptions on living everyday in a spiritual way
and invite you to join me as I travel through the light.
My childhood was rich with spiritual experiences. I was raised in a household filled with addiction and abuse. As a survival mechanism, I became hypersensitive to the body's subtle energy system. It helped me to read through unsafe situations. Because of the continued abuse in the household, I began to emotionally shut down around seven years-old. When this fear turned to anger, I left home at twelve.
In those early teen years, I discovered and used the tarot primarily as a prophetic tool helping me to manage the constant shuffling in and out of the homes in my community. Social services wasn't an accessible tool for me so my complete survival relied on the kindness of strangers who chose to take me in. The tarot was a beacon of light shining through the many complexities of my homelessness.
Shortly after my sixteenth birthday, I left with nothing but a few boxes and bags to find some semblance of belonging in this world. Pregnant before seventeen and married by the end of the year, I had chosen an emotionally abusive addict ten years my senior to be my partner. Immediately after my son was born, I sought freedom from the relationship even if that meant I had to do it alone. By my eighteenth birthday I was divorced and had begun my journey as a single mother.
After earning my GED, I spent the next four years successfully climbing my way out of welfare and managed to purchase my own home by twenty-three. When my outside life stabilized, my connection to the Spirit world was restored. My initial breakthrough was greatly misunderstood, as I believe most peoples are. I spent almost a decade under a heavy blanket of medication fighting mental illnesses I didn't have. As the dosages increased, my connection to my intuition, my dreaming, and any connection to the person I thought I was lessened until it felt like there was nothing inside of me at all.
During these years, I began an arts project recommended to me from a family friend. I was given a few turkey feathers and was asked to paint on them. I quickly graduated from wild turkey feathers to parrot feathers and began my career as an artist. Through five years of steady effort, my work went viral getting published in several books, magazines such as Disney, and featured in hundreds of online articles in over seven different languages.
The perfect storm had been blending on the inside and without. At thirty, my body physically gave out. I began to suffer massive neck issues and chronic cluster migraines. I lost almost all of the feeling in my dominant hand and could no longer pain. I had suffered a breakdown but since have learned to call it a breakthrough as it was in this space I learned I was an empath, a psychic, and a medium. I began to understand that so many emotions that moved through me were not of my own and that I was a natural conduit for messages from the Spirit world. It was the most powerful moment in the reclamation of my true self and changed the entire course of my life completely. I began my long road of healing, self-discovery, and education in learning about what it takes to walk in the light.
I know what it’s like to be the victim and the offender. I know the pain of being stifled and the value of liberation. I have lived with both a grateful heart and have felt so low that I would want to take my own life. I have suffered, yet it has put me in the position of experience. Whether you come with a curious mind or a broken heart, I hope to offer a safe space to heal, learn about Spirit, and help facilitate meaningful experiences so you can begin to take charge of your life and well-being.
In the sum of my efforts, I hope to be a healthy representative of why we should practice energetic responsibility, experience life through powerful vulnerability, and strive to live standing fully in the authenticity of our true selves.
May we all be blessed to know and love that person wholly.
Certifications & Experience
USUI Reiki I&II: Colleen Kempf, Indiana 2014
USUI Reiki IIIA: Devon Sanders, Kentucky 2018
Shamanic Instructors: 2016, 2017, 2018 Barbara Bloecher
2016, 2017, 2018 Gina Millard
2015 Khi Armand
2014 Paige Zafariou
Shamanic Intensives: 2017, 2018 (Barbara Bloecher)
Various shamanic workshops & classes held by Gina Millard & Barbara Bloecher: 2016, 2017, 2018