“I feel an ancient calling to assist in global healing. As I offer up these writings and healing gifts, I remember the ancient temples from which my soul has returned. This lifelong journey, for which all of our souls have returned to heal and learn, provides us with everyday gifts for which we can turn. I am grateful to be a part of your journey.” -Ulonda Faye
Q: Ulonda, could you tell us about your diverse background?
A: Yes, with gratitude. My academic journey led me from the President of the Women’s Business Association in High School to a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies, and German in undergraduate school.
I studied Peace and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis on International Relations during my graduate studies in Germany, where I lived for 10 years translating and working for a variety of organizations. During this point in my life, I was preparing for the foreign service exam and was being tailored to work as a cultural diplomat in the embassies around the world. Having a deep passion for cultures, languages, peace and human rights, this felt ideal for my life path at the time.
Seeing all the needs for healing in the world through my work with the Human Rights Organization, Terre de Femmes, I began to notice that the greatest focus point needed for healing was to begin with the individual. I saw it within myself and I saw it with the partner organizations around the world I was involved in. My world began to expand at this time, and I saw cultural traumas and felt the deep need for healing all around. I then turned my focus completely to alternative healing modalities becoming certified in a wide-variety of healing traditions.
I have been a certified holistic practitioner since 2009, and every year I take on new modalities and deepen my healing work from the inside out as well as from the outside in.
Q: Ulonda, can you tell us about your travels, and if that has had an impact on you and your work?
A: Absolutely. Traveling began everything for me. I started traveling in 1997, while still living in my family’s mid-western home in the US. I traveled extensively from 1997-2012 living, studying, working and healing in Hawaii, southeast Asia, eastern and western Europe, Oceania and South America. I returned to live in the mid-west from 2012-14 and then divided up my time for four years in northern New Mexico and a year in southern California.
At this time, I deepened my knowing in shamanism, energetic & vibrational medicine, herbalism and meditation, which I first began in 2009, with initiations in 2012 as well as in 2016. Curanderismo and Native American healing traditions became more and more a natural integration in my offerings through living in these ancestral lands as well as through the guidance of native healers.
Because of my travels, I offer a unique blend of all the elements of healing that I have gathered in my medicine pouch throughout the world. Traveling was the gatekeeper for my opening as the Divine offered my heart and hands the healing touch blessed by Grace.
Q: Ulonda, could you describe your initiations more specifically for us.
A: Yes, this is a fascinating topic. There are things that occur in life by the hand of grace and nothing is a coincidence. I have had situations where I thought I might die due to a diagnosis. It brought so much to light to the heart to know I could be dying. Back then, I was not as clear about reincarnation and had more of a view of that is it. So it provided for a deepening of awareness for my soul as to who we are. I consider this phase a preparation for the initiations that would come.
In 2012 and 2016, I had 3 different initiations through ceremony. This took place in South America, and in the American Southwest with a different teacher each time. The focus was on receiving a transference for energy work and shamanism. Of course, those two fields of vibrational and spirit medicine blend into all holistic health fields. Energy is everything.
Near Death Experience (NDE)
My greatest initiation was the experience of actually dying. I had a Near Death Experience (NDE) in 2012, half a year after my very first shamanic initiation, and it changed my whole being. It is one thing, and a hard thing, to know you may die. Yet, it is another thing to actually die and become one with source. The experience changed the way I think, feel, speak and even look. People who knew me before can attest to this dramatic change. I underwent a complete karmic clearing and came back with the empowered presence of the One. This is what I refer to as an initiation by the hand of grace.
I would like to encourage everyone to read about NDE’s. What everyone comes back realizing is that life is eternal. The soul does not die. We are infinite souls and when we return to our Universal source, it is clear that we are love. It is the most peaceful and loving place. One thing is for sure, we are all a part of the same source, and truly when we interact with another we are interacting with a part of ourselves. Thus, look at everyone as a part of you, and you will see how you become more peaceful and loving in your relations.
Q: Wow. That is quite an experience. Thank you for sitting with us today. Would you like to close by describing who you are and the purpose behind your work?
A: Yes, thank you. I consider myself a lover of humanity, a believer in inner and outer peace, and a facilitator for change for individual and societal healing. The facilitation of a heart conscious society is my primary work through all I do, and my greatest desire is to offer up a support system for those who are ready to embody their Higher Self. My work is to awaken the Divine life within. I am a lifelong student and devotee of the Divine. My daily prayer is for us to awaken to our golden hearts and age. Thank you so much for your interview.
“May we walk the Earth together as one humanity here to be at peace within ourselves and with one another.
Welcome, this is a safe space of Divine light and love. See yourself whole and healed. That is your true nature.”
May All Beings Everywhere be safe, loved, healed, free and liberated from any and all suffering.