Early Life & Backstory
I was born in the back country of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Western North Carolina. It has long been said that we are a "peculiar people," keeping to ourselves and weary of outsiders. As Anna Wess says, "We are a mystery as old as these hills themselves, and it doesn’t take much figuring to know that we are enigmas of intentional design and destiny. The old ones, the original Appalachian queens, were daughters of the Celts and the offspring of Druids and medieval mavens and the natives of the old world craft, and we are their children. And although we are indeed as mysterious as these old hills, we still have that Celt and Cherokee elder magic in our bones."
Being from a line of women who knew every remedy you could imagine - from a wild ramp poultice to a wart-removing miracle involving nothing more than a wash rag and a hushed, prayerful chant, this work really is in my blood and my bones. As a child I spent every waking second down in the woods, talking to the elementals, finding comfort in the tall and craggy trees, bearing my soul to the creeks and streams, connecting deeply with the precious heart of the earth, and looking up to the Pleiades...knowing somehow, that it too was another place I called "home...Where family lived (you know, the Seven Sisters) *wink*.
Yes, as above, so below, my roots are as deep as the towering oaks in mother earth and as soaring as the streams of photonic light coming down from the stars above. And this is where my connection to other worlds and other dimensions came alive, and were as real as I am. And as real as YOU are. It truly was my place of refuge when this old world seemed plain mean and angry. It seems as though turmoil followed us...what I know recognize fully as ancestral trauma. I have two brothers-- One passed away at the tender age of 19. The other was born with cerebral palsy and, by the Graces, is still with us. My folks still live around that corner of the state, settling into their golden years. While I have been a Tennessee-transplant since 2006, North Carolina is always in my heart. Doesn't really matter anyway, because I now call Knoxville and these beautiful Smokey Mountains home - STILL in my beloved Appalachian mountains!
As I write, I am laughing and whispering to mySelf, "Some things never change." So.... Who am I? I am many things. I AM ALL things, just like you! (And here comes Anna Wess, again, saying, "YOU are Appalachian Queen.")
Soul Path and Purpose
"Beth SoulFire is an Appalachian medicine woman who provides powerful experiences through her dynamic courses, empowering mentorship, and life changing retreats - weaving together many ancient wisdoms, earth based mindfulness, astrology, neuroscience, and holistic wellness.
She is drawn to the unconventional as well as the old-fashioned, is wildly humorous, and loves to inspire and illuminate new perspectives from the stage.
Her secret super power is singing after suffering damage to her vocal cords during a severe and sudden illness that left her in a coma for 5 days, life support 2 weeks, months of hospitalization, and a harrowing death experience that called her to shamanism.
Her passion is to help you break free from toxic patterns and limiting beliefs, understand how to navigate the depths of introspection, integration and self love practices in order to heal from the past, unearth your brilliant gifts, find your soulful voice of truth, and live the fulfilling, empowered life your heart desires."