Grandmother Kaariina Saarinen M.Ed.Coun. is a holder and keeper of her maternal Grandmother's Medicine Bundle. Her greatest passion is empowering the genius of the new generations, as well as engaging the previous ones through conversation and ceremonies to step into LIVING LEGACIES and initiations into Eldership.
Crafting her own masterpeice, living the legacy of her lineage, provides grandmother with an astute awareness of how crucial the quality of our relationships are. Deepening the dive of the divine feminine, Kaariina's bundle opens up beings to reveal their shadows and the medicines hidden within.
Incarnating in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario: the juxtaposition of the three Great Lakes, and Anishnabe Spirit Lake deeply influenced Grandmother Kaariina's totality. She feels deeply connected to these ancient lands and mountains as well as the new lands she has been guided to walk and to grid. She carries a living legacy with her spirit "grandchildren" helping re-plant the seeds of the VILLAGE BLUEPRINT; which is still being activated through her medicine Bundle. Grandmother of the Turquoise Heart has honed her offerings and skills through service in the fields of staff development as a teacher at the local, regional, provincial and national levels continuing an unbroken chain of women who have accepted leadership and responsibility on daily and planetary levels. She has been awarded a Shell Fellowship in Career Education in Canada,as well as Parent Educator of the year for Ottawa Carleton, in Ontario. Founder of "The Healing House: whole way home". Kaarina was initiated fully into woman chief of sweatlodges and receptacle for more medicine ways and shamanic tools. This led to more initiations: the Cherokee Dances of Four Directions, living the Medicine Wheel Tradition, talking stick and healing circles and the way of the chunupa!
Since 1999, Kaariina has been guided by Great Spirit, as a REIKI Master and teacher,to sit with many elders, wisdom keepers, lamas and more in order to be humbled in the ways of her bloodlines and these sacred lineages! She has cofounded Living in Fierce Faith Community in Saskatoon, has seeded crystals and gridded medicines in many locations, to offer releasings for Mother Earth, and celebrated the genius and giftsof young people. She offers The Way of Council, with a committment to nonviolent communications growing out of years of childrearing and Adlerian Psychology,while nonviolent communications arose from a need to becomemore skillfull when traversing chasms of grief within her ownbirth family. .Kaariina of the Turquoise Heart is one of 7 luminaries, in the 13 Moon Wild Wise Women Mystery School. Once a month, she transmits Messages from Elders, via Living Proof Radio,produced by Tammra Broughton and looks forward to transcribing those four series over 2 plus years into books as well! Authorshipis on her horizon!
Living fiercely is the medicine way! For all of our ancestors, descendants and precious teachings,I bow down low and dedicate my footsteps to beauty, strength and joy! To all our relations for the next 7 generations!