Even if you don’t practice a connection to a particular spiritual tradition, you are here because you know that there is plenty to be gained from feeling at home in your body and in the world.
Fostering a relationship with your surroundings - whether it is aligning your internal landscape with the scenery in your house, yard, or city panorama, could make the difference between living in anxiety or living with inner strength and confidence. Developing a balanced, heart-centered bond with nature can be an antidote to the fear, confusion and depression we are subjected to by modern life.
And I know I can help you with that because, from my experience, I have found that you already have all the knowledge necessary to beat confusion and isolation, and step into your full potential.
However, maybe it isn’t organized. Or maybe you’re afraid to access what you know. Or maybe you don’t trust yourself to answer the question “How do I fit in this masterpiece of chaos and order”, consumed instead with trying to fit in everybody else’s design.
THAT’S WHERE I COME IN.
Hi, I’m Megan Montero, and I’m a holistic healer and coach to those who are open to listening to what surrounds them. Founded on the idea that taking care of your life should come naturally, Montero Healing Arts helps connect clients to the wisdom and healing of Rain, Fire, Wind, Plants, and Earth. I believe that through relationship with Nature we can heal the pain in our hearts and smooth the challenges in our lives, bring harmony to our homes and that balance can be restored on earth.
As a holistic healer and lifestyle coach, I support people through various life cycles and crisis - towards meaning, wholeness and reconnection.
I’m a Feng Shui consultant and Plant Spirit Medicine healer in Santa Cruz, California. One of the foundations of my healing work is my relationship with Nature as a Granicera in the Nahua weather tradition of south-central Mexico.
I believe that by using the ancient practices of Feng Shui and Plant Spirit Medicine we can improve the quality of our lives and find a deeper, more joyful connection to life.
Ever since I was very young, I loved making art and making things beautiful. It started with painting, then ceramics and much later with mosaics. In 1996, after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in college, I moved to California to be a ceramics assistant at the Mendocino Arts Center and stayed on as an artist-in-residence. I fell in love with California but also began to have serious health problems. However, my health condition had hidden gifts: It led me to the holistic healing arts and to discover my passion for working with people and Nature.
Healing Arts And Working With Nature
While I was living in Arcata, California, I began studying and training to be a professional herbalist and ran into a book that changed my life - Eliot Cowan’s “Plant Spirit Medicine”.
Many years later I was able to take this feeling of connection with plants a step further and help clients with it.
Meanwhile, I started studying Feng Shui because of my deep interest in the Chinese system of chi through my chi gong, tai chi practice and knowledge of Chinese herbs. The Feng Shui system opened up a whole new world for me; all those years of re-arranging my furniture and trying to create order in my life finally started to make sense. I’ve been blessed to have completed extensive Feng Shui training with several renowned teachers: Francine Tuft Peterson, Carol Bridges and Jetsun Ma Master Teacher Ho Lynn, who have been long time students of Grandmaster Lin Yun before his passing. Since my first training in 2003, I’ve had 15 years of experience practicing Feng Shui for clients.
From Feng Shui To Healing with Plant Spirits
Applying Feng Shui to my own home created profound movement in my life. For some time, I had felt a calling to move away from Arcata, and Feng Shui pointed me intuitively to Asheville, North Carolina. As it turns out, Asheville is a hub of Plant Spirit Medicine Healers, where finally I was able to receive Plant Spirit Medicine treatments. Treatments led me to committing to the Plant Spirit Medicine Healer Training Course with Eliot Cowan and Alison Gayek, from which I graduated in April 2008 and started practicing Plant Spirit Medicine.
The deep healing and connections I received would change the course of my life in a way I could never have imagined.
This was the purpose, the deeper meaning behind the move to Asheville. Just after making these new and transformative connections, I moved back to California but this time to Santa Cruz, my true home.
Working With Weather
A series of unusual life experiences and an extraordinary dream led me to seek a spiritual divination in the highlands of central Mexico in 2006. That quest revealed I had a calling to be a “weather worker” or granicera (one who works with hail and storms) also called a quiatlzques (bringer of water) in the Nahua indigenous tradition of Mexico. In 2007, I was initiated into this tradition in Nepopualco, Mexico by Don David Wiley, the successor to the late Don Lucio Campos Elizalde who was a well known Nahua granicero and healer. Twice a year I return to south-central Mexico, to continue my training and ritual experience as a granicera. In May 2013, I began a deepening of my granicera path through an apprenticeship training with my teacher, Don David, in traditional Nahua healing. I look forward to be able to offer this ancient form of healing soon.
Being called by the Weather Spirits to this ancient and time-honored path involves a special and well-understood relationship with them as the Wind, Clouds, Lightning, Sun and Rain. This work involves a lifetime of devotion and service to the Weather Beings, including a commitment to helping people build a reciprocal relationship with these divine forces of Nature. As part of this work, I offer seasonal community weather ceremonies in Santa Cruz and in Santa Monica. Click here to watch a spectacular documentary about the Weather Working Lineage I'm a part of.
My mission is to give you the tools to foster a meaningful relationship with your surroundings so you can access a life full of motivation, inner peace and purpose.
HOW IT WORKS
I work with clients 1-on-1
• In person
• Over the phone
• Via video (Zoom or Skype)