Find Your Soul’s Purpose

Reconnect With Your Authentic Self

Hi, we’re Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD and we’re here to empower you with the tools, wisdom and experiences to live your soul’s purpose!

Our gift of really “seeing” you and your greatest potential will help you find your higher purpose and connect with your Self.

Discover the gift in your wounds and re-align with your whole Self using aromas from Cathy’s Attars, our sister site and other powerful tools so you can fulfill your purpose here on earth. More about us…



Recent Articles

crying for mama

How can we live our soul’s purpose if our soul is homeless, if our soul is crying for mama? I relish these days in my body, in seeing the skin, the muscles, the textures, its aliveness. In knowing and feeling that it is my home, the way my soul experiences the gift of...

Making the Unconscious Conscious with Journaling

The journey of individuation, or finding your personal myth, involves peeling away the layers that are keeping you from yourself and becoming whole. Becoming whole involves a willingness to constantly allow, welcome and integrate what is ready to emerge from the...

Tools for the Wounded Healer

The Wounded Healer is a central theme in our work and a phrase that I have noticed popping up more and more often in social media feeds. What is it all about? If you type the phrase ‘the wounded healer’ into Google search you will see that there are many different...

Tools for Healing Trauma

We have found that many of the clients we provide holistic services for are suffering from extreme trauma histories. Often these people have got to the end of the road of conventional psychiatric treatments, having seen numerous psychiatrists, therapists, etc. In some...

Grow through the current crisis (Covid-19) into your power

The current crisis (Covid-19) has a shadow side, which offers us the opportunity to grow. "Medicine women among the Pomo of California cannot practice until they are sufficiently mature; when they are immature, their power is diffuse and likely to interfere with their...

The Animus and Anima are shaped by our Ancestral Lines

We all have a contra-sexual inner partner in our unconscious psyches. Carl Jung called this the animus in women and the anima in men. Jungian analyst Marion Woodman referred to them as inner masculine and inner feminine. “The Hindus say that without Shakti, the...

Some Reflections on the Shadow of Addiction

We can be addicted to a myriad of substances and activities. It is not really the substance or activity that is the problem, it is the way our behavior is affected. While it is generally considered negative, we want to reflect on the unseen, shadow aspects of...

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With so much focus outward, what a relief to be guided and supported back to the inner journey.”

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Cathy & Florian are the most delightful teachers. Extremely knowledgeable and good humans – highly recommend learning with them and AromaGnosis!”

-Lolly Laure A’Bell

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The shadow may carry the best of the life we have not lived.” Marion Woodman

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