Odysseys with Wholeness

Nicola Mary Christensen-Johnson

A Pilgrimage of Purpose and Identity

An Odyssey with Wholeness

An odyssey is, in more than one aspect, a pilgrimage, a time during which we are completely undone in our forms of participation in world and who we believe to be. It is a journey of three steps forwards for two steps backward. We fall, we tumble, we pick ourselves up, and we go forward. We remember, we forget, and we remember again. It is precisely this toggling back and forth that generates enough energy to propel us through the pathways to selfhood towards our expansion into the indivisible reality of love.

Throughout our odyssey, we are regularly invited to climb up the slopes towards our edges. There, we are encouraged to stand in the prophetic position listening to what is calling us towards new forms of participation in world, what our true purpose may be in the greater arc of life. In other words, we offer ourselves to receive information relating to what we are really meant to be doing when we have become who we are meant to be in wholeness.

The prophetic edge is the place where we inevitably find ourselves standing in utter confusion and bewilderment, hovering with anxiety. This is the place where we learn to stay in the creative tension of holding together all the contradictions, all the paradoxes, and all the polarities, accepting the tragic nature of the human experience, sprinkled with dramas and disruptions. This is the place where we dare sail beyond the threshold of fear. This is the place where we learn to be excessively gentle with ourselves as we pray that we will not be coerced to show up in life in the same way. Therefore, most importantly, this is the place where we need divine accompaniment to hold us lovingly as we shake and quaver.

Paradoxically, it is when we humbly visit the places of our helplessness, our hopelessness and our utter powerlessness that we discover who we are in sovereign selfhood. There is no doubt that, besieged by the blast of the furnace burning on the prophetic edge, we encounter a highly transformative experience, as we allow ourselves to fall apart, welcoming the death of the structures of personality, only to feel a new foundational ground coming to meet and uphold us.

Guided Itineraries on the Pilgrim's Path

I offer short or long itineraries for in-depth explorations of your specific fit-for-purpose pilgrimage. Both itineraries enable us to pause and stay with different aspects of the human experience arising in awareness, so that we may draft a more truthful map of reality and experience life unfolding in a dynamic and intimately connected context.

The guided itineraries can be done alone or with a companion.

Short itinerary of 5 sessions

  1. Standing on our edge
  2. Befriending our fears
  3. Embracing unworthiness
  4. Opening to the gifts of grief
  5. Receiving the next dispensation of our life

Long itinerary of 10 sessions

  1. Standing on our edge
  2. Befriending our fears
  3. The markers and traces of anxiety and distress
  4. Embracing unworthiness
  5. The manifestations of shame and core wounds
  6. Opening to the gifts of grief
  7. The indwelling presence
  8. The indivisible reality of love
  9. Receiving the next dispensation of our life
  10. Voicing from the heart

Format of Guided Itinerary

A Pilgrimage of Purpose is an itinerary composed of five (short version) or ten (long version) 60-minute online calls and/or in-person meetings introducing you to the materials in the Odyssey with Wholeness collection.

Online calls are done on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. In-person meetings take place in my home on the island of Bornholm in Denmark, or elsewhere if I happen to be travelling and in your area.

The guided itinerary can be done alone or with a companion.

Planning your Guided Itinerary

Let’s start with a complimentary 30-minute call to explore what is moving you towards wholeness. I am particularly interested in listening to the ways the materials presented in the Odyssey with Wholeness collection can support you on your path of spiritual growth. Click on the button below: send me your request with a few options as to when we can meet. I’ll get back to you confirming a date and time, and provide you with a generic Zoom link.

After the exploratory call, the guided itinerary is confirmed after payment. I issue you with a personal Zoom link and we then plan the sessions. I highly recommend that we settle for a structured approach providing you with the appropriate accompaniment for your customised odyssey: meeting on the same day and time, and at regular intervals, that is not too spaced out. You choose the day of the week, the time and the frequency: every week, every two weeks, or every three weeks, not more.



Please take some time to read my Terms of service: you will find out more about me and how I work.

You can also look at my Philosophy of Accompaniment which details how I accompany people on their odysseys with wholeness and oneness.


Individual Sessions