Meditations and Mentors - Ancient Lemurian Goddess Uli.
  • Louise Hay
  • Dr. Sharon Bearpark - Medicine Woman
  • Laura Kealoha Yardley PHD
  • Healing Moments Jane O'Keeffe
  • Grace & Margaret Vickers
  • Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart
  • Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
  • Ariel Spilsbury
  • Devaa Haley Mitchell
  • Elayne Doughty
  • Mystic Ann Of Scotland And The....
  • Maasa
  • Grandmothers Speak - The Net of Light
  • St. Clare of Assisi and her Sisters
  • Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Peggy Black
  • Sonia Choquette
  • Soulful Women
  • Lauren Artress

Louise Hay

Louis Hay

Louise's web site.

One of the first books given to me was Louise L. Hay’s
Heal Your Body
On the back page is
It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being,
And radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me multiplied.
The more love I use and give, the more I have to give, the supply is endless.
I love myself; therefore, I take loving care of my body.
I lovingly feed it nourishing foods and beverages.
I lovingly move it and my body moves me.
I lovingly groom it and dress it, and my body lovingly responds to me with vibrant health and energy.
I love myself; therefore, I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in.
I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.
I love myself; therefore, I work at a job that I truly enjoy doing, one that uses my creative talents and abilities,
working with and for people that I love and that love me, and earning a good income.
I love myself; therefore, I behave and think in a loving way to all people,
for I know that that which I give out returns to me multiplied.
I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of what I am.
I love myself; therefore, I forgive and totally release the past and all past experiences
Experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure,
For I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now and forever more.
And, so it is.
I love you.
I love Louise, I met her in my heart through this book and met her in person in Vancouver
I watched as she hugged each of the hundreds of people who were there.
She said she would stay until she had hugged everyone who wanted a hug.
And she stayed true to her word.
I invite you to visit Louise’s website.

Dr. Sharon Bearpark - Medicine Woman

Sharon Bearpark and her Husband Bob

We met Dr. Sharon Bearpark and her husband Bob at our 1995 Maarnada Show. They purchased a beautiful bass wood dolphin sculpture called “Sweet Admiration” to mark their 10th wedding anniversary.
Sharon had trained as a medical doctor and chose to use her gifts in the area of health promotion with a focus on children’s health and healthy schools.
Late in 1995 after hiking the West Coast Trail Sharon was gifted with the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron by a close friend. As I had worked with the book we decided to get together for a chat. Click Here
Sharon knew I was on the Board of Directors at Victoria Hospice and asked me about volunteering. I suggested that she wait until we moved into our new location, but she was compelled to volunteer earlier and went to the old site where she was welcomed into the current volunteer training program.
 In the spring of 1996 I remember Sharon at the unveiling of Maarten’s sculpture ‘Courage’. As we are speaking of it, my vision eye freeze frames Sharon.
It is a picture that shows me that Sharon will be going through what the sculpture Courage represents.
Sharan and Nadina
The outer circle represents an outward cycle of life.
The break represents a traumatic change where life can't go on the way it was.
The circle takes us inward into the Courage of the Heart where the inner healing work begins.
We find our inner gifts and return to the world again to share.

In the August of 1996 after excruciating pain while out on a run together, Bob is stopped in his tracks with serious back pain. A few short weeks later Bob is diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread to his spine and results in paralysis from his chest level.
A brutal 8 weeks unfolds where Sharon and Bob together see the medical profession from the inside out.
 After weeks of medical treatment Bob is no longer able to wage a fight against the cancer that paralyzes him. Sharon has Bob moved to the same Hospice where she had been volunteering.
Sharon and Bob companion each other and she is by his side when Bob dies on the morning of Monday, November 18th 1996.
Bob and Sharon
Sharon and I have shared her journey and in February 2004 Maarten and I host her book launch at Maarnada.
‘Speaking the Truth - Grief Transforms Us” was inspired by her very personal journey and the years of daily writing she had begun when reading The Artist’s Way.
Book Cover
The very same month Sharon becomes a Medical Advocate for Maarten and I as we go through my own journey and diagnosis that would require severe brain and cervical spine surgery.
Sharon is a gifted intuitive and gave me the book inspired by a dream that Elizabeth Blackburn had had. “Gifts From the Rainbow Angels” is written and illustrated by Lynn VanBakel a friend of both Elizabeth and Sharon.
‘Gifts From the Rainbow Angels’ accompanied us to Vancouver where I had my surgery and it was the book that I requested my friends to read to me when they came to visit. 
Thank-you to Rhona and Caroline!
‘Gifts From the Rainbow Angels
There was no doubt at all that a child was returning with the brutally battered brain of the 56 year old woman called Nadine A and with her, her very own angels.s

To read Nadine's Brain Lift Story, Magical Cerebellum Bus Tour to Oz, click here

P.S. It was during my own journey that I had chosen in my heart to have Sharon walk with Maarten should I not return home.  When I told them, they both rolled their eyes at me and they are still laughing today. I just wanted to put my life in order.
Maarten and Sharon
Sharon and I continue to companion each other and our relationship grows from the depths of our hearts to the heights and balance of our well being.

We are Medicine Women on a shared path.

In 2001 after a 5 year hiatus Sharon had begun to pursue her love of running once again.  I believe the confidence and determination she gained helped her to embark on her ‘Round the World Odyssey’.
Beginning in November 2006 exactly 10 years from Bob’s passing, her journey of nearly 100,000 kms taken through 17 countries and over nine months allowed her to see firsthand the magnificence of this world and to honour the year she would turn 50.
I asked Sharon if I could share her DVD of some of the highlights that remained with her from her ‘trip of a lifetime’.
Sharon is small in stature like the pocket battle ship that her father in law had nicknamed her with, and with her courageous compassionate heart I welcome you to the gift of walking with Sharon.

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Dr. Sharon Bearpark’s Odyssey And Photographs

Friend of Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

Laura Kealoha Yardley Aloha Spirit

Uli and Me

Uli and Me

I invite you to visit Laura's site.

After a meditation on my Grandmothers who have been the forgotten ones, I received pictures from both sides of my family of my Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers.

I created a shrine for Mother's Day and sat with my journal in hand staring at them.  Out loud I said, "I'm sorry I don't know your stories."

I wrote the same words down in my journal and this was their response,

"Do not concern yourself about our stories, we evolve through you, take us with you."

Soon after, I was invited to a workshop about Grandmothers that was being given by Laura Kealoha Yardley PhD. who wrote the 'Heart of the Huna'.

I became inspired by Laura's gentleness connected through her Hawaiian Grandmother.  Laura introduced me to the Ancient Lemurian Goddess Uli.

Uli connected me to the divine feminine energy of my emotions and intuition, the true source within me. 

Uli is the birther of self and gave birth to the living waters.

As Maarnada is on the ocean, and the water element and sun element come together here and in Uli's story, she immediately came into my heart.

During the month of January we have vacationed in Hawaii for many years.  In the early years with our children and Maarten's family.

I asked Maarten to create a sculpture of Uli.  Laura blessed the stone of Revelstoke B.C. green marble. Maarten gave Maarnada's Uli to me for my 49th birthday September 1992.

The picture of me floating in the ocean in Maui was taken by Maarten in January 2009.  I had set myself in the path of the morning sun reflecting on the water and invited Uli to be with me.

My web man Wizgym, Jim, created the feeling of being one with Uli.

The picture taken by Maarten of me at sunset is the completion of the day when we said farewell to the sun using the Huna blessings taught to me by Laura.  

I invite you to visit Laura's site.

Aloha and Mahalo to Laura Kealoha Yardley.

In Gratitude Nadina Stewart Schaddelee Storyteller of Maarnada



Healing Moments

Jane O'Keeffe has been my Human Angel of Healing for six years.

She came to me first as a CranioSacral Therapist,

to release the tension in my head and neck before my brain and cervical spine surgery
and continues to companion me and assist me.

Jane - CranioSacral Therapist

I asked her to stand by 'Healing Portals' to take her picture.
She had just finished releasing all the tension from my body.

Jane is a total blessing, a dear friend and a gifted healer.

More about Jane, February Eve



Margaret, Grace & Me

Link to Margaret's bio

The most beautiful of beautiful mornings and from the distance I hear the Eagles calling.
Now, the rustle of branches as large young wings land behind me...
They don't rest for long, they are off to join their family on the rocks below Maarnada.
There are five Eagles gathered sharing a feast.
The large Matriarch lands on the tall Fir and calls down to me
And there sits Grace, Mother of my friend Margaret Ruth Vickers.
It is May 12th the day Grace Isabel Freeman was born and many years later the day Grace would die.
She plucks a large white feather from her tail and drops it down to me.
"You are 'White Feather' the Spirit and Wisdom of the Grandmothers
Remember we speak through you"

White Feather

Grace is a Spirit Mother to me.  She sits in my heart on this day and I give grateful thanks to her.

I met Grace's daughter Margaret in May 1967 when she would become Miss Victoria and I her first Princess.
Over the years we have connected as friends and mentors.  We have changed much over forty-two years.

Margaret and Me

Margaret means Pearl - it begins with a small agitation and results in a treasure.
Margaret is a hand of change in our world.

I invite you to read Margaret's Story

Link to Margaret's bio



Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart

Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart

Link to Ehsida Bisset's website.

I have a friend Renee, who many years ago came into my life as my T’ai Chi Chih instructor.

Ehsida Invited The Stars Into My Heart
Renee doing T’ai chi

As a Trainer of Fitness Leaders, with a dance and choreographer’s background my constant striving was outward
…strength, endurance, music, new moves…..

The T’ai Chi Chih appeared simple to me.  Only twenty moves.
So I asked Renee---“What comes after the twenty moves?”

In her radiant patient wisdom she quietly said, ‘You take them inside”

Even after I had become an instructor of T’ai Chi Chih,
it would be years before the seed slipped in to be nurtured
where I became one with just a couple of movements
energy flowing and coming to rest within.

Recently Renee asked me to read her daughter Ehsida’s book

“In Search of the Miraculous”

Ehsida and I have been in constant and nurturing contact through email and our websites.

Thank-you Ehsida, for delivering the breathtaking close up resonance of the stars so that I can see and feel them.

Through your images and soulful words you place the miraculous in the palm of my hand and the wonder of the child’s heart.

I invite you to the Galaxy of Ehsida via her creative and awe inspiring website.

Link to Ehsida’s Bio.

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

The 13 Grandmothers Council Web Site

Visit the web site of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Peace Makers: The 13 Grandmothers Council
a Visionary Painting by Minouche, 2008


Ariel Spilsbury

Ariel Spilsbury

Ariel's web site



Devaa Haley Mitchell

Devaa Haley Mitchell

Devaa's web site



Elayne Doughty

Elayne Doughty

Elayne's web site




In celebration of Ann’s Birthday
I am dancing and singing on the Wind at the time of Ann’s Birthday sunrise.
Love beyond forever and in the ever present now
I love Ann.
Dancing on the Wind sculpture with candles lit and reflections on Margaret’s Bay
White Eagle
On a morning walk on our beach in 1989, an exquisite young girl child of twelve years of Earth age introduced herself to us.
Her name MAASA, and as musical and magical as her name the joy of the beach resonated within her
as if the Mother Ocean herself had brought her to meet us.
MAASA walked along with us to the far point wanting to introduce us to her father Jon.
Like a Scottish Warrior standing aloft on Strange Wood Point
Jon greeted us and invited us to their home to meet his wife Sonia and his Mystic sister Ann
Link to Maasa's story from her site

In my first gaze into Ann’s crystal pale blue eyes
every part of my being resonated as if melting into each other
A homecoming inside myself
Still embraced we relaxed back to look into each other’s eyes again
And then the laughter as the inner children within us
Shook with the delight of a playmate that imagines and creates.
 We continue to play parts in our own real life Faery Tales.
There are many stories to tell from Ghost Whispering to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor
And they will be told in their own unique way.
Stonehenge Glastonbury

Gifted in storytelling, healing arts and the grace and fearlessness of the feminine
Ann became my mentor and spirit guide into realms that I had longed to understand
  Ann continues to sit as a presence in our Circle of Women
Happy Birthday Ann from the West Coast of Canada
Where the whole of Creation rejoices in your presence.
Circle of Women
MAASA ISIS has recently returned in my visions and we have connected through our websites
I invite you to the Beauty of Maasa’s site
Link to Maasa’s site

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada





Maasa's web site



Grandmothers Speak - The Net of Light

Sharon McErlane
Web site



St. Clare of Assisi and her Sisters

St. Clare of Assisi and her Sisters

There is a sense about Clare, that she reaches down through the ages and continues to make her presence felt to generations beyond her own

Web site



Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996.

Web site



Peggy Black

Peggy Black

Peggy Black, is a ‘Sacred Sound Salutarist, Spiritual Synergist, Transducer and Scribe,’ author, world traveler, and lecturer with thirty-five years experience in the healing field. Subscribe to the 88 free messages, Nadina subscribed and loves them.

Website Bio



Sonia Choquette

Sonia Choquette

Sonia Choquette is a world-renowned author, storyteller, vibrational healer, and six sensory spiritual teacher in international demand for her guidance, wisdom, and capacity to heal the soul.

Click here to read her news letter.



Soulful Women



Lauren Artress

A Leading Force in the Worldwide Labyrinth Movement

Lauren Artress

Women of Wisdom

The Labyrinth is a wonderful tool as a walking meditation. It is solved through walking. I was fortunate to train with Dr. Lauren Artress and received accreditation as a Labyrinth Facilitator in October 2000.
I taught courses and introduced the Labyrinth by working with people who saw the benefits of the Labyrinth. This included the canvas Labyrinth used at UVIC.

‘Walking a Sacred Path’ Lauren’s book was given to me by my friend Penny for my 50th birthday. Penny said, “It was glowing on the shelf and said take me to Nadina”

Intuition is an amazing gift to listen and respond to promptings.  Reading the book inspired me to create a 30 foot diameter Labyrinth for Maarnada On May 1st 1998

Nadine drawing the labyrinth

Maarten and Troy assisted in painting our labyrinth that was on our driveway for ten years.

Nadina on painted Labyrinth

Although our Labyrinth has been covered over my walking is facilitated by the many walks and the centre of the ‘Rose’ is on the waterside of Maarnada and my daily practice after welcoming the sun.  There are three finger Labyrinth’s that can be used to quiet the mind on the Path of Kindness that leads to the Rose.

Path of Kindness
Path of KindnessThree finger labyrinth's.
Three finger labyrinth's.

I invite you to visit Lauren's amazing website.

Nadine A. Stewart Schaddelee
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada


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