Welcome to Radiant Balance!

Hello there!

I’m Jo delAmor and this is the online home base for my lifelong work of learning to navigate the terrain of our complex, beautiful and precarious world in a healthful, empowering way that feeds the wellbeing of the Earth and future generations.

This is a place to access my work as a personal transformation coach and cultural transformation facilitator, as well as my personal artwork and contemplative writing. Below you’ll find some noteworthy snippets about “where I’m at” these days…

I have taken a partial hiatus from the “business” of coaching…

As my coaching practice and my personal spiritual path challenged me to deeper self-inquiry and authenticity I ran headlong into the brick wall of hypocrisy created by trying to “build” a “business” as a coach for radical personal and cultural transformation within the deeply flawed and exploitative economic model of modern American capitalism. Phew! That was quite a sentence. There’s a lot to it. Long story, short: In 2014, I took a big step back from coaching as a business. (Read more about this decision here, if you’re interested)

I have had the great pleasure of coaching a few people on the side and facilitating a few group events and workshops since then. I am still available in a limited capacity for this type of work on a gift exchange basis as needed and called for. Find out more about my coaching offerings here, if you’re curious. 

The Work That Reconnects is a strong guiding light for me…

Developed by Joanna Macy and her colleagues over the course of several decades, the Work That Reconnects provides a brilliant, interactive structure and platform for facing “the mess we’re in without going crazy.” (which is the subtitle of her book Active Hope) This body of work has been a powerful tool for me as I navigate my own emotional responses to the often disheartening state of the world. It helps me see, feel and understand the radical interconnectedness that is woven into the very fabric of Life and reminds me that the force of Life is way bigger and older and more creative than any of the forces that might seek to dominate Her. I also love that it is a collection of interactive practices…bringing us beyond thought and into action, into authentic embodied reconnecting.

I have incorporated WTR practices into my private and group offerings since around 2011. In 2017-2018 I reengaged this work through an international year-long Facilitator Development Program and earned a certificate as facilitator. I have begun to offer facilitated WTR workshops and experiences once again and will be developing future experiences with a strong focus on understanding and undoing oppression. Find out more about my WTR related cultural transformation offerings here.

I am beginning the study of world religions and undoing oppression in preparation for my path toward the Unitarian Universalist ministry…

In these years since stepping back from the business of coaching I have been praying for guidance on how to be of service to the transformation our world so desperately needs. The Spirits began nudging me through many thresholds of transition and upheaval, shaking my attachments loose and clearing the path for new learning. I was being guided back to the beginning to learn. To study. To widen my perspective so I could be of greater service. This path of learning has led me to the pursuit of the ministry as a path of service and back to the spiritual tradition of my youth…Unitarian Universalism. Read more about my process and my upcoming studies here.

 

Many Blessings to each and every one of you!!!


“We live in a kind of dark age, craftily lit with synthetic light, so that no one can tell how dark it has really gotten. But our exiled spirits can tell. Deep in our bones resides an ancient, singing couple who just won’t give up making their beautiful, wild noise. The world won’t end if we can find them.”

-Martin Prechtel from The Secrets of the Talking Jaguar


 

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