As with all of our human journeys, mine has been filled with much joy and sorrow, laughter and tears, and all encompassed in that great interconnecting web of love through many beings and places.
I was born in New Zealand and spent my childhood and adolescence growing up on a farm. I am deeply grateful for this as it allowed me to develop a connection and communion with the land spirits and animal beings. This communion is still alive today and brings me great soul nourishment.
As a teenager and young woman I had a close relationship with a Maori Tohunga (shaman). We had many magical experiences together which continued through the years and even after his death. Initially, there was also a deep love for the Christian stories and teachings, but with the unfolding years, they started to become arid, lifeless, and not at all inspiring.
Journeying Eastward, I found the bliss of dance and chant of Krishna and Radha. I fell into the ecstasy of the Sufis and met the integrity of the Muslims. I sat with Buddhist monks. Even though my soul was experiencing great learning and joy, there was an intrinsic knowing, that the East was not my place.
So I posed the question:
“Where does this wisdom reside in Christianity?”
– Meghan Don
The answer to this question propelled me to Melbourne, Australia where I delved deeply into the Christian mystical life, journeying with many wonderful and wise beings dedicating themselves to the monastic life.
“Ah, here is my place,” I thought again, but the very luminous and outrageously humorous Mother Superior sent me on my way before I could don any habit. Thank God. This Mother Superior clearly saw what havoc would have been caused in her very peaceful and disciplined monastery, if I had joined.
Meanwhile I was also attending La Trobe University in Melbourne, gaining a BA in Comparative Religions and BA(Hons) with Magna Cum Laude in Psychoanalyatical Studies. I continued with Jungian Studies at Masters level, was offered a teaching role and entry into the Doctoral Program, and later a place in the Masters of Divinity course at Harvard, however, after a year of further study I chose the non-academic route.
I entered the world of authentic dance, and the explorative voice and sound world. I was visited by the mystic presence of Teresa of Avila, and then later Clare and Francis of Assisi. What a journey they took me on, walking and praying and writing all over Europe, discovering whole new layers of my soul. It was a glorious time with deep communing and ultimately inviting souls to journey with me on pilgrimages.
Onward I strode into the world of the Gnostic Gospels and mysteries, dedicating myself to five years of training and study with the Gnostic Master and Kabbalistic Teacher, Tau Malachi, of the Sophian Lineage. Here was revealed the deeply mystical Christian Lineage that my soul so longed for as a teenager. Here was the Feminine in all of her power and wisdom being understood in full equality. This training and community life was not always easy, but it was always rich, deeply intimate, ever-evolving, and drew me into the greater depths of my own soul and work.
Gathering all of my explorations and study together I was ordained as a Multi-Faith/Interfaith Minister with The Oracle Institute in Virginia, US in 2018.
In March 2020 I was called to return to Ireland, the land of my Ancestors. Here I came back to the roots of my soul, and once more drew from the Celtic Earth Wisdom. I also engaged in some deep and difficult ancestral healing.
And now, a full circle is being completed. I was recently called back by the spirit of the land and the spirit of the people to my birth country of New Zealand. The new spiritual paradigms are crying out to be birthed through all of the darkness occurring and so here I am living very close to where I was born. My rivers, my mountains, my hills, my sea, my people. We know and love each other. And so the journey continues....
Meghan is known for her keen insight into the human workings of the soul. Pointing towards the truth with compassion and humor, she allows others to witness and experience this truth for themselves.
After a surprising aneurysm surgery Meghan became vividly aware of the Gift of Prayer that was graced through that experience. Many have experienced the ongoing grace of this gift.
Working with those who have passed over, Meghan helps souls continue their journey of release and healing, and helps those on this earth to expand their awareness into this realm.
Entering into the fullness and the mysteries of the body, Meghan facilitates our inner wisdom through dance, chant, and simple ritual, complimenting the deep meditative and contemplative practices.
The childhood gift of deep connection with the natural world and all of its creatures remains, and continues to grow.
Meghan has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Unity and New Thought Churches, The Sophia Institute and Episcopal and Methodist Churches.
Her book, Meditations with Teresa of Avila: A Journey Into The Sacred, won the Best Book and Author Award in New Zealand in 2006