Tag: visual coach


Beautiful fall colours on Saltspring Island. Bright yellows and oranges along a still lake with moody grey clouded sky. Rainforests of Vancouver Island

Late fall here on the misty coast of western Canada. My dentist is on Salt Spring Island. Takes 4 hours each way to get there … the highway, the parking lot, the ferry, then the road to his office … then the return. It’s a pain in the butt, as it eats up a whole… Read more »


Certified visual coach spotlight on Elise Crespin of Germany shows Elise smiling from a whiteboard filled with her visual map drawing

Elise’s world is multiple … She’s French and German, both analytical and creative, a mother of two boys, and an independent entrepreneur working in five different languages. As a visual facilitator, she uses her creative gift to help groups reveal their potential. A graduate from Paris-Sorbonne in Communication and Marketing, she came to my Visual… Read more »


Dropping Into Hearts - group picture of the 5 women who participated in Public Visual Satsang #63 against a backdrop of their colourful visual maps from self inquiries.

Follow up from Public Visual Satsang #63. Unfortunately due to complications from a power outage, there will be no recording for Public Visual Satsang #64 – although it was a beautiful gathering and I thank those who came and processed!  See below for the video, timestamps, summary, visual maps and date of the next Public… Read more »

Processing Group Starts Saturday [Private Visual Satsang]

The times sure are giving us plenty to process, aren’t they!? Our souls have picked a poignant time to incarnate, that’s for sure. FYI, a new Private Visual Satsang is starting this Saturday. If you could benefit from being in a deep community with supportive people. These special private processing groups happen just twice a… Read more »


Misty morning in the Pacific Northwest. Christina Merkley walks her chocolate lab who is stopped on a log overlooking a pond with the back drop of the evergreen forests and low lying mist.

The season is shifting here in the western rainforest of Canada. Sunny days are more frequently giving way to fall mists. I’ve been harvesting the last of the veggies from my garden, and laying in some flower bulbs for spring. Putting the container beds to sleep with a blanket of maple leafs, incrementally gathered from… Read more »


Melinda Collins Certified Visual Coach in a black top with a big smile, set against a background visual life maps in this graduate spotlight blog header

All sorts of beautiful people come through my Visual Coach Certification, and today’s spotlight is on one who positively glows. As a Spiritual Director, Melinda Collins accompanies people as they refine and integrate the spiritual fruits in life. Based in the USA in the Greater Boston area, her clients have had a range of religious… Read more »


Follow up from Public Visual Satsang #62.  Meeting the challenges and the blessings of these shifting times. See below for video, timestamps, summary, visual maps and date of next Public Visual Satsang – all welcome! Video: Timestamps: 00:00:00 Welcome and Meditation 00:09:33 [Self Inquiry] Calibrate the Mystical 00:51:57  Closing Summary: Self Inquiry: Calibrating the Mystical… Read more »

Nurture Your Journey – Fall Programs Starting Soon

upcoming courses at SHIFT-IT Coach with Christina Merkley: 3 individual course graphics of Christina working at her tablet for Visual Satsangs, Shifting the Power and Fundamentals of Visual Coaching

The Fall semester has started in SHIFT-IT School, and I have a powerful season ahead of me. Each of these upcoming courses, in its own unique way, brings needed support during these shifting times. 1. Shifting the Power with Anneke Lucas Dates: 10 Thursdays, October 12 – December 14, 2023 Time: 11:00-12:30 pm Pacific Time… Read more »

Visual Coaching – Upcoming SHIFT-IT Retreat

How are you doing during these changing times?! Hanging in there?! No small miracle, with the continued intensity coming at us from so many angles. My coaching practice is currently a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ to quote some good ol’ Dickens … “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it… Read more »


A note from Christina banner of puppy Presley running on the beach with the clouds and olympic mountains as a backdrop for the water and waves on a sunny day.

Thunder is rolling in as I type. An oddity for these parts. The sky is going gray and the wind is picking up. Rain is dumping. Summer of 2023 is being a smidge dramatic here in British Columbia as it closes out. August has flown by. I was intending on taking the month off. Which… Read more »