Inquiry Consultations with Frederick Woodruff

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Birdsong brings relief
to my longing
I am just as ecstatic as they are,
but with nothing to say.
Please, universal soul, practice
some song, or something, through me.

—Rumi

 
 
What I can offer you:

I’m a champion of dialogue and the creative potential that exists within a dialectic field — a field that fosters present-based inquiry and insight.

Inquiry, fueled by curiosity and a love of truth, evokes guidance. A type of guidance that is specifically attuned to your particular questions.

Reality has an uncanny way of speaking to you, answering you, in the moment that you actively engage with your uncertainty. I can assist with your engagement.
 

How you begin to move and align with change:

When you understand something you are ready for movement. When you know, you can do. Life responds because your ‘doing’ is real. Meaning, your actions become a merger betweeen your personal will and the Universal Will.

Keep in mind that there is only one Prime Mover, not a bunch of separate mini-movers moving things about — the later orientation is an illusion.

Imagine life experienced as a seamless flow between you and the universe? You are uniquely yourself, and at the same time you are an expression of the divine. How can that be? You need to find out.

Astrological inquiry, a dialectic that involves your natal horoscope and dream field, activates insights that are germane and unique to you and your particular conditions.
 
What about the ‘F’ word?:

You mean the future? Right.

My service as an astrologer is not predictive. In my 40-plus years of working with clients, I’ve found predictions to be problematic and to foster confusion. Holding out hope (or anxiety) on predictions will distance you from: “Taking the step you do not want to take.”

Why? Because taking that step involves an open, trusting acceptance of the unknown. Predictions rob you of that experience.

Uncertainty is the natural condition. Understanding uncertainty initiates change. It’s a very peculiar equation; but the more you’re at peace with the unknown, the sooner a vision, a direction and an impetus appears.

Imagine if you’d seen the very first caterpillar that ever existed on the planet. What of the cocoon it eventually became? Could you have imagined the beauty that would emerge? And how exciting the act of watching and wondering and seeing. And the taking of flight. All of which was precipitated by uncertainty — the unknown.

I understand — all of this is a peculiar koan, and that is why it’s helpful to have an ally. I can assist you with this riddle.
 
A poetic pause:

Before you continue, I’d like for you to consider this poem by the poet David Whyte, from which the above sentiment — taking the step you do not want to take – was borrowed. If the spirit of this poem speaks to you, chances are good that you and I will work well together and you will benefit from my method of delineating your horoscope and dreams:

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Start Close In

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.

Start with your own
question,
give up on other
people’s questions,
don’t let them
smother something
simple.

To find
another’s voice,
follow
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes a
private ear
listening
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don’t take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take.

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What to do next:

To begin your process of inquiry, it’s a good idea to spend some time contemplating and then formulating your questions. What is it that you most want to understand, explore and illuminate? What are your burning questions?

You can do this by composing an email that contains a one or two paragraph description of your current set of conditions and what, in particular, is prompting your desire to work with astrology and dreams.

I will also need your birth data (date and year, time and place) with a short explanation as to how you came to know your birth time.

This information can be sent to me via the contact information below.
My fee structure for 2014:

Single, 50-minute sessions are $100.00. These take place via audio-only Skype or the telephone or in person, at my home, on Vashon Island.

My preferred method of working with clients is through sequential sessions. These 50-minute sessions (a minimum of four, booked at one time) are $90.00 each, and they are scheduled weekly or bi-monthly. Inquiry and dream work require a particular flow and rhythm that involves time, pause, engagement and recapitulation. Most of my clients find this to be the most effective, result-bearing way to work.

Should you prefer a single session, I would ask that you choose one particular theme that you would like to explore, and elaborate on that theme when you contact me via email.

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Payment for the introductory session or regular session work is made via credit card over the telephone. Should this method not be convenient for you arrangements can be made via PayPal or payment via check by post prior to session times.


How you can contact me:

You can email me from this page or
telephone me between 10AM and 4PM Seattle time at (206) 463-2293 to schedule our initial session.

I look forward to hearing from you,

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Frederick Woodruff

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