Do you vibrate with the pulse of the earth? 

     Feel a resonance in your soul with all living things?

          Hear the call to be in service to the natural world?

Join me on a seven-week journey to re-establish your connection with your ancient ancestors, learn to communicate with the seen and unseen forces in our environment, and respectfully offer your healing energy to places in need.

Enrollment closes on August 21st, 2019


Over a decade ago, I started noticing that hawks were consciously interacting with me. 

I was confused.

Why was this happening? 

What were they trying to tell me? 

Was this a spirit of someone who had passed away who was trying to send me a message?

I truly had no idea.

And I had no way to figure it out.

My spiritual path was like this for a long time. “Unusual” things were happening in my environment but rarely did I receive clear messages or guidance to go along with it.

Learning how to consciously communicate with the spirits of nature totally opened a whole new world to me.

Once I understood it and practiced it, I began to receive more complete information.

And the better I got at communicating, the more “colorful” the spirit world became to me. It wasn’t just sensing a spirit or hearing a message, but I started being able to see things in my mind’s eye that I hadn’t been able to see before.

Now, I can understand if the spirits need my assistance and how they’d like me to help.

In the beginning, they often asked me to pick up trash while I was out walking.

Or cut a dead limb from a tree.

Or move a plant to a spot it might be happier.

But as the spirits have grown to trust me (and me them), our relationship has deepened and our work together becomes more complex.

They’ve shown me how to open and tend portals.

Shift and balance energy within the earth’s grids.

And asked me to join them in beautiful ceremonies.

Working together, we are able to release trauma and pain embedded in the earth and create vibrant and healthy places for all those inhabiting a particular area.

But there are four mistakes people tend to make when starting to do this work (me included).


Waiting Around to Receive Information

As it turns out, communicating with spirit is an active activity.

No amount of laying on a yoga mat and willing your mind to be emptied will ever help you meet your guides or any other spirit.

It might create some occasional spontaneous spiritual experiences, but as soon as your mind realizes that’s happening and gets all excited or just tries to remember what’s happening, POOF, it’s all over.

And you have no idea how to recreate that experience.

But once you get the hang of it, channeling with spirit can be a part of your day to day life.

“Oh, hey there tree friend, how are you doing in this heat we’ve been having?”

“What’s that? You’re a little thirsty and could use some extra water? Okay, I’ll turn the sprinkler on for you. Cool? Cool.”

Yep, it’s as easy as that.

The more you do it, the more complex the information will be, but to begin with, it’s good to just start talking with (and listening to) all of the other beings in your environment.

Spirits who communicate with us want their information to be heard. They’re not (usually) just going to shout into the wind and hope you hear them. 


Not Trusting the Information You Receive

Look, sometimes messages from spirit are weird. A few months ago I was channeling and kept hearing:

“Scrambled eggs” 

“Umm, what was that? I don’t think I heard that correctly”.

“Scrambled eggs”

Alrighty then, I wrote it down. Scrambled eggs. 

As far as I know, it had nothing to do with anything. Sometimes I think my guides think it’s funny to see if they can get me to write something down.

Or maybe it’s just a test to make sure I’m really paying attention before an important message comes through.

Whatever it is that comes through, you don’t need to understand it at the time. Just write or speak it all as you receive it.

We tend to spend a lot of time worrying about whether we’re making it all up or whether its happening at all, especially because receiving messages often sounds exactly the same as talking to yourself in your head.

The sooner you can just decide to trust the information you’re receiving, the faster you’ll begin receiving messages.

Spirits don’t tend to keep talking to someone who isn’t listening or doesn’t believe them.


Not Using Your Discernment it or not, there are plenty of spirits out there who aren’t connected to source energy that will happily take advantage of your interest in communicating with the unseen world to send messages that are not in your best interest. 

After receiving information, be sure to check in with how you feel about it.

Does this seem like information that would come from a spirit connected with source energy?

Is it asking you to do something you don’t feel good about?

And always be wary of spirits who tell you either that you have to go through them to get some kind of information or who are telling you things that feel like they’re stroking your ego.

I don’t want this to scare you away from learning to communicate with spirit. 

99.9% of my interactions with spirit have been positive, but it would be irresponsible of me not to let you know this is a possibility.

Do not throw your good judgement out the window just because the information came from spirit.

You can always say no to any requests, even from a benevolent spirit.


Going It Alone

This is a lesson that’s taken me years to learn.

Because it can feel scary to put yourself out there.

To share the information you’re receiving and the experiences you’re having.

But it’s the fastest way to validate that it’s all really happening and that you’re getting the information correctly.

And because everyone’s skills and talents are different, when you work together in a group, your energy is amplified and so much more can be accomplished.

I truly believe that working not just with a mentor, but with an entire community of people on a similar path will help bring your own gifts to the surface to be shared much more quickly than going it on your own.

Do You:

  • Feel a deep resonance in nature, but aren’t sure why? 
  • Want to offer healing to the earth, but don’t know how?
  • Desire to be in deep relationship with your guides, ancestors and the spirits of the land?
  • Have memories, dreams, or feelings that you’ve done this work before?

Imagine going out for a walk in nature and being greeted by the spirits present.

They’re happy to see you and ask if you’ll do them a small favor, which you do.

Then, you see the sun shining down on a particular spot just off the path that you hadn’t noticed before.

You’ve walked this trail over and over again and somehow hadn’t ever noticed that there was a small path through the woods.

But now suddenly, you see it.

The spirits pointed it out just for you.

As you walk down this tiny trail, mostly obscured by lush vegetation, you begin to hear the trickle of water.

You follow the sound a little further until you find the most beautiful little waterfall tumbling over the rocks into a beautiful pool of water.

How did you not know this was here??

You take your shoes off, put your feet in the clear, cool water and are suddenly aware of all of the spirits in this place tending to the plants and the water and the stones.

They tend to you too.

Offering you some healing energy while you rest in the shade.

Is this a real place? Or did you step through a portal into another dimension?

Either way, you know your relationship with the beings in this place has made it possible for you to visit.

Magical experiences like these can really happen in our everyday lives when we reach through the veil to get to know all of the spirits that surround us every day.

Once we open our hearts to them and say hello.

You’ve done this before, you just need to remember.

That's why I've created the Earth Tenders Academy

Through years of trial and error, I now know what I have been called to do. Or rather, what I have already done for many lifetimes and am continuing in this one.

And I want to help you do the same.

The earth (and really, humanity…) needs each of our unique gifts now. It’s time to come together in community to do the soul work we’re here to do.

It’s time that we come into communion with the seen and unseen forces all around us who will support us and work with us on our journey.

The academy is a seven-week online journey to learn to work with the ancestors, the spirits of the land, and the energies of the earth to deepen your already strong connection with the natural world. The Earth is calling out to you to reclaim your rightful place in the ecosystem.

It’s time to lift your unique gifts from the soil and bring them into the light. 

Early bird discount! Enroll now and get 10% off!



Connect with nature, the ancestors and spirit on a deeper and more meaningful level?


Get to know and understand the place you live and how you belong to it?


Offer your unique gifts in service to the earth?


Learn why certain places pull you in or push you away?

Wherever you currently are on your journey, the Earth Tenders Academy will help you to deepen your connection to nature and remember the gifts you’ve brought with you into this lifetime.

“It is not necessary to ‘go back’ in time to be the kind of creature you are.

The genes from the past have come forward to us.” 

Paul Shepard, The Only World We’ve Got

What will you learn?


Week 1: Creating a Safe Container

We’ll begin our work by setting boundaries and creating a safe space to work in, both for ourselves and the ‘other than humans’ that we’ll be interacting with throughout our time in the Academy.

  • How to keep your energy field clean and clear
  • Setting the stage to work with guides 
  • Setting boundaries with spirit
  • Experiencing the boundaries of others
  • Giving and receiving a sacred ‘no’
LIVE Video Chat - Practice setting (and changing) your boundaries and clearing your energy field in this live video chat, followed by Q&A.


Week 2: Becoming Rooted in Place

Whether you’re living in the same place you were born or don’t feel a connection to anyplace in particular, we begin by stretching our roots into the earth where we currently are and developing or deepening our connection. From understanding the physical characteristics that make up the ecosystem to learning about the ancestors who lived on this land before you, this week will create a more intimate connection with our immediate surroundings and will help us to understand our place in the ecosystem and with the spirits of the land.
  • Your climate and watershed

  • Native flora and fauna

  • Indigenous people and culture

  • Settlement history of the area

  • Your story and personal connection to the land


Week 3: Greeting Your Ancestors

Having the support of our healthy ancestors is imperative to working with the land. Our ancestors can “vouch” for us with spirits in a place where we are not native and remind us of their earth honoring traditions that were not otherwise handed down to us. This week is not about healing unhealthy ancestors, but rather calling forward the healed and healthy ones to join us in our work.
  • Learning more about your ancestry

  • What makes a healthy ancestor?

  • How to work with your ancestors if you don’t know your birth parents or have unhealthy living or dead relatives

  • Getting to know your ancient ancestors (songs, traditions, etc)

  • Working with land where you’re not indigenous

LIVE Video Chat - Join a live call for a guided meditation to interact with your ancient ancestors, followed by Q&A.


Week 4: Getting to Know the Spirits of a Place

When connecting with a specific piece of land, there are many different spirits or energies that you may encounter. This week will give you a framework to understand who you might encounter and what they may ask of you. We’ll also begin creating ceremonies and altars to work with the spirits of a place.

  • Your spirit guides

  • Ancestors on the land

  • Trees and Plants

  • Animals, insects and more

  • ‘Mythical’ Creatures

  • Star Beings

  • Creating ceremonies and altars 


Week 5: Working with Earth Energies

Ancient information and ascension codes can be found deep within the earth itself. Learn how to tune into these energies, calibrate yourself to them and access this wisdom to help lift the vibration of the earth. 

  • The Earth’s Living Library / Akashic Records

  • Ley Lines

  • Portals & Vortexes

  • Earth Grids

  • Moving between dimensions

  • Sacred places around the world

LIVE Video Chat - Join me for a live meditation to tune into a specific piece of land to meet the spirits present and interact with any earth energies present, followed by Q&A.


Week 6: Clearing & Healing Work

As you get to know the Spirits of the Land and tune your body to the sensitive energies of the earth, you will have the opportunity to help clear and heal trauma on the land and remove lower vibe energies to improve the feeling and function of a home or property. This week will give you the tools you need to safely work with these energies and know when your assistance is needed and when it is not.

  • Permission & boundaries when doing healing work

  • Detecting energetic issues

  • Your healing ‘tools’ (including crystals, essential oils, sound instruments, etc)

  • Clearing old / negative energy

  • Helping spirits cross over

LIVE Video Chat - Join me live to practice your skills with clearing and healing energy on a piece of land, followed by Q&A.


Week 7: Remembering Your Unique Gifts
Throughout the Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with your spirit guides and develop your unique gifts and skills that are so needed in the world right now! In this final week, we’ll work on identifying your special abilities that are waiting to be uncovered.
  • Deepening your connection 
  • Overcoming the fear of being seen
  • Working in community 

LIVE Video Chat - Our final live gathering will close our collective time together in the Academy and leave time for any additional questions.


Get instant access to these amazing bonuses when you enroll!

Bonus 1
Shamanic Journeying 101

One of my mentors, Sarah Petruno, has graciously shared her e-book and three guided meditations as a bonus. This mini course is designed to teach you the basics of shamanic journeying and to provide you with the hands-­on experience needed to develop your own journeying practice in less than a week. Sarah no longer offers this course publicly so I’m excited to be able to share this resource with you as part of the Academy.

Bonus 2
Deepen Your Spiritual Practice with Essential Oils

Learning to work with essential oils completely changed how I was able to interact with spirit. This bonus module will explain how these plant spirits partner with us and how they can enhance and deepen our meditations, channeling and shamanic journeys. Guided meditations are included to experience the magic for yourself.

Bonus 3
A Special Gift in the Mail!

Who doesn't love opening the mailbox to find a package with your name on it? When you enroll in the Earth Tenders Academy, I'll put a special gift in the mail for you!

Your Guide for this Journey

I'm Amy from Following Hawks and I believe in the healing power of the earth. 

Over the past decade my guides have been teaching me how to communicate and collaborate with the spirits of the natural world.

Along the way I have learned how to communicate with nature spirits, work with earth energies like portals and grids and clear stuck and traumatic energy from the land.

I can't wait to walk this path with you in the Earth Tenders Academy!

Are You Ready to Become an Earth Tender?

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What's Included

  • A seven-week journey to deepen your resonance with the earth, facilitated by Amy 
  • Lifetime access to all pre-recorded video lessons from myself and guest teachers so you can go at your own pace and revisit modules anytime in the future
  • Suggested additional videos or reading to go deeper on each subject
  • Lifetime access to the Facebook community for additional discussion and networking with others

  • 5 live video chats where we’ll practice our skills together, discuss what we’re learning and answer questions

  • 3 BONUSES - Shamanic Journeying 101 with Sarah Petruno, Deepen Your Spiritual Practice with Essential Oils, and a special gift in the mail from me!

Enrollment closes on August 21st, 2019


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm not psychic or don't have any spirit guides?

I'm new to this - how do I know if I have the skills I need to understand and experience the lessons?

I've already been doing this kind of work for years, is this more of a beginner's course?

Is it safe for me to do this work?

I'm nervous about connecting with my ancestors. Can I just skip that part?

Will the live calls be recorded if I can't make it?

How much time will it take to go through the material each week?

How much more is in this course compared to what's on your blog?

Is this a live course?

one payment



four monthly payments



regular course

One sentence summary of what they get




  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
Advanced course

One sentence summary of what they get




  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • X number of bonuses
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • 30 minute private coaching call