I was born in Toronto, Canada where I grew up with 2 sisters and various pets. My father endowed me with European flavour and my Mother with artistic flair.
I’ve always been a seeker, the child who asked “why?” My father never answered all my questions - He would just say, “Keep asking questions, it will make you smart”.
After graduating from a 4 year art program, I had various jobs including artist, typographer, picture framer and sign painter. Life took a turn and through a series of events I landed as a caregiver to a young child. I later came to believe that this child had Asperger’s Syndrome – a diagnosed that was later confirmed. I realized while in this position, I was actually performing the job of a youth counsellor so I decided to go to college to get those credentials. This lead to working in classrooms with special education children and creating art instruction classes for them in various settings.
“As you start to walk on your way, the way appears.”
After marrying and being blessed with a daughter, life brought us 4 enlightening years in North Bay, Ontario. It was in North Bay that “Wands & Whimsy” was conceived. For years I had the desire to make Fairy Wands. The time finally came that I took a class in soldering, bought myself a soldering iron and began to make wands. North Bay is abundant in beautiful stones so I used glass, pebbles and whatever else I found inspired to incorporate into the making of the wands. I developed quite a lot of wands and the next question became … what will I do with them? When a Psychic Show came to town I decided to sell them there. During the show the Psychics told me that my wands were very nice, but not “real”. They suggested I use crystals to make them and that was it - other mediums fell away. I didn’t know it then, but my spiritual journey had begun.
We eventually had to move from North Bay to be closer to Toronto and landed in our new home in Eastern Ontario, in the little town of Havelock which is just east of Peterborough, Ontario.
My education continued with receiving my Reiki Master status along with a few other healing modalities. I did lots of psychic shows, art shows, wellness shows and fairs. I’ve met a lot of awesome people along the way. During this time it became apparent to me that I could use my wands as a tool for healing. I had not thought of that! When I started healing with my wands, a new path unveiled itself. Why not become a Metaphysical Minister? I once again found myself getting the credentials for something I was already doing. Enlightening, awaking, advising, and coaching people who found their way to me. So I became ordained. I realize that everything I have done has led me to this: the Youth Counsellor, Artist and my spiritual quest.
During this time I also discovered that I have been channeling my wands and have made them in a few other life times. 11th century, 16th century. They have been authenticated as being made in true ancient ways. All that time making wands, I was truly following my calling. So my Fairy Wands grew up to be healing wands. Wands & Whimsy grew up with me to become Wands & Wisdom.
Now my wands have a place in my Ministry as my main healing tool and I will incorporate them into my services with my other modalities.
It’s all for a reason! What a journey!
~ Rev. Jordanna Joy DeHond
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