“When you are wide open to allowing the full, vibrant expression of your authentic spirit, you live a profoundly different and very fulfilling life.” – Scout Wilkins
Scout is a vibrantly alive and curious woman in her 60’s who is passionate about living a fully engaged, loving life.
An unconscious mind re-patterning expert, Scout Wilkins is a globally recognized teacher, energy worker, speaker and consultant who has worked with thousands of people in 18 countries on six continents.
She is an artist at opening doors and supporting/mentoring women as they step through, to boldly bring their vibrant, beautiful authentic selves into the world.
Scout is the creator of Traveling LIGHT, a system that leads women to build a magnificent relationship with themselves, and everything in their lives.
I recorded this video as a message to a group I was working with. I feel like this will give you a pretty good idea of who I am.
I believe that joy and inspiration are available to all of us. Joy and inspiration are the essence of life, and life energy is all around us.
It really is a matter of the flow of energy. The energy is there, all around us. Our part is simply to get out of the way and let life in.
Even though that sounds simple, we resist that opening, for very good reasons.
My joy and my gift is that I can feel, see and understand that resistance, at a very deep level. I can take you to a place where you feel safe enough to get past it. Safe enough to open up and let life flow through you.
My personal intention and commitment is to live my life fully engaged, loving other people and creating a beautiful space around me, so people in my presence can feel safe, comfortable, energized and inspired to try new things.
When I was little, I was most comfortable outside, and from when I was 11, I took “being outside” to a whole new level when I started working at a natural history museum, immersed in animals and nature.
It was an incredible life, really. Looking back on it, it’s hard for me to believe I experienced the freedom I did. We did a lot of backpacking as part of the museum experience; we’d go into the Sierra Nevada or other California mountains for two week long backpacking trips several times each summer, becoming leaders on these trips over the course of time. The summer I was 15, a group of us (who had been well seasoned and proven ourselves responsible) got to take a trip where we formed into four standard sized “cooking groups” of four each, and they dropped each group at a different trailhead, hundreds of miles apart by road. My group started at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, another in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite, and two others over on the east side of the Sierra. From there, we hiked in, cross-country, to a central point where we planned to meet in a week. There was a group of four staff members who came in by a fifth route, and joined us there, and we all hiked out together over the second week.
Imagine that. Looking back, as a mother, I so deeply appreciate the level of trust that was involved in letting that trip happen. Looking back as a grown woman it makes me cry tears of gratitude to have been given so much.
That level of trust deeply informed my life.
This continued through my early twenties, as I worked as a fire lookout, a rancher, and outfitter and guide, and a carpenter. At twenty-six I married, and over the years I started and ran a thriving business with my husband, had two sons, and had continuing adventures, including the chance to live and work on a tiny island in Fiji for a year.
And yet, without knowing why, I also battled depression, anger and resentment and struggled for basic happiness throughout those years. Having no idea why I was so angry made it worse – I descended into deep self judgment as well. My world was contracting and I had no idea why, or what to do about it.
Like so many married women raising children, I had devoted those years largely to supporting other people’s dreams. While it had been very interesting and wonderful, I was not doing anything about my own dreams. In fact, I didn’t even know what they were anymore. I had the sense that there was something more inside me, but I couldn’t say what that was. It felt like there was something huge inside holding me back. Sometimes I even thought I was going crazy.
At this point, I have a deep understanding of what was going on. It had to do with the other parts of the culture I grew up in, and the unconscious rules I thought I had to follow. But back then – it was a frustrating, debilitating mystery.
The result was clear enough, though:
I felt like I was under a manhole cover and it was welded shut.
I kept trying to emerge.
Little by little, I made the choices I could that began to open me back up. I began to explore again. I realized how much I missed having a teacher, and learning things in a more structured way, so I took a class. I learned to paint, then I got my private pilot’s license, and eventually went back to college to finish my degree. In that time of letting myself stretch, grow and explore, I became more open and honest with myself about who I really am, and realized that early in my life I had buried a basic part of my being: that of being a Lesbian.
I came out, of course, and while still loving one another deeply and staying close, my husband and I divorced. Our ability, along with our sons, to navigate those waters authentically and beautifully, and to expand our family rather than shatter it, to this day remains one of the most important and rewarding achievements of my life.
I was so very FRUSTRATED. I was utterly DONE feeling like I was settling for less than what I really wanted, and not knowing what to do about it. I couldn’t say what I wanted. Nothing I had tried had worked. All I knew was that if I didn’t make a serious change – well, there was no “if.” I just couldn’t NOT do something. I couldn’t not figure this out.
My frustration hit a boiling point.
I literally sat up in bed one morning and said: I will not waste one more minute of my precious life energy this way. I will not settle for anything less than a fully engaged life.
I hit the road. I rented out my house, packed my car and set out in search of whatever was next. I very clearly gave life two simple instructions: “I want the work of my heart, whatever that is, and I want to be able to do it from where ever I am in the world.”
I began to following nudges. During that time I earned my coaching certification and began coaching, but was very aware that I wanted to be able to take people far deeper to get to the bottom of what was creating the problem – whatever the problem was – to make change at the level where it really matters. I attended a seminar in San Francisco that taught Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis, and I discovered my inner world. It was a time of true awakening. I realized that this was where I needed to go myself, to free myself up from what was holding me back.
And I knew immediately that in this area was my work, my gift.
I began the journey back to believing in myself and loving my life.
I became far more open, curious and creative, and as I did, the voices inside began to change their tune.
The rest, as they say, is history…unfolding as we speak.
Perhaps the best example I can give you of the shift is this:
On my 60th birthday I had the remarkable experience of realizing that it is entirely possible I might live to 120. I might be halfway there.
Up until the last few years, that thought would have actually demoralized me. I can entirely imagine my former self thinking, “You mean I’m only halfway through this? You have GOT to be kidding.”
Now, I feel a LOT of feelings that that thought. Sure, there’s some trepidation. (“Really? OMG, I guess I’d better get a bit more serious about staying fit then, hadn’t I?”) But mostly, I feel excited at the thought. I switched from viewing 60 as near the end of the line, to seeing myself at the crest of a beautiful hill, with as much stretched out in front of me as behind me, and no need to carry all the excess stuff that I brought to here. I can put it down, and move forward in trust and love.
THAT is what I call Traveling LIGHT.
I love you. Thank you for being here.
If you are wondering…
A few years ago, Deborah Wilson, a client of mine in Australia, sat with me and spoke of why she had decided to hire me, and what happened for her through our work. She says it may have been the best decision she ever made, which I report not to influence you, but rather to let you know how profoundly this work can shape the rest of your life. She speaks so clearly of what was true for her, before and after doing this work, that I am including it here, in hopes that it will help you gauge whether or not it might be right for you.
Does this story resonate with you?
If you’re here reading this, chances are the answer is YES. Are you ready to know what you want and make it happen?
It doesn’t matter where you are. I’ve worked remotely with hundreds of clients in 13 countries, on six continents.
If what you have read here resonates with you, let’s talk. I would love to meet with you for a Discovery Session – that’s a call where I take you to EXPERIENCE what it’s like to access the place inside you where your deepest rules are held. There is no way to really describe it. There’s no obligation for that call; you can follow the link to learn more about it.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Founder of Your Grandest Adventure
Home of the Traveling LIGHT programs
Some specifics about my background
In addition to my private practice as a teacher, energy worker and coach, I am a explorer, builder, musician, artist and a keen student of the outdoors. My love of the natural world led me to work closely with the Biomimicry organization, coaching their elite trainees. It was through that program that I became an adjunct professor of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. I love to explore wild places, and divide my time between Montana, coastal California (where my amazing 90 year old mother lives) and Springdale, Utah, where I have been a guide in Zion National Park.
Through my love of building and my delight in tiny spaces, I have build tiny houses and love to teach other women to build as well. My love of art has me occasionally leading workshops using art as the medium for personal expansion.
I consider the consciousness work I do to be another wilderness exploration, undertaken in exactly the same way I guide an expedition into the wilderness of Montana. I take you in to explore and come to love the beautiful wilderness of your unconscious world.
Your life will never be the same once you get to know and love that country inside you.
60 Years’ Gatherings…
Certifications, Recognitions, Achievements, Experiences
Past and present
- Founder/Owner: Dream Weaver Results Technologies
- Creativity Mentor and Coach for the Biomimicry Institute (BiomimicryInstitute.org)
- Adjunct Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
- NamaGuide in Springdale, Utah area and Zion National Park
- Teacher, naturalist and trip leader, & Director of Exhibits, Alexander Lindsay Junior Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
- Exhibits Intern, the Smithsonian American Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
- Co-founder and owner, Timber House Post and Beam
- Timber Framers Guild of North America: Project Leader, Project Coordinator, Conference Coordinator, Board member and VP
- Executive Director, Timber Frame Business Council
- Carpenter and furniture builder, Turtle Island, Fiji
- Logger and millworker, Boise Cascade, Idaho
- Forest service fire lookout
- Master Results Coach/Neurological Repatterning
- Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer
- CTA Certified Coach
- EFT Practitioner
- Certified Master of Hypnosis
- Reiki Master
- Certified TOP Strategic Visioning Facilitator
- Wilderness First Responder
- Licensed Backcountry Guide, Idaho
- Licensed Backcountry Outfitter and Guide, Montana
- Private Pilot