...We are spiritual beings having a human experience." — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
D'Angelo - of the angels - is her mother's maiden name. It is Sandra's signature when she writes and paints. The Chinese do not have a name for 'of the angels'. Her chop translates into 'Ambassadors from the sky'. "I love that we are all ambassadors from the sky, wearing wonderful and diverse space suits. Some spacesuits appear to work better than others".
Sandra was born in Northern Ontario, part of the largest game reserve in Canada. Her childhood was idyllic. Except she never felt she belonged. She was either kneeling in a field waiting for the Virgin Mary to appear and share her secrets or for the mothership to land and take her home. Then school started. The 'domestication' of school, religion and family dynamics never changed her ability to 'know what I know!'
She graduated high school at fifteen. At 16 Sandra was a full-time elementary school teacher. At 17 she entered a nunnery based on poverty and missionary work. Her dream was to become a medical doctor and take care of all the little babies in what was then known as the Belgium Congo. She left the convent at 19, continued her studies in another discipline—married at 21—five children in 7 years—divorced at 30. Sandra was on a fast track wanting to experience all that Life 101 had to offer in a very short period of time.
Sandra supported her children as a Teacher, Recruiting Officer for the Federal Government, Media Relations Officer, Consultant, Radio & Television Host, Politician, Psychotherapist, Counselor, Regression Therapist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Retreat Facilitator, Guest Lecturer, Chef, Gardener, World Traveler. She wanted to do it all.
In the late1970's she worked with Dr Andrija Puharich as a Remote Viewer, Channeler, Medium and Healer and later became the founder and director of The International School for Spiritual Healers.At 40 she remarried. Another child and step-child were added to the already large family. During this period Sandra initiated a weekly World Peace Meditation and founded The Institute of Comparative Human Thought and Science.
The first International Year of the Child, Sandra sold or gave away everything she owned and moved the children to Twin Valley's School, an alternative to the penal system for young offenders. The following year Sandra was invited to Edmonton Alberta to create a healing centre for young aboriginal street youth. She co-founded Barnabas Center, a safe drug and alcohol-free refuge and learning centre for all street youth.
In 1984 Sandra was nominated and ran as a Federal Member of Parliament. Her party, which was in power at the time, came to a crushing defeat. Just not her Karma to be a politician. Sandra moved her family to Victoria B.C. She became the Canadian Coordinator for Earth Day Canada 1990. The following year she was hired as the Executive Director of The Victoria Native Friendship Center. At that time Sandra also became the first Canadian coordinator for Humanity's Team. Felled by a minor car accident, Sandra was immobilized for a period of time. Divorced (again), a new door opened.
Sandra returned to her passion—sharing A Course in Miracles. In her therapy practice, she offered tools in practising Mindful Meditation and mentored those that were open and ready to hear their own Voice.
Sandra is now semi-retired and has a limited practice as an Intuit and Spiritual Healer. She remains always a student, always a teacher. A space was created in her life to allow change to happen. She has come to recognize that her present journey is the most important journey—there is only now. "I am learning how to live so I can know how to die".
Through her writing and her art, Sandra shares what she knows with joy and with integrity. She dreams of awakening in others what they too already know. She now lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and VIctoria, British Columbia.