Back in the spring of 2020, I started my very first blog, which I named “Hiccups In Time”. Its purpose was to share the stories of my life, including the challenges and solutions, as a mom and military spouse. It was my desire to let others know that were not alone in their own challenges. Especially during deployments!

Over time, my personal focus returned to a more spiritually centered one, and the blog’s name changed to Musings of a Mental Mystic. But the purpose and overall message remained and continues to be the same.

“You are not alone in your challenges and struggles.”


“Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives.”

~ Mike Yaconelli

Welcome to My “Mess”!

I’m Dawna Kreis, and I am your hostess here at the Enchanted Hearth.

I am a 50-something mom of 3. Though, only one of my “chicks” is still here in the nest.

I’m a retired military spouse. Meaning that Dh retired from the military back in 2013. We’ve been married for over 30 years now.

I’m a career woman, but I’m also the caretaker of this Passion Project known as the Enchanted Hearth.

I’m  an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, Certified Archangel Activation Facilitator, Angelic Healing Practitioner, Reiki practitioner & Master/Teacher, and Certified Life Coach.

But beyond all that?

I am a human living a soul-led life, and it can be messy. Especially given the push-pull that often still occurs between my human and Spirit Selves.

“When you die, only three things will remain of you, since you will abandon all material things on the threshold of the Otherworld; what you have taught to others, what you have created with your hands, and how much love you have spread. So learn more and more in order to teach wise, long-lasting values. Work more and more to leave the world things of great beauty. And love, love, love people around you for the light of love heals everything.”

~ French Druid Triad – Francois Bourillon

The Enchanted Hearth

When I was a young girl, still in elementary school, my mom led me on my first guided meditation ever. During that time, she had me construct what she called my “sanctuary”. It was a safe space I could go to in my mind any time I needed to.

It’s a space that has grown and evolved over the course of more than four decades and one I still go to when life just seems to be too much. Especially on the nights I have difficulty sleeping.

Ever since its inception, my space has always included a stone cottage and a hearth.

This space in which you now find yourself is the electronic representation of my “sanctuary”.

My Enchanted Hearth.

“What does ‘the Mental Mystic’ mean?”

I’ve not always been in touch with my Intuition or Divine Guidance like I am today.

When I first started my spiritual journey, I was really in my head, my mind. I researched everything I possibly could in an effort to better understand the Mysteries. I had to fully understand it before I could believe it.

That, I’ve come to understand, is just not how any of this spiritual, otherworldly “stuff” works.

The Universe runs on faith, something I’ve had real challenges learning. (Truth be told, there are times when my faith is still challenged.)

“The Mental Mystic” is a moniker I gave myself, many years ago, which reflected how “in my head” I really was.

Why did I recently resurrect it? Because it reflects the path I’ve taken to be where I am today as well as what I can assist others with on their own (return) Journey to Wholeness.