Artwork by Jamile Shirley

By Uranbileg batjargal

Golden Threads


Uranbileg Batjargal grew up in Mongolia, climbing barefoot on the rocky hills, gathering wild berries, conversing with small birds, and singing out loud in the open summer sky. Today, Uranbileg walks in two worlds. As an economist and a certified public accountant, she makes a living by managing budgets and leading data governance strategy. She is also a poet, an artist, a meditation teacher and a practitioner of healing arts. She completed three vision quests that changed her life and continue to guide her poetry today.

Meet The Author

Uranbileg Batjargal

Uranbileg Batjargal was born in Mongolia. It is the country of horsemen, warriors, conquerors, nomads who travel camelback, shamans who communicate with worlds and dimensions beyond the ordinary reality. As a young person, she loved climbing barefoot on the rocky hills, gathering wild berries, conversing with small birds, and singing out loud in the open summer sky.

Uranbileg left Mongolia when she was 19 to study in Japan, where she became immersed in the contemplative arts. She graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Master’s degree in Economics and moved to the United States to pursue a career at the World Bank. Along the way, she was married—and divorced. Brokenhearted, she renewed her connection to the mystical realms through meditation and other contemplative energy practices. She completed three vision quests informed by the Native American tradition of celebrating the coming of age and starting of a new life. Those vision quests changed her life inalterably and continue to guide her work today.

Today, Uranbileg walks in two worlds. As an economist, a business officer, and a certified public accountant, she makes a living by managing budgets and performance reporting and applying data governance strategy and principles. In her other world, she is a poet, a meditation teacher, and a practitioner of healing arts.

Uranbileg’s poetry is filled with rebellion against the ordinary, longing for freedom and love, and returning to roots. Uranbileg invites us to investigate what in our lives is ready to die; how we can make a companion of patience as we witness the old gradually giving way to the new; and ways we may embrace rebirth with the love and strength that all newborns need and deserve to receive.

Author Portrait

Photo by Andrew Ratliff


Uranbileg Batjargal, indeed, walks in two worlds, her feet kicking up soil along an unfamiliar path, and the breeze lifting her into a limitless dreamscape. Fortunately for us, she is a writer, a poet, a shaper of images. In her sphere, we experience both the grit and delicacy of her attention. Her words hint and declare the personal-shared of love, of loneliness, of memory, of humor, of terror. To read these pages for the first time is a pleasure; to read them again is irresistible.

Suzi Tucker, author of Gather Enough Fireflies, Facilitator and Teacher of Family Constellations


Golden Threads is nothing short of an astonishing journey into self-transformation. Magic is woven all through Uranbileg Batjargal’s poetic quest through the landscape of father, mother, lovers and self. We begin with great severance, come to the threshold of new meaning and finally we gain insight into how one collects a web of new identity and incorporates that being-ness as she quests forward. We wander, we search for true love, we learn to listen.

Carolyn Dawn Flynn, author of Resurrection and Pretend, founder of The Story Catalyst

Weaving the Golden Threads


Why I Iron

I loved ironing. It was my meditation. My church. My tradition. You at a computer on the green sofa. Me with a wireless headphone. Watching CBS Sunday Morning. Dancing around the ironing board. Playing with the iron. Stroking your shirts. As if they were your body and the iron was my hand.

Healing Offerings

In addition to writing poetry, Uranbileg is also a shamanic healing practitioner, executive coach, sound healer, and much more. Visit the Urana Heart website to discover all that she has to offer.

Sound Journeys

Music Album

Your Heart Is Calling

Produced by Life Music Group

I was born with songs of stars imprinted in my soul. Singing to wild berries and blue sky was my favorite childhood play. Along the way I got lost and disliked my own voice for a long time. It took a while for my heart to awaken to this calling. I now call out to the Song of Your Heart, waiting to be born.

Weaving the Golden Threads


Holding the opposites

I walk two worlds. Economist & Healer. Poet & CPA. Mongolian & American. Leo & Virgo. Warrior & Lover. Stubborn mind & Tender heart. Social butterfly & Lonesome hermit. I thought I had to be a single coherent being. I could not. Everyone...

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