While she would never have described herself in such terms, my mother was what some might traditionally have referred to as a Prairie Dog. Almost every day she made the rounds, checking in on or running errands for the Elders on our block...usually with me in tow.
These visits with the Grandmothers and Grandfathers of our community soon fostered in me a need to live my own life in service of All Our Relations. It was this same need, coupled with a deep love of nature and a search to heal the wounds I'd acquired as the parentalized only child of an alcoholic father and codependent mother, which eventually led me to the world of Shamanic Healing.
Along the way I've discovered that in order to help others heal themselves, we must first work diligently through the processes of our own recovery. This is the central idea in the Path of the Wounded Healer. Here our afflictions become our teachers; our actions become an example; and the scars we carry speak less of the times we've fallen, and more so of the resources we've discovered within ourselves while getting back to our feet.
If you have any questions, you may reach me by phone at 856-577-2126 or e-mail at Bjezierski1@yahoo.com. I look forward to hearing from you.