We all begin to walk our path in life from an early age, whether we are conscious of it or not. My way has led me to the healing arts. My abilities began to show themselves when I attended a funeral and rode with the deceased’s mother. I was able to share with her what was said to me about her son. It was a matter of fact to me at age six but she found it very comforting.
I trained as an educator and ran several schools in my 35 years of service to my community. When I attended Columbia University Teachers College as a graduate student, I found time to explore and learn from some of the best educators of our time.
Grandfather Ines, my Taino grandfather, gave my mother the teachings of Taíno medicine wheel and my mother taught me.
During my journey, I found Tom Brown Jr. of the Tracker School. His school gave me a profound understanding and appreciation of the spirit world. The Apache elder Stalking Wolf trained Tom, leaving him with a mission to share the teachings and not let them die. I have attended classes and gatherings at the school for over 25 years.
It was my good fortune that several years ago, Tom asked a long time student of his, Karl Direske to teach the healers. Karl started his school, Wilderness Fusion, a school that I attended and graduated from a few years ago.
My love of learning and teaching is a thread that winds throughout my life from my graduate and undergraduate experiences to the coyote teaching of Grandfather Stalking Wolf. Coyote teaching has over 34 points a teacher must consider when mentoring or teaching. It opens doorways for the student particular to their needs in an experiential lesson that teaches self-sufficiency.
My journey continues today as I teach classes in collaboration with local organizations and meet with individuals for personal sessions at “The Green Heron Healing Sanctuary.”
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