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The true Indian sets no price upon either his property or his labor. His generosity is limited only by his strength and ability. He regards it as an honor to be selected for a difficult or dangerous service, and would think it shameful to ask for any reward, saying rather: "Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of honor."

Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa)
Santee Sioux

 
My connection to healing began with my birth. My grandparents and parents used home remedies and herbal preparations to take care of themselves, my siblings and myself.

My first experiences of healing were with newborn calves that had lost their mothers for one reason or another and by the time I attempted to help them, they were almost lifeless because they did not receive the mother’s first milk or her nurturing.

To keep the calf alive, I poured a can of condensed milk down into the calf’ s stomach and then proceeded to rub its body until it responded, after which most of the calves usually chased me around as if I was their mamma.

In the 1960s, I started reading Science of Mind material that was based on the spiritual work of Ernest Holmes. I was drawn to the knowledge concerning the mind ruling and influencing the inner working of the body. I was very much influenced by a book called “Psychocybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz and a book called “Psychopictography”. A few years later I ran across a book titled Cry Baby Cry that correlated the mental emotional states and their impact on the body.

In the early 1970s I had a very extensive out of body experience in which I was able to see people’s motives and their true unexpressed desires and intention. This was overwhelming to me because it came at a time when I had no previous knowledge of seeing into another dimension and it frightened me a great deal. Because that experience carried with it a great emotional upheaval, I began searching to explain what had happened to me, I read books of a psychological nature such as Reality Therapy by Glasser, the works of Eric Berne, and many others. Today, after learning a great deal more about metaphysics, I would attribute that experience to the first opening of my third eye and crown chakras. Through out the 1980s I continued reading Science of Mind information and took four courses in the study of Science of Mind.

Later I received attunement in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Form of Reiki which is a hands on healing process of channeling the Reiki Ray or healing energy that is the Universal Life Force. This life energy comes from its source, through the attuned Reiki channel and out into the body of the intended recipient bringing with it comfort, ease, and greater health. Reiki is used in person or at a distance. After practicing Reiki and receiving attunement in first and second degrees of Reiki, I was attuned as a Reiki Master Teacher in 1993.

In 1993, I attended the Institute of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Houston, Texas and became an N.L.P. Practitioner and as part of that training. went to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take a course in Hypnotherapy.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a large group of techniques that are used in reprogramming the belief system by deprogramming any false, detrimental beliefs and replacing them with positive, life enhancing beliefs. Hypnotherapy is the art of guiding a person into a trance state that allows the person to become aware of the inner workings of the subconscious mind and to discover any mental-emotional causes and conditions of ill health or detrimental thoughts and actions that cause dis-ease, so that the mind can be enlisted to assist the body to heal.

I learned Crystal Healing from a woman who had been married to a Sioux Indian man and had lived on a Sioux Reservation where she received her training from a Sioux Indian Medicine Woman.

After becoming an Ordained Minister with the Congregation Church of Practical Theology out of Springfield, Louisiana, I Opened a practice in Bryan-College Station, Texas where I practiced Reiki, N.L.P., Hypnotherapy, and Crystal Healing.


I took a correspondence course from the Tree of Life School called Natural Healing of the Systems of the Body that was taught by an herbalist, Steven Horne. I also learned Muscle Testing (Kinesiology) from Steven’s courses and from an herbalist in Bryan, Texas. Muscle Testing is a process of accessing the intelligence of the cells of the body by assessing the strength or weakness of a particular muscle or muscle group which denotes the condition of a particular body part.

In the midst of practicing these modalities, Shamanism began to present itself to me and the universe sent me many teachers of native ways. Shamanism is an eclectic healing modality which utilizes many different forms of healing. The Shaman will use any type of healing practice that he or she deems necessary to bring about health in a person. Shamanic healing includes mental, spiritual, or physical means such as mental-emotional and spiritual counseling, enlisting spiritual assistance through prayer, and the use of herbs, foods etc.

After receiving a soul retrieval from a Shaman who was also a Unity Minister, and being advised to follow a Shamanic path, I was trained in the art of Shamanic Journeying from a Course In Shamanism presented on tape by a man named Ed Gross. I was trained to do soul retrieval by a Shaman in College Station, Texas. My early Shamanistic practicing was guided and directed by a Mayan woman by the name of Kitsia High Eagle Feather. I have done many Soul Retrievals and have utilized N.L.P. skills to help the retrieved parts to overcome the difficulties that caused them to depart from the person, so they can more easily be reintegrated into their human.
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