So, as always, I have contemplated life 😉 My children are growing up and life is shifting. I am not an empty nester, but I have a lot more time to myself, which leaves me feeling a little un-engaged. Mountain keeps asking me what it is I want to do with my life and I haven;t been able to come up with an answer. I will always write and my healing arts practice is wonderful, but I feel the need to dig deeper!
Over the past few months, I have been lost in movement (dance, yoga, gentle stretching), meditation, and my writing. I have also been writing a more personal journal about life and tapping into my own intuitive voice. I finally heard a calling. I thought about the things that I am passionate about – healing arts, global issues, and teaching. I kept trying to fit these pieces of the puzzle together.
This week, I found my inspiration. The Global Center for Intercultural Healing! I created a mission statement this evening. It started out wordy and awkward and I am sure there is still some tweaking to be done, but I wanted to share with you and get some feedback. “GCIH promotes culturally diverse healing traditions through experiential research, documentation & workshop offerings.”
I picture travelling to remote locations and working with healers from those communities to learn their healing modality. I imagine dedicating 1-3 months with each healer during the winter months, then returning to the US to share what I have learned. I imagine keeping both written and photographic documentation of the process and I imagine that, each year, I would bring at least one global healer to the center to offer their teachings.
I am in the process of putting together my business plan, exploring the various logistics of this under taking and I am feeling my heart soar! My pulse races and my breath quickens at the thought of manifesting this vivid dream that is unfolding before me. I believe I may have found my true passion. My calling.
I am considering starting with Tao and Tantra teachings in India to deepen my understanding. Possibly training in Thai massage in Thailand and I am also interested in finding traditional energy healers and Shamanic practitioners. I hope you embark on this journey with me, for I will share deeply of myself and the process. With you! From my heart to yours, Joy