From Marinela S., Okotoks, Alberta
As I walk on this journey called life, I start to contemplate and recognize who I am and where I came from. Homeopathy came into my life at a very young age, however, it was not until later that I started considering this path for myself, to reconnect and understand what mother earth is offering us and how nature can have very potent healing properties, inititiating our own body's ability to heal itself. I am honored to have an opportunity to be a part of this as a service to humanity.
Natural healing arts are inherent within me and were an important part of my childhood. I come from a small country just north of the Mediterranean Sea. As you can imagine, growing up in a part of the world which was always considered behind the times, the vast and ancient freshwater lakes, the soil in its most natural state, all left an imprint on me. I often share stories about my grandparents' natural healing practices. I have fond memories of my brother and I sitting at the edge of my grandparent’s couch waiting to have some sort of a healing wrap done. Whether our throat needed healing, or we had a fever, my mother and grandmother always knew what to wrap around our hands, heads, or feet to make it all better. The power of natural healing was imprinted on me at a young age and it will always be a part of who I am and what I believe in.
I have recognized that the path to healing one’s self is through re-connection to our true self and to mother nature. As I remember the purity of being a child - simply being who I was - I make a connection to the purity of the earth itself; through this contemplation, in my adult years I have been able to find a new level of connection with myself and to nature. I realize the importance of being able to release old and preconceived notions of who we might think we are and re-connect to the purity of our hearts; it is a healing process. I hold sacredly in my heart all I have been through in the process of finding this connection with myself and with nature, as nature has assisted me in finding out who I am and why I am here. A question I have been asking for years. I believe that, since we are part of mother earth, and our roots are grounded in her, it is not by chance that health and healing oneself comes from the same soil. I am honored to have the opportunity to explore and experience going back to where she planted us. I believe the greatest gift is in putting to use natural wisdom such as natural healing arts that were given to us through the millenia of human existence.
I have always sensed the need to be of service to this world. In my life, I somehow always found ways to help those around me. For example, as a student I would learn everything there was to learn at school, to be able to help my peers when they needed it, from grade school all the way to college. Even though a very small part of my life, for me it will always have the mark of those early years, and how on some level I understood my purpose was to help others. I realize now that all that I do, all that I am, and all that I share with others, has an impact on this planet. Through acknowledging this fact, I realize I have a choice in which way I contribute to my community, and to the world. Natural healing is something I have chosen as a way I wish to serve others. Through focused attention to what is important, emotional discipline, a balance of what the body needs, what the mind thinks and what the soul is looking for, I know we can all be better examples for each other. Homeopathy would be a great addition to my skill set to assist people in providing them with what their body needs.
I look forward to the opportunity to learn the natural healing art of homeopathy. I understand the power of natural healing arts based on my past; the practice is inherent within me. Homeopathy is an incredible medium to assist people to connect to the source of that well being that resides in each one of us and within nature. I look forward to being of service to others as they walk their own personal journeys of healing and re-connection.