After my last post about what I'd like to be when I grow up, I took some initiative and started talking to people. People I love and who love me. People who I trust to support me but also to tell me the truth. I've started on a meandering path towards learning more of the earths healing properties. It might be a slow one, but the ball is rolling.
My midwife lent me two of her own reference books. I must get them for myself, along with another few that she recommends. "The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine" by Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph. D. and "School of Natural Healing" by Dr. John R. Christopher. I also love Susan Weed. She is a breath of fresh air and has several books of knowledge including "Healing Wise". On her website, you can become a member of the forum and chat with hundreds of other Wise Women, of all backgrounds and varying levels of education. I have found some very useful information in these forums.
I'm asking around to see if there are any local herbalists who might take me under their wing to show me the moss covered ropes. I learn best when actively participating. Studying can come after I know what I'm doing...
I've also looking into how this path could be entwined into my every day. I already have friends and clients who ask me to refer something natural to them with certain aches and pains. But I also suggest to people I know, who I think might be open to the natural healing lifestyle, herbs or healing foods they might want to try for certain ailments. Most people are amazed at what an essential oil can do. What until they get into tinctures!
*hello from the "infertile" woman who got knocked up while healing herself on raw foods and tinctures*
As my belly grows, so does my desire to nourish and heal. To advocate to someone that they indeed have the power to heal themselves and to become a more energetic being on this earth. Always looking at ways to make these desires and interests of mine work together.
My midwife suggested I look into becoming a doula after our very lengthy conversation a few weeks ago. The thought had crossed my mind in the past, but it was amazing to hear someone say it out loud. I haven't fully taken that challenge on yet, but I do have a dear friend who's shown great interest in me being her doula with or without the necessary schooling. But then again, we have known each other since, well, I can't remember not knowing her. I feel confident being her doula/coach/friend/support throughout her journey into motherhood and beyond. It will be a beautiful time spent together.
You hear people say all the time that your dreams can come true. And I believe that in a sense, this is true. They will not magically present themselves to your feet after a single thought passes through your mind of a dream you desire to come to fruition. But rather, when putting your positive energies into these dreams by pursuing them the best way you know how, and letting the earth hear your words and desires, great things can happen. and will happen.