Repressing emotions allowed me to survive trauma, abuse, and single parenthood for almost a decade. During that time, I worked as a Registered Vet Tech at an animal hospital pouring my compassionate and overwhelming need to rescue into animal welfare. I didn't realize that this external action of animal rights and rescue was based on the repressed internal cry and nudge to rescue myself, until finally, after completing an Animal Reiki Certification class, I heard the whispers of my intuition.
Reiki opened the door to self-healing and transformation. With a newfound ability to feel again, I made MAJOR change. I moved to a cabin in the woods and finally began following a new voice I hadn't heard in quite some time - my intuition. I quit the monotonous 9-5 job and began a Pet Sitting & Traveling Animal Nurse Business promoting at-home medical, reiki, and hospice care for pets. With both of my daughters in school, I finally received the gift of time. And with that time, I began to heal.
The main issues I needed to overcome included chronic PTSD, depression, anxiety that morphed into panic attacks, negative self-talk, low self-worth, & many, many more. I did not have the income or resources to attend therapy, retreats, meditation classes, yoga classes, coaching sessions, reiki sessions, or any alternative holistic modalities of healing. I only had nature, trail running, the lake, my pack of dogs, and books - and those became the teachers I was meant to learn from. My teachers were Earth, the forest, water, the elements, wildlife, dogs, cats, and all of the fantastic spiritual authors of our time.
During this self-discovery period that lasted for many years, I read hundreds of self-help or spiritual books, journaled, meditated, explored my mind, questioned everything, evaluated myself, uncovered every shadow, sat silently in meditation with Earth and wildlife, and listened to the secrets revealed in the silence of the forest. I also connected to my Native American lineage and began shamanic journeying during meditations. The more I healed and released limiting beliefs during these journeys (which I call Higher-Self-Journeys), the more my external life reflected this.
My belief system transformed from fear-based into love, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness. Inside this new system, I found a door to a new life that none of the ancestors who came before me ever found. I walked through the door leaving behind poverty, addictions, negative cycles, anxiety, depression, PTSD, unresolved trauma, and generational suffering. And inside this new space, I had enough income, resources, self-love, and belief in myself to go back to school.
I wrote a spiritually inspired novel and completed my bachelor's degree in psychology right before summer arrived. I spent the break working part-time, indulging in an array of certifications. During that time, I completed the Master Reiki Practitioner and Teacher training. I also became a Certified Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor. Lastly, I began to work as a Skills Developmental Specialist for a Community Mental Health Center located in a school-based setting.
At the completion of my academic experience, I knew exactly what my purpose, dream, and mission would be. It would entail integrating all the tools, knowledge, experience, certifications, and degrees into Wildflower Wellness Center where I would offer a self-help program that would guide individuals on their Inner Healing Journey to experience a full mind, body, energy, and spiritual transformation as they evolve into their Highest Self. This online program combines meditation, Higher-Self-Journeys, energy clearing and integration, Reiki, and intuitive guidance and coaching. To start your journey today, visit Program List | Wildflower Wellness (wildflowertales.org). I also offer individualized Reiki, Hypnotherapy Regression, and Transformational Coaching sessions, which you can book online at Book Online | Wild Flower Tales.
Wildflower's next step will involve combining fifteen years of service in the veterinary and animal community with Wildflower Wellness Center's energy-focused holistic modalities to help individuals recover from abuse and trauma. We are currently in the beginning stages of creating a Farm Animal Sanctuary/Wellness Retreat Center non-profit that will utilize holistic practitioner services along with farm-animal assisted therapy. This nonprofit has a mission for the voiceless - animals and individuals who have been abused. If you would like to join this mission, please email us at email@example.com
Thanks so much for reading my tale and I hope to provide to you on yours.