In “A Healer’s Handbook”, Thurman shares experiences and observations based on years of practice. She focuses on the spirituality of the different body systems, both physical and energetic.
This book offers extensive information on condition and illnesses encountered by healing practitioners. The spiritual connection is explained in every health issue because they reveal a person’s deeper layers, essential for healing.
Healing protocols, helpful lifestyle changes, and affected chakras build on one another.
With information found in this book, you will offer healing to the whole person.
About This Blog
I was a war child with a father in the OSS. He was one of the last men to return to civilian life at the end of World War II.
The Korean Conflict followed not long after.
I learned youngthat fear was a way of life for everyone as we crawled under our desks in school and practiced how we would protect ourselves when the Russians attacked us.
Althouth my family didn’t have one, family bomb shelters were fairly common in the ‘50s. My Uncle Ed commented once that the Russians would never come to Brackettville. And, if they did, they could have the place. My grandmother wasn’t too nice to him after that.
Then came the VietNam War. I’ll never forget a midday break between classes at the University of Texas when I learned that 6 American soldiers had been killed in Viet Nam. I knew in my gut that we’d crossed a line. We had.
I definitely remember the Bay of Pigs. I lived in San Antonio where 6 military bases surrounded the city. As residents, we knew we were a target if things spun out of control.
Living in Latin America, I was up close and personal with all kinds of abuse, assault. In Venezuela, I learned to live with a Guardia Nacional officer pointing a machine gun at me daily as I went to the bank, the bakery, the gas station. My 2 toddlers were in tow. I took them everywhere. The idea was to never get separated from them.
In Mexico City, I quickly learned which policemen could be bribed, and which ones could not. I got so I could tell the difference as soon as I saw the uniformed man in the distance…just by the way he walked.
Finally, I lived in the D.C. Metro area for many years. That stay ended when the Homeland Security came into being and my neighbors and clients began to live with fear. Some kept their car trunks filled with food/clothing. Their wallets were filled with $$$. Their gas tanks were filled with gas. Their cell phones were charged and they were ready to take off at a moment’s notice. For the life of me, I could not understand where they thought they were going to go. The D.C. Beltway was (and still is) overcrowded 24/7. Fleeing the area at 10 mph didn’t seem like a viable option then and it doesn’t seem like a viable option now.
And, through it all, the wars, the Federales, the political realities these things were all just window dressing.
Beneath all this drama lay fear, abuse, bullying, insecurities, assaults, rapes.
And…no one made a peep about these horrors which visited us personally.
And, you know what, no one is making a peep about them now.
I hope to teach women that
they don’t have to hide their stories.
they can learn to defend themselves and
they can use this knowledge if and when they need to.
Self defense and overcoming fear are a spiritual journey which we can all use to our advantage.
We are all energetic beings with physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional layers. All of these layers can be protected and nurtured when fear is overcome and self esteem is enhanced.
May we all enjoy protection, safety, and self defense.
The search for protection, safety, self defense, offers many stories and finally some wisdom. I share stories of food insecurity and fear of hunger in the blog “Hunger is Not a Disease.” There are many other stories that should not be lost if people who suffer from rape, assault, bullying, abuse are to learn that they can overcome these things successfully.
It is my goal that we learn to overcome these obstacles as we overcome fear as we search for protection, safety, and self defense.
Whenever possible/practical, I reviewed conversations with people who could help reconstruct events, chronology, and dialogue based on these reviews. Some of the incidents as well as certain events were compressed. consolidated or reordered to accommodate memories of everyone consulted.
All dialogue is as accurate as possible to describe actual conversations that took place, to the best of my memory.
The names of some of the characters (mainly, the pantry shoppers) were changed. The names of others were omitted.
Technical information presented in some of the posts is as accurate and factual as my research allows. A technical post sometimes takes as many as 20 hours to research.
The opinions I express in the posts are mine. They are based on my experiences over time as I encountered fear, aggression, abuse, hatred, assault.
If you read a sentence, paragraph, page, or post that you feel is outrageous or untrue, it is nonetheless very real.
Everything written in this blog actually happened. It’s my story.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
May we all learn about protection, safety, self defense.
This blog is dedicated to women everywhere who have experienced, are experiencing, fear, abuse, bullying, assault, rape in their lives.
Considering the fact that the statistics tell us that approximately 1 woman in 4 has been raped, this blog is dedicated to many, many women. It is my belief that few women tell anyone. They only reveal an assault or rape if they see no other option. So, is it really 1 in 4?
This blog is dedicated to all people everywhere (healthcare professionals, attorneys, police, relatives of victims) who treat women with dignity and understanding.
This blog is dedicated to everyone everywhere who has the courage to stand up against a bully.
This blog is dedicated to all those people who live in fear. As a reflexologist, I know fear affects people in many ways. Fear is at the root of many diseases.
May we all receive protection, safety, and learn self defense.
I offer gratitude to everyone who has helped me collect the information I use in this blog. That’s a huge number of people because I’ve been collecting data for many years…certainly all the years of this life and in some past lives as well.
We created these stories and this wisdom.
A special offering of gratitude goes out to Paul LaCroix who is unafraid of my goal. He takes his job seriously.
A special offering of gratitude goes out to Lucy, Erin, and Ash at Turning Mill who are soldiering on…even as they are shocked.
A special offering of gratitude goes out to Richard Genaro who was the first person to give me a hint of my real path on this journey. I met him in an anger management class he taught. I took the class several years ago when I was dealing with people who couldn’t believe I was “feeding this kind of food to those people.”.. I should have moved on his teachings then but I, too, was shocked by the task laid out for me as well.
The goal here is to share protection, safety, self defense.