Naturopathic Oncology Nurse RN BSN with 15 years of nursing experience including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and emotional trauma support.
A gift that fills my life and yet I share much less on this platform.
Possibly because it is such a personal experience for me.
One that often brings me to tears as I witness the trials and triumphs of the journey to whole healing. To work with cancer as a messenger that reveals to us places where we could feed our body, move our body and alchemize our traumas is one of the most challenging pieces of my journey.
I often observe tragic suffering and the totality of bravely held joy in rapid succession throughout the day.
A journey I know I am privileged to walk with my patients. Offering my tears, smiles, strength, sound and skills in every way that I know how.
And so it happens my connections with those I serve in this dimension are some of my most powerful medicines. And as I administer and incredibly challenging chemotherapy procedure called insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) I often play medicine music to both soften and strengthen the heart and subtle body connection in the work ahead.
And one day a woman with whom I share an incredibly strong heart connection with shared this sacred Tree song during her treatment. She shared with me her dreams of us as delicate, playful and mischievous fairies dancing through the forest trees to the vibrant octaves.
And we sang. And we cried. We held tightly to each other's hands. We mourned and celebrated.
Healing and whole.
I am a tree
Tall and free
I wave with the wind
And I stand with nobility
Nobody but me
In this place that I’m in
Leaves fall down
The air gets colder
I don’t change
I just grow taller as I get older
I could build you a house
You could come cut me down
Live there forever
I could stay in the glades
You could lay in my shade
We could to stay there together
Life goes on
It happens so fast
But I don’t change
Every drop of my future tastes like the past…