Rather than share my credentials or work and life experiences as I would in a resume, I’d like to share with you a bit about my life journey – the journey that brought me to where I am today and ultimately made me who I am today.
I graduated from college with a diploma in Business Administration and decided I would much rather work around people than be in an office all day. I chose the hotel industry for my first job, worked my way up to the management level, and then moved to Europe where I worked in the airline industry. Here again, I worked my way up to management, but then left to start my family.
After the birth of my first daughter, I returned to Canada and my second daughter was born 16 months later. We lived on a farm, so the girls could enjoy nature, I could be a stay-at-home-mom, and we started each day when we woke up, not when an alarm clock rang. Living on the farm was a whole new experience for me because I’d been raised in suburbia and always lived in big cities after I left home.
Living on the farm made me realize how far removed I was from the reality of our food production. We raised Bison for slaughter; a process I’d never given much thought to in the past. I had worked at the finest hotels and first class airlines, traveled the world, and always tasted new delicacies without considering where they came from.
One day we were loading the Bison for slaughter and I was walking beside the tractor, waving my arms, to get the Bison to go into the narrow alleyway towards the loading ramp to the truck. One of the large Bison turned and tried to jump the eight foot high solid wood fence to escape having to go into the truck. He fell back down, was very angry, got up, and then pushed his body towards the tractor. I was pinned between the farm gate and the tire of the tractor.
I looked directly into the big, beautiful eye of the Bison and “communicated” my thoughts to him. I asked him to please not crush me to death as I had two babies to look after. I promised that I would get out of the Bison “farming” business if he would release me. Somehow he understood, stepped back for an instant – just long enough for me to jump aside – and then crashed into the gate again. Had I not jumped aside, I probably wouldn’t be here today.
Somehow I managed to scale the eight foot fence and found myself on the other side wondering how I got there. At this point in my life, I hadn’t been awakened to animal communication or angelic help. I hobbled back into the farm house, took my babies into my arms and cried. I wasn’t crying for the pain I was in. I was crying for the suffering of the beautiful Bison. I knew that day marked the end of my days as a farmer of other living beings. That was in 1995.
Despite my decision to leave the farm, it took until 2002 for me to become a vegetarian. Somehow, the “out of sight, out of mind” principle worked very well for me. It wasn’t until I decided to study holistic health and became a healing practitioner that I chose to stop eating meat so that my body would be a clean channel for the healing energies. My decision was met with everything from scorn, to ridicule, to anger. I wasn’t prepared for this type of a response.
You can only imagine if that’s the response I had in 2002 to becoming vegetarian, what the response was like when in 2013 I chose to become vegan. It was more or less the same scorn, ridicule, and anger, but amplified. In all honesty, I have to say that I didn’t become vegan, but rather I reconnected to my true vegan state.
As I stated on the welcome page, I specialize in restoring peace to your life through planting the seeds for positive change. Together, let’s plant the seeds to help you to grow.
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