For most people spending time in nature is a way to find and connect with the self. For me it was the exact opposite. Growing up in nature was my solace, a way to escape myself and connect to the land, the animals and the elements. I had to move to the big city in order to "find myself". In the city I was surrounded by many "mirrors" that reflected my inner state of mind. In the city is where I found deep healing. After 18 years in Philadelphia and another 8 years in Las Vegas it is time for me to return to nature for a while. Pachamama is calling me home. For those of you who know me, you may remember that in 2015 I became very sick physically. In fact I almost died. It was in June of 2017 that I journeyed to Canada to heal my body (you can read further about my experience in previous blogs that I wrote below). It was there when I re-connected to nature in the most powerful way. I connected with some plant food that assisted me in healing my broken, swollen belly and took part in a Cedar Pulling Ceremony with a medicine woman of the land. That is where my return to home really began. It was at the end of that trip on top of an 80 foot cliff overlooking a giant lake that I had a powerful vision of an energetic grid located just under the surface of the earth that connected all forests and plants. The spirit of the cedar tree pulled my legs into the ground, connected me to this grid and then said that I could tap in whenever I wanted. I journeyed back to Canada in November of the same year to study and strengthen my body. That is where I did my first self soul retrieval (see blog entry below). Once again nature called me to connect and work with the powerful and intense sacred plant medicine of Ayahuasca which was like having 30 years worth of psychotherapy. She introduced me into the world of Vegelatismo and facilitated a deeper connection to the wisdom of ALL plant medicine, not just psychotropic plants. Now Pachamama is calling me back home to study all of her healing plants in various parts of the world. I will be spending the next few months in Canada playing in the forest, writing and connecting to the plants through meditation. My goal is to help others connect to nature on a deep level by sharing knowledge and leading meditations through podcasts and YouTube videos. Mother Earth is crying out for our connection and I am answering the call. Stay tuned for a book, YouTube channel and Podcast. Much love to all of you!
My name is Melissa Ameika and I am a Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman & Metaphysical Counselor living in the desert southwest.