For the last 5 years I have been taking part in an online Medicine doll course with Barb Kobe of the USA. What a process of growth and transformation ensued as I sought to find ways to “reclaim my power”! In shamanic societies loss of power is called “soul loss” and regaining these parts is called “soul retrieval”. By bringing lost parts of our selves home we can again embody our fullness and wholeness.
This doll making course enabled me to explore ways in which I’d given power away by conforming to others expectations, disregarding my intuition, and allowing self judgments and criticism to dictate my self worth just to name a few.
My final doll, the Inner Healer brings all that I have learned in this journey together. I called her “La Lumina” which means “The Carrier of Light”. She stands as a reminder of the inner wisdom and the gifts that I have available to me.
Below is a little of her message:
” I am welcoming your child back to her home, the place of the heart. She is
always a part of the universe, born of the celestial bodies, the moon, sky and
stars. She is part of the lineage of female ancestors-the craftswomen, home
creators and nurturers.
I am here to remind you of your Inner Flame that always burns within you and the spiral of expansion and contraction that creates flow and life itself.
Here in my Medicine bag I hold the gifts of this process”.
I would like to thank Barb for her facilitation of a remarkable journey and to all my doll sisters for their healing presence. It has been such a gift to share and learn in this way.
If you are interested in participating a course or would like a Healing Doll made for yourself, friend or relative please email me on the contact page.