This book I write in humble recognition that we all have a story to tell and that there is always someone who will benefit from the telling of it. In this book, you become me, walk as me, participating fully in this journey.
If I were telling this around a fire, I would ask you to close your eyes, use your imagination, and let your ethereal body become one with mine while I take you on this journey. Sometimes I will guide you swiftly through a space of time, and other times I will stop to let you see, feel, and hear everything, making an hour seem like a lifetime, letting you truly understand that every second is precious and full of life.
The path to my becoming a natural healer and herbalist will lead you to participate in many adventures. You'll tour throughout Europe, become a singer, walk the Peruvian Inca trail, visit the Mexican pyramids, and study in the rainforest of Belize, the Southwest of America, and the mountains of Spain.
You will search for the healing plant of the future in the Amazonian jungle, start charities in Africa and India that encourage the indigenous people to use their natural medicines, and discover your ability to see others souls. You will first apprentice, then run sweat lodges and lead vision quests. You will heal and be healed by many along the path, and will one day be known as a modern medicine woman.
I write this tale of my life as a true story, full of the spirit that makes even the ordinary experiences extraordinary, for that is how I see life. In this book I ask you to see through my eyes
I start each chapter with an inward journey, from either going into nature or meditating to seek the words that I am given. I share songs; most are my own words and melodies, though I am grateful for those who have inspired and shared with me.
I ask only that you keep an open mind and a sense of humor. And I now offer you an invitation...Come Walk with Me.
©2001 Michele Claiborne (P)2016 Michele Claiborne