Mother, Heal My Self: An Intergenerational Healing Journey Between Two Worlds
JoEllen KoernerISBN: 0972509801;
Book DescriptionJoEllen Koerner was raised in a small Mennonite community in South Dakota, became a Civil Rights activist in the South, and rose to prominence as a nurse executive of international repute. None of these life experiences, or her honed skills as a Western medical practitioner, prepared her for the moment every parent hopes never happen: Her daughter, Kristi, her body wracked with pain, asks permission to die. Into the depths of this dreaded moment enters Wanigi Waci (Spirit Dancer), a dear friend and keeper of the Lakota Sioux healing traditions. He invites Kristi and JoEllen into his People?s time-honored healing ways and giving community, with ramifications whose importance ultimately surpasses the restoration of Kristi?s health. "You think we are human beings having a spiritual experience. In our way, we see people as spiritual beings having a human experience." --Wanigi Waci Mother, Heal My Self, a work of surpassing beauty and power,...
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