This week’s contribution is my second since I started Celebrating “YOU”, and just like the first time I actually feel a little nervous. Nervous that my words will fall short to convey and bring justice to this wonderful and insightful blogger, the bright light on the horizon, and who has become a dear friend to me. This one means so much to me and I actually call her my soul sister. She is Amanda from Fourbrancheshealing.
I don’t even know where to start as there is so much to be said about her. I’m not sure when it was that we crossed paths, but like so many other relationships, ours too started with a comment to a blog post. Yet it was so different and so much more than just a comment. In reality, comments are always more for me, but still something magical happened while meeting Amanda. I truly believe that people cross paths with us to provide a bridge, to help us when we need encouragement, to share their knowledge when we feel stuck, or to let us be the teachers and allow us to make a difference and contribute for them. Some stay for awhile while others leave their footprint on our hearts and stay forever. Amanda embodies all of it and I feel as if I have known her forever. There is no fear of saying the wrong thing, no fear of being misunderstood. As the scene from Avatar “She sees me”. I am always myself, as she is with me and we wouldn’t have it any other way,
We never met and yet there is a comfort in her words that always cradle my heart. My soul lies open before her and she never fails to say the right thing. Sharing her views and knowledge, often sheds light onto alternative pathways I might have not considered. There is an understanding, a knowing so deep, that often doesn’t require words. It is as if feeling a virtual hug, an embrace of never being alone, a guardian angel that is always watching over me. I feel her with me, even when we don’t talk.
She is my soul sister and seldom have I felt these words with more power and certainty. I have a few other sister, not through birthrights, each different, special and unique and they all have great significance. Amanda had a huge mission and has helped me become whole and see the unseen. She already has left her footprint on my heart and there is no doubt that the beautiful friendship we have built in such a short time, will last forever. I feel truly blessed and lucky beyond words.
Amanda is a confident woman, aware of her capabilities and powers, but she is also the person that will go to great length to help and heal you, as well as the world. She has a mission, a journey to fulfill as she grows herself and challenges herself to be of even more help. Amanda is a servant leader, a person that wants to help, a person that believes in the power of one, and a person that needs to do her part to make a difference. No matter how big or small, she sees the greater picture. Her wisdom is out of this world and she is indeed a very old soul that is here to share and shed her light. It’s bright and you can’t miss it if you look for her. Amanda loves our Mother Earth and is a medium to the spirits that are always around us.
Learning more about Amanda and being at a point in my life where I needed answers and healing, I asked her if she could perform a shamanic journey for me. She did, free of charge, can you believe it? Not that it would have mattered, because what she has done for me is truly priceless, but still, wow. She actually offers free healing on her blog, and I hope you pay her a visit, even if this might not be you. The journey is always personal and what I can tell you is that there was a great deal of healing for me. There were emotions so strong and deep I had carried for so long, that were trapped and had gone unresolved. There was a vital part of me missing that was now complete, all because of Amanda’s help. The detail in which Amanda shared her results and findings with me was incredible. The time it must have taken was not an issue to her and there was never the slightest feeling of things being rushed or a sense of “What’s in it for me”. She was here to help, selflessly and fully committed. The follow up was nothing short of amazing. She never gave me too much, I always felt that my personal well being was the priority and her patience was simply admirable. I was a newbie with little to no clues, but I was already a believer, and was ready for the message Amanda would bring my way.
Amanda strikes me as a person that would offer you the shirt off of her back without ever asking back for it. She has a huge heart that has seen much pain in the course of her lifetime, but she has risen above and has never given up. Life was not easy for her, she has fallen many times, feeling alone and unloved, taken advantage of and talked about behind her back. These people must have been out of their minds, not recognizing this beautiful soul and all of her blessings. Well, I’m beyond thrilled to be here to shout it from the rooftops about the amazing woman she has grown into. To stay strong in the face of adversity and to get back up after each knock to her knees. You inspire me in ways you most likely don’t know, but then you probably do because you know my heart. Today I am Celebrating “YOU” in an additional and official way, but in reality you lead my celebration list each and every day. Thank you for the gift of “YOU” and for everything that you bring so kindly to all of us. What you have done for me is nothing short of miraculous and I hope you know that you mean the world to me my beautiful soul sister. Xoxoxo