The healing quest – an individual's journey to restore balance to body, mind and spirit – has long been a focal point for most people awakening to the holistic nature of life. Meridian lines provide access to gates, a current of vital life force pulses within each of us. The Rom have a saying: dik ta shoon – "to see what Earth Mother would have us know." The tlish diyan approach healing in a similar way: esonkñhsendehí chajala – "Changing Mother Earth heals all." We believe healing is a necessary indulgence for becoming all we are meant to be.
Even so, we've all been through traumatic events. All dis-ease comes from disturbances that disengage us from life on various levels. Some of us have physical challenges, others mental quandries, and emotional swings. Most, only begin their quest when it becomes a matter of life and death, sanity or insanity… well, you get the idea. If we become desperate in our quest it's normally dictated by a revelation regarding our mortality.
A personal healing quest, although something one experiences as a moment of being alone in life, there is help available. And the shimas pull out all the stops to support us. Together, they put emphasis on your chajala naaisha – healing complete: "We utilize ancient knowing systems shared by our genetic lineages. It's magic. It is what we know, and what we've learned through our own life experiences, that helps us help you to tap the natural rhythm that leads you back to health."
To heal, you must be involved in your own process, what we call a quest, the shimas are your cheerleading squad, wise womyn resource directory trained in the ways of energy healing, massage therapy, stone gridding, shamanic counseling and ritual. Lynda spent years in the medical profession, as well, and her unique blending of that orthodox education married to her gypsy modality, is considered the authentic experience of well-being. Wellness is her wish for each client, and typically her regulars have found their physical, emotional and mental health greatly improved – even though they thought they were coming in about body aches and pains alone!
For Maria, it's all in the tracking, it's all revealed in dream ritual and rolling bones (divination). In some instances, ritualistic work may be called upon for a client learning that they can heal. For empowerment, and basic ptsd work, the shimas take us into the pasture to learn to be in relationship with horses. In doing so, we learn communication skills and behavioral patterns that we can take into daily life to live newfound confidence and happiness.