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My family is heading to the beach to do some camping this weekend.  I’m hoping to read and relax.

I’m currently reading The Wind is my Mother by Bear Heart, a Native American medicine man.  I’ll be bringing that with me.

Bear Heart has some wise and interesting things to say about the connection between faith and healing.  His observations seem very relevant to being a therapist and how one sits with a client with respect both for the person in front of you and for Spirit.  Healing, he says, come not from the healer but from the Great Spirit.  I also appreciated his observation that if one uses one’s gift for medicine or healing on oneself, one loses the ability to heal others.

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