I believe that nothing happens by accident. So when I was born into a family where my mother was an only child and I was an only child. I would discover why I was, “to walk alone” as a Native American Seer told me. My DNA confirms that half of my ancestors traveled on the Mayflower and half crossed the Barring Straight from Russia. The only reason this matters is the confirmation of the dreams and visions I have always had. It also helps those who need to tell me that I, “don’t look like a Shaman or Native American.”
When I met and married my soul mate – Mark – In 1999 , my life was changed in the blink of an eye. He was diagnosed a year after we were married with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. I went from being a Paramedic trained in Psychological Emergencies to an Ordained Minister trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Several years after, I would be trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and many years later as a Shaman.
Leading those willing to Soul retrieval, totem animals and the removal of dark energy (negative entities) was my where the God/Divine of my understanding has always called me. For years I had no label for what I did. How I “stood in the gap” for people and called in healing for them or how I could lead them to “find the missing pieces of their soul” that they had lost during trauma or fear. At the time there was no manual, God/Goddess led me every step of the way. With few teachers I was dependent on tapping into Divine mind and living with “God is my source and supply”. To say that my third eye is open and that I have Clair-cognition is an understatement, when I am dealing with my clients.
Allowing yourself to be a vessel for others healing is an honor, but not an easy path. My unwillingness and attachment to the outcomes of situations has made it very difficult at times. There are life skills that can be taught to help with this, many are Zen-like principles that have been taught for thousands of years in the tribes that we no longer belong to. These are the principles along with Soul level healing that change people’s lives, as they have changed mine. There is no person or group of “elders” or tribe that can “confirm” your Shamanism no matter what others tell you. The Spirit calls you to this way of life, and believe me when I tell you. It is a way of life!
Currently (2020) Debra Meehl and her family are in Houston, Texas. The plan is that this year they will all move back to the Northwest. Spokane Washington is the goal. As a family and a tribe they are all interested in the forest, mountains and healing waters of the area. Plant Medicine is the call for the next generation….. Stay up to date on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/meehlfoundation and sign up for a plant medicine retreat