©2019 by Vicki Sontheim

Journey to the Center of Myself

Returning to Light

My journey has taken many a turn in the course of leading me here. I am grateful for the grace which illuminated my way and shaped me into the woman I've become.

 

Part of me wishes I could say I met the challenges of being a gentle spirit born into abuse and alcoholism head on. Another part of me knows if I'd been "better" at healing, and chosen a less colorful route, many of the treasures I've unearthed may have been left undiscovered.

 

In my despair I knew there had to be more. There had to be. I began turning over stones - seeking, looking, longing, and questioning everything I thought I knew. Hope crept in and like a seedling I opened and grew towards the sun.

 

In hindsight, I see the sparks of grace which gradually steered me away from my self destructive behaviors. The unconditional love of my Grandparents and my deep connection with Jesus were my foundation. I read and re-read my children's bible story book, often with a flash light under the covers at night. Various friends who've believed in me as I've learned to believe in myself, doors that opened and doors that closed forcing me to choose new ones, and of course my infinitely patient and loving Angels and Guides all played significant roles in my healing.

And then there are the animals! Words don't begin to capture what I've learned since I began communicating with animals. Even before I began this course of study they've been showing up for me in ways that I liken to the banks of a river - steering the course of my current. 

 

I began learning animal communication as means of developing my intuition. I noticed long ago that I would hear and feel things that weren't me. I thought learning to communicate with animals would be a light and fun way to explore my intuition (being an expert at taking everything too seriously). Was I was in for a big surprise!

 

Working with animals has fast tracked my healing in ways I absolutely did not foresee! Animals have mastered what humans have not. They hold the secrets to unconditional love and possess a direct connection to the divine. If we stop, ask, look, and listen we will learn how to work with them, and in the process, come to experience levels of healing we've not yet imagined existed.

​And, I was right, it's fun!