Mary began her life as a strong-willed, independent child with a highly developed sensitivity to the world around her. But, as she grew, challenges prevented her from developing and using her intuitive skills, and the skills themselves often created challenges. From an early age, she knows that she has work to do in this world, a world greatly in need of healing. But what exactly is the nature of this work?
As her life unfolds, she goes through a process of self-discovery and tool-gathering that leads to self-sufficiency and vibrational attunement. At first, she relies on external sources, not fully utilizing her independence or sensitivity. But gradually, she gathers tools and receives inner guidance. Moving from a child’s independence and sensitivity, through the tempering processes of self-doubt, uncertainty, and outwardly sourced knowledge, she comes full circle to an understanding of her mission in this life to be a healer.
This book offers a message of hope at this important time in history, as Mary shares her journey and the tools she has collected along the way, to help others connect with their inner wisdom and share it with the world.
For Hana, a naturopath, intuition is key. It is woven into every aspect of her life, from her work to her relationships, with one exception–her mother, Shiko. Shiko emigrated to the U.S. from Japan as a young woman, leaving her family behind. Whenever Hana tries to learn the reason for this decision, her mother shuts down.
When Shiko’s sister, Emiko, is killed in the 2011 tsunami that ravaged eastern Japan, Shiko barely seems to register the news. Hana and her daughter, Katherine, convince Shiko that it is time to go back to Japan to learn about Emiko and to reconnect with their Japanese heritage, while they still can.
In Japan, the three generations of women meet with friends and colleagues who knew and loved Emiko. Shiko’s stoic exterior slowly begins to melt, revealing long-buried emotion.
In Japan, Hana experiences a life-changing sense of returning home, and a deepened relationship with the spirit world. What message does this journey hold for her? And will Shiko finally reveal why she left all those years ago?