Winnipeg, where I grew up, had a shock in store. My old house gone, property changed beyond recognition, the small community of immigrant farmers along our country road had become a desecration of “advancing times”. The only vestige of those seemingly salt of the earth lives was in my memory: chickens scratching around the pump, accordion music livening the tiny kitchen crowded with it’s wood stove, Eaton’s catalogue for the outhouse. Seeing the change took me beyond mourning; it was truly ruined. Nothing familiar existed any more. Even the river had the exhausted look of a toxic run off.

BUT, In my memory, at least, it is still beautiful, still the way it was in those free days with the wind whipping our hair as we tore down the road on our bikes. The train still runs, I think, down to the US border. Sometimes, out west, the train tracks and the telephone poles are the only constant, but even the telephone poles have sunk half their length into the gulping earth…markers of time.

Thank God for memory – at least some of the time…

About jm

Jane Moody offers advanced modalities of energy treatment, bodywork and counselling. A dynamic group of skills, gathered though extensive training (1800 hours of instruction in health therapies in addition to her BA.), can heal the roots of psychological suffering that prevent a satisfying life. The inspiration behind this work began in my early twenties after earning a B.A. from Vassar College in New York. I wanted to study both Medicine and Comparative Religion. I didn't do either but the interest stayed fresh. In the late 80's, I began my studies with a 16 weekend training leading to a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. A year later, I found a way to combine both earlier interests when I read Barbara Brennan's book, Hands of Light. I studied at her school for one year (1989/90) but decided against returning for family and personal reasons. That year, I had also completed a year's study in anatomy and physiology at Dalhousie University. By taking a taped course in "Awakening the Light Body", I was able to keep my knowledge growing. A few years later, I learned the bodywork of the Lightbody - "Flow Alignment and Connection". The next fall, it became possible to attend The School of Enlightened Healing in New York City (now in Asheville NC) and I graduated from there, 3 years later, with certification as a "Hands-on Healer" (1997). My practice began with Flow Alignment and gradually incorporated the new knowledge gained at this healing school in New York. Short weekend courses in Japanese Acupressure and Myofascial Release broadened my scope of bodywork techniques. In June of 2001, I graduated from A Society of Souls, Jason's Shulman's three year School for health professionals in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. This powerful work is now the center of a range of healing skills that I bring to my clients. I live in East Chester, Nova Scotia with offices there and in Halifax, as well as a long distance practice by telephone.

1 thought on “Memory

  1. Wonderful evocative writing, makes me wish I was with you on the trip, truly interesting blog, thanks so much.

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