I feel deeply restored, physically, emotionally and spiritually. When I have specific areas of my body that are painful, I leave without pain. I feel 100% comfortable with her, as if I'm speaking with a friend whom I've known for a long time.For the past few months, I've been in a transitional time in my life, Ilsa has been there every step of the way guiding and advising me.
Blessing in the guise of circumstance put Tami and I together less than half a year ago.Soft tears of overwhelming gratitude accompany reflection on the role she has played in my life.Tami’s attention allowed me to focus on the unfolding singularity of each present moment, each step in the dance, and, as both witness and participant, her insight sketched constellations between these moments, proffering images laden with meaning.Reflecting now, it seems we engaged in a practice of surreptitious approach, guerrilla movements or improvisational dances, toward (insofar as around reveals) the very unspeakable, the enormity and permeability and resilience of life (as we perhaps not know but sense it): the self. That alone, to have your public without judgement, is mechanism for potential change. But to know Tami is, to me, a gift that vast exceeds the limitations of the imagined, the claimed known.She was a magical stranger, an alien visitor from the unimagined, outside the scope of my world.
She came to look, listen, and care, and in reorganizing the boundaries of my being expanded not just limitations of imagination but opened to the immensity of boundless possibility.
During one particularly difficult dance, her voice accompanied as I moved deeper inward. I described where I was, and after a while, nothing but soft whimpers as I let myself know what was found there. I, Tami, another living, breathing human being with all my light and darkness, am here with you.” These words are not precise, and were they so, could not convey the profundity of this moment for me.
After a time, Tami called me back, asked me to open my eyes. This was intuitive timing, close attention, and total acceptance. In addition to functional, practical tools Tami has gifted me, various strategies for continuing the hard work of knowing by creating my being, her presence, both evoked in memory and in continued contact and availability, is a beacon, helping me redirect light where I will.
I have been gifted tools for redefining the relationship between myself and the world and opening myself to life, love, and growth.
To give a sense of what Tami provides, and illustrate the change, some brief context of where I was prior to our meeting is needed.
During this time, she has proven to be a thoughtful, caring and compassionate professional with whom I have been able to make progress and headway.