There are countless, amazing and invaluable people who have gifted my journey getting here. But, the original two, without whom it would never have happened, are William Emerson and Maureen Wolfe. I met William first, diving into a five-day residential workshop. Maureen was the very first person my eyes met, coming up the stairs for my first APPPAH Congress in 2001. Although I met each of them separately, I knew that what they lived, and what I was privileged to be participating in with both of them, was for me. Repeatedly, I kept hearing myself say, “This is what I choose to do with my life.” I have worked with William and with APPPAH, as well as many others in the field along the way ever since. I began volunteering with Maureen the day I met her. Beyond doubt, the volunteer hours Maureen offered me, particularly working with APPPAH's past congress recordings made my experience of study and working through the certification training modules pure joy.
I navigate the world with a disability from birth, Cerebral Palsy, which presently limits my ability to walk and my balance is compromised—this having the silver lining of being the pearl of my passion for prenatal consciousness and conscious conception. Due to my limitations, and the somatic nature of many areas of PPN fields of service, exactly what I would be able to do, and how far I would be able to take it was a source of continuous mystery for me with every step forward. This was as true in my own personal process work as it was for my desires to begin teaching others about PPN.
With each step into the unknown of recovering and transforming my personal history and the quality of my life springing from it, I would say, “I will just take it as far as I can; I am so eternally grateful for what has already changed.” Trusting the process, and trusting my many guides and mentors, Barbara Findeisen, David Chamberlain and Kate White, along the way, persistence, embellishing every step, every tool and pearl of wisdom in the training modules as the most precious, has delivered me into living my dream as a reality.
It is my vision that the meaning and import of prenatal consciousness, and the rights and responsibilities of conscious conception become as common as household words. Before APPPAH's PPNE Certification program, I knew this is what I wanted to do; now, by the Grace of God, I know how I will do my part in it.