Writings

An Earth Grandmother’s Calling… -Angela Chayse

People come into our lives for different reasons. Some pass through without so much as a smile or a wink. But some envelop you in a moment so profound, you carry their warmth into a lifetime of change… It’s dark and cold out. Winter is creeping across the province of Nova Scotia. Alone, I am rested in front of a fire, searching – on my lap top, for yoga schools in Halifax. Somehow, I come across a page titled, Grandmothers Medicine lodge. Instantly I am drawn in, and find myself hitting send on an email, requesting to meet grandmother in person. I have no idea what that even entails, but a deeper knowing is guiding me to her presence. Late the next Saturday evening, I am knocking at her door.  Selina, Earth Grandmother, is of mixed heritage, Black Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaq Aboriginal and Scottish, a representation of the coming together of races. She dresses in white flowing gowns, and radiates universal love. She certainly looks like an earth grandmother. I sit down in front of her, still not quite knowing what to expect, or even why I am here. We chat for a while. She looks deep into my eyes as the ancient spirit – Grandmother Turtle, is called on for guidance. At her feet is a bundle of musical instruments, drums, feathers, shakers, different grasses; all handed down from native generations past, all blessed the with healing powers of the ancients. The energy in the room grows intense as I lay on the table to begin my session.  Ever since I was a child, I have had visions. Mainly of corroborees, aboriginals dancing in sharp movements telling stories of the dream time, woman chanting in nasally tones, clap sticks, didgeridoos, the smoke of the fire creeping up my nostrils, my heart singing with the whisper of the trees. I was different ages at different times, but the one thing that connected them all was the love I felt for the earth and my family. These visions come back to me as she picks up different instruments and moves them around my body. The energy they each bring forward, is unique to their own. I feel my heart open, my pinkie toes pulsate with the flow of blood.  But now, something is shifting. Lifetimes flash before my eyes, as Selina stops. She puts down her instruments. Muttering to herself, she takes hold of my left hand and shoulder. Instantly, an intense burst of energy spirals me back through time. I am in a camp with what feels like my aboriginal family, only this time white men are charging at my people on horses. They are massacring everyone in sight. I see horrific scenes as my mother is killed before my very eyes, my baby brother stamped on.. elders shot and slain, everyone lay dead or dying.. I am all alone. An elder appears before me, I am screaming ‘You said you would never leave me’. Chanting fills the air in a language vaguely familiar. Selina is also chanting, she is travelling through different dimensions, calling back the parts of me that have been lost. The elder looks deep into my eyes as he put his hand on my left shoulder. The message is clear. I am safe. The dust settles. We both take a moment to breath.  Selina hands me an instrument that contains the essence of Grandmother Turtle. I hold it in my left hand, over my heart. My head swells with thoughts. What am I supposed to feel? Was this really blessed by the ancients? I hear Selina’s voice through a vortex of time. ‘How are you dear one?’ Suddenly, like a freight train powering through the dessert, Grandmother Turtles spirit shoots into my heart. My whole body vibrates with her power. Her wise and knowing voice fills my head. ‘The path you are on is the path you were put on this earth to take’. I see visions of the future, my hopes and dreams a reality. I try to question the truth of what I am being shown, but she cuts me off. ‘It’s time to wake up’, Grandmother Turtle commands. My eyes well with tears. ‘You are stronger than you allow yourself to be’. Again the energy builds. But I am scared I am not enough. Her vibration intensifies. I can no longer hold on. I surrender to her strength and ask for guidance. ‘You are far greater than what you think you are’… Trust dear child, I am with you’. A sense of relief fills me. I am not alone. I ride on grandmother turtles back into the boundless ocean.. Playful and free.  As I come back into the room, I connect with Selina’s eyes. ‘The ancients are strong with you dear child. Remember who you are.’ She whispers. ‘The energy of the earth is calling’. Suddenly I feel more than I have ever felt. I can hear the sound of the boats out on the harbour and smell the burning sweet grass. I no longer feel alone. It hits me. I’m never alone because all of what I am exists right now.. and all of what I am is not just me. I think back to the girl sitting by the fire and guide her to this moment. Selina’s heart breaths fresh oxygen into my mind.  The energy of the star people shines bright, as, at the stroke of midnight, I leave Grandmother’s studio. Gratitude floods my being. I am no longer shattered pieces of dust floating through time. Perhaps I have walked many worlds with a sense of emptiness. Traumatised by memories blanketed through time, confused by an image looking back in the mirror. In this life I have willingly given pieces of my essence away, not caring as to how I would ever again, feel whole. With each decision to disrespect myself, perhaps I felt I was giving back a piece of satisfaction to my black brothers and sisters . As I gaze at the heavens a thought enters my mind… ‘We come from the stars and return to the stars, but forget who we are when we’re here’. Perhaps now, is the time to remember, so we can let go of our suffering and truly come together, to shine as one.

Personal Healing

“In this time, it is so important for healers to take care of ourselves, as there is much work to be done with the earth and with each other. Little Grandmother Selina’s work “Heal the Healers” is deeply profound, powerful, spiritual, healing, nurturing and cleansing on all levels. I find myself better able to stand in my truth, my power after each session, better able to walk my path as a healer from a more energetically and spiritually clear and whole place. I am more clearly able to connect with my own Divine Presence, my Guides and to understand and strengthen my own gifts, so I can share them with others in a good and healthy way.I love that Little Grandmother Selina and Guides know when to be gentle and nurturing with me, and when to speak “tough” love when I’ve strayed from my path, or got too caught up in every day life, reminding me that while they are the helpers, ultimately it is up to me to do my work.

Little Grandmother Selina’s work is deeply powerful and transformational. I whole heartedly recommend healers come and receive the blessings and teachings of her sessions.”
– Donna Garrison , Massage Therapist, Nova Scotia

Personal Healing

“Hi Selina,
Just a note to thank you so much for yesterday. I was so moved by the session and your work. I am very grateful for your energy, and although I’m not exactly sure of the why and what of it all right at this moment, I trust that spirit will direct my next move. Thanks again, I would highly recommend it to friends and you never know our paths may cross again.
Many Blessings”
– Wanda Andrea

Personal Healing

“Hello Selina,
I am so glad I came to see you. I have taken these messages and blessings to heart, and was glad of the reminders. I feel a weight lifted off me. I feel the piece around me being an equal and not bowing down to others has affected me deeply, released some part of my being that didn’t truly believe that i was good enough, or worthy enough.”
– Donna, Healer, Nova Scotia, Canada

Personal Healing

“Hello Selina,
Before going to bed I just had to email you to thank you for the time you spent with me and for the information session you gave. You are truly a wonderful sensitive woman with a big heart. Your smile is etched in my brain as is your encompassing energizing energy still resonating around me. It is amazing how I grow spiritually every time I meet you, and today was no exception. Since I have been home my pet birds want to be around me more and talk with me constantly. Even my plants are resonating more than usual. I will never forget this day of friendship and growth.

I greatly appreciate that you took the time for me and all others like me who are on a spiritual journey and speaking the truth to us or just listening.

I hope you sleep well tonight and I wish you well tomorrow at the Expo.
They are predicting rain so please drive back with care. Thank you wise one.”
– Anne Bissonnette. Moncton, New Brunswick

Mentorship

Much gratitude and Thanks Grandmother Selina for the blessings I have received during my personal session with you in Georgia. You assisted me in opening my heart to all the positive gifts that I possess and want to share with others. My personal time with you helped bring forth and communicate with my ancestors, connect with my angels and feel the strength of m power spirit animals. The overwhelming peace and tranquility that has blanketed me since meeting you is priceless. Mostly I stand in gratitude and appreciation, as I feel I have met my Spiritual Mentor. I feel self-empowered because of your gentle influence. I truly feel inspired by you and feel the Divine Connections to Spirit, the Earth, and all of the Spirit Guides. My Life Path has been further illuminated by meeting you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart as you have guided me and my life to re-awaken the strong spiritual side.

Mary Ellen Scaturro
White Hawk Crown Feather Grief Counselor
Alpharetta, Georgia November 2013

Mentorship

“Dear Selina,
Thank you for your mentorship program. In this age when many people are out of touch with nature and the wisdom traditions that are our shared birthright, it is refreshing to benefit from your expertise and insight. Your deep appreciation of nature, spiritual traditions and the individual, as well as your training and kindness, make you a valuable resource. I look forward to more sessions in future.”

Best
– David

Sacred Circles

“Hi Selina,
Just wanted to send a little note thanking you for the beautiful Sacred Circle Ceremony at O’Dell Park Lodge and talking about your trip to Sedona on Saturday at Bev’s.
It was very powerful for me and I now know what I need to do to prepare myself. I appreciate your teachings and wisdom and I look forward in seeing you in the near future.
Have a blessed summer and enjoy the outdoors.”
– Blessings, Thunderbird Clan, Louise Farr

Sacred Circles

“Hi Selina,
It was an honour to be a part of your sacred circle in Wilmot. What I love about you is that when I am receiving your information, I trust it. There is something very natural and real about you that is easy to see. The information you shared about Mother Earth, and our roles as men and women on this planet has had an impact on me for the highest good, and I am thankful for that. Something as shifted within me, and that is wonderful. Our private session was great. You helped me connect to a spirit guide that has been with me since childhood, a spirit guide that I have either forgotten or had not realized she was there. So thank you Selina, and I look forward to participating in future sacred circles with you.”
– Sincerely, Felicia, Wilmot NS

Sacred Circles

“Hello, Selina. Thank you very much for offering the Sacred Circle experience in Wilmot. I am slowly settling into the meditation pattern you advised. Always slower than I would like. Your profound sense of Mother Earth is an inspiration. I hope you will return before long.”
– In gratitude, Janet, Wilmot, Nova Scotia