By Rene Villard-Reid WHAT DO I KNOW FOR SURE, NOW, THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TELL MY YOUNGER SELF? Regenerate publisher Sandra Malhotra posed this question to me, and here are the insights that I would like to share: Follow your intuition … ALWAYS. You are the only one who knows what is best for you. Following your gut is easy. If it feels good, do it. If it doesn’t, don’t. And if you don’t know, do nothing. The answer will come in time. Forget about pleasing anyone but yourself. It’s a dead end. The people who recognize you...Read More
By Rene Villard-Reid Discussing the interconnectedness of all life is one thing, but to truly experience and know it, is another. In his teachings, “knowing it” meant to interface and truly be a part of nature and existence… to live it, breath it, touch it, hear it and be taught by it. Talking was one thing… walking another. These lessons have lived in me many years. So, whenever I am in nature, as I am today, it is within these living teachings I walk. Today I have at long last returned to a place which I’ve held in my...Read More
By Rene Villard-Reid It is our quiet time. We do not speak, because the voices are within us. It is our quiet time. We do not walk, because the earth is all within us. It is our quiet time. We do not dance, because the music has lifted us to a place where the spirit is. It is our quiet time. We rest with all of nature. We wake when the seven sisters wake. We greet them in the sky over the opening of the kiva. — Nancy Wood Nancy Wood’s poem describes the Winter Solstice as a time...Read More
By Rene Villard-Reid The Beginning of A Spiritual Journey Many years ago, I had a friend who was playing on a women’s softball team. She’d been up to bat and hit a line drive to center field and took off running. As she rounded second base her foot caught in a hole, which broke her stride and her leg. The fibula in her right calf snapped and shattered. The fibula is the slenderest of the two bones in the calf located on the lateral side of the tibia. A normal fractured fibula will heal within six to eight weeks....Read More
By Rene Villard-Reid Part 1 appeared in the May/June issue Jeff walked into my healing room on a late September afternoon. It had been about seven years since our paths had crossed. Now, he was a mature man in his forty-fifth year of life. He was the epitome of success, dressed in a pin striped suit, silk tie and Armani shoes. His cheeks had the high color of a person who enjoys regular games of golf and the sunny outdoors. He was apparently doing quite well. As we greeted each other amiably, I gazed at him admiringly and asked,...Read More
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