I have always been a naturalist and freedom seeker at heart and I favor
anything outdoors. I dove into organics and yoga and
read everything I could get my hands on about the nature of the mind and
meditation, self-healing and whole foods. Then I got involved in
a group of drummers that met at the full moon and followed the Native
American Medicine Wheel as interpreted by Sun Bear and Waban Wind.
This inspired me to study the power of crystal healing and I began blending
it with meditation and yoga. I moved to the west coast in 1997 at
age 26 to discover community living and bodywork, organic gardening and
Medicinal Herbology and the power of earth’s vortex spots.
My desires lead me to Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County, California where
I lived and worked until the fall of 1999, when I moved to southern Mexico
and began working and offering sessions. It was in the completely
natural setting of crocodiles and sand that I uncovered my natural abilities
with energy channeling and clairsentience. In the first months of
the new Millennium I returned to the states and traveled for another year
or so around the country and landed in Ashland, Oregon to study with a
Reiki Master and Channel. There I received information and three attunements
in the Tan Ran Lineage (An Usui lineage with Tibetan-based symbols).
By the spring of 2001 I became a Reiki Master. I returned to the
bay area of San Francisco in the winter of 2003 and found another teacher,
this time for Energy Balancing training more in a shamanic tradition.
I discovered the ReMembering Union School of Energy Balancing in Marin
County, a very small group, and dove right in. My training reconnected
me with my roots, deepening my reverence for the Divine Feminine.
I finished my training in the fall of 2003.
My focus is always on presence in my hands, with bodywork or energy work,
and they do the listening, not my mind. I liken the process a lot to that
of growing plants. They communicate with the earth, and the voices
of the plant and the soil sing together to get the attention of the gardener.
The body and the spirit come together and get my attention.
I then respond with living, breathing kindness and attention to the needs
of the cells and the vibrations of the whole being.
Charity Miller - photo Art Durand
it’s a dance
between body movement
Sometimes it's like a steeping
of deep flavors surfacing
for the first time in years,
Sometimes it’s a challenge
to remind the subtle energy body to speak.
The journey has begun.