Story Medicine Worldwide

Meta Commerse

"The Heart"

West Asheville Garden Sanctuary and Retreat

Meta Commerse

2018 National Wellness Institute Conference

Christina Xiong

Dr. Brian T. Lumb

Meta Commerse

Story Medicine Worldwide

Healing

 

Empowering

 

Finding Your Story

 

Story Medicine Utilizes …

  • An Indigenous frame of reference,
  • The power of words,
  • The sacredness of story,
  • Memory as raw material and community resource,
  • Heart-centered language for what has happened to us,
  • Healing community as we learn and heal together, and
  • New self-care skills necessary to work with this modality.

Story Medicine is …

an Indigenous healing modality blending ritual with the written word.  Medicine begins with words in Indigenous cultures.  Myth and legend heal because they remind us of balance and right relationship.

In Western culture, we are disconnected from our ancestral stories and from the value of our individual story.  To reclaim our story is to reclaim the lost self.  This is what makes Story Medicine so transformational.

Sankofa

“return and get it”

Aya

“fern”

endurance & resoucefulness

Adinkra Symbols

These symbols of the Ashanti in Ghana are timeless and still used today.  The name “Adinkra” can probably be traced back to the word “Dinkra” of the Akan/Twi Language spoken by the Ashanti.  “Dinkra” means: being separated, taking leave, saying farewell.

Akoma

“the heart”

patience and tolerance

 Caveat:

 There are many iterations of every indigenous medicine, including the sacred power of story.  Our     modality stems directly from my own journey — consistent with indigenous initiation- combined with   decades of formal study and grassroots application.  Those certified with us are entrusted with it and   listed here.  Those practicing “story medicine” not listed here are of another lineage, and should not be   confused with this modality.  Please let the Spirit be your guide.

  — Meta Commerse