Ancient Ways Modern Powers
I wanted to let you all know that my Mentor, Spiritual "Mama", and Friend Shakmah Winddrum passed from this life on Friday November 26, 2010. I offer my sympathy and silent support to her Family, her Initiates, and the interconnected community of lightworkers she estabilshed.
When I teach programs I often tell Shakmah stories :) Because of this many of you may feel that you "know" her, a few of you have met her. I started this note as a tribute to Shakmah but it is hard to find adequate words to describe her vast presence and to tell you about what she has meant to me! How do I speak of a person who changed my life, turned me around on the path, spanked my bottom (in a sense), and sternly delivered assignments that insured I would step forward and begin to “do my work”? How do I talk about her understanding, strength, encouragement, and love. How can I thank her and the New Seed Sanctuary team for their kindness and endless support? How can I explain Shakmah's light, her presence, and her force? How can I tell the story of how she inspired and directed me, saving me from the greatest mistake of my life?
I can’t explain the depths of what Shakmah means to me, there are no words that are adequate. The only thing I can say is I honor Shakmah.
Shakmah, I am happy that you found release. I know you enjoy your new form and estate.
I will miss you. Grief is such an intense, raw emotion. It is also a stinging, burning sensation in the heart chakra. My heart burns.....
I love you and I thank you for be-ing. You will always live on through the work you have inspired and taught others to do.
Laurie - Lady Eleanor
Last updated by Laurie Gudnason Nov 27, 2010.