I’ve been thinking about our conversation with Susan Grimaldi. Susan is unflaggingly hopeful about the state of the world, and consistently evokes the human capacity for caring and positive action. As a shaman and human being she also manages to hold on to a sense that the Creator and the Spirits have a larger plan, one we may not be able to see or understand.
Susan is courageous, as is evidenced by her work in Mongolia. I imagine she would say that rather than being courageous, she is simply following the dictates of Spirit. I understand that. So often folks view our work with a certain degree of awe, even though we are simply doing what must be done in the moment. We are just people. I frequently remind those who come to me seeking aid, that really living life, being fully engaged, demands courage, and I am deeply appreciate of the opportunity to witness their bravery as they face the challenges in their lives. Continue reading