I was born in Central Maine to a father of Abenaki/Scottish/Irish descent and to a Japanese mother.
While growing up, I realized the gifts that I was born with were to be a seer, a dreamer and a hands-on healer. I knew one day that I would meet the Grandmother with whom I was always having spirit conversations in dream-time. The day finally came when I met an elder Grandmother Nakai Breen (Rose of the River), Cherokee medicine women in Texas.
I spent 20 years with her, learning how to remember the things I already knew and receiving new teachings. When we initially first met, she asked me, “Where have you been for so long? It took you long enough to get here!”
Grandmother Nakai Breen walked as a “Beloved Woman of the People." She taught me to search and practice the gifts that I was born with and would use today at the The Rose and The Swan Healing Center to help "Heal the Healers" - a vision that I saw in my dreams.
The Rose and The Swan, a center dedicated to healing the healers, is operated by donation only. Twice a year, on the first Saturday of every June and every October, I hold a Medicine Hoop of Life ceremony that was passed on from Grandmother Nakai.
My husband and I along with two helpers also conduct sweat lodges, pipe ceremonies, the teachings of drumming and beading in a Traditional Way.
Grandmother Nakai also introduced me to the The Crystal Earth Project - a project of helping to plant Crystal Earth Seeds. I have blessed and planted a Crystal Earth Seed in Texas in honor of Grandmother Nakai, blessed the planting of The “Onondaga Peacemaker” Crystal Earth Seed in Syracuse, N.Y. in the Spring of 2016, and planted a Crystal Earth Seed in ceremony at the Medicine Hoop of Life that I keep. This technology directly engages the energies of Mother Earth, through the use of special crystals, for the purpose of healing and enlightening the human physiology.
At The Rose and The Swan, I do individual and group counseling. In addition to The Rose and The Swan Healing Center, I continue to work with gifted children and adults with brain trauma. I travel internationally, across the United States and Canada to share the Teachings, conduct Sacred Ceremonies and assist with healing when asked.
In May of 2018, Grandmother was honored to join grandmothers and elders from around the world to share wisdom at the Gathering for Humanity in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2016 Grandmother SaSa was recognized for her humanitarian work when she was named as one of the first recipients of the Tribal Trust Foundation Grandmother/Elder Fellowship Fund.
She is married to Terry, her husband of 49 years. We are blessed with two daughters, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
I am a lifelong lover of the earth and its people. I am honored to be able to serve humanity and be a part of the healing work taking place among the human race at this Sacred time."
Grandmother SaSa ~ Swan of the North
ABOVE THE HEAVENLY STARS,
HEAR MY HUMBLE PRAYER
O GREAT ONE.
YOU ARE THE GIVER OF LIFE
AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH IT,
I AM A SMALL BLADE OF GRASS
IN THE VASTNESS OF MOTHER EARTH,
I ASK FOR GUIDANCE
AND CLEARNESS OF VISION
SO I CAN SEE THE BEAUTY
THAT YOU HAVE CREATED FOR US.
BLESS MY HANDS,
OH GREAT ONE,
SO I, AS YOUR INSTRUMENT,
CAN DO YOUR WORK
ON THE FACE OF MOTHER EARTH.
GRANDFATHER, LET ALL THE SEEDS UNITE
IN THIS CIRCLE OF PRAYER
AND LET US ALL SPEAK AS ONE.
~ Grandmother Nakai Breen ~
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If you are interested in making a donation to help support Grandmother SaSa continue the work of healing the Healers, teachings and indigenous ceremony, the proceeds go towards the work of maintaining the Center and the Medicine Hoop.
Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.