About Me

I've been a nurse practitioner for over 17 years, specializing in mental health, as a psycho-spiritual counselor.  I received my academic training from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Adult primary care, and also from UMASS/Lowell's psychiatric/mental health program.  While I'm appreciative of the knowledge and experience gained in the existing systems, I always longed for a more integrated approach to healing.  So six years ago I created my own wellness center, called CenterPeace.  Honestly, I couldn't be more thankful for such a thriving practice.  Yet,  I have always felt there is something more I am destined to bring forward.  This aspect is subtle...  Making it all the more essential.

 

So this part of my journey begins at a very young age, trying to understand the regular occurrences of what I would later know as non-ordinary reality.  My abilities were natural...  as was my close relationship with nature.  What I didn't know at the age of six, guided only by my natural rhythms and inclinations, is that being with the four elements opens one up to the fifth [Spirit].  I didn't question it, or reason it away.  I just responded... naturally.  And gradually, these strong intuitive impulse messages were integrated intrinsically, into information I just knew, and worked with.

 

As I got older, I wanted to better understand all of this .  So I sought guidance from a Native American medicine woman, attended a training by Brian Weiss MD in Past life regression therapy, and participated in experiential workshops guided by Llyn Roberts MA in shamanic earth wisdom and shamanic reiki.  As powerful as all of these experiences were, I realized there was still something more... Expressed in a most peculiar way...  from a group that didn't even speak a word...

 

This part of the story begins with openess... and listening with the heart...

 

It occurred while attending a workshop almost 2 years ago...  There was time for a break in the afternoon.  So I did what I normally do., walked alone in the woods.  It was the same familiar path, approaching the same small brook...  But for some reason, on this day, I intuitively stopped at this brook.  In that moment, a frog appeared, staring right up at me.  His camaying with the water made that "blooop" sound.  And I like that.  So I crouched down to take a closer look.  Within a few seconds, another frog popped up.  Smiling, I just watched.  And within 5 minutes, three more frogs appeared, with a toad just 2 feet north of them.  I was truly amazed by this, and thought it was very auspicious.  I can't tell you exactly what transpired for me during this time.  But it was a good 20 minutes with them.  Growing concerned that I needed to return back, I finally had to tell them, "Meeting is adjourned."

 

It's autunm time, leaves have fallen but the path is still clear, well marked, and had not changed from days prior.  But for some reason, I kept verring off of it.  I was becoming a bit perturbed by this because it was getting late.  I would ground myself to the red painted dot on the tree, which indicated that I was still on the path.  Then walked awhile, and realized I am off again.  This happened three times.  Finally, I thought, since I know the general direction, I'm gonna walk out... on my own path...  I came out of the woods way off from the established trail.  The direction was West, then North.  I took a few moments to appreciate the spiritual significance of these two directions, then moved on to the next event.

 

During that night, I was awakened many times by very specific words and images of what I am to bring forward...  Some of these aspects are complete... And others, need alittle more time before they can come forward...

 

Reflectively, I find it difficult to put these experiences into words...  Mainly because there are no words...  But what I can say about the "frog council" is that...   if we remain open and still to the mystery and awe of that which is more hidden, we benefit from an expanded awareness of our true Self...

 

This is what I know I am to bring forward...  I hope my story has inspired you to consider the same...

 

Stay curious,

Warmly,

Cheryl Doucette, APRN, CHT, PTRT, EMDR therapist, Shamanic Reiki Master, certified herbalist, perm-apiculture bee keeper

aka:  She who Waters with Spirit

 

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