"During my nine months in the Medicine Wheel Program, taught by Phyllis Bala at Sacred Ground, I learned how to connect with myself in a way that I was never able to before. She helped me to find my inner healer and this program was definitely a way to initiate an emotional and physical healing. I am so extremely grateful for being guided to Phyllis and Medicine Wheel and even more grateful for our one on ones, where we could go deeper into my individual needs and experiences. This program has given me family and a place to call home, in my heart and for my spirit. As well as a deeper connection with my own heritage in understanding my history and how it is connected to my ancestors.
I always feel like I arrive home when I enter Sacred Ground. I have met some amazing women who have been unconditionally supportive and have held space for me in such hard times emotionally. Phyllis and everyone who has attended Medicine Wheel have given me many mirrors to reflect and see my truth. Her teachings and her voice carry on inside of me and have helped immensely to lift my own voice out of the darkness so that I can hear myself and understand myself. And that blessing has carried out to my immediate family and close friends in my life.
Phyllis’ guidance comes from her heart and her genuine nature from her spirit. A beautiful woman, mother, teacher, family and friend. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful person to step into my life. There is no doubt in my mind, anyone seeking growth and connection with self and others that this program will be a catalyst in some way or another on whatever journey your life has led you. If you find yourself on the doorstep of Sacred Ground with Phyllis, you will enter a world of unending possibility and change and you will learn to love, feel and connect.
Thank you Phyllis for all that you do. Thank you Medicine Wheel, The Four Directions, and The Ancestors for helping me open my heart. Thank you for guiding me to my power and finding my fire as a woman; as a mother.
With so much love and respect,"
- Valerie Silva