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Sarah Blum Sarah Blum nurse vietnam veteran. healer. conscious percussionist.

Sarah Blum is a nurse Vietnam veteran, nurse psychotherapist, life coach, energy healer, spiritual guide, author, activist, African drummer, and has a black belt in aikido. [www.sarahshealinghaven.com]

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Life force is what connects us to everything. Everything that grows, everything that’s alive, is part of the same life force energy. It flows through each of us and guides and nourishes us. People have different names for it, like love or light.

I spent a year as a nurse in Vietnam and saw the horrors of war and what war does to people, to the land, and to everything that’s living. To me, war is about death. My response is to dedicate myself to life and healing. In my work, I hear lots of stories about abuse in the military. I have a huge passion to bring light to this issue, to show it for what it is, and to call for action that brings justice.

When I came back from Vietnam, I saw that a lot of the soldiers had physical wounds that weren’t healing the way we expected them to. My intuition – the life force that flows through me – told me it was because their minds, psyches, and hearts were messed up from the war and by the things they believed. I wanted to help them. In the process of helping them recover what they’d lost and reach harmony and balance within themselves, I’ve had to do a lot of deep work of my own.

If I’m out of harmony, I turn inward to that oneness, the life force that flows through me. I tune in and feel it. Sometimes I ask for help or guidance, but most often I offer thanks for feelings of ease, peace, and harmony in my body, my mind, and my life. I give gratitude as though I already have those things and that draws them to me.

When I was in Vietnam, I lost touch with the ability to reconnect with the life force. It’s so alive in me now that I don’t expect that to happen again, but having lost track of it for a while is why I try to help and guide other people to know it’s there.

I work with a lot of people who’ve been traumatized, who have post-traumatic stress disorder. My intuition gives me images and helps me know what’s happening with them and know what to say and how to say it. I’ve learned to let go of the personal me that questions and doubts and completely trust the connection with life force, which guides me toward what’s right and best for the person. Because of that connection, miracles happen all the time.

– Sarah Blum

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