019 – Healing from trauma and grief through a connection with the land with Velda Thomas

We’re nearing the end of the first season of The Earth Sea Love Podcast with only a few episodes to be released. But we’re keeping the high standard of conversations as evident throughout the series to bring you another fruitful and inspiring episode the our host Sheree Mack talks with Velda Thomas, a practicing massage therapist, sound practitioner and soul writer.

Velda Thomas, homesteader and steward of the land in Washington State, USA, is someone to sit down with and tap about her relationship to the land. The land she owns and nurtures as well as the land she grew up tending with family and in community.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Homesteading and stewardship
  • Black people and sovereignty
  • Exploitation of the land for profit
  • Simple living
  • Writing when the muse takes you
  • Writing for healing trauma
  • Healing through nature and the land
  • Writing blended genres
  • Grief, death and ritual
  • Body wisdom
  • Reclaiming a connection with the land

Velda Thomas. Born and educated in England, UK with biracial family ancestry sourced from Africa, the Caribbean and the America’s.

Healing modalities have always been of interest. Love of plants, herbal remedies, somatic and ritual experiences weave passion with grounded human experience for creativity and freedom of expression.

Velda has worked as a kindergarten teacher, adult educator and birth doula. Currently a practicing massage therapist, sound practitioner and soul writer.

Velda is a horsewoman, nature lover, mover of the body and world traveler. Currently living in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula, USA.

A note from Velda.

I feel that I am truly an incredibly blessed person to have been born at a time where it is possible for me to uncover more of who I truly am and manifest it as I feel it coming through me.

I am birthing myself again and again, then putting parts to rest, peeling the fine layers away, letting go again and again. I continue to find more stillness, strength and clarity as I continue to walk my soul’s path and purpose.

I am blessed with courage and the consciousness to face myself. If I am fortunate, I am left with something to share be it art, sound, support, presence, performance or simply the primal essence of my own human nature.

I am honored to share what is here, right now, with you in this moment.


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