The Wound Makes the Medicine: Elemental Remediations for Transforming Heartache (Paperback)

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The Wound Makes the Medicine: Elemental Remediations for Transforming Heartache (Paperback)


A healing journey broken down into bite-sized pieces that readers will return to repeatedly finding new treasures each time.

In Pixie Lighthorse's most personal work yet, The Wound Makes the Medicine, we are invited to embark on a journey of self-acceptance. This intricate tapestry of prose illuminates the paths we often avoid—the hidden corridors of suffering—and beckons us to walk them courageously, armed with a gentle understanding that we can withstand and learn from our pain.

Each page reveals a profound prescription for the soul, a remedy curated from the unique synthesis of Lighthorse's wisdom as an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation and the transformative insights gained from a life courageously lived. The Wound Makes the Medicine isn't a call for immediate transformation but a guide to embracing our wounds as teachers that reveal our strength, resilience, and capacity to heal. Lighthorse assures us that while wounds may create fractures, they also serve as openings for medicine.
Cherie Dawn Carr is the author of seven books centered on healing through intimate relationships with the natural world and a tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She writes as Lighthorse to honor the unheard voices of her ancestors, who were forcibly removed from our homelands via the first of many Trails of Tears. Lighthorse currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.
Product Details ISBN: 9781955905435
ISBN-10: 1955905436
Publisher: Row House Publishing
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English
The Wound Makes the Medicine is a beautiful companion for anyone on a healing journey. It's easy to feel alone in our grief and pain. Lighthorse acts as a midwife, holding our hands while shining a light on topics we don't often discuss. Poetic and visceral, I found myself gasping and moved to tears while reading. This book is the medicine you've been seeking.
— Julie Jeske, MS, LPC sex and relationship therapist

Walking with us into our sacred ceremonies of grief, rupture, evolution, and healing, Lighthorse reminds us of "what a body and heart can do when they release the mind's desire to control."
— Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice YouArt of Attention

We often reference the Phoenix rising from the ashes, but rarely the story of her alchemical journey within the fire. Lighthorse brings us directly into the refining fiery, watery, windy, and earthy depths of the wound and offers us an elemental manual for navigating the pain of grief and trauma - not through bypass or superficial coping strategies - but by pointing us toward the transmutational power of opening to the shadow. In a grief-phobic culture, this is deep and necessary medicine.
— Maribel Ramirez, LPC, Liberation Pathways