"I have trusted Abriete Medore with my life. Where we have traveled together has been painful, phenomenal, and incredible. With grace, passion and joy Abriete offers unconditional love and a belief that I am worthy of that love. I can hold Abriete’s hand as the fears and memories make me weep in sorrow. She is there to celebrate my excitement as my world begins to unfold into a life with knowledge, awareness and intention.
We continue to chip away the layers of pain from my past and the walls of barriers I have built around myself and which have supported me. I have learned to place these pains and false protectors in the Lord’s hands for him to hold. I find I later can freely release my pains and fears into the universe and truly let them go. I realize now that I am the one who has made the change: I am learning to give up control, learning forgiveness rather than placing blame, choosing purification actions rather than reaction, and following a courageous journey rather than the path of a victim.
I find I am living life much fuller, loving much richer and more open to all experiences as Abriete challenges me to accept more opportunities for growth. I can be at peace with my world, myself and the inner me. God, Abriete and I are continually facing new obstacles, or old habits in a new situation but I continue to spiral upward toward my desire to live my life in joyful awareness. With Abriete’s inspiration I have made a commitment to grow forward creating a spiritual practice to be present, grateful and unfold in God’s brilliant and enduring light."
– C.K., Special Education Teacher