We live in a very promising time. It is also a very challenging time. At least that’s how it looks like to us humans. It’s a time when the human spirit is triumphing and books are being rewritten. Love, sharing & the healing of our fellow man is becoming what is normal. The other side of this coin is a reality full of people who are hurting - who are hurting other people who are hurting. It is causing a great disturbance that is rooted in the spiritual and that manifests physically as war, disease and famine - all of it. I am coming to you here to say that I hope we can band together and find common interests and be the healers for ourselves and everyone in the human community. We are making the shift from hurting to healing - healing the healers. It is a way to have a place and a purpose in the shifting of consciousness and the triumph of the human spirit. Some of these words came from one description, which I really like. Someone else in another Meetup community has created it a while ago. These words are well chosen; they sound so good and fill the heart with such a freshness of depths & heights, with an incredible sense of oneness in the truth. I think it will be helpful to keep these thoughts foremost in our group. I just edited it a little and added some words for today’s time. I believe this community will become a place where talented & heart-centered people will meet & find others like themselves! I look forward to meet with you guys! My heart is wishing for your continued involvement & support! And at the moment when this community is giving birth to itself, I would like to introduce myself. Valentina Borodina Iourtchenko — BIOGRAPHY Valentina Borodina Iourtchenko is an internationally known Russian healer, medical intuitive, therapist, teacher and scientist. She is also a poet and writer (prose-essays, novels, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, as well as studies in herbology, relationships, healing and the hidden gifts and talents for daily life). Valentina was born and lived much of her life in southwest Siberia. Her grandmother trained her from an early age in the traditional arts of herbology and healing. This later expanded to include homeopathy and bio-energetic healing through gentle body adjustment — a very deep and advanced form of treatment and psychotherapy that penetrates to the body’s awareness where the blockages and roots of any condition reside. This cellular healing of emotional blockages and physical illnesses is created without medication. Valentina describes each experience so the client can fully participate in the transition processes — a counseling and energy work that opens up conscious awareness. The depths of love, the unclaimed gifts of the soul and knowing of God arise in her work. With her Russian spiritual tradition, Valentina learned more about herbology and homeopathy in high school and University studies. She greatly expanded her medical understanding through her doctoral studies; all the while using medical knowledge and personal research to enhance the traditional methods she had been taught. The basis of all of her efforts, however, is her amazing love… where a healer’s gifts reveal themselves in the depth of his or her work. In 1981, she received her master’s degree in Kemerovo, Russia where she specialized in anatomy, physiology and psychology. Her extensive research in environmental pollution and its effects on the physical body, combined with her knowledge of natural remedies, led to the treatment of radiation, pollution illnesses, aging diseases, work related illnesses and disease prevention. From 1982 to 1986 Valentina continued her research at the Medical Research Institute at the Medical Academy of Russia. Through blood analysis and other biochemical functions, she researched the role that heavy metals and other pollutants play in interfering with the natural detoxification processes of the body. In 1985, while working on her PhD in medical biochemistry at the government's Cardiology Scientific and Medical Center in Moscow, she began deeper research into how heart failure, multi-organ toxicity and other health disorders affect other body systems. Herbs became the key, linking the allopathic and alternative forms of medicine. Valentina proceeded to study the effects of toxicity & stress on the physical system and how energy healing can restore the body to its natural cycles for greater balance and wellness. Valentina has been teaching and sharing her gifts with people of all ages worldwide for the past 30 years. Currently she spends her time between her private practice in America, Canada and Europe, her workshops offered worldwide & her charitable work in Russia. More then 20 Russian orphanages and Elder People Living Houses are touched with her love and care, and that of her Russian & American friends in a network Valentina created as a bridge of love between Russia and America.