“I begin at the center, says the wise woman seer. 
“I come from the chaos and the completeness at the center of the spiral.
I am vital, moving, growing, unrestricted in resources, as I am born in the Wise Woman tradition.
“In the natural flow of my expansion and enrichment, I encounter pain; I lose control; I die.
“In the natural flow of my curiosity and play, I discover joy and wisdom. I am born.
“Pain is inevitable, suffering optional in the Wise Woman tradition.
“When I hurt (when my heart hurts, when my head hurts, when my shoulders hurt) I nourish myself: I nourish my heart, my head and my shoulders. I nourish myself and am strengthened, transformed and deepened; my vibrational rate increases.
“I expand. I open my spiral. I ask myself, ‘How can I make this problem my ally? What is the gift of health / wholeness / holiness here?’
“I gain energy with each sickness or problem. My range of resonance and my capacity to receive and to share increases every time I encounter pain and loss and make it my ally.
“I ally myself with all that I resist and thus become whole. I regain my holiness. Every time I nourish myself in my pain, honor my distress, and love my uniqueness, my vibration is vitalized and the spiral gets bigger, and more open, and more forceful.”
~Susan S. Weed from Healing Wise (Wise Woman Herbal Series)