About Bird Mejia
Beautiful soul, welcome! It is NOT an accident you found your way here, so let me tell you a little about me.
When I was a young woman, I was broken inside, and I needed guidance. Desperately, I searched for an older, wise woman to guide me. But I never found her. At some point, I decided I would become her and help others who needed her. What I didn’t know is that it would take me many years of pain and heartbreak. What I didn’t know is that our first eight years we download information from our environment that becomes subconscious patterns that rule 95% of our lives. So I kept repeating my patterns. They were painful ones.
Finally, when the pain was too much to endure and I realized it was affecting my young daughter, I embarked on a spiritual journey that turned into a self-healing journey. It gave me the courage and awareness to end a long, emotionally abusive relationship that was slowly sucking the life out of me. It taught me how to grow my wings. It taught me how to fly.
Then my mother, with whom I had always had a difficult relationship, went to the doctor for a stomachache and was diagnosed with 4th stage cancer. She died 35 days later. It eventually spun me into a deep Dark Night of the Soul. Yet, in this deep darkness, I received great treasures. I connected to my mother’s spirit, and I was shown the ancestral lineage of the pain in my family. I was also shown that I come from a lost lineage of curanderas, intuitives and shaman from my indigenous Mexican ancestors.
Along the way I became a certified Naam Yoga instructor, a Harmonyum Healing and Gendai Reiki Ho practitioner, and a certified Chakra Energy Healer & Shamanic Energy Medicine practitioner. I was also guided by my ancestors to learn the Ancient Energy Medicine of my indigenous ancestors from Mexico. Years before I had earned two Master’s degrees, an MFA in Creative Writing and an MLS in Youth Librarianship, as well as extensive graduate work in psychotherapy, but it was this training in the healing arts that transformed my life. I made it a daily practice to do the sound mediation, breathwork, energy medicine practices and yoga I had learned. I finally embraced my intuitive gifts, and they grew stronger. I learned that my specialty was healing ancestral trauma that shows up as heartbreak, drama, addiction, depression, toxic or broken relationships, narcissistic abuse, anxiety, anger, grief and disease. My wounds became my medicine.
Spirit (God) also told me clearly that I was supposed to teach and empower others through photos and video on social media. Problem was that I hated being photographed and I was TERRIFIED of being on camera. It was one of my greatest fears – one I had since childhood. So I followed the advice of a Native American proverb: Along life’s journey you’ll come to great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think. I was soooo scared, but I jumped. Then Spirit told me to leave my job to do this work I now do. But I didn’t know how I would make a living at it, and I was a single mom with sole financial responsibility. I refused at first, but while sitting at my cubicle I would hear a voice tell me, “You are destroying lives by staying here. The people who need you need you to leave.” I learned firsthand that “the cave you are afraid to enter holds your greatest treausure.”
And here I am today. . . and you are reading this right now because I followed that silent, persistent voice inside of me – that voice that is also leading you somewhere and has led you here.
Finally, a few things about me. I am a writer and a poet. I have won awards for my writing, and I have my own book, Wild Woman at My Door (on Amazon – link under the “Offerings” tab). I used to teach online writing classes to women around the country. I am a mother. I LOVE being a mother. When I was a child, I wanted to be a dancer, but I was afraid – so now I finally dance again. I love nature. I love birds. My favorite birds are cardinals and hummingbirds and loons because I love their beautiful calls. (If you have never heard a loon before, YouTube it – it’s amazing. . . or better yet, go on a journey to Northern Minnesota, and experience it yourself). I love summer desert nights. I grew up in a state with a lot of snow, and though I don’t care to live in the cold, I do love the beautiful silence of walking on a frozen lake right after it snows. . . the way the new snowflakes sparkle in the sun and the silent beauty stills my heart. I am a foodie, and I love eating plant based. I love to hike and run and walk barefoot in nature (I self-trained for a marathon when I was 23, and it was a huge achievement because until I was 18, I couldn’t even run a block and I was always the very worst athlete in school). I love yoga and swimming and water and trees and searching for North Superior agates and reading and painting and musicals and jazz and music of all kinds and spending time with my daughter and the five feral kittens from four different mothers we rescued in our neighborhood during COVID when the animal shelters weren’t taking in kittens, and cooking and homemade vegan pies and tamales and art shows and laughter and being silly and always learning new things that make me grow and give me deeper understanding and Star Wars and The Matrix and multicultural children’s picture books and sooo many other things. . .
AND I am finally flying. . . and I hope you fly with me, too!