Who Is Soren Thoreau?
My name is Soren, I am of Navajo/Apache descent. I am what we call a 2 Spirit Being. I practice what a friend coined as “Lightning Medicine.”
My mother is a clairvoyant, she was frightened once by a friend’s death and has not used her GOD given gifts again. However, as a child I thought everyone saw the things that I saw. I spoke to many Angels and earthbound spirits growing up. I never felt alone. My mother was a single mother. She worked 4 jobs at one point to raise my sister and I. My father was physically and verbally abusive, and attempted to murder my mother on several occasions. So my mother hired a woman from our church to babysit us while my mother worked the night shift.
Little did my mom know that I was being raped by the babysitter’s son and his friends. He used the love I have for my sister as a weapon against me. After the incident was reported we became latch-key kids. My mother thought it was a better alternative. The moment my mother put the key on the green yarn and placed it over my neck I became a caregiver and the man of the house.
I was a very gentle child. For that reason I was bullied every school day. I was literally beaten in front of teachers who were afraid to stand up to the kids. I was verbally abused by my teachers, and ran a mile and a half to and from school each day to avoid the physical abuse. Which was a stop gap at best. I left home, and couch surfed when I was able. Slept in alleys, and stole food when I didn’t have anything to eat.
I joined the military to grow up, learn to live on my own and to get away. I thought running would change everything. It didn’t. I decided to go to school and learn all that I could about all that I love.I became a sponge. I began to absorb everything that I could. I ended up marrying a woman who was incredibly abusive. Verbally and physically, I chose everyday to stay.
Midway through our marriage I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus, Raynauds Syndrome, Fibroidmyalgia, Sjogrens Syndrome and acute pleurisy and pericarditis. The pain became so intense, that I felt as though I was in a prison that I could never escape. So I attempted suicide. As I sat in the graveyard, bleeding, my Angels stood before me. They told me that it wasn’t my time to leave. That I chose this life path for a reason. But they gave me a choice; they said I can leave and come back another time, or…stay and finish the job that I promised. But, if I stayed, the pain would not go away. The last thing I remember, saying, “I’ll stay.”
I returned home shortly afterward and was attacked by a demon as I lay in bed. This demon jumped on me and held me down. It’s breath smelled of rotting garbage. It’s weight was so heavy it was difficult to breathe. It’s body was hot. I struggled against it, praying-until finally it disappeared. I sat up coughing and gasping for air. There were scorch marks on my sheets. My wrists and legs had three red welts that took weeks to heal. It was then I truly understood that evil is very real. This war is constant, and the battle for the soul rages on in the background of life. You cannot have light without dark.
Since then I have accepted my past as essential to being who I am. I believe that I lived through these trials so that I can know and understand where the darkness has taken others. The “Lightning Medicine” that I practice is connecting my energy with the energy of my client. Once I do that, I can see the blueprint of their Chi. I can see where they are blocked, what emotional and spiritual pain they are in, and what physical issues they may have. Those that I have had the honor of working with have stated that they smell fresh garden soil, oil, smell campfire smoke, become very hot, and parts of their bodies tingling. They are usually incredibly tired after. Sometimes they are emotionally raw for a short time. It can be a jarring experience to some.
I am a practicing Native American, Lutheran, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Spiritual man. I possess degrees in Human Anthropology, History, Business Administration and Management, and am a Certified Alternative Medicine Practitioner. Semi retired/disabled Navy Officer, I am currently pursuing my PhD in Metaphysical Humanistic Science specializing in Para-Anthropology.
I am here to help.
“I want to be inside your darkest everything.”
“It is what a (person) thinks of (themselves) that really determines (their) fate.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world-no matter how imperfect-becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of the opportunities for love.”