“If I could give my life for hers, I would” -Cheree’s murderer, expressing remorse at his sentencing.
I first interviewed Mea on Episode 6, when she told us the story of being very pregnant when she received the news of her best friend's murder at the hands of a stranger in 2010, and how she immediately chose to not hold on to hate while she was carrying new life.
During that interview she mentioned that she'd looked for Cheree's murderer in the prison system but had been unable to find him. Well (thanks to synchronicity and this podcast!) they've now been in touch for the last year. This is Mea's story of cultivating a relationship with the man who turned her world upside down and what she has learned from him about what led him to that fateful day.
We talk about how addictions completely rewire a person's neurology and hollow them out from the inside, turning them into a ghost of their true selves. We talk about the people close to us who have died as a result of someone else's actions and grappling with all the feelings that arise. We talk about the numerous complexities and injustices of the American prison system. And then, because we’re all multidimensional beings, we randomly segue at the end to talking about castor oil packs, fasting/cleansing, and overall digestive and reproductive health.
This podcast is being released on the ten year anniversary of Cheree's passing. Heartfelt love and deep honor to Cheree for blessing those around her with her presence for 35 years on earth. You are felt, loved, remembered, and missed.
LINKS (if listening on an app that doesn’t support embedded links, find these at https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast):
Medicine Stories Patreon (find Mea's prison resources and my bonus talk on fasting here) Mea’s previous interview: Naming Your Lineage and Deeply Releasing Fear My video How To Do an Herbal Castor Oil Pack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrJ5-ARziG8&t=7s Alisa Vitti’s Flo Living website & resources My website MythicMedicine.love Take our fun Which Healing Herb is Your Spirit Medicine? Quiz Medicine Stories Facebook group Mythic Medicine on Instagram Music by Mariee Sioux (from her beautiful song Wild Eyes)