With her father in the military, Jimmie was fortunate to be born in Germany. The only child born outside of the U.S. She is the youngest of five children from a beautiful mother and father. Most of her youth was spent in the country side of Oklahoma, a state known for it’s Native American heritage. These guardians of the land made a subtle but deep impression on her.
Experiencing a difficult childhood and striving to understand her life, she secretly prayed for wisdom and courage to create beauty from that which she didn’t understand. With the encouragement of her partner Erik, she went back to school. In 2002 she was awarded a B.Sc. in Health Education. Only after moving to Singapore in 2004 and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, did Jimmie realise that it is within this setting she can utilize her previous training as a Massage Therapist and her years of experience in the hospitality industry. Since that time, she has continued to expand her knowledge in exercise and health, qualified as a Life Coach with Results Coaching Systems, completed level two training in Reiki, is learning Shamanic healing, and is a Sister Circle facilitator. “It is wonderful and never ending journey of learning.”
I was born of pain and love.
The last of five.
In a house with a mixture of alcoholism, religion and the splitting of the mind.
How is it that there is such love and at the same time such anger, violence and madness?
I ran to hide in the laundry closet, but they came and found me.
I sang alone on the front porch, but my own voice disturbed me.
I lay myself down in the arms of men, but their affections did not fulfil me.
I screamed out within my my relationship, bleeding my anger, baring my pain,
allowing the bruises to appear because that is what I knew, but none of it could save me.
I needed help beyond myself.
And then it was, a Sister called out to me “Here.” she said.
“Here is an opportunity to experience being the Sage.”
“It is time.” I said. It is time to take myself up on my own prayer to the Gods,
when at the age of 16 on bended knees I begged for wisdom. For only wisdom
could lead me out of ALL of that confusion.
So then, in my late 20’s, I took the path, that road less traveled. I began my walk
on the Red Earth in bare feet with tears running down my face.
The journey has been long and never straight.
I often walked with a drunken gait.
But with my gaze,
I looked through the haze,
one step at a time.
It’s taken years to lay down my weapon of self contempt,
the ever present voice of “not good enough”.
But I’ve kept my focus, I’ve seen the light.
I’ve heard the call and put down the fight.
It is my heart that has brought me through,
and all my Dear Sisters too.
Now, my days are filled with gratitude.
I live with a commitment of Sovereign Service,
to know compassion and accountability for myself and others.
To live a life of meaning and Joy.
There is more to do and I’m not finished yet.
But I know my life is not one of regret.