This land has been officially in the Proffitt family name for over a century. The land has been used for farming tobacco, livestock, and other vegetation over time.
In the last few years, the land has been undergoing its own transformation. The land has been owned by various people in our family over the years and recently and is now in the care of my brother and myself, Meg Profitt Heathman.
As the new gatekeeper, the land and I have been conversing about what is needed for us all to heal, move forward together, and offer space for all walks of wildlife and humans to coexist in harmony: space for humans to be quiet and listen deeply to new information that will aid in the transformation that our entire world is undergoing. It’s a place for humans who are already making their medicine in the world to come and fill their cups so that they may then go back out to stand strong and lead us forward into this new shift that we’re all experiencing on our own personal levels.
As I listen to the call to rewild the pastures, restore the headwater mountain springs that were damaged by the livestock, remove invasive species that threaten the native landscape, restore pollinating habitats and replant everything from new trees to the intentional fungus that those acts will also be creating spaces for human healing as we are all connected. To be proactive in healing the land, we are healing ourselves. Just as most humans yearn for the desire to be potent in their respective parts, so does this land. The land informs me on how it wants to be worked with and it’s my job to deeply listen and create the path with intention as the gatekeeper. The land informs me that it’s a time for healing for us all and that its part is instrumental.
This land has been providing me a safe space to explore myself and the mysteries of life for as long as I have been in existence. It’s my turn to give back and move us all forward into what I believe is a sustainable future that bears the manna for our long journey back to balance. I can't wait to invite you inside!
- Meg Profitt Heathman, Bear Moon Sanctuary GateKeeper