“Thank you, Mbali, for gracious certainty in your craft, for your devotion to healing, and for being a bridge to our ancestors. My personal and professional presence in the world has been deeply enhanced by your guidance. In deep gratitude.”
Ruth King, MA, president, Bridges, Branches & Braids, and author of Healing Rage–Women Making Inner Peace Possible (http://healingrage.com).
She met her spiritual teachers when she moved to the USA, and it is here that she deepened her understanding of the importance of treating all levels of the person. “Wholeness requires whole person care, and the pathways to healing require an awareness of all of our symptoms especially those often by passed by the medical model. Medicine and prescriptions have to honor and acknowledge the care of the emotional, spiritual, physical and subtle worlds of the individual, including the indigenous soul.”
Her work as a Diviner was gifted to her and is rooted in the African traditions of the Dagara people from Burkina Faso, West Africa. She worked with gifted divners in th eUS and South Africa including Malidoma Some, and has received transmissions from Credo Mutwa, and the Bushmen of the Kalahari.
On her visit back to South Africa in 54 years she was re named Mbali by Credo Mutwa, High Sanusi and holder of the Great Knowledge( of Africa) Mbali finally returned home to South Africa in 2012 to live, called by her ancient ancestors.
Michael Meade Master Story Teller, tribalist and mythologist and recently named one of the most brilliant teachers of our time has been a source of knowledge and wisdom for her as a treasured elder. She was integral in program and curriculum development at the Institute for Health and Healing’s Integrative Medicine and Spirituality Program, California Pacific Medical Center, where she introduced transformative practices and ritual in to a mainstream medical educational model and devised a rigorous massage and bodywork Program sought by other hospitals in the country. She is a published writer in bodywork and health education and a creative artist. She travels the country to speak about connection to the ancestors and divination as a tool for healing, and the importance of connecting to the natural world, and healing our ancestral legacies. She brings people home through Sacred Journeys back to the land, natural world and people of South Africa. These Journeys are life changing pilgrimages.
She is an HIV Educator and Counselor and has worked with the homeless and substance addicted people. She also worked in San Quentin’s Mens prison where she assisted in group and relationship work.
Mbali is the inspiration behind the buzz book 29 Gifts (How a Month of Giving can Change your Life) by Cami Walker. The book is 17 in the New York Times best selling list. She is penning her own book.
“Mbali created a safe space for us to engage in powerful work. I value the lessons I learned as the most profound and moving in my life. I don’t think my experience would have been half as poignant had she not been there with the wisdom and courage to engage us so authentically.”
Jodi Fishkin, Integrative Medicine and Spirituality Program IHH
As an Indigenous Healer, Wisdom Keeper and bridge to the other world she weaves together peoples, sacred sites, the Natural world, animals and ancient practices, with the stories we live today to bring us opportunities for healing and repairing the imbalance in our lives. She sees the loss of our connection to the ancient ways, our roots, loss of culture, connection to the natural world and practices contributes to a sense of rootlessness.
With the guidance of my ancestors and other worlds, I am able to find guidance for those on their pilgrimage to find healing through their medicine and offer it back to the world by bringing them home and offering their gifts to the world.
“If you don’t know the kind of person I am, and I don’t know the kind of person you are, a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the wrong God home we may miss our star” William Stafford