Align your mind with your Soul Shine
Hello and welcome. My name is Ela Turner. I'm a spiritual mystic, truth seeker, herbalist and natural living enthusiast.
Although I grew up in a small town, my dream was to live in the country. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit relatives who lived in and beside the beautiful countryside. I spent a lot of time wandering in miles of woods, playing in creeks, fishing in ponds and picking wildflowers, blackberries and persimmons. A child's paradise. I fell in love with Mother Earth's backyard.
Winter in the woods is especially beautiful and interesting. Sometimes I would make small fires to warm up my hands so that I wouldn't have to go back to my Grandparent's house as soon. They had a fog horn that Grams would blow when it was time for dinner. You could hear that horn for miles!
I was a rockhound like many kids that spent time outdoors. I still am. I surround myself with rocks and gems of every sort. Everywhere I go in nature, I pick up "hitch hikers" of the mineral kind.
Being in those natural environments shaped my love of and interest in nature. There is a special attunement to the Earth, the critters, the plant and mineral kingdoms and the energies thereof that occurs within you and tells you that there's much more to life than the "outer" world. That's where my passion was born. That's when my mysticism began.
I'm descended from Irish, English, Dutch, German, French, Cherokee, Shawnee and Powhatan-Algonquin ancestors (that I know of!). Like most Americans, I'm a rainbow - a mixed bag of genes. Most of my ancestors since the 1500's are from Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina.
I started out this life with a Baptist upbringing. At age 14 I was introduced to Spiritualism and Metaphysics. From there, I have delved into many religions and philosophies. These foundational resources have combined with my personal experiences to create my mystic attitude of today.
My Great Grandfather was a Baptist minister and missionary. His daughter, my Grandmother, was born psychic. She later became a tarot reader, spiritual counselor and teacher, then a Spiritualist minister.
At the persistent request of her students, she founded a non-denominational church, school and healing center.
Over the years, I was involved in several different Spiritual organizations through my Mother's and Grandmother's associations.
I've met many interesting folk, have taken an assortment of classes at various organizations, and have encountered some tremendous teachers along the way.
I worked in my mother's metaphysical store for ten years. She also had a small psychic development group that met once weekly. I was the youngest member of the group (in my 20's).
Later on I was invited to join a Native American study and meditation group. After leaving the store, I became a vendor at Native American Pow Wows and festivals. I had a variety of wares, including herbs, stones (rockhound!), books and tapes. I had a blast! It was so much fun - and work. Luckily, I had the help of two very important friends! Thank you Crystal and Keith!! You are the best friends anyone can possibly have!
I relocated closer to my Grandmother and joined her church full time. I took many types of courses there, from iridology to massage therapy. I also presented several classes, including, herbology and Teachings of the Medicine Wheel. I was eventually ordained as a Minister of Spiritual Sciences.
I was with the church and on the board of directors for thirteen years. My Grandmother and I now are both retired from the organization and the life that went with it.
After years of struggling with unhealthy relationships, I am now in a happy marriage. My husband is my best friend - a kind, generous, honest and loving man. It took me awhile to find him! So don't give up if you're still searching!
We have had many trials, mostly due to the chaos of merging two families of teenagers and coping with their drama! But we have survived with smiles on our faces.
Our babies are now grown and most have moved out. Now I have a new baby to tend to and it's important to me...this website. It's an extension of my ministry which is very dear to my heart.
One of the most important things I've learned in life is to follow your heart...not your emotions...but your innermost voice, your heart's desire, that's where you will find the path of your spirit, your divine design.
This is my sharing place where I can make good use of my life's journeys and have fun doing it. It fills a part of me that needs filled. It is a joy to create it and to hopefully inspire others upon the Mystic Path.
Thank you for your interest in this website.