Glorious Gifts of Heaven And Earth!

I wrote the bottom two paragraphs on my Facebook page yesterday, October 7th, 2013. I wanted to share a few other personal tidbits as well, as it’s Autumn, and the changing season is bringing changes to my life, both of a personal nature and a larger nature. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On October 6th, I finished two Herbal Apprenticeships, for a total of 22 years of Apprenticeship Training, and I feel, there was a great amount of personal work, sacrifice and experience behind it. On October 1st, I finished a piece of work with two of my own Spiritual Teachers, that lasted almost 3 years. On October 7th, I became an Ordained Minister, so that I may continue my work with welcoming both those Birthing into our world, Healing within the world, and those Leaving. The training has required my all. The Herbal Clinic that I run is looking for a donated space to conduct community work with the homeless and those needing basic healing/health/nutritional/counseling work, on a sliding scale basis (and free to those in crisis and real need) so if anyone hears of anything that might work or open up, or in connection with another office, I would be appreciative for any connects, sizzling ideas for collaborative projects welcome!

Soon, I will be sorting through applications for Apprentices in 2014. I haven’t decided on the date of this yet, but will be announcing within a month.

On a deeply personal level, on October 5th, my Husband Erik of 21 years, asked me an incredible question. He has decided to add my maiden name Takacs (pronounced TaaKaachhh) to Michaelson and asked for my blessing and if I would love to do the same. Our Family is sitting with the idea of legally changing all our last names to reflect both my Husband’s Family Name, and My Family’s Heirloom Name. This has touched my heart so deeply. There will be quite the transition on all legal documents, and will be quite the process best approached in baby steps, but our new last name will eventually arrive, like our family on a boat, with Takacs-Michaelson!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Feelin’ Bittersweet today. I’ve had so many incredible experiences over this last year, and in these last 5 days, so much has happened. I have incredible teachers, working in Psychology and Medicine, and other teachers who have worked with me in Ecology. Almost 22 years of Herbal Apprenticeship under my belt. Some of the work is over. All the teaching relationships will be renewed in the coming year (10). It’s very important to always work on your own light, and not be a harvester of others light, and so we each live our gifts true in respect to one another, in a community. So bittersweet feelin’s, as some areas of training are forever over, but other advanced ones opening up. It is both a mix of accomplishment, which is needed so I am of best service in the work I do, and sorrow, in that certain areas are well traversed.

As I look forward to this next year with more Herbal work, work with my own Apprentices, raising my children, medical training, more Forest Stewardship work, and my Pastoral work, I don’t exactly know how I got here and through all the hard work, yet I do, and I don’t exactly know where all the stamina came from, but I do, and I am amazed both at my level of my talents in action, and my weaknesses that are being strengthened. Both grateful, and humble, excited and sorrowful, looking back and looking ahead. I can’t explain it more than that, but thank you for allowing me to share with all of you, and thank you all who are living your life in a full way, so that we may all be able to live our lives, fully, authentically, and in our own lights!!! More to come about something else heart touching and exciting that happened to me (us) on this past Saturday! ~Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

(c) 2013-2014, Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH


  1. windgmx said,

    October 9, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Wow! I’m blown away, Summer! Congratulations on your new role as Ordained Minister, as well as working with the homeless! And congratulations too on Erik and the boys legally taking Takacs-Michaelson for the family name!

    • October 9, 2013 at 1:21 am

      Thank you Brian! It’s crazy, isn’t it???!!! It was the LAST thing I expected Erik to ask me Saturday night! I don’t know if I really feel like I have a role as an Ordained Minister, but because I’ve worked with the training for it, I feel it opens me up to work in a deeper way in the Healing Process.After all, it is all about being Love, and being that Bridge in whatever ways we can. Because of a certain depth of life experience, it also just feels very natural to me. If you get married, you can come to the PNW and I can legally marry you!!!!! 🙂

      • windgmx said,

        October 9, 2013 at 1:33 am

        You’re the best person I can think of to minister to people in need of healing. I’m going to work on building my light and sharing it with people around me too. Thanks for offering to officiate at a legal marriage. Wow, that’s really awesome! I’m of two minds whether to not go there again or to look for another partner. Bless you!

  2. October 9, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Brian, would like to catch up with you soon! Doin’ my best to get through the next couple of weeks, and then breathe a tiny bit. Your welcome. That offer is freestanding!!! Bless you!!!

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