Felix, what we have acknowledged as your grandmother's gift[s], is not isolated. In the Black communities of America, from slavery up until the modern day, colored persons, such as your grandmother described, were common in their everyday living. They were the Big Mamma's who would not only keep the families in good health - they were also moral and spiritual teachers. They could not just go to communal hospitals, and schools, and libraries. there was a black/white stigma hovering over America applied then. It was a mental and psychological law of stay in your place.
Old time remedies you spoke of were common knowledge. And as far as education, most of of Big Mamma's were literally impaired, having no book or very little formal understanding, yet they could read a Bible.
Most black preachers in the Jim Crow era were illiterate, but could teach the Scriptures far more in depth then their white counterparts who were spiritual intellects. these Black preachers functioned from a place still not acknowledged to exist today. That which you found to be phenomenons concerning your grandmother were commonplace in the Black community whose culture is still seen and believed to be sub-par today. Had it not been for the Big Mamma's, and their spiritually inspired freedom fighting of old, President Obama could never have become what he is today. With the mental attitude of obstruction in a Congress hell-bend on defying the will of the people concerning this 1st Black President, ignorance keeps the obstructionist from seeing there is something far more powerful at work then human resistance.
This thing you acknowledge through your grandmother goes much deeper then surface intellectualism, most Caucasians cannot get beyond. It gives people strength to lift 1000's # automobiles off people. It it a force which moves people to put themselves in harms way to save a perfect stranger's life, and stating afterward: "had I not went to the persons aid, I could not have lived with myself afterwards." It is the same power with thicker the fur and hair on animals when a harsh winter is approaching. A Something which gives individuals the will power to cut off their own limbs because of their will to live. On and on I could go, but then, it is evident in everyday life, but not seen by the human outer objective vision, nor acknowledged by their inner subject feelings.
Myself, I care less whether anyone becomes aware of this invisible Spirit thrust, I am here to liberate Julius to make sure, whether others acknowledge it or not, each step I take is brighter than what it was when I stepped there.
What I present can be accepted or rejected. Either way, I stand.
We are responsible to keep the stories of people world wide alive. Of old, this task was given to The Groits (story tellers) to pass the knowledge and wisdom of that which allowed people to get from there to here in the continuum of living and evolving. This is one of the stories needed kept alive for future generations. Thank you!