*WHAT IS SHAMANIC HEALING?*

Shamanic Methods for treating illness:

Shamanism is an ancient practice of co-creating with spiritual forces to improve ones quality of life. The word itself comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and was used to describe a man or woman with a strong relationship with the unseen world. This person would cultivate that relationship through skill building and initiations to serve their community.
The shamanic practice can be very helpful for releasing old blocks and creating a joyful life. It is life long learning and practice for the healer and can be introduced and cultivated as a practice for any student.

A client preparing for shamanic healing needs to be open, relaxed, and receptive to change.

Here are short definitions of some of the traditional shamanic therapies I use. There are many more. Each healing session is approached as a divination and ceremony, so you do not need to decide what kind of healing you would like to have. This is chosen by the helping spirits in the ceremony.

Extraction Healing A spiritual kind of energy healing which removes obstacles and blockages from the energy and emotional bodies. This leads to greater feelings of clarity, movement, and comfort in the body and mind.

Power Animal and Spiritual Guide Retrieval We all have spiritual guides and animals who accompany us throughout our lives serving as our companions and protectors. In today’s culture this is often misunderstood or ignored leading to power loss and loneliness. This ceremony reconnects us to our ancestral guardians bringing much joy and peace to the soul.

Soul Retrieval In times of crises or trauma our souls can become fragmented or detached from the core of our being. This results in soul loss which can have devastating effects such as addictions, dreariness, emptiness, loss of vitality, and direction. Long term soul loss can lead to severe depression, but even mild soul loss can cause a person to loose their way and get stuck in life. Soul retrieval brings back the vitality of the soul to the individual so that they can move forward with their lives.

Compassionate Depossession With soul loss and other traumas, a person’s energy field is weakened. If it is significantly weakened, they may be subject to attachment from suffering beings. Compassionate Deposession releases the Suffering Being from the energy field of the client bringing in much needed relief to both parties. It is a 3 way conversation and group effort where both client and suffering being are treated as clients with respect and compassion. If you feel that you may have a suffering being attached to your energy field, please contact me. Let the Being know that help is on the way and that there is nothing to fear.

Ancestral Healing We are on this planet because somehow in some miraculous way, our ancestors survived. They did what they felt was necessary in order to continue the human species. Since probably the beginning of agriculture, humans have been moving further away from their natural natures. We have done all kinds of amazing things since then, and all kinds of atrocities. In our lives, we have inherited these gifts and burdens and they play out in our bodies and behaviours. Addressing this aspect of our psyche with the help of the compassionate ancestors and helping spirits is a transformative practice. It is tailored to the individual, like all shamanic practices, because it’s about what is inside you that needs healing, forgiveness, and enlivening.

Earth Reconnecting Most humans are suffering from a nature deficit. This does not mean we all have to move to the forest again. But what is does mean is that we must take time out of each day to re-enchant ourselves with the natural world. We can do this by just spending a few minutes each day appreciating the aspects of nature around us -the weather, the moon and starts, the earth under our feet, cracks in the pavement, pigeons, and trees. Nature is everywhere. We are nature. But we need to bring the mindfulness part back in or we quickly forget. Beyond that, there are a multitude of shamanic and eco-soul practices that we can do to deepen that relationship. One of my personal favourites is Nature Journalling.

Why Astrology?

Like shamanism, astrology is an ancient practice. Humans have been looking at the sky for thousands of years to determine rhythms and cycles of support and change. I have never found a more accurate tool to help us understand our lives and the world we live in. Our lives, our karma, our present circumstances, our childhoods…it’s all so complex to make sense of. We never can really pin the meaning down to one thing, as life is fluid and ever changing from one minute to the next. Astrology gives us a place to land and ground ourselves, it shows us that no matter how challenging, no matter how messed up our lives are, there is meaning behind the madness and antidotes to every problem. We actually are our own solution, and astrology shows us that. There are infinite ways to express the birth chart we’ve been given, the great scary secret is that it’s up to us; we get to choose -more than we think actually. For many people in the world, their lives and circumstances are set for them. Right now, in the Western World, we have more freedoms and power than we have had in thousands of years. Our birth charts show us where we can take that power and do something with it for the betterment of our planet and all beings.

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