Shamanic Healing and how it benefits our souls.
You might often notice me talking about healing regularly in my blog posts. I’ve discussed “Healing in the Badlands” recognizing your shadow (Window to Our Souls, Dealing with the Shadow, & Resting our Souls) and Finding Your Path- when we need to move forward and when we need to change course.
But truly understanding what I am capable of as a Shaman has really opened my eyes to the ability to heal and help people move forward in their lives, without walling off or denying a portion of their lives that happened to them, and allowing them to take those past experiences and help morph them into the person they want to become. Whether that is radiating kindness and inner peace, getting through the day to day with a positive perspective or being the light in other people’s lives as well.
Why are Shaman's helpful?
As we journey through this life, we have bad things happen to us. We lose our brother on the battlefield, we lose our best friend in a car wreck or our sister to a drunk driver. One or both of our parents place unreal expectations on our performance or popularity or we are in an abusive relationship for many years.
Something happens to us that makes us wall off an emotion, feeling or personality trait to survive. The soldier walls off his emotions on the battlefield, then has a hard time integrating back into society because a portion of his self was left in the dessert. A victim of domestic violence clings to her abuser, because her personality traits that he doesn’t like triggers the abuse, so she’d rather change who she is than lose him.
Or the child, who growing up had parents that were never satisfied with the child’s success. First place was never good enough, 3.9 wasn’t good enough, their college degree isn’t good enough, they are just never good enough with whatever choice they make, so they put this pressure on themselves and a little subconscious voice keeps whispering in their ears “You’re not good enough for him, he’s going to leave you and your parents are going to be disappointed in you like they always are”.
All of these instances are completely different from each other, but all have the same root cause. A part of our souls have been walled off from ourselves- because if we didn’t do this, we wouldn’t had survived.
If the soldier hadn’t of walled off those emotions on the battlefield, him and most of his unit could had been killed, if the victim of domestic violence hadn’t of suppressed those traits of independence or
free will, she could had been murdered by her significant other. If the child who was never good enough, hadn’t continued to push forward to impress their parents, they might not have a relationship at all with their parents and might had never amounted to much in their life.
So often times, walling off those traits and emotions are what we need to do to survive, to get to the next check point or chapter in our lives. It is a necessary evil and has to be done to make it in this life. But what happens when you are missing that trait and it is now time to truly deal with those issues.
When you are stateside after your deployment trying to raise a family with your spouse, or when you meet the man of your dreams and you can’t stop thinking “I’m not good enough”… And, when you have finally left your abusive relationship, and you realize years later that it’s lonely in this world, and you are ready to start to love again, but you just can’t find the courage, emotions or vulnerability to put yourself back out there again…
Now all of these examples are pretty extreme, most people don’t have shadow work of this nature. Most of the time it is small personality traits. Such as the “not being good enough” example, or missing out of years of your child hood because you lost a parent and had to step up to the plate, or your mom wasn’t very nice to you etc etc..
These small things that you brush off, end up being fairly large things that affect us deeper than we let on.
This is where Shamanic Healing comes in.
As a Shaman, I journey into the spirit realm and work with our subconscious, spirit guides and souls to bring the healing where it needs to go. Basically- I guide you through a meditation, where your shadow self is residing. This version of yourself, typically you at the exact moment that trait/emotion was walled off, is waiting for you, waiting to be retrieved and brought back into your fluid emotions of the everyday.
This version of yourself is missing from your life and is causing an imbalance.
Often times this imbalance is keeping you from dealing with issues, and these shadow versions of ourselves are haunting us. The memories from the tragic event flashing back to us and triggering a wide range of emotions to come back up to the surface. This is basically PTSD from the events that made you wall off those parts of yourself coming back to the surface.
During this retrieval the Shaman will see what needs to be talked about, as will the person who is doing the journey. The Shaman guides the person through the meditation, and see’s exactly what the client sees as well. This allows the Shaman to help discuss what we see, as well as to work on issues that might not be ready to be discussed just yet.
The Shaman can then give the client the tools to work through these issues alone or with assistance from the Shaman or a psychologist to find the best answers to the underlaying issues.
This is not a substitution for therapy from a licensed psychologist or doctor; but a healthy assistance to help find that inner peace that help you make self-realizations as well as self-healing, to help decrease the need for assistance with dealing with these matters.
Any Shaman should be able to do this for you, it's literally what a Shaman does. I am different because of who I am, and I that is what makes a client come to me for healing.
My Shamanic Journey is different than most, because mine includes a strong connection with horses, the Badlands of Montana and Spirit. When I meditate, I always go back to the Badlands in Montana, often with my horse.
If you would like to learn more about my Shamanic Journey- Read more...