What is Shamanism?
can I say about Shamanism? It has been incredibly life-changing for
me! Shamanism is the oldest healing modality in the world, dating back
over 30,000 years ago. For me, shamanism is not just a healing
modality, it is a way of life. My own practice with shamanism is one of
self-discovery and a path to healing. It has been the link that
connects everything I do, because it is a culmination of all modalities
and it honors the path of all. While the healing ceremony may last one
to over a couple of hours, the real work begins by the client
integrating his healing after the sessions! To be honest, I don't know
how this stuff works, and I don't care! It works with powerful
results. I have learned on this walk to trust spirit and not question
anything. Indeed, I have been gifted with little revelations and
miracles big and small along the way.
Power Animal Retrieval
Power Animal Retrieval is a very sacred ceremony in which a client
receives a special animal spirit in order to help him with his current
situation. Usually a power animal retrieval is called for as the first
step in the person's journey to wellness.
the Shamanic view of illness, a person becomes ill if he loses his
power. The job of a shaman is to journey on behalf of the client and
retrieve a helping spirit. The Shaman then reports what he has seen and
experienced on the journey to the client. Usually the boost to the
client is remarkable. The animal to come forward offers its own unique
teachings and energies for the person and it always resonates with the
client's needs! It is important for you, the client to do the work and
connect with and honor your power animal immediately and on a regular
basis. As you work with your new helping spirit, you will appreciate
the wisdom it offers and the renewed vigor you experience.
you incorporate your power animal in your everyday life, you will be
surprised at the ways it helps. For example, my husband received a
power animal during his own shaman circle recently. As a truck driver,
he often drives in the early morning hours when it is a struggle to stay
awake (truck drivers know what I am talking about!) He says he feels
the energy of his power animal during this time and she keeps him
alert. He has also found that his power animal has inspired him to be
more assertive in his everyday life and to develop a healthy backbone.
Needless to say, I am happy with My Love's new lease on life!
shamanic view, soul loss occurs when parts of a soul leave because it
cannot deal with pressures of trauma or emotional shock. As a result,
the soul part detaches and moves to a safe place, away from offending
situation. I like to think of it as part of a person taking a vacation
to get away from intolerable circumstance. Other cases of soul loss
include soul theft, where the offender may take a part of another's
essential self. This is common in the case of abusive relationships.
fragmentation occurs from a variety of situations including trauma,
illness, abuse, accidents, combat experiences, and other emotional
shocks. While all of us have experienced some amount of soul loss, a
significant loss of self can weaken the person, decreasing their
vitality. Symptoms of soul loss may include apathy, lack of vitality,
memory loss, depression, low immunity, and addictions.
soul retrieval ceremony is a beautiful way to begin the path of
healing. I am honored in my calling as a healer to bear witness to such
beauty as this ceremony. This is truly a work of the heart for both
the shaman and the client. It is a joyful homecoming, but the hard work
begins after the ceremony with the integration of the new parts. What
an act of love it is to make a home for each piece of yourself to safely