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Integrative Shamanism

Shamanic Healer and Psychic Medium in Louisville, Kentucky


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The Soul Retrieval: Part I

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 4:24 PM Comments comments ()
It has been a while since I have written!  Shame on me! Winter is an undercover period for me and I have a difficult time overcoming the moons of darkness.  I seem to desire hibernation.  Today, I would like to talk a little about one of my favorite ceremonies, the Soul Retrieval. 

Every time I think of  a Soul Retrieval, or I remember a Shamanic Journey for a client, I am reminded of the line from the Beautiful Hymn Amazing Grace, "I once was lost, but now am found."  There return of light in each soul retrieval client that is indescribable.  Part of the Shamanic experience for me is the privilege of bearing witness miracles, both small and large. In fact, there are no minute miracles.   

Soul Loss is a scary sounding word for a common spiritual condition.  Each one of could benefit from a Soul Retrieval. When one experiences a trauma, the parts of the whole that cannot process the trauma are fractured.  I like to say that the soul pieces that that cannot handle the trauma take a vacation. The Shamanic view of illness indicates that when pieces of soul are missing, there are energetic gaps.  The object of the soul retrieval is to bring the soul parts home and complete the whole, thus giving the client access to missing energy. 

In Shamanic practice, Soul Loss is indicated by a several symptoms.  In Soul Retrieval, Mending the Fragmented Self,  Author Sandra Ingerman shares the symptoms as follows:

1.  Difficulty feeling in body.

2.  Apathy, feeling "numb."

3.  Chronic depression.

4.  Immune system issues; chronic illness-often with no diagnosis

5.  Addictive behavior

6.  Significant memory gaps. 

There are many paths to regaining soul parts.  I am not saying Shamanism is THE way.  Shamanism is a way that I have found healing and effective with the client. Within my practice, I have found that ceremonial soul retrieval is a beautiful, sacred way for my clients to reconnect with  self. In the next part of this series, I will discuss what to expect during the soul retrieval ceremony.  If you would like to talk with me about Shamanic Ceremony for your healing experience, please feel free to contact me to set up a consultation.

What is My Spirit Guide's Name?

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:42 AM Comments comments ()
Many people ask  me who their guides are during a reading.  Most of the time, I connect with guides clairvoyantly, meaning I see them.  I can describe them, and even what they are wearing and where they are from; However, often there is no name.  More often than not, guides are happy to take a name that resonates with their charge. For example, once I was giving a Akashic Consultation for a group of sisters.  One asked me the name of her guide and the name  "Hank" popped in.  They all immediately broke out into peals of laughter! It was revealed to me that "Hank" was the name they had christened the statue of a deer in her back yard. They would all pat Hank's head each time they visited.  This was a humorous way for the woman's guide to provide her with a name and validation that he was with her.   The lesson for her was that the name was not as important as the presence.

Because Guides are spirit, they appear to us in forms that we understand.  They are a form of light and vibration.  It is our humanity that must assign a title and a face.   They take the form of energetic symbolism in which we are comfortable with connecting.  The best way to connect with your Guide's name is to ask it!  The two of you can come up with a title that your find appropriate and that you  both resonate with.  It may be a name in which you new from a past life you shared with the guide or just a name that contains a vibration that resonates with the needs of your soul. 

If you would like a consultation to help you connect with your guides, contact me.  I would be happy to assist you on your journey.

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Weekly Post 9/29/2014

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 7:51 AM Comments comments ()

Lovely beautiful morning, my friends! Today's weekly reading is brought to you via my wonderful Bev and Jim at  Ohm Sweet Ohm.  Last week, I attended a festival so in Lexington and saw this deck.  This reading is from The Guilded Tarot, by Barbara Moore. We begin the week with the Emperor.  In this context, Emperor tells me that although you are ready for action, remember every action has a reaction.  The emperor never reacts out of emotion, he reacts from a state of balance.  Although action in your situation is necessary, make your action deliberate and avoid the repercussions of rash behavior.  If you react in balance, the outcome will be to your benefit. 

Midweek brings us the Three of Wands.  In this context, this is an emotional card.  If you have had a conversation with a loved one, they are sitting on it processing the conversation.  The man is waiting for his ship to come in and so are you, dear reader.  I know it is hard to watch and wait, especially if the conversation was a hard one.  If you played your cards right, (remember The Emperor?) your sincerity and balance will pay off in the end.  There is nothing you can do to control the situation, this is a time to allow the other person to sit with there emotions and a time for you to practice patience and step out of the need for control.  In the context of The Emperor, you have made your action, and sent the energy out.  Now you await the results. Patiently, you await and there is no action that can move things now.  Patience is an art that we can all use practice in!  Sometimes it's hard to sit and wait things out.  Wait is often the answer we get when we implore Spirit.

We end the week with The Queen of Swords.  Your patience has served you well, my friends and you will reap the benefits of your careful choices.  Queen of Swords is deliberate in her actions and speaks with a connection to the Divine.  Remember, the outcome depends on your careful choices.  When we act with a deep connection to spirit, we move with ease and without attachment to outcome.  Here the queen sits in the results of her hard work.  Allow yourself a little time to rest and give yourself a pat on your back.  You deserve it!  Have a great week, folks!

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Busy Week

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments ()
I have had a very busy week this week and the last two days have been spent inward, so writing has not been on the fore front. I awoke this morning and the air was cool and crisp.  I picked up my drum and drummed in each of the four directions.  The mornings are so beautiful here in Kentucky and it is a wonderful heart centered thing to connect with my drum first thing. I join  with the birds and the breeze and the sun to connect with the beauty of all that is.  In this, I am gifted with tremendous peace.

I have been reading Black Elk Speaks, and he beckons me like an old friend.  As I read his book, I feel his presence all around and the sound of his voice is palpable.  Much of the book is of his life as a warrior, however; he was also a medicine man.  I have learned much from him and hope to continue a working relationship with him on my healing path. 

With that, I would like to leave you with this quote from the book, Black Elk Speaks: "....the voice of the drum is an offering to the Spirit of the World.  It's sound arouses the mind and makes men feel the mystery and power of all things."

Aho, dear friends.



Weekly forecast8-18-2014

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM Comments comments ()
Good Evening folks, hope you had a fabulous Monday!  Today's weekly reading is taken from Doreen Virtues Ascended Masters Oracle Cards.  The Beginning of The week I pulled the card Hina: Freedom.  This card is about connecting with your feminine energy (Yes, that means YOU too Men! )  Soften yourself up a bit and mind your words.  It seems as if you might be a little harsh the beginning of the week, and you don't want to face the consequences of rash words.  Remember, words have power! 

Midweek, We have the card Health and Healing: Hilarion.  With this card, Spirit is making reference to yourself.  Midweek is time to be a little softer to yourself and give some love to your heart chakra. Crystal people, Emerald would be a good stone for you to work with right now.  Also eat deep green heart chakra colored foods-Spinach and Kale will boost your energy and help you get over that hurdle of midweek.  Summing it up, do something good for YOU midweek!  Take a walk or give yourself a pat on the back...you deserve it!

We bring the weeks end with Lakshmi: Flow of Prosperity.  Remember folks, work mirrors life.  This is about being connected to Spirit during your off time so you can have the ongoing connection during your work hours.  If you are off balance and not connected at home, you will feel it at work.  Want to increase your job satisfaction?  Start with a good look in the mirror :-)
Remember to, if we are disconnected, the flow of abundance will slow.  So relax and connect in the best way you know how, and your life will thank you for it!

Hope you have a wonderful and joy-filled week!

Namaste

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A Small Request

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments ()
I find myself writing in the wee hours of the morning today!  As I have to work later, then head over to my good friends house, I will be very busy!  There is not much in my heart today, but perhaps a small request. Today, the Shaman requests something of you.  As I write this, a dear friend of mine is preparing for surgery to have a double mastectomy.  Like her entire experience with cancer, she gives the mastectomy the same consideration.  "It is what it is."  She has moved through this entire process with a grace that is unmatched.  So, this morning there is little on my heart but my love for her-a fellow spiritual warrior, a sister, a friend. Today I ask that you do what you do....say a prayer, light a candle, send healing, or pick up your drum with me.  But I don't want you to stop there.  No, that's not what my friend would want!  Let the love you create take action and move into the far corners of the earth, finding the hearts of those in need.  Today, let's remember my fellow healer by sending her our love and healing and by allowing this action to spread like wildfire to all those in need.  It's the shamanic way <3

Weekly Reading 8-4-2014

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:53 PM Comments comments ()

Good evening folks!  I am fresh off an evening of drumming under the cottonwood tree.  What a lovely feeling connecting like this. I am having problems uploading the pictures right now, but I will try later.  I can always update:)

This week's reading is from Higher Intuitions Oracle
We start out the week with The Horse-Freedom.  This card speaks of the need to move forward and move beyond the boundaries of the every day. It's in the little things, my friends....The tranquil sunset, the cool morning on the way to your car.  Stretch your limits this week and look beyond the ordinary the beginning of the week.  You might be surprised what you find when align your views.  The drudgery of everyday life always contains the unexpected.  The Joy is in finding it.  

The midweek card is The Butterfly-Build Your Wings.  It bears noting that the specific butterfly pictured is the Monarch Butterfly.  When I think of Monarchs, I think of the great migration.  This card signifies a change taking place or a moving forward.  Where are you migrating to? Ar you making progress or are you stagnant.  What can you release so that you can move forward?  Midweek is a time of transformation and a time of travel.  It would be a good time to get that journal out and motivate yourself to spend some times noting your thoughts and feelings.   As a caterpillar, the monarch goes inside a cocoon and away from the eyes of the outside world, makes it's transformation. 

The end of the week brings us the Hedgehog-Let it Be.  Time to let go of any worry, as this does not serve you. Worrying about how the bills are paid is not going to help your situation.  The time is now to place your faith in spirit and to know that it is going to  work out.  take note of the pink lotus flower in the foreground of the photo.  This is telling me two things about my readers, first there is a continuing opening that is motivated by the middle of the week.  The lotus symbolizes to me a beautiful connection to spirit and an opening of doors.  If you are doing your release work, good things will follow.  The stagnancy that you have been experiencing will soon fade and the result will be joyful connection.  Also, the pink flower is very pronounced.  Pink is a heart chakra color.  Grab yourself some rose quartz and meditate with it.  Your heart chakra will thank you for it and the answers will flow.

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Dolphin, a mystical power animal

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 8:17 PM Comments comments ()
Yesterday it was the unicorn; today's ally is the breathtaking dolphin.  There is a wisdom to Dolphin, a  mystery that is found in the depths of the ocean.  Dolphin is ready to share that magic, if only you ask. Feeling the need to go deeper? Dolphin will take you there. dolphin wants to to connect to the music of your soul as you discover your authentic self.  Dolphin is the master of breath, and is a good power animal for those with asthma or anxiety issues.  The image of a dolphin breaking water is a perfec to help break stagnant solar plexus issues. So go and dance with dolphin and discover a freer, energized you!

One card pull for the weekend of August 1, 2014.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments ()
It was a very busy week and I didn't make time to post my weekly reading. Shame on me!  I love that this card came out of an angel deck and it's a power animal.  It ties in nicely with another animal I will share with you at a later point.  Unicorn is a lovely power animal who reminds us to connect with our magical self.  This weekend it is suggested that you do two things: first and foremost, we have a continuing pattern of the inner child work that we discussed two weeks ago.  Now that you have begun the work, it's time to take that inner child to the park.  Notice the magic around you!  In my yard, my zinnias bloom a beautiful violet hue!  I bet there are fairies about :-)  Secondly, this is the time to move forward with any ventures you have been working on!  although it seems an uphill battle, don't give up! Procrastination is not your friend. BTW, young men who are going to pop the question, the timing appears to be right!  This is the go ahead for you. (I feel as if this will resonate with someone reading this)  Have a great weekend of sunshine and joy my friends.

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A Morning Message from the Record Keepers

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments ()
I found this when I was cleaning out my desk, No date or name attached.  It was a message from the Record Keepers. Sometimes words meant for one are meant for many.  I would also like you to take note of the British spelling of" moulded."  I am American and would have spelled it molded. These, my friends, are not my words and I take no credit.

"Sweet Child of mine, know that your way on this divine journey is simply the best way for you.  You know your path and it is, my child never simply point A to Point B, but a series of adventures and calamities moulded and planned exclusively for You! Enjoy it, it's yours!"

If you would like to schedule an appointment with your Record Keepers, feel free to contact me anytime!  Have a beautiful, adventure adventure filled day!



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