Shamanism is the most ancient form of healing, practiced by people around the world. Entering a “non-ordinary” reality, shamans request help from spirits who love us and want us to be healed, and whole.
Modern shamanic healing is complementary to modern medicine and massage. Shamanism can accelerate the effectiveness of other therapies, removing impediments and facilitating healing. Often times, spiritual healing is the missing link — the wind in the sails that allows true healing to rapidly progress.
In modern shamanism, I enter a shamanic state of consciousness through listening to rhythmic percussion. I then journey to the world of spirits and connect with spirit allies (yours and mine) for healing work. These spirits are available to help everyone, and my role is often to reconnect clients with their helping spirits, restoring their personal power. Shamanic healing is all about results!
In addition to accomplishing this work during a shamanic healing session, I can also teach you how to journey on your own, as well!
Three of the shamanic healing methods I practice are soul retrieval, extraction and spiritual healing.
Shamans believe that when a person suffers from a physical or psychological trauma, parts of their soul split off and no longer contribute to the person’s whole being. Instead, it stays fixed in the event, but in non-ordinary reality.
This dissociation is called soul loss, and often results in loss of memory, or a feeling of incompleteness. This disengagement makes it easier to survive traumas such as accidents, abuse or emotional disturbances. Children can suffer soul loss from events that are traumatic to them, but may seem trivial to adults. Soul loss can also occur when another person “holds” onto a part of us, and doesn’t let go (this can happen with past relationships).
Once the traumatic event is over, shamanic healing can help the missing parts of the soul return. The shaman facilitates this event by journeying into non-ordinary reality to find, with the help of spirit allies, the missing soul parts and bring them back home. Then there is a period of integration, where the client gets to know the returned soul parts again, and together with the shaman they work to heal the old wounds. This often takes several months.
Illness often has a spiritual component as well as a physical component. When people are vulnerable and disempowered, it’s possible for entities that don’t belong to enter their bodies. These misplaced entities can cause persistent sickness, soreness and other undesirable issues. One of my key functions as a healer is to work with my spirits to extract these misplaced entities and deliver them to a neutral place where they can contribute to the overall good of things (instead of causing harm). This process is called extraction, and it is a very common healing activity in my work. The results are immediate and powerful. After an extraction we always fill the space with positive healing power of some kind.
These are the instructions your spirit guides and my sprit guides give to further the healing. They can include prescriptions for herbs, essences, diet changes, poultices, massage, aroma therapy, exercise and many other things. I work with various healing spirits to obtain prescription information. As I am not an expert in all of these areas, I always recommend that the person investigate the recommended treatment, and confirm it, with an educated source. Many times the information I get is new information to me, so I learn as much as the client!
If you have questions, or need additional information about shamanic spiritual healing, please contact Lighthouse Healing Massage Therapy.