Ancient wisdom teaches us we all have guides which are always there to help us and that it is our self-imposed isolation that closes the doors for our alignment of these loving natural spirits to support us. Indigenous People of all cultures have known for centuries that all that Creator created has the gifts of Great Spirit. When we allow ourselves to step out of own ego and consciences mind and get into the spiritual realm of Creator, we are giving the blessings beyond belief.
Indigenous People have used the drum to assist them in entering this spiritual world. Science has now discovered what the ancient ones have known for centuries, that of going into a natural spiritual state known as theta brain wave. Theta reduces the brain waves to 4 -7 cycles per second allowing us to be in deep but conscience state. Normally, we operate in beta brain wave and when we are asleep we are in alpha brain wave which is a much higher frequency. Theta is a more relaxed slower brain wave state. Important here is that we are connected with our spirit and the Native American Shamanism school of thought, that of being connected to the heartbeat of the earth.
Mother Earth is the giver of all that exists. She is our provider of food, water, shelter, and eternal substance. Mother Earth has a spirit, a heartbeat and comforts us when we need grounding. It is when our heartbeat and Mother Earth's heartbeat rejoice in harmony, we can quiet the mind enough to hear the wisdom we are all so seeking. Through the use of the drum, we can harmonize more quickly and connect with our Power Animals and Spirit Guides.
Power Animals are those spiritual beings that guide us. These "angels" are from an earth based reality. Power Animals have very simple wisdom to share with us. These animals come to us in a shamanic journey to assist us with our questions, healings, and directions we seek. They possess what is known as "Sacred Medicine". Sacred Medicine is that unique gift which Creator put in all of us. Each animal has one if not more unique gifts. For instance, hummingbird is here to show us how to embrace the sweetness of our own nectar. That sweetness within all of us to use and embrace. They will come to us when we need a gentle reminder about being loving, gentle, and having grace which our spirit may be crying out. All that Creator has created has Sacred Medicine! They all know what their Sacred Medicine is except most of the two legged - US! They are here to support us to accept their give-a-way and show us what they have to share.
Spirit Guides are also here to help us in our search for self discovery. They live in the upper world. Oftentimes, they are in human form in appearance. Their wisdom is very simple, directed, and very clear. Again, through the use of the drum they can be reached and called upon to obtain answers, direction, and healings.
In order to change the outside world we live in, we must change our inside world. For what we think we create. Therefore, the hurt, pain, sorrow, harmony, love, and peace all come from within each of us. If our outside world is not what we truly want to experience then we can change it by healing our inside world.
Our Spirit within us is perfect, whole, and aligned with the Divine. Our Spirit never dies it cannot be injured, hurt, or betrayed for it is perfect. Our Soul is our essence of ourselves. It is here to grow, experience, and evolve. Each soul evolves in this life to experience all it can, much like being on an adventure. Some of the choices we choose on this adventure can be painfully traumatic. Our soul will survive this adventure and will continue with this adventure to encounter new lessons with a new body when the soul is reborn.
Sometimes when the soul's adventure experiences a traumatic lesson, the body does not or cannot integrate this experience. It cannot comprehend or understand the experience. This sometimes causes soul loss, which shows up as disassociation, fragmentation, feeling lost and not being able to be present. For this, the ancient technique called a Shamanic Healing used to heal the soul's wound and bring back one's personal essence or life force. This process is called Soul Retrieval.
Shamans have used the use of the "Shamanic Journey" as a method to connect with both Power Animals and Spirit Guides to obtain direction on how to help their people or obtain answers for their people. An example of this is what is known as Soul Loss. Soul loss is when a traumatic experience happens leaving the person with what is called a fragmented or dissociated psychological feeling. This is when a person perceives an experience as traumatic and the soul cannot integrate this experience. In tribal experiences, it may have been a loss of a child at birth. The family, especially the mother, may have soul loss with this tragedy. The shaman would perform a soul retrieval as soon as possible to allow the family to heal this and not have soul loss. This would be done to make sure no life essence was lost and that the spirit wound was healed at depth.
These blessings come to assist us to reveal and to clear blocks to obtain healings of "Spirit Wounds". "Spirit Wounds" are caused by a trauma experienced by a person by which the soul cannot integrate the trauma. This then causes a disassociation within the psychological framework of the person's soul. This often happens at a very young age, pre-birth or one, two, or three years of age. When the trauma occurs, which is perceived by the person, often times it is misunderstood and cannot be integrated by that person. When this happens Soul Loss occurs.
Birth itself can be a very traumatic experience. Coming from a warm safe environment to a loud, bright, cold environment with the possibility of a difficult birth can cause soul loss. Often, there are loud noises of machines and the nurse/doctors giving medical procedures on the infant. Not understanding what is happening and being frightened can cause trauma for the soul. Later in life, this experience may trigger additional soul loss from what is familiar such as visiting a doctor's office, a dentist's office, emergency room. These triggers stimulate in the brain may also triggering possible soul loss. Once the original causation is healed all else is healed.
In addition, we can hold trauma in different parts of our body. These blocks can cause dis-ease. Recently, I had a person come to me that had been diagnosed with Colin cancer the week before and she was having surgery the next week. We discussed the trauma's in her life. She had been through a very emotional time in the last four years. Her husband had died very suddenly of a heart attack. This was very devastating for her as they were in the process of building their dream house. She was extremely emotionally distraught. Upon finishing her house, she had her mother move in with her. Her mother was demanding and they had really never gotten along. She did not stand up to her mother and speak her truth, but would hold in her anger, resentment, and emotions. She could not digest all of these toxic emotions that were being held in her digestive system. She had five cancerous tumors the size of walnuts in her Colin. During the shamanic journey, we could see the blockage as well as the spirit wound. Through the process, we were able to allow her to heal this spirit wound and three days later, she was operated on with the doctors unable to find the five cancerous tumors. She knew that this was about her emotional trauma and now she is able to stand up and speak her truth and digest all of lives lessons. This is just one of hundreds of ways our Power Animals and Spirit Guides can help us.
Healing the emotional, mental, physical and yes spiritual wounds is what the shamans of all tribes have done for centuries. These techniques have worked for centuries and are available to all of us. Spirit wants us to be whole, balanced, and well at all levels. Spirit is talking to us in so many ways. With this method, we can access the divine wisdom of Creator.
Now, due to many asking to learn this technique, we are offering classes in both BASIC SHAMANIC TRAINING and ADVANCED SHAMANIC TRAINING.
COME MEET YOUR GUIDES
SPIRIT GUIDES AND POWER ANIMALS
SHAMANIC TRAINING - BASIC CLASS
Ancient wisdom teaches us we all have guides which are always there to help us and that it is our self-imposed isolation that closes the doors for our alignment of these loving natural spirits to support us.
During this Shamanic retreat weekend, participants will learn what Shamans have known for centuries, that of entering a sacred place where Great Spirit talks to our Soul. Students will participate in Shamanic Journey work, becoming connected to their individual Power Animals and Spirit Guides. Each student will learn to communicate with their guides to obtain answers to questions of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions that affect their relationship which will give them wholeness and a greater sense well-being.
- CORE SHAMANISM HISTORY
- WHY ALL SHAMANS USE THIS TECHNIQUE
- MEET YOUR POWER ANIMALS AND SPIRIT GUIDES
- LEARN TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR POWER ANIMALS
- FIND LOST POWER ANIMALS
- OBTAIN ANSWERS FOR HEALING FOR SELF AND OTHERS
- HEAL PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, AND SPIRIT WOUNDS FOR YOURSELF, OTHERS, AND THE PLANET
- LEARN TO UNDERSTAND HOW TRAUMA AFFECTS OUR SOUL
In this class we will introduce you to core Native American Shamanism. Each participant will learn to trust their power animals and learn to do Shamanic Journeys for other people to determine answers, healing, and direction for the patient. Come learn this ancient process.
ADVANCED SHAMANIC TRAINING
HEALING EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL WOUNDS
SHAMANIC TRAINING - ADVANCED CLASS (3 Days)
In all Indigenous cultures, the use of Shamanic healing was done and continues to be practiced. Using this ancient wisdom, we continue to use our power animals and spirit guides to align our body, mind, and spirit obtaining wholeness and harmony in our lives.
During this spiritual growth workshop, participants will learn to trace back the cause of emotional and spiritual wounds, which manifest as disassociation in the body and mind. Students will participate, with their power animals and spirit guides, in shamanic journeys to heal spirit wounds, discover their soul's purpose, connect with universal healing energy, and learn techniques to heal the earth bringing wholeness to their lives.
- DEEPER CONNECTION WITH YOUR GUIDES
- LEARN TO HEAL PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, AND SPIRIT WOUNDS BY HEALING THE SOUL
- LEARN TO TRACE THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF THE DISASSOCIATION
- LEARN TO CONNECT WITH UNIVERSAL HEALING
- LEARN TO MELD THE SOUL AND SPIRIT WITH THE PHYSICIAL BODY
- LEARN TO HEAL THE EARTH THROUGH TRANSMUTION
- CREATE CEREMONIES TO NURTURE YOUR SPIRIT
The basic Shamanic Training is strongly recommended prior to this class as well as a Soul Retrieval. Each participant will be using their power animals and spirit guides to obtain direction and answers for the profound healings. Join us in obtaining the tools used by all Indigenous Peoples to heal not only ourselves, but also the consciousness of our world from fear to love.
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Upcoming Shamanic Training
Basic Training $195
|February 19-20, 2011
|Advanced Training $325
|April 16-18, 2011