Shamanism is the oldest form of spiritual practice.
Throughout the world - from Africa to Greenland to the Amazon - shamans have acted as intermediaries between the human world and the world of the spirits. The shamanic practitioners role is to maintain and assist in creating balance; without balance we become ill - not just mentally, physically and emotionally –but overall, spiritually.
This concept applies to humans, animals and places. Illness is often caused by one of two things. Either something is missing that should be part of us; the shamanic healer will seek to ‘retrieve’ parts of your soul or energy that have been lost due to some form of trauma. Or, something that should not be part of us is locked within us on a cellular or etheric level; the shamanic healer will seek to remove intrusions (a process known as ‘extraction’) and return them to where they should be. This healing process creates a sense of wholeness, balance and deep alignment within all levels of your being.
WHAT CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH SHAMANIC HEALING?
- SHAMANIC HEALING, COUNSELING AND JOURNEY WORK -
90 & 120 MINUTES
Journeying is the inner art of traveling to the ‘invisible worlds’ beyond ordinary reality to retrieve valuable information for change in any area of your life – from spirituality, health,
work and relationships.
It is a deeply healing, humbling and enlightening experience. To journey is to travel to a quantum field, beyond linear time and space, where the infinite soul can experience itself beyond death. A shamanic healer enters the journey state with an empty mind, an open prayerful heart, and a clear intention with the aid of song and prayer, and either a drum beat or a rattle. In the journey space, we retrieve lost soul parts, and receive important information, council and guidance for the client.
- POWER ANIMAL, PLANT MEDICINE AND SPIRIT TEACHER RETRIEVALS -
Healing journeys where the shamanic healer travels via various energetic pathways to the Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds, to discover and introduce your guides to you, or indeed assists you into your own healing journey to retrieve them for yourself.
Everyone has a personal Power Animal and Spirit teacher. Shamans and most indigenous folk understand that every‘thing’ has a soul, and is imbued with its own consciousness and wisdom~ hence the term Anima~ which means ‘Soul’ in ancient Greek.
- ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES AND POWER ANIMALS | LOWER WORLD ~ ROOTS -
Power animals are an essential component of shamanic practice. They are the guiding/protector spirit which add to the personal power and instinctive intelligence of an individual, and are essential for success in any venture undertaken, from tracking the right mate, to sourcing the right food, to tracking the right job or home etc.
Each person has a unique animal totem spirit~ endowing them with enhanced ‘gut’ instincts and protecting them from illness, acting similarly to a guardian earth angel. Every power animal that you connect to increases your natural power and innate sovereignty, so that illnesses or negative energy cannot enter your body. Your animal spirit also lends you the wisdom of its own kind~ for example, a lion spirit will give you lion wisdom, and lend you some of the qualities and attributes of a lion etc.
Everyone is thought to have several of these guardian power animals in different capacities throughout their lives, from childhood onwards. If a power animal leaves and one does not come to take its place, the individual is considered to be disempowered and therefore vulnerable to illness and bad luck. We all need access to high vibration healing and blessing, intuitive intelligence~ but in life on planet Earth, we also need to have access to our fierce and grounded, guttural instinctive intelligence. Both are necessary for our overall balance and integrity as human beings.
Any living creature can serve as a power animal. It is also possible to have a domesticated animal as a totem spirit, but it is rare and we are more likely to have a wild untamed animal serve in the capacity of a power animal.
- PLANT, CRYSTAL AND STONE MEDICINE ALLIES | MIDDLE WORLD ~ TRUNK-
The middle world is where we meet the spirits of nature and all the elements. It is to experience the non ordinary, or metaphysical manifestation of our ordinary world. We are all made of earth, air, fire and water~ we are all biologically composed of these elements. Understanding and being in tune with our intrinsic elemental intelligence is key to our biological health, immunity and emotional well being. It is also key to understanding our interdependent connection to our environment, and the deep ecology of our relationship to it. It is here where we meet the true soul nature of everything in the manifest world. Nature is full of good medicine, perfectly designed to be in harmony with us. Middle world journeys can bring us into a greater sense of connection and harmony with our natural world~ which in turn serves to heal many physical and emotional aspects of our lives.
- SPIRIT TEACHERS AND GUIDES | UPPER WORLD~ BRANCHES -
We all have a sense of the Creator of all life~ whether we call it God, Source Intelligence, Allah, Mother Father God Consciousness, Great Spirit etc. We are all connected to this stream of high intuitive intelligence and Universal Light. Through journeying to the Upper world, you can connect and commune with your highest, wisest self, your evolutionary spirit guides and teachers, the angelic and star realms and ascended masters. We travel up to receive gentle healing wisdom and blessing, to touch the Akashic realms, and to discover our soul purpose and destiny~ what is in the highest and best interests for All.
- SOUL RETRIEVAL -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
We are deeply complex and multi dimensional beings~ when we suffer any emotional or physical trauma, we can feel and experience at a very real level that we have ‘lost’ a part of ourselves. This is true, as fragments and pieces of the soul can and actually do leave the body. Any event that causes shock can cause soul loss. Symptoms include chronic depression, suicidal tendencies, post traumatic stress syndrome, immune deficiency problems, addiction etc. Soul Retrieval is a form of journey work that seeks out these missing fragments in order to re-integrate them in a safe, supported and meaningful way.
- RITES OF PASSAGE -
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Includes Birth Assistance, Coming of Age Ceremonies, Wedding Blessings, Conscious Separation Ceremony eg Divorce etc, Soul Midwifery: ‘Crossing Over’ with confidence
- BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING AND MEDIUMSHIP -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
Coming to terms with grief, separation and loss. Connecting with loved ones in Spirit. Understanding what happens on ‘the other side’
I have experienced much loss and bereavement first hand. I would say I have sometimes felt 'pushed' into this work. I intimately understand the stages of the grieving cycle, their profound impact on our emotions, and therefore how they can affect our behavior and self belief. These things can greatly impact our lives and most especially our relationships. Without sufficient understanding, one can experience a deep sense of isolation, mental stress or emotional overwhelm during profound periods of loss, which sometimes only adds to the trauma.
More personally, I have experienced a lot of loss firsthand throughout my life. Either I just happened to 'be on the scene' when someone was dying, and was called to hold their hand through the process, or witnessing someone being murdered in my youth, just passing by. Being a natural medium while experiencing all of this, and being privy in all my senses to the process of spirit transition, gave me a very helpful perspective. It helped me to see and personally experience the un-endingness of life, and love and ones own undying spirit nature~ which in turn has aided and midwifed me gracefully through these traumatic bereavements.
I attended the Isatreya Foundation course in Mediumship and Bereavement coaching in 2005 to further hone my skills, & gain more understanding and a few more tools for working through the grieving process.
- ANCESTRAL HEALINGS AND CEREMONIES -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
Tools, rituals and resources for transforming old family patterns & scars into Stars. Retrieve the good medicines in your bones!
Guided Ancestral Healing journeys involve tracking & releasing the imprints of your ancestors’ unresolved emotional issues, problems or traumas, stored within your cellular consciousness & energy field. In so doing, it can releases you from any energetic patterns that link you to them – these patterns can have an inhibiting or disruptive influence on your life and relationships today. This healing process is important because, whether we realize it or not, we are often deeply impacted by emotional and energetic patterns from prior generations in our family. Some of these can create obstacles in our lives, blocking our pathway to joy, abundance, authentic power and unlimited possibilities. Since energy is never lost, but simply changes form over time, emotional issues or problems that were not dealt with by your ancestors, or not fully resolved, can ‘hover’ in your energy field today, creating an imbalance or roadblock – also known as a Healing opportunity.
Ancestral Healing Journeys can shed light upon, transform energetic patterns that are not for your highest good, or are preventing you from carrying out your soul’s mission and life’s purpose. If you are experiencing recurring patterns where things get in the way of feeling satisfied, enriched or successful, then ancestral healing may be the missing link that can free you to attain personal fulfillment.
- SOUL MIDWIFERY AND PSYCHOPOMP -
LENGTH IS SITUATION SPECIFIC - ENQUIRE HERE
Empowering assistance at all stages in the Death and Dying Passage, including crossing over. Connecting with loved ones in Spirit. Understanding what happens on ‘the other side’
Please also see Mediumship and Lights of Passage workshop.
Death is as natural and part of our living experience as birth is. It is a rebirth into another plane of existence. We all come to this rite of passage in due course, as do our loved ones and every other living being. Many of us fear this initiation into the great unknown, rather than seeing it as a beautiful gateway into another beginning. It is said that we must spend our lives preparing for a good death.
If we have no fear of dying, we can live our lives more freely.
It can bring enormous peace to be assisted by an experienced soul midwife and medium who can competently and compassionately guide you and your family through safe passage during this time of transition, in a way of courage, humor and beauty.
I actually first learned the art of Crossing Over, or 'psycho-pomp' (funny name I know!), through my cat Clio Panther, who showed me through a Shamanic journey, exactly how to walk with her to the other side, after she had suddenly and dramatically made her exit from this world. She showed me what happens to a soul who is transitioning into the afterlife. I later went on to learn the deeper specifics of psycho-pomp with Northern Drum Shamanic Center in 2007~ They had alarming similarities to Clio’s teachings. Animals just seem to know instinctively how to die gracefully.
It is an ancient art practiced in all indigenous cultures of assisting the living in graceful letting go, and assisting the dead and dying through a graceful transition into the afterlife.
‘The Soul Midwife’s most important role is to provide comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants. A good death is an extraordinary, moving and sacred experience. It can also have a healing quality, not only for the person who is involved but their families, friends and the wider community.’ (Felicity Warner, Gentle Dying)
- INDIGENOUS HERBAL HEALING AND PURIFICATION CEREMONIES -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
A beautiful and deeply relaxing, invigorating and refreshing traditional detoxification of body, mind & emotions using aromatic herbs and flowers
For centuries most cultures have relied on naturally sourced medicine to prevent and cure all manner of sickness~ “The indigenous tribes worked and communed with plants and herbs believing that there was an exchange of healing information from the plants themselves that guided them through the process of selecting the right herbs and plants for healing. All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” The vital energy that moves through the plant world is believed to be the same vital energy that moves through all of life on earth.”
This treatment includes herbal sweeps of the whole body, smudging and flower water purifications. Cleansing aromatic herbal bundles are used to pull out stuck or stagnant energies, and a herbal medicine smoke bath is created to purify your body, aura, energy, ceremonial/ritual space or any other space and personal belongings.
- EXTRACTION WORK -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
Releasing the Spirits of Dis-ease, Entity & Negative Implant Removal
- CUTTING THE NEGATIVE CORDS THAT BIND -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
Releasing outworn hooks that keep us painfully attached to unhealthy relationships, thereby assisting in creating new supportive ones
One of the most important things that happen in a shamanic healing session is a cutting of the cords. We connect with people, places, memories, emotions and all the things that have occurred in our life path, on many levels of our awareness.. Not just physical the physical plane. Often we can have profound, mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual bonds that aren’t so easy to detach from after a relationship has run its course.
Those bonds may or may not be positive, some of them may be unwanted links that continue to drain and confuse you, perhaps they may even be entities or energetic parasites. In a cord cutting session, you will get to the root of any unresolved wound or emotion in your system that maybe acting as a magnet, thereby attracting the unhealthy attachment to you. In some cases, healing may be needed to clean out the core wound first, before we can permanently cut the cord and prevent it from reattaching. Any negative cords entangling you in situations that inhibit your personal growth or path of evolution, must ultimately be removed. Once you are free of them, you will experience faster recovery from toxic situations and your natural state of happiness, joy, and power of co-creation will return to you.
- ENERGY HEALING -
60, 75 & 90 MINUTES
Clearing difficult energies and emotional thought forms we may have unwittingly absorbed from others, or from the environment
- HOUSE AND OFFICE CLEARANCES AND SHAMANIC FENG SHUI -
MINIMUM 120 MINUTES | RECOMMENDED 3 X 120 MINUTES
Removing any stuck or negative energies from buildings or places using traditional prayer, journey and smudging techniques
Full in depth psychic assessment of the energetic landscape of a home or building.
Facilitated deep meditative shamanic journeys to meet, converse, and become an ally with the unique nature/ancestral spirit/s of your home, office or land.
Activate permanent healing and high frequency gateways using medicine wheels, crystals, custom made vibrational medicines, sounds, healing plants and elemental essences. These gateways will serve as magnets that attract only those energies you choose to invite, and only beings that serve the highest and best interests of the place.
You will initially be guided to access your highest state of consciousness and child like innocence, and through this pure lense you will be able to perceive, feel and directly communicate with the more subtle earth and elemental energies around you. This direct communication will most often reveal perfectly efficient & enjoyable strategies for beautifying, harmonizing and positively energizing your space.
When we build healthy relationships, cultivate an attitude of reverence and respect for, and align ourselves With the spirit of the places we spend most of our time in; when we attune ourselves with the spirit of nature, the ancestors of the land, our earth mother and her cyclical seasonal nature as our ancestors did, they can all become enormous resources of nourishment, protection, co creation, abundance and inspiration for us.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH SHAMANISM
My first experience of Shamanism was through African Medicine. I first learned how be a diviner in the Zulu Sangoma Tradition through the casting of crystals, shells, bones, feathers and various other natural medicine objects at the age of 7, from a wonderful medicine woman, who was a good friend of a lady who was my carer. She instantly recognized my psychic connection with nature and animals, and nurtured my inquisitive mind with all she could teach me about how to listen to the wisdom of nature and the ancestors. She dubbed me ‘little white Sangoma’, which empowered my sense of belonging in the greater community and confidence. I felt honored and privileged, I took it as a deep responsibility and felt a strong calling to dedicate my life's to healing and protecting the innocents, to honoring our earth and giving voice to the elemental spirits. I practiced throughout my childhood and it became a part of my core identity.
As I continued to add to my experience, I went on to work extensively with many various traditional healers, medicine men and Shamans from the Zulu, Xhosa and Burkina Faso tribes, to name Malidoma Patrice Somé (who is a Dagara High Priest and Elder as well as an Ordained Catholic Priest), among some of them. In 2009, I went on to complete an Advanced 3 year Shamanic practitioner training with Chris Luttichau and Northern Drum Shamanic Center, who's teachings are rooted mainly in the Siberian Tunga, Hopi
and Lakota traditions.
I am affiliated with Northern Drum faculty to teach The Shamans Doorway workshop, which is a universally recognized 3 day foundation course, serving as an entrance gateway into any further advanced Shamanic studies program in Shamanic schools a participant may wish to attend world wide.
Please see more information on ‘The Shamans Doorway’ if you would like to learn more.