what is shamanism?

 As all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in nature, shamanism is a method by which we as humans can strengthen the healing connection to the Earth.  Shamanic healers today can come from any race or religion, and it is practiced as a life path. Following a shamanic perspective, practitioners seek to be in relationship with the Spirit in all things.

American psychologist and consciousness pioneer, Stanley Krippner, describes shamans as "the first physicians, diagnosticians, psychotherapists, religious functionaries, magicians and storytellers. The shaman is unique in that he or she not only has increased facility for traveling in non-ordinary realms, but also uses their Spirit relationships to create changes that will manifest in the physical world for the healing of the individual or the community."  

Shamans direct and move energy to restore harmony and balance within an individual, or between the individual and their community. It is a shaman's belief that any illness has an underlying spiritual or energetic cause at the root of it, no matter if it manifests physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. The healing ceremonies are facilitated to either remove or return energies to an individual, with the goal of facilitating a return to balance within.


what is soul retrieval?

 Our personal energy is our power, our light. When we lose some of that power, we change. We become less of ourselves. As we go through life, we all experience events that "change" us. These are the moments when we lose some of our essence.

With their powerful force, these events cause pieces of the soul to break off and flee.  As the soul flees, it leaves a space in the energy field. With energy, a space is not left empty for long. The space will fill with whatever is in the body's immediate vicinity. As in the case of a shock or traumatic event, the energy of the shock or trauma can be used as filler energy for the body's misplaced essence. (ie, PTSD) These vacant spaces in a person’s psyche are also open invitations for illness to show up, ie. viruses, bacteria, negative thought forms, emotions and beliefs about self, as well. The result is that less of the I is present, and the body now carries energies within its field that don't belong there. With energy, LIKE attracts LIKE. Over time, one may find the same circumstances, types of people and struggles appearing over and over again in their life. These foreign energies have been busy attracting more of the same to itself, as much as the undesirable energies are attracting the body to them. The intrusions grow, and unhealthy and self-limiting patterns and cycles are born.

Now, for the misplaced energy...

This energy that flees is called a soul fragment or soul piece. The soul fragments flee the body to seek safety, and for one's survival. It is a process of self-preservation. As less of one's essence is present during a trauma, a person cannot experience the full impact and extent of the trauma, so survival is ensured. Soul retrieval is the process of tracking and "bringing home" the soul's fragments. Soul loss can happen in other ways as well, such as theft. When someone steals another person's power to gain some semblance of control over them, or takes away their freedoms, it can result in power loss. What most don't realize is that nobody can use another's personal power to benefit themselves, it is of no use to the thief. There is also soul theft with a more sinister intent, usually perpetrated by those (sometimes intentionally, sometimes unconsciously) who would wish to see you fail, or shine less brightly. 

Soul loss can occur with illness, abuse, trauma, childbirth, shock, alcohol and drug abuse, exposure to traumatic events, accidents and any other circumstance that would cause your energy to flee from the once-safe space of your body, as well as theft and giving pieces away.

When a shaman locates and returns the soul's fragments, the healing is two-fold and multi-layered. Not only is one's pure essence being returned to them, the energy that does not belong to the body, is moved out. The power is returned, AND the hidden magnets to pain and suffering are released. The return of the larger fragments can also open the door for the smaller pieces to find their way back of their own volition. The body, in the process of restoring its light, can act as a beacon to other fragments that have remained close by. The biggest fragments though, in extreme shock or overwhelm, flee so far from the body that they are usually not able to find their way back home. 

As you reacquire soul pieces, the integrity of the energetic body is being returned to a state of power. One does not need to attempt to return all of their soul pieces to experience incredible changes in their perspective and life. Within one retrieval, there are commonly 3-5 fragments returned,  (the ones most required to facilitate healing usually appearing first). Some individuals may find that more than one retrieval ceremony may be necessary to address more extensive soul loss. As the soul's vital essence is returned, many conditions and patterns caused by soul loss can begin to heal, or heal completely.

Symptoms of soul loss can include:

*inability to remember whole parts of your life

*inability to remember certain events

*sudden onset of apathy or listlessness which cannot be shaken off

*lack of enthusiasm, or ability to feel joy in life

*personality disorders

*inability to receive or give love

*chronic negativity, depression

*addictive tendencies

*suicidal thoughts

*PTSD

*chronic illness or injury

*confusion, unsubstantiated fear and anxiety

*deep sadness/numbness

*deep rooted anger and hostility

 Today, and throughout history, in the places where soul retrieval is a common community event, a ceremony is often facilitated within three days of an individual experiencing a trauma. The village gathers to witness the ceremony and offer support to the participant. I encourage you to bring a friend or family member for support if you wish, as there is healing power in the witnessing of this process.

     I have embraced the transformative power of this ceremony personally, and with many friends, family and clients. As a facilitator, or "hollow bone", I have experienced inconceivable compassion and love from the Spirit Helpers. I personally have witnessed such healings as the return of past-life soul fragments that hold the key to healing in this life, to a departed loved one joining me during the retrieval to help in the location of fragments, or to give back a soul fragment they had taken from the participant in life, (either consciously or unconsciously), and even fragments being returned that trigger the remembering of one's gifts and abilities that they've carried over lifetimes. Most commonly though, the soul pieces are our younger selves, the innocents, deeply affected by the events happening to us and around us, that changed our perceptions of ourselves, others and the world around us.

We are energy. Everything is energy. Energy is transmutable. So, therefore everything that IS, can be made anew. With love, doors will open for healing, and you are deeply loved.

what is energy alchemy?

''Alchemy is the process of turning the base substance of who we are—the dark mystery of our subconscious—into the alchemical gold of knowledge and enlightenment. Like carbon that undergoes tremendous amounts of heat and pressure in order to become a clear, hard, exquisite diamond, we master our lives and achieve clarity and brilliance through the management of pressure and our adversarial conditions. Modern alchemy is emerging as one of the most powerful tools for transforming our reality. Alchemical healing provides ways to weave spirit and matter, to develop communications between divinity and humanity, to retrieve knowledge, and to transform magical experience into wisdom in order to skillfully influence physical reality and achieve healing. It honors the accumulated wisdom of the Earth and humankind, both in written and oral traditions, and offers entry into the magical realms of intuition and limitless knowledge."  Nicki Scully    

 I have been learning this method of healing via the path of direct revelation, and by studying the                                                                               work of Nicki Scully.                                                                                            

what are the munay-ki rites?

In the Quechua language, “Munay” means universal love. “Ki” is theword for energy. Together, these words mean energy of love. "Based on initiatory practices of the shamans of the Andes and the Amazon, the Munay-Ki are nine rites of initiation to become a person of wisdom and power. They are energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past – the genetic and karmic inheritance we are born with. They transform and upgrade the luminous energy field and re-inform our DNA, enabling us to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently.

There are four fundamental transmissions of the Munay-Ki. The first awakens the seer within you, and the ability to see into the invisible world of energy and spirit. The second awakens the healer within you, and also launches your personal healing journey. The third consists of energetic protections that enable you to walk fearlessly and with beauty in the world. The fourth connects you to a lineage of healers, Wisdomkeepers and Earthkeepers from the past – and the future – who will work with you and through you.These rites were first given to ancient teachers by angelic beings, and now are passed on from teacher to student in the form of seeds. Once these seeds are gifted to you by another, it is up to you to grow them into fruit-bearing trees. The traditional fire ceremony — sometimes in the form of plain white candles – is used to grow your rites once received. As you receive and gift these rites, you will sense the presence of the lineage with you— the luminous ones  who work from the spirit world."                                                                                        Excerpt from TheFourWinds.com/Alberto Villoldo

I am also a keeper of the 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki, The Rite of the Womb. This rite energetically cleanses and heals all trauma and negative experiences we have stored in our creative center, the womb. Many of us are not aware that we can carry energies within our womb that cause PMS, hormonal imbalances, sexual dysfunction, disease, miscarriage, infertility, sadness and pain. This rite can also be transmitted to men via the energetic womb of the Divine Feminine. For men it can heal any trauma received while in their mother's womb, and also bring healing to their Feminine energy. There are no Rites between the 9th and the 13th. The number 13 was chosen for its spiritual significance and the 13 Moon Times a woman experiences every year.  This Rite offers freedom from suffering and a re-ignition of your creative spark.