An Introduction to Shamanism
All of my energy therapies are based on the practices of shamanism. The following is a beautiful interview between Marla Barr and myself regarding what shamanism is and what to expect. I invite you to listen to the recording before you book your session with me.
Power Animal Retrieval
Power animals are guardian spirits, similar to the concept of guardian angels. We all have them, whether or not we are consciously aware of them. Children are more aware than adults are, and we see this reflected in their strong and loving attachment to toy animals and pets. Many indigenous people believe that childhood cannot be survived without the guardianship of these spirit allies.
They protect us, keep us saturated in power, health and enthusiasm, and prevent negative energies and illnesses from entering our energy field. Sometimes a power animal leaves suddenly for unknown reasons. When this happens, the person becomes dis-empowered. The result is misfortune and/or illness. The services of a shamanic practitioner can retrieve the power animal for the client in "non-ordinary" reality (assisted by the shaman’s power animal!) and return it to the client in this reality. Specific symptoms which indicate the need for a power animal retrieval include repeated misfortune/accidents, chronic and debilitating illness, depression and, in extreme cases, a lack of will to live.
Most people have at least one spirit helper in animal form. It is possible to have more. As a rule, these helpers are present whether we are consciously aware of them or not. They provide protection, assistance, wisdom, direction and companionship. In a shamanic worldview, the individual’s personal power and physical vitality are gifts from these helpers; hence the term "power animals". These spirits generally take the form of undomesticated animals and like their physical counterparts, they are accustomed to come and go as they please. When one — for whatever reason — leaves the company of a person, another power animal usually appears to take its place. However, if that does not happen, the person may experience a loss of personal power which might manifest as serious illness, emotional malaise, extraordinary bad luck, personal crisis or in some other noticeable way.
A shaman addresses this loss of power by journeying into the spirit world to discover an animal spirit that had previously been their client’s companion. Prevailing upon the animal’s compassion, the shaman beseeches it to return to its human friend. Should the animal choose to return, the shaman escorts it back to the client. After such a retrieval the client may experience a resurgence of power, health or effectiveness. Retrieving power animal is a fundamental way to retrieve a person's innate, instinctual energies, of re-spiriting a person, re-integrating their core energies and bringing them a true ally for healing, for life-guiding and for relationship.
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Rainbow Bridge Ceremony
Do you find yourself in an extremely difficult position where you need to make the decision to euthanize your beloved furry friend? These are some of the most heart wrenching moments in our lives.
In the Rainbow Bridge Ceremony I journey to the spirit of your pet with the intent to communicate with them. To let them know that their time has come near the end and that you want to know how to celebrate their lives. We ask the following questions:
Sometimes on their final walk they have beautiful messages for you and I can carry this message to you.
Most people can benefit from some assistance and guidance at the time of death, even if they are not fully conscious at the time. For example, images from dreams, myths and stories can be shared which enable the person to envision a safe passage to the other side. Prayers or blessings can be offered. There are methods that can help energetically release the spirit from the body. One can also enlist the help of guiding forces, such as spirit guides, religious figures, and other helpful entities who can assist with the process.
As a shamanic practitioner, I have the ability to help people cross over at the time of death, or assist those souls who need guidance after the transition.
My primary function is not to reconnect the living with the dead, but to help the spirit or soul of an individual cross over to a safe place at the time of death.
Are you living in a house that does not feel right to you? Do you hear things? Do you see things that get moved around and you know that you were not the one who moved the object? Perhaps, you just feel like you are not alone. Do some rooms get really cold for no apparent reason?
Over the course of time a house/apartment can accumulate some discordant energies. Even the house itself is a spirit and it may not welcome you into its space. Sometimes, we discover earth bound souls that are lost and can't find their way to the divine light. A house sweep can be the method in which to assist them back to source.
I have a whole team of spirits who love this kind of work. They will go in and clean your house with a sweep (distantly). We always approach these energies and spirits with an open heart full of love to help them back to their light.
After a house sweep your new home will feel welcoming, bright and light. Most importantly it will be cleansed, safe, and your sacred space.
Blue Feathered Stories was birthed in January of 2019 where I began sharing my healer's path through stories. The name of the podcast was inspired by my spirit name Blue Thunder Bird Woman, born of the Bald Eagle Clan. You can listen, here on this website, Spreaker, YouTube, Spotify and many more platforms. Hope you enjoy my stories.
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