Riding the beat of the drum
What to expect:
The first part of the session will be the background information about shamanism and the native uses for this practice. The difference between cultural and core shamanism, which is taught, will be explained to assist with understanding the changes that have occurred over time. You will then be instructed into the techniques of journeying and have the opportunity to take one or two journeys. This will be the basic introduction and provide a feel for the experience. You can continue with additional sessions should you find this work rewarding and compatible with what you want to support your life.
Your take away:
You will get firsthand experience of what the shamanic men and women experienced 10,000 or more years ago. They contacted the non-ordinary reality to receive guidance for their tribes regarding food, healing, and safety. Today, we contact the non-ordinary reality for guidance for power, personal advice, and healing. At the conclusion, you can begin living in a manner recognizing that what we see is not all there is. There is a depth, or dimension to our world that can be reached through shamanic work, prayer, and meditation. This includes stopping long enough during our daily life to put it into practice.
POWER ANIMAL RETRIEVAL
Seen and unseen support
Retrieval of a power animal/animal totem or spirit guide is an ancient practice. Shamans, medicine men and women going back for over 10,000 years from almost all indigenous tribes and locations were consultants for healing, leading ceremony, find lost objects, or animal/spirit retrievals. They had knowledge of the spiritual structure of life. They would “journey” to visit one of the three non-ordinary realities running parallel to the ordinary reality we experience daily. Drumming or sometime drugs induced the state-of-mind needed to journey. The journey experience is a semi-controlled dream state or vision being aware of what manifests. There is an upper, middle, and lower world. Unlike the Christian doctrine of heaven above and hell below, the indigenous tribes and those practicing these old ways today experience peace and helpful beings where they journey.
A power animal or spirit guide may be with you always in this lifetime or another may replace it when the lesson requiring their assistance is complete. You may also have more than one at anytime. An example may be a frog may appear as your animal totem. A frog goes through three stages: an egg to polliwog into a frog. You may in your personal life be going through some sort of change or initiation, similar to getting married, becoming a mother or father, starting a new career or academic track. The benefit is the power animal assists you on a spiritual level to do what it does without effort.
GROUP DRUMMING CIRCLE
I have suspended holding drumming circles for the time being. I am continuing to do training on the journey and learning about shamanism, please contact me. If you are in the Austin,Texas area please check out meetup.com Austin Shamanic Healing Journey - (Core Shamanism) for a local drum circle. Best wishes.
Recovering Lost Essences
Soul Retrieval frames the process of regaining lost energy or essences from a loss in a previous time in your life. A few common reasons for a loss are trauma from an accident; physical or psychological abuse; soul giving (when you are codependent or compromise your energy to another person, including children); and/or coma. To help you decide if you need a soul retrieval, ask yourself these questions. Is something missing in my life; why do I feel empty inside? Why can’t I get over that time when (fill in the blank)? Why don’t I feel like I belong and feel lonely most of the time?
My mother and grandmother, who I was very close with and lived with us, died within a week of each other when I was 11 years old. At my grandmother’s viewing service, I recall having an out-of-body experience looking at myself crying hysterically. Years later I had a retrieval and that part or lost essence that left that very sad day was returned. Part of the healing process is to conscientiously incorporate the returned part by actively doing something. Soon after the retrieval to my surprise I found myself, not intentionally to incorporate, sitting in a cherry tree; I should mention I was now in my 50s. It dawned on me while up there when I was around 11 years old I used to sit in our neighbors cherry tree. For me it confirmed that retrievals are authentic ways of healing and I regained and felt some of my lost childhood joy again as part of my life.
The time needed for the soul retrieval will be a minimum of 3 hours, maybe longer to insure the client is comfortable with what has been returned and what steps are needed to incorporate the returned essence. With this returned essence is the opportunity to release the “story” which caused the loss and to utilize the returned energy in creating a new life pattern.
Attendance to a 1st Saturday information session is a prerequisite.
KINDRED CIRCLE OF PEACE
Honoring the Attributes of the Directions
The Kindred Circle of Peace is a ceremony/ritual to be used to recognize the presence of God/Spirit in all of creation. Spirit is expressing Itself in many forms with many messages as an artist expresses his or her ideas in art; we can sharpen our eyes to see and ears to hear by taking the time to observer and listen. The layout is a basic cross-category reference guide between the four-cardinal directions and 10-basic aspects of nature to assist in pinpointing the specific area of life you desire to enhance or aspect you wish to explore. This is a guide to assist you in understanding our relationships as humans to nature, which we are a part of too. A Rosary like set of beads is used as a physical "hands on" instrument to assist in the path around the circle. The more you use your Rosary/beads, the more powerful energy it acquires. Learn the ceremony and create your own Rosary with beads and items at a fun interactive workshop. Scheduled according to participation.