Many people ask me “What is a shaman?” or “What is Shamanism?”
(Deep breath) A Shaman is a type of priest, a healer, a psychiatrist, they were the first medicine people. They are a conduits between heaven and earth, walkers between the worlds, with one foot in the here and now, with all its beauty and pain, and one foot in the other-world, a world of potential, of grace, of spirit, of energy.
A shaman sees the world through different eyes. We can only see a tiny fraction of the light available to us, all the colours we can see, all the lights and images we know is minuscule compared to what actually Is.
98% of our DNA (scientists claim,) is just ‘Junk.’
99.9999999% of all solid matter is empty space.
Which means that less than 1% of this world we live in is actually solid matter! Its heavy, present, full of joy, pleasure, pain and suffering.
99% of life here is energetic, space, spirit, light, a shaman works in this 99% world, affecting the 1% world we live in.
Everything you see in front of you is a result of your thoughts and beliefs. Everything you can see, feel, touch, smell, taste, is a dream You created, therefore all of the events you see, the life circumstances your experience, and the people in your life who push your buttons are a part of your inner landscape.
So if your landscape is full of scare-city, pain, suffering, grief, then that is what you will see, experience and know, but if you heal these wounds within, you will know the gifts inside them, instead you will experience abundance, pleasure, joy, happiness.
During my training on the medicine wheel to become a shaman of the Inca tradition, I got to meet my ancestors, they were called through us to speak to us. I met an ancestor who lived in the early 1900's in New York, called Kenny. He was a fun loving kinda guy, an entrepreneur, dreamer, no one took him seriously, he turned to drink and gambling and eventually died of a heart attack. He said he felt like he was one of life’s losers. When we said goodbye he left me a gift “keep shining your gifts, your talents...and keep em laughing, people need to laugh, even if they think they don’t…”
During my interview process, to start my healing journey, I said I felt like a loser.
I felt I didn’t seem to be getting anywhere in life, each time I tried to do something I seemed to sabotage it. I started to cry tears of grief, sadness and anger, where did all this come from? I was tested to see if I had an entity within my luminous energy field, I tested positive.
You see spirits can live within your luminous energy field, they feel just like your own energy so you wouldn’t know it was there, living through you; the entity was Kenny.
We were connected because we both felt like losers, that was the hook, together we attracted situations in our life that made us feel like losers, opportunities would slip through our fingers, fear would grasp us. He was honoured, thanked, and sent on his way home.
During the illumination process lots of hucha (Heavy energy; we don't use the term 'negative energy') came out, thick dark smog. My luminous energy field was opened up and crystallised energy that became stuck was extracted, this blocked my own energy flow, heavy lumps over my chest and throat were removed, the hook, the 'Loser' part of me was removed. Then light was poured all through me, filling up all the gaps that were left in its place, I felt peaceful, still, sacred, I reached infinity.
My fight or flight pattern was switched off allowing me to rest in peace. When I came back into the room I felt silly, I laughed a little, I brought back joy and something else, 'Who cares?!' I laughed, 'Who cares if I’m a loser!?' I laughed more, I felt free, I felt love. I raised up my arms, 'So what?!” I felt free to be me. I still feel that if I fall or fail, I can laugh and get back up and carry on with joy in my heart.
Shamanic healing is a transformational tool, a blessing, a gift, its like coming home, its like finding your family, its like falling in love. To experience it you must be ready to give all of yourself, to open up fully and embrace all of who you are, the good and the bad.
Miracles do happen, it’s totally up to you if you want them to.
So what is shamanism? Its miracle making.
Shamanism has been a passion and an inspiration for me for many years now.