Shamanism is a spiritual practice and a way of life and is not defined as a religion. With origins in Siberia and north and central Asia, these teachings travelled around the world and were adapted by many cultures. In every culture of the world, there is someone within a community who people went to see if they had an ailment or dis-ease, were experiencing life challenges or trauma, wanted to communicate with their ancestors or a Spirit of someone recently deceased, to acquire herbal medicines from, or even to remove curses and bad medicine. It is a very grounded, practical, and effective approach to healing that is in our ancestral collective experience.
What is Shamanic Healing?
The ancient wisdom of shamanic energy healing involves tracking the exact origin in time-space of a particular wound or issue you are experiencing in your life and healing it on all levels of your Being- physical, emotional, energetic, spiritual. The results are transformational. Imagine healing whatever your emotional charge or trigger is that has created limited beliefs in and effected how you live your life and healing that in an empowered way.
If you find yourself cycling in repetitive life patterns (bad habits, addictions, attracting the same types of people and situations), have felt difficulty letting go in all life’s transitions (career/job, union/separation, death, new identity), have let fear rather than love rule your life, or experience low energy, dis-ease, or a sense of feeling “stuck”- perhaps it is time to track the absolute root cause of your issue and heal it with shamanic energy healing and enjoy living life from the freedom of a healed perspective! Imagine returning to a state of trust, love, abundance, choice and wellbeing.
All is possible with shamanic energy healing.
Shamanic energy healing is for absolutely anyone and works for people from all spiritual and cultural backgrounds. It is important to have a clear intent for what it is you would love to heal in your life, as the energy medicine works effectively when it has direction.
Likewise, the energy medicine will work with your own conscious beliefs that both you and those surrounding you hold; it is important to examine if you truly believe you can been healed, if you know miracles are possible, and if you are surrounded by people who are positive and hold the highest vision for you in your healing journey.
If you think of yourself as a deeply rooted tree, your leaves of your branches are the symptoms of your life that show you that there may be something not aligned in your life. Western medicine really only focuses on bringing relief to the symptoms that are showing up, especially when focused on prescribing medicines. In Shamanism, it is believed that if we heal the absolute root cause of the issue/limited perception, then absolutely everything above the ground will be healed in all Time & Space.
The intention is to heal this issue for all Time-Space so you can live the healed outcome you so deeply desire!
Imagine living in a way in which you feel free to move forward in your life without the same triggers, emotional response, limiting beliefs!
Imagine living free from fear and being able to participate in your life fully again, whether that means taking healthy risks and loving again, being liberated from pain or dis-ease, or feeling more content and peaceful.
Imagine developing a relationship with yourself that is based on love and self-acceptance, so that all your external relationships change in dynamic and reflect the respect you give yourself.
All of this (and more!) are not only POSSIBLE for you, but waiting for you to take action and reclaim as your birthright.
I also have written a blog post on this very topic that may interest you:
"How Shamanic Healing Can Change Your Life & All Life"
Shamanic Energy Healing & Journeys
The medicine work I share involves both energy healing, ceremonies and trance journeys. It is my role to create a safe and sacred space, and provide gentle guidance for my clients to be empowered and heal themselves.
To receive an energy healing session is a relaxing and rejuvenating gift to yourself where you would receive healing to any energy blockages in your body or chakras and an energy massage of your aura that would enhance your immune system. Energy healing can be done for a specific intent or for general wellbeing. This healing can be transmitted through light touch, in the space surrounding the body, or in a long distance session over the phone.
A session may include:
Aligning and optimizing the energy flow of the chakras
Remove crystallized energies blocking full energy flow
Extracting entities (emotions or thought forms, draining spirits/energies that deplete your nervous system)
Dealing with potential Sorcery (includes anything projected at you with a negative intention) with either a conscious or unconscious intent.
Repairing and smoothing out the aura, your energetic immune system, so that you have boosted resilience
Aligning your energy field to that of Mother Earth
Healing all aspects of dis-ease preventing wellness
Ceremonies & Spirit Journeys
Journeying is the entering into a Shamanic Trance to access the Lower World (subconscious mind), Middle World (conscious mind) and Upper World (Spirit) and meaningfully interact with the Divine Aspects of who we are, to understand ourselves, learn, and heal.
A session may include a journey that allows you to a heal a specific issue by:
Addressing the Abandonment, Betrayal & Rejection as universal themes of the human experience
Healing from any form of trauma in all Time-Space
Reclaiming your Power
Healing the harsh self-abuser, critic and Saboteur
Resolving the strong emotional triggers of an event
Processing emotion until you are complete
Meeting with and learning from your Master Self
Learning from an Animal Totem here to guide you
Understanding the big picture of your life & Destiny
Learning from your personal Akashic Record
Aligning your perception of self-image to the Truth
Meeting your Spirit Guide
Depending on the issue my client wants to address, I leave it up to the intuitive guidance I receive in the moment to allow the best possible session to unfold. I often receive some guidance as I listen carefully to what the client is ready to heal, overcome, and rise up from, during the session from their Higher Self and all the guides we both work with.
Each session addresses the issue directly, and you are never required to tell me your story. Creator knows what your story is, and there is absolutely no point putting our focus there as it has the potential to re-traumatize you.
I share about my philosophy on energy exchange/payment for sessions here: http://phoenixalchemy.net/energy-exchange
I truly know from experience that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Without a doubt, that was my experience of calling in my shamanic teacher, Algonquin midewin (Medicine Man) Pete Bernard.
As I began to awaken that I was a spiritual Being having a human experience, Life began to present to me a number of experiences that changed my life forever. As a young girl, I had many abilities that I did not realize at the time were my healing gifts, but when I was made aware how different they made me, and watched others reactions to them, I turned them off so I could feel loved and accepted in this world.
Fast forward to the year 2007, and I was working as a photographer for the local newspaper in Grande Prairie, Alberta, when I was called to give a voice to the Earth while living in this hub of the oil and gas and lumber industry. I began a journey of exploring the concept, "What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves" beyond my role as a photojournalist, which ultimately became a multimedia art installation called Out of the Blue & Into the Red. As a result, I had numerous experiences interviewing local aboriginal elders, which resulted in the invitation to my first sweatlodge near Kelly Lake, Alberta, in 2008. It was incredibly sacred to be held in the womb space of a sweatlodge, listening to prayers, witnessing ritual, and being surrounded by a community of people longing for that intentional connection to Creator. It touched me beyond words. For the work I did to bring a voice to the Earth, I was gifted my first drum made from the hide of an albino caribou, a rare and special honour. Upon returning to Edmonton, I have sweat in the Cree, Blackfoot, Lakota, Mayan and Aztec traditions. There is no other place I feel so connected to my Spirit & Creator, than inside a sweatlodge.
As I continued to attract in experiences of aboriginal teachings from a number of elders, I knew that someday I would study the healing ways. I asked Creator to provide me a teacher when I was ready to step into my calling towards medicine work, and within a few weeks I was invited to a Healing Circle and talk by Pete Bernard of the 8th Fire. I knew he was to be my teacher someday.
I joined his 2.5 year program Earning the Light at Healing Connections in Edmonton, Alberta, in September 2013 and graduated in January 2016. Upon my initiation into his lineage of ancestors that held these Medicine ways, I discovered that his grandmother 5 generations before him was given the healing powers by a rainbow Thunderbird that entered her crown chakra and gifted her the rainbow flames, which would flow from her hands and heal people. I was taken aback by this information, not only because I was given my medicine name a few years earlier- Fire Phoenix Dancer (Phoenix is a parallel being to the Thunderbird) - but I had discovered that I could throw colourful flames on the dance floor to heal people and never knew what that meant, I just knew they were filled with Love and healing energy. I knew that I needed guidance. I also knew that the right teacher had shown up in my life.
In many ways, the calling to studying shamanism is just that- a calling. It comes from deep within your heart and soul. Through the initiation into Pete Bernard's lineage of healers, I have felt an incredible amount of support in understanding my emerging gifts and learning Medicine Work.
I would never call myself a shaman or a healer but a life long to student of remembrance, self-exploration, and journeying!