Thoughts on Spiritual Healing
Is faith indispensable to receive the assistance we require? I believe it is.
We should not hold onto the limiting belief that unless we constantly work at what we want, what we believe we need, it will not manifest in our lives. We should let go of the fear of not being seen or heard, or wondering, ‘when will I be healed?’ Trust that the most important things in life arrive in their own time not because we’ve ‘earned them’, but because it is our birthright.
Medicine Dance Image by Susan Seddon Boulet
I still find it difficult, after all these years, to accurately convey the profound healing I received through the practice of shamanism — personally and as a shamanic practitioner. The principles and practices of shamanism have been well documented. The works of Mircea Eliade, Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, (to name a few) explain how core methods used by shamans– drumming, rattling, song, and other sacred rituals – provide a path for restoring health and joy to life. Core shamanism, devoid of specific cultural mores and codes, is a system of fundamental cross-cultural principles found in all shamanic cultures. These core methods are easily integrated into contemporary life and provide easy, safe, reliable means to manifest positive life-changing results. My remarks address the experiential aspect of core shamanism: the intimate ways in which the spirits transformed my life.