* Shamanic counseling–Platica
* Shamanic journeying with power animals, spirit guides and guided journeys
* Soul Mending (See details below)
* Cord cutting ceremonies (See details below)
* Curse removal
* Entity extraction (De-possession)
* Ancestral healing (Issues arising from or by ancestors)
* Vibrational Drum healing & sound (See details below)
* Aztec visionary and balancing bodywork (See details below)
* Amazonian Tukuma needles (See details below)
Tukuma Needles - Amazonian Needle Palm: Opening the Rivers of Light
This rare and unique healing technique comes from the Upper Brazilian Amazon. Shamans and healers are using it for physical and emotional diagnosis and for healing. The Tukuma is a tall palm tree that bears sweet date fruits, to protect them from sweet-toothed monkeys and other animals, the tree ingeniously grows long and very sharp black needles in thick rings around its trunk. For our purpose, you can also use any different natural sharp needles, such as porcupine or hedgehog quills, cactus spines, and even toothpicks.
Our largest organ, the skin, wraps around our entire body and is equipped with millions of sensory receptor cells as an alert system or survival mechanism known as Fight or Flight. It responds to external stimuli, such as touch, temperature, and pain, by creating electrical impulses throughout our body and sending them to our brain. Needles can stimulate, invigorate, and activate the body’s entire nervous system by sending messages to the spinal cord and brain, and from there to the organs that need healing.
The client lies on his/her stomach, face down, preferably fully naked or wearing minimal underwear. We start with energy cleansing by blowing Trago and brushing the client with green leaves, feathers and using smudging. By stroking and poking the entire back, neck, palms, and sole of the feet we are releasing blocked energies, muscles, and releasing the Rivers of Lights - the Meridians.
“I could not sleep, except finally at 6 a.m., I fell asleep for 4 hrs. Even with the lack of sleep, I feel better today—somewhat more energized and calmer at the same time.”
“I’ve had a much more intense emotional reaction to this last session than to the previous sessions. Lots of grief, despair, sadness, helplessness. . . so I’m just giving it as much room as possible. And by last night I had a migraine. Interesting!”
“This really amazing thing happened: yesterday was the most stressful day I’ve had in years, and I feel absolutely exhausted, but I have no headache. This is a miracle.”
“I felt so balanced today during the Tukuma needles . . . at peace with them . . . accepting of their pain, and grateful for the relief they bring me for the left shoulder.”
Vibrational Drum Healing - Going deeper
Much healing is achieved by the administration or guiding of energy vibrations into what we call the physical and energy bodies, which creates a harmonious flow. Drumming vibrations can penetrate deeper and with more precision than rattles, other musical instruments, or vocal sounds. Drumming vibrations penetrate the skin, go into our tissues and inner organs, and go even deeper into the skeleton and bones—our structure. The vibration of drums synchronizes the brain faculties, helps us enter into higher awareness and consciousness, releases emotional stress and traumas, and boosts the immune system.
Today there is a lot of scientific research into the effect of drumming on our brain and its healing benefits. Most shamanic traditions use a drum for communication or ceremonies but not always specifically for healing. The frame drum came to us from the East, from Siberia and Mongolia, and traveled to the Americas with human migrations. Drums carry a great deal of symbolism. The circular wooden frame covered by an animal skin represents the skin of Mother Earth, thus of the feminine energies. The circular shape represents the complete life cycle as there is no beginning and no end, just like the circle we sit in around a fire. We are sitting on the Earth at the same eye level as equals. There are no students, no teachers. We are all one. We are all the same. The drumstick represents the masculine energy that awakens the heartbeat.
We bring all of those elements to healing when we drum over the client’s body. Drumming isn’t about the power of the banging; it is about listening carefully to each of the Earth’s heartbeats as we communicate with her. Creating dialogue and relationship with the true healer, Mother Earth.
Soul Mending – Healing Traumas with Soul Retrieval and Integration
All across shamanic traditions soul loss—the wounding or fragmentation of a person’s soul as a result of sudden fear, trauma, abuse, accidents, war, conflicts, and so on, especially when it’s suffered at an early age—is seen as a leading cause of illnesses, immune-system deficiencies, and all-around dysfunction of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
Sometimes a soul loss can accrue in other ways, such as soul stealing by another person to keep part of that person’s power or through soul exchange, for example between lovers or parents and children to become dependents. Sometimes a soul loss did not even occur in this lifetime but is hidden in a long-gone past life. I have witnessed this for some of my clients—as a fallen knight in England, a woman healer in France, and sex worker in India. If not treated, soul loss can result in a permanent condition, repeating dysfunctional patterns, and avoidance of engaging in life’s opportunities.
What is the soul? No one can tell you for sure. But we all know it as that unattached, energetic essence that is free to move in and out of our bodies and makes us uniquely ourselves. You might want to think of Soul healing as trying to find and fit lost pieces of yourself as you put together the jigsaw puzzle of your true self. If you could see those missing pieces, you would have a complete beautiful picture. I can’t imagine there is anything more healing and satisfying than that.
How can you tell if you have a soul loss? Many of my clients complain of feeling detached, empty, devoid of purpose; they think they are living an aimless life and are unable to concentrate with no hope. Some deep experience depression and have suicidal thoughts. Many simply, have suffered a memory loss of crucial years from early childhood. Some say that their heart is closed and they can’t feel love. As one client said once, “I feel as if there is a hole in my heart.”
To fully benefit from this work, the client must go through a conscious process of uniting with that lost part and becoming its caretaker. Nobody can do this for her. Additional shamanic journeys may be needed to meet and welcome back the lost part. The client may need to conceive of specific ways to heal the old wounds. It also helps the client to be aware and acknowledge the changes that happened in her life in the aftermath. The client needs a supportive group of people who can be with her as those changes happen, and she needs to consult with the shaman about how to make true physical changes in her everyday life that will reflect and honor her newfound part. I ask my clients to adopt a doll for two weeks, or more, that can remind them of themselves at the age that the soul loss occurred. I ask them to take care of it around the clock—talk with it, feed it, bathe it, and take it to work—as a constant reminder. It works miraculously.
Aztec "Seeing" and Balancing
This simple-to-use Aztec modality of bodywork can be used for diagnostic reading and for healing. It allows the shaman to tap into the body-stored memories and bring them to the surface and enables him to have a dialogue with his client. It allows the healer to unravel incidents, relationships, and memories the client never previously shared or told you about. At the same time, it resets and rebalances the client’s mind, body, and spirit energies. As he move his hands on the client’s entire body, he has to connect to spirit, listen deeply to his heart, trust his intuition, and have faith in the process. In this modality, the healer and the client are encouraged to simultaneously share what each of them “sees” or feels as it is happening.
The client lies on her back—this can be done fully clothed—either on a table or on the floor. The healer does energy clearing first, using either your hands or feathers, to remove any negative energy the client might have. Then he lay his left hand, the receiving hand, lightly on the client’s navel. Close your eyes and open yourself up to receiving messages from spirit, either by feeling or through visions or call on your power animals for help. The navel represents the center of the universe and the cradle of life. More than seventy thousand nerve endings in our body converge in the navel, which makes it a very sensitive center. In addition, at the center of our palm, there are more nerve endings than almost anywhere else on the body (except our feet). This meeting of these two highly sensitive energy centers, in turn, connects us to our nerve impulses, which come from the brain. The nervous system is what is responsible for our emotions and thoughts as well as our body movements.
Shamanic Cord Cutting Ceremony - remove attachments
The shamanic Cord Cutting Ceremony is the practice of severing invisible or translucent energy cords, believed to be tying us emotionally and spiritually with another person or group of people and sometimes with natural places. Poisoned hooks attach these invisible cords to different organs of our bodies or part of our physical body. It manifested in physical pain, energy blockage, and unexplained symptoms. It usually is shown as profound guilt, manipulation, destructive thoughts patterns that do not belong to you, fear as stomachaches and much more.
The ceremony is performed by the client who lays down or sitting up, calls her Spirit Guide and asks it to enter from the crown of the head, down and show her to where that cord is attached to, to whom it may lead, and what the cause of that attachment. Once that is established the client informs that person/entity that she is going to sever the cords and free herself from these unhealthy relationships. Then with a wood dagger or spear, she will sharply and strongly cut the cord. Then move to the next one.
The shaman can do this Ceremony also by using typically a Chunta spear or dagger (some shamans use metal also) he then would sharply and decisively cut those cords all around the person’s body. Usually, it is part of the Limpia ceremony when necessary.