Enjoy life give yourself permission

Give Yourself Permission to EnJOY Life!

I read an article recently by a success guru listing all the things that are a waste of time. I agreed with most things on the list. But the first item was “watching TV.” When I saw that, I thought I would share the following with you as some food for thought about taking some time to enjoy life …

Enjoy life give yourself permission

I never watch TV per se, but this introvert has always used a movie or a couple of streamed episodes of something (commercial free) as the best wind down to a very long day of thinking, creating, consulting, and decision making. Since I don’t currently have a significant other and my son is now in college, it is not taking precious time away from loved ones to let a screen entertain my brain. We all have things that bring us joy and for some of us, that includes cinema. 

According to the “Three Boxes of Life” by the author of another book I HIGHLY recommend, “What Color is Your Parachute,” a balanced life includes equal amounts of work, play, and learning. As a professional in helping others lead a balanced, joyful, more stress-free life, I condone including some activities that allow you to just “be” vs “do” all the time.

Being visually entertained allows my brain to recharge in ways that reading and other activities do not. I also dance, do yoga, meditate, and tons of other things to take care of myself. For me, this enjoyment of storytelling in visual form feeds my soul. I read somewhere that Buckminster Fuller felt there to be only a hand full of jobs that had any merit and entertaining others was, surprisingly, on that list. I looked for the quote, but haven’t found it yet.

On the flip side, being bombarded by commercials that lead you to believe that no matter what you have you need more and watching news that makes you think the world is a very unsafe place and keeps you in fear is definitely not a good idea. That, I wholeheartedly agree with.

In almost all things, I believe in the 80/20 rule … more like 90/10. Ninety percent of the time you do things or eat things that are good for you, that are leading you towards the goals you are wishing to achieve in your personal and business life, as well as your health. 10% of the time, however, you give yourself permission to enJOY life, whatever that means for you.

Of course, if your life is out of balance, you are overweight or facing some serious health issue, or your career or finances are in serious trouble, then you have to do whatever it takes to turn that around and that means 100% of the time doing exactly the right actions to get you there.

May you truly enjoy life,
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P.S. We all need support sometimes, no matter who we are, how much work we have done on ourselves, or how successful we have become. I offer consulting to help you and your business improve as well as long distance energy healing sessions to help you break through your barriers to success, happiness, and inner peace.

 

Flower Essences Aromatherapy Herbs for Health

Nutrition & Herbs, Aromatherapy, & Flower Essences – Nature’s Natural Healers

 

Nutrition & Herbs, Aromatherapy, & Flower Essences – Nature’s Natural Healers

Plants are nature’s healers. Flower essences, aromatherapy (essential oils), herbal supplements, powders, and tincture all provide powerful support for the human body. 

Flower Essences Aromatherapy Herbs for Health

Practically every vegetable you can imagine offers some beneficial nutrients that support the human body. The same is true of herbs. Yet what you get from broccoli is different from what you get by eating a carrot. Both are beneficial. Both are vegetables. Yet they are each unique and offer different forms of support for human health.

Essential oils (EOs) used in Aromatherapy also come from plants. And each one, again, offers an entirely unique benefit to the human body. Peppermint helps with nausea and stomach upset. Helichrysum helps to eliminate pain. And there are many many more.

There is another form of support offered to humans by the plant kingdom. That support is energetic in nature and comes from the flower. And just like broccoli provides different “necessary ingredients” than carrots, each flower offers a different vibration to assist.

Of all the support available from plants, according to Dr. Richard Gerber M.D., only flower essences provide assistance on all levels of our being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

There are vast differences in the nutrition available from a carrot. If it is fresh and organic, it is scientifically proven to have higher levels of “the good stuff” than one that is frozen and grown in nutrient-depleted soil and was inundated with chemicals.

The same is true for any plant-based product. There are many factors that determine the quality and potency of essential oils and flower essences.

The number of nutrients in the soil, the location and habitat, other plants and even rocks in the vicinity, if they are grown naturally and organically or sprayed with chemicals and are GMO. If they are harvested at their peak.

The method used to get the oil out of the plant greatly affects its medicinal qualities. Low temperature and pressure with no chemicals is vital to an essential oil’s quality and potency. It must be sealed airtight – just like the Egyptians did with the essential oil jars they buried with the pharaohs. Sunlight, heat, and air can destroy the delicate nature of an aromatherapy oil.

If produce doesn’t say “organic,” then it isn’t. If an essential oil doesn’t say that it is organic & steam distilled, then it isn’t.

Flower Essences, Essential Oils, Herbs for Healing

Now we move on to the more mysterious energy-based (and in my opinion most powerful) form of support offered by the plants – the flower essence.

Anyone can cut a few flower blooms and place them in a bowl of water, set it in the sun, and call it a flower essence.

The physical aspect of “creating” an essence only accounts for between 5 and 15% of its quality and effectiveness.

A rose is not a rose is not a rose. And a flower essence is not a flower essence is not a flower essence.

There are literally hundreds of factors that can affect the result when creating flower essences.

Again the growing conditions are very important. So is the location. I’ve made a flower essence from the same species of daisy in two separate locations – on the north shore of Lake Ontario and in the high desert in the American Southwest. Both were made at the peak of bloom in the same sacred way. I even used the very same bowl. Yet the resulting essences are vastly different in vibration and even their primary purpose (or benefit) is different.

The date and time the essence is made affect the result just like the date, time, and location of your birth impacts who you are.

Approximately 20% of the overall result is based on the consciousness level of the person who makes the essence. (I actually thought this percentage would be higher).

Read Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior to learn about what I mean when I talk about consciousness level. (I’m also writing my own book about this subject, but it won’t be out for awhile.)

A full 50% of the end result is based on the relationship between the person making the essence and the Divine Presence or Spirit of the plant – known by many names including Flower Deva.

These are the rudiments of figuring out the difference between a truly powerful (almost miraculous) flower essence and one that has much less power or benefit for the end user.

Many people have indicated that Dancing Dolphin Oils and Mists are the only essences they can actually feel and notice a difference with. Others use them exclusively, over all other options, for themselves and their clients.

Since, as healing therapies go, all flower essences are easily affordable, why not ensure you are getting the very best.

Blessings,

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I Crashed and Burned So You Don’t Have To!

I had everything everyone chasing the American Dream thinks they want. I had a prestigious job with excellent pay, a gorgeous little red sports car, a handsome man in my life, a fabulous house, and I got to enjoy exotic travel really often. I was an engineer and the only female manager at the pharmaceutical manufacturing facility where I worked. Forty people reported directly to me.  I was at the top of my game …

But along with the great career came a ridiculous amount of stress.

The plant where I worked was installing a plantwide computer system to handle inventory, materials tracking, etc. It was my job to implement the system “on the floor.” I had to teach big burly material handlers how to use a computer. Some of them were even uncomfortable using calculators. As the system went live, every five minutes Read more

Your Blocks to Success

9 Things You Must Overcome to Manifest Your Desires & Live a Joy-Filled Life

Every personal empowerment workshop, every coaching program, every energy healing session, and every shamanic healing experience, should have as its aim a way to help you identify, heal, and release these 9 things that you must overcome to manifest your desires and live a joy-filled life.

I call them the “9 Deadly Sins.”

They each represent a way of thinking and believing that do not serve you. These ways of perceiving and viewing the world keep you firmly trapped in the life you are currently living. They keep you from becoming the best version of yourself and from having, doing, and experiencing the things you desire … no matter how much you visualize, pray, or how hard you try. 

You can’t take all the blame for these 9 disempowering ways of thinking. You’ve been … Read more

Free Guided Meditation for Dolphins, Whales, and Water

Help Us Heal the Oceans with the Free Guided Meditation for Dolphins, Water, and More

Join us for the 19th annual Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing – a powerful free guided meditation to heal and raise the vibration of all the water on planet earth and that within your own body.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 8 p.m. wherever you are in the world

(Or live with Takara at 8 p.m. Eastern)

We will take some time to send love and harmony to all the earth elements – earth, air, fire, and water, as they all seem to be behaving quite violently. 

Many many years ago, I began spontaneously seeing, feeling, and experiencing the Divine presence of dolphins in my daily meditations.  It was a time in my life when I was in dire need of energetic and emotional support as I healed from a deep emotional trauma from the past. Their Divine presence supplied both and even more. The transformation I began to experience was nothing short of miraculous.

About twenty years ago, while in conversation with Dr. Marsha Greene of Ocean Mammal Institute, I learned about the horrors of LFAS (Low-Frequency Active Sonar) used by the U.S. military and the devastation it was causing to cetaceans and other marine life. Dolphins and whales were beaching themselves in various locations all over the globe with burst eardrums.

I was so deeply upset by this news, that I cried for days and pondered what we could do to help them.

The following year, in 1998, I woke up at 4 am one morning with the words to the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing.  This powerful meditation that provided healing and a rise in vibration for all the water on planet earth also provided a way to connect in with dolphins and whales, to communicate with them, to share insight about places in the ocean to avoid, and also a way to receive insight and wisdom from them as well.

My inner knowing was that it needed to be shared with as many people as possible and that it needed to be performed on the Fall Equinox.

I contacted Barbara Wolf, who maintained an email list about upcoming global meditations, and asked that she announce the meditation to her list. Barbara wrote me back encouraging me to contact David J. Adams in Australia about this. She did not indicate why.

I sent an email to David and during the conversation that ensued, I discovered that he had received a global guided meditation to heal the oceans back in 1992. The words for his meditation had been dictated to him by St. Germaine while in meditation. We decided to share with one another our meditations. The similarity was downright eerie and completely profound. Here David was on the opposite side of the world receiving an almost identical meditation to the one I received 6 years later.

We decided to hold them at the same time and have done so every Spring and Fall Equinox ever since. It is literally a wave that goes around the world as people join in at 8 p.m. wherever they are in the world. Just like the New Year celebration begins in New Zealand and Australia, these global water healing meditations do as well.

Every year more and more people join in and every year the energies brought in and experienced during the meditations have become stronger. As things become more and more chaotic on our planet, the need to come together to offer healing, harmony, balance, and peace is needed more than ever before.

I have spent over 20 years clearing, healing, growing and evolving into the “Chalice of Divine Frequencies” that I have become. Channels began calling me “Queen of the Dolphins” and “Chalice of Divine Frequencies” almost 2 decades ago. The dimensions I now access and the frequencies I am now able to hold are vastly improved since then. On a recent live global meditation call that I was asked to lead, one of the people on the call commented that my presence (energy) was superlative. It’s my job really to be able to hold and transmit these energies during group events such as the upcoming Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing. It’s what the dolphins “called” me to do so many years ago. I know that sounds like an egoic thing to say. It is not coming from that place. I share it so you know that if you are at all sensitive to energy, you are very likely to feel something as you participate in this beautiful free guided meditation.

It is not only a way to be of service to the planet but also to assist in your own personal spiritual journey and evolution.

 

 

For more information about the meditation, visit this link to visit my Dolphin Empowerment website.

The Power of Words Conscious Language

The Power of Words – Using Conscious Language to Manifest Your Desires

The Power of Words Using Conscious Language

How many times have you set goals, visualized your desired outcome, created and repeated positive affirmations, and yet still not achieved what you had hoped? There are numerous potential causes for this.

Sometimes it’s simply a matter of WORDS.

Every sound you utter sends out an energy wave (or prayer) that aids in creating the world you experience. With every sentence you speak, you are literally improving or destroying your health, relationships, finances, and more.

The most powerful example I have ever heard about the use of conscious language – or actually the misuse of conscious language – was a story told to me directly by the woman who had the experience. This woman had developed an incurable disease of the eyes. She was quickly going blind, and it had gotten to the point where she could no longer read. Her physicians said there was nothing they could do.

Being very determined and not liking what she heard from the doctors, she turned to alternative therapies for a possible cure – something she would never have done had she not been in this desperate situation. A friend recommended she see someone that did crystal healing. She thought that sounded ridiculous but decided to give it a try.

During her appointment, the crystal healing therapist asked her to describe herself, her life, etc. and the therapist let her talk for about 10 minutes.

Suddenly, the therapist stopped her and said: “Did you know that in the last 10 minutes you said the words ‘I hate to see’ 15 times?”

The woman was shocked.

She used the words “I hate to see” before many things. “I hate to see the way the world is going.” “I hate to see how they are treating the children in schools.” On and on she made reference to “I hate to see” this or that.

This was literally an eye opening experience. She switched her words and improvements started almost immediately. She now has good vision.

How Many Words Do You Use that Destroy Your Ability to Achieve Your Desires?

NEVER NEVER NEVER say “I’m Sorry.”

Two of the most powerful words in the English language are the words

I AM.

These words tell every part of you – your personality, your subconscious, your ego, your spirit – who you are. They define WHO YOU ARE. Be very careful what you place behind those words.

When you say “I’m sorry,” you are saying that WHO YOU ARE is a sorry individual, someone who is worthless, despicable, and bad. Replace the words “I’m sorry” with “I apologize.”

Anyone who eliminates the words “I’m sorry” from their vocabulary will increase their self-esteem almost immediately!

The same goes for “I’m sick.” “I’m tired.” “I’m stupid.” – you get the idea. Replace those with “I feel ___” and eliminate the stupid comment altogether.

What Does Conscious Language Have to Do With Goal Achievement?

Another very important aspect of conscious language is the LAW OF FOCUS. What ever we place our attention on is what we create. It’s important to focus on the positive thing we desire rather than the negative thing we want to avoid. For example, never focus on NOT AGING. Focusing on not aging ensures that you will age . . . and quickly. Instead focus on being healthy, vibrant, and youthful.

An interesting and often overlooked part of all this is the need to avoid words that are negating a negative.

What the heck do I mean by that?

A word like LIMITLESS is actually drawing the subconscious mind to focus on LIMITS. This is NOT what we want. So saying something like LIMITLESS ABUNDANCE is placing limits on the abundance.

An example from my own life is the word EFFORTLESS.

In the past when I made affirmations, I would typically end them with the words “easy, effortless, and fun.” An example might be “Having a wonderful relationship is easy, effortless, and fun.”

This was actually drawing EFFORT into my life. Since I have eliminated that word and now only use “easy and fun” EVERYTHING has shifted. We sold our house in 2 weeks because it was “easy and fun.” – and there was no EFFORT involved. My former husband’s immigration process to the U.S. was taken care of in less than 2 months. There are many, many other examples of how this change in language has made things move very quickly and easily for me.

How Being Clairaudient and Clairsentient Can Greatly Assist You With Conscious Language

As I’ve said many times, every person has a gift, talent, or skill. We also all have the ability to see, hear, and/or sense subtle energy. When it comes to conscious language, two of these spiritual gifts or skills come in mighty handy.

The first is the ability to hear clairaudiently. When creating positive affirmations, the ability to hear your Higher Self and guides give you the “power words” you need to say out loud or even chant as a mantra is a very empowering thing. In fact, when words “come in” that way, they are often the most powerful words and insights you will ever encounter.

The other powerful skill, one of my super powers, is being clairsentient. The more you develop you inner knowing and your ability to feel energy, the easier it is to feel (knowing instantly) if a certain word or phrase is beneficial or detrimental. The second someone else says a word or phrase, I have instantaneous feedback in my own body about how it feels. Some words and phrases make me smile and think “wow, that’s empowering.”I can literally feel the energy (or power) rise up in the person when they state the phrase. Others make me want to recoil and run away at the level of detriment they cause.

The whole discussion above about “I’m sorry” comes from that place. I can literally feel how detrimental it is for so many people when they say that. It’s like they are standing there, maybe somewhat empowered, and then they say those words. I can feel their energy (power) instantly drop a whole lot of notches. It is a particularly bad phrase to say for someone having confidence, worthiness, or self-esteem issues. Women, in particular, tend to face that. There are a lot of reasons why that I won’t cover in this article.

I know that discussion flies in the face of a very popular set of words people say all day every day. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Vitale is a great guy. But those words are definitely not what I recommend. In fact, when I used to hear people talk about Honopono, I would immediately follow it up with “oh no!” It was my own little joke to diffuse the disharmonious energy I was feeling in my body.

My dear friend, Linda Shay, uses these words instead:
“Thank you.
I love you.
God bless you. (or whatever word resonates)
We are One.”

From a conscious language perspective, those are infinitely better. Instead of “God bless you,” I would probably say “Bless you” which gives you the power to bless. That in itself is a great way to become more empowered.

Being able to feel (in your own body) the benefit or detriment of something is imperative when you are on a conscious spiritual path or just trying to live life. It is how you know which teachers and teachings to follow, what things to believe, what things to avoid (including food, alternative healing methods, supplements, people, situations), and so much more. That’s the reason I so highly recommend people learn pendulum dowsing. It is the fastest way I’ve ever come across to fine-tune and enhance your intuition, your ability to “know,” and to get in tune with the feeling body that is one of your greatest spiritual instruments.

Review your own affirmations and the words you say out loud or just to yourself and see how positive you are actually being.

It definitely makes a difference!

Blessings,

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Negative Energy Protection

Negative Energy Protection – Practical Energy Healing Tools for Everyday Life

Negative Energy Protection

Not everyone is sensitive to negative, detrimental, or disharmonious energy. But everyone can benefit from negative energy protection.

 Being able to detect detrimental energies – meaning you can feel it – has little to do with whether it has a negative impact on you or not. Illness, lack of energy, even an unwanted emotion being present can often be traced back to a person’s encounter with a negative energy of one kind or another. Lack of finances, health, love, and other desirables can often be caused by disharmonious energies being present in your energy field or your environment. We are talking about every aspect of your life here.

I read somewhere that a medical study done in a German hospital indicated that 85% of cancer can be directly linked to where Hartmann (or ley) lines cross the person’s body in their bed while they sleep. 85% is a huge number. Does that mean that we could prevent 85% of cancer issues by simply moving a person’s bed? The study seems to indicate that there is a strong argument for that.

Being in a location where ley lines cross is only one of numerous negative energetics that can cause humans and all living things a great deal of real trouble.

The whole energetic science of Feng Shui is devoted to working with and “curing” these problem energies in your home, office, store, and other locations.

I was delighted to meet Jami Lin. She has written several wonderful and highly acclaimed books about Feng Shui including The Essence of Feng Shui. Her newest work is called Color Alchemy: Self Mastery with Color.

 

There are numerous potential causes of detrimental energetics:

From the seemingly harmless act of someone being angry with you and throwing negative thoughts your way all the way up to elaborate curses put on you or even your ancestors, other people can seriously screw you up. Disincarnate entities or ghosts do exist. You can pick up the negative emotions of another simply by looking them in the eye or reacting emotionally to anything they say.

The more you work on yourself personally and spiritually, raising your own vibration and connecting more with Divinity, the greater your sensitivity will become to both beneficial and detrimental energetics.

Regardless of your sensitivity, clearing out the negative can hugely improve your health and your life.

 

Specific Questions About Negative Energy Protection

One of my Seed of Divine Restoration clients emailed asking a few questions concerning negative energy protection. I felt that the topics she was asking about could assist others. So I got permission from her to share the questions and responses with you.

Brenda writes: “Hi! I don’t know if you remember me, but I had a most wonderful session with you last November, the week before Thanksgiving. Thank you, again, it was most awesome and when I reflect on it, I feel this most incredible, loving, peaceful feeling!!

I need some guidance on how to handle a particular situation. I have a life partner that tends to be on the negative side. I have found the more spiritually in tune I become, the more sensitive I am to negative energy.”

Takara’s response: “You are correct in those statements and I think it will only increase.”

Brenda writes: “So, I have two questions. #1: What can I do to be stronger and not be affected by negative energy?”

Takara’s response: “Clear and seal your energy field twice a day.

 

To Help With Negative Energy Protection:

I highly recommend using:

  • The free Daily Harmony meditation that not only helps you clear and seal your field but also helps repair any tears or rebuild an energy field that has been shattered.
  • Clear yourself and your space with dowsing. It is extremely simple, fast, and effective. Also, dowsing is the fastest way I know to fine-tune and enhance your intuition. That way, you can receive insights, inspirations, and wisdom from within. It is a deeply empowering practice. 
  • A BioElectric Shield – I wear a gold one every single day.”

Brenda Writes: “And #2: What can I do in our home environment that clears and keeps away negative energy? She likes to watch Court TV and other TV shows that are filled with negative energy–I swear I can feel it coming right out of the TV into our home. Most of the time, she will watch these shows with headphones on so I can’t hear anything, but it doesn’t seem to matter, I still feel it. I explained to her that I don’t want my home filled with negative energy. She says she understands, but I think she thinks I’m crazy and/or weak and she continues to watch those shows. I realize it’s not fair of me to ask her not to watch them, so what can I do to protect myself and to clear the energy in our home?”

Takara’s response: “As a former police officer, Raven (my ex.) used to greatly enjoy watching Law and Order and I had the same thing going on. I could literally feel the negative energy in the room as if it was a physical negative presence.

Here is something you can do. See a giant funnel above your entire house. Like a cone with the wide end just above your roof and the point way up higher in the air. Ask that this clearing device be placed there permanently. It is like a great cosmic vacuum cleaner. It takes away negativity and transforms it with a full spectrum of light and frequency. Also, ask for (and imagine) a giant rainbow filter (rainbow light about 2 inches thick) to be placed in front of the television screen – as big as the screen. That should take care of anything being emitted. Redo those at least once a week. I think you will see a huge difference.”

If you have a hard time imagining the rainbow, then use any color that comes to mind – from white light to violet to gold to mint green. You will know the perfect color. And feel free to change it as you are guided to. Violet is always a good choice as the violet ray is powerful at clearing. 

Daily Harmony by Debbie “Takara” Shelor

Just a reminder that the Daily Harmony meditation is a truly powerful way to start your day, keep your body and energy field clear of harmful, detrimental, or disharmonious energies, and to stay centered and at peace. Best of all – it is a free gift from me to you.

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Shamanism

The Healing Power of Shamanism

Shamanism

What is Shamanism and Who is a Shaman?

A person who practices shamanism can be defined as someone who sees in the dark (psychically, energetically). Another description is someone who works in the unseen or spiritual realms.

Shaman is actually a Tungus word that comes from Siberia. It is commonly used in reference to a person who has special abilities and training in working in these spiritual energetic realms for the healing of individuals, the betterment of their community, and for being of service to humanity.

The term does not mean the same thing as Medicine Man (or woman) or Holy Man (woman). These are terms that describe different types of leaders, healers, and priests within many tribal cultures. The roles of these people vary from culture to culture and follow historical and traditional guidelines.

In contemporary society, these words are often interchanged, over used, and misunderstood.

Today we have energy healers, herbalists, homeopaths, naturopaths, and countless other methods and modalities for healing. There are a myriad of devices that attempt to assist people in the healing of physical and mental or emotional dis-ease. Many of these modern approaches are effective within their scope of purpose.

Shamanism is Holistic in Nature

This approach to healing is multifaceted and holistic. The focus is on the whole person: body, mind, and soul. Healing takes place within the spiritual (energetic) realms and then affects the mental/emotional and physical bodies as it penetrates and affects the whole being. The Shaman also often recommends changes in the person’s lifestyle and thought patterns.

A person is made up of more than just their physical body. They have a mental, emotional, and spiritual body as well. These bodies outside the physical body are known as the aura. Each “body” vibrates faster than the one below it. The physical body is the densest. The particles that make up this body are the slowest moving and therefore can be seen with normal vision. Surrounding the physical body is the mental body. Outside of it is the emotional body and finally the spiritual body. These bodies can be seen by people trained and/or gifted with psychic sight also known as clairvoyance.

There is also the gift of hearing what cannot normally be heard, known as clairaudience. And simply “knowing” things without psychic sight or vision is known as being clairsentient. A Shaman uses these skills to work in the energy bodies to transform disharmonious energies.

Disease Begins Outside the Physical Body

From a Shamanic perspective, disease (dis-ease), illness, imbalance and dis-harmony usually start in the outer, more ethereal energy bodies. These imbalances or disharmonious energies in the energy bodies (fields) can occur because of many factors including detrimental beliefs and fears, curses and negative thought projections from others, ancestral issues, alcohol and/or drug use, negative thought forms, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, past life and other traumas, negative energies in the home or workplace, entity attachments, etc.

If the imbalance is not corrected, it then moves inward through the emotional and mental and finally manifests in the physical body as disease. If you heal or transform the imbalance at the spiritual level, all of the other bodies, including the physical body, will be affected.

A Shaman has the ability to locate and work with these imbalances in the person’s energy field using energetic tools and the skills mentioned earlier. Assuming the person then takes positive steps to change their lifestyle, beliefs, and behaviors, true and permanent healing can occur.

Let’s look at an example such as cancer.

Western Medicine is Not Holistic in Nature

Western medicine approaches disease from a combative point of view using surgery and medications. They are trained to diagnose and treat disease. They seldom look for the underlying cause and rarely concern themselves with the mental, emotional, or spiritual factors. Therefore the treatments are directed at the densest lowest level, the physical body, of the individual.

This type of cure can, and often is, effective. It is also often only temporary. In medical terms, they call it remission because they know it is likely to return.

From a Shamanic perspective, since the energetic cause of the disease has not been addressed, no healing has occurred. The energetic imbalance that caused the disease in the first place still exists in the energy field. Thus the pattern will often reoccur in the physical body at a later time.

A few things have to occur in order for true healing to take place.

A person has to take responsibility for their choices and behaviors that have created the disease.

They have to learn about, take responsibility for, and make changes that will allow healing to take place. Then they have to find someone, a Shaman, who can assist them in their healing process.

Once the energy pattern is corrected, the person must continue to live a new lifestyle, acting and thinking in entirely new ways, in order to maintain their new level of health. If they simply return to their old patterns of acting and thinking, they are likely to create the same problems all over again.

Shamanic healing is a personal journey.

A Shaman or Healer is someone who can assist a person along this journey: to guide, to facilitate and to encourage. It is ultimately up to the person themselves, however, whether healing occurs or not.

Shamanic healing – like other forms of alternative or complementary medicine – is often done in conjunction with, or in addition to, traditional western medicine. (Anyone with a serious condition should seek professional assistance from a trained healthcare practitioner.)

Even some western medical doctors are studying shamanism these days. My former husband, Raven, had the privilege of providing them with a sweat lodge experience when they’ve visited Santa Fe, New Mexico for such training.

 

This article was co-written by Raven Hicks and D. Takara Shelor.

 

To learn more about sweat lodge and a few other shamanic practices, read my bestselling book Peering Through the Veil.

 

Beginning Each Day in a Natural Way to Improve Health and Reduce Stress

Beginning Each Day in a Natural Way to Improve Health and Reduce Stress

Beginning Each Day in a Natural Way

Starting your day this way will improve health and reduce stress. Find out how.

How do you start your day?

I begin my day before 6 a.m. – before anyone else is awake in my household. I intend to wake up that early and I do so without an alarm clock.

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Trailer for My Bestselling Meditation Book Peering Through the Veil

For anyone looking for a meditation book to help them become centered, balanced, and at peace regardless of outer circumstance. Meditation is the answer you’ve been seeking. In my bestselling meditation book, Peering Through the Veil, I walk you through numerous forms of meditation and help you experience and sample them all so you can decide which feels most natural and most uplifting.

 

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