So last week, I experienced some Shamanic Healing. What is Shamanic healing I hear you ask, well…
Shamanic healing is an ancient spiritual practice, traditionally used in tribal culture. Shamans were the medicine men of the community. They are said to be able to enter alternative states of consciousness, communicate with the spirit world and impart their knowledge here in the physical world. They look for the emotional cause of your issues and can recover lost parts of your soul, that apparently break off when you go through pain in your life. They use chanting and a number of tools to rid your body of any negative energy and in my case.. they spit in your face (not as bad as it sounds, it wasn’t actual spit… more of a spray)!
I know this kind of thing isn’t for everyone, but I love experiencing anything new spiritually. I fully believe there’s more out there and this year I told myself I was going to learn as much as I physically could. This means trying lots of new things, so I went ahead and booked it.
Now, I don’t know what I was expecting but what I experienced wasn’t it!
Firstly, I half expected to be greeted by a man dressed in full tribal gear. Instead I was met with a man of similar age to me, who looked like he had just come back from a gap year in Thailand.
I’ve tried Crystal Healing, Reiki, Sound Healing and even trained in energy healing myself. I’ve had more trips to the psychic than I’ve had trips to the dentist… but this is definitely the strangest thing I’ve ever done.
You have to go into these things with an open mind and I did, but even still it kind of blew me away.
I’ve attached this link, so you can get an idea of just what goes on at a shamanic healing session. This one took place in Peru and is actually quite tame compared to some, but it will give you an idea. It was a little similar to mine, although mine was in Southend, in the back room of a crystal shop. And this guy wasn’t spat on.
So after a quick consultation with the Shaman, I was ready to go. I didn’t go with any idea of the areas I needed working on, so my consultation was quite brief. He told me that the treatment can get a little scary at times, depending on the level of pain you’ve experienced in your life. Some people have a hard time letting go of past trauma and can get quite distraught. I almost left there and then, but I’m glad I stuck with it now.
The room had already been cleared of negative energy before I got there, so just me to go. The Shaman used a smudge stick and a large feather to cleanse my energy, before and during the treatment. He also used a wooden rattle and a schacapa rattle, which is basically a bundle of leaves. This is done to wash off any of the outside world, so any negativity you may have brought in with you.
This treatment was intense. I was laying down and the Shaman was holding his hands over various parts of my body. I had my eyes closed but I could feel everything he was doing. I could tell when there was an area that needed working on, because all of a sudden it got really hot. Each time I felt a pain, he felt it too and suddenly I came over quite nauseous which was when he told me he needed to clear some negativity from my stomach.
The whole time, he was giving me messages from ‘the other side’. I’m assuming Shamans receive these messages, in a similar way to how a psychic would. Either way, I found it fascinating because everything he said was spot on.
As he cleared this negative energy, it was the strangest feeling. It’s similar to the feeling that you get with Reiki etc and it feels almost like something is being pulled out of you. If you’ve had energy healing before, you’ll understand what I mean. He spent quite a while working on this area and when it was clear he used the same technique to fill the space with positive energy.
My mind was going mad at first, but after a while it cleared and by the end of the treatment I didn’t even feel like I was in my own body. It was so peaceful and such a positive experience.
With other healing treatments I’ve found that it takes a couple of days for your body to get rid of the energy and you sometimes feel worse before you feel better. With this, it was instant. I didn’t walk in there feeling bad, but I definitely walked out feeling better. A little lighter, I would say.
If you’ve not experienced this sort of thing before or you aren’t quite sure, I wouldn’t advise this be your first introduction. The noise alone in the room was intense and it could be a little unsettling. The smoke from the smudging and incense was at times suffocating, but this may have been due to the fact that I was in such a small room. If you are completely open to trying new things, then go for it. It can’t do you any harm and if nothing else it may open your eyes to the fact that there could be more out there.
I left there feeling so positive, stinking of smoke and with my chakras realigned. Yes it was an incredibly strange experience, but one I would absolutely do again. I find the whole thing amazing and after looking into Shamanism a bit more, its actually a beautiful thing.
If you’ve tried energy healing before, please do comment and tell me all about it. I love it!