Shamans guide and protect a community that depends on them. They heal people, animals and the environment, find lost things and people, and work to keep the community in harmony with nature.
Shamans receive their power directly from the spirit world. They do whatever their spirits guides and teachers tell them to do. Shamans do whatever they must to protect and heal their people and to keep the community in harmony with each other and the environment.
Shamans go into deep trance (theta state) to journey to the spirit world to do their work. In trance shamans actively work with energy and manipulate images and metaphors to cause change to happen in the real world. When the shaman is successful, the sick and the mentally ill are cured, and lost people and things are found.
In the spirit world the shaman may bring back lost souls, battle with spirits or with sorcerers, finding lost items, get spiritual guidance, or find remedies for injuries or illness.
Shamans also often guide the dead to the spirit world, help hunters find food for their people, and help bring rain or protect their people from extreme weather. Shamanic Ceremonies In the shamanic world, ceremonies are powerful magical events held for specific purposes. Ceremonies are done to change the energy of the past, present or future, or to cause things to happen in the spirit world and in this world.
Shamanic ceremonies generally include some ritual elements, such as cleansing, prayer, and protection. The ceremonies themselves, and even the ritual elements, depend on interaction with the spirits and energy.
No ceremony ever happens exactly the same way twice, because the energy is different every time. The shaman must be constantly aware of the energy and the response from the spirits throughout the ceremony.
The shaman constantly adjusts what he or she is doing according to what is happening. For example, the time spent on cleansing and protection may be longer or shorter, depending on what the shaman senses from the spirits at the time.
Shamans may do public ceremonies where they may sing, dance, do surgery, recite poetry, make sand paintings, do sleight-of-hand, or administer plant medicine. Shamans do whatever the spirits lead them to do to get the desired results.
A single healing may include physical, spiritual, magical, theatrical, and psychological components. Shamans use whatever works.
Shamans also use private ceremonies to heal themselves, increase their skill and powers, and protect themselves and others while they are working with the spirits.
Making a Living Members of the shaman’s community and the families of the people they help usually give them gifts, such as animals, food, or money in return for their help. But most shamans still need to support themselves.
Most shamans must also work, gathering food and plant medicines, hunting, gardening, herding animals, or whatever else people in their culture do to make a living. Where a traditional culture exists alongside a modern, westernized culture, a shaman may even have a modern day job.
This article was written by Kathleen Gresham at Ezine Articles.
Relationship breakdowns, financial problems or being unsatisfied or unhappy in the workplace, can all add to blocked chakras.
A blocked Root Chakra cannot allow anything positive to be drawn to you. It simply disallows manifestation of positive things and influences in your life.
This has the effect of making you feel for every step forward, you are forced to take three steps back. No matter how you try, you simply cannot progress forward and lead the abundant, successful and happy life you crave.
When you have a blocked Root Chakra you may feel alienated from others, distrustful and suspicious. You may experience severe mood swings and even drift into depressive moods. You may lack the energy you need to function effectively, with both your physical and mental health suffering.
Root Chakra Clearing, and indeed Chakra Clearing of all the chakras, is the process of using positive and healing energy to unblock the chakras and allow free flowing and harmonious energy to circulate throughout the chakras, the aura and the body.
Because positive energy cannot flow easily with blocked chakras, this often manifests itself as a form of mental and physical illness and also some emotional disorders. Added to this, the negative energy that lingers around the aura is very attracting of more negative energy, as like attracts like.
The aura, again invisible, is the energy field that surrounds the human body and should be bright and clear and attracting of positive energy, positive events and successful and positive relationships. A damaged aura can attract just the opposite. Bad luck seems to flow to the individual with blocked chakras and a damaged aura.
This results in a constant vicious circle of more and more negative energy building up with little chance of positive energy getting through. And large amounts of negative energy in and around the chakras and aura bring more bad luck, illness and toxic events and relationships.
Chakra Energising and Aura Cleansing will remove the negative energy from your Aura and infuse positive energy in its place, allowing the Chakras to work effectively. Negative energy can be so harmful to one’s health and outlook on life. Negative energy can prevent you living the life you want and impedes abundance, prosperity and vibrant health.
Chakra Clearing is particularly beneficial for anyone who constantly experiences bad luck and setbacks. It can really help anyone who has difficulties moving on, who are unhappy, fearful, confused or depressed.
Quantum Touch – You Can Learn to Heal Yourself Naturally
For those who are new to Quantum Touch, watching a demonstration may seem like something a little mystic or unreal. Patients who are crippled with pain are noticeably better within minutes of working with someone trained in Quantum-Touch.
How does this work? Is it real, or is it a gimmick?
These are excellent questions, and understanding the answers starts with understanding the technique. Quantum-Touch developed from the belief that the body is innately equipped to heal itself using its own natural healing energy, known as Life Force Energy.
When the flow Life Force Energy is disrupted, the healing ceases or slows down. Quantum-Touch teaches individuals to use Life Force Energy to help someone who is hurting begin the natural healing process. Those trained in Quantum-Touch know how to focus, amplify, and then direct Life Force Energy into someone else, often producing incredible results.
What Conditions Can Be Helped Through Quantum-Touch?
An endless number of conditions can be helped through Quantum-Touch. Each person has the ability to heal his or her own body, and the person trained in Quantum Touch simply aids in this natural healing energy process. Those with chronic pain and stiffness report almost instant results from a healing session. Inflammation is visibly reduced for some people, and misaligned bones slide effortlessly into place with just a few moments of a QT session.
Some patients have even seen spontaneous remission of their cancer after a session. Injuries, burns, and cuts can heal faster with the technique, and individuals with organ disorders often experience relief after a session. The results vary tremendously from individual to individual based on the person’s own ability to heal. All healing is self-healing; it is simply assisted by the Quantum-Touch professional.
Is Quantum-Touch Dangerous?
Quantum-Touch is not dangerous, because it involves no forceful manipulation, surgery, or medical procedure. Through nothing more than a gentle touch, someone trained in the techniques can channel energy to someone else to aid in the healing process.
Many people who are interested in Quantum Touch wonder if there are any side effects. Because there is no force used in this procedure, the body does not balk at the changes and become stiff and sore. Patients report relief from pain, not added pain, after a QT session. Because the technique empowers the body’s own healing mechanisms, the body is refreshed and revived, not hurting, after the session.
Can I Benefit from Quantum-Touch While Going to the Chiropractor?
Again, because QT does nothing more than enable the body to heal itself more efficiently, it can be used alongside other health treatments. Chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and traditional medicine do not interfere with Quantum-Touch, and Quantum-Touch does not interfere with them either. In fact, many patients find that their other health care professionals are impressed with their healing after they receive Quantum-Touch.
Is Quantum-Touch Something New?
Quantum-Touch is a new method using ancient ideas. Life Force Energy is not a new discovery. The ancient and modern Chinese practiced techniques harnessing it, but in their books it is called “chi.” The energy is called “prana” in Sanskrit teachings. Both ancient societies believed in a flow of energy that sustained all living beings. QT teaches people how to use their hands to harness and then direct that energy, bringing surprising and pleasant benefits to others.
Who Can Perform Quantum-Touch?
Quantum-Touch is a simple, natural healing method. It is so simple that even children can learn the techniques. Because there are no special skills needed to perform Quantum Touch, anyone can learn it. It does not involve any medical skills or training, although many doctors and health professionals are using these techniques in their own clinics, with much success.
Because it is so easy, Quantum-Touch workshops are held regularly across the nation. In just the first day of class, students will be able to move bones into alignment through light touch. All it takes to do Quantum-Touch is a new understanding of body awareness and breathing techniques. Once the two are connected, students learn to control Life Force Energy and bring healing to others.
This article was written by Kirsten Boucher, Quantum Touch instructor in Whitby, Ontario. She hosts Quantum-Touch Workshops Whitby a few times a year.
Depression is a widespread problem affecting a multitude of people of all ages, sex, and background. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), no less than 121 million individuals are affected by depression.
When we talk of depression, we do not mean simply a state of unhappiness; we are referring to a clinical classification of depression. It is a pathology often relying on antidepressant medication and various form of psychotherapy for treatment.
However, WHO estimates that only around 60% of those affected by depression have access to primary care, and for those admitted to care, medical and psychotherapeutic treatments only carry about a 25% efficiency rate in curing the pathology.
With such numbers unable to avail of treatment, and with such a low rate of treatment success, it is a valid question to pose:
“Can Energy Healing Eliminate Depression?”
The answer is: “Absolutely!”
Energy Healing, in its various form such as Brennan Healing, Reiki, Quantum Touch, and other modalities, can be a highly viable alternative to conventional medical treatment of depression.
Everything around you is in a state of vibration. Physically speaking, we are constantly vibrating on a cellular sub-atomic level. Every motion, movement, thought, sound… all of these things have a vibrational frequency.
Your entire body is a composition of vibrations. Thus, your moods, thoughts, and feelings – which are all vibrational – also generate an energy, as a result of these vibrations.
The vibrations and energy emitted affect your energetic field, or your aura. Although many people are unable to see a person’s aura, they would be surprised to see how different the aura looks in specific states of mind.
For example, a joyous state of mind will result in an energy field that shimmers, “glows” radiantly and healthily. Conversily, a sad or gloomy state of mind will display a muddled, “heavy” aura with darkened colours. Your mood strongly affects the vibrational level of your body, thus the aura and energetic transpiration around you.
But as the energetic field’s appearance is a result of your core, innermost vibrational frequencies which can be affected by mood and thought, a qualified energy healer is capable of working with the energy field from within; an energy healer targets the root cause of your energetic imbalance.
As a result, an energy healing creates a shift in resonance and vibrational frequency, which can have a positive effect on your state of mind.
Depression can be eliminated with the help of energy healing. Given the less than encouraging figures presented by the World Health Organization on the availability and success rate of conventional therapy, you might be surprised to find just how effective an energy healing can be, if you are suffering from depression.
Henrik L. Nordmark – London, 20 August 2010.
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Energy Healing: Your Chakras and Aura.
Energy healing is an ethereal science. Among holistic treatments, it is one of the fastest growing techniques. Since the beginning of man, this healing technique has been considered sacred and was used as a serious method of healing from illness.
We are all connected to the energy of the universe. And, this is the main force behind spiritual healing. It is a place to which we all have a connection. It is not difficult to use this healing technique. But, as with anything that is worth its weight in salt, it requires practice and dedication to learning its delicate nature.
We as humans have the power that we need in order to heal our bodies from illness. If we provide our bodies with the proper tools, they are quite efficient and able to heal. In order to heal energy, we need to channel it correctly. It needs to be applied to the parts of our aura that are broken or to the damaged areas of our chakras.
Before we can do this, it is important that we first know what chakras and auras are. The word chakra comes from the Indian language, Sanskrit. Its meaning is disc or wheel. They are centers of energy. They run from the base of our spine and up through the crown of our head. There are seven chakras. Try to imagine your body’s chakras as turning discs of energy. Each chakra has a color associated with it.
The 7 chakras are as follows:
Chakra 1 – red chakra or root. It is found in the adrenal glands and is associated with survival instincts.
Chakra 2 – orange chakra or sacral. It is found in the testes or ovaries and is associated with sexuality.
Chakra 3 – yellow chakra or solar plexus. It is found in the pancreas and is associated with digestion.
Chakra 4 – green chakra or heart. It is in the thymus and is associated with the immune system.
Chakra 5 – blue chakra or throat. It is found in the thyroid and is associated with metabolism.
Chakra 6 - violet chakra or the third eye. It is found in the pituitary gland and is associated with hormones and growth.
Chakra 7 – white chakra or the crown. It is found in the pineal gland and is associated with body rhythm.
Any one of the seven chakras can become damaged. When this occurs they require healing via a transfer of energy.
The aura is an energy field. It contains various colors that are associated with our spiritual development at any given point in our lives. An advanced energy healing practitioner can read auras and thereby heal them.
Many count on these gifted individuals to provide relief from any type of disease. These spiritual healers are said to have helped heart break, grief from the loss of a loved one, and even cancer. These are just a few of the myriad of ailments that have been healed by use of energy transfer.
From time to time in our lives, we all need to heal from a crisis. A positive energy healing session can provide relief from pain, worry and stress while it harmonizes our physical and spiritual beings.
This article was written by Meadow Summers, a survivor of breast cancer who turned to Energy Healing as a source of complementary treatments to support her immune system, and get her body healthy again.