Last week I spoke about healing the past with shamanic energy healing.
Do you know what else happens when you heal the past?
You heal the present! And when you heal the present, you empower your future.
The future is created in the present moment.
When we are filled with pain/anger/resentment/imprints from the past -- in the present moment, our ability to make empowered choices for our future is affected.
Another reason I love shamanic energy healing is because it is powerful and works with nature, rather than against it.
Think about it.
If we are holding onto negative energy from the past, it keeps us rigid in the present. Since the mind doesn't know the difference between real and imagined, whenever we "relive" the past with our thoughts and emotions, we continue to experience pain in the present.
Doesn't it make sense that in order to move forward in our life we must shed/heal and ultimately forgive? I am not saying to push aside our feelings. By all means, deal with your feelings! If you resist, they will persist.
The first step in healing is feeling, and then dealing. Unfortunately, many of us get stuck in the feeling so we don't deal and we stay unhappy/stuck/angry, etc.
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Once we shed and heal the past, we empower our present and therefore our future. How exciting!
We gain clarity, wisdom, and perhaps most importantly we free ourselves from the heavy burden we have been carrying for too long. The release is sweet. The freedom and life force energy that gets generated is powerful and propels us forward.
We begin to make choices in the present that empower our future today. I've see it countless times in my life and in the lives of others. It's why I "do what I do".
What's even more incredible is that when we do the healing work -- we can heal 7 generations back and 7 generations forward. Yes, we are that powerful.
If we don't do the healing work, we continue to pass on past trauma/unhealed issues (including mindsets) to our children, grandchildren, etc.
"We can't be judgmental of someone at work and leave it behind just by leaving work. We can't stay angry at our spouse. If we look fearfully at one thing, a tinge of anxiety settles over all things. Judgment, anger, and fear are all mindsets." - Hugh Prather
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Last week I wrote about shedding the past -- and that in order to truly live a life of peace, prosperity and connection - to become masters at manifestation - at some point we must shed the past. Fully.
When I say past I mean other lifetimes, and the ancestral, cultural, karmic, and childhood imprints we absorb. This is why I LOVE energy healing, specifically shamanic energy healing.
This week I share about healing the past.
Shamanic energy healing is a highly effective way of making the unconscious conscious --and healing deeply rooted trauma that we cannot always get to in talk therapy.
When I speak of trauma I am speaking of things we have experienced in this lifetime and also imprints/patterns that have been passed down from one generation to the next. These imprints can be addictions, abuse, poverty, anger, fear...etc.
In order for us to access who we are and bring forth our unique gifts, we must BOTH shed and heal. Shedding leaves space, a clearing if you will.
Healing brings about harmony with the energy of what was "shed". Meaning, if we experience abuse of any kind or absorb imprints that have been passed down through generations/ancestors, this energy gets stored in our body. Whoever we absorbed this energy from-- this relationship needs to get healed.
The energy of anger/hate/bitterness binds us energetically to someone as much as love does. Think about that. This is one reason we practice forgiveness. Peace doesn't come with hate. The two can't co-exist.
As we shed the energy, and heal the relationship (there are many ways to do this in shamanic energy healing - even if the person is on the other side) we are ready to fill the "space".
What do we fill the space with?
We fill it with the song of our soul and the music in our heart. We fill the space with our truth, positivity, life affirming energy, and beliefs in order to create the life we desire.
One of the reasons I am drawn to shamanic work is the extraordinary transformation I have witnessed in my own life and the lives of countless others when we focus on healing as well as releasing the harmful imprints (ancestral/karmic, etc). There is a ripple effect that happens as well. As we heal individually -- healing also happens for those who are or have been connected to these harmful imprints. It's so beautiful.
In our Western mindset, which values the complex and material over the energetic, I understand how some of these concepts can seem odd. I actually find this work simple, logical, in harmony with nature and as such - powerful.
As we open our individual hearts and minds to healing harmful imprints, we also impact the collective. How cool is that!
We have the power to shift the world to peace.
We are energy.
What we sow, we reap.
What we give energetically, we receive energetically. It's one of the laws of the universe.
The cool thing about energy healing is that it clears both what we are giving out -- and receiving back. Energy healing also helps heal 7 generations backward and 7 generations forward. For those of you who have experienced it, you know what I mean.
If you're feeling stuck, negative, unhappy, confused, whatever -- you are not alone. You may unknowingly be generating and therefore attracting this experience which is usually of the past.
Ready to clear?
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Spring is the season of transformation as things we've planted over the winter begin to bloom.
It's also a wonderful time for Spring cleaning as we clear the "clutter" from our lives.
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"Transformation is through the body, not away from it. This is why no true master has ever advocating fighting or leaving the body, although their mind-based followers often have." -Eckhart Tolle
Are we listening to our body? If not, why not?
Our physical body is a portal to what is really happening deep within.
By deep within I mean beyond the mind and it's thoughts/story/narrative.
For example, ever notice how physical pain causes us to "do" something when it no longer becomes tolerable?
The moment we feel "we have had enough of feeling sick/tired/achy/lonely" (i.e.: suffering) we can decide it's time to make a change.
Time for transformation!!!
Perhaps we decide to become conscious of our food habits and choose to eat better.
Or, maybe it's time to lace up those sneakers and exercise.
For some it's time to ease up on the physical body and get a massage or finally try yoga, etc.
And still for others there's a sense of the inner body that feels "off". Anxious, afraid, alone...endless cycle of emotional up and down.
Why does connecting with the physical body matter?
From a practical sense, we need it in order to live so why not take care of it the best we can?
On a deeper level, the physical body is a powerful doorway to access wisdom and therefore transformation. Can't change what you don't know/want to know :)
While some wisdom traditions may teach denying the body and/or ignoring the body, in my experience, it is the exact opposite.
We must pay attention, listen, and learn. Then we apply those lessons in the form of action.
How do we access the physical body, in a deeper sense?
One thread runs through all of it and that is the practice of presence...awareness.
Some of us pay attention quite naturally and either choose to take action or not. Doing nothing is also a choice :)
Others of us engage in movement practices - yoga/running/walking outside/dance... to help us get in touch/feel the inner body.
And still others rely on meditation, massage or other forms of energy healing to assist in bring us into deeper awareness.
There's no right or wrong way.
And the "way" may change over time as you change. Nothing is permanent in this world of form. Ha!
As I say-- the only "wrong" way to meditate is simply to not do it all.
And so it is with life and dealing with change.
We will either consciously choose to listen to our body or not.
Regardless, life / transformation happens anyway. We can embrace it (peaceful path) or fight it (suffering path).
I don't know about you. I rather the peaceful path.