The Shaman Way.
I have been studying shamanism for just over a year, the photo above was taken at a shaman workshop I attended about 6 months ago. I now have my own drum and have been practicing the journeying through meditations for my own awareness and my healing sessions.
Shamanic healing is one of the oldest healing practices, essentially it’s an energy-based therapy, and shamanism is rooted in the belief that everything has energy and sometimes, work needs to be done to bring things back into balance for us.
Traditionally, a shaman was an important part of a tribe a known as a medicine person, they are able to communicate with spirits and journey to spirit realms by doing their own spiritual journeys. Modern-day shamanism is still very similar working with a trained or practicing shamanic practitioner, they can work with power animals and spirit helpers to seek advice for their clients.
Shamanic practitioners see health issues as being connected to the loss of energy or power, and will work to balance these issues, often seeking to return lost energy, remove negativity and return the client to wholeness. Sometimes, the practitioner will bring back advice from the spirit realms, perhaps messages from loved ones, or a message for clients to aid them on their healing journey. To do this type of healing the client must be absolutely willing and ready to make the change towards a positive, healthier way of being.
During a healing session some Shamans may use drums, rattles, chimes, chanting or songs, as well as sacred smudge, this is known to many as burning of herb or incense to spiritually cleanse and bless the area. Sometimes, the shaman may use other healing tools, such as feathers or crystals as well as a combination of hands on, or off healing, similar to that experienced during a Reiki or spiritual healing session, I myself channel spirit and listen to what I’m told to do usually the tools I work with are crystals and a pendulum, so far I have had a very good success rate with my clients.