What I do Best in my Healing Work

27 11 2010

My friend Patty, a shamanic healer visiting me from Canada, recently asked me what I thought I did best in my healing work. What a great question. It is one I will continue to contemplate.

I answered rather quickly, and without much thought. I said that it was probably the same thing I did best in ordinary reality.  I told her I knew who a person was when they were three years old, who they are now and who they will be when they are 90 years old.

Patty responded that this meant I was a seer.

I had never thought of this before. I don’t generally see anything so much as I just know things and feel their truth with every fiber of my being. I’m not a mind reader.

It happens that at my best moment I don’t feel any separation between me and another person. For that matter I don’t see any distinction between me and the air, the earth, or anything.  In animism there is a core belief that all things are imbued with the same energy. This is given credibility through the study of physics which tell us all things are made from the same energy particles. In meditation we become aware of the possibility to expand beyond our own skin. I guess that this is how I begin to know stuff I wouldn’t be aware of in my ordinary state of consciousness. Using the language of my youth, I call it the unity of the Holy Spirit.

Whatever it is, it means that the healing I participate in comes from this place of shared consciousness.  I become a hollow bone through which healing passes. So I guess what I do best, is get out of the way.

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Basics of De-possession

3 01 2010

De-possession is the act of exorcising attached discarnate human spirits or nonhuman spirits, which are attached to living people.

Effects of possession may include unexplained mood swings and behavior, chronic pains and illnesses, mental illness, suicidal urges, suppressed hostility or guilt, and/or drug and alcohol abuse.

Possessing spirits are deceased humans who have not yet departed the earthly plane (see information on psycho-pomp). They attach themselves to a family member or a person who is weakened by substance abuse, hostility, or severe illness, or who has unresolved past-life karmic issues. They may also be nonhuman spirits including elementals and confused or un-evolved entities.

Results of de-possession may include: a relief of symptoms, a sense of empowerment. the ability to make progress in one’s life, and make improvements to present relationships.  It can be an opportunity to see life from a new prospective if one is willing to do the work to integrate a new self-awareness.

The method of de-possession I utilize, through the intersession of compassionate healing spirits, is a Tibetan bombo method. The possessing entity is lured from the victim to a place which is better for the entity, rather than forced or shocked. It includes the opportunity to gain insights as to why the possession occurred and how to avoid a recurrence. Each ceremony is unique and may include elements from other traditions.