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Shamanism, Key to the Past – Highway to the Future By Trudie Ann Moore

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Shamanism, Key to the Past – Highway to the Future By Trudie Ann Moore

Shamanism was the first spiritual practice of humankind and evidence suggests that it dates back at least forty thousand years. However some anthropologists believe it is more than a hundred thousand years old. Shamans are found in many cultures worldwide, but the word Shaman comes from the Tungus tribe of Siberia.

The practice of shamanism is more a method than a religion in itself. In Siberia for example you will find it co-existing with Buddhism and Catholicism. A shaman is a man or woman who heals the spiritual aspect of illness, diagnosing and treating illnesses, divining information for the community, and communicating and interacting with the spirit world. There are many notable people who practice modern shamanism and who have worked to bring awareness of it to the west, one of them being  Sandra Ingerman  a counsellor and psychologist in the U.S.  Sandra integrated the methods used by shamans in her clinic

 She helped hundreds of women who had suffered the trauma of  abuse.

american indian shamanOne of the beliefs in shamanism is that aspects of your soul, what we term soul fragments, can be absent. There are a hundred different ways this can happen, but the reason is usually self-protection for the soul. Great trauma and distress can cause this to occur. Soul Retrieval is the technique of journeying on behalf of the client to bring back these fragments that are missing. Twenty years ago many would have viewed soul retrieval and shamanism as a superstitious practice with no validity in the western world, and now they are considered almost mainstream.

Sandra Ingerman found that abused women would describe how they had removed themselves psychically from the situation at the time of the abuse. As a practising shaman she recognised that the person’s soul had to some degree left the body and therefore the logical thing to do was to retrieve that portion and bring it back. The results for these people were astoundingly positive. Soul loss is regarded as the gravest diagnosis in the shamanic culture, being seen as a cause of illness and death. Yet is not referred to at all in modern western medical books. Nevertheless it is becoming increasingly clear that what the shaman refers to as soul loss, that is injury to the inviolate core -–the essence of the person’s being, does manifest in despair, immune damage, cancer, and a host of other very serious disorders. It seems to follow the demise of relationships with loved ones, career or other significant attachments.

Many Psychologists have found a resonance between the concept of soul loss and their work.

Marie Von Franz a prominent analyst wrote:

“Soul loss can be observed today as a psychological phenomenon in the everyday lives of human beings around us. Loss of soul appears in the form of a sudden onset of apathy and listlessness; the joy has gone out of life, initiative is crippled one feels empty, everything seems pointless”.

When these fragments are outside of you, there is a space left which is open to other forces, energies, and feelings to come in. Ask many people if they feel they have lost part of their soul and very often they will say yes. At some deep level there is a natural awareness of this problem.

To determine if soul loss is an issue, you might like to ask yourself the follow questions:

  • Do you feel numb, un-motivated or apathetic?
  • Do you suffer from varying degrees of depression?
  • Do you struggle with addictions  to alcohol, drugs, Food or gambling?
  • Do you turn to external things to fill up an internal void Or emptiness?
  • Were you chronically ill as a child?
  • Do you have gaps in your life after age 5?
  • Do you feel you may have blocked out significant traumas in your life?
  • Have you had any major accidents or life threatening illnesses?

If the answer is Yes to any of these questions, you may be dealing with soul loss in varying degrees. It means that important parts of your essential self may not be available to you. If so, the vital energy and gifts attached to these parts are for a time, inaccessible.  These lost parts exist in non-ordinary reality from which they can be recovered by a shamanic practitioner and returned to you.

By non-ordinary reality I mean that in shamanism there are three worlds or

Dimensions. The Lower World which is the Earth realm of nature, caves, and where you work with nature and your power animals, the Middle world which is a bit tricky as it mirrors this world and has good and bad beings, and the

Upper World where the masters and spirit teachers and guides reside and the stars and universal realms. So a shaman moves between these various realms either for the person or with them guiding them through.

Shamans believe that people who are not powerful spiritually, or power-filled, are prone to illness, accidents and bad luck. This power is like our spiritual immune system. The power makes one more resistant to illness. If someone is repeatedly ill it can be that they need a power connection, and it’s the shaman’s job to help people who are unable to do that for themselves.

By non-ordinary reality I mean that in shamanism there are three worlds or Dimensions. The Lower World which is the Earth realm of nature, caves, and where you work with nature and your power animals, the Middle world which is a bit tricky as it mirrors this world and has good and bad beings, and the Upper World where the masters and spirit teachers and guides reside and the stars and universal realms. So a shaman moves between these various realms either for the person or with them guiding them through.

Shamans believe that people who are not powerful spiritually, or power-filled, are prone to illness, accidents and bad luck. This power is like our spiritual immune system. The power makes one more resistant to illness. If someone is repeatedly ill it can be that they need a power connection, and it’s the shaman’s job to help people who are unable to do that for themselves.

Sometimes it’s not only a matter of disconnecting cords, but the other party may have un-consciously   taken some aspect of them – a fragment. It is the shaman’s job to help the client to negotiate the return of that part and integrate it back into their energy field.  So once you’re free of that person’s psychic connections and have all parts of you back whole, then you are in a better position to start on a process to attract a more compatible partner into your life.

Clearing negative energies is only a part of shamanic work.  You are also introduced to the magnificent being that you are – connecting you to your original divine blueprint that you were born with and helping you bring forward a great portion of your talents and abilities, and to release the hereditary programming from your family line. Sometimes much of the pain we feel is not ours, but something we have taken on through our genetic line. The divine blueprint is your subtle DNA which is a counterpart of the cell or physical DNA. As the cell DNA contains the genetic memory of a human being, the subtle DNA contains the records of all potentialities.  Part of the process, is to re-align you with talents and abilities from your past incarnations.

Shamanic work connects you to your passion. Pass-ion means passing on ion – charging the energy as opposed to depress-ion. That’s one of the major things that ails people, is they have lost touch with that fire within, that spark of purpose, so let’s shake rattle and roll, and put your “soul” back into life.

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Trudie Ann Moore has been doing Shamanic Healing for over 30 years and did many years extensive training with a respected Shaman & teacher. To read more about Trudie’s work, or inquire about an appointment for a “Soul Surgery” healing session, visit www.soulsurgery.net.au or contact her on: 0403-544-863

Sessions over the telephone or via Skype, for those residing out of Sydney, or overseas, are also available.

 

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