[When The Past Limits More than Just Your Body]
As the session started, she was resting in her home in the middle of Quebec and I was in Mexico, using visionary shamanic skills to support this remote treatment. I was navigating her luminous field in an altered state of awareness. I could then engage with her past and the stories of unhealed trauma.
Spirit Animals are believed to hold a particular skill, trait or wisdom that we are supposed to learn or acquire on our earthly journey.
While many cultures believe in the idea of spirit animals, Shamanism is one of the main cultures that use spirit animals in order to enhance spiritual growth and development. They believe that animals hold special wisdom that we can learn from.
Many archaeologists suggest that shamanic practices are ancient, starting at least 30,000 years ago. As an analytical concept, anthropologists define shamans as religious practitioners who interact directly with the spirit world to help their people. Shamans in each culture have their own practices and are called by different names (e.g., chayanyi, curanderos, or vegetalistas)…
We mostly search for knowledge in either official history or the latest scientific updates. We simply forgot the ‘Other Ways of Knowing’. More recently, modern science studies the spiritual wisdom of ancient times to attempts to ‘explain’ or crack the code of consciousness. The answers won’t come easy for us all and may blow wide open the concepts of reality that we all accept as true.
Indigenous cultures & ancestral knowledge understand that traumatic experiences, when they are serious enough, can result in the fragmentation of our inner vital essence or ‘soul’, the Breath of Life in the Craniosacral context.