Much of Western psychotherapy tends to teach small steps - don't deal with more than one thing at a time - don't try to change too much at once. Shamanism says take everything at once - shed the past and that which no longer serves you the way serpent changes its skin - all in one piece. Change the underlying energetic pattern, the underlying mythic map. Let go of the stories, the dramas the traumas and the conditioning, so that you can step into a new way of being.
All the shamanic work that I do has the intention of empowering the client to heal themselves so that they can step into their own true selves, purpose and potential,
Photograph with Don Francisco, Peru 2013
Many of the techniques I use are taught in Alberto Villoldo's School of 'Healing the Light Body'. They are based on the traditions of the Peruvian Q'ero and I have also visited Peru numerous times now to work directly with Don Francisco and Don Sebastian and others in the Q'ero tradition of the Andes, as well as Maestros in the Shapibo tradition of the Amazon. In these traditions, heavy energy may be imprinted on the luminous energy field either through our own actions or through psychic daggers sent by others. The healing process uses a combination of ritual work with sacred stones, breathwork, holding of release points in the body, drumming, rattling and journeying to clear this heavy energy, repairing the wounded areas with illuminating light. Once the imprints are released, we no longer suffer from the wounds of our past.
Photograph with Don Sebastian, Peru 2013
For shamanic work you need to think about the issue or wounding that you would like to work on and clear, before you arrive. This frequently changes as we discuss it and work with it - your unconscious mind will know the real trauma to be released - so don't worry about it too much, but it is helpful to have a starting point. We will only go as far in each session as feels safe for you at that moment.
Please tell me before we start this treatment if you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
Illuminations can help to clear deep wounds imprinted into your energy field. Often such wounds result in repeating patterns of physical or mental distress. Only by eliminating the scar from the energy field can the original trauma truly be released. Our conscious mind may be unaware of this trauma, as it may have happened many, many years ago, (or even in a past life whose karma we have carried ever since) but that memory is carried in the unconscious mind, within our tissues and at the energetic levels, and continues to impact our lives until it is cleared from the energetic imprint and replaced with healing light.
When something traumatic happens in our lives we often cut off/shut off a part of our soul in order to survive. At the same time we make a contract with life that will keep us safe.... However, this splintering of the soul leaves us incomplete. Soul retrieval aims to collect a part of the soul we have left behind along the journey (perhaps earlier in this lifetime, or perhaps in a past life). We undertake a mythical journey to seek the original wound, the contract we made at that time and the part we left behind. We re-write that contract and negotiate with the lost soul part what it needs from us to be safe to re-enter our lives and help us towards completeness. We decide whether that is something that we can indeed give it at this time and whether we want it back in our lives. We visit the chamber of gifts and receive a gift and we ask for a power animal that will help us in our lives.
Do you feel out of place in your family? Do you have 'unfinished business' with family members who have died? Do you feel constrained or bound by family history?
In this lineage work you pick three of your ancestors that you would like to work with. You choose three stones to represent them and you 'place' them around you in the energy field. You then step into each of their lives, one by one, to find out what they still need to say to you, and what gifts they have for you. You may then want to reorganise their positions in the field relative to you and each other, until the lineage is as it needs to be.
Once you have learned what gifts they have for you, to can choose whether or not to accept these, and then you release your ancestors in ceremony - honouring them and what the geneological lineage has given to you.
In modern transpersonal psychotherapy 'roles' are also known as 'sub-personalities.' What roles have you assigned to yourself in your live? What roles have others assigned to you, with or without your consent? Are all these roles pulling you in different directions, at war with each other?
This exercise identifies the roles, where they came from, how long they need to remain in our lives - and in many cases releases them. Once we move the roles aside, we are left with our true essence, our true self. We can then envisage various different destinies for this self and the transformation we can make in our lives if we choose - the person you are today is not the person you were yesterday or the person you will be tomorrow - everything is always in a state of constant change and we are able to transform our destiny if we so choose.
Initially we identify the roles and create a mythical map of them. Then we dis-identify with them as necessary, see how we feel about our essence when the roles are gone, and start to work with our potential path from this moment on.
The Munay-ki rites were recently passed on to those outside the Laika community. Full information about these nine rites can be found on the Munay-ki website CLICK HERE. I give the nine rites individually, across three sessions and then if you wish to be able to transmit the rites to others that is taught in a fourth session. Each of the first three sessions lasts about 2 hours and includes a clearing illumination before we commence transmission of the rites. In the fourth session you receive each of the rites again, learn how to transmit them, and give them back to me.
It is not essential to receive all nine rites. Many people choose to receive just the first three, or perhaps the first six. The last three are really intended for those who are working as shamanic practitioners and wish to transmit the rites in turn and live on a shamanic path.
Are you at a point of major change in your life where you want to release your old beliefs and ties and way of being, to allow you to step into a new life? This could be brought about by a bereavement, a divorce, moving to a new country or any other major event. It requires having done a significant amount of personal work and energetic cleansing already as it is a very deep and profound process of surrender.
In it we recapitulate your life so far - where is there unfinished business, what needs to be said, where do we still hurt, what secrets do we keep (perhaps from ourselves!)? The shaman sits as your witness as you bring this heavy energy to the surface.
Then the shaman clears each of the seven chakras in turn, taking away the heavy energy from throughout the client's luminous body,re-balancing with white light, and finally, working through the chakras, bringing in a map of what the client wants to manifest in the future.
With word deconstruction, you choose a word that is holding you back in your life - it could be yes, no, your own name, mother, father, a role, a child, a responsibility, a quality...
We then look at that word from four different perceptual states, the literal, the emotional, the soul level and the higher perspective. As you move through the perceptual states you change the 'reality' that you perceive and how you engage with that reality, thereby releasing the binding constraints the word puts on you.
If you or one of your loved ones is dying and you would like healing before the spirit transitions, and/or assistance in taking the spirit to the light, two stages of work are possible.
Ideally, the process starts when the client is still alive - conducting a review of this life's journey and anything that needs to be resolved or released before death - 'unfinished business'.This heavy energy can be released as slowly or as quickly as time allows.
Secondly, within 48 hours of death the luminous body can be assisted in its departure from the physical body. The chakras are then locked to ensure the luminous body cannot re-enter the physical. This process is possible even if the life review has not taken place.
'Thank you for today. It was an incredible experience and I'm just sitting with everything that developed and noticing awareness of new perspectives. I'm incredibly grateful for your guidance and support and look forward to working with you again.'
'I found it an incredibly powerful experience . Today I've been out walking in the winter sunshine with my dog and felt just pure glad to be alive'ness - which I used to feel regularly but haven't for a long long time. I feel...re-centred... is the word that comes to mind.'
'I just wanted to thank you for the session we had. Over the days and weeks following our session i felt better and better - honestly better than I've ever felt before! I can honestly say that it has been the single most cathartic experience of my life. So thank you, thank you for enabling that to take place. You have helped to change my life in incredibly positive ways.'
'Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for the wonderful work and deep healing you blessed me with yesterday. I actually don't have the words at the moment (extremely unusual for me!!!) to express how I am feeling. As we discussed, I know that it will take time to assimilate the experience.'
'A huge HUGE thanks for your help!! I feel like an insanely heavy rock has just left my rucksack. Thank you so much. Now I will have creative fun with the homework.'
.'I wanted to say thank you again for the shamanic healing you did with me. Because of my background I am habitually cynical about all this kind of thing, but have always had a curiosity and hopefully open-mind, which is why I go to things like Buddhafield. I did approach your session with no expectations and an open mind and heart and it was an incredible experience. I don't understand quite what happened (guess I don't need to) but it felt real and it felt right. I have been on a big personal journey in the last few years and this healing just seemed like another natural part of this which couldn't really have happened earlier.'
'Just wanted to say what a remarkable session the last one was and, though it took a while to process, it answered SO many questions from things which had occurred earlier in my life and answered one extremely important issue from 30+ years ago. I also admired your courage in what you did - I don't think I'd be ready to help people like that.... Thank you very much.'
'Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for having me and for the major clearing and healing you performed. My life has changed already. My perspective is different and I 'see' and hear 'spirit' much more clearly. I also feel more connected/interconnected with life and more derserving of happiness.My self esteem has increased hugely.'
'Thanks for yesterday - never what is expected - but I've been flying ...... good to have my wings back'
'Thank you so much Evelyn. I felt so light when I left you - no physical pain or mindful pain - just being happy to be me for a while. I have had the most lovely flashes of insight since seeing you! Woke up this morning actually happy to be alive! Lovely flow of happy energy - really such a transformation as to how I was.'
'Just to let you know again how amazing I found the Soul Retrieval, however my heightened awareness has brought up a longing to know more about the work!'
'I simply cannot tell you how much of a difference the healing appears to have made already! I would like to have further healing at some point but I simply can't thank you enough!'
'I cannot thank you enough for the treatment on Sunday. Although very emotional, and I felt totally shattered afterwards physically, I have felt ligher in spirit and in mind ever since, the dark black dog is gone.'
'The entity has gone and all the paranoia that I had has just disappeared. It has made such a difference to my life. I would have paid anything for that change so £40 seems like nothing.'
serpent - who teaches us to shed the past the way it sheds its skin, and to walk on the earth with connectedness and beauty
jaguar - who teaches us how to track, how to cross the rainbow bridge between the worlds, how to travel fearlessly and without causing harm
hummingbird - who helps us to make impossible journeys and shows us how to drink sweetly, joyfully from the nectar of life
eagle condor - who helps us to see things from a higher perspective, the whole picture and to fly wing to wing with the Great Spirit