there is no such thing as a healing of the Spirit, as one's Spirit is
pure, unsullied and unsulliable, untarnished and untarnishable;
regardless of what one may have done through thought, deed, action and
behavior - or experienced via trauma, tragedy and violation - to bring
about a corruption of the Soul thereby.
Spirit is a singularity
of frequency. Each and every person's frequency is unique, unchanging
and enduring, lifetime to lifetime to lifetime.
comprised of life-force. This life-force is generated through the
dynamic tension that exists between our instinctually-driven bodies and
our culturally-conditioned minds. If the body and mind are in harmony
with each other, this life-force generated has a life-positive
attribute, experienced as a positive emotion. When the body and mind,
that is, our cultural conditionings and our instinctual drives, are in
conflict with each other, that dynamic life-force that is generated
thereby has a life-negative attribute, that is, it is experienced as a
negative emotional state.
Spirit resonates through the field of life-force
(also known as soul-force) that we have generated throughout our life
and lifetimes of experience. Where the soul-force we have engendered is
of a positive nature, our Spirit is able to express itself with ease and
harmony through our life and into the world. If, however, the
soul-force has become contaminated with hostility, fear, anguish or a
panoply of other debilitating experiences, the frequency of our Spirit
is modulated by that disruption. Our experience of our Spirit's intent
is then muddied. Dysfunctional and debilitating life experiences are the
consequence of our Spirit's resonating through a disrupted soul-force
field. When the Soul is dissonant, Spirit's expression into and as
our life experience is dissonant as well. We experience this as hardships and difficulties, misfortune and illness.
cleansing of the emotional body and the auric field is valuable and
necessary as a part of one's inner house cleaning rituals, these do not
alter the positive or negative nature of the soul-force that has been
stored in the Soul consequential to the events of our life. This is why
some find that, despite repeated emotional and energetic healings, the
same conditions seem to crop back up continually. A deep understanding
we have in our Shamanic Ways is of the underlying principles that govern
the functions of life-force. Critical of these is the knowledge that
energy is life-force in its dissipative state. No matter how much work
is done at an energetic level, this will never affect the state and
quality of soul-force, and therefore will not be able to alter the
condition of the Soul.
A Shamanic Soul Cleansing is, in essence, a cleansing of the contamination residue
that is left in the field of soul force - that is, in the Soul -
following the conflict and discord, heartache and grief, or trauma and
travail in a person's life. This is brought about the the application of
the natural laws that regulate the movement and flow of life-force.
Shamanic methods and techniques are designed to address just such
situations. By engaging the techniques of the movement of life-force,
Shamanic methods allow one to remove the field of disrupted life-force,
separating it from the healthy life-force, purify it and then return it
back into the Soul. Once the life-force has been cleansed and re-infused
into the Soul it is able to be drawn upon for the regeneration of our
health and well-being. Blessing
Shamanic Blessings initiate a frequency structure into the field of
soul-force that, when activated, expresses manifestly in accord with the
nature of the blessings invoked. In order for a Blessing to
authentically occur, the prerequisite is to first have the disruptive
soul-force cleansed, neutralized. Then this field of life-force, no
longer in a negative state, can be set to resonating in accord with
one's Spirit's intention and desire.
A very powerful method of
activating the neutral life-force field into a life-empowering state is
through the use of a specific set of seven herbs, burnt as incense.
These will vary, depending upon both the relationship the Shaman has
with the various Sacred Sisters (Plant Spirits) and the nature of the
Blessings to be accomplished. The Seven Sacred Sisters that I call upon
for assistance are:
- Cedar, for deep cleansing and the dispelling of negativity.
- Sweet Grass, to make pleasant a residing place for the Spirits that will be called upon for assistance.
- Sandalwood, to call upon the Ancestral Spirits for their oversight, insight and protection.
- Palo Santo, (or Copal, depending on
which I have handy) an incense from the Amazon that both 'makes
beautiful' and brings about an empowerment.
- Bear Root. This root cures what ails us and reconnects us to the Womb of the Earth Mother.
- Grandmother Sage/Spirit Caller (atemisia tridentia, not salvia
sage!) to call in the specific Spirits (frequencies) that we require to
aid us in creating the harmonic resonance in or Soul that will enable
the manifest expression of our heart's desire.
- Tobacco. Grandfather Tobacco carries
our prayers to the Loom of Creation, causing the Tapestry of Creation to
reweave itself in accordance with those prayers.
Through the knowledgeable
utilization of the assistance of the Spirits of these herbal incenses
we, in our Shamanic Ways, are able to set into motion the song of our
Spirit's intent, i.e.: a Blessing!