I was just at a shamanic healing session at Artemis in SL, and it was my first time. The shaman took us to a beautiful forest beside the ocean with some very interesting creatures. Going in, I had a pretty heavy headache, and the whole time my skull was tingling. By the end of the session I had no headache anymore. Honestly, I suggest if you can make it to one of these session, do so.
True shamanic healing requires ability to enter shamanic consciousness, the ‘dreamtime’ of non-ordinary reality beyond mental imagination to establish rapport with energetic plant intelligence, benefic spiritual forces and people’s soul/spirit. At the deeper levels of pure shamanic consciousness we are essentially swimming in an infinite field of supreme intelligence. This transpersonal state of awareness is an elevated state of empathy and enables the shaman/a to feel and experience much of what a patient is struggling with. Real shamans see living structures as fields of energy and access information very specifically in the shamanic dreamtime realms.
Traditional shamanic healing is an holistic approach to health encompassing body, heart, soul and Spirit. Modern research only recently is discovering what traditional healers have known for millenia, that disease exists not only on the physical plane but also in the emotional energetic fabric of an individual. Often physical symptoms are a collection of negative emotions. Everything is energy. The key to healing is transforming the energy of illness into the energy of health. Same as in physics where potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy.
When a person becomes ill their energy pattern becomes distorted. The breakdown of harmony results in energetic ‘magical illnesses.’ A body in disharmony is prone to disease. A state of disharmony arises when there is conflict between individual and community, between individual and cosmic spirit, or the toxic aggressive energy of the negative, envious or resentful thoughts of others. Shamanic healing facilitates the benefic forces of harmony on behalf of the client, removing blockages to prevent disharmony which can result in mental/emotional or physical disease.
Well, she was definitely able to take us to a ‘dreamtime’ and we all entered a different state of consciousness. I don’t know if she actually cured my headache, but I do know that I got a tingly skull for the whole ritual, and then when it ended the headache was gone. So, funny timing if nothing else. Anyway, if you get a chance to experience this please to, shamans are excellent at imagery and can create whole environments for you to explore, and rejuvenate in.