First steps on the path of the Shaman
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”
When I experienced Shamanic healing for the first time, an undeniable truth cemented itself in my core: whatever just happened, it worked. My mentor and healer Gerry Starnes, M.Ed., removed something from the core of my energy being and I felt better instantly. What’s more, I kept feeling better over the months to come. I no longer felt that familiar dark inky smudge at the center of my being that made me feel empty and worthless. And over the months to come, with the many healing modalities I pursued, I finally experienced what it felt like to be full and complete. Can you imagine that? I spent 43 years not knowing what it felt like to be full and happy inside of me?
Now I have stepped onto the path of Shaman. Timidly at first, unsure of whether I have something useful to offer to others, and wondering if I am absolutely crazy to think I can be a Shaman someday. With each step, more assurance has arrived that my path of service in the world, my purpose, has been found at last. I am now on my way towards a certification in luminous healing and energy medicine from the Four Winds Light Body School, and have performed my first few illuminations for clients (a form of energy healing), and…it feels good to be of service.
Another aspect of my service in the world is sharing. I am hopelessly in love with sharing my experience with others.
“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”
― Edith Wharton
As I skip and stumble down this path to becoming, I hope to share my light with you, and in so doing, reflect your light back to you.