Treating Migraines Shamanically

In this article I discuss successfully removing a migraine using the Shamanic technique of negative energy release.

suffering with a migraineBackground: M, a woman in her early 50’s suffers very severe migraines on a regular basis. Often lasting for several days, the migraines significantly affect her quality of life.

Timing: The shamanic healing was performed at the onset of the migraine – a few hours after the first familiar symptoms (dizziness, neck ache, loss of mental clarity) began to appear.

Treatment: I begin by asking M to lay on her back in front of me, to close her eyes and relax. I use the Shamanic drum to call in Spirit and change the energetic vibration that surrounds us. The drum brings relaxation and peace, at the same time I ask for the energies of spirit to flow through me as I place my hand on M’s head. I feel the energy pass through me into into M, gently soothing and calming the spiky and dark grey migraine energy.

Shamanic healing (migraine)After 15 minutes or so as the healing energy continues to calm and flow I suddenly become aware of the energetic presence of a man in his 20’s. He has long black hair and a straggley beard. He wears a long blue trench coat. He is angry and will not listen to anyone. He can not be reasoned with and angrily gesticulates and shouts away all my attempts to communicate with him. This man is the energetic representation of M’s migraine. I know that by separating and releasing this negative energy attachment from M and sending it back into the love of cosmic consciousness, M will be free from her migraines.

I position the blue vortex above M and feel a large part of the migraine energy detach from M and disappear into the vortex. However, there is a root that remains and will not be moved into the vortex. To remove this final piece I am guided to shamanically suck the root out from M using my mouth. I do this successfully but of course I now have the root in my mouth and need to dispose of it. I rise to my feet and quickly blow this energy out into nature instructing it to return to love. I immediately close all the windows in the room where the treatment took place so the energy can not return. 20 minutes or so later I know that the energy has left us and returned to One Consciousness.

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Treating Anxiety with CBD Oil

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So what is anxiety?

We all occasionally feel anxious about something, it’s part of the human condition. Severe anxiety is different though and can easily impact on the quality of our life. Severe anxiety is recognised as a mental health disorder and impacts in other areas of health too.

Here are some symptoms of severe and chronic anxiety

  • Panic Attacks cause troubling physical symptoms including heart palpitations, chest pains and light headedness. Often people with anxiety disorders have a sense of impending doom.
  • Changes in Behaviour – Emotional and social withdrawal, irritability and compulsive behaviour may all be signs of anxiety disorder
  • Generalised Ill Health – Prolonged anxiety can lead to sleep problems, fatigue and frequent bouts of unexplained physical ailments.
  • Flight of Fight Response – When feeling anxious or stressed, the brain floods your system with hormones and chemicals designed to help you respond to a threat. In the short term this is good but harmful in the long term
  • CNS Function – Panic attacks can lead to anxiety over further attacks, so your brain’s Central Nervous System continues to release stress hormones. This can lead to headaches, muscle tension and loss of sexual desire. Anxiety disorders increase the risk of clinical depression and substance abuse.
  • Immune System Response – Short term anxiety can boost your immune system. But prolonged anxiety and stress can interfere with your ability to fight off bacteria, viruses and other illnesses.
  • Respiratory Response – Anxiety cases rapid shallow breathing. People with anxiety disorder are at increased risk of respiratory illness like flu and the common cold.
  • Cardiovascular Changes – Anxiety disorders can cause rapid heart rate, palpitations and chest pains. It increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Excretory and Digestive System Upsets – Anxiety disorders can happen at any stage of life, but they usually begin by middle age. According to studies, women are 60% more likely to have an anxiety disorder than men.

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What is Salvia Divinorum ?

Salvia Divinorum herbSalvia Divinorum, otherwise known as ‘Sage of the Diviners’, ‘Ska Maria Pastora’, ‘Seer’s Sage’ and ‘Salvia’ is a herb that is gathering quite a repuation in healing circles.

Of course there are many scare stories in the media about the “reckless and irresponsible” use of the psychoactive plant, but what we don’t hear much about is the amazing medical potential the plant has.

So what do we know for sure about Salvia?

  • It’s a rare member of the mint family.
  • Its native habitat is in cloud forest in the isolated Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • It was commonly used by the Mazatec Indians medicinally for the management of headaches, diarrhea, rheumatism and anemia.
  • The main active ingredient in salvia, salvinorin A, is a potent activator of nerve cell targets called kappa opioid receptors.
  • The dried leaves of Salvia Divinorum can be smoked as a joint, consumed in water pipes, or vaporized and inhaled.
Salvinorum A molecular structure
Molecular structure of Salvinorum A. Molecular formula: C23H28O8. Molecular weight: 432.47 g/mol

There are no large pharmaceutical corporations funding the research into salvia, so unfortunately, studies and research do not come quickly. Big pharma corporations refuse to fund research into natural substances like herbal medicines because natural substances cannot be patented. If you can’t patent a product they can’t make any profit from it and it may eventually compete with their patented drug monopolies.

However, Professor Bryan Roth, director of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Psychoactive Drug Screening Program said: “We think that drugs derived from the active ingredient could be useful for a range of diseases: Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, chronic pain and even AIDS or HIV.”

According to Dr. Karl R. Hanes, Ph.D, Salvia Divinorum has proved to be very useful in treating the depressions of his patients. The herb was beneficial in relieving 5 out of 6 patients of their depression; but his studies were forcibly ceased when the herb was made illegal in his homeland of Australia.
Further reading: Antidepressant Effects of the Herb Salvia Divinorum: A Case Report by Dr. Karl R. Hanes, PhD

A survey of salvia users found that 38% described the effects as unique in comparison to other methods of altering consciousness. 23% said the effects were like yoga, meditation or trance.

Researchers from the University of California and California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute conducted a survey of 500 Salvia users which identified they ‘sometimes or often’ experience certain effects, as shown below.

Salvoa. Salvinorum A effects

There is so much to learn about Salvia, but so little research taking place. Hopefully the full potential of this plant is looked into and harnessed before it’s made illegal before Big Pharma forces governments to ban it.

Transforming Pain

embrace your painOne of the many parts of shamanic practice is the treatment of pain. The Western medicine approach to pain is that it is something to retreat from – to numb out of existence and then carry on life as normal. Of course, this method means that the pain and the cause of the pain are never truly dealt with. Instead they are just masked and the sufferer is fooled into thinking that the problem has gone away – the internal conversation they have with their self goes like this: “If I no longer feel the pain then there is no pain, I am therefore 100% healthy and everything is back to normal and working in perfect order”.

Now think about this question: What is the reason for pain?
Pain is an energetic manifestation that communicates an important message to us. It is using the sensation of discomfort to tell us that something isn’t right and needs healing. How absurd it is then that we take a pill to make the pain go away and forget about the problem. It’s like someone knocking at your front door telling you your house is on fire and you saying thanks very much but you’ve got a more important TV programme that you’re halfway through watching and you really want to get back to it.

The shamanic approach to pain is to embrace it. Pain is after all, just another sensation, albeit an uncomfortable one. By embracing pain you come to know it and more importantly you come to understand it. You can talk to your pain and ask it questions. You can ask it why it is manifesting in your physical body. You can also ask it what you need to do in order to heal the situation causing the discomfort. What I’ve written here may sound ludicrous to you, but ask yourself why do you consider it ludicrous? The answer is because your mind has been indoctrinated to believe that such things are ridiculous and impossible. They’re not. Change your thinking and you will change your life. Try it. It works.

Asking for Guidance

A medicine wheelThe Medicine Wheel is one of the earliest known symbols of ancient healing and our spiritual connection to the Infinite, but far from being consigned to the past it is still actively used today by many people the world over. Part of the Medicine Wheel are the Four Sacred Directions, each of which is aligned to a cardinal compass point associated to an animal archetype. These are commonly:

  • North – Hummingbird
    Embodies the archetype energies of flow, endurance and our spiritual journey
  • East – Eagle or Condor
    Transcendence, higher perspective
  • South – Serpent
    Connection and reconnection, binding together
  • West – Jaguar
    Change, transformation

Hummingbird, Jaguar, Serpent, EagleMany followers of Earth spirituality will ‘open’ some form of Medicine Wheel each day. This practice connects them to the infinite energies of the Four Sacred Directions and invites the qualities of each archetype into that person’s life. These archetypes will then provide guidance and assistance to the person throughout the day. It’s a great way to lovingly connect with the Infinite.

In the ‘modern’ world we were never taught to connect to nature and the Infinite, and so most of the time as adults we are lost, disconnected and unaware of the Infinite’s guiding and supporting energy. Because of this we can often find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck or disempowered. A way out is to ask for guidance.

How to ask for Guidance

You don’t need to be sitting inside a Medicine Wheel or to have performed a prior ceremony to the Four Sacred Directions for this technique to work. Sit comfortably, quieten your mind and become aware of Infinite Consciousness all around you. Feel the archetype energies of Hummingbird, Eagle, Serpent and Jaguar and know that everything is energetically connected to everything else: you are loved and part of an infinite awareness. When you are ready, release whatever it is you are struggling with to the Four Sacred Directions and ask for guidance. Once you’ve made your request offer gratitude and thanks.

universe answers

Guidance comes in many forms: it may come the moment after you ask for it, or maybe in a dream. Synchronicity will sometimes play a part too, so you may find the answer in a book you randomly pick up or in a conversation you have with a stranger. All you need to do is be open and receptive.

That’s the nature of the universe – once you ask for assistance it will always help you.

Unconditional Love

unconditional loveUnconditional Love is inside all of us. It is found in our heart centre and when we access it, we realise that Unconditional Love is everything.  It changes our energetic field too, supporting us, nourishing and welcoming us with the unconditional love of infinite consciousness.

In our everyday communications with people it’s easy to tell by their energy that they are not operating from their heart centre of Unconditional Love. Instead their mind is dominant over their heart and handles nearly every energetic exchange – their heart centre doesn’t get a look in!

A person who operates from Unconditional Love takes in all energetic communication through their heart centre, not their mind. Their minds are subservient to their hearts. The heart doesn’t need to think, it operates on Universal Love and all exchanges are true. There is no deceit, fear, injustice etc as these are created by the mind. The heart is and manifests only Unconditional Love and Unconditional Love is all there is.

When we operate from Unconditional Love we touch the infinite consciousness of the One.

Soul Eaters

soul eaterChild abuse interferes with and ultimately destroys a child’s energy, their energetic flow and vibrational uniqueness. If the abuse persists for long enough the victim’s energy flow will eventually be destroyed causing them to break down and stop functioning.

There is an energetic exchange during child abuse where the abuser takes the power (the ‘life force’ if you will) of the child. It’s not just the child’s energy that is taken, the abuse interferes with the child’s vibration and their ability to replace and regenerate their own power too, until all that’s left of the abused child is a shell – hence above I described these abusers as ‘Soul Eaters’.

The power taken from the abused passes to the abuser and remains with them, even after the abuse has taken place. The abuser is able to use the child’s stolen energy as they choose.

The abused child continues to hold their damaged vibration until they take their power back in some way (which is very difficult for them to do if they are broken), or get their power from an alternative source (is this why some of those abused later become abusers themselves?).

Child abuse is a very potent form of energy stealing: not only are young children unable to fight back and therefore easier to abuse. The energy taken from young children is ‘cleaner’ and more ‘pure’ too.