"In shamanic practice, we do not view the "medical" reasons as the root of your condition or suffering/pain - rather we look to recognize the "metaphysical" correlations as the underlying root issue of the physical manifestation. When we own our illness, there is no open door to healing. It is only when we own our good health, our natural state of being, that the miracles begin. Be mindful to own your Health - not your illness..."
Shamanism is the most ancient of all spiritual practices that has been around for thousands of years. It is still practiced in its original form by many tribal medicine people all over the world.
The word "shaman" literally means "one who sees in the dark". Learning to see with all of ones senses, looking beyond the physical form into the energetic body where all of your life information is stored; this is the way of the shaman.
Always in search of my native Cherokee roots, it wasn't until I happened upon a book called "Reiki Shamanism" (Jim Pathfinder Ewing) that I finally realized and was able to put a name to the method of healing which came natural to me. Though I had previously trained and long practicied the Traditional Usui Method of Reiki healing, there was always something else calling to me. This book unveiled that mystery and opened the way for me to combine both healing modalities into one practice.
My method of energy healing is a remembrance of these indigenous healing practices. When you come for a Reiki session, the door is open to shamanic healing as well. It is up to you and your intention as to how the session will progress. Whether it is for simple relaxation or a deeper energy clearing, my method is the same; a combined practice of all I have learned (and remembered) along the way.
"Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence."
- Michael Harner/Foundation for Shamanic Studies