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Shamanic Journeying

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Shamanic Journey defined by Sandra Ingerman: Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the “invisible worlds” beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in any area of our lives-from spirituality and health to work and relationships.

Recently, my friend who practices Shamanic healing offered to journey for me.  She made the offer because I was feeling highly anxious around my oldest son, who is to start high school next year.  The anxiety affected me and my family.  I was up late at night, rushing here and there to make last minute exam appointments, filling out applications days before they were due, all resulting in my son pulling away from me even more.  And my own body, feeling tight and achy, especially in my hip joints.

Before we began, my friend had a few questions for me to get a better sense of what needed healing.  I recall feeling at the end of our question and answer session that my answers seemed lame and contrived.  It was like I was trying to pin my fear and mistrust on something arbitrary, when really the fear was so deep and heavy!

The journey.  We both placed headphones on and listened to some rich, rhythmic drumming to help us sink into deep meditation.  From my perspective (as I peeked through one eye), my friend took to it immediately, while I fumbled with the sound, with the earphones, etc. and just when I got settled, my phone began to vibrate with a call from my husband.  I quickly sent a return text to call him back later.

I could’ve stayed in meditation longer, but my friend was done.  She began to make some movements around the room and talk quietly.  She shared with me her experience which was amazing.  Part of the energy healing that I received had to do with a past life resolution where my son and I got to hug and say “Goodbye, I love you,” as we parted ways, never to see each other again in this past life. During this 12-minute healing, my other son left a message on my phone (the phone call that came from my husband’s phone), repeating over and over “Goodbye, I love you! Goodbye, I love you!” right at the same time those same words were in my friends journey!!

As my friend recapped her experience, I felt profound sadness well up and release.  I cried and cried for a loss that occurred in a past life that was carried through to this life.  The fear and mistrust of my son was manifesting in these current time ways, but were really not of this lifetime.

Since the journey, tension with my son has fallen away, the fear of him going to high school has dissipated.  For me, it feels like we’re on a new path.  Perhaps he doesn’t really notice…or maybe he does.

This experience has me thinking… how is it that many of us go through life without shamanism, without seeking spiritual healers?  It seems crazy to not have spirit healers that can journey for us.  Before this, I sooo wanted to have a good relationship with my son, but something was blocking it and that something was in non-current time.  I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to access it myself and heal it.  All I know is that I’m forever grateful to my friend for her practice of shamanism and her willingness to journey to help heal myself and others.




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