What Is Reiki?
What Is Intuitive Reading?
My personal perspective is that we are all born with psychic abilities ~ also referred to as our intuition or third sight. Some of us just use it more frequently and like with any ‘muscle’ the more we use it the stronger our psychic abilities or intuition becomes – and the more we can trust the messages being provided to us. Participating in an intuitive reading is a way of getting guidance from an objective source about issues you are currently struggling to understand. An intuitive reading helps to define choices you have already made and also emphasizes your freedom of choice while giving you other options to help you understand your situation. Having this type of consultation and conversation can show you certain paths that you might not have thought of, or that were not that clear to you before, even offering a different and helpful perspective on your situation.
When an intuitive reading is given, the reader is picking up energetic patterns from the client, some of which may not be consciously recognized or acknowledged at the moment.. These patterns integrate the current state of mind of the client and the decisions made up until this point. Therefore the reading that is given is based on where they are currently at, and is always subject to an individual’s free will choices. However, an intuitive reading can help empower change, understand what our strengths are, bring to light options that we may not necessarily see and show us how to use these to live up to our highest potential.
What Does A Medium Do?
A medium serves as an intermediary between the world of the living and the world of spirit, sharing communications for both parties to assist in healing, learning, peace, and growth. Every person has an ability to communicate with spirits, angels, ancestors, and more, however the degree of effectiveness in this conversation is a matter of the level of practice, inner clarity, and experience. Since each individual person is unique in their characteristics and experiences, each practicing medium has their own particular ways to listen, interpret, and share messages…so you may feel more comfortable working with a particular professional’s style based on your own style as well.
A medium who has received certification has completed a specific training program, had their communication abilities affirmed by an experienced teacher/practitioner, and agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics for the highest and best good of all. There are other individuals with naturally born abilities who have had little or no ‘formal’ training, but are outstanding communicators and conduits for healing. In my own case, most of my learning has come through direct guidance from my inner teachers and experiences ~ however I am privileged to have also been certified by the esteemed medium and teacher Carol Nicholson.
What Is Shamanism?
While the term “shamanism” may initially conjure up primarily images of indigenous medicine men and women, it is actually a way that people from any culture can heal themselves and others, work with the past and future, relate in new ways to a higher power (Spirit, God, Universe, or other nomenclature), and re-envision the interaction and inter-dependencies between human life, nature, animals, and the unseen worlds and energies that surround us.
Using such specific traditional tools as journeying, dialoging, soul retrieval, communicating with spirit guides (angels, ancestors, animal totems, spiritual teachers, and more), plant medicine, and other energy connections, a shaman assists themselves and others to find new perspectives, personal contracts, and expressions of unique purposes and contributions. Please see the Society for Shamanic Practitioners web site for additional information. Article in Prevention Magazine, January 2014 Prevention Magazine 2014 Shamanism Article
Some Helpful Reading Resources:
2015 Shamanic Global Summit – Michael Stone’s Living A Shamanic Way of Life
Prevention Magazine, January 2014 “Could Shamanic Healing Be The Answer You’ve Been Looking For?”
Change Your Story, Change Your Life by Carl Greer and Alberto Villoldo, 2014
Awaken the Inner Shaman, Jose Luis Stevens, 2014
Reiki False Beliefs Exposed for All, Steve Murray, 2006
Soul Medicine, Norman Shealy and Dawson Church, 2008
The Creation of Health, Caroline Myss and Norman Shealy, 1998
Love and Intuition, Sherrie Dillard, 2010
The Genie in Your Genes, Dawson Church, 2014
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), Dawson Church