Shamanism And Energy Therapy


Sheldon has studied and trained in shamanism and energy medicine for the past 8 years and is a certificate graduate of the Shamanic Healing and Energy Medicine training program of the Healing the Light Body School which is part of The Four Winds Society founded by medical anthropologist and psychologist, Alberto Villoldo. The Four Winds Society is an international research and training organization that trains physicians, psychologists, nurses, and lay persons in shamanic techniques of energy medicine. Below is a description of this energy process.

The prevailing premise of Energy Work is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical and emotional health. The energy work of this shamanic healing process called Illumination operates on the belief that we are surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field (LEF). Imagine that you are enveloped in a translucent, multicolored orb pulsing with blues, greens, magentas, and yellows, enfolding you to the width of your outstretched arms. Just above your skin streams of golden light shimmer and flow through the acupuncture meridians. Between your skin and the membrane of the LEF swirl resplendent currents that fuse into whirlpools of light, called subtle energy. You may have heard of subtle energy through such terms as life force, chi, meridians, chakras, biofields, or auras. These energies are called “subtle” because they are not easily detectable and scientists have not been able to develop instruments to reliably measure them. However, many people for centuries and across cultures have described seeing or feeling subtle energies to varying degrees.

This reservoir of vital force is a sea of living energy as indispensable to our health as oxygen and nutrients carried by the blood stream. They are the energies of the LEF, the purest and most precious fuel for life. There appears to be an interactive effect between the electromagnetic and subtle energies and emotions, thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, biochemistry, images and bodily sensations. This energy work helps to foster well-being by clearing and balancing the subtle energies of the LEF.

The LEF contains an archive of all our personal and ancestral memories, what we inherited, of all early life trauma, what happened where we were 6, 12, etc., all our genetic information, and even the painful wounds from former life times. These records or imprints are stored in full color and intensity of emotion. Imprints are like dormant computer programs that when activated compel us toward behaviors, relationships, accidents, and illnesses that match the imprint or imitate the initial wounding. Thus the pattern repeats. Our stories repeat themselves. These imprints in the LEF predispose us to follow certain pathways in life. They orchestrate the incidents, experiences, and people that show up in our lives and propel us to re-create painful dramas and heartbreaking encounters, yet ultimately guide us toward situations wherein we can heal our ancient  wounds. So the LEF contains a template for how our life will unfold based on the imprints in the LEF. It organizes our lives the way a magnet organizes the iron filings on a piece of glass.
These imprints in the LEF contain information.. This information informs the chakras (energy centers in the body), which then organize our physical and emotional worlds according to the information they receive. The chakras are the organs of the LEF. The chakras transmit information of past trauma and pain, contained in imprints in the LEF, into the nervous system. The chakras inform our neurophysiology, affecting our moods and influencing our emotional and physical well-being. The chakras also connect to the endocrine glands that regulate all of human behavior. This energy work, called the Illumination Process, clears the negative content of an imprint. According to this tradition, Shamanic healing practices erase these imprints and download a new code that is free of this information so that you don’t have to work it out through the next job, or the next spouse, or the next city, etc.

The Illumination Process achieves healing in three ways: (1) it burns up the sludge and deposits adhering to the walls of a chakra. This promotes longevity and strengthens the immune response. (2) it combusts the toxic energy around the malignant physical and emotional imprints; (3) it scours clean the imprints in the Luminous Energy Field. This Illumination Process brings healing at the source, at the blueprint level of our being. When these imprints are erased, one can readily change negative emotions and behaviors. The power of the immune system is unleashed, so that physical healing is accelerated.

Every imprint in the LEF is linked to a chakra through which it releases its toxic data into the central nervous system. The imprint is the source, the chakra the pipeline, and the nervous system the distribution network. Each chakra contains a map of the emotional and physical landscape of our life. The chakras contain maps of our life experience interpreted through their various lenses. In the first chakra are the survival maps, in the second our emotional maps, etc. I perform a chakra assessment to determine which chakra is the compromised energy center. I assess the chakras using muscle testing or a pendulum. Several chakras may test weak, indicating that there are multiples energy centers associated with this imprint. We want to identify the lowest affected chakra for therein likes the root of the problem. This is the chakra that we work with in the illumination process. When this chakra is cleansed and the imprint is erased in the LEF, the other chakras return to balance by themselves. (When we process the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of a traumatic event at the time it occurs no imprint is left in the LEF.) Once I locate the lowest compromised chakra I then apply deepening points. I cradle the client’s head in my hands with my fingers on the pressure points at the back of the head known in acupuncture as the heavenly gate. This promotes a light trance. I then reach down an open the chakra and at that time it begins to backwash. I may encourage the client to breathe more deeply allowing all that is associated with the issues we are working on to flow into the stone.

Although the energy techniques used in this process have been practiced by indigenous cultures for centuries and have a body of anecdotal evidence and some preliminary research studies to be safe and effective, they are considered outside traditional approaches to treatment and are considered to be alternative therapeutic processes that have yet to be tested by scientific research. As with many psychological and energy medicine processes it is possible to experience some emotional distress and physical sensations related to the issues being worked on. Emotions may continue to rise after a session and you are encouraged to discuss any such distress with me. This energy work addresses the energetic aspects of a distressing or negative life pattern, releasing blocks, realigning and clearing chakras and energy fields and balancing the energy body to allow healing to occur. This process does not treat medical conditions.
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