What is Core Shamanic Healing?

Re-posted from Michelle's Weebly blog Shamanic Healing is an ancient art going back to the dawn of mankind. Every tribal culture in history had a "shaman" to assist them in daily life. “Shaman” is the generic term the Western world has given to a practitioner who goes by many names around the world that vary, depending upon indigenous culture and the responsibilities which that person has in the community, as well as language/culture, tribal beliefs, gender, etc. The process by which different indigenous peoples choose shamans varies greatly, depending upon their specific spiritual and cultural beliefs. Essentially, anyone who is in a shamanic role within the community is a

What is Reiki?

Re-posted from Michelle's Weebly blog (pronounced Ray-Key) Perhaps the gentlest form of complimentary/Eastern medicine, Reiki is, in general terms, a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" or by working just above a person's body, in their energy field. (In some ways, it is similar to other forms of gentle energy healing, like Therapeutic Touch.) This is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and causes us to be alive (similar to the Chinese concept of "Chi"). When there is a block in this energy, especially over several areas of the body or multiple chakras (energy centers),

The Benefits of EFT (The Emotional Freedom Technique)

Re-posted from Michelle's Weebly blog Ever heard of EFT or "The Tapping Method?" It is a wonderful, easy to learn and apply technique created by Gary Craig. Technically, it is a form of alternative therapy or energy healing. This process can be applied to everything...yes really, everything--from pain to anxiety/stress to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to cravings for alcohol and drugs, side effects of chemotherapy, psoriasis, for allergies, asthma, nightmares, chronic illnesses, social awkwardness and difficulty with love and relationships...and the list goes on and on. The best things about EFT are that anyone can learn and apply it, from very young children to people with limited m

Amma -- Words of Wisdom For a New Year

Re-posted from Michelle's Weebly blog Amma is a wonderful humanitarian, also known as "The Hugging Saint," the world over. She is the embodiment of motherly love and respects all religions and spiritual paths based in peace and love. I have met and hugged this wonderful, loving woman who does so many great actions to help others with the donations that her charity, amma.org, collects. She works tirelessly for the good of others and has many wise teachings to share. She is originally from Asia, but travels on extensive tours each year, not keeping any of the donations she collects for herself, but building orphanages, hospitals, schools, and nursing homes in third world countries and a

The Power of Forgiveness

Re-posted from Michelle's Weebly blog Looking to start the new year off in a healthier way? Want to learn from your past and not keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again? Forgiving yourself and others who have hurt you is a wonderful way to start to move your life forward in a happier way. It may not be easy...but it is life changing and makes us wiser and more compassionate in the long run. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. We all know this. So, why do we beat ourselves up and judge ourselves so harshly when we make a mistake? Why do we lose sight of our true potential by holding grudges against those who have hurt us? The act of forgiveness does not say, "W

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