Shamanic Healing

What is Shamanic Healing?

Shamanic healing enables us to trace the root of a problem and change our affinity for the issue within our energy system. This, in turn, frees us from old binding thought patterns and behaviours and connects us to the infinite possibilities available to us in this beautiful universe we are connected to.

In the Inca tradition, these energy medicine practices have been handed down orally for over five thousand years.

Shamanic WheelAli’s Mesa of stones, her medicine bundle, contains wounds that have now healed, her stones have been through the rites that connect them to a long lineage of inka medicine men.

Ali works primarily with the Luminous energy field around the physical body (like an aura). When we can clear ourselves of imprints in the energy body, we can experience freedom. An imprint is like a programme which can’t be switched off on your computer, it can be triggered by words or an experience. Imprints can come from past lives, be handed down by our ancestors, as well as personal trauma’s and wounds.

Ali works with her highest heart energies, creating a safe space for deep inner work if needs be. She keeps the path clear, remaining disengaged and in a place of stillness. She works with the client’s highest potential in mind, steering clear of illusions and old stories that have been long out of date. She helps the client make his or her own decisions from a centred and grounded place.

You have an energy body as well as a physical body. Your energy body contains information that programmes health or disease in your physical body and mind. This information comes from your family history or life experiences, even past life experiences. You need healing when life seems a struggle. The luminous energy body holds the template for our health. Heavy energies can accumulate over the course of a lifetime and interrupt the free flow of energy through the chakra’s. By clearing and transforming these heavy energies, the luminous field can re-pattern the body and soul back to wellness.

What to expect in a session

All shamanic work is conducted in very safe sacred space and is strictly private and confidential.

During a session the client remains fully clothed. You are given all the time you need to talk about the presenting problem, the process continues by placing you in a very comfortable position – preferably lying down, where Ali will use two acupressure points at the back of your head (this is the only hands-on contact you will receive), to place you in a very relaxed and deepened state. After the healing any homework or lifestyle changes that are necessary to support your healing process will be discussed. The solutions are as creative as you want them to be, with sacred drama, sand paintings, fire ceremony. Ali helps her clients interact with nature in a way that is intimate, mutually supportive and therapeutic. She has a close connection with Pachamamma – the great spiritual earth mother, with the Apus – the tall mountain peaks, the stars, the wind, the rivers and the trees.

The details

Sessions mostly last for one and a half hours. It’s suggested that you receive at least 3 sessions of energy healing, which will be tailored to your individual needs using any of the processes listed below.

The cost of a session is  £45 per hour, £65 for 1.5 hrs and £80 for 2 hrs.

stone on waterIt helps to be very clear about the issue that you would like to deal with even though this may change. Here is an outline of the type of processes that Ali may use; Ali may use a combination of these, or none depending on what’s right at that time. You can expect to feel lighter, clearer and more at ease with yourself after only one session. Change can come very quickly for some, but it generally expresses itself slowly, with time. You may be encouraged to keep a journal. You may experience vivid dreams or have sudden insights in the following weeks. The healing may be quite different to the way you imagined it to be.

The Illumination Process

Illumination has been practiced for thousands of years and is a powerful tool for personal transformation. Its underlying principle is that our emotional, genetic and karmic history organises energy, often leaving dense or heavy imprints in our luminous field, which creates emotional and physical dysfunction.

This process brings us back into balance; into what Inca shamans call Ayni, or proper relationship with all life, so that the universe can again work on our behalf. The illumination process achieves healing in three ways. First, it burns up the sludge and deposits adhering to the walls of a chakra. This promotes longevity and strengthens the immune response. Second, it combusts the toxic energy around malignant and emotional imprints. This is the fuel that an imprint chooses to express itself. Third, it scours clean the imprints in the Luminous Energy Field. The illumination process connects us to the source, at the blueprint level of our being. When these imprints are erased, one can readily change negative emotions and behaviours. The power of the immune system is unleashed, so that physical healing can be accelerated.

“The illumination process erases imprints and overwrites them with light, so we break free from the grip of karma, and we’re no longer guided unconsciously through our lives into the repeating emotional and physical ailments we can see so clearly when we look back at our histories” Healing through the luminous energy field, Alberto Villoldo PhD

Illuminations are helpful when:
You are struggling to heal from traits (health or emotional) that are part of your ancestry.
Emotional traumas continue to haunt you when you’ve tried other healing modalities.

Extraction and Cleansing

The emotions of hate, envy, anger, and similar strong emotions that other people direct towards you can sometimes become crystalized toxic energies that embed themselves in your body. These toxic energies are also created from chronic self abuse, negative self talk, or from a physical injury. Crystallized energies that have hardened within the body often originate from former lifetimes.

The expression of being ‘stabbed in the back’ is more than a simple metaphor. In the shamanic perspective, these are ‘psychic darts and arrows’ that we encounter when negative thoughts and feelings are directed towards us. Left untended an intrusion can turn into a chronic illness. An extraction involves removing and releasing the intrusion, clearing the affected area and is generally followed with soul retrieval.

An intrusive energy or entity embeds itself within the central nervous system. Many physical and psychological problems are caused by or become worse because of intrusive energies or entities. This energy is often responsible for producing anxiety, depression, addictions, mood swings, and a host of other symptoms.

Intrusive entities are disincarnate spirits trapped between this world and the next. Sometimes it may be one of our own former lifetimes that has awakened in our subconscious mind and wants to live again, battling with our current self for control of our central nervous system or it may be a deceased relative or friend who is coming to us for assistance. Intrusive energies are fluid, streaming throughout the luminous energy field like a dark rippling tide.

Negative energies are initially attracted to us because they have an affinity with us. We draw these energies to us in the same way that we attract certain kinds of people to ourselves. After the extraction, the affinity to that particular type of energy is removed and healed as well.

Ali can also cut ties (negative relationships with others) and cleanse the luminous energy body.

Extractions are helpful when:
You are depressed
You have mood swings or dual personality shifts.
There is substance abuse, binges and uncontrollable addiction.
Releasing spirits compassionately helps these souls to move on to a place of peace and frees the client from the influences of the suffering being.

De-coupling or Fight or Flight

When the body has the ‘fight or flight’ locked on, we can use up huge amounts of energy staying on red alert, keeping us safe. This simple technique de-couples this mechanism and the body learns how to relax thoroughly. This is particularly helpful for people who feel stressed or burnt out.

Soul Retrieval

Soul retrieval is an ancient natural healing technique in which the shaman (through visioning, soul flight and tracking) recovers the original clarity and brilliance of the client’s soul and re-integrates it into their energy body to restore balance.

After mending the past, we can also heal the future by tracking the clients highest destiny.

AndesSoul Loss is a shamanic term used to describe an imbalance caused by the loss or disassociation of some part of our vital essence. It is a spiritual illness caused by trauma in this life or another,that can result in emotional or physical disease. This trauma and emotional splitting can come in many forms:

Emotional or physical abuse, incest, rape, assault, divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, accidents, illness, or surgery.

In these instances a natural human response is to disassociate from our bodies to cope with the pain. However, sometimes these fractured parts of our souls do not return, and without wholeness of our entire being we can find functioning in the world difficult and painful.

Sometimes we experience soul loss because we have given part of our vital essence to someone else, or allowed them to take it. This may happen because we believe we are helping someone, or someone who doesn’t want to let go of us is trying to hold on. However, no one can use our vital essence except us. The result of ‘soul theft’ is often an unnatural or unhealthy connection to another person that begins to feel awkward and uncomfortable to us.

Soul retrieval can help with:
Chronic depression
Lack of vitality, numbness, fatigue
An unhealthy connection to any individual, past partner or family member
Feeling that you’re watching life from the outside
Chronic illness or weak immune system
Feelings of emptiness that you try to fill with external things
Difficulty staying present in your body or having memory gaps
Addictions/destructive behaviour
Extreme cases: Multiple personality disorders or the inability to function .

Ceremony/Rites and Rituals

There are times in our lives when it’s helpful to have a rite of passage or a ritual. This allows us to call upon Great Spirit to be witness to our intentions and empowers the changes that we want to make. Whether it’s moving from one stage of life to another, whether it’s loss, or celebration. The cycles of life and death and re-birth, live within in us. When we offer our prayers to Spirit, we know that they will be answered. We simply have to get out of the way and watch it unfold!

With thanks and acknowledgement to Alberto Villoldo PhD for his teachings and words from “Shaman, Healer, Sage” Bantam books 2000


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