My Approach to Shamanism

A great question I get asked is, “How did I get into shamanism, and do I teach it, and how does one learn more?” For me, my shamanic path was an AWAKENING to the fact that I am, and always have been, a healer.

My path as a healer began by getting a Reiki certification in 2003, and then in 2012, I became a Reiki Master. I was about to start launching my business as a Reiki Master, and the universe sent an email to me through my uncle where the title said, “Do you want to be a healed, healer?” And at the time, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my body, so yes, “I wanted to be a healed, healer!” It was a two-year program. The first year was to become an energy healer using crystals, connecting to and communicating to guides, and clearing and healing the chakras. And then the second year was to learn to heal old wounds and become certified in shamanism. I was not familiar with shamanism, and questioned whether I would even continue the second year of the program and yet I trusted that this was my next best step in my healing journey.

As part of the program it was recommended I spend time in intuitive development classes and groups to further open up my connection to guidance and learn to trust my intuition. During one intuitive circle, while in meditation, I had a remembrance, a vision of me being at a fire ceremony as an indiginous healer. When I asked “was this me in a past lifetime?”, I immediately knew that I was. I was then shown through past life regression meditations many times where I’ve been a medicine person and a healer. And in one meditation I heard, “You’re a shaman.” And in that moment I knew that I was destined to be a shamans and now on the path to learn how to be that in this lifetime! I have studied with, and continue to learn, from several Shaman’s here in the United States as well as in Peru.