"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words."
I walk clients through the Medicine Wheel to access deep healing so that they can move forward in their lives with more confidence, ease, and grace. Below are the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. Because Shamanic healing is not bound by linear time, we may weave in and out of the directions in a more circular, or spiral, path.
Shedding the Past (Serpent, South)
Like a snake sheds its skin, we want to be able to let go of the past so that we can live in the present and dream our future into being. Initially it is necessary to heal past woundings and recalibrate the energy system. This is done through a deconditioning process of identifying and releasing outdated beliefs that aren’t true. These beliefs live in our subconscious and until we bring conscious awareness to them, they will be running the show in the background.
Shadow Integration (Jaguar, West)
Here we walk into our darkness, doing shadow work which involves meeting the parts of ourselves that we don’t like (anger, jealousy, shame, etc) to hear their messages and allow them to turn into allies. During this phase, we integrate lost soul parts and our shadow self so that we can own ALL of who we are. In this phase, we can heal ancestral wounding so that we stop living out the stories that have been passed down through the generations in our families.
Clarity in the Present (Hummingbird, North)
We then move into being present and having awareness when our old stories arise. Rather than being held hostage by them, we can choose a different path. At the same time, we work on identifying each client’s own values system and definition of success. The values become a filter for the client to make choices (if I do this, is it in alignment with my values and the life I want to create for myself). By having a personal definition of success, we can measure ourselves against that rather than the societal expectations and pressures of what we “should” be doing. There is a lot of freedom that comes from living life on our own terms.
Dreaming the Future into Being (Eagle, East)
The final phase is creating a life vision and breaking it down into smaller pieces. We begin to see life from a new perspective and believe that anything is possible. In this process, we work on manifesting the life of our dreams. We get very clear and precise about what we are asking for (making sure that it is from our soul’s purpose and not our ego) and tuning into our own inner guidance system, listening for messages and clues as to next steps to take in order to arrive at what it is we want. We look for synchronicities, follow our gut instincts, and co-create a life of our own making.