In shamanic traditions, a more holistic approach is taken to heal a person. It’s not just the physical body that is looked at, but the spiritual, emotional and mental bodies are also addressed too. In essence, the shaman deals with cause and effect, as is the case with laws of physics.
When the root cause is treated, true healing is achieved. If we only treat the effects and suppress the symptoms, diseases would continue to reoccur. In this way, generational and genetic diseases and conditions can be remediated. Sometimes this means the shaman travels back in time to the original hurt. Since the shaman knows how to cross the veil of time and space, the shaman can change how the past affects the present and the future.
When it comes to shamanic healing there is the medicine of the spirit and the medicine of the body which complements each other. Just like in western medicine, if someone goes to the emergency department in a hospital with an arrow in their back, doctors take action to repair the damage that was inflicted on a physical level. On the spiritual level, the shaman would also take a similar approach in the spirit realm. The shaman would take remedial action to remove the psychic arrow in the auric body and cleanse the wound, so that healing can occur.
With Shamans, diseases are seen as intrusions that don’t belong in the body and enter from outside. It could be a virus, an arrow, negative thought forms or negative emotions. Left long enough, it can become critical due to loss of power, or loss of parts of the soul — thus allowing the disease to enter and manifest in the person.
3 Causes of Diseases in Shamanic Traditions
Disharmony, or loss of a sense of belonging can affect a person’s vitality. Disharmony can come in the form of a toxic relationship, job loss or other forms of emotional and mental traumas. Disharmony causes a decrease of personal power, making us vulnerable to diseases.
When a person experiences chronic fear constantly, it can cause an imbalance in the body making us more vulnerable to disease. Fear decreases the ability of the immune system by putting our body into a fight or flight mode all the time. When we are always in crisis mode, there comes a point when there aren’t enough resources to do all the functions of the body properly to stay healthy. In modern psychology and western medicine, fear is also noted to promote disease.
3. Soul Loss
Soul loss is the most serious of the three causes. Soul Loss can cause serious diseases and premature deaths. It can be seen as a serious wound that results in fragmentation of the person’s inner essence often due to trauma. Often it makes the person question who and what they are.
Some Developing Symptoms of Diseases
- Loss of belonging
- Low immunity
- Feeling fragmented
- Inability to feel or receive love
- Memory blocks of big parts of your life
- Sudden apathy and indifference
- Lack of joy, initiative, or inability to feel joy
- Serious injury or serious internal diseases
- A predisposition to suicide or addictions
- And also sadness, despair and depression
With shamanic healing, healing occurs in 4 stages. In the 1st stage power is increased in the client, like a battery getting recharged. In stage 2, diagnosis happens. It’s where the issue is discovered, the cause is found & the understanding of the effect on the client’s body happens. In the 3rd stage, the client takes over and their own healing process takes place. With the 4th stage, the vital practice of soul retrieval is performed. It’s through retrieving these lost soul pieces, that the client heals properly.
With the art of shamanic healing dis-ease can be reduced or eliminated according to the highest good for your soul’s journey. In a way, a shaman can be seen as a doctor, a psychologist, an alchemist, and even an artist who brings about beauty and wellness to peoples lives.
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