July has been an intense month of healing, both within myself and within my shamanic clients. Many healers work with clients at moments of intense pain and crisis, to help focus on the specific triggers, intrusions, and blockages. After those have been removed, the natural healing process can take over, and the client can feel relief.
Many healers work with clients for short periods of time, and then provide supportive integration and aftercare for a few weeks following the healing. Here is a client's story of integration and healing:
"During the course of the healing, Monika was able to intuit several specific issues I was unpacking at the time of the healing, and to process them with me both verbally and spiritually. Her healing not only covered emotional and mental ailments, but some physical and ancestral issues as well. Monika was understanding and tactful during our time together, keeping my safety and comfort in the experience as her top priority, and taking pains to confirm anything she was telling me through rune casting, conversation, as well as what she was communicating with her spirits about.
After having this healing experience with Monika, I immediately felt some deeper knots in my being untwist, and I felt more relaxed than I have in a few months. A lot of stress I was facing at work has felt more manageable-- meaning, I still feel it, but I don't feel drained by it. I'm excited to go to work again, and not huddling up in bed. As a school teacher, that was really helpful in the last couple weeks before the year ended! Emotional and relationship issues I was facing unwrapped and became a lot easier to be straightforward about. A pain in my feet Monika noticed has ultimately remained, but abated for a few weeks after she helped to heal it. An internal infection she noticed that I had gotten treatment for two days before the healing cleared up. She wasn't examining that part of my body with anything except her spirits to guide her, so I thought this was particularly impressive. I can't necessarily attribute that healing to Monika's work, BUT I think it's important to note that she noticed it without any prompting from me. Before she knew I had received treatment for it, she suggested I go see a doctor-- which says a lot about her character as a healer. She isn't trying to claim that shamanism can replace other forms of medicine. She works to honor the importance of other healers in preserving her clients' well being. Overall it was a really good experience, it was worth paying her well for her services, and I will totally do it again without hesitation."One of the greatest omens for an effective ritual is that a client can return to his/her everyday life, refreshed, renewed, and ready to face the same struggles with new willpower. I give great thanks to the Spirits for working with us both that day, and I am overjoyed for this client's health!
Hail and Thank You, Helping Spirits!