30 September, 2016

Helping to heal a broken foot with sacred tattoos

This past month, I worked with a client who had a broken foot. The circumstances surrounding this bone break were very strange, occurring right after a family funeral. There were difficulties during the healing process, as well as pain issues. The client contacted me to help discover if there was a spiritual/emotional/mental component to her physical injury.

After making her comfortable, I began to sing my songs, and call in the Spirits. I specifically asked for help with physical healing. I've received intermediate training in First Aid and CPR, but I am not a doctor, and my skill set focuses on the mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of healing. I needed help from the Otherworlds, and I got a not-so-subtle nudge to grab my beginner's anatomy workbook* and immediately focus my vision on the area.

Without going into too many personal details, I observed that the break was healing extremely slowly & poorly due to "dead energy" around it. During my training, I learned that hospitals, crisis centers, funeral homes, etc. can be "sinkholes" of dead energy (Souls who have not fully moved on yet, spiritual intrusions taking advantage of cracks in the aura/shielding of the body, and other things). Different Helping Spirits can work with the shaman in removing the influence of this dead energy, such as psychopomps, smoky quartz crystals, black kyanite, and yew wood.

After a very targeted healing around the area, Coyote began to speak about the importance of sacred tattoos; they bring healing into the physical realm and "lock it in," and they can also function as additional protection for the aura/etheric shielding around the body. He became really excited, and wanted me to give the client a tattoo to help her foot remain protected! I laughed, and reminded him that I am not a tattoo artist (or even that great of an artist) and that a tattoo is a very permanent mark on the body... I prodded him for a creative solution, and He focused on the black Sharpie marker on my desk.

With the client's permission, I drew healing designs on her foot, as well as a few Runes to help seal the magic. Algiz for protection, Wujoy for joy, and Jera for natural healing processes.

(c) Healing Coyote, 2016
 We thanked all of the Helping Spirits, and especially Coyote for his creativity! This lesson has inspired me to doodle designs when I'm taking a break between appointments, in case the need arises again. I look forward to more creative solutions when given a historical answer to a healing problem.

Hail and Thank You Spirits!

*It is very important for a healer to know his/her strengths, and especially his/her weaknesses. Many shamans are trained in a variety of methods, both by human teachers and Spirits, and excel in a few. Part of my "continuing education" is to learn more about physical healing and traditional medicine, so that I understand the images and instructions that are shown to me. What are your strengths? Where do you need more education?

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