I recently had an appointment with my masseuse/personal yoga teacher. Yeah, I’m a really lucky guy. It turns out that she’s also a shaman and in my most recent session she uh…shammaned me.
I have had this feeling of intense anger and uncontrollable emotions, ones that were not affected by years of therapy or medication. However, I have consistently been able to fix everything that was wrong in my life up until this point. The day before I met with my magical shamanistic yoga teacher I told my therapist “by tomorrow I’ll know exactly what is going on and how to fix it.: I had no idea how right I would be.
I asked my yoga shaman for massage and energy healing. However, asking a yoga teacher for a massage results in a serious of postures in which one gets massaged instead of the normal stationary position that we’re used to.
After the postures came the real massage. I laid down, muscles relaxed and fell asleep. When I awoke I felt significantly lighter, like a weight had been lifted. My therapist told me that I had some things removed from me in the spiritual realm. One was, and I quote:”the scariest thing [she] had ever encountered doing energy work. Apparently a conscious being was residing inside of my energy field and she did her best to get it out but would have to spend a couple more sessions getting it out. Skeptical? So was I… but here is a bit of background.
Years ago I began to go through a life crisis. I felt as if a being was possessing me and I couldn’t get it out. Everyone told me that I was going crazy, but of this I was sure. I eventually accepted that it was all in my mind but in my mind’s eye I had this distinct image of a dark snake like object inhabiting the entire left side of my body. Over the years this bothered me to no end…I could almost feel it moving around. Now, I have been cleared as a lucid sane human being but this feeling still remained. It was only after all of the other symptoms had disappeared (depression, mania, etc.) that I realized something was wrong. I thought that it was a medication issue so I changed that but nothing happened.
Luckily I had an appointment with this woman. She told me that she was removing a snake like conscious entity from me…which is just unpleasant and nerve wracking. I immediately put it in terms that I could understand that this was just a way of interpreting trauma, or pain but ultimately it didn’t matter.
The treatment worked! The next day I left my house feeling as if the whole universe loved me. My social anxiety calmed down and I understood that there is a life force in everything that is inherently loving, even this thing that may or may not be in my body. From the ground, from the sky…from the cars! I just felt this emanating out of everything. It made me extremely happy. Life was returning to the way it felt before I started having these “hallucinations”…
I remember the time that the world seemed to be bursting with love and I walked through this gracefully everything seemed to just fall into place, I loved others, they loved me, I was never afraid of dark snakes coming out of people which is what happened after that initial…thing (metaphorically?) attached itself to me.
I’m clearly still struggling through all of this but it took years for my mind to become clear enough to acknowledge what was happening and as soon as I did there was a healing persona already in place.
I am going to go through a few more sessions. Normally I would be skeptical and think that this is a person trying to siphon money from me but not only have I known her for years, and learned to trust her character and integrity but I have seen the results. A weight has already been lifted and I’m returning not only to health but to enjoying life and appreciating the spirit of life more than ever.
What about you? Have you had similar experiences either from a skeptical perspective or one of transformation? How have alternative healing or shamanism/energy work affected your life? Even if you don’t believe in any of it but are curious I encourage you to leave a comment.