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The Blessing of Shamanism and the I AM

What many people don’t realise is that shamanism is a way, a way that breathes you, that moves you, that touches you deep in the heart. It is a connection to All That Is. It is the I AM.

It is a blessing to help us navigate through the layers of soul that need healing as we move deeper into ourselves.
It has Infinite Spirit and as we are on the Earth – shamanism is one of the most powerful tools to help us to connect with the Spirits of the Earth and the Universe! Yes those Spirits that love us and wish to help us to heal so we can all live in more Earth friendly ways on our beautiful Mother (the Mother Earth) and we can all do what our souls came to do!

Shamanism speeds up the healing path and stops many repeating patterns as it goes right to the original hurt to heal the depth of ourselves. When we do this all subsequent patterns are removed although this doesn’t necessarily make it easier as we still have to face what needs healing within ourselves, but the difference is we are held by Spirit as we do this and we are supported by the Spirit of the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine wheel is a connection to all the directions, all the elements and the Spirits that come from the directions. It is really like saying “God come closer, support and hold me until I am through” and God comes and Great Spirit hears your prayers and answers.

Shamanism trains you in the power of ceremony that when anything is happening in your life and you do ceremony the call for help is amplified. This is the power of ceremony. When you are initiated in the Medicine Wheel it is like the Spirits hear you and see you – it is like you can see the answers coming and the blessings coming (when you are ready). Even through the tough bits of life the shamanic wheel and your friends (Spirits) in the directions you can feel them and you know they are there to support you.

Shamanism also goes right to the depth of our Spirit allowing any work we have done on our mind or emotions to beautifully merge. In healing shamanism returns energies back to their proper place in the Universe without judgement so that peace and harmony is restored.

In a nutshell Shamanism is Love.

Even if you are religious shamanism can beautifully merge with any aspect of your life and any religion as it (not being religious itself) connects you to all the directions rather than just up i.e. God in all the directions and within.
As you peel away the layers and look within, we hope that you will reach the beauty that is within us all, as you walk your soul walk in deep peace and harmony. We hope that you hear the sound of your heart so you have the deep peace, sincere joy and the Love of the I Am Presence that we all seek.

White Feathers Woman talks about Shamanism – Shamanism is Love:

Healing the deeper soul – past lives and our emotions

Sometimes we have feelings that are not our own, by this we mean that we are allowed to feel everything that we need to help us to heal ourselves. Healing is not always completed in sessions or workshops but is a journey of life – a deepening into who we are. It is the everyday feelings and thoughts and actions that tell us about ourselves and what is our next steps. Being honest with ourselves is a good start.

These feelings that are not always our own can be due to a number of different energies. An example being earthbound spirits i.e. spirits that have not ascended into heaven and are connected to us in some way through past lives, ancestral or other ties. These earthbound spirits can remain attached to people throughout lifetimes due to emotions such as trauma and fear and remain there until they are helped and released back to their rightful place in the Universe. The person who carries these energies can feel unlike themselves at times and be carrying many characteristics of the entity unbeknownst to themselves. When the spirit is released, they can often feel a void and as if part of them is missing, which is completely normal as the spirit could have been with them all their lives. This is when their soul parts also need to come back to them.

An example of this was that a lady recently went to see Grey Elk (Paul) for a healing. She had visited an old battle site which had been a war zone centuries ago and since then she had been feeling energies attached to her and hearing voices shouting about war and being killed. Naturally she was quite distressed by this as she didn’t know why this was happening.

During the healing, Grey Elk was shown that this woman had once been a soldier in this war and had been killed during the battle. Grey Elk was then able to proceed by taking the woman back to that time safely when she faced her death on the battlefield and by doing so, released the spirit (that was a part of her) and had attached to her. By doing this all the other spirits that recognised her and had attached to her from the battle site were also released. This is an example of how parts of ourselves can remain stuck until we deal with them.

Know that whatever comes up for you you will be ready for. There are lots of very good healing modalities that can help a person to heal. It is the intent of the healer and their ability to get out of the way to let Great Spirit through is that which is really important.

May your journey of healing be a blessed and gentle one.

 

Helping our Ancestors in Spirit

Our Ancestors are the lineage we are born into, before we come in as a soul we choose our parents and in choosing them, we choose the lessons we came here to learn to some degree. There is sometimes  a contract between us and them as we help and teach each other on this Earth walk.

Usually our Grandparents and parents are our teachers in the younger years of our life although this varies for everyone. They our the physical blood connection in this body and they can also be our guardians.

When an Ancestor crosses over (be it near family or grandparents) it can be a traumatic time for us. The love is often very strong and sometimes we can hold on to them emotionally. In cases we can also experience soul loss and need soul retrieval work to bring us back to wholeness. Sometimes the Ancestors also hold on to us emotionally, thus they become earthbound (not fully ascended to Heaven) when they cross.

Ancestors, or Spirits, can be earth bound for many reasons – an attachment to a person or a place, carrying an emotion such as guilt for fear of being judged when they cross, sudden death, and also dying from conditions where they have been very “out of it” they may not fully cross over as they are disorientated. These are just a few examples why some Ancestors or Spirits have stayed behind.

When an Ancestor or Spirit is Earth bound and still around you, you may feel their emotions as if they were your own and you may be unaware of this.

The good news is that they can be released and freed and guided up to Heaven where they become part of Source bringing both you and them a great sense of peace. It is also true that once they are a part of Source they can see clearly and are not masked by the lower vibrations of this earth so they are able to help you from a place of love (being a part of Source). So do not be afraid to let them truly go as in doing so they will become one with the love in your heart in returning home to Source.

Soul retrieval – are you missing a piece?

In many cultures over the world the concept of soul retrieval is shared by the indigenous peoples even if it is called a different name. Soul retrieval is when an aspect of someone’s soul leaves their body through trauma, sickness, or another reason such a soul shock.

The shaman or shamanic practitioners purpose is to bring the soul part or soul parts (sometimes called soul fragments) back to the person to make the soul full again.

Some indicators of soul loss may be addictions, always looking for something, never satisfied, looking out not within, always changing jobs to name a few.

Traditionally the shaman would journey out to the worlds to find the soul part and bring it back and blow it into the person through their heart and crown chakras.

It came to Grey Elk in his work of the power of 3 where there are the 3 worlds – the lower, middle, and upper and in the Celtic tradition they have colours; the black, the red and the white cauldron also in the African tradition you have the black, the red and the white medicine.

After reading the book Chosen by the Spirits Following your Shamanic Calling by Sarangerel, where in the Mongolian tradition one part of the soul goes to the lower world, one part goes to the middle world and one part goes to the upper world Grey Elk had been guided to do a similar practice for his soul retrievals. In this Mongolian tradition the part that goes to the lower world will pick up its karma on the way back for this life, the part of the soul that goes to the middle world connects with the stone people and the tree people (this is why we say we are all connected as we are the stones, the trees and the Source in everything is an extension of ourselves). The last aspect of the soul resides in the spirit world.

So now when Grey Elk does Soul retrieval, he is guided to blow in all 3 aspects of the person, the first part goes into the lower cauldron bringing back the vitality of the soul, the next into the middle cauldron which reconnects it with its power and the last into the upper cauldron which reconnects the soul with spirit.

If is such a joyful and humbling experience when you can see a person truly touched by the beauty of Great Spirit and once again feeling whole.

To view our post from last September which has 2 examples of soul retrieval click here.

To learn how to do soul retrieval please see the shamanic practitioners course starting later this month.

Blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

Events

Shamanic Practitioners Medicine Wheel – São Miguel Azores Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of the Shamanic Practitioners Medicine Wheel on the beautiful island of São Miguel Azores.

This is part 1 of the shamanic practitioners course led by Grey Elk (Paul) and assisted by White Feathers Woman (Melanie) from Pathway teaching. Pathway teaching runs the International School of Shamanic Studies and is made up of Paul O’Halloran, his wife Melanie O’Halloran-Gomes and their dear friend Sarah Cohen.

This course follows the intensive introductory foundation course in shamanic energy healing or the online course in shamanic energy healing and is part 1 of the shamanic practitioners medicine wheel in the Azores.

 

About your Teacher: 

Paul is a fully initiated igqirha ( healer/shaman in the Xhosa tradition ) and is known as Grey Elk. The teachings are very much are led by Spirit and encourage you to develop your own medicine while showing you different techniques from Native American, Peruvian and African traditions. Paul is guided in the wheel and also has a very strong connection to the land and the elementals of the land (having healed almost 5,000 properties around Ireland).

Melanie (White Feathers Woman) was led to shamanism through her health and life’s experiences and trained up to twasa level in the Xhosa lineage and she assists Paul with the shamanic work when ever possible. Melanie is also a Rahanni Celestial Healing teacher, a Moon Mother and trained in Angelic Harmony Therapy.

Paul has many years experience of healing land and houses and people. This work has had shamanism at the very core of it and as such Paul now teaches shamanic studies. His work focuses on shamanic training through the courses and workshops and healing (land and people).

 

Shamanic Practitioners Medicine Wheel Course description:

Connect to the deepest parts of your being, heal the traumas in your soul, heal your ancestors and energy body. Open your heart and deepen your connection to nature while you learn the tools and techniques from one of the oldest traditions on Earth.

 

The shamanic practitioners medicine wheel course takes place on the beautiful island of São Miguel Azores over 2 weeks following the necessary introduction online or in person through the foundation course. This is part 1 and part 2 will take place on the 19th to 26th March 2021.

The course explores an in depth journey around the Medicine Wheel thus finding out more about ourselves and who we really are. As we journey together through the directions, North, South, East and West in greater detail we will shed the skin of our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical baggage that no longer serves us. In doing this together, as we transform from the caterpillar to the butterfly, we learn and remember techniques in healing from the oldest traditions on earth.

  • The shamanic practitioners course part 1 includes:
  • Grounding techniques
  • Working with the Chakras
  • Healing techniques as we travel through the south, west and north directions
  • Deeper journey work to heal ourselves, the earth and others
  • Working with the crystal body and the cracks in the auric field
  • Extraction work
  • Connecting with Nature – the tree people, the stone people, the Earth people etc. and working with the elements
  • Working with the Sidhe
  • Connecting to Atlantis
  • Munay Ki rites – the first 5 initiations into the shamans path
  • Death rebirth
  • Community and distant healing
  • Physical healing
  • Working and healing the Ancestors
  • Learning to dowse with rod or pendulum
  • Fire and other ceremony/ rituals
  • Drumming techniques
  • Learning to work with shamanic tools
  • Spirit release
  • Healing the Emotions and working with Medicine Water
  • Stalking awareness
  • Whatever else spirit dictates
  • Sacred fire ceremony.

 

Times of the course: coming soon.

Cost of the course: coming soon.

The aim of this course is to share with you as many techniques as possible to help you develop your own medicine and way of working. Remember you guides (Spirit Helpers) are your best teacher we are only here to open the doors for you allowing you to walk through.

Although shamanism is an oral tradition we have provided notes in a full colour manual so as to help you remember the techniques you will learn during the course. You will receive an electronic copy of the Munay Ki rites manual and certificate so you can go on and pass these rites on yourselves.

You will also receive a shamanic practitioners certificate if you go on and complete part 2 so you can get insured to do the work at the end of the course providing you have completed all modules.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Do also look at the You Tube Pathway teaching channel and see some of the testimonials and videos there.

Love and blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

Advanced Shamanic Course Module 5

This is module 5 of the Advanced Shamanic Training course, it is only open to those enrolled on the course. If you are interested in next years course please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

The Advanced Shamanic Course:

The Advanced course is largely aimed at those who wish to heal themselves at a deeper level as well as healing others, and learning to heal houses and land through the sacred art of shamanic ceremony.

This training is 6 modules of 3 days in length and is only open to those with completed shamanic practitioners training (proof may be required). It is aimed at healing people at a deeper level including how to deal with the darker energies that can torment people through the ways of the sacred shamanic medicine. An aspect of this course is designed to give you direct practical experience to empower you to do shamanic healing work of people, houses and land. It will take you to a deeper level allowing you to gain experience with the following:

  • Developing deeper journey work.
  • Learning and refining the art of divining / dowsing.
  • Spirit release for people, buildings and land.
  • Stalking awareness for plant medicine and making plant essences.
  • Connecting to sacred sites and working with their energy.
  • Connecting to the fairies or earth elementals.
  • Healing of houses and land through ceremony (lifting curses, healing memories and imprints, working from the blessing point, ceremony with the stone people).
  • Removal and healing of geopathic stress (finding the lines and cracks and how to clear and heal them).
  • Clearing and healing of other detrimental and unbalanced energies from the Ancestral lineage and the soul.
  • Working with healing miscarriages and lost children.
  • The fire of truth helping you to find out why you are here.
  • Anything else we are guided to do during the course.
  • Sacred fires and Pipe ceremony.

In order to receive the certificate of completion it is necessary for you to have completed all six modules. Normally the first 4 modules are based in the workshop setting and the last two is where we go out to practice on land and houses.

The cost for the Advanced Shamanism course is €300 per module for 6 modules (payable on the first morning of each weekend) in addition to a non-refundable non-exchangeable booking payment of €350 to book your place at least two weeks before the course but sooner confirms your place.  The total cost is 2150Euro – if you pay in full in advance of the first weekend it is 2000Euro (350fee is non-refundable plus any weekends you have attended). Accommodation or lunch is not included.

The dates of the 2020 course are as follows:

  • Module 5 – Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th
  • Module 6 – Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th

Times of the course: Fridays are 1pm to 7pm and Saturday is 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday is 9.30am until 5.00pm sometimes Saturdays can go on a little later.

Please bring a blanket and pillow and any shamanic tools you have for the course. You will need your divining rods for the course (if you don’t have these we will make them for you out of clothes hangers just let us know).

If you have any questions or are interested please do contact us so we can talk to you before you book the course. (Contact: Paul O’Halloran 0035386 8525529).

Once booked please also let us know if you are on any medication, have any allergies or have any health effects that you feel we should be aware of prior to the course starting. Thank you.

Also please let us know the exact spelling of your name how you would like it on your certificate (providing you finish all 6 modules).

The venue for the moment will be the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore, Galway.

Many blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

Shamanic Practitioners Medicine Wheel module 3

This is module 3 of the 6 module shamanic practitioners medicine wheel and is only open to people already enrolled in this years course.

Shamanic practitioners course details:

The shamanic practitioners course takes place over 6 sets of 3 days and explores an in depth journey around the Medicine Wheel thus finding out more about ourselves and who we really are. As we journey together through the directions, North, South, East and West in greater detail we will shed the skin of our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical baggage that no longer serves us. In doing this together, as we transform from the caterpillar to the butterfly, we learn and remember techniques in healing from the oldest traditions on earth.

The shamanic practitioners course includes:

  • Healing techniques as we travel through the directions
  • Deeper journey work to heal ourselves, the earth and others
  • Connecting with Nature – the tree people, the stone people, the Earth people etc. and working with the elements
  • Power and soul retrieval and extraction work
  • Munay Ki rites – initiations into the shamans path
  • Community and distance healing
  • Fire and other ceremony/ rituals
  • Drumming techniques
  • Learning to work with shamanic tools
  • Introduction to divining/dowsing
  • Spirit release
  • Connecting you to your lineage of your Ancestors
  • Connection to your soul group
  • Stalking awareness
  • Vision quest
  • Whatever else spirit dictates
  • Sacred fire ceremony.

 

Remainder of dates of the 2020 Galway shamanic practitioners course are:

Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May 2020 – Shamanic Practitioners Module 3.

Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July 2020 – Shamanic Practitioners Module 4.

Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August 2020 – Shamanic Practitioners Module 5.

Friday 2nd October to Sunday 4th October 2020 – Shamanic Practitioners Module 6.

(Fridays are inclusive – the 2020 course is in 6 blocks of 3 days i.e. 18 days)

 

Times of the course: Fridays are 1pm to 7pm and Saturday is 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday is 9.30am until 5.00pm sometimes Saturdays can go on a little later.

Total cost of the course is 1970Euro made up of a non-refundable, non-exchangeable booking payment of 350Euro for the shamanic course as well as each of the modules is 270Euro payable on the first morning of the weekend workshop. If you wish to pay in advance of the course in full the course costs 1820Euro although the payment has to be made in full before the first weekend.

Although shamanism is an oral tradition we have provided notes in a full colour manual so as to help you remember the techniques you will learn during the course. You will receive an electronic copy of the Munay Ki rites manual and certificate so you can go on and pass these rites on yourselves.

 

You will also receive a shamanic practitioners certificate so you can get insured to do the work at the end of the course providing you have completed all modules.

 

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Do also look at the You Tube Pathway teaching channel and see some of the testimonials and videos there. If you are interested in nest years course join our newsletter!

Love and blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

Advanced Shamanic Course Module 2

This is module 2 of the Advanced Shamanic Training course, it is only open to those enrolled on the course. If you are interested in next years course please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

The Advanced Shamanic Course:

The Advanced course is largely aimed at those who wish to heal themselves at a deeper level as well as healing others, and learning to heal houses and land through the sacred art of shamanic ceremony.

This training is 6 modules of 3 days in length and is only open to those with completed shamanic practitioners training (proof may be required). It is aimed at healing people at a deeper level including how to deal with the darker energies that can torment people through the ways of the sacred shamanic medicine. An aspect of this course is designed to give you direct practical experience to empower you to do shamanic healing work of people, houses and land. It will take you to a deeper level allowing you to gain experience with the following:

  • Developing deeper journey work.
  • Learning and refining the art of divining / dowsing.
  • Spirit release for people, buildings and land.
  • Stalking awareness for plant medicine and making plant essences.
  • Connecting to sacred sites and working with their energy.
  • Connecting to the fairies or earth elementals.
  • Healing of houses and land through ceremony (lifting curses, healing memories and imprints, working from the blessing point, ceremony with the stone people).
  • Removal and healing of geopathic stress (finding the lines and cracks and how to clear and heal them).
  • Clearing and healing of other detrimental and unbalanced energies from the Ancestral lineage and the soul.
  • Working with healing miscarriages and lost children.
  • The fire of truth helping you to find out why you are here.
  • Anything else we are guided to do during the course.
  • Sacred fires and Pipe ceremony.

In order to receive the certificate of completion it is necessary for you to have completed all six modules. Normally the first 4 modules are based in the workshop setting and the last two is where we go out to practice on land and houses.

The cost for the Advanced Shamanism course is €300 per module for 6 modules (payable on the first morning of each weekend) in addition to a non-refundable non-exchangeable booking payment of €350 to book your place at least two weeks before the course but sooner confirms your place.  The total cost is 2150Euro – if you pay in full in advance of the first weekend it is 2000Euro (350fee is non-refundable plus any weekends you have attended). Accommodation or lunch is not included.

The dates of the 2020 course are as follows:

  • Module 1 – Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st
  • Module 2 – Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th
  • Module 3 – Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st
  • Module 4 – Friday 17th July to Sunday 19th
  • Module 5 – Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th
  • Module 6 – Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th

Times of the course: Fridays are 1pm to 7pm and Saturday is 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday is 9.30am until 5.00pm sometimes Saturdays can go on a little later.

Please bring a blanket and pillow and any shamanic tools you have for the course. You will need your divining rods for the course (if you don’t have these we will make them for you out of clothes hangers just let us know).

If you have any questions or are interested please do contact us so we can talk to you before you book the course. (Contact: Paul O’Halloran 0035386 8525529).

Once booked please also let us know if you are on any medication, have any allergies or have any health effects that you feel we should be aware of prior to the course starting. Thank you.

Also please let us know the exact spelling of your name how you would like it on your certificate (providing you finish all 6 modules).

The venue for the moment will be the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore, Galway.

Many blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

Advanced Shamanic Training Course Galway with Grey Elk

About Your Teacher:

Paul is a fully initiated igqirha ( healer/shaman in the Xhosa tradition ) and is known as Grey Elk (from the Cree Nation). The teachings are very much are led by Spirit and encourage you to develop your own medicine while showing you different techniques from Native American, Peruvian and African traditions. Paul is guided in the course and also has a very strong connection to the land and the elementals of the land (having healed almost 5,000 properties around Ireland).

 

The Advanced Shamanic Course:

The Advanced course is largely aimed at those who wish to heal themselves at a deeper level as well as healing others, and learning to heal houses and land through the sacred art of shamanic ceremony.

This training is 6 modules of 3 days in length and is only open to those with completed shamanic practitioners training (proof may be required). It is aimed at healing people at a deeper level including how to deal with the darker energies that can torment people through the ways of the sacred shamanic medicine. An aspect of this course is designed to give you direct practical experience to empower you to do shamanic healing work of people, houses and land. It will take you to a deeper level allowing you to gain experience with the following:

  • Developing deeper journey work.
  • Learning and refining the art of divining / dowsing.
  • Spirit release for people, buildings and land.
  • Stalking awareness for plant medicine and making plant essences.
  • Connecting to sacred sites and working with their energy.
  • Connecting to the fairies or earth elementals.
  • Healing of houses and land through ceremony (lifting curses, healing memories and imprints, working from the blessing point, ceremony with the stone people).
  • Removal and healing of geopathic stress (finding the lines and cracks and how to clear and heal them).
  • Clearing and healing of other detrimental and unbalanced energies from the Ancestral lineage and the soul.
  • Working with healing miscarriages and lost children.
  • The fire of truth helping you to find out why you are here.
  • Anything else we are guided to do during the course.
  • Sacred fires and Pipe ceremony.

In order to receive the certificate of completion it is necessary for you to have completed all six modules. Normally the first 4 modules are based in the workshop setting and the last two is where we go out to practice on land and houses.

The cost for the Advanced Shamanism course is €300 per module for 6 modules (payable on the first morning of each weekend) in addition to a non-refundable non-exchangeable booking payment of €350 to book your place at least two weeks before the course but sooner confirms your place.  The total cost is 2150Euro – if you pay in full in advance of the first weekend it is 2000Euro (350fee is non-refundable plus any weekends you have attended). Accommodation or lunch is not included.

The dates of the 2020 course are as follows:

  • Module 1 – Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st
  • Module 2 – Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th
  • Module 3 – Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st
  • Module 4 – Friday 17th July to Sunday 19th
  • Module 5 – Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th
  • Module 6 – Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th

Times of the course: Fridays are 1pm to 7pm and Saturday is 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday is 9.30am until 5.00pm sometimes Saturdays can go on a little later.

Please bring a blanket and pillow and any shamanic tools you have for the course. You will need your divining rods for the course (if you don’t have these we will make them for you out of clothes hangers just let us know).

If you have any questions or are interested please do contact us so we can talk to you before you book the course. (Contact: Paul O’Halloran 0035386 8525529).

 

Once booked please also let us know if you are on any medication, have any allergies or have any health effects that you feel we should be aware of prior to the course starting. Thank you.

 

Also please let us know the exact spelling of your name how you would like it on your certificate (providing you finish all 6 modules).

The venue for the moment will be the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore, Galway.

Many blessings and thanks

Melanie and Paul

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