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What Illnesses Can Shamanic Healing Address?
Shamanic healing has effected cures on many different types of conditions. It is capable of addressing any illness. However, there is a difference between healing and cure. Healing occurs on many levels: in the emotions, in the body, in relationships with others, and in relationship to the planet. A cure is one dimensional, you have an illness and a cure eliminates it. Cures do not address your sense of well being, or whether your life is rich and full of power.
Shamans seek to perform healing which may also result
in cures. Shamanic work has and continues to provide cures, but is difficult
for a shaman to say to you 'yes I can cure your such and such condition.'
Occasionally a shaman will find that he/she is good at a particular cure, but
for the most part you can only find out if shamanic healing will work for
something specific by trying it.
A shaman knows how to be with you when
you are suffering because of his or her own times of suffering. Therefore a
shaman will not assume that curing your illness is the best thing. Instead he/she performs healing for your highest good. That means that instead
of forming preconceived notions about what is best for you, the shaman lets the
spirits / God / the universe make that decision and then acts as a vehicle to bring
healing to you.
Because a shaman cannot be certain of the answer to such questions, he or she
will not assume what is best for you. Instead the shaman puts out a call to the healing forces
in the universe. It is a call that strongly says 'heal for this client's highest
good.' This healing then may address something emotional, it may address
something physical, but it is always intended to give you more spiritual power.
So a percentage of the people
in the placebo group will improve even though they have not been given “real”
medicine. This is called the placebo effect. Scientists are not sure why the
placebo effect works. Is it the power of belief? Is it because of the medical
attention the patient receives when they partake in a study? A shaman’s
explanation for this would be that belief in the placebo helped the individual
engaged with her own power to heal herself. In other words the patient
recovers on the placebo because he is connected with his own power of
What is going to engage that healing action within you?
That is in part what shaman’s are trying to engage, your own
healing abilities. Shaman’s certainly do work on the spiritual level,
clearing out blockages and returning lost power, but one of the aims of
healing is to connect clients with the power that is inside themselves.
This power can be used to improve one’s life various ways including: coming
from a powerful place as you interact in the personal world or the business
world, being a creator in the world, and being the healthiest human you can
Lauren Torres - Lansing, IL
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